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windows 7 restore to factory image... lost image discs

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#1 zerodown


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:27 AM

I'm trying to restore an old HP pavilion Dv6 to factory state.  The recovery image on hard drive is not working.  I lost disc one of the three disc system recovery discs I made so there no good.  I tried recovery discs from another computer but computer says they are not for that computer and will not work.  I downloaded a new image to a usb drive.  When I try to use the usb image from HP it says system restore discs have already been created and makes me cancel the process.  Can I override or reset something so the USB image will work?  how can restore windows 7 with no discs and original D: messed up?

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#2 dc3


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:10 AM

You can find a video which will show you how to use the System Recovery partition to return your computer to the condition it came out of the box.

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