HP restore disks restored the wrong OS...

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by helrazr, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. helrazr

    helrazr MDL Novice

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    Hi all, I bought a dv8320 laptop a couple years ago. Recently, I decided to upgrade the two 80GB drives to a pair of 500GB Western Digital drives and instead of cloning the OS I rebuilt it from scratch using the 4 dvd-rom restore disks. Much to my surprise last night I realized that even though I was using XP Media Center Edition 2005 from factory, the disks restored me to Media Center Edition 2002. The COA on the bottom of the laptop is a COA for 2005 edition, and I popped in the old 80 disk just to make sure I wasn't fooling myself and indeed, the original factory OS is Media Center Edition 2005. Now I haven't as yet noticed any loss of functionality or anything but I do for some reason feel kind of cheated...

    Anyone else experience this? Does HP offer a restore disk for the operating system I actually have licensed or am I just stuck with version 2002?
     
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    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    try to find a oem Media Center Edition 2005 CD on internet, you have a valid licence so you can.
     
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  3. helrazr

    helrazr MDL Novice

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    #3 helrazr, Mar 18, 2009
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    I have an OEM set of disks that I purchased and downgraded my wife's (vista business) HP 8710P notebook from. I was hoping to avoid the registration deal but I suppose thats not such a big problem I guess. I just have to find the Sonic plug-in that allows burning shows directly to DVD through Media Center if I do it this way, it was included in the original Factory 2005 install.

    I guess I just find it really odd that the restore disks I made using the HP disk recovery disk creator made restore disks for MCE 2002 edition versus 2005.