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Windows 7: system restore

30 Oct 2011   #1

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
system restore

Hi, i want to restore my laptop the way before i bought the laptop like its original status, but i dont know how and do i need CD's for that?
And also if i upgrade it to windows 7 ultimate (right now i have windows 7 home premium) do i still need to have a CD. i want to erase everything i install or downloaded, cause im trying to get rid of this viruses and my laptop really messed up right now, some files i cant even open and i tried uninstalling them but didnt work at all. so i want to put my laptop its orignal settings.


I know how the system restore works cause thats what i did on my desktop, but on my desktop i dont need the CD to install the operating system or other important files that has to be on the computer.

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30 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You probably can restore your system to the way it was when you bought it, but you would NOT use Windows System Restore to do that.

More details needed, such as who manufactured your laptop.

I think you can upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate through Windows Anytime Upgrade, without a CD.

But why would you want to upgrade?
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30 Oct 2011   #3

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

well want to delete evey files i installed and downloaded and bring back the way my laptop was when i first opened it.. but how?
About upgrading to ultimate, well i dont really know how ultimate work, soo should i just stay on home premium? there pretty much the same right?
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30 Oct 2011   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm thinking you have an ASUS machine. There should be a manufacturer's hidden recovery partition on your hard drive. The usual way to access it is to press F9 as soon as the ASUS logo appears on the screen. (If you have a different machine tell us the manufacturer as each has a different way to access their own recovery partition.) And it's also a good idea to create your own recovery disks should something happen to the recovery partition. (The instructions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but your ASUS user manual should tell you how it's done.)

It's possible to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade to move to Windows 7 Ultimate but some folks have reported problems using that method and recommend a clean install. Here's a comparison of the various editions. Only you can decide if the upgraded version is worth it.

Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows
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30 Oct 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pepeniva View Post
About upgrading to ultimate, well i dont really know how ultimate work, soo should i just stay on home premium? there pretty much the same right?
They differ in some respects, but if you don't know why you would need Ultimate, it's a near certainty you would not benefit from it.

Here is what Ultimate has that is not available in Professional:

BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, AppLocker, Direct Access, Branche Cache, MUI language packs, boot from VHD.

Here is what Professional has that is not available in Home Premium:

Domain join, Remote Desktop host, location aware printing, EFS, Mobility Center, Presentation Mode, Offline Folders, Group Policy (GP) controls, advanced backup, XP Mode.

If you know what those functions are and need them, then you need Professional or Ultimate. Some people figure they need Ultimate because it's, well, Ultimate.
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30 Oct 2011   #6

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i think i want to do the recovery partition? is that gonna make it the way it was when i got the laptop? i will try to browse, i will still be online using my desktop computer but i will shut down my laptop and try F9, please stay with me for a while and guide me through the whole thing
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30 Oct 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pepeniva View Post
is that gonna make it the way it was when i got the laptop?
That's what it is supposed to do. Back up your personal files before you start. Any changes you made to the system after you bought it or any files you created after you bought it will be lost if you don't back them up.
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30 Oct 2011   #8

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i don't really care about my personal files right now and tell you the truth its pretty much all games and besides i can install them again, what im worried about is, if i did the system recovery what if it will also delete the important files like my operating system windows 7 home premium or other important files making the laptop work also i didn't any installation CD for the laptop.
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30 Oct 2011   #9

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pepeniva View Post
what im worried about is, if i do the system recovery what if it will also delete the important files like my operating system windows 7 home premium or other important files making the laptop work
Yes, it will get rid of the old important files and replace them with new important files. That's what the recovery process does.
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30 Oct 2011   #10

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ahh so theres nothing bad really gonna happen if i use the recovery?

ok i'm at the ASUS PreloAD Wizard and asked me what language do you want to revocer
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The recovery wizard only works with ASUS notebook. IT WILL NOT WORKWITH ANY OTHER COMPUTER SYSTEM
All application included in the recovery CD are subject to the terms of the software licence agreement that comes with your asus notebook.
WARNING: all files on your hard disk partition will be lost during recovery process. ASUSTek computer INC. shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages.
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Select the appropriate option below
1. recover windows to first patrtition only
2. recover windows entire HD
3. Recover windows entire HD with two partition.
( i have 3 hard drive one is the C: which hold eveything and the or are the SDATA if im correct and each has 250G total of 1TB)
so iwant to pretty much erase every personal file i have which is it 1, 2, 3?
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