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10-29-2012 12:22 PM
My hp probook 4530s - (core i3 2350m - Windows 7 64 bit) laptop lacks recovery manager and recovery patition. It has genuine windows 7 but it doesnt include recovery CDs as well.
1)So how can i recover the computer and set to factory settings with original OS and Hp software?
2)Can i do it by pressing F11 when booting.
3)Will it takes to recovery manager even if there is no recovery partition or recovery manager in the laptop?
4)Sellers say this product has a hidden recovery partition and it will work when you press F11. Is that true?
Please reply me as soon as possible. Thank you
10-29-2012 12:27 PM - edited 10-29-2012 12:29 PM
if there is no recovery manager or recovery partition, then you won't be able to use the F11 method to recover the OS.
I never heard of a hidden recovery partition on any HP business notebook I am familiar with.
I guess you can always start up the PC and at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, tap the F11 key and see what prompts you get (if any).
The best thing to do, is to order a set of recovery disks from HP by calling them for the country you live in at the link below.
Call the number listed for business PC's notebooks. You will need to provide the model number and serial number.
You can also make your own windows 7 reinstallation DVD if you can read the 25 character product key on the bottom of your notebook. Here's how:
If you can read the 25 character Microsoft windows 7 product key, you can download plain Windows 7 ISO files to burn to a DVD for the version of windows that came installed on your PC, and that is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC's case.
Burn the ISO using the Burn ISO option on your DVD burning program and burn at the slowest possible speed your program will allow. This will create a bootable DVD.
Or use the Windows 7 USB/DVD installation tool to compile the ISO file you download from Digital River. Link and instructions below. You need a 4 GB flash drive to use the USB method of compilation.
Use the 25 character product key on the PC to activate the installation.
The key will activate either a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below.