I’ve just done a clean install of my Dell Vostro -- reinstalling vista and removing the recovery partition in the process. Outcome = a ‘cleaner’ machine with none of the preinstalled bloatware/c**p from Dell. (first time I’ve done anything like this, but followed a brill guide in the Dell section of this forum ).
I’m about to tackle my Mums Compaq Presario C310EA. The aim is to remove all the rubbish she has accumulated over the years, incl any spyware/ adware she may have, and generally have a bit of a clean sweep…. hopefully resulting in a faster laptop. I’m backing up her data, and moving some of my Dad’s stuff somewhere else.
Basically I want to clean up as much as poss, but unfortunately she has no xp disk, just the recovery disks (cds) she burned when she first got the laptop.
As she has no xp disk I guess the best I can hope for is to reset the laptop to the factory settings (?) .. not ideal, but I don’t think the (factory set) bloatware is too much of an issue for her – she’s not a heavy user.
Should I use the recovery partition for this, or do I need to use the cds she burned? .
I’d like to know the best approach – and can’t seem to find a set of instructions to follow.
SZ 750 NC. I wanna create some partition on it ... how can i do that as when i wanna reinstall the recovery on it in the future , the created drives I've made don't change in default factory form ? can I use this software : paragon hard disk manager 2008, if i use this software , will the partition be remained on my laptop when i use recovery DVD ?
best way to install a *clean* version of Windows 8 to their Thinkpad that came with Windows 8? Â I ordered a T430s with low specs and Windows 8 and I dropped in an 8GB DIMM and mSATA drive. Â However, the Lenovo implementation of Windows 8 is maddeningly difficult to create backup media (you can't) and the Lenovo "restore" from the HDD partition won't allow you to restore to another drive. Â Plus, that kinda defeats my original purpose of a clean install without any bloatware onto a fast, user-installed mSATA or SSD. Â I have Windows upgrade media I purchased for my desktop, but that install program says the installation won't work with the Lenovo Product Key specific to my Thinkpad T430s (I'm guessing it's an OEM product key while the install media is an upgrade looking for a previously installed Windows 7?)
I'm having some trouble with vista running some components are missing. I was just wondering is there a way to access the vista portion on the recovery partition and run it to upgrade/repair vista? or is it only accessible for a clean install?
I'm trying to remove the dreaded Sony bloatware from my new TT. Is it the case that by purchasing a set of Recovery DVDs from Sony, I will be able to initialize my TT without the bloatware? (Then this might save me the hassle of a semi-clean install, and something going terribly wrong during the process).
I bought this PC last year and now i would to format it because i noticed some slowing downs during some operations (such has the switch on). My question is: can I install a "clean" win8 with the recovery image? How?Â I mean a O.S. free from Hp'sÂ customizations as if I bought it from Microsoft. If it isn't possible with the recovery image, is it possible in other way, keeping the license?
I was trying to install windows 7 when i got theÂ "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GTP disks etc" Â Error. Â I know i needed to disable something in bios but this laptop's bios isn't very detailed , i tried disabling the Legacy boot and now the laptop doesn't boot up anymore, not even in bios. When i power it on all i get is a black screen and the Caps lock blinks twice. Â I tried pressing the windows key+B+ power button for one second while the laptop is shut down but it didn't do anything.
I'm thinking of formatting my laptop to restore everything to it's original state(actually kind of have to!) but the problem is that I've never done so via the partition.I used to use the Recovery DVD but since it's broken this is my only choice.So how do I do it and will I need to install the drivers myself after?
hp hdx16 and i have a big problem with creating my recovery disks ,i really need ur help i tried to install xp on my pc which tended to replacing my boot sector and i cant creat my recovery disks i searched over the web i found people who have my peoblem and they have it fixed using other computers boot sectors to restore their own so i can access my recovery partition again here is alink to the problem , the solution is by the end of the page [url] i just need some one to give me his original hdx16 boot sector of drive c and d(recovery) and the master boot record these files are only 512bytes u can get them using these instructions:
1. Download HDhacker software from here. [url] es/HDHacker.html
2. Install & open HDhacker on your laptop. ->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose C ->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file. ->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose D as ur recovery partition ->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file. ->Select phisycal drive (MBR) ->Read sector from disk -> Save sector to file....
i recently tried to do a clean install of windows vista home premium on my hp laptop, but didn't notice that the windows anytime upgrade disc i had was from my other laptop, which is 32 bit, not the 64 bit i need. Fortunately I burned system recovery discs, but I cannot get them to work. What am I doing wrong here? Ideally I'd like to avoid having to order the disc I need from microsoft if at all possible, but I cannot think of any other options.
I just got my new HP dv4t in the mail from costco. I was wondering are there anyways to do a clean install and get all the bloatware/junkware out of the system?it didn't come with a CD for vista or any OS.
The laptop I bought back in August came with Vista Home Premium 64-bit, so later this month I will be receiving the free Windows 7 "upgrade" disc from HP... My main question is, will I or won't I be able to do a clean install with just this disc?
I have a dv5-1235dx that i wiped clean and installed Windows 7 Professional. My first round of updates took care of most drivers like scrolling and sound. My laptop has the touch sensitive button up top for volume, mute, play, pause etc.
The volume buttons work but the volume bar no longer displays on screen and it doesnt "click" as you change the volume.
I have the HP page for drivers [url] but dont know what i need. I installed HP quick launch buttons but that didnt do it.
Does anyone know which driver it is? Also which ones should i get and is there a specific way to install them or just run them?
ive got a hp pavilion dv9823em notebook and one of my friends formatted my recovery partition drive. for some reason i didnt make recovery cd either now i want to reboot my notebook, it wont let me. is there anyway i can reboot it?
how to do a clean install and to backup the swsetup folder and to create a set of restore disks just for the hell of it and all of that...so that's not really what I need assistance with.
I was wondering if someone wouldn't mind listing all of the drivers & software that I need to reinstall after the clean OS install is done so I don't miss anything and also the order in which they are to be installed. Why am I asking this? Because this is my first HP, I've always had Dell's before and I realize HP has some other software for like the hard drive protection and stuff so I'm not very familiar with it.
I wasn't able to order my system with a blu-ray drive as their is a global shortage and it was only being offered on the DV8T...which is just way to big for me. HP says they put comments in my file/account that state when they get blu-ray drives in that they will either swap the drive out for me or give me a new computer because of the inconvienence. Now I'm not holding my breath on that but in case that doesn't pan out...is there anyway I can buy the HP blu-ray drive myself from somewhere online and then get it swapped out on my own? I would of course want it to match my machine, I wouldn't want to just get any drive. Also my video card is the GeForce 320M but from what I've read this supports blu-ray as well, yes?
Where is the WAU, Windows Anytime Upgrade folder located in dv5t? Or there isn't any and I have to get an Anytime Upgrade disk elsewhere. For those of you who did a clean install, where did you get the installation disk?
I have tried to split to the C partition into 2 partition with "Paragon - software"
after it finish the machine reset and didn't boot again I tried to do recovery but it doesn't load, i manage to install another version on windows 7 home when i log in the machine i found that the recovery partition become dynamic and still cant boot from it
I tried to get HP backup and recovery manager for my lap but i cant find this version now i Need to do recovery what i should do
I have attached a screen shot of my disk management
I bought an HP-DV6 1045EE, but I didn't like the partition scheme..
This was the way it first was:
C:Local Disk [288gb] D:Recovery [10gb]
C was preloaded with Windows Vista. I shrunk the partition using Vista's Disk Management as much as I could, and shrunk it further to 50gb using Gparted. After doing this, I couldn't boot into Vista anymore. So I restored the image using the recovery manager.
I then created another 50gig partition for Win7, and installed it. All well and good.
Then I created an extended partition out of the remaining space, since all other partitions were primary, and created two logical partitions, 1 unformatted and the other NTFS.
After this, I booted into Vista and saw that my recovery partition had turned to unallocated space, even though I'd made sure not to touch that partition no matter what...
I recently performed a clean install of Vista, all the appropriate drivers have been installed (Nothing is unaccounted for in Device Manager).
HP Quickplay and Windows Media Center both recognize the TV Tuner itself, and there is static snow whenever I select the TV viewing function.
Before the clean install, the TV function worked fine. I could pick up a few channels using the included antenna, and the cable TV adapter worked as well. Now, after the clean install, I pick up no channels. I was hoping it was just poor reception, but it no longer detects cable channels through the adapter as well.
I have been running my dv6700t notebook with clean install and without installing HP quicklaunch and quicktouch for almost a yr now. My blue buttons (volume, mute, media play back) are working just fine even without these installed (I have not installed quickplay, so I dont need buttons for quickplay to be working anyway). I dont care about display or sound feedback that comes up while increasing volume. So is there any other reason for these to be installed?
Only thing that I wish from these would be if they would let me increase/decrease volume quicker using blue vol. buttons. Right now it takes about 14 seconds to go from zero volume to full volume or viceversa if I constantly keep touching blue-lit vol. buttons. I like how my friends dv4t's volume zips to full from zero when he touches the same buttons. Is there any current version of these softwares that would let me do that on my dv6700t?
Is it possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a dv6000 laptop that currently has Vista Home Premium? I know it is possible to do an in-place upgrade but I will want to do a clean install. From everything I have read, it sounds like Win 7 will require you to have a set of original Vista install disks as verification. No actual preinstalled disk came with my HP laptop. There was a partition with a copy of the backup files but that was deleted when I created my HP backup disks. I would not be surprised if the backup disk was rejected by Windows 7 if I tried to use it for verification.