is it possible to carry out a restore using a key or combination of keys at boot up for an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to carry out a restore with an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.0 by merely using a single or combination of keys at boot up.  If I am not mistaken, I believe a similar procedure can be done with a Dell setup, but, I might be mistaken.

         Thank you.

         George
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nobusCommented:
from this HP page, it seems you have to boot it up first into the error screen :  https://support.hp.com/za-en/document/c03546603
so, no, they do not have the option with bootup Keys

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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Nobus,

              Thank you for your link.  My closing comments here is basically going to be a rehash of my previously closed post.  This situation was resolved by resetting the HP Pavilion laptop.  But, to get to that point was a bit of a challenge.  First of all, I had to disable the UEFI Secure Boot using a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi4rOfpRugk as an instructional guide.   I was able to access the UEFI configuration by repeated pressing of the Esc key.  Once the secure boot was disabled, I was able to access the UEFI BIOS to configure the boot sequence and make the USB flash drive with Windows 8 as the first boot device.  Once it restarted, the information given within the link supplied by Nobus aided in the steps of resetting the laptop.  I did a full restore as opposed to just deleting personal files.  As such, it took several hours for it to successfully complete the reset.

                 George
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