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Windows 7: Reset toshiba with original windows vista but now windows 7

22 Oct 2014   #1
xX4m4zingXx

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Reset toshiba with original windows vista but now windows 7

If I reset a toshiba laptop which first had vista and now windows 7, does it then reset to windows vista?


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22 Oct 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you use the factory restoration, which came with the computer, you go back to the way it was the day you bought it.
Furthermore, once you installed 7, the restoration might not be able to work.
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22 Oct 2014   #3
xX4m4zingXx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

and if we reformat the disc will everything be off the pc but windows 7?
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22 Oct 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Depends what you mean by 'reformat'.

If you format the disk (e.g. to NTFS), everything on the disk will be gone.

If you reinstall the OS, the current OS will be gone.
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22 Oct 2014   #5
xX4m4zingXx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

if we format the disk. will windows 7 be off it also?
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22 Oct 2014   #6
richc46

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If you format everything will be gone.
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22 Oct 2014   #7
xX4m4zingXx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok.
is there any way to clean a pc completly without deleting the installed windows?
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22 Oct 2014   #8
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You cant do a factory restore to Vista, Unless you have a Factory reset Disc with you.
You cant either install windows vista or 7 as new.
Move all your important files to a separate partition ( not 'C:' ).
Its more safe to move your important files to external disc before installing windows.
Then Clean Install Windows 7 OR Windows Vista
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22 Oct 2014   #9
xX4m4zingXx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

and, can I place the windows folder into another disk and then fragment the disk and after that just place it back?
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22 Oct 2014   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Download the free Macrium Reflect, make an image of your drive and put it on an external.
Now do what you want to the computer hard drive.
Then put the image back. It will be exactly the same.
Make images once a week in case of problems., too.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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