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Member Since: ‎01-25-2009
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system restore without recovery disk

i just did a vista system restore, but i didnt use a recovery disk, has anyone done this. i thought that you needed a set of recover disk to restore system. all i did was hit f10 and followed insructions and and then system was set to factory specs. no recovrer disk to restore.
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Member Since: ‎11-18-2008
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Re: system restore without recovery disk

All HP notebooks come with the recovery software built into the second partition labeled D HP Recovery.  By pressing F11 from the BIOS screen.. you access the recovery manager.



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Member Since: ‎11-12-2008
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Re: system restore without recovery disk

You can also start Recovery from the  the Start Menu, Recovery Manager. Only problem is_when (not if) the hdd fails you will need a Recovery set to install to a new one. Recovery Manager can also do that task


 Recovery Manager>>>

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