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04-12-2017 11:49 AM
i want to perform a clean installation of windows 10 CU on my notebook becuase recently it runs slowly: but i have some questions.
First of all my notebook is a Notebook HP - 15-r117nl (K3F98EA#ABZ) that came with windows 8.1 and then update to win 10.
Now i already know how to create a DVD support with an windows ISO image. The questions are:
-Can i delete all the exsistent partitions? In "this PC" i can see only the system partition and the recovery D (oem partition) but in control panel i can see other three small partition (i can post a screen if useful). (About the D partition: i heard that with the upgrade to win 10 it becomes useless and the only way to get a factory reset is using recovery discs, is it correct?)
-How about activation? Windows will be automatically activated once connected to Internet? (I'm using the notebook with a local account)
-How about HP personalitazion? I think i have to download software and drivers from the hp website (like Hp support assistant and the other; how will i get back Dts control panel?). And how about OEM information? I mean HP logo on boot screen and manifacturer information in system information
04-12-2017 12:35 PM
You can delete every partition and create one big one if you want.
That's what I do.
You are correct about the recovery partition being of no value after you clean install W10.
Activation is automatic, once you are reconnected to the internet.
What you do is when you get to the install screen where you are asked to enter a product key, you select the 'I don't have a product key' option.
You will only be able to install the available drivers and software available on your notebook's support page.
Some of the programs that originally came with your PC will not be available on the support page.
The DTS control panel should be reinstalled by the audio driver.
04-12-2017 01:38 PM - edited 04-12-2017 01:45 PM
Thanks for the answer
However I have two doubts:
What about Hp information system? I means the HP logo's and information about the notebook displayed for example in screen found in Settings>System>Information about. Not because i'm interested to see logo but because i want to know if the clean copy of windows recognizes to be used on a determinated notebook and not on a general pc (like on an assembled pc)
However, should i be able to come back to a factory condition (with windows 8.1 and all the software the pc came from) by starting an installation with the recovery disks i created?
I have to disable some things from the bios like Secure boot or fast boot before performing the installation?
04-12-2017 01:49 PM
You're very welcome.
If you clean install W10, you will not have any HP logo's on the software.
Only on the BIOS splash screen.
Yes, the W8.1 recovery media will set the hard drive to its 'out of the box' condition.
If you are booting from a DVD you will have to enable legacy mode and disable secure boot in the BIOS.
04-13-2017 09:05 AM
Normally what I do would be... with the USB flash drive in the PC, restart it.
Tap the ESC key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to get the menu of options.
Select the F9 boot options menu, and from that menu, select the USB flash drive.
But if you want to go into the BIOS settings and change the USB flash drive to boot first, you can do that as well.
04-13-2017 01:31 PM
Ok, I'm writing from my formatted notebook. It seems to be ok.
I installed all the driver avalaible on my notebook support page, did i well? Some drivers however weren't installed because it gave me some error messages.
I'm only missing the Nvidia software that allows to optimize games.
I also managed to create a second partition data; however from "Disk management" i can see only the C partition, D partition and two recovery partition (recovery and EFI): is missing the third recovery partition or it's ok?
04-13-2017 01:51 PM
From what you wrote, that seems normal.
Do you have any devices that still need drivers?
If so, they would be listed under an Other Devices, device manager category.
If you are, please post the hardware ID's for them so I can post the links to the drivers you need.
Use this guide for how to find the hardware ID.
How come the nVidia graphics driver didn't install the nVidia control panel.
Everything should have been installed with the two graphics drivers...Intel + Nvidia.