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How do i restore my windows vista laptop to

I bought a windows vista laptop back in Sept. It has been loosing internet, certain programs wont let me uninstall, and some just dont work anymore, I know NOTHING about pc's so when i would fix one problem i created 10 more. i would like to know how in step by step procedure how to restore it back to the original factory settings. Just as when i purchased it. Thank you

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  • Kellie Bennitt Nov 19, 2009

    its a toshiba satellite L305-S5955 windows vista. dont know exactly all you need. FYI i know absolutly NOTHING about pcs. thanks so much

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Restoring your laptop back to it's original settings can be done in numerous ways but it would be easier to give you specific advice if we knew what brand/model of laptop you have.

Nearly all big brand laptops come with a restore disk or at least the ability to create one. Check the disks that came with your laptop for one labeled "restore" or "repair". If it came with a blank cd/dvd then chances are you'll need to create one.

I think this would be the easiest option for you if you're not too familiar with computers. Let me know what laptop you've got & hopefully i'll be able to point you in the right direction.

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HiAre there any changes made? Intsallation of software, hardware or download.Well the best thing to do is to follow this.
Follow these instructions for reverting important Windows Vista files back to a previous state using System Restore:
Difficulty: EasyTime Required: Using System Restore to reverse system changes in Windows Vista usually takes several minutesHere's How:
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  2. Click on the System Restore program icon.
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  5. Click Next >.
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