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Can't Reset to Factory Settings

  1. #11


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    I don't have a Recovery Disc/USB disc. If that's what you mean.

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  2. #12


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Like I said before, I need to purchase a larger USB Drive. All I have is a 2 GB drive.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    And if I don't? I also can't open my Recovery Drive, am suppose to?
    Have you made the Recovery DVD/USB disk.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    I don't have a Recovery Disc/USB disc. If that's what you mean.
    If have not made the Recovery DVD/USB disk, how can you open Recovery.
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  4. #14


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Umm, I can't open the Recovery...
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  5. #15


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    When I click on the RECOVERY (D: ) this is what I get; Warning

    This area of your hard drive (or partition) contains files used during Windows Push Button Reset and HP image recovery.

    Do not delete or alter any of these files.

    Any change to this partition could impact system recovery functionality in the future.
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  6. #16


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    This is from a HP Windows 7 manual.

    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    Creating HP Recovery media
    HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
    successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
    hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
    software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
    Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    When I click on the RECOVERY (D: ) this is what I get; Warning

    This area of your hard drive (or partition) contains files used during Windows Push Button Reset and HP image recovery.

    Do not delete or alter any of these files.

    Any change to this partition could impact system recovery functionality in the future.

    Make the DVD/USB disk from the HP Recovery Media Creator app.

    For example SONY:

    Click image for larger version
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  8. #18


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Do I have to check the box that says; "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive." If I do I'll need something bigger than a 2GB USB drive.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Do I have to check the box that says; "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive." If I do I'll need something bigger than a 2GB USB drive.

    Make the DVD/USB disk from the HP Recovery Media Creator app.
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  10. #20


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Okay, where do I download that?
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