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HP Laptop Recovery Partition Got Formatted by Mistake, how to recover and activate?

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I got a HP pavilion  Sleek book 15-b002ee (without CD drive) ,  By mistake I formatted and deleted the Hard disk drive,  with recovery OS , …..while installing a copy of     windows 8 professional , now  it shows that  “my version of windows is not genuine and  I need to activate the same “ …..   but as you know it came with a genuine copy of windows 8 installed…I guess it was windows 8 home /premium …..and current installed version of windows 8  is professional or some other version …can you please let me know from where I can , get a image or download of windows 8  for this HP…so that I can create a USB boot able disk and reinstall the windows 8, and activate it since it came with windows 8 pre-installed .  …I called the service desk for HP  and they agreed to do it if I may give them 100 dollars ..That also I have to wait three days…which will make my clients go mad….service providers are also not ready to give me Media (CD/DVD)  with correct image of OS for this HP machine … Kindly help.
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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You need to use HP installation media (which cannot be downloaded).  Push back at HP, speak with a manager ... $100 is too steep.  Companies have historically charged only $20 for media.
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no way ......manger is demanding at least  50 $  ...is there  any way that  i can solve the issue by myself...?  also additionally ....i went to one of my friend and made a , restore USB  from his windows 8 ..Laptop  but that  USB also didn't worked out in my laptop.....please    guide me with a solution ...!!
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by:rindi
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If you made the recovery DVD's like you should have when you got the PC, you can use those to restore the system to the factory defaults. If not, you must order the DVD's from HP. HP's link below explains how you order them. It may be different from country to country though:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07143&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=5368370
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Philip Elder earned 365 total points
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Have another identical unit out there?

If yes, then arrange to have a couple of hours of time on that unit.

Bring a new 16GB, and a 32GB just-in-case, flash drive with you.

Run the "create a recovery disk" process and choose USB Flash for your image destination.

The process is slow, so be patient.

Once done, re-image your now flattened machine with the factory defaults including the option to recreate the recovery partition.

Philip
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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OEM Windows 8 is keyed to pull the OEM key from the BIOS for activation - Retail media cannot do this.  You will need HP media (or buy your own media/license - around $100).
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by:dbrunton
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You need the media to do the reinstallation or let HP do it.

You can't identify which version of Windows you had on so downloading anything is guesswork and a waste of time.  Trying to fix what is there is also a waste of time, you've made two attempts with different versions and overwritten what was there.  You've got no Restore partition and you've made no Restore media.

So I'll repeat:  Either buy the media or let HP fix it.
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by:Davis McCarn
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If you tell HP that you can't launch the Windows 8 refresh procedure and the unit is still in warranty, they will often ship you the DVD(s) for free.
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by:Marc Z
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Wait. You were installing windows 8 professional.  Since it was a fully licensed paid for copy,  why can't you simply authenticate it,  which is what it is telling you.
Once it is authenticated,  you can create a backup image.
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it worked also , the answer of DavisMcCarn  is also correct.
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