Greetings! I’ve recently purchased a new computer, a HP m8020n. It has 2 hard drives in it, one partitioned into 2 drives (so I’ve got a C, D and E hard drive). C of course houses Windows & my other programs, E is a big empty drive which I use when making backups of my DVDs, and D houses the restore program to set the PC back to factory settings.
I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out with a couple questions. First off… I like to reformat my PC every 3-6 months and I was wondering if anyone knew if the restore program would whipe the E drive when it reset the C drive, or if it ignores E. In other words, could I copy my reports & such over to the E drive and restore, or would I have to copy them off to some external media (with the goal to keep them once the restore is over of course).
On a related Q… Does anyone know how I can modify the restore? I found a couple sites on the net explaining how to do it for a Dell PC, but it looks like the HP system might be set up a little different. The PC came with a Student Evaluation version of Office 2007 (so I just got like Word, Powerpoint, OneNote & Excel) but I have the Enterprise version (with Access, etc) and would like to have that there automatically instead of the student version and to have Windows (& Office, etc) updated as of last time I updated the restore spot (which will be the first thing I do after restoring & updating is update the restore files).
thanks much for any help you can offer!