Windows 10: Original Factory Recovery Solved

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  1.    08 Mar 2015 #1

    Original Factory Recovery


    I have a Compaq Presario CQ61 laptop that I did a clean install of Windows 10 TR 9926.
    Is there anyway to get back to Drive D: which has the original factory programs etc. on it and re install it and take off
    windows 10.
    Larry
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  2. Posts : 9,705
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       08 Mar 2015 #2

    shipinomore10, try the steps in this vid

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  3.    09 Mar 2015 #3

    Original Factory Recovery


    Hi Dude I saw the video and that does not work anymore. When I was able to envoke it I got the system refresh type of fix. It seems that the clean install changes how F11 functions. I thought there was some saving of windows.old but perhaps that does not take place in a clean install.
    Thank You
    Larry
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  4. Posts : 9,705
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       10 Mar 2015 #4

    Can you post a screenshot of disc management.
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  5.    10 Mar 2015 #5

    I don't know how to do that but does show Recovery (D
    13.11 GB Ntfs
    Healthy (primary)
    I tried to create a usb and copy out this drive for Recovery but failed and said files were missing.


    Dude said: View Post
    Can you post a screenshot of disc management.
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  6. Posts : 9,705
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       10 Mar 2015 #6
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  7.    10 Mar 2015 #7

    original factory recovery


    Dude here is the attachment of the Disk Management system
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails laptop diskmanagement.PNG  
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  8. Posts : 4,531
    Win 10 Pro x64
       10 Mar 2015 #8

    shipinomore10 said: View Post
    I have a Compaq Presario CQ61 laptop that I did a clean install of Windows 10 TR 9926.
    Is there anyway to get back to Drive D: which has the original factory programs etc. on it and re install it and take off
    windows 10.
    Larry
    Are you trying to go back to the original OS? WIn 7? or 8?
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  9.    10 Mar 2015 #9

    Original Factory Recovery


    I am trying to go back to Windows 7 Home Premium. It's an old laptop we used for traveling so nothing lost.
    I thought I would do a clean install of windows 10 tp and it was 9926
    I then thought that perhaps when the free version is offered of 10 that I should have 7 installed so that whatever they
    check to verify the offer of FREE that there would be no problems.
    then I find that f11 did not work. I also tried to follow Brinks instructions in copying the recovery partition and got msg. that some file or files were missing then asking for the media which I lost some time ago and never replaced.
    Larry
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  10. Posts : 4,531
    Win 10 Pro x64
       10 Mar 2015 #10

    shipinomore10 said: View Post
    I am trying to go back to Windows 7 Home Premium. It's an old laptop we used for traveling so nothing lost.
    I thought I would do a clean install of windows 10 tp and it was 9926
    I then thought that perhaps when the free version is offered of 10 that I should have 7 installed so that whatever they
    check to verify the offer of FREE that there would be no problems.
    then I find that f11 did not work. I also tried to follow Brinks instructions in copying the recovery partition and got msg. that some file or files were missing then asking for the media which I lost some time ago and never replaced.
    Larry

    This may help you but you have to get your product key ready : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

    Good luck!

    Edit: Not sure if this applies to OEM though.
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