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Windows 7: Repair your computer option not working (restoring factory backup)

11 Apr 2016   #181
Bleo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The main problem is, that when I F8, I cannot use the "Repair my Computer" option, it just loads windows..... like the person that originally started this thread....


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11 Apr 2016   #182
Kaktussoft

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There is only 1 winpe option in the bootmenu. You saw "windows loading files" so that at least starts.
But WHY.... do you want the factory defaults back???
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11 Apr 2016   #183
Bleo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Startup repair is not even working now.... I need to format it and set it back to default to get rid of a few problems.......
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11 Apr 2016   #184
Kaktussoft

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If you do a "factory restore" you get the situation as it was when you bought it!! All personal files willt be gone! Do you have backups of them?

Why not do a clean install? As an extra bonus.... you don't get the bloatware then
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11 Apr 2016   #185
Bleo

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"factory restore" you get the situation as it was when you bought it!!" That is correct, that is what I want!
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11 Apr 2016   #186
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bleo View Post
"factory restore" you get the situation as it was when you bought it!!" That is correct, that is what I want!
I cannot fix that. I can only give you a perfectly working win7 default install. Why do you want the extra free stupid bloatware?
Driver here btw Product Support | Dell US
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11 Apr 2016   #187
Bleo

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The bloat ware and mess I don't mind but it did have office and all preinstalled...
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12 Apr 2016   #188
Bleo

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anyone home, this morning?
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12 Apr 2016   #189
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The office was more then likely just a trial version, unless you have a key to activate it.

A clean install is way better then a factory restore, but then you will have to hunt down a few drivers.

But the decision is ultimately yours, a factory restore will be much faster for you if you just aren`t in the mood


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12 Apr 2016   #190
Bleo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The office was more then likely just a trial version, unless you have a key to activate it.

A clean install is way better then a factory restore, but then you will have to hunt down a few drivers.

But the decision is ultimately yours, a factory restore will be much faster for you if you just aren`t in the mood


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I'd love to, but my laptop will not run the "repair your computer" option nor will it let me use the Dell DataSafe Local Backup to reset it to factory.... it's grayed out.... even after I forked out the money to get the premium update of the Local Backup.....
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