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I need to create recovery disks for my HP Pro Book 4310s in case I need to restore it back to factory settings in the future. I just got this computer and was I told I should get this done. I am running windows 7 Professional.

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Hi.

Please follow the steps to create the recovery discs using the HP Recovery Manager.


Click Start>AllPrograms>Recovery Manager.
Select Recovery Manager. This will open Recovery Manager.
Click Advanced Options. If you are using a laptopand operating on battery power alone you must connect to anAC power outlet before you can go to the next step.
Select Recovery disc creation. Click Next. The Recovery Manager will begin creating the necessaryfiles. This may take a while, so be patient until the bar has reached 100%.
Read the table of requirements thatappears. Depending on the type of discs you use, more or less may beneeded; if you use ordinary CDs, Recovery Manager will require more compared tofewer discs if DVDs are used.
Insert your first blank disc, havingmade sure it is fully labeled, such as "Recovery Disc 01" or"Recovery Disc 1 of 2". The optical drive of your computerwill have automatically opened. If not, open manually. Close the optical driveand click Next.
Understand and confirm you want to gothrough with the operation using the type of disc you have inserted by clickingNext.
Wait while Recovery Manager now createsthe first disc. This may take 20-40 minutes as it collects the files,writes the files and verifies the files to disc.
Remove the disc and insert the nextafter the first has been finished after clicking Next. Continue the creation of discs according to thenecessary requirements, up until the last has finished creating files.

Click Next after removing the disc and then Finish to complete the session. Congratulations! You havejust made yourself a set of recovery discs.

Use the recovery discs to recover yourcomputer in case of system instability or failure.


Thanks!!!!!

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