How to Extract Drivers From an HP System Recovery Partition

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How to Extract Drivers From an HP System Recovery Partition
The HP recovery partition simplifies the driver installation process. (computer repair concept - workers repairing keyboard image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Driver software programs give Windows instructions on how to use your computer's various components. Installing drivers on computer brands other than HP may require you to sort through dozens of CD-ROMs. Fortunately, all HP computers include a recovery partition from which you can easily extract the necessary drivers.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Close any open programs on your computer. Click "Start" and select "All Programs." Find the "Recovery Manager" folder in the list of programs and select "HP Recovery Manager" inside the folder (this application installs drivers located on the HP recovery partition and is automatically installed on all HP computers). Depending on which version of Windows you are using, and the computer's settings, a dialogue box may appear asking for administrator permissions. Click "Allow" if this happens.

    How to Extract Drivers From an HP System Recovery Partition
    You may need to give the program permission to run on your computer. (Mensch und Computer image by Sven Rausch from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Select "Advanced Options" once the software loads. Choose "Hardware Driver Re-Installation" and click "Next."

  3. 3

    Choose the hardware drivers you want to install. The recovery partition has drivers for all the parts in your computer, including the video card, audio devices and network cards.

    How to Extract Drivers From an HP System Recovery Partition
    The recovery partition has drivers for every component inside your computer. (computer part image by Vasyl Dudenko from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Install the drivers by following the on-screen instructions. Click "Finish" to close the program when you are done. Restart the computer if prompted to do so.

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