Hi, Firstly if there is an answer to this question on the forum my apologies because I couldn't find it with the search option. Now the question is: can you 'extract' the files from a HP tower, circa 2005/6 recovery partition. I'd like to get 'Window' and the drivers 'out'. I've 'Googled' with no success so far. My gripe with the recovery partition is that it adds/installs unwanted software and it take longer than installing WinXP from scratch. The XP version is MCE edition. Regards, Waywyrd.