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Windows 7: Restoring my laptop to original factory state.

21 Oct 2013   #1
StarvingArtist

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Restoring my laptop to original factory state.

I have an ASUS laptop that has started running slow even tho I have run cleaners and virus scans etc. I don't have anything on there that I am concerned about losing. (Pictures, downloads etc.) I have decided I want to wipe the computer clean except for the Windows 7 operating system. I have burned a Windows 7 repair disk,. but have no other disks that came with it. I do have the product key for the OS.
How do I wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows 7?

I do have a good link to a torrent of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit addition. Which I assume I need to download and burn to disk???
From there,. what do I do to format my laptop to it's original factory state or with just the Windows 7 OS?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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21 Oct 2013   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello StarvingArtist , Welcome to the Forums , on page 12 of the manual for your computer are directions for restoring your computer. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download K40IJ scroll down to manual Version E4564 use Global link.. unzip it.. by extracting all. open with adobe. and on page 12 is how to restore computer.
Let us know if you have any issues doing this.. but.. do not use a Utorrent ISO ..
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21 Oct 2013   #3
StarvingArtist

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I downloaded the ASUS recovery instructions as you said to,.. and after it says to enter into Windows Setup and follow the ASUS preload wizard,.. the instructions say to select a partition option and click next. 4. Select a partition option and click Next. These are the options it gives me.
Partition options:
#1 Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive C.
#2 Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive C.
#3 Recover Windows to entire HD with 2 partition.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions C (60%) and D (40%).

Which one of those should I select?
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21 Oct 2013   #4
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Well. how many partitions do you have already ? If just whole hard drive is C .. use #2 but, you probably have 2.. so. I am thinking # 1 is what you want.
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21 Oct 2013   #5
StarvingArtist

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I only have one.
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21 Oct 2013   #6
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hmm, would think there would be a D drive.. Use # 1 anyways.. K.. ?
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21 Oct 2013   #7
StarvingArtist

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ok will do. I'll let ya know how I make out. (If it all works and I can get back online. lol)
Thanks for your help.
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21 Oct 2013   #8
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

It should.. but.. come back here with results.. tho..
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21 Oct 2013   #9
StarvingArtist

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It worked great. Thank you Yard dog!
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21 Oct 2013   #10
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Excellent.. Now you have to get it back up to date and get it sorted out for optimum performance. Please see the Tutorial section and browse thru it for tips on how to get your computer the way you want it.
Thanks for using Seven Forums.
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