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Windows 7: Restore Factory Settings after Clean Install for Win7


19 Jan 2010   #1

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Restore Factory Settings after Clean Install for Win7

HI,

I just want to know if I can still bring back the factory setting of my notebook after I clean install a Windows 7. Will I be able to bring it back to vista? If not, I also happen to have a backup dvds for vista because the tech guy from where I bought the notebook told me to do so. Thanks


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19 Jan 2010   #2

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If you have the space, why not dual boot with Vista??

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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19 Jan 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s7ven View Post
HI,

I just want to know if I can still bring back the factory setting of my notebook after I clean install a Windows 7. Will I be able to bring it back to vista? If not, I also happen to have a backup dvds for vista because the tech guy from where I bought the notebook told me to do so. Thanks
Hi and welcome

It depends on what you used to make the backup. If you backed up using the built in vista backup not really. If you backed up using a third party app like acronis yes.

But why would you want to?

Ken J+
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19 Jan 2010   #4

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Those discs the tech guy gave you should do exactly that--restore to Vista. At least that is how most people use the term "backup discs".

You may have also have a "recovery partition" on your hard drive that would take you back to Vista.

I gather you have not yet installed 7?

Look at your existing partions. What are they named?

Possible the "tech guy" made those discs for you and then deleted your recovery partition because the disks are intended to replace it.

We would have to see a screen capture of your Disk Management screen to really know.
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19 Jan 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s7ven View Post
HI,

I just want to know if I can still bring back the factory setting of my notebook after I clean install a Windows 7. Will I be able to bring it back to vista? If not, I also happen to have a backup dvds for vista because the tech guy from where I bought the notebook told me to do so. Thanks
Trust me, you will not want to. If you had XP and were going to Windows 7, possibly you might prefer XP. If you had Vista, however, there is no way you will not like Windows 7. It has all that Vista had to offer plus more. Some of the "more" can even be disabled, but I do not think you would want to.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

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there are two partition in my computer, local disc c: and recory d:,, when i bought the laptop the tech guy told me to do a recovery discs. i have burned 4dvds of recovery.. would these dvd be able to let me recover it to factory setting if ever i didn't like or my laptop becomes slower in Windows 7,, thanks,, and one more thing,, the upgrade package from hp has 2 discs,, the Windows 7 and hp drivers,, how would i use these discs when performing clean install? thanks
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21 Jan 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s7ven View Post
HI,

I just want to know if I can still bring back the factory setting of my notebook after I clean install a Windows 7. Will I be able to bring it back to vista? If not, I also happen to have a backup dvds for vista because the tech guy from where I bought the notebook told me to do so. Thanks
Trust me, you will not want to. If you had XP and were going to Windows 7, possibly you might prefer XP. If you had Vista, however, there is no way you will not like Windows 7. It has all that Vista had to offer plus more. Some of the "more" can even be disabled, but I do not think you would want to.
just in case that my laptop runs slower in Windows 7,, i hear guys saying their notebooks became slower after upgrading or clean install Windows 7. that's why i want to play it safe and make it sure i can bring back my laptop to default settings,, thanks
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21 Jan 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Those discs the tech guy gave you should do exactly that--restore to Vista. At least that is how most people use the term "backup discs".

You may have also have a "recovery partition" on your hard drive that would take you back to Vista.

I gather you have not yet installed 7?

Look at your existing partions. What are they named?

Possible the "tech guy" made those discs for you and then deleted your recovery partition because the disks are intended to replace it.

We would have to see a screen capture of your Disk Management screen to really know.

they guy told me to make the backup discs,, there is a program "recovery disc creation" that i used to make the discs,, i have burned 4 dvds,, partion names at the moment are local disk C: and recovery D:
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21 Jan 2010   #9

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The DVDs should be able to restore your laptop to factory settings if they were made properly. The only way to know that is to try to use them.

You would need to use the HP Windows 7 disc to go to Windows 7. The drivers disk may or may not be needed. With any luck you won't need it at all because the drivers supplied by the Windows 7 disc will be all you need.

I don't know if you can do a clean install with the HP Win 7 disc, but you can certainly find out. Boot from the DVD and see if you can proceed to custom install, partitioning, etc.
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21 Jan 2010   #10

Windows s7ven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The DVDs should be able to restore your laptop to factory settings if they were made properly. The only way to know that is to try to use them.

You would need to use the HP Windows 7 disc to go to Windows 7. The drivers disk may or may not be needed. With any luck you won't need it at all because the drivers supplied by the Windows 7 disc will be all you need.

I don't know if you can do a clean install with the HP Win 7 disc, but you can certainly find out. Boot from the DVD and see if you can proceed to custom install, partitioning, etc.
i've tried to reboot using hp Windows 7 but nothing happened. i guess i have to go through the procedure then just click on the custom install instad of upgrade. what do you think?
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