Reboot Compaq laptop to factory settings

February 27, 2010 at 10:13:38
Specs: Windows Vista home premium
how do I use my recovery disc which is built in to the laptop.Windows 7 is on my laptop and I want to go back to vista until I can afford to go to windows 7

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#1
February 27, 2010 at 13:07:17
... click >> <F11> (key)

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#2
February 27, 2010 at 14:25:26
you can actually buy a windows key for under $20. Just google it and you'll see, they are authentic microsoft keys.

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#3
February 28, 2010 at 08:24:09
I have tried F11 several times it wont work dang it.

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#4
February 28, 2010 at 12:29:55
... click blue link in "Response Number 1"

...Press the Power button to start the PC, and then press the f11 key when the standard BIOS prompts are displayed on the black screen....


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#5
March 1, 2010 at 07:01:41
Tried that , even held it for 30 secds log on screen shows up

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#6
March 1, 2010 at 10:21:03
... did you upgrade vista with win7 or was it a clean install?

... I'm asking incase you still have "Recovery Manager" in your programs listing

... I assume you were refering to a hidden recovery partition with vista embedded "...recovery disc which is built in to the laptop ..."

... if its there one should be able to access it!

... HP shows the method in "Response Number 1" (blue lnk) ... I'm guessing they expect you to create recovery disks (dvd/cd's) through the "Recovery Manager" not many people do.

... you could try tapping <F8> key @ bootup select "repair" and you might end up here >> View advanced options for system recovery and support << click (fig 8) HP does not mention this.

... in fig 9 some main brand vendors incorporate a complete factory restore button there also.

... the upper market vista's do (not home)

... are you sure you have the recovery partition?

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#7
March 1, 2010 at 12:22:42
ive tried that too no luck on that. and yes I have a D drive that is a recovery disk on my laptop

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#8
March 1, 2010 at 13:28:17
"...I have a D drive that is a recovery disk on my laptop ..."

... so you can see the D: drive in windows and its not hidden(?)

... did you try "View advanced options for system recovery and support" ... restore your entire computer from a backup? (guess you have now)

... have you tried (click >) emailing I'm sure they'll respond to a quicky.

... see what HP says and please ask them
"if the recovery partition is made "active" will the recovery automatically work"
... please post back there response as it may help others.


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#9
March 2, 2010 at 13:40:46
... found this in my clutter.

... Press the power button to start the HP. Press and hold the F11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4814366_b...

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