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Reset to factory setting

I am missing many programs that came wit this computer and I can not get them back. needs to go back to factory settings

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It would be helpful if we knew the Make, Model of Laptop and the OS. Without knowing ANY info, reboot, select the correct F key to boot to Recovery Software, select Full Recovery, provided you have a Recovery Partition. ALL your data will be lost, ALL updates must be installed, your laptop will return to the day it came out of the box. OR, buy a Factory Recovery DVD/CD's from your Laptop Manufacturer.

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SOURCE: toshiba laptop hard reset needed

check in your my computer
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Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: want to set computer back to factory settings or out of box state

Restart the system hold down F11 function key till it beeps then follow procedure.

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Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: want to restore back to factory settings

Restart the computer and hold down the F11 key. You can also backup your documents in the process of the restore.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I want to reset my IBM thinkPad R50e back to factory Settings.

CREATE A BACK OF DATA INIT
BETTER THEN RESTORING U CAN RESTORE UR SYSTEM TO A PERIOD WHEN UR THINKPAD WAS RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY AND THIS DOESNT DELETE ANY DATA ON UR HARD DISK
START PROGRAMMES ACCESSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS SYSTEM RESTORE
THIS WILL SURELY HELP U

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to reset my aspire 4315 series back to factory settings.

First plug in the Notebook to a power socket with your adapter. Power on the Notebook and you will see the Acer splash screen. Immediately prell ALT and keep tapping F10 at the same time. It will take you to a screen where you will see "windows is loading files" or "starting acer recovery" it will ask you, how do you want to restore?" choose the option "restore to factory default" and click continue. It will go through the restore process and within 15 - 20 minutes it should finish the process. Your Notebook will be back to factory default settings and once again you can see the OOBE.

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HOw do i reset my computer to where its practiclly new?


Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery.
There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive.

Destructive recovery will reformat your hard drive, destroying all data and reinstalling the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration.

Non-destructive, or "system," recovery will repair your Windows installation, replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory setting.

Non-destructive recovery is the best option if you are unable to back up your user data before running system recovery.Restoring with CDs


Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so.
If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data.

Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure.

Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering.

Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer.
Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.

Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts.
Select the recovery option you would like to use.
To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option.

Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next."
To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen.
Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings.
Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time.

Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next."
If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No."
Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already.
Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/How-do-I-RESTORE-my-system-to-the-original-factory-settings/td-p/50113

Dec 08, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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Lost all settings, programs, seems like computer is reset


the original settings? you mean all your programs are factory default? if that's the case it sounds like you did a factory reset instead of a restore point. you can't do that unless you're in the recovery screen. please advise

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Oovoo log in


Resetting your system back to factory setting does not change your id/login to oovoo except that you will need to re-install the program for oovoo (download from site).

Nov 27, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How do I reset my Toshiba Satellite 1800-S207 laptop to original factory settings


Satellite 1800-S207
Windows 7 and earlier Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard disk. From this special hidden image, you can restore your computer to its factory-fresh software condition.
How To: Perform system recovery - Windows 7
The following article will show you how to perform a system recovery. To Recover or perform a system recovery means to take the laptop back to factory settings (default settings). System restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

There are two methods to perform a system recovery:
  • Using Partitioned Recovery Method (Free Recovery)
  • Using Recovery CDs / DVDs / Media
Details provided at the link listed below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Perform-system-recovery-Windows-7/ta-p/279643
Restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

Refresh means PC settings will be set to default without effecting personal files or settings.

Reset means back to factory settings. (default settings) - deleting all personal files, programs and settings. Similar to Recover or Recovery


Windows 8 Toshiba laptops have many restore and recovery options available depending on your needs. To better understand these options and how they affect your computer, please view the video available in the linked article below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Understanding-System-Restore-Refresh-Reset-and-Recovery/ta-p/342690

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Hi, i have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk


have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk ?

Use system restore and add/remove program to use system restore go to start ---> all programs
---> accessories ---> sytem tools ---> system restore .. restore your computer in earlier time...
to go to add and remove program click start ---> control panel and find add/remove program
remove the program you did not have when its new...

hope it helps god bless

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VAIO VGN-FS742/W PC Notebook: i need to know how to restore factory settings wit...


Hi,

This Computer has Recovery Partition hidden in the Hard Drive. You can access the Recovery Partition using the VAIO Recovery Wizard or pressing the F10 Key while restarting the Computer.

The System Recovery will restore the Computer back to the factory defaults and all the data in the Computer will be lost.

  1. To access the VAIO Recovery Wizard, please click "Start", All Programs" , VAIO Recovery and VAIO Recovery icon.
  2. Then, in the VAIO Recovery Window, please select the "Restore C: Drive" option.
  3. Then, in the Restore C: Drive window, click to select the I understand box.
  4. Then, click the Next button.
  5. After the bundled applications are installed, under Restore C: Drive (Step 4 of 4) , click the Finish button.
  6. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
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Well you really need to use your system restore disk. NOTE::::>>>> All of your user files and personal info Will be deleted, including bookmarks, and any programs that did not originally come with the computer. Your computer will be as if it was just taken out the box.

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I recommend you restore your computer using the system recovery application. Hopefully you have a back-up for your other files. This is the only sure way to restore your system back to factory setting and restore your missing files. Good Luck.

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Factory restore


Yes, Usually when you purchase a computer, the computer manufacturer has set a certain key or keys that you can press if you ever wish to reset your computer back to its factory settings. If your computer is still the same way now as it was when you purchased it, then pretty much all you have to do is contact your computer manufacturer, or read your paperwork/owner's manual ( this might be on a cd), or maybe even go to your manufacturer's website and search. Either one of these ways should give you the way to reset your computer. Hope this helps!

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