Ok I installed Windows 8 on an HP G72 laptop that previously had Windows 7. I am trying to use the HP system recovery to restore my laptop to its factory settings and go back to Windows 7 but Win 8 has taken over the HP system recovery program with it's own **** so I cant do a full restore?!?
The only option I get is to "reset" my computer and then it asks for me to insert the original discs to proceed..........but that's not what I want to do! That's why there is a recover partition created by HP so that I don't need discs and can recover my system!
What's the point to this? Windows is trying to be too clever!
How do I stop windows from doing this?
I need the original HP recovery to run.
When I press f11 on boot up it does nothing and just loads windows as normal, if I press esc on boot up I get to choose start system recovery but again widows ignores this and starts up as normal. If I use recovery manager while windows is running, I can click system recovery and it restarts my laptop and then runs some Windows 8 recovery program instead of the HP version.