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Windows 7: Restoring To Factory Settings


06 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Restoring To Factory Settings

I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.


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06 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nadnerb View Post
I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.
When you restore your computer to factory settings, your computer will be like it was when you powered it up the first time. You will lose all of your personal data along with your Windows settings and programs.
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06 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

It would help if you'd mention the maker of your computer.

Make your Recovery Disks first so you have a backup method to running Recovery from it's partition at boot which is the most stable method.

You can also instead get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I done it and my laptop has improved quite significantly. Thank you.
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07 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nadnerb View Post
I done it and my laptop has improved quite significantly. Thank you.
Did you do a factory restore or a clean install?
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07 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, please let us know exactly what you did.

If everything is working fine and you have no other issues then you can mark the thread Solved at top.
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