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HP 2140 Mini-Note User Manual: Backing Up Your Information; When To Back Up; Restoring Your Information; Using System Restore

Hp 2140 mini-note: user guide.
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Backing up your information

Successful recovery after a system failure depends on whether you have completely backed up your
files. You should back up your files on a regular basis to maintain up-to-date files.
You can back up important personal files and folders to the HP Mini Mobile Drive (select models only),
to an external hard drive, or to a USB flash drive (purchased separately).

When to back up

On a regular basis
Before the system is repaired or restored
Before you add or modify hardware or software

Restoring your information

In case of system failure or instability, you can restore the operating system and programs installed at
the factory.
CAUTION:
you have created and any software installed on the device are permanently removed. The restore
process reinstalls the original operating system, software, and drivers. Software, drivers, and updates
not installed with the factory image must be reinstalled using Update Manager.
The device provides the following restore options:
System Restore (installed on the device): You can use the System Restore utility to restore the
original operating system and programs.
HP MIE Restore Image Creator (USB flash drive): If you are unable to boot (start up) the device,
and if you are unable to use System Restore, you can use another computer to download the HP
MIE Restore Image Creator utility and create a bootable USB flash drive (purchased separately).
You can then use the USB flash drive to install the HP Mini MIE recovery image and programs on
your device.
Note the following before beginning the restore process:
The device must be connected to AC power during the restore process.
The restore process may take several hours to complete.
If possible, all personal files should be backed up.

Using System Restore

NOTE:
System Restore is the recommended option to restore the original operating system.
The restore process reformats hard drive, completely erasing all information. All the files
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