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Windows 7: I want to factory reset!

10 Jun 2014   #1
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
I want to factory reset! asus k55a (i can`t use recovery partition)

I am gonna cut to the chase:
i have clean installed windows 7, updated Bios, my bios boot configuration are reset, i have asus k55a and an OEM recover parition and after the clean install i can`t use f9 (as it shown in this site ) and i can`t use my oem parition i am sure it`s there as show in the screenshot so can anyone help me? i need factory reset because my warranty has expired lol
Thanks in advance




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11 Jun 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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i need factory reset because my warranty has expired lol
If warranty is already expired, why do you need a factory recovery ? ( when everybody usually want a clean install ). I am at a loss here.

In a MBR partitioned disk, giving OEM Recovery partition the "Active" mark can be used to kick start the recovery process. However GPT partition scheme changes everything and this old trick won't work anymore. If the installation image inside the "Recovery" partition is in "WIM" format, you may be able to manually restore the OS from it.
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11 Jun 2014   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Why would you want to replace a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the grossly inferior factory install - larded with bloatware and useless duplicate utilties that intefere with better versions built into Win7?

If you're having problems with Win7 then do the Clean Reinstall over again following the steps in the blue link to get it perfect, then afterwards create a Win7 backup image to use in place of future reinstalls.

If you want to restore to factory condition to sell the PC, you can try to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD from within Win7.
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11 Jun 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our Forum Ripshock.

Please remember we never try to give advice to hurt but only to help.
So I'm like the others, confused.
Could you tell us why you want to use the OEM PARTITION for.
After you did this
i have clean installed windows 7, updated Bios, my bios boot configuration are reset
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What are you trying to do within the OEM partition.
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11 Jun 2014   #5
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Look, I have missed up my sis's pc and I told her I would fix it because she want her laptop as it was, besides the laptop were faster before I clean installed so just help me
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11 Jun 2014   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I gave you a way to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD if the Recovery partition has lost its ability to boot from hotkey due to reinstall.

Make sure to back up externally the data on the two data partitions because Factory Recovery sometimes will wipe the whole drive even if it offers to contain Recovery to C.

But remember there's no way a reinstall following the steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 would not be much better than the factory crapware install. Since you're here and we specialize in these reinstalls, why not do it right and make your sister really happy?
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11 Jun 2014   #7
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Watch how you talk to the volunteers here at the top tech forums on the web. You'll behave with nothing but gratitude or be ejected into cyberspace otherwise.

I gave you a way to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD if the Recovery partition has lost its ability to boot from hotkey due to reinstall.

But there's no way a reinstall following the steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 would not be much better than the factory crapware install. You are at the top tech forums where we specialize in these reinstalls, so why not do it right and make your sister really happy?
But I can't set a letter on my oem partition using disk management or easeus
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11 Jun 2014   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try Diskpart from a System Recovery Options Command line. Use Win7 DVD if necessary to avoid password glitches.

The Commands are here: Assign, change, or remove a drive letter: Storage Services; Local File Systems

Let us know how this goes.
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11 Jun 2014   #9
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try Diskpart from a System Recovery Options Command line. Use Win7 DVD if necessary to avoid password glitches.

The Commands are here: Assign, change, or remove a drive letter: Storage Services; Local File Systems

Let us know how this goes.
Thanks alot, you guys are awesome, btw can I boot from usb flash drive?
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11 Jun 2014   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try all System Recivery options methods to get to a Command Line that will work.

If you need bootable win7 installation flash stick see Steps 1 and 2 of Reinstall tutorial.

You'll boot Recovery from a Dual boot menu that EasyBCD creates.
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