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Old 02-01-2013, 21:51
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Laptop 2.5 years old needs putting back to factory settings.

I created the recovery discs when the laptop was fairly new, could someone please give me a quick guideon how to now go about putting it back to factory settings, thanks in advance

It's windows 7
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:56
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Via Google:

HP Recovery Manager can be accessed from the Start Menu, or by tapping F11 key as soon as you power on the laptop. Recovery Manager is used to reinstall back to factory specs and is also used to make a Recovery Disk set.
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:59
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So press F11 key and presume after that get instructed to insert disc1 recovery? Hope it's that easy.

Thank you
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:06
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Make sure you have backed up anything you want to keep as otherwise its gone
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:08
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Just music and photos I need to back up.
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Old 03-01-2013, 00:56
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The steps are pretty self explanatory. I have had to get official HP restore discs from them because my Laptop wouldn't create them. Luckily I did not have to pay 30+ for them like they are listed on the website.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:08
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So press F11 key and presume after that get instructed to insert disc1 recovery? Hope it's that easy.

Thank you
You don't even need the disk. As the instructions said: just keep tapping the F11 key as the PC boots up. You should be given several options, one of which will be to reset the PC back to how it was when you bought it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:41
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R410 have you had to do yours as well?
Thanks Stig, wish I knew that before I took 3 hours on and off hunting for my discs if created a while back.

Approx how long will it take?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:45
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Thanks Stig, wish I knew that before I took 3 hours on and off hunting for my discs if created a while back.

Approx how long will it take?
Should take about 30 minutes maximum.
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