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If you have replaced the hard drive, you can use the Factory Reset option of HP Recovery
media to restore the factory image to the replacement drive. For more information, see
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager
on page
64
.
If you wish to remove the recovery partition to reclaim hard drive space, HP Recovery Manager
offers the Remove Recovery Partition option.
For more information, see
Removing the HP Recovery partition (select models only)
on page
65
.
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to recover the computer to its original factory state by
using the HP Recovery media that you created or by using the HP Recovery partition (select models
only). If you have not already created recovery media, see
Creating HP Recovery media
on page
62
.
Using HP Recovery media, you can choose from one of the following recovery options:
System Recovery—Reinstalls the original operating system, and then configures the settings for
the programs that were installed at the factory.
Minimized Image Recovery (select models only)—Reinstalls the operating system and all
hardware-related drivers and software, but not other software applications.
Factory Reset—Restores the computer to its original factory state by deleting all information
from the hard drive and re-creating the partitions. Then it reinstalls the operating system and the
software that was installed at the factory.
The HP Recovery partition (select models only) allows System Recovery and Minimized Image
Recovery.
What you need to know
HP Recovery Manager recovers only software that was installed at the factory. For software not
provided with this computer, you must either download the software from the manufacturer's
website or reinstall the software from the media provided by the manufacturer.
Recovery through HP Recovery Manager should be used as a final attempt to correct computer
issues.
HP Recovery media must be used if the computer hard drive fails. If you have not already
created recovery media, see
Creating HP Recovery media
on page
62
.
To use the Factory Reset option, you must use HP Recovery media. If you have not already
created recovery media, see
Creating HP Recovery media
on page
62
.
If the HP Recovery media does not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from
support. See the
Worldwide Telephone Numbers
booklet included with the computer. You can
also find contact information from the HP website. Go to
support
, select your
country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions.
IMPORTANT:
HP Recovery Manager does not automatically provide backups of your personal
data. Before beginning recovery, back up any personal data you wish to retain.
Using the HP Recovery partition (select models only)
The HP Recovery partition (select models only) allows you to perform a system recovery or
minimized image recovery without the need for recovery discs or a recovery USB flash drive. This
type of recovery can only be used if the hard drive is still working.
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