The recovery program for HP Pavilion computers is for recovering software and drivers that originally shipped with the computer and is pre-installed on Windows 7 machines. Users can access the program by clicking on HP Recovery Manager under the Start menu in Windows.
This program allows users to reinstall factory-installed drivers and software, perform diagnostics for resolving other problems, create recovery media and restore data from backups. It is installed on a separate partition of the hard drive. Users can access this program through Windows or through the recovery options for computers that are unable to boot. Reinstalling the operating system may be necessary in some cases. Pavilions with earlier versions of Windows operating systems usually shipped with separate recovery media that was not pre-installed on the computer’s hard drive.