HP Recovery Manager | Ways Of Recovery [Step by Step Guide]

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HP Recovery Manager Ways Of Recovery

A system recovery on your HP device helps to recover your device. But before performing the system recovery you need to back up all of your important files and documents. HP system recovery manager takes 4-5 hours to perform a complete system recovery. 

You have to connect your system to the internet to get the best results. During the recovery process, you should not turn your device off or interrupt it in any way.

System Recovery Types

As you already know there are different kinds of System Recovery that you can perform. Three types of System Recovery are there that you can perform. You can perform any of these three whichever is suitable for your device.

1.System Recovery: By this, you can reformat your system drive, the original operating system can be installed and you can install all the original drivers and softwares of hardware again. If you have created any partition, this process will not impact that. This procedure will only modify the drive within which the OS is installed. 

One thing you have to keep in mind is if you have reduced the operating system partition size below a minimum size requirement, this will destroy the stored data and remove the partitions that you created.

 2.Factory Reset: This method will remove all the partitions and the original        operating system will be installed again. Also, this reformats the entire hard drive and install all the drivers and software again. This procedure also reformats the required Recovery partition and UEFI partition and installs the required software again.

This method also returns all the softwares of the notebook to the condition when these were new. Factory Reset removes all the changes and additions that you made.

3. Minimized Image Recovery: Many of HP’s notebook computers come with this facility. This process will remove all the partitions. Your entire hard drive will be reformatted and all essential HP software like HP Recovery Manager and HP Support Assistant will be reinstalled. This process will not, however, reinstall the games and applications that you installed for trial purposes.

Ways of Recovery 

We will explain all the different ways to perform this recovery. HP system recovery will be very easy to perform after following the instructions provided below.

System Recovery on Windows 7

You can start a system recovery on your device, performing the following steps, if your Windows 7 opens properly. 

  • Turn your device off.
  • Next, you need to disconnect all the peripheral devices like the mouse, keyboard and power cord. You have to remove the media from the internal drives and all the recently added internal hardware should also be removed.
  • Turn your device on.
  • Now open the Start menu by clicking on it, choose All Programs then select Recovery Manager and choose Recovery Manager again.

If you see that it needs the Administrator password or confirmation, put the password or confirm the action. If you see a question from User Account Control that asks if you want to make changes to the computer allowing the program, select Yes.

  • Now select System Recovery that you are going to find under the tab ‘I need help immediately.’
  • You have to choose Yes when you will see the Recovery Manager is showing “Restore your computer to its original factory condition”. Select the Next button then.

Continued:

  • Restart your computer. Now, if the hard disk drive’s recovery partition is working properly, you will see it on the Recovery Manager window.

Remember, if the hard disk’s recovery partition is not working properly, you can run the system recovery using a set of recovery discs.

  • Next, choose System Recovery.
  • You have to choose a backup option when System Recovery will ask you to back up your files.

You have to select the option “Recover without backing up your files” if you have backed up your files already or do not want to back up those. Then you have to choose Next and it will take you to the next step.

  • Select OK when you see a warning message.
  • Hit the Finish button when the system recovery finishes. And it will restart your computer. Complete the setup following the instructions and the computer will finish the setup.
  • After the whole process, you have to update and protect your computer before you use it. You have to install the antivirus and security software again.
  • Bring back all those files that you backed up and install all the software again that you installed after purchasing your device.

System Recovery Using the Startup Screen

If your Windows 7 OS does not work properly, here are the steps to perform to recover your device.

Before going to the steps keep in mind that if the hard disk drive’s recovery partition is not working properly, this procedure will not work and you will see an error message. You have to perform the system recovery using a set of recovery disk if you see an error message saying that you cannot run the System Recovery from the startup screen.

  • Turn your device off.
  • You have to disconnect all of the peripheral devices. Remove media from the internal drives and all the recently added internal hardware should also be removed.
  • Now turn your computer on and keep pressing the F11 key on your keyboard again and again until you go to the Recovery Manager.
  • Choose the option System Recovery that you are going to find under the tab “I need help immediately”.
  • You have to choose a backup option when you will see a message from System Recovery asking you to back up your files.

You have to select the option “Recover without backing up your files” if you have backed up your files already or do not want to back up those. Then you have to choose Next and it will take you to the next step.

  • Hit the OK button when you see a warning message.
  • You have to click on the option Finish when the system recovery is complete. It will restart your computer. Complete the setup following the on-screen instructions and let your device finish the setup.
  • When the whole setup is complete, turn your device off. Then connect all the cables and devices again and turn your device on.
  • You have to update and protect your device before you use it. Install the antivirus again.
  • Bring back all those files that you backed up and reinstall all the software that you installed after purchasing your device.

This is the complete guideline regarding HP system recovery. Hope you have gathered all the information that you were looking for.