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HP Notebook-15-r205ne
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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HP Notebook - 15-r205ne (ENERGY STAR)

My laptop came with windows 8.1 64Bits pre-installed, but later I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 (64 Bits) over it, without making any recovery disks. Now I want to switch back to windows 8.1 , I still have the D Partition containing recovery files, but going to F11 doesn't help me.

Any suggessions on how can I make recovery disks from the D partition within windows 10 and then use those disks to install the original OS back?

 

Thanks in Advance!

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If you did an upgrade or custom install to Windows 10 and not a 'clean' install within the last 30 days it's easy to go back to Windows 8.1

 

Revert from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

 

Otherwise you will need to purchase recovery media from HP.

 

 

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I deleted the c drive and installed windows 10 on it but  did not delete the recovery drive D.

Recovery drive D still have all recovery files, can i use this drive to go back to factory default OS.

 

Thanks in Anticipation

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You can try going to Disk Management and setting the Recovery Partition to 'Active'.

 

If you have the F11 option on reboot, use it to recover.

 

If the F11 option is not available try the 'ESC' key to bring up the Startup Menu and see if the Recovery Partition is listed.

 

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I cannot make Recovery Drive Make as a 'Active'.

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whenever i right click on the recovery drive to make 'Active' .

It do nothing except 'Help' above seen in the Screenshot.

 

 

Also i tried Esc and F11, both cannot work.

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when i press 'ESC' key from Startup Menu. It show 'System Recovery' option but cannot work.

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This is Screenshot of my 'Recovery Drive D'

 

RECOVERY ( D ) -->Recovery-->WindowsRE

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Screenshot of 'Recovery Drive D ' with Unhidden Protected System files.

 

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Your screen shots show that you have a UEFI BIOS and GPT partitions. UEFI with GPT partitions don't use Active partitions. So you cannot set your recovery partition to Active.

 

It appears that your only remaining choice will be to purchase recovery media.  :Crying:

 

 

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