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Windows 7: Help with restoring to Factory Settings

13 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Help with restoring to Factory Settings

Hi, I am currently running an Asus Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and I want to know how to restore the computer to just factory settings. The computer got ridiculously slow, so I figured I'd take this route. I don't have an installation disc, nor do I have a recovery disc. I bought the laptop at Best Buy.

I am kinda new to this so you're going to have to bare with me a little.

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14 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Shiftclick, welcome to Seven Forums!

See if this info will work for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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ASUS Recovery Partition

Using the Recovery Partition:
1. Press [F9] during bootup (requires a Recovery Partition)
2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]
3. Read the “ASUS Preload Wizard” screen and click Next.
4. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option will delete only the first partition, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard disk drive and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD with 2 partition.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard drive and create two new partitions “C” (60%) and “D” (40%).
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.
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14 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


ASUS Eee PC Technical Updates
Back up the recovery files
1. Press <F9> during boot up.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during boot up.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
• The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
• Memory cards are not supported for this function.
• A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
4. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
5. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to back up your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
6. The system backup starts and click OK when done.
This option may not be available on your model.

You can Order Asus recovery disks from here:
ASUS eStore
At the search box, type in RECOVERY
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14 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Make the Recovery Disks first so you have a backup method in case running Factory Recovery stalls or fails.

Here are tips for cleaning up factory bloatware after Recovery.
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