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Windows 7: Restarting my laptop, completely. Needing help.

13 Nov 2010   #1
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Restarting my laptop, completely. Needing help.

I'm wishing to reset my laptop to the way I bought it. Basically I want to re-install windows 7 onto my E-System laptop without loosing the drivers. I don't care about the other files on it, I just want my laptop to be able to run properly, just like new, without any files.
I was wondering if there is any possible way to do this without the Windows 7 CD because when I bought my laptop it was already installed. I would love some help for this because I don't really know anything about computers.

Thanks,
Paul
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When the rich wage war,
It's the poor that die.


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13 Nov 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

With most new systems that come pre-installed with Windows Vista/7 there's a factory partition that houses a backup of the original OS. You can access the factory reset option by 1 of 2 ways...

1, When booting up, it'll state press ** to access setup or ** to run system restore (or similar).

2, When in Windows, under Start -> All Programs there'll be an E-System Recovery Manager (or similar).

Just run the recovery manager and the computer will take care of the rest, even to a point here you can actually save you're user files in some cases.


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13 Nov 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can do what is called a factory reset.. Usually pressing a certain f key on boot will bring you to the restore partition, which will allow you to restore to factory specs.
Its in your manual and online. If you cannot find it, give us your computer and model number and you will get help.
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13 Nov 2010   #4
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Okay thanks guys, I'll try them out and see how it goes. Do all these let me keep my drivers? I don't want a laptop without sound and what not :P

______
When the rich wage war,
It's the poor that die.
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13 Nov 2010   #5
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Applicable for E-system 3083 Laptop/other E-System laptops:

when the pc is off turn it on by pressing the power button, immediately after you press the power button start tapping the F10 button and keep tapping until the recovery menu appears, select a full format (destructive recovery) and follow the instructions for this option. destructive does not mean it will break anything, it means it will remove all data and start again from scratch, this is always the best option and the one needed if you have installed a different copy already, it will remove the other copy of windows totally and reinstall your proper copy, you will probably need to enter the windows product key, it is on a greenish sticker probly on the back or side of the case, write it down carefully so you will have it in case it asks you for it, do this before you start the reinstallation.
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13 Nov 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apples2k10 View Post
Okay thanks guys, I'll try them out and see how it goes. Do all these let me keep my drivers? I don't want a laptop without sound and what not :P
The recovery console will return your laptop to exactly how it was when you bought it. If sound/video was working then, then it will after a factory reset.
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13 Nov 2010   #7
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apples2k10 View Post
Okay thanks guys, I'll try them out and see how it goes. Do all these let me keep my drivers? .
If you have a rescue partition, it'll hold all the necessary drivers.
It basically will reset your laptop to the state it was in when you bought it (hence factory reset

-DG
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13 Nov 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you give us the make of your PC, I may be able to give you the full reinstallation procedure. They differ somehow from make to make.
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13 Nov 2010   #9
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abhishek Ghosh View Post
Applicable for E-system 3083 Laptop/other E-System laptops:

when the pc is off turn it on by pressing the power button, immediately after you press the power button start tapping the F10 button and keep tapping until the recovery menu appears, select a full format (destructive recovery) and follow the instructions for this option. destructive does not mean it will break anything, it means it will remove all data and start again from scratch, this is always the best option and the one needed if you have installed a different copy already, it will remove the other copy of windows totally and reinstall your proper copy, you will probably need to enter the windows product key, it is on a greenish sticker probly on the back or side of the case, write it down carefully so you will have it in case it asks you for it, do this before you start the reinstallation.
I bought the Laptop with Windows 7 on it. So I didn't get the installation box or anything to do with it. So if I need the product key I can't get it can I?
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13 Nov 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If win7 was preinstalled on the PC, then you should also have a recovery partition. At least in 95% that is the case.
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