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January 19, 2013 7:29:24 PM

i have a HP m8417c desktop upggraded to win7 my cousin did turned out to be a illegal copy. i am not trying to go bak to original OS i saw a C drive says factory image is there a way i can boot that up and wipe my C drive?

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January 19, 2013 7:55:32 PM

head over to google

search

"use hp recovery partition"
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January 19, 2013 8:09:22 PM

i searched it up no help how can i format my main drive?
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January 19, 2013 8:19:50 PM

The setup will do it for you while installing windows.
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January 19, 2013 8:23:03 PM

what..?
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January 19, 2013 8:26:41 PM

Did you try pressing F11 while the computer is starting up?
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January 19, 2013 8:34:48 PM

yes i tried other keys also none of them worked since i got windows 7
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January 19, 2013 8:42:23 PM

Try this
1.Right-click on "Computer" icon and select manage.
2.This will launch the Microsoft Management Console.
3.On the left side of the MMC, click on "Disk Management" and it will show you all of the partitions.
4.Right-click on the "HP Recovery" partition and select "Mark as Active Partition."
5.When the warning prompt appears, select "Yes" - Reboot it should boot right into your recovery if you have a working one on there
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January 19, 2013 9:33:57 PM

tenaciousk said:
Try this
1.Right-click on "Computer" icon and select manage.
2.This will launch the Microsoft Management Console.
3.On the left side of the MMC, click on "Disk Management" and it will show you all of the partitions.
4.Right-click on the "HP Recovery" partition and select "Mark as Active Partition."
5.When the warning prompt appears, select "Yes" - Reboot it should boot right into your recovery if you have a working one on there


i tried that earlier it didn't work unfortunately, it just loaded me to my hard drive cuz i saw all my files and how everything it looks normally everytime i turn my computer on on a normal da. nothing was diffrent :( 
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January 19, 2013 9:38:49 PM

the only thing i think you may be able to do at this point, is purchase a recovery disk from your manufacturer. Or another copy of the operating system you use. Wipe the hard drive and reinstall. Sorry.
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