I just want windows 7 off and the laptop to be reset to its original settings. Before hand, of course you should back up to an external device all you personal data documents, music, pictures, etc. What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? The owner does not need any of the information in the laptop and it has a virus. Next, once you have the computer restore and recovery C. Some System makers use Recovery Partitions as well as other methods to allow you to revert back to a completely fresh installation. You can read more about it here: If you choose a Full System Recovery and it works, you will then have to reinstall all the Microsoft Service Packs and updates, update all your hardware drivers, and then reinstall and reconfigure all your third party applications and then restore the backup you made and hope it all works. I've tried the recovery, but it only gives you a set date, I cannot put in the date I want the laptop recovered to.
That's worth 4 thumbs up! Look for the Windows Product label on the underside of the laptop; it may be under the battery. From there follow the instructions on the screen. When you are satisfies that everything is back to working properly on your computer, label your computer restore and recovery C. This article contains very important steps on restoring your computer back to the factory settings after a computer virus or if your computer locks up. Just go to the start menu of your laptop then got to the pc help and tools, There you will see Recovery Manager. When you get the computer to connect to the internet, move on to the last step.
I stand by my assertion and await your retraction. Are these two things the same, if not, how do they differ? Hi, I need to restore a laptop with windows Vista back to its original factory settings. How can I achieve this without needing some kind of disk??? Other settings are in the control panel under administrative options then click on services but you have to set those manually Apr 23, 2008. Select Recover without backing up your files and click Next, if you already created a backup of your files. Turn on the computer Press the F11 key repeatedly before the Compaq logo appears At the I need help immediately section, select System Recovery This process deletes all your personal files.
Can someone give me more information. Next, if you have the computer restore and recovery C. Sounds like a lot of work to me and I would keep a tight grip on your good luck charm the entire time. Dell does not make or supply a restore disk same as Compaq. I have never used a factory restore to fix any problem and will never suggest it - I would instead figure out what the problem s is and fix it, but you can do what your heart desires. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.
I've tried doing the recovery and it's not doing what I want it to do. Any thing that you installed and all updates will have to be reinstalled. What do you see exactly that you don't think you should be seeing and when do you see it? Although Compaq has a Standard Recovery and a Full System Recovery option, I would not put any of my eggs in either basket, but you might get lucky. I've personally seen Millenium on well over 100 Dell Dimensions via client contact. Have it handy to give to the nice representative.
I've been working on this for a couple of days asking for advice everywhere. I expected an answer and was waiting patiently, but I will move to Geek stuff. I continually press F11 when I turn it on but nothing happens except windows starts normally. I saved all my on files on a external drive, hoping the computer would recover to how it was the first time i got it. When asked perform a Full Installation.
If you do not have Vista Disks you can buy them from your system maker cheap. But your laptop may not have a recovery partition, especially if it is a netbook. Next, the computer restore and recovery C. Hi, I have a similar desire to the guy that asked the original question but it not clear to me what the difference is between boot from the recovery disks or just pressing F11 and doing a 'restore to factory settings option'. I'm ready to start over, this is a lot of work I knew that going in.
Tacking on a reply to a 2. So check with your System maker to see what options you have to do that - and it certainly can be done - just a matter of knowing the processes the System maker put in place for you. I have a compaq presario cq60 and I want to restore it to factory settings. Next, when the computer restore and recovery has finished restoring the computer back to the factory settings, you will have to reinstall the windows package that you were using before. To back up your files you can use some Compact Disk as a medium to store data in it.