How do you factory reset an HP laptop with Windows 7 or 8?
If you have a laptop of Windows installed 7 or 8 on them it comes with recovery discs, it allows you to access the OS through your disc drive. It is very simple to start. Just insert your recovery disk into the drive. However, you will want to make sure you back up all of your files before you do so.
Before you perform a laptop reset on Windows 8, you should check to see if there is a recovery application within the Windows software instead of on a disc. This can save you a lot of headaches searching for a disc that you may not have received. If you do not have either, you can still reset your computer from a recovery partition.
A partition stores your operating system information, your basic programs, and your main drivers. By using this hidden area of your hard drive, you can reset your computer exactly back to how it was when you first purchased it. Much of this will depend on the brand and model hard drive that you have.
Again, you will want to back up any files that you don’t want to lose during the process. This can include folders, photos, documents, and any other media you don’t want to be wiped from your system. Remember that any software you have installed will also be erased from your laptop.