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Windows 7: Restore Back To Factory Settings


17 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Restore Back To Factory Settings

Hi, I was wondering if I installed a Windows 8 Software and have Windows 7, if by resetting it to Factory Setting will go back to Windows 7. Also, I mean for sure!!

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17 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Here's a for sure way,

VMware Player - Install Windows 8

You don't mess up your win 7 and no restore just delete the virtual 8 machine.

VMware installs just like any other program, then just follow the tutorial.
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18 Jun 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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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?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
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18 Jun 2013   #4
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If Factory Recovery will not run from its partition or disks, then follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you haven't done this yet, then be sure to make your Windows 7 Recovery Disks and save a Windows 7 backup image so you have two methods to recover. But the reinstall is a much cleaner and better install if you want to try that.
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