How to use recovery partion?

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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  1. head over to google

    search

    "use hp recovery partition"
  2. i searched it up no help how can i format my main drive?
  3. The setup will do it for you while installing windows.
  4. what..?
  5. Did you try pressing F11 while the computer is starting up?
  6. yes i tried other keys also none of them worked since i got windows 7
  7. 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
  8. 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 :(
  9. 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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