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Windows 7: Help with hard drive restore

16 May 2015   #1
Thomas elric

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Help with hard drive restore

Hello i need help with my computer i have only 68 gigs left and i have 916 gigs on my computer i wanna take it back to where i first got it so i can have all of the gigs back and no i dont have a windows 7 disk install either so i cant reinstall the system please help and i got so many viruses

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16 May 2015   #2

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16 May 2015   #3
Thomas elric

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

will it delete my windows 7 completely so i cant boot from windows 7
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16 May 2015   #4

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No, it will restore your system back to how it was when you first got it.

You will lose all the programs you installed and all data you saved to your hard drive such as docs, pics, vids & music files. Make sure to backup anything you want to save to another drive. You will need to reinstall all of your programs.
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16 May 2015   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trever View Post
will it delete my windows 7 completely so i cant boot from windows 7
That depends on "if" the restore partition is not as corrupt as the C drive is

You might contact Dell for support first incase the worst case happens as in Murphy's law is always the possibility :)
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