Using windows tools – HP EliteBook 840 G3 User Manual
You can use Windows tools to create system restore points and create backups of personal information,
If your computer does list the Recovery partition and the Windows partition, you can use HP Recovery
Manager to create recovery media after you successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be
used to perform system recovery if the hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the
original operating system and software programs that were installed at the factory and then configures
the settings for the programs. HP Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or restore
the factory image if you replace the hard drive.
Only one set of recovery media can be created. Handle these recovery tools carefully, and keep
them in a safe place.
HP Recovery Manager examines the computer and determines the required storage capacity for
the media that will be required.
To create recovery discs, your computer must have an optical drive with DVD writer capability, and
you must use only high-quality blank DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, or DVD+R DL discs. Do not use
rewritable discs such as CD±RW, DVD±RW, double-layer DVD±RW, or BD-RE (rewritable Blu-ray)
discs; they are not compatible with HP Recovery Manager software. Or, instead, you can use a high-
quality blank USB flash drive.
If your computer does not include an integrated optical drive with DVD writer capability, but you
would like to create DVD recovery media, you can use an external optical drive (purchased
separately) to create recovery discs. If you use an external optical drive, it must be connected
directly to a USB port on the computer; the drive cannot be connected to a USB port on an external
device, such as a USB hub. If you cannot create DVD media yourself, you can obtain recovery discs
for your computer from HP. See the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet included with the
computer. You can also find contact information on the HP website. Go to
Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you begin creating the recovery media.
The creation process can take an hour or more. Do not interrupt the creation process.
If necessary, you can exit the program before you have finished creating all of the recovery DVDs.
HP Recovery Manager will finish burning the current DVD. The next time you start HP Recovery
Manager, you will be prompted to continue.
To create HP Recovery media:
For a tablet with a detachable keyboard, connect the keyboard to the keyboard dock before
beginning these steps.
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, and then select HP Recovery Manager.
Select Create recovery media, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you ever need to recover the system, see
Using Windows tools
You can create recovery media, system restore points, and backups of personal information using Windows
If storage is 32 GB or less, Microsoft System Restore is disabled by default.
For more information and steps, see the Get started app.
Select the Start button, and then select the Get started app.
Chapter 3 Backing up, restoring, and recovering