How to completely restore my HP laptop?
Hi, for a older laptop would just delete all the partitions including the restore partition, format and install Linux Mint/Cinnamon on it as most like Window’s Desktop.
That is what they do here for repurposing to donate or resale or ship overseas to other countries. Pickup Rufus : https://fileforum.com/detail/Rufus/1386108183/1
Linux Mint/Cinnamon on it. It comes with some software and is most like windows desktop. Min requirements : https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4011
2GB RAM (4GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
20GB of disk space (100GB recommended).
1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).
Linux Mint comes with a wide range of software installed, including LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, HexChat, Pidgin, Transmission, and VLC media player
Lots of available software including Office 365 if need and : https://alternativeto.net/platform/linux/
As for wiping the partition and format Should be able to delete the Restore partition from within Windows and your HP Program : https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c00810279
Then from the Rufus USB and Linux should be able to wipe the rest of the stuff.
And if want to do what you asked for : https://smallbusiness.chron.com/boot-off-recovery-partition-hp-53080.html
Edited by Pkshadow, Yesterday, 09:01 PM.