HP Recovery Manager is a utility for restoring the operating system by the user himself. Allows you to reinstall the driver or software pre-installed on the device (except for trial versions from the seller), restore the factory settings (removing all changes), or reformat the system drive (other drives will not be affected).
Do not reinstall or update the operating system, do not touch (delete) the HP Recovery partition. If the application is lost or damaged, it cannot be returned.
You can read about recovery using HP Recovery Manager for Windows 7 here and watch the video after the article. Instructions for Windows 8 with screenshots and videos in English. Please note that the year of manufacture of the computer matters here: before 2013 inclusive or in 2014 and later.
Another instruction for computers preinstalled with Windows 10 . You need to download and install the utility from 2015 or newer. It should be noted that this is not a full version of the application, but only a package for updating it . In order for the program to install, your PC must have an intact HP Recovery partition.
You need to download HP Recovery Manager Update from the official HP website:
- Go to the support section support.hp.com/en-us/ .
- Click the ‘Define’ button and select your laptop or computer.
- Choose an OS (the utility is available for Windows 7 – 10 only for those laptops and PCs on which the system was preinstalled at the factory).
- Find HP Recovery Manager in the Software section, download and run to install.
If, when you try to open HP Recovery Manager in Windows 10, you receive a message that X:sourcesRecoverytoolsHPRita-tool cannot be opened, download the utility update to your device:
- sp81254.exe – for laptops,
- sp74124.exe – for desktop computers,
- sp74138.exe – for professional laptops and desktops.
How to back up files for a desktop PC with Windows 8 or 10 preinstalled read here .