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Deleted HP Windows 8.1 recovery partition files by mistake

  1. #11

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    well, you have NO registered factory image - you did state you deleted the partition - so to be expected..

    You could create a Custom Image to use with Windows Refresh and Reset (Recimg.exe is a feature of windows 8)

    This program takes that feature and does it in a GUI > RecImg Manager - Backup & Restore for Windows 8 and Mobile Devices!

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  2. #12

    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJ View Post
    I have a follow up question. If I create this image backup does that remove the need to order recovery discs from HP as Nuccii suggested? I am not sure if it would be redundant to have both systems. Of the two, which is more reliable/ easier to use?
    As you've found out already, if you want to retain all the programs you installed, a system image, especially on ext media, is the way to go. Make sure the system is virus and malware free and running as well as you think it can or you will just reproduce the problems when you remount it. Creating your own restore points is faster but, again, if you have any problems or viruses, they will be restored.

    I have an HP laptop too. The orig recovery partition is to wind the computer back to the day you bought it. So you will have to re-install all your programs and all Windows updates since then, as if you just bought it. Go here - HP Customer Support | HP® Support and enter your model number for a specific support page and bookmark it. This page will be useful if inevitable updates to drivers or software have been issued since you bought it (they are dated w/ version #). I've had to update a number of items incl the BIOS and webcam. Use Option 2 since Option 1 will want to install some redundant scanning software that takes you back to the same page. See my model home page and in screenshot 2, you can see where to order installation discs. Cost is $25 + shipping.

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  3. #13

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you to everyone who has helped me. I really appreciate all the information, links, and guidance.
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