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Windows 7: Viewing Windows System Restore Points

19 Mar 2011   #31
Povey

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Thanks for the information, yes i will need to use it to create auto restore points in the future, but right now i need to get my laptop virus free in order to have clean restore points.

Mike


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19 Mar 2011   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Povey View Post
Thanks for getting back to me so soon! Yes i know i have been wreckless with my laptop by not making sure i have restore points, but i definatly will do in the future. Ok so it so if i have to do a reinstall, how do i do so? Again sorry for my lack of computer knowledge, but havent had this problem before, and have no idea what so ever how to reinstall this computer.

Please Help

Mike
Hi Mike,

The easiest way to reinstall is from the recovery partition. Have a look in Computer wheather you see it. It is usually D:.But the procedure is slightly different with each make of PC. So give us the make PC you have and we will tell you.
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19 Mar 2011   #33
Povey

windows 7
 
 

Its a dell studio, 17 i think, windows 7, not sure what other information you might need, ask and i will find out.

Mike
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19 Mar 2011   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, that is easy. Here are detailed instructions by Dell and here is my own little summary:

Save all your important files.

Unplug all the devices and drivers from your CPU (except the keyboard and the mouse), including your printer, camera and memory stick.

Shut off the computer and then turn it on, or simply restart it.

As soon as you see the Dell logo at the start keep on hitting the F8 key repeatedly. Do not stop until you see the screen that says "Repair your computer." There will be other options too but chose this option and hit Enter.

Next you will see a prompt window giving you options to select the keyboard layout select from the drop-down menu "US" and click "OK."

On the next screen you will be asked to select the user ID and the password of your Windows account. Select your user account, but make sure your user account has administrative functions. Type in your password. If you don't have a password, leave it blank and click "OK."

Now you will come to a window with multiple options. Choose the one at the bottom that reads, "Dell Factory Image Restore." By clicking "Dell Factory Image Restore" , it will generate an operation that will take about 45 minutes to complete.
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