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mshirley2012
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Reformat/Reinstall HP Pavilion g7-1255dx Notebook PC

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Help Please:

 

   How can I re-format/re-install everything and make it exactly like it was when I first bought it?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Mike.

 

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banhien
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Re: Reformat/Reinstall HP Pavilion g7-1255dx Notebook PC

Hi,

 

You have few options:

 

  • HP Recovery Manager can be accessd from the Start Menu,
  • Tapping F11 key as soon as you power on the laptop. 
  • Use the Recovery disc (youu created before)

Please read more info from this link

 

Regards,

BH
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mshirley2012
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Re: Reformat/Reinstall HP Pavilion g7-1255dx Notebook PC

Hi, and thanks for the reply.

 

I do not seem to have an HP Recovery Manager on the start menu, although that sounds perfect.  I just bought this thing and do not need it at the moment but experience tells me that I will have to re-format/re-install everything about once a year because windows just starts acting stupid.  I suspect caused by installing/removing apps. This is my first experience with Windows 7 but I think it will be no different in that respect..  I will look at the F-11 thing though.

 

I do have a logical partition on the HDD that appears to be a recovery drive.

 

Thank you for any help you can offer.

 

Mike

 

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banhien
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Re: Reformat/Reinstall HP Pavilion g7-1255dx Notebook PC

Hi,

 

Your machine should have Recovery partition (could be hidden) unless you or someone deleted it. Please try this using Explorer.

 

  • At "Computer"
  • "Tools > Folder options"
  • Click "View" tab
  • Click "Show hidden files, folders and drives".

I thing it's drive D:

 

Regards,

BH
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