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    Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 TP/ Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 7 Pro

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    For what? This thread is for helping Jesse Williams

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    I fixed it by creating a Windows 8.1 bootable media USB stick from Microsoft. Installed 8.1, ran all of the updates, and upgraded it to Windows 10. The only problem now is that each time it boots up or restarts, it says "Scanning and repairing drive at 100%". Windows Update pretty much installed all of the required drivers. I downloaded and ran HP Support Assistant, and it also downloaded and installed a required driver for it. The sad thing is, I still can't get it to boot to HP Recovery. But I am not going to worry about it. It's fixed and that's all that matters.
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  3. #13

    Well HP Recovery would be for windows 8 really wouldn't be useful since your running window 8.1 or 10
    Your hardware is registered with MS Activation Servers as 10 so for clean install you would go straight to 10
    If you really want an image to restore, create one with Macrium Reflect Free or some other Imaging software
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