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07-04-2020 06:37 PM
Hello is there a way to put recovery on USB? My HPE 270f the F11 does not work. My cousin has the exact same computer. We got 2 from Best Buy on clearance in 2012. I am at my cousins now and it is several miles back to my home. I was wandering if I can copy the contents to a USB? Then use on my computer to restore I don't want to take them with me because I don't know when I will be back. I could bring them home with me but I do not trust the mail they may get broke it happened twice before.
And please do not reply with "Windows 7 no longer supported bla bla bla I am sick and tired of hearing that **** I am serious my cousin is also and she is a expert tech and still uses Windows 7. This computer will be offline anyway. Also please do not give me bla bla bla about comparability mode. Also she said she could research this but will take awhile I figured I would try here I head back home on Tuesday I will check back.
07-09-2020 04:14 PM
I reviewed your post and I understand that you want to know whether you can copy the recovery partition from an identical computer onto a flash drive and install it on your computer.
Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.
You can create a recovery media on the identical computer and using that recovery media you can try reinstalling the operating system on your computer. However, it may or may not work.
Follow the steps in the below article to create a recovery media.
NOTE: HP recovery software allows you to make only one recovery backup. If the recovery media is created once already on the computer then you will not see this option.
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07-13-2020 04:33 PM - edited 07-13-2020 04:35 PM
Thank you for the reply. I did not get it in time for me to create the recovery. Let me explain my system does not support creating recovery to USB. Only a DVD and not even a dual layer DVD. My cousin has DVD's from HP she got them from Best Buy only one set she worked there and we got 2 of these systems and one set of DVD's and they are at her house.
I wanted to somehow copy them to a USB not create them from the computer. Maybe make an ISO yes I have made the ISO of the disk 3 ISO's. I was wandering if there is a program that will extract the ISO's to a USB or maybe it will take 3 16 GB flash drives or maybe just one. I have tried rufus and it makes the first USB but on the rest I get a message they are not a bootable Windows ISO. Maybe this time it is more clear I will be going back to my cousins soon and will try this.
Yes again we know Windows 7 is no longer supported. Again we know what we are doing. I have actually been using Windows 7 since support ended and no issues I check for viruses weekly and the system is not my main system just using it for older programs that I paid for.
I will upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 10 on this older system when the time is right.
07-14-2020 06:25 PM
I have already tried Rufus. Please read my post again. I can create the first USB. But the second I get a message not a boo table Windows ISO. I cannot just put them all on one because some wim files have the same name. I figured there could be a way to make it possible maybe a software that renames the wim files.
I think these systems the recovery manager only has option for single layer DVD. HP should have released a newer HP Recovery Manager I think newer systems with Windows 7 SP1 had the option for USB or Dual Layer. Why does my HP XP Media Center allow for Dual Layer DVD's? Allowing Dual layer DVD's will allow you to make an ISO and extract the ISO to USB.
07-15-2020 01:20 PM
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