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HP MIE Restore Image Creator (for Windows)

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Description

Release details

Released:
2009-01-29
File name:
ImageCreator.msi [1/1, 843.5k]
Version
1.0
Compatibility:
HP Mobile Internet Experience

Fix/Enhancement

Original Software/Drivers
CAUTION: The restore process reformats and completely erases the hard drive on the HP Mini. All the files 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.

To download the files to another computer running Windows and restore your HP Mini, follow these steps:

1. Download and save ImageCreator.msi to the Windows computer.

2. Double-click on ImageCreator.msi and follow the on-screen instructions to install HP MIE Restore Image Creator.

3. Insert a USB flash drive (2 GB minimum) into a USB port on the Windows computer.

CAUTION: The restore process reformats and completely erases the USB flash drive. All the files on the USB flash drive are permanently removed.

4. Launch the HP MIE Restore Image Creator utility from the Start menu.

5. Select "Download HP Mini MIE recovery image", select the target USB flash drive, and click on Start to download the latest HP Mini recovery image from the HP web site. The recovery image will be downloaded and saved to the Windows computer and then written to the USB flash drive.

6. When the download and write process is complete, remove the USB flash drive.

7. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your HP Mini.

8. Change the boot order by turning on or restarting the device, and then pressing F9 while the "F9 = Change Boot Device Order" message is displayed on the screen.

9. Use the arrow keys to select the USB flash drive, and then press enter.

10. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the operating system and programs.

11. After the operating system and programs are installed, remove the USB flash drive.

NOTE: After the operating system and programs are installed, the device will automatically restart. You are then prompted to set up your HP Mini.

12. Restore your personal files and reinstall any updates not installed with the factory image using Update Manager.

13. You can uninstall the HP MIE Restore Image Creator utility from the Windows computer and delete the downloaded recovery image (the image must be deleted manually).

Details and specifications

  • Another computer with Internet access running Windows XP or higher.
  • A bootable USB flash drive with a capacity of 2 GB or higher
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