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Windows 7: Restore my laptop to factory settings windows 7


02 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Restore my laptop to factory settings windows 7

Hi,
I want to restore my laptop to the factory settings windows 7 using grub4dos recovery menu.

can anyone help me plz?




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02 Aug 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello 7nach and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is there any particular reason why you want to use grub4dos instead of the hidden factory provided recovery partition? Unless the recovery partition has been damaged or corrupted in some way it's usually a safer method to restore a machine to factory settings.

Acer Aspire System Recovery Partition
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02 Aug 2011   #3

 

If you have a D:\ recovery partition with the original operating system, you can access the recovery process using the F8 key during boot. I would just reformat the partition and reinstall windows 7. The programs that came with your computer can be replaced at the manufacturers site.
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02 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello 7nach, welcome to Seven Forums!


Here's another different direction you may want to consider, have a look at the information in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key



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02 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thx for replying, I can`t use the recovery hidden partition coz i don`t have one now and when i try Acer eRecovery Management i get this (hard drive configuration is not set to the factory default. restore aborted) or Alt + F10 i get grub4dos recovery menu so that why i want to use it to restore my laptop.

I don`t want to reformat the partition coz i dont have windows 7 dvd.
I have Acer Aspire 4741G.
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02 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a GOOD look at the link I posted above!
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02 Aug 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7nach View Post
Thx for replying, I can`t use the recovery hidden partition coz i don`t have one now and when i try Acer eRecovery Management i get this (hard drive configuration is not set to the factory default. restore aborted) or Alt + F10 i get grub4dos recovery menu so that why i want to use it to restore my laptop.

I don`t want to reformat the partition coz i dont have windows 7 dvd.
I have Acer Aspire 4741G.
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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03 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hi, bare foot kid thx i`ll give it a try.
theog my serial number or SNID is not valid!!
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03 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

The error means GRUB has changed factory defaults which allow the Recovery partition to mark itself Active to boot.

Try resetting BIOS to factory defaults first: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If Recovery won't run from partition then, enter Disk Management to set it Active, then reboot to try Recovery again.

If this fails, find a Windows 7 installer to clean reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker following these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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04 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thx gregrocker
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