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  1. #11


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Thank you Power User. Yes I did make the Recovery backup DVD's which were 4 in total. In both of my recoveries HP had me use the Recovery from the hard drive. Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
    https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=





    The Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.

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  2. #12


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Hi Peter2 yes I did make the recovery DVD's but in both of my contacts with Support we only used the Recovery from the hard drive this was perhaps it was still available. Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Peter2 I am serious and was not pulling your leg. Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Do you image? If so, try to label and keep each version of Windows you have running.
    >>No problem at all. I am not a tech but am a firm believer in imaging. Basically get a good program for free if you wish. I would mention one but am not sure I can do that here. Once your system is stable, you can send an image of your system to an external hard drive that is bigger than your system and when ever you have disaster strike, you can recover to the state it was when you imaged. The drive is wiped clean and the image installed.

    Now about your current problem, I think everyone is trying to help you get your pc stable and perhaps you are not understanding it.
    When you get a new pc, usually there is feature that allows you to make a couple of dvds so if you have future trouble you can use these to reinstall your system to a factory state. That is the first thing to look for.
    If you read their comments carefully, you may understand better. Give it a try.
    Peter
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  3. #13


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    It sounds like yu are able to recover to factory condition. As PowerUser said -find a 3rd party imaging program and make an image of your system. if you have future problems, you can recover quickly. Keep them up to date. I use a free one and there are also free ones for some people with certain external drive brands. I will ask if I can name brands to make it easier for you.
    Glad it all worked out.
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Power User is a badge not a username.
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  5. #15


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Power User is a badge not a username.
    >>My apology for the misnomer, sincerely.

    If I may, can one name a brand of a 3rd party imaging program or does that violate the forum rules?
    I am trying to point a member in the right direction.
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Power User is a badge not a username.
    >>My apology for the misnomer, sincerely.

    If I may, can one name a brand of a 3rd party imaging program or does that violate the forum rules?
    I am trying to point a member in the right direction.
    It's no big deal, not to me anyway. I just thought I'd point it out to avoid any confusion over who was being replied to etc.
    I haven't done any imaging in a while so I'll pass on that recommendation.
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  7. #17


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Good enough. I am glad you have sense of humor, alphanumeric.

    Btw,I was asking if I can suggest a program or if mentioning a specific one violates rules.
    Perhaps someone will browse this post and answer this for me.
    You do not image. May I ask what you do to protect yourself in case of problems or in place of imaging.
    I am always looking to learn.
    Peter
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Good enough. I am glad you have sense of humor, alphanumeric.

    Btw,I was asking if I can suggest a program or if mentioning a specific one violates rules.
    Perhaps someone will browse this post and answer this for me.
    You do not image. May I ask what you do to protect yourself in case of problems or in place of imaging.
    I am always looking to learn.
    Peter
    I keep my data like documents, pictures and music on a second partition or drive. If Windows tanks I just reinstall leaving the Data drive alone. It's all backed up to external media and stored on more than one PC so I'm not in much danger of losing anything even if a drive fails. I can clean install Windows and have my system running in a couple of hours. Lately my reinstalls have been upgrades from 7 to 8 and 8 to 8.1 so an image wouldn't have helped anyway. I just never got into the imaging thing.
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  9. #19


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    I am sorry. At 74 I guess I had a senior moment.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Power User is a badge not a username.
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  10. #20


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    I was reading a post from Brink and in one of them they talked about a free one version 5.0 I am looking into it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Good enough. I am glad you have sense of humor, alphanumeric.

    Btw,I was asking if I can suggest a program or if mentioning a specific one violates rules.
    Perhaps someone will browse this post and answer this for me.
    You do not image. May I ask what you do to protect yourself in case of problems or in place of imaging.
    I am always looking to learn.
    Peter
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