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Recovery Partition, HP Pavilion tx1320us

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Hello all, I am trying to find a 3rd party site to download the HP Pavilion tx1320us recovery disks instead of having to wait a week for HP to mail out the DVD's to me. I have the recovery partition on my hard drive and it is populated with all the correct data, but I formatted the C drive and installed Windows Vista and it must have wiped something because now i can't hit the F11 key on bootup to use this partition recovery anymore. I called HP and they are clueless. Can anybody help me with this? I really need my laptop up and running this weekend.
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There's nothing you can do other than wait for the disks. Recovery media isn't readily available for download. Or you could buy a retail version of the OS and install that. You could of course also download a Linux Distro and install that.

http://www.ubuntu.com/
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Thanks Rindi, is there anyway to manually restore the data on the recovery partition without going through the F11 system recovery switch on bootup?
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I don't think so.
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Rindi is right and HP is not clueless in this case. If you upgrade Vista over C partition and old OS will be saved with dot old extension so you would have a chance. Sorry.
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