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Q: How can I do a factory reset

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s3712f using the Windows Vista Home Premium System. I do not have the disks because I purchased ir used. I now have another cimputer and would like to give this one to my grandkids. I cannot because I have tax information from when I was doing taxes can anyone help. I have tried F11.

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A: How can I do a factory reset

You can create a Restore Disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Complete the following steps to create the recovery disc set:
Click Start , click All Programs , click PC Help & Tools , and then click Recovery Disc Creation .
Click Next when the Welcome screen displays.
A window opens listing the number of blank discs required to make a complete recovery set.
Get the correct type and number of blank discs before continuing.
Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to create the recovery discs.

For detailed instructions and graphics, see the following support document:
Creating a Recovery Disc Set in Windows Vista

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

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fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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Hi my brothers "Dell XPS L502X" laptop needs putting back to factory reset

ive backed everything up

So can someone please tell me how to get back to factory reset please.
 

A:Factory reset

See if this will help you out.

http://www.dell.com/support/trouble.../ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_362066
 

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I have acquired a Lenovo ideapad Win 8 from my son which I would like to restore to factory settings. He does not remember ever having a recovery disc. Is there a way without one?

A:Factory reset Win 8

Run the Lenovo One Key Recovery: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077084

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I was factory resetting my PC because I downloaded some stuff that probably gave me malware because adds we're popping up from nowhere all over my desktop. Then all of a sudden, half way through the reset, it stopped. I tried continuing on my PC or I just restarted it I don't fully remember. But when my PC was on, It wouldn't pass the Acer start splash. Now it won't restarting and still won't pass the splash... Does anyone know who I can fix this?
 

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Was this machine upgrade from Windows 7 to 10?
 

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I have an old hp pavilion and I am locked out of it. How do I just rest the whole computer since I can't even get in
 

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What please do you mean by locked out
Locked out because of a password issue or locked out - it will not boot or if it does will not load windows
 

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What a mess! I need to update drivers; am unsure what/which websites to trust mainly, bcuz of the "free" scans which point out trouble, then after finding the "solutions"; IP addresses and other id has been gathered then the price info is produced. Is "Drivers for Free Unlimited" legit?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33160 MB, Free - 8999 MB; D: Total - 33155 MB, Free - 24202 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Volvi2
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Is there a standard/more efficient levels for Processor = 80 CPU Usage = 100% Physical Memory = 67%
Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage? Assistance is appreciated thank you.
 

A:Help! Had to factory reset!

Get the latest drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. If no specific instructions for installation order install the chipset first, then I like to install the networking and graphics and then the rest randomly.

Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage?Click to expand...

Do less at any given time.
 

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My laptop won't reset where it fully cleans and removes everything. I've done it once before. The second time I tried to do it, it didn't clean everything and it told me this. This third time, it doesn't do any cleaning at all. There's a message that tells me this. How do I get the laptop reset to factory settings again? The laptop is operating on Windows 10. Please help! 

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Hi everyone,
 
I have had to do a factory reset on my PC, My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.                                     PROCESSOR: AMD E 350 PROCESSOR 1.60 GHZ
RAM: 4.00 GB (350 USABLE)
SYSTEM TYPE: 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
 
I would like ALL FREE software to help me stay safe and clean and yes I know common sense will help me safe and clean.
 
At the moment I have Bitdefender Antivirus FREE installed and I would like to know if I could also add the following:
 
1. Malwarebytes FREE Antimalware?
 
2. CCleaner?
 
3. Add Block Plus?
 
4. Heimdal Free (Heimdal Free is a program that scans your computer for outdated and possibly vulnerable programs and automatically updates them to the latest version for you.)
 
5. Last but not least FREE SpywareBlaster?
 
Thank you in advance for your help, advice and comments, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  

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1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free: Certainly yes. MBAM Free is an effective on-demand scanner and also adept at removing malware. Just remember to run a scan regularly, as the free version do not offer real-time protection and automatic scanning.2. CCleaner: Yes. Don't use the Registry Cleaner option, though.3. Adblock Plus: Yes. If you use Chrome however then I recommend uBlock, which is less resource intensive than Adblock Plus.4. Heimdal Free: I prefer Secunia PSI, as Secunia scans everything - Heimdal doesn't.5. SpywareBlaster Free: Yes.Hope this helps Regards,Alex

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hi all
have been trying to factory reset a dell xps210
with vista as op sys
when get to final stage and authorise it say
Access to \tools\dp.sc was denied
any help to get reset grateully accepted

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If you bought the computer with Vista and upgraded to Windows 7, that restore partition may be history.

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I am a college student and I recently bought an Acer Aspire R11 Notebook and I am now having problems... My student data files are on a flash drive, I went to put it in last night and it wouldn't respond... I tried the flash drive in the computer at my school and I was able to see my files... Tonight I came home and I tried again and yet again it said "flash drive not responding". So I was going to factory reset the computer and googled how to do it. I have windows 8 so I have tiles like an iPhone. I clicked on the settings tile and it just stalled with the logo on the screen and will not open.. I have tried many times to open settings and just keeps stalling. I have 2 presentations due in a couple of days with no other way to do them. So please if you could help, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you
Cassandra Hill
 

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Hey everyone. Just need to know how to reset my lenovo 100s ideapad. Brand new and decided to not take the password I put in initially. I've tried control alt delete. Holding down the power button. Can't figure it out and everyone wants $100 to tell me...
 

A:Factory reset!

What's the complete model number of that laptop?
What's the exact serial number on it?
What country was it purchased in?

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/

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iv just got a new laptop and my quistion is as follows if i run a factory reset on my new hp laptop is there risks with this ?thankyou kindly

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If everthing is working, then first make the Recovery disk set from the Recovery Manager.  That way if anything goes wrong, it can return the PC to factory settings install.  Once that is done, the entering the factory reset with F11 at start should not cause any trouble, but why would you want to do that if everything is working?

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I have had a hard drive failure.  I have installed a new hard drive.  I would like to find and install the original software and operating system.  Where do I find it?  What is the procedure? Thanks!

A:Factory Reset

Is this a desktop or a laptop? Do you mean G71-340US?

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Hi, im just wondering if anyone here knows how to factory reset a hp omen hewlett packard gaming laptop at all?Many thanks.

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Hello   If you look under My PC you should see Windows (C: ) and Recovery (D: ).  If there is no Recovery partition you will have to buy the Recovery discs. Please go through this guide, will help you step by step  : http://support.hp.com/sg-en/document/c04497680   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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HP has informed me I need to do a factory reset of my HP Pavilion LK8JHHPQ laptop. I've never done one before. Could someone provide the instructions for such an operation? If I'm not mistaken all the applications and programs that came with the system will be restored, is that right? I would only have to install any programs I've loaded myself, such as Word. I should save all the files I need before running the factory reset,  is that right? Thanks

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If I did a factory reset on my laptop (which had Windows 8 when I purchased it recently) would it go back to Windows 8 or am I stuck with Windows 10?

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Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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I have dv7 7270ca notebook, originally came with Windows 8.Have HP System Recovery disks(kit).After I do reset, will system upgrade back to current Windows 10 OPS?Any other things I should be aware of.ThanksEdgar

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Hello @EddyTHEeagle Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. No, if your recovery kit is for Winows 8, the system will not upgrade again to Windows 10. If you want Windows 10 you need to install it manually on your own.Which one do you prefer - Win 8 or Win 10 ?

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How do i factory reset without the disc?

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Hi,Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.Please also check this:  http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/workstation/xw8400/HP_Backup_and_Recovery_Manager_User_Guid... Otherwise you need a Recovery set. Regards.

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I want to factory reset my laptop and it will not let me so can you help me with this problem?

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Hi ,I tried to do a reset of sons notebook ,got to 54% then said there was a problem so  to cancel . Kept trying and eventually got the following message . The followibg configuration change was requested for this computers TPM .Clear TPM Press F1 to accept or F2 to reject . I have tried both and cant get past the hp logo at start .  Can anyone help or do I need to take it to shop .  

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Hi,If you desire, you can clean install Windows 10 Home edition in your Stream notebook, using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB.Stream is a budget notebook with very low storage capacity and hardware components. Recovery may fail due to not enough storage capacity and memory.You could try clean install. Windows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internethttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlAdditional drivers, you can download from your HP support page.RegardsVisruth

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I have acquired a Lenovo ideapad Win 8 from my son which I would like to restore to factory settings. He does not remember ever having a recovery disc. Is there a way without one?

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hi im trying to do a factory reset but i get to recovery and its telling me to save files which i have then it just restarts ????? then nothing

A:factory reset

Hi and welcome to TSF

Have you checked the manual for your PC on how to do a factory restore?

Did you make recovery disks when you first got it?

The make and model of your PC?

BG

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How do I perform a factory (Win10 Prof) reset, because I have to sell my Thinkpad p50? I would like to erease all personal data but maintain the lenove features? Thank you!

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Need help doing a factory reset without admin password or recovery disk f11 doesnt.go to recovery start up menu i can only get the system defaults my dad put in the password and forgot it im using windows 7

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Hello, a week ago I purchased this computer. Everything has been fine and my friend insisted since it's used, do a reset and clean everything. I started the reset  yesterday between 2-3:00 pm. It's been nearly 24 hours and it says "resetting this PC 1%." I don't know what to do? Any help would be extremely appreciated. The warranty ran out on Feb. 6th as well.

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I have tried to factory reset through the recovery page and a windows installation disk not times it comes up with a error after it's done loading saying there was a error no changes were made
 

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I can't factory reset my laptop because:-there is no recovery in my Program Files;-Using Recovery it asks me for a disk ( don't have one);-Using F8 (not F11) I can access the recovery but there is no sixth option;-I dont have an USB either.Please help!

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i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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sorry i want to recovey to win 7 and recovey my programes from hp like hp support assistanahmed000 wrote:i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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Hello Everyone:I recently bought a laptop and decided to get my friend to set it up because I was to busy to do it my self. When I got it back I found that he had installed Windows 7 instead and partitioned the hard drive. I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 but now I am wondering if there is anyway to do reset it to factory defaults (with all the preloaded software and such)

A:Factory Reset

Since you did the free upgrade to Win 10 the computer would have been registed with Microsoft, hence just download the OS from Microsoft and the it should activate automatically.Alternatly:Since the computer is loaded with Win 7 which was not shipped with the computer, you need to get a Recovery Disc from HP and run Recovery.:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143

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My partitions and boot manager have been messed up. I have a recovery sector on the hard drive, a set of 5,cds and a windows 8 USB recovery. One error I get is the boot configuratio data is missing or contains errors, another is The drive where windows is installed is locked.I have tried all the relevant commands via the console to unlock the drive and rewrite the boot sector with no effect.Windows recovery can't proceed. I have tried Disc 1 and 5 but they will not boot up.Hp recovery tells me it can't find a backup. How can I get the system to do a factory reset (no boot  config data/ partition?) 

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I am having some issues with my desk top computer and I was woundering if my model comes with a FACTORY RESORE POINT to put it back to when i first turned it on when I brought it.I have saved and deleted all files and pictures and other staff and then I have uninstalled all programs I have installed sinse I brought it.Now I am unable to find factory restore point and I hope it has one. Can any tell if it comes with ( FRP) and how to do it. Thanks to all MICHAEL

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Hi, Michael: See if the info at the link below is of help to you... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

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I attempted to perform a factory reset on my Compaq Presario CQ56. The system got stuck on 15% for 6 hours. I shut the system down and turned it back on. All that appeared was this message. "AN OPERATING SYSTEM WASN'T FOUND. TRY DISCONNECTING ANY DRIVES THAT DON'T COINTAIN AN OPERATING SYSTEM. PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART." OTHER THAN THAT I CAN ONLY ACCESS F1 SYSTEM INFORMATION. F2 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS. F9 BOOT DEVICE OPTIONS. F10 BIOS SETUP. F11 SYSTEM RECOVERY. I INITIALLY HAD WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM
 

A:Factory Reset

How did you start the factory reset ?

If you tap F11 just after switching on do you get a menu ?

Please use the methods here to find your model details and include the information in your next reply :-
https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c00033108
 

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I have 2 laptops. I have Microsoft acct., verizon is my provider. One laptop is 17" and the other is 15". I would like to "Factory reset the 15" and have this one different from the other one. Can I do this without deleting all my data from the system?
 

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Hello. I recently bought a used computer for my sons. I need to do a factory reset in order for it to be back at "out of the box" settings. I would really appreciate any and all help.

The computer is an HP Pavilion PC and Monitor in one.
1.5 GHz AMD Athlon Dual-Core Processor
2GB (2x1GB) RAM
320GB SATA Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
18.5" LCD Display
Integrated WebCam and Microphone
802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

THANK YOU!!!!
 

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I'm looking to sell my computer as I've just bought a new one. I'm trying to clear all the data off, is there any way I can do a factory reset to make sure everything is wiped off. 

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I'm trying to reset my computer to factory settings. Advent 7113 Intel Celeron 1.73GHz. The supposed way to do this is to press f10 repeatedly on startup until a "preparing system restore" message appears. This does not happen for me however. A "edit boot options" option appears instead, and then a commant prompt. Am I pressing the wrong function key? How can I successfully restore to factory settings? Thanks in advance
 

A:Factory Reset Help

This is from the support site for your laptop:

Your Advent computer uses the latest recovery system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's original factory condition.

There are two ways to start the recovery:

Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.

In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.

The recovery will load and display a box with one option:

Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.

To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.

System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.

System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.

Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.

You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.

The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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Product came with Windows 8.1 (not sure if 32 or 64 bit).  Am attempting recovery for a friend who is not technically capable.  Using HP Factory Recovery to do a full factory reset using the 5 DVD set created upon initial setup of the machine.  Have since upgraded to Windows 10, but that upgrade can be done again upon a full reset.  Am at the Factory Image Recovery Preparation page and have the Reformatting and Copying Files lines checked.  Progress goes to 12% with 18 minutes remaining and process freezes (multiple attempts and always freezes at 12%). After quite a long wait, an error message appears stating that the Destination Drive is not Connected.  Attempted to use an extrenal DVD drive as suggested in a tech forum, but this did not work as the system failed to read from the external drive. Is there a solution to this problem that does not require the disassembly of the machine to take the hard drive external as suggested in another tech forum?  Or is there a clean DVD image set that HP can provide that will not cause this problem.











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Hi, The machine originally shipped with Windows 8.1 64bit ( Home ). If you wish to order a replacement set of Recovery Media for Windows 8.1, you can do so starting on the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-15-g000-notebook-pc-series/6545564/model/6761879/softwareitem/819421-001/step1 An alternative option, if you're intending to upgrade the notebook to Windows 10 again, would just be to perform a clean installation of 10 - as the machine has been previously upgraded to 10, a hardware profile ( Digital Entitlement ) will have been recorded by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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up graded from windows 7 to windows 10.  notebook was updating window 10 and during the update restarted and never came back on.  tried to recover from the f11 key and got nothing what can i  do. how can i obtain a recovery disk for this notebook.  been to the websight but was never able to get the help i needed.  any information or tip would be deeply apprecaited.  system didn't come with a recovery disk respectfully,

A:FACTORY RESET

Well, the system did come with a Recovery option, but since the Windows 10 up grade it probably will not longer function with the F11 key.  The one option is to do a Windows 10 reset or a clean reinstall using the Windows 10 Download tool

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why dont the f8 key work to repair my inspiron 1440 i have held it down i have tapped it i have tried the f8 key by its self and also with ctrl key and still nothing
 

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