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Windows 7: How to Restore Factory Settings


23 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
How to Restore Factory Settings

How can i restore my computer to factory settings. It will only allow me to go back to an earlier time or re install windows using a disc. A disc did not come with my computer. Hope you can help. Thanx

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23 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Karen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for the Toshiba in your system specs, then the link below from Toshiba can help show you how to do a factory recovery.

How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanx Shawn, i will have a look and hopefully succeed
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23 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

it says it will ask for a windows password. is there a generic one as i didn't create one when i bought the computer
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23 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to leave the password field empty and click on OK then.
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23 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanx again Shawn
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23 Apr 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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23 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I will give it a go tomorrow, have run out of time tonight. But i will definitely let you know. Thanx
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23 Apr 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Toshiba
TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to
create recovery DVDs/media that can be used to return your system
to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on
using the utility to create recovery DVDs/media,
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How to use Toshiba Recovery.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm

How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp


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23 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

of course i didn't make any recovery discs, that would have been the smart thing to do...lol. the computer is going through the installation now, so i should now soon whether its worked or if i've totally stuffed it. If i'm lucky and it's worked i should make those recovery discs, right? thanks Theog
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