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Windows 7: how to restore factory settings?


13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 
how to restore factory settings?

Hello guys,

I think that my system does not work correctly because i used ccleaner and its functions for four times every other day. i do not know but i may see some changes on my system, like show known extensions, change folder view and etc.

I want to know how i can restore factory settings?


Thank you,
Alireza

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13 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

by restore factory settings do you mean set everything back to default? or wipe windows and start again? also are you using RTM or Retail Windows 7?
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyletech View Post
Hello guys,

I think that my system does not work correctly because i used ccleaner and its functions for four times every other day. i do not know but i may see some changes on my system, like show known extensions, change folder view and etc.

I want to know how i can restore factory settings?


Thank you,
Alireza
You need several things.

first a restore dvd (or win 7 dvd)
you should have a "restore" partition on your hard drive

Do you have these things?

Ken
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13 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cyletech.



The first thing to try is a system restore to a point before you made the changes with CCleaner, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Be sure to keep us informed as to how it sorts out.

System Restore
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13 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
by restore factory settings do you mean set everything back to default? or wipe windows and start again? also are you using RTM or Retail Windows 7?
I want to set everything back to default.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
You need several things.

first a restore dvd (or win 7 dvd)
you should have a "restore" partition on your hard drive

Do you have these things?

Ken
Yes, i have windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. what is a restore partition?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello cyletech.



The first thing to try is a system restore to a point before you made the changes with CCleaner, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Be sure to keep us informed as to how it sorts out.

System Restore
Do you mean i have to backup (get a point by system restore option) before working with CCleaner or programs like that?
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14 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cyletech,

What brand of computer do you have? If it comes down to having to do a full factory restore, I'll see if I can't find the instructions for you for how.


However, first you should see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had these problems to be able to fix this without have to start all over with a fresh install.


Yes, it's usually best and safer to create a restore point before you or any program make any changes to the system. This way if the change causes a problem, you can easil undo it by doing a system restore back to that restore point date.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Cyletech,

What brand of computer do you have? If it comes down to having to do a full factory restore, I'll see if I can't find the instructions for you for how.


However, first you should see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had these problems to be able to fix this without have to start all over with a fresh install.


Yes, it's usually best and safer to create a restore point before you or any program make any changes to the system. This way if the change causes a problem, you can easil undo it by doing a system restore back to that restore point date.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
I have Personal computer. sorry i did not understand you. what do you mean?
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14 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry Cyletech. I meant the manufacturer of the Computer. For example: HP, Gateway, Alienware, Dell, etc......
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14 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cyletech.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, it'll show you how to create a Windows 7 recovery/repair disk that'll be very useful when you have problems.

System Repair Disc - Create
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14 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry Cyletech. I meant the manufacturer of the Computer. For example: HP, Gateway, Alienware, Dell, etc......
How can i find this?
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