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HP MIE Restore Image Creator (for Windows)

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Step 1:  Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…'
Step 2:  If a File Download Security Warning appears, click 'Run' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser.
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'HPSupportSolutions…msi' in the lower-left corner of the browser window
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Save File' when prompted
Step 2:  Click the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner of the browser, then double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…'
Step 3:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 4:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…' in the upper-right corner of the browser.
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Save File' when prompted  OR  Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…'  OR  Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser.  OR  Click 'HPSupportSolutions…msi' in the lower-left corner of the browser window
Step 2:  Click the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner of the browser, then double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…'  OR  If a File Download Security Warning appears, click 'Run' to install the framework.
Step 3:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 4:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.


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Description

This download allows you to restore the operating system and programs installed at the factory if you are unable to use the System Restore installed on the HP Mini. Use this download if you have another computer available that is running Windows.

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