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Windows 7: Is this the right way to restore my PC to factory settings?

30 Dec 2012   #1
Vaas

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Is this the right way to restore my PC to factory settings?

So im looking to restore my PC to its factory settings and i need help from you guys so i saw from a video that says all i have to do is go to, Control panel->System and security->Backup And Restore->Recover system settings or your computer->Advanced recovery methods->Reinstall Windows (requires Winodows installation disc) so yeah, will this work? im pretty sure the disc i have that came with my comp is the right disc, on the disc it says"microsoft windows 7 Reinstallation DVD", Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please if you guys could let me know if this is the right disc and if this is the right way to reset to factory settings that would be super awesome!!!!


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30 Dec 2012   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Are you talking about a Dell, HP/Compaq, Fujitsu, Sony, ETC.
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30 Dec 2012   #3
Vaas

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Are you talking about a Dell, HP/Compaq, Fujitsu, Sony, ETC.
You mean my mother board? its a giga-byte mother board if so
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30 Dec 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
So im looking to restore my PC to its factory settings and i need help from you guys so i saw from a video that says all i have to do is go to, Control panel->System and security->Backup And Restore->Recover system settings or your computer->Advanced recovery methods->Reinstall Windows (requires Winodows installation disc) so yeah, will this work? im pretty sure the disc i have that came with my comp is the right disc, on the disc it says"microsoft windows 7 Reinstallation DVD", Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please if you guys could let me know if this is the right disc and if this is the right way to reset to factory settings that would be super awesome!!!!

As you do not have a OEM manufacturer's PC, NO.

For self build PC.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Do not partition or format.
Clean Install Windows 7
or
If you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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30 Dec 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

If you're resetting an OS to factory settings then it should be factory OEM. Why dont' you know the maker of your PC?

A Reinstallation DVD normally means Dell. You can run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore
or get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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30 Dec 2012   #6
Vaas

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I got my computer custom built from ibuypower.com
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30 Dec 2012   #7
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Hi Vaas and welcome to Seven Forums. Does your Windows 7 installation DVD have the product key on it, or is it pasted on your PC somewhere? You will need that to activate your copy of Windows 7 after you re-install it. You can use the procedure to re-install Windows that you outlined, but I usually just boot the computer up with the installation DVD and run the installer from there. If your computer didn't come with a lot bloatware installed, then your installation DVD shouldn't have much on it either. But you do have the option of downloading a Windows 7 iso and burning it to a new DVD, which won't have any pre-installed bloatware on it. Just read gregrocker's tutorial, which he posted a link to in his reply. I would advise you to first read his tutorial, before you proceed. It will tell you everything you need to know about a clean install. If you have any questions, just ask.
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30 Dec 2012   #8
Vaas

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey thanks for the response, i do have my key on my case, i also found this guide: How To Clean Install Windows 7 (Part 1 of 3) witch seems pretty simple and it uses the Restart with the DVD method, so does it matter if i use this guide or the guide you suggested ?

Thanks for reading this sorry for bad english~
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30 Dec 2012   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
So im looking to restore my PC to its factory settings and i need help from you guys so i saw from a video that says all i have to do is go to, Control panel->System and security->Backup And Restore->Recover system settings or your computer->Advanced recovery methods->Reinstall Windows (requires Winodows installation disc) so yeah, will this work? im pretty sure the disc i have that came with my comp is the right disc, on the disc it says"microsoft windows 7 Reinstallation DVD", Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please if you guys could let me know if this is the right disc and if this is the right way to reset to factory settings that would be super awesome!!!!

As you do not have a OEM manufacturer's PC, NO.

For self build PC.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Do not partition or format.
Clean Install Windows 7
or
If you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Some higher grade guides.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2012   #10
Vaas

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
So im looking to restore my PC to its factory settings and i need help from you guys so i saw from a video that says all i have to do is go to, Control panel->System and security->Backup And Restore->Recover system settings or your computer->Advanced recovery methods->Reinstall Windows (requires Winodows installation disc) so yeah, will this work? im pretty sure the disc i have that came with my comp is the right disc, on the disc it says"microsoft windows 7 Reinstallation DVD", Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please if you guys could let me know if this is the right disc and if this is the right way to reset to factory settings that would be super awesome!!!!

As you do not have a OEM manufacturer's PC, NO.

For self build PC.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Do not partition or format.
Clean Install Windows 7
or
If you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Some higher grade guides.
Well i decided to use this guide Clean Install Windows 7 (the one you said i should use) But when i restart my computer with the Winodows 7 Reinstallation DVD nothing comes up and it just goes straight to login screen
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