HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore points
HP Backup and Recovery Manager is preinstalled on your workstation. This software allows you to
backup and restore your system and data. You will be prompted to make RestorePlus! CDs at the first
boot of the system. An Initial Restore Point (IRP) will be created automatically. This restore point is a
complete snapshot of the system partition at the time the IRP was created. The IRP is stored in the
recovery partition on the system hard drive, but you can also write the IRP to CDs, DVDs, or copy it to
another location. The restore point can be used to return the system partition back to the state the system
was when captured.
Restoring from the HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore point CD or
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager (HPBR) restore point can be written to CD or DVDs and used
to restore the system. Typically you would used the CD/DVD set if the hard drive has been replaced or
all partitions have been corrupted. Boot the system from the HPBR restore point CD/DVD and follow
the online instructions.
Restoring from the HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore point on the
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager (HPBR) Initial Restore Point is stored in the system recovery
partition and can be restored using the Emergency Recovery menu. Boot your system and press the
key when prompted to enter the Emergency Recovery menu. The F11 prompt appears briefly during
the boot process. From the Emergency Recovery menu, choose Recover PC to a specific point in
time and follow the instructions.
Protecting the software
To protect software from loss or damage, keep a backup copy of all system software, applications, and
related files stored on the hard drive. See the operating system or backup utility documentation for
instructions on making backup copies of data files.
The following HP software may be installed on your workstation depending on the operating system and
Computer Setup (F10) Utility and diagnostic features
HP Support Software including device drivers
Security Management tools (optional)
Software Support Management tools
Additional software is available for download:
HP Client Manager Software is available at: http://www.hp.com/go/easydeploy.
System Software Manager is available at: http://www.hp.com/go/ssm.
Additional HP software might be required in certain situations.
Chapter 2 Configuring and restoring the operating system