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21 Apr 2012  

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
i guess i get mixed up clean install is downloading windows OEM from that website everyone keeps posting? The legit oem windows...

Factory reset is using the factory cds or using the preinstall backup installed on the hard drive (the one toshiba puts there) these are two different things right? and your saying clean install best?
You can get a clean install by downloading the ISO at Activate it with your product key.

Yes, a factory reset uses the recovery partition on the hard drive OR the recovery CDs.

They are 2 different things.

A clean install gives you a fresh Windows, with nothing extra.

A factory reset gives you what your Toshiba had when you bought it: Windows, plus whatever other stuff Toshiba put on it.

Either may work OK for you.

You cannot do the factory reset unless you have the recovery partition or the recovery CDs.
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