OEM Recovery Partition HP Laptop

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  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Mark Phelps said:
    Sorry, but Upgrading your HP to Win10 is known to corrupt the HP recovery information such that no reset will work, anymore.

    To reset it now, you will need to contact the HP Support Forums to find out how to order HP Recovery Media.
    This is a tough realization. I can't order hp recovery mediaa. I am in Pakistan and there is no official store here.
    I have hope. I read this other thread where a moderator named khiy (not sure about the name) helped the guy to fix his acer recovery. So, I have this feeling it might be possible somehow
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  2. Posts : 13,566
    Windows10
       #12

    If key is in bios, installing Windows 8 from iso will activate automatically.
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  3. Posts : 1,983
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       #13

    Firstly see here:

    ShowKeyPlus - - Windows 10 Forums

    - download the utility, and talk to Superfly after you run ShowkeyPlus, which should be able to show the Windows 8.1 embedded key.

    Secondly kihy's recovery tools:

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

    - contain certain partition tools that may help you to open the HP recovery volume and restore the factory settings - ask in that thread how you can go about it.


    Recovery partitions are special types:

    https://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/partitio...n_types-1.html

    27 Windows RE hidden partitionOn MBR disks, type 0x27. On GPT disks, GUID: DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC. A hidden version of a Windows RE type 0x7 partition with NTFS. When this is installed, reboot and press F8 in order to boot into this Recovery Environment.
    You may need to check on a HP forum about your particular OEM recovery drive, but first go to HP support page and find the recovery manager for your model - the nearest I could find was on:

    HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support


    You need to find the correct package for your model.

    Keep us posted.

    This also may be able to open the OEM recovery software
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  4. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Fafhrd said:
    Firstly see here:

    ShowKeyPlus - - Windows 10 Forums

    - download the utility, and talk to Superfly after you run ShowkeyPlus, which should be able to show the Windows 8.1 embedded key.

    Secondly kihy's recovery tools:

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

    - contain certain partition tools that may help you to open the HP recovery volume and restore the factory settings - ask in that thread how you can go about it.


    Recovery partitions are special types:

    https://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/partitio...n_types-1.html



    You may need to check on a HP forum about your particular OEM recovery drive, but first go to HP support page and find the recovery manager for your model - the nearest I could find was on:

    HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support


    You need to find the correct package for your model.

    Keep us posted.

    This also may be able to open the OEM recovery software
    This is great. I am on night duty right now. Will be back to home in a couple of hours and I will go through these steps and get back to you guys certainly to post about the results. However, I already have installed the recovery manager for my model yesterday and even before that. This is not searchable though from start menu.

    Also, do you guys think it is wise if I delete the other data partitions and leave one C drive as it was originally alongwith recovery partition and then reinstall Windows 8.1. From there as far as I know, I will be able run HP recovery manager and may be able to create recovery media.

    Or will this be futile as the recovery partition has been tampered with when I resized the drive?
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  5. Posts : 1,983
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       #15

    It's almost bedtime for me! Run Windows 10 Disk Manager:

    +R then type Diskmgmt.msc,

    - Make sure that there are good views of the Upper and lower panes showing : Volume, status, etc., details - you may need to make it full width - e.g.

    OEM Recovery Partition HP Laptop-image.png
    We know nothing about the state of the recovery partition yet. Once we have converted the OEM recovery partition type to 07, we can give it a drive letter and view in Explorer, but Windows is not exactly straightforward how to do that. It can be done in diskpart, but we don't want to go there yet. Tomorrow!

    My personal opinion is to wipe the disk, install Windows 10 with the digital entitlement the OEM Windows 8.1 has given the machine, and download the drivers and HP software for the machine, but don't install anything that is not absolutely essential to make all the devices work properly - Chipset, Storage, Graphics, Sound, Network, Cam, DVD-RW and Card Readers etc. if present, should all be working properly in Device Manager.

    You can transfer the Windows 10 license you bought to another machine separately.
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  6. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Fafhrd said:
    It's almost bedtime for me! Run Windows 10 Disk Manager:

    +R then type Diskmgmt.msc,

    - Make sure that there are good views of the Upper and lower panes showing : Volume, status, etc., details - you may need to make it full width - e.g.

    OEM Recovery Partition HP Laptop-image.png
    We know nothing about the state of the recovery partition yet. Once we have converted the OEM recovery partition type to 07, we can give it a drive letter and view in Explorer, but Windows is not exactly straightforward how to do that. It can be done in diskpart, but we don't want to go there yet. Tomorrow!

    My personal opinion is to wipe the disk, install Windows 10 with the digital entitlement the OEM Windows 8.1 has given the machine, and download the drivers and HP software for the machine, but don't install anything that is not absolutely essential to make all the devices work properly - Chipset, Storage, Graphics, Sound, Network, Cam, DVD-RW and Card Readers etc. if present, should all be working properly in Device Manager.

    You can transfer the Windows 10 license you bought to another machine separately.
    I cannot provide you a screenshot right now. But that is not the state of drive. I have a GPT partition system so I have three drives and recovery drive of OEM partition which already has a letter assigned. I can even see its content.

    I have used diskpart alot of times before but I don't think I need that because my recovery disk is already having a letter assigned to it and its contents are also easily visible by using the Folder View option and Unchecking Hide Protected System files option.

    Have a good night! Hope to hear tomorrow from you!
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  7. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #17

    Copy the contents of that OEM recovery partition to an external source....
    there are several ways to restore the factory OS..
    we can use DISM to apply the factory Image to the OS partition

    The important thing is the files usually contained within that OEM 8.1 recovery partition..
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  8. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Kyhi said:
    Copy the contents of that OEM recovery partition to an external source....
    there are several ways to restore the factory OS..
    we can use DISM to apply the factory Image to the OS partition

    The important thing is the files usually contained within that OEM 8.1 recovery partition..
    I have provided you a screenshot of command in your original thread. You can continue answering me there if necessary.

    You explain the steps for using DISM as I am familiar with this process a little bit. I used it while creating a Windows to Go drive I guess.
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  9. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #19

    As requested,

    OEM Recovery Partition HP Laptop-disk-management.jpg
    Last edited by haiderijaz; 09 May 2017 at 21:49.
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  10. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #20

    mrgeek said:
    I didn't create any recovery drive. It is just in my system right now in the windows 10 as a OEM Recovery Partition. It contains all the data.

    On an HP laptop, which I have too, you can create a recovery drive one time, in lieu of factory restore discs. So, if you've never done it (it won't let you continue, if you have and forgot), try to do it now. In search, type 'Create a recovery drive'. Check 'backup system files' box, Next and follow prompts. If your orig Recovery Drive (usually D) has been untouched, you may be able to boot from the usb and do a factory restore from that.
    I have just come home from office. I have tried create recovery drive using search menu. I will post back with the results after the USB is created.
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