1.    18 Feb 2016 #1
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    Recovery Question

    Working with a laptop that was upgraded from 7 to 10. need to go back to 7 but its been a few months since the upgrade. I know I could do a clean install but would like to do a recovery if possible. There is a recovery partition. Wanted to be sure the recovery partition is for 7 and NOT 10. I'm not sure if it is and was needing some help in this.
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  2.    18 Feb 2016 #2
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    10 pro 64 clean install

    I would say its most likely the original operating system that came with the laptop and I doubt highly its windows 10. Is the partition hidden?
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3
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    Sorry for the delay. Just got back from class. I can see it in "This PC" so I would think no.
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  4.    18 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows 7

    It has to be 7. How would 10 have gotten on there.
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  5.    18 Feb 2016 #5
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    Thanks everyone. I'm going to use it to restore back to out of box. Hey, worst case I can always do a clean install.

    EDIT: Just found this out and thought I would add it here. Since I had 10 I could not access the software to use the recovery partition. To get around this, I made the recovery partition active and rebooted. This loaded the HP software and I was able to get the laptop back to factory settings.
    Last edited by copiman; 18 Feb 2016 at 22:29.
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