HP Pavilion dm4 - create from an identical laptop recovery disks?

I bought two HP Pavillion dm4s is about 2 years old, they are exactly the same, one for each child. One of them reported an imminent failure of the HD, I ran diagnosis and there is a smart hard disk error, I have re-sat HD, no luck.   I created a back up to a separate HD and ordered a replacement HD.

My question is... can I create recovery discs from the other laptop to use for the recovery of the laptop with the failing HD?


As long as the machines (and the version of Windows - IE the Home Premium etc.) are identica, then Yes, the discs created on 1 machine should work correctly on the other.

Note:  Be sure to replace the failed drive HARD with one of the same capacity (or slightly larger) - installing a lower capacity drive is likely to cause problems with the recovery process.

Kind regards

DP - K

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