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Dipupaul
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I clean install windows 10,f11 system recovery key not working when notebook start?
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@Dipupaul

 

The HP Recovery function is designed to work ONLY with the original OS that came preinstalled on the PC, and with the requirement that the original Recovery partition is not touched or corrupted in any way.

 

If you did a clean-install with non-HP-OEM media, what you encountered is what will happen.

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F11 key does not show anything when i press f11 when windows start?
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And i delete hp recovery media after upgrade windows 10
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OK, two things ...

 

First, if you Upgrade from a prior OS to Win10, that process is known to corrupt the HP recovery information, making any recovery or reset after that extremely unlikely to work.

 

Second, the HP restore relies on the Recovery partition being intact and untouched, and since you removed it, no HP recovery function is going to work.

 

If you want to create recovery media, I heartly recommend a free utility that I have used for years and found it to be highly reliable...

 

My suggestion is you consider using a third-party solution known as Macrium Reflect (MR).

I prefer to use third-party recovery solutions for the following reasons:
1) More flexibility and reliabilty -- can make recovery media as often as you like, not restricted to one attempt, which if it fails, then you are stuck.
2) More media options -- can create media in DVD, USB stick, or external drive format
3) Mounting option -- can "mount" the save images as virtual "drives" and extract individual files and folders
4) WinPE boot option -- can install a special boot option that allows you to boot to recovery information and do a repair or restore from there -- when Windows will not boot

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinPE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive, USB or DVDs stick in only a few minutes.

Good Luck

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