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how do i do a factory restore

Posted by: sharon p.      16 Jan 2010 @ 16:52
how do i do a factory restore

how do i do a factory restore

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      16 Jan 2010 @ 17:17
RE: how do i do a factory restore

Do you have Restore discs, or are you trying to use a Restore partition on the hard disk? What Operating System are you running? XP, Vista, Windows 7?

If you have Restore CD's, put the CD in, and reboot the PC. It should start from the CD and offer to do a Restore.

If it is from a Restore partition on the hard disk, you normally have to press a key during the startup phase to get into it. The key varies by machine, often it is F9 or F10.

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      16 Jan 2010 @ 17:28
RE: how do i do a factory restore

Hang on a minute. Be aware that a factory restore will destroy all your stored data, all your settings, all your programs installed after you bought the computer, all updates. You will face hours of work afterwards getting your computer back to the way it was before. Also, not all computers even have the facility to restore to factory settings.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      16 Jan 2010 @ 20:10
RE: how do i do a factory restore

before we can even think of advidsng you on this we would ned to know

Make / model of machine
version of windows running on it
whether you have any recovery disks
what is wrong with the machine that makes you want to recover it

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