Compaq Recovery Disk Wizard
Compaq recovery disk wizard
Restore Solutions's Compaq recovery disk wizard. With 4 easy steps this restore disk wizard will guide you through the process of getting the correct recovery media for your Compaq computer.
Compaq Recovery Disk Wizard
If you would like to go directly to the Compaq restore DVD disk wizard, without reading any more information, it is located here.
Compaq was incorporated in 1982 and was setup primarily for the sale and support of computers in the emerging home computer market. Compaq was recognised as one of the first companys to produce the IBM PC compatible type computers, these are the fore runners to today PC. Compaq were also recognised as one of the first companies to use the Intel 286 microprocessors. Compaq, who's headquarters were in northwest unincorporated Harris County, Texas, became the largest computer supplier in the 1990s. Compaq was purchased by HP in 2002.
From around 2007 most computer manufacturers, including Compaq, started to ship all their desktop PCs and laptops without the recovery disk or recovery CD. Instead they embedded the recovery partition into the hard disk drive. This created huge issues for any user who wanted to upgrade their hard disk. It is worth also understanding that around 1 in every 190 hard disks drives fail in the first few years of use, due to mistreatment or accidents. With this problem in mind, Numus Software developed a new revolutionary method of recovering an operating system. This process was developed so that the user could easily and legally re-install their system with a valid new operating system using an up-to-date clean recovery disk.
Direct Compaq support can be found here on HP's website.
The following Compaq recovery system, is very easy to use, just type in the model number of your Compaq PC, follow the instructions and press the big green button.
Guaranteed to work with your Compaq laptop or desktop PC.
The recovery DVD set will factory reset your Compaq with the selected language of the Windows® operating system. Make sure your Compaq has a valid product key before proceeding. For a limited time every order is supplied with a free data recovery boot disk.
You will receive a 3 x DVD restore disk set in download, DVD or USB format. This Compaq restore disk set comprises of an operating system recovery disk, a driver recovery disk and a data recovery disk.
A total of 3 DVD disks designed to specifically restore your Compaq laptop or desktop PC to a perfectly clean "from the factory" new setup.. *Guaranteed.
Enter your Compaq model number
Select the operating system you require
Select 32 bit if you don't know
Select the operating system language
Select your media and delivery
How To Boot From Your Windows® Recovery Disk
The Compaq computer will need to be powered up with the recovery disk all ready in the optical device. Once the system is turned on with the disk in the drive, it should go directly to the start up screen. If however the computer still tries to boot the installed hard disk based operating system, it will need to be set-up to boot from disk. The same method also applies if you are re-installing your Compaq using a USB drive. Please see the videos below regarding how to make sure your Compaq computer is to set-up to boot from the optical device.
The first video shows how to boot from DVD if the target computer has Phoenix BIOS, the BIOS type is not really important as all BIOS are very similar and it really is easy.
This second Video shows you how to set-up to boot from disk if your Compaq PC uses the American Megatrends BIOS chipset.
How to carry out a clean Compaq Window® 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and XP operating system re-install
Once you are happy that your Compaq PC is set-up to correctly so that it starts from the optical device, just watch the video below that relates to the operating system you want to re-install. The videos are an average of 10 minutes long and are very easy to follow.
How to install Windows® 10 on an Compaq computer.
How to install Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1 on a Compaq computer.
How to install Windows® 7 on a Compaq computer.
How to install Windows® Vista on a Compaq computer.
How to install Windows® XP on a Compaq computer.
How to re-install your drivers after the Windows® re-install
After the operating system has been installed, hardware like your graphics sound and networking will not be functioning correctly. This is because the operating system would of set-up the Compaq with a default or generic set of Windows® drivers that are designed only to operate at minimal levels.
A driver is defined as the communication software that interfaces and drives the computer's specific hardware. Some form of device driver is required for the hardware to operate in any way at all. Windows® default drivers are designed so that that basic Compaq start-up requirements are met, such as being able to see the display. In cases where the computer is using a default display driver, you will not even be able to see the full screen resolution.
Our custom Compaq driver disk is one of the most versatile ever released. We think that a driver resource disk full of compressed, out of date and hard to install driver files is just not good enough. This driver disk will supply you with all the very latest Compaq device drivers available. Once the disk has automatically set-up your network drivers, and if you have internet connectivity, the system will then also update, replace and remove any old or broken device drivers.
Just put the disk into the optical device of the computer after the operating system is already running and the driver disk will do the rest.
Article Written By Restore Solutions : October 2nd, 2016.