HP Recovery Manager

If you have a HP computer, then HP has it's own version of System Restore installed called HP Recovery Manager. You can uninstall this in Programs and Features.
I ran across this statement in Tutorials.

It needs some clarifications:

In Pavillion and Presario notebooks, HP Rec Mgr does more than just System restore. And btw, HP does not have its own version of SR. It runs Windows' version.

HP Rec Mgr has other functions: Re-install original software programs and hardware drivers and complete System Recovery restoring the original hard disk factory template. It can be utilized to create a set of recovery discs.

In HP Business notebook, Rec Mgr does not re-install software progs and drivers but does the others listed in Pavilion/Presario models.

I don't think HP Recovery Manager should be uninstalled. Or if perchance, he meant uninstalling System Restore, be aware that HP Rec Mgr will be unable to system restore on its own if Windows SR is unstalled or disabled.
 
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mansrm81

Vista Guru
Umm where did you see that cause you can't uninstall it and its not even listed in the Program and Features. You can only disable the windows system restore. I'm pretty sure all HP products have the Recovery Manager to restore you computer to Factory Condition.
 

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System Recovery is not System Restore. Huge diff.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
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    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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    1440 x 900
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    289.09 GB
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    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
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    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
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    cable Wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Yeah and it doesn't even use windows system recovery at all it just an image of the OS.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
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    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
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    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
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    On board RealTek
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    Acer X163W LCD
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    1366x768
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    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
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    Dynex 400w
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    Nothin Special
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    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
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Yeah and it doesn't even use windows system recovery at all it just an image of the OS
I dunno what you mean. What does not use W syst rec and what's just an image of OS? You mean HP Rec Mgr?...' cause I had used it three times...to re-install some original software programs which I had unstalled during decrapping and a driver and once, full system recovery factory setting. And that's why I am kinda stumped at the quoted statement I ran across.

Two months ago, I had a Gateway and Vista 32 and I don't believe it has Recovery Mgr. I think HP's Rec Mgr is HP's..not windows'. Am I wrong?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
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    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
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    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
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    289.09 GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
    Internet Speed
    cable Wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
All it is a complete backup of your Windows installation and all the crapware, drivers etc. when HP installed the OS. HP Recovery is only for HP products. Gateway might have something similar to HP's recovery but it could have come in a disc format just like you can make the disc with HP recovery. Hope this makes sense.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.
I know that's what you meant. Thanks for clarifying.

What does not make sense to me is the quoted statement that seems to say that if you want system restore, you can unstall HP Recovery Manager or Windows System restore...meaning(?) no need to have two Sytem Restores?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
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    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    289.09 GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
    Internet Speed
    cable Wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
All I know is that you can't uninstall HP recovery from Programs and Features cause its not listed there but you can delete the partition but that's about it and when you use the recovery disc to restore you computer to factory condition it puts the recovery partition back on to your hard drive. Windows system restore is only for when you update your computer from windows update and when you install drivers and software.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

darkassain

Where is the Cake?
Vista Guru
ok the way i see it the recovery manger is a Windows PE booting of the hp recovery partition...
i believe what coolneyorker is the one that manages the partition
meaning you can make so it changes to the factory setting on your OEM computer...
i have only seen this in a toshiba notebook
for my hp table i didnt even think for a second and cleaned the drive (dont really like the bloat, and also well some of guys know....7.....)
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
I found this for uninstalling the whole thing though.

HP Notebook PCs*-* Uninstalling the Recovery Manager*

I think it meant that the HP Backup and Recovery Manager could make a restore point as well. Not sure about uninstalling it though unless you had a HP Recovery Disc and didn't need the partition anymore. Otherwise, I would just see if there was an option somewhere in the HP program for it not to create restore points. :confused:
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
A day after a I got my Pavilion dv7 notebook, I got carried away decrapping.... necessitaing re-installation of some original programs and drivers using HP Recovery Manager to get back on track. Later, I got carried away installing some online driver upgrades (could not stop my tweak happy finger) that crashed my system. This mess required factory set up System Recovery using the three back up discs I was told to create before doing anything else (during initial set up). These discs required HP Recovery Manager to run. Today, I tried to run first of three disc without HP Rec Mgr (just for curiosity) and I could only read it. It did not activate system to attempt re-installation. (I need some guidance here...maybe I was not doing it right).

It seems to me, HP Recovery Manager is such an important multi-functional tool; I cannot figure out why even consider unstalling it. This is where that Tutorial statement baffled me.

"If you have a HP computer, then HP has it's own version of System Restore installed called HP Recovery Manager. You can uninstall this in Programs and Features"

I posted this HP Rec Mgr issue concerned that some Pavilion notebook users might do just that after reading the Tutorials (btw, that was on System Restore Space tutorial).

Also, for some reason HP sent me two Syst Rec DVD's (I really dunno why) which I have not opened. I wonder if they are self installing or they might also require HP Recovery Manager.
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    289.09 GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
    Internet Speed
    cable Wireless

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Tutorial statement??

What tutorial is this in?
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
I cannot find it. I'm glad it's been expunged.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    289.09 GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
    Internet Speed
    cable Wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Also, for some reason HP sent me two Syst Rec DVD's (I really dunno why) which I have not opened. I wonder if they are self installing or they might also require HP Recovery Manager.
Those are the same disc's that you would make using the Recovery Manager. Just keep those for a backup just in case your your recovery partition gets messed up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.
Stephen,

Those two DVD's from HP....are they the same as the three DVD's I created during the initial set up?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Compal
    Memory
    4.096
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    289.09 GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced (101-or 102) keyboard
    Internet Speed
    cable Wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
They should be the same since they sent you the disc's for your computer. I wouldn't know why they would send you different disc's cause they have to be the same.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

Brink

Staff member
mvp
I cannot find it. I'm glad it's been expunged.
Ok, good then. I wouldn't want something like that posted without a further explanation with it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

kiddieboy12

sloowlag
Member
i wouldnt. becuz if u do. u can restore it. my opinion
 

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  • CPU
    amd 64x2 4200+ 2.2ghz per core
    Motherboard
    ECS NETTLE
    Memory
    3 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvdia 6150se nforce 430(old rig, upgrading)
    Sound Card
    reltrek hd audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    hp w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440x968/1024x768
    Hard Drives
    320gb
    PSU
    upgrading, Coolmax CA-450 450watts
    Case
    hp casing
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    defult..
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    hp
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    hp
    Internet Speed
    768kbps down and 128 up...very slow..
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    not great compared to other people..
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