Yes, it seem the old hacks won't work with the new recovery disc creation tools. Unless someone found a new way, our options are limited. To restore a system using the built in restore function, please try the below steps.
1. Press Esc during power on to bring the Startup Menu.
2. Press F11 to start recovery wizard.
Once the system is recovered, everything including the recovery manager program will be restored to initial condition. Now you will be able to create a new recovery DVD set as like you are doing it the first time.
Alternatively, you can use Windows own System Image Recovery function to create a recovery image. This will allow you to customize the recovery image as you like. You can uninstall all the bloatware preloaded in the system by HP and install softwares you usually use (MS Office , Media players etc). Once the customization completes, use the system image creation and backup your C drive. This will backup all the contents of your C drive to either USB or DVD set.
Edited by Anshad Edavana, 01 January 2014 - 02:24 AM.