Having trouble signing in? Try this!
Post new question
Question
Reply
 
Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎04-15-2013
Message 1 of 5 (72,484 Views)
Accepted Solution

Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

Hi there,

 

Could you please help me how to reformat my computer to factory setting?  Here are the details:

 

a.  HPPavilion p6320a

b.  OS- Windows 7 Home Penitum 64 bits

c.  Processor - Pentium (R) Dual Core

 

 

Also is there a posibility to convert/upgrade it to Windows 8?

 

I am not a computer expert.  Kindly help me please.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Ging

Reply
0 Kudos
Accepted Solution

Re: Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

Hi,

1. Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.

To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.

 

2. My suggestion: keep Windows 7, you will be disappointed with Windows 8. But if you wish, Microsoft has a tool which is similar to Windows 7 Advisor for Windows 8 called Windows 8 Upgrade Assisstant . Please download the Assisstant and run on your machine:

   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8  

 

You have to buy upgrade to Windows 8 from Microsoft (download) or from many computer shops (DVD's).

 

Regards.

View solution in context
Provost
Posts: 69,228
Member Since: ‎01-29-2009
Message 2 of 5 (72,479 Views)

Re: Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

Hi,

1. Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.

To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.

 

2. My suggestion: keep Windows 7, you will be disappointed with Windows 8. But if you wish, Microsoft has a tool which is similar to Windows 7 Advisor for Windows 8 called Windows 8 Upgrade Assisstant . Please download the Assisstant and run on your machine:

   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8  

 

You have to buy upgrade to Windows 8 from Microsoft (download) or from many computer shops (DVD's).

 

Regards.

BH
***
**Click the KUDOS thumb up on the left to say 'Thanks'**
Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.
Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎04-15-2013
Message 3 of 5 (72,473 Views)

Re: Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

Hi BH,

 

Thank you very much for your help.  I really appreciate your time and expertise to answer my question.  Have a wonderful day ahead.

 

Kind regards

 

Ging

Provost
Posts: 69,228
Member Since: ‎01-29-2009
Message 4 of 5 (72,458 Views)

Re: Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

Good morning,

 

You are welcome. After replying your message last night, I went to bed.

 

Regards.

BH
***
**Click the KUDOS thumb up on the left to say 'Thanks'**
Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.
Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎07-27-2016
Message 5 of 5 (51,833 Views)

Re: Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p6320a

pavilion g6-2231TX
startup repair doesn't repairs it.What can i do?Give me some alternative solutions also.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation