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Windows 7: how to restore windows 7 to factory settings?

24 Dec 2012   #1
Uri Abramson

Windows 7
how to restore windows 7 to factory settings?

Hi guys i got a dell xps laptop a year ago and i overloaded it with too much stuff.

apparently Windows 7 can't handle it and i need to know
how to restore it to factory settings somehow...

does anybody have a clue or a lead for me?


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24 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


YOu can run Windows 7 PC Restore | Dell but you'll get much better performance instead doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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25 Dec 2012   #3
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit

Hi Uri Abramson,

'Factory Restore' leads to loss of personal data; please ensure that you backup all 'personal information' on an (external media) before attempting any restore option.

If you are unable to 'boot to Windows', you may try the steps listed in the following link to 'backup information' from the 'Windows Recovery Environment': windows 7 c drive crash

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions. I would be glad to assist.
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25 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

try to make a new user instead, then use msconfig to disable all unwanted programs that run with your start up
if it doesn't help, then u should install a new windows
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25 Dec 2012   #5

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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?

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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