A portion of the total HDD/SSD space on your HP is configured as a hidden recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore pre-installed software in the event of a problem. (Your computer will be restored to the same as when you bought it new).
- Make sure that the AC adaptor is connected during the restoring process.
- When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the HDD/SSD may be formatted and all data may be lost.
How to Restore Windows on HP EliteBook 740 / 840 G2
Step 1. Turn on or restart the computer, and then press “ESC” while the “Press the ESC key for Startup Menu” message is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2. Press “F10” to enter Computer Setup.
Step 3. Using the mouse or the arrow keys select Main > Restore Defaults.
Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions.