Recovery using Windows 8 restore media
This recovery process requires Windows 8 restore discs, which can be ordered from the support website. The
Windows 8 restore media consists of a Windows 8 operating system disc and a Windows 8 driver disc.
For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/support. For worldwide support, go to
en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html. You can also order the media by calling support.
the hard drive. All files that you have created and any software that you have installed on the workstation are
permanently removed. When reformatting is complete, the recovery process helps you restore the operating
system, as well as drivers.
Begin recovery using the Windows 8 operating system disc:
It can take several minutes to load the operating system disc.
Back up all personal files.
Restart the workstation, and then follow the instructions provided with the Windows 8 operating
system disc to install the operating system.
When prompted, press any keyboard key.
workstation is starting to see the Startup menu. Use the arrow keys to select the boot menu, and then
press enter. Use the arrow keys to select the location where the recovery DVD is inserted to boot from
that device. Booting the DVD from UEFI Boot sources will result in a GPT boot partition. Booting from
Legacy Boot sources will result in an MBR boot partition. It is recommended that you boot Windows 8
from UEFI Boot sources to take full advantage of the features available in Windows 8.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
After the repair is completed and the Windows 8 desktop appears:
Remove the Windows 8 operating system disc, and then insert the driver disc.
Install the Hardware Enabling Drivers first. HP recommends installing all available drivers.
You can download applications that come with the workstation at http://www.hp.com.
Chapter 5 Setting up, backing up, restoring, and recovering Windows 8
Using the Windows 8 operating system disc completely erases hard drive contents and reformats
If the workstation does not boot to the DVD, restart the workstation and press
The driver disc will load prerequisite software, and then allow you to load drivers.