Hello Everyone: Does anyone have xp preinstalled home edition and did you install the SP1 with the SP1RevryFix.exe? I wanted to know if there are still any problems with this, since the Fix was installed too?
Hipster: Let me explain, SP1 was not good for people with Preinstalled xp, there was trouble using the System Recovery after downloading the SP1, so HP was telling people Not to download SP1 until they got a Patch for the problem and that Patch is called SP1RevryFix.exe ! SO, now i can download SP1 but the Patch has to be downloaded too, it can be done before or after the download! There is suppose to be No more problems with the System Restore from then on! I just wanted to know if any one has had any problems after downloading Both? Hope i explained it right.
I wish it were that simple, but its not! If a person has xp Preinstalled, then they have to have System Recovery because No Disks come with the xp preinstalled, My System Recovery works just fine, but if you download SP1 without the downloading the SP1RevryFix.exe either before or after, then the System Recovery may not work on your pc anymore! At least that is the understanding i got from HP!
tomsxp1 - the problem was with non-destructive recovery - it appears the destructive recovery will and always has worked just fine!
There are other options - I have already imaged my hdd - so no matter what happens with the hdd- I have 21 cds of the original image of both the hidden partition and all the other installed prgrams etc.
Also you can purchase Recovery cd's from HP.
In the case of a total hdd failure one had better have something besides the hidden partition to rely on. I went for the overkill and have the both HP Recovery cds and made the image!
DamnYank: Smart move. I also like to over kill, you can only go wrong with underKill! I have yet to know how to >>>>>>There are other options - I have already imaged my hdd - so no matter what happens with the hdd- I have 21 cds of the original image of both the hidden partition and all the other installed prgrams etc. <<<< I have the seven disks that will reinstall to factory specs but thats it, and I never had trouble with the Non Destructive System Recovery! I just get tired of putting all my Tweaks and shortcuts back in! I just got this back from HP repair because i had No Safe Mode on this pc! Come to find out, it was a corrupt registry! Works fine now.
Don't want to overload you with information - but do you have System Restore enabled? I have found that comes in pretty handy when I do something stupid (like in the registry) and need to restore back to where I was.
DamnYank, Will you do me a favor and go to the last site about System Restore that you linked to me and let me know if you see the Right side of the information it is giving (at the very right) i had to scroll to the right to read the right end but it was missing the end words on the screen, i want to know if its the same when you are reading it? Remember the right end of the printed page is missing the end's of the words!
Thanks, I did that and it showed all the printing even to the right end! But i just wanted to make sure that it was missing on other peoples pc's too! I had a pc Last year that did that to me on some forums or anywhere there was wide print on a web page and i found out the pc was defective and i took it back! Just want to make sure.