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Windows 7: If Factory Recovery...

14 Dec 2009   #1
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
If Factory Recovery...

FYI Access to Factory Recover your Gateway is by tapping Alt F10 during bootup.

If I do a Factory recovery, do I lost everything? (Installed Programs, Documents, etc.)


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14 Dec 2009   #2
Kari

 

YES!

Please make backup of all your personal files before restoring to factory defaults. You loose everything on your C: drive. Also if you for example have upgraded an original OEM OS (Vista or XP) to Seven, the OS is restored to original and you have to reinstall Seven when restore is done.

Kari
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14 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
FYI Access to Factory Recover your Gateway is by tapping Alt F10 during bootup.

If I do a Factory recovery, do I lost everything? (Installed Programs, Documents, etc.)
Kari, has given correct information. Your computer will be returned to the state that it was, when you received it.

Be aware: All bloat will be returned
All updates have to be reinstalled
Alll prgrograms must be reinstalled
All settings must be reinstalled.
If you make a copy of your current hard drive, you will be able to return to that point in time.

Personally, I suggest that you use factory restore capablity only in limited, extreme circumstances.
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14 Dec 2009   #4
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
YES!

Please make backup of all your personal files before restoring to factory defaults. You loose everything on your C: drive. Also if you for example have upgraded an original OEM OS (Vista or XP) to Seven, the OS is restored to original and you have to reinstall Seven when restore is done.

Kari
Well by default, it came with Windows 7 Starter.
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14 Dec 2009   #5
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

How do I use Factory Restore? I remember that this computer has been backed-up.

When I did Alt F10, I remember something looking like a command prompt.
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14 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Did you run both of the DISKPART commands to mark XP inactive and then mark Win7 active? This is where I think you left off last night?

The next step is to try running Startup Repair 3 times.

If this fails, boot back into Repair Command Line and type

Bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

now reboot, if Windows 7 doesn't start, run Startup Repair again 3 times

if this fails, boot back into Windows 7 Repair command line and type:

Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

reboot, if Windows 7 doesn't start run Startup Repair repeatedly.
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