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Windows 7: Restoring to factory settings??

14 Jul 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Greg I thought as much I just wanted to make sure with you.

The only niggling bit about doing a clean install is that some of my friends buy those machines that have an Office starter pack with them and as most like myself only use the Word and spreadsheet features and I am trying to find a way of saving just that as Microsoft - out here at least will not sell the basic starter for that separately.

Otherwise the fresh OS only install is just the ticket


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15 Jul 2012   #12
win7newuser

windowns 7 64 bit
 
 

ed123, I just did a factory restore on my toshiba laptop two days ago and it went great. It was very simple but I called the manufacturer before I did ANYTHING. I read a lot of posts on the Internet on what steps to take, but I wanted to make sure that I knew what I was doing. They were very helpful and walked me through the entire thing. I had no warranty left and they didn't even charge me.

If you are still online, which, I hope you are, please, call your manufacturer, and ask them for help. That is the best thing for anyone to do in fact. You are better off doing that than going by what others say (it's not that I hold anything against anyone) because he made sure that my system even had the hidden partition. Thank goodness it did! Some of these systems now as he told me, may not even have them, even if they are sold now, so, be sure to call your manufacturer! You are better off!
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15 Jul 2012   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7newuser View Post
ed123, I just did a factory restore on my toshiba laptop two days ago and it went great. It was very simple but I called the manufacturer before I did ANYTHING. I read a lot of posts on the Internet on what steps to take, but I wanted to make sure that I knew what I was doing. They were very helpful and walked me through the entire thing. I had no warranty left and they didn't even charge me.

If you are still online, which, I hope you are, please, call your manufacturer, and ask them for help. That is the best thing for anyone to do in fact. You are better off doing that than going by what others say (it's not that I hold anything against anyone) because he made sure that my system even had the hidden partition. Thank goodness it did! Some of these systems now as he told me, may not even have them, even if they are sold now, so, be sure to call your manufacturer! You are better off!
Agree with this because that would be failsafe but there is also this Partitions - View Hidden Partitions if you want to try this first.

I meant to add that I have defaulted my own Toshy L550 five times now and I found adding an SSD and just transferring back data the best thing as you get rid of all that bloat - you can then use the old drive as an external
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15 Jul 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Hi again John -

MS is discontinuiing Starter with the release soon of the next Office. They plan to put the free version on the web and will be promoting that, so a download which was previously available and linked in the Clean Reinstall tutorial has been pulled.

Read more about it here: Microsoft begins phasing out Starter edition of its Office suite | ZDNet
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16 Jul 2012   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi again John -

MS is discontinuiing Starter with the release soon of the next Office. They plan to put the free version on the web and will be promoting that, so a download which was previously available and linked in the Clean Reinstall tutorial has been pulled.

Read more about it here: Microsoft begins phasing out Starter edition of its Office suite | ZDNet
Thanks Greg well it will put M$ back in my good books if a stripped down version is available as many I fix for cannot afford the full version and the freebies are not really quite the same are they?
It will make my life a little easier too as I only ever use Word and as I have so many machines now it gets pretty expensive for me too.
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