Question about Resetting to Out-Of-Box condition ..

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  1. Posts : 31
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       #21

    Woooow , seems i missed much :)
    I think you guys have lost me in the middle of the debate as i said before i'm not a professional
    So , here is the screenshot you asked for
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  2.    #22

    Looks like Recovery. Are you sure it isn't 6 CD's as opposed to DVD"s. That would be more realistic for it being Recovery disks which are normally 1-3 DVD's or 6-7 CD's.

    Either way you're lucky so many disks completed. But you still have the worst install one can have of Win7, larded with the worst load of bloatware of any model and useless duplicate utilities which interfere with Win7's better versions.

    At the minimum I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware and to finally experience native Win7 performance I'd invest some time in doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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  3. Posts : 31
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       #23

    What i did exactly is i inserted the dvd # 1 into then restarted the windows and pressed escape when restarting
    then i booted from the dvd player ... the progress began and there were two different options for the recovery
    One is restore to factory condition and the other one is restore to out of box condition , so i picked the second one although they seem similar to me the the process went on and every 15 minutes it asked me to insert the next dvd until the 7th one , then it ended ...
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  4. Posts : 31
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       #24

    gregrocker said:
    Looks like Recovery. Are you sure it isn't 6 CD's as opposed to DVD"s. That would be more realistic for it being Recovery disks which are normally 1-3 DVD's or 6-7 CD's.

    Either way you're lucky so many disks completed. But you still have the worst install one can have of Win7, larded with the worst load of bloatware of any model and useless duplicate utilities which interfere with Win7's better versions.

    At the minimum I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware and to finally experience native Win7 performance I'd invest some time in doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
    Duplicate utilities ??!!
    Do you mean that the system files exist twice or what , i think nothing is duplicate
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  5.    #25

    The HP (and any other OEM) utilities provide completely unnecessary functions that are already handled in the OS. These interfere and cause all kinds of problems with the OS.

    This is why we've helped millions of happy consumers do reinstalls without a single complaint. You will only begin experiencing native Win7 performance when you install the OS without all the HP crap riding on its back.
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  6. Posts : 31
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       #26

    gregrocker said:
    The HP (and any other OEM) utilities provide completely unnecessary functions that are already handled in the OS. These interfere and cause all kinds of problems with the OS.

    This is why we've helped millions of happy consumers do reinstalls without a single complaint. You will only begin experiencing native Win7 performance when you install the OS without all the HP crap riding on its back.
    Oh , you mean those crappy hp utilities
    Thnx for ur quick reply :)
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  7. Posts : 6,458
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       #27

    Thanks Dr,

    That definitely looks like HP recovery media to me.

    You're fine with what you did. Just keep running Windows Updates until nothing more is offered. If there are any devices in Device manager that are unknow or flagged, post a screen shot. You can get those, and only those missing drivers from HP.

    The System Recovery option on HP recovery manager only restores the C: partition and the System partition.

    The Factory Reset option on HP recovery manager does what you expected. It wipes the entire HD, creates the partitions (System Reserve, C:\, D:\Recovery, and E:\HP_Tools) then puts all of the original files back on those partitions.

    and that ends my part of the debate.

    Bill
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    Last edited by Slartybart; 01 Jul 2014 at 17:51.
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  8. Posts : 31
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       #28

    Thanks for your help :):)
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  9. mjf
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       #29

    Yes it looks like factory recovery alright. But 7 DVDs Like Greg says relying on 7 DVDs for recovery is risky.
    Maybe someone knows the difference between
    "restore to factory condition and the other one is restore to out of box condition". They sound the same thing to me but clearly they aren't.
    Anyway it looks like you've solved your own problem:)
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  10. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #30

    mjf said:
    Yes it looks like factory recovery alright. But 7 DVDs Like Greg says relying on 7 DVDs for recovery is risky.
    Maybe someone knows the difference between
    "restore to factory condition and the other one is restore to out of box condition". They sound the same thing to me but clearly they aren't.
    Anyway it looks like you've solved your own problem:)
    Reference (these are not the same pages):

    There are additional links on the pages for various systems/recovery (XP, Vista, Win7... upgrade from XP to Vista, upgrade from Vista to Win7).....

    HP never was very clear on the options, and they changed Recovery Manager to make it clearer (NOT). The docs on HP say that you might have 3 or only 2 options on the screen. Plus there are different options for Desktops and laptops, for HP supplied recovery discs, for D:\Recovery part or DVD.....

    HP drives me nuts sometimes I think their business support is better than their consumer support and use that when I can find a resource there.

    It's best to have screen shots before the recovery so it's clear which HP recovery manager is invoked, but this thread was a question after the fact.
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