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Need help in getting OS back

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Also i would like to ask can i copy all those 6 DVD's in another 6 blank DVD?
    Yes.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    It sounds like you may have lucked out with your recovery disks ... insert disk #1 then reboot ( make sure that your cd/dvd drive is set to be the first drive to boot ) This should start your recovery process. Let us know how it goes.
    i installed Win7 Ultimate by enabling Legacy mode.
    Also reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware back to UEFI mode.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Thanks everyone, finally i succeeded. Everything is working like before.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdale View Post
    Thanks for the reply and No prob friend.

    Actually, after enabling Legacy mode i deleted all the hard disk partition and created a new partition using Win 7 DVD. So all the partition that was created by HP are lost. So, there is no chance to Restore it to factory settings.

    The reason why my parents are shouting is that :
    1. I removed the company installed OS.
    2. And as HP logo is not visible during Win 8 bootup so it will void warranty. Hardly 1 month gone and still 11 month remaining so if something happens to hardware, the waranty is voided.

    What i am asking is that if i install Win 8 pro after transferring file to pen drive as mention in this website and after successful installation of OS will i be able to see HP logo during win 8 bootup?? or Hp logo is lost forever.

    I hope i am more clear now.
    there is a program floating around that will activate your Windows 7 and read the BIOS and put all those Logos back in. There are actually a few Programs. One of them is called ODIN, you select HP as the type pf computer and it sticks all the HP stuff back in

    I can't tell you where to get it or even encourage you to use it, not in an open forum, all I can tell you is that it exists.

    Deleting the rest of what I posted, looks like you had recovery disks made and got it all back that way. I can't really talk about how to brand a version of Windows 7, or 8 even, not in the forum.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdale View Post
    Thanks everyone, finally i succeeded. Everything is working like before.
    We're glad to hear that it's all sorted out!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Now onwards, i will not do anything. I am happy finally with your help i fixed it.
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdale View Post
    Now onwards, i will not do anything. I am happy finally with your help i fixed it.

    It pays not to do strange things with a computer unless you really know what you are doing.
    I include myself in that statement.
    I experiment when answering posts for help, but I have everything backed up in case I really screw up.
    Backup is very important.

    Glad you got everything fixed.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdale View Post
    Now onwards, i will not do anything. I am happy finally with your help i fixed it.

    It pays not to do strange things with a computer unless you really know what you are doing.
    I include myself in that statement.
    I experiment when answering posts for help, but I have everything backed up in case I really screw up.
    Backup is very important.

    Glad you got everything fixed.
    Well said, not to do anything until i know it.

    At the time of purchase shopkeeper told me you can install whatever OS you like. I never knew this laptop is UEFI moded shit BIOS otherwise i would have not purchased it.

    That day i saw another HP PAV 15-E034TX which came with free DOS loaded and much much better than this laptop. I can install any OS i like specially Win 7 Ultimate.

    Also i learned from this scene that i will never listen and trust to any shopkeepers and will always buy laptop according to my wish and not shopkeeper wish.

    Because of you all i got it fixed again otherwise it was a nightmare for me, thanks again everyone
    Last edited by Wolfdale; 19 Aug 2013 at 02:21.
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