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my note book is made hard reset

Q: my note book is made hard reset

hi every one my note book made hard reset. before hard reset my Os is windows 10 pro and now linked the same aacount but not getting activation on windows 10 pro get me some solution and i buyed my notebook in US and now iam living in india bought form hp official website lost the purchased email and there is no key backside of my notebook give me some suggestions to activate my windows 10 pro and previously windows 8.1 pro default in this laptop and it is digitally activated before i recieved .there is no recovery drive even after hard reset and no backup.

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Preferred Solution: my note book is made hard reset

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A: my note book is made hard reset

cmouli Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about activation problems since you reset your Win10 laptop and wanted to help. The Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work.Your original Win10 was activated through something known as Digital Entitlement -- which is what MS terms an in-place upgrade from a prior OS. Once that is done, information about your PC is stored on the MS Activation servers and after that, any Win10 reinstall will automatically reactivate -- unless you change the version from the one that was originally activated. The product key on Win8x machines is not printed on a sticker, instead, it is embedded in the UEFI firmware of the motherboard. You can retrieve that key using this tool: Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool - MajorGeeks Once you have that, you should be able to activate Win10 using that key. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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A:WIN XP ON HP 630 NOTE BOOK PC

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A:note book message

What does the message actually say in relation to rt64win7.sys?

rt64win7.sys is a component of the 64-bit driver package for a Realtek network interface card, in case you're wondering what it is.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/note-book-message-655901.html
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A:volume of note book is very low

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A:Note book Hang

This sounds like one of your drivers has gone bad. You might need to reinstall all drivers. If you don't know much about computers, an experienced friend should help you do this.

What, exactly, is "domain control"?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/note-book-hang.808331/
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A:Net/Note book infected

Yes, if you cannot download directly to it. Either copy from the Flash Drive or run these off of it.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
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Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here..
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ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the toolClick on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.After the scan has finished...
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523026/netnote-book-infected/
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Thanks alot

whtnght5

A:Can you use a Hp note book OS cd in a desktop

Is this a Windows XP Disk or a Recovery Disk Set? If it's a Windows XP Disk *NOT GIVEN TO YOU FROM THE OEM, bought straight from the box of Windows XP.. Not from the box with the laptop* Then it will work. Most recovery disk sets are "MotherBoard" Bound. This means once on a different Motherboard, the disk will not work.

If it's a Recovery Disk, it will say:

Company Name
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This was distributed by ____ for brand new ______ computers.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/208490/can-you-use-a-hp-note-book-os-cd-in-a-desktop/
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A:Note Book Clevo D400S

hi and welcome to tsf, sorry for a long delay in a responce. when computer is booted unplug ac adaptor the ac adaptor icon should change to battery. how long have you had this battery? have you tried these steps

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/note-book-clevo-d400s-522405.html
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A:advent note book 4211c

You may be able to save any needed files- data etc using something similar to this.
IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 Cable Adapter
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=2020

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecent...ecovery-slave-laptop-hard-disk-usb-enclosure/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/advent-note-book-4211c.1052176/
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A:HP note book no image after logo

Hi ... Have you tried Downloading the Driver for the GPU from the HP Website ... You would need the exact Model Number to be able to do that ...

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A:How can i fix my built in webcam on my note book?

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A:HP note book no image after logo

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A:Sound Problem with dv2620us note book.

Welcome to TSG
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A:New note book , XP wrong language need bootable CD

if you go into control panel
regional and languages

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A:My brand new HP compaq note book sucks BIG time, pls HELP me :(

you can download the drivers from here
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Hello masoud, and welcome to TSG.

Looks like you should not need any special software for use with Windows Vista if you just need to transfer pictures from the camera to your hard drive.

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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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A:Windows Vista Login Password Forgotten - No Reset Disk Was Made: "Needs Help"

Originally Posted by KenzCM


Well, I have a big problem. I have a laptop that was manufacturer by TOSHIBA with Vista Home Premium OS. And I haven't used it in awhile, so I kinda forgot the Windows Login Password. It's only one account on it, the "Administrator" account. So the problem is I need to login on that laptop, but sadly, I didn't make a "reset disk" for the password on it. Is there anyway I can ever log back onto it? Please Help.


KenzCM



Kenz

Do you have the vista DVD? If so you can boot from the dvd and during the setup there is a key combo (shift-F10) that varies from mfr to mfr. That will get you to the command prompt. You may not need to run as admin but just in case this is how>>>> ( right click the top bar and run as admin) type net user administrator /active:true

that will enable the built in hidden admin account. reboot logon change password.

Let us know if this doesn't work

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A:HP 15 Notebook: hard drive made to one partition and format ...

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Ok, well I guess you're all busy with,,,,,, well something other then helping with this. It's probly to hard anyway.
 

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A:Made new partition - windows wiped from hard drive

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A:I have made my troubled hard drive a 'SLAVE' and hooked to another computer... BUT

Seeing that this is directly related to your other post that you are being assisted with, please do not double post, as it confuses the issue.

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A:Basically: Windows update made my 2nd hard drive disappear

You'll need to provide some hard data ...

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Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.
The easiest way to do this is to use the information from a PUBLISHED Speccy report.
See: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link.
Then click here to view your System Specs on this forum.

When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.

To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member.

Please post a Disk Management screen shot

Download dmDskmgr-vg.zip (contains dmDskmgr-vg.mmc)
Open the compressed folder, dmDskmgr-vg.zip
Double click dmDskmgr-vg.mmc to launch it
Press the Open button if prompted Do you want to open this file?
Answer yes to the User Account Control prompt

Tip: you can drag the middle bar up to show more of the bottom pane


(just don't drag it too far up - I also need the information in the top pane)Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
Attach the image to a new post

Thanks

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so i decided to do a system recovery with the built in Tool hp has=>You mean restore using recovery partition? So you wanna go back to initial installation when you bought it?

pagefile.sys seems to be 195gb big=>close to impossible. But you can delete it if you want

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-issue-wd-my-book-pro.681504/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/asus-net-book-will-not-recognize-hard-drive.977329/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wetern-digital-my-book-hard-drives.1008734/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/external-hard-drive-my-book-2-0-appcrash-596114.html
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Try this simple guide: (One of MS better guides I believe)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/mapdrive.mspx
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-set-up-new-my-book-external-hard-drive-on-network-drives.115595/
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Hi, jamiem1987, and welcome to the forums.

You say this occurs on all computers on your network copying to the same Worldbook HD attached to your router?

What sort of security programs are you using (antivirus, firewall, etc...)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/import-outlook-express-address-book-on-external-hard-drive-into-new-desktop.725476/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/How-do-I-do-a-hard-reset-on-my-hp-lap-top/td-p/5743314
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/443752-why-cant-i-do-hard-reset.html
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A:Made error w/"Location" tool: Made changes I cannot undo: Local Disk

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A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP CD...to delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176180/reset-hard-drive/
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A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HDMI-Hard-Reset/td-p/5823200
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Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hard-reset-on-a-14-d004au/td-p/5714711