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I had microsoft windows 8,1 but after refreshing my laptop,it disappeared? How can I recover it or do i need this operating system?

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SOURCE: Error -need to re-install the operating system

I think you upgraded from Windows Vista Home Basic to Windows Home Premium. In windows operating system you can only upgrade but can never downgrade an operating system. The best solution to this is to back-up your datas by either using a flash drive or burn CD's using your existing Home Premium system. After doing so, perform a clean format using DOS. Before doing so, gather all the CD installer that comes with your laptop like video, sound, LAN etc.. This is to install the drivers that will work with the new operating system.

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SOURCE: no microsoft word and power point icons in my laptop

If Word and Powerpoint are installed on your computer and you mean you don't have icons for them on the desktop, click on Start, then All Programs, and you will find them in the program list. You can start them from there, or you can right-click on the program and pick "send to.." from the menu that pops up. Select "desktop (create shortcut)" and you will have the icon on the desktop for future use.

If Word and Powerpoint are not in the program list, they aren't installed. These programs do not come with Windows. Unless you paid extra for them when you purchased the computer, you will need to purchase the Office suite and install the programs yourself.

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SOURCE: I need to know if i can recover the Operating

How did you lose the operating by mistake? Did you format the drive?
You can not recover the operating system from the bios. But you may have a choice when the computer boots up there may be a recovery option, you can try that. If not you would have to reinstall or try a repair from a vista disk if you can borrow one from someone. Please let me know if I can offer any other help, Thanks for using FixYa

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SOURCE: My Laptop is Dell vostro

LCD refresh rates are generally 60 htz no changing them.

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    LAPTOP computDell lost administrator password

    it can be recovered if you are using a microsoft account but for that you must be on windows 8 minimum. if you are on older version. we can still do it by booting with another operating system. but this can be tricky as we must make a bootable usb or dvd.

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    How fo i Factory reset my msi gx630 laptop

    If it is Windows 8 and mean resetting the operating system you can use the built in refresh feature of Windows 8. Go to control panel > open Recovery. At the bottom there is a link which reads 'If you are experiencing problems with your PC, you can refresh it in PC settings'. Click on it to open PC Settings recovery options. You can use the topmost option 'Refresh your PC without affecting your files' to keep folders like My Documents intact. Or 'Remove everything and reinstall Windows', this will delete everything and do a full reinstall. It should use the recovery drive available on your laptop to restore to factory defaults.

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    Microsoft windows 8 update causes all my downloaded apps to disappear as well as all my pictures, videos, and documents from my libraries

    i think this is happening due to two reasons
    1) Your are not using Microsoft account user and have chosen a local user.
    2) possible issues with windows 8 version you have - i didn't face it for 1.5 years of Windows 8 which i had.
    1) Use Microsoft account - they can keep all your apps in onedrive - so this gets automatically downloaded everytime.

    2) Try to update to Windows 8.1 version - which is way better than Windows 8.

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    My dell 15.6 netbook has a virus and i need to reset it to factory

    1. download microsoft security essentials install that (its a free antivirus from microsoft) run it and remove viruses. After that download and install malwarebytes anti malware free version. Run that to get rid of the rest of the junk. To reset computer to factory insert the operating system disc and reinstall everything. IF its window 8 you can refresh your computer without reinstalling everythign

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

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    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.
    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.

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    HP dv6000 turion processor. machine starts and all blue lights appear. dvd briefly lights and then machine turns off and then turns itself back on and repeats the process.

    Preforming a system recovery to return the computer to its original condition may be necessary if the operating system is damaged, or the hard drive is corrupted, or the computer is infected by a virus.

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    Vista Business problems


    Sorry to inform you that there is no full version of windows XP which is downloadable, because all the OS products of Microsoft are need a license so you need to buy a license windows XP OS, remember that their is no piracy policy.

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    Desktop icons disappeared after installling

    right click on desktop in a free area --> arrange icons by -->show desktop icons

    If thats not got a tick mark next to it then click on it and press F5 to refresh the screen

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