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Windows 7: Should I restore my factory settings

31 Jan 2012   #1
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Should I restore my factory settings

i have just brought a new laptop. I got a bit excited and downloaded to much software etc and made to many changes. now Im not happy with it!

should i restore to factory settings and start fresh?

THANKS


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31 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Restoring to factory settings is a good idea, but before that, back up your user dara and other data (documents, music, movies, pictures etc) externally.
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31 Jan 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
i have just brought a new laptop. I got a bit excited and downloaded to much software etc and made to many changes. now Im not happy with it!

should i restore to factory settings and start fresh?

THANKS
You could consider using System Restore to a point before you went crazy with the software downloads--if you have such a restore point. If that fails or is unavailable, then using your factory restore partition or disks would do it.
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31 Jan 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If I may offer another suggestion. Download a plain vanilla Windows 7 disc from MyDigitalLife.info and do a fresh, clean install. Get the version that corresponds to your version, and then go to your manufacturer's website and download your drivers to a flash drive. Your end result will be even better than when you first booted up the new laptop.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I like the sound of that deacon but am having trouble with it. I'm on digit link site, not sure what to download?
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31 Jan 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60

You want to go under Media Refresh, and choose the language, version, and platform you need (such as Home Premium, English, x64).
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31 Jan 2012   #7
theog

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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31 Jan 2012   #8
crank

 
 

I use to do that. Download a bunch of crap I really did not need then I deleted it and the programs always left junk files. Then I learned to just use what comes with the computer except CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller and a cupola of good virus programs. You think its gonna run better if I get all of this stuff that promises its gonna run better. The bad thing about re-installing is you have to update all those windows files. But its a good way to start over unless you do the same thing again and start loading up with junk you don't need. Done that...
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01 Feb 2012   #9
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Haha crank. Glad I'm not the only one
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02 Feb 2012   #10
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Next time you go 'crazy' with Software, use Sandboxie so they do not get fully installed and you can remove them with an ease of a button. If you like it however you can install it.
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