11/17/2011, 09:54 AM
You are correct about the standard HP TP apps and any you may have bought from the App store; after the doctor, during the initial setup, you will be prompted to restore your data. BE SURE TO DO A 'BACKUP' JUST PRIOR TO DOCTORING, as it will ensure that your most recent settings/data are restored. Here are some notes to myself after doctoring about what I needed to do:
Originally Posted by ppvsp
-restore will commence on reboot and take a little while depending on how much was backed up
-log into your TP account
-restore from your newest backup (that you should have just created)
-redo all account credentials (passwords only)
-redo some software app updates via Software Manager
-HP App Catalog glitch; fix by using Software Manager, click on yield sign, and try again
Regarding preware apps: Using the preware app Save/Restore should allow you to save some of your preware apps and data, however it won't save it all. The app itself has a description of what apps/data it can save from when installing it from preware. Also, in order to restore this data after the doctor you'll need to install preware and the Save/Restore app again. Patches, kernels, tweaks and such will not be backed up, but that is kind of the whole point; plus, they are easy to install again when you wish.
Again, BE SURE TO DO AN HP APP 'BACKUP' JUST PRIOR TO DOCTORING.
Just so you're aware, the whole process seemed very long winded and daunting the first time I doctored my TP, but because I took notes the whole way through, the second time was fairly painless and quick; plus, I already had a virtual linux system setup and ready for the process. It would be worth looking through some of the tutorials that have been posted by members so you are aware of all of the steps required.