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Restore Windows 7 to Defaults

A while back I installed Win7 on my compute - it had XP before. I now want to restore it back to the default Win7 - like just after the installation. I would do a fresh install from an ISO, but when I ...
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ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
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How to reset a Dell PC with Windows XP back to factory settings?

How do I restore my Windows XP Dell PC to factory settings? I have already tried F2 and F12. If you can help thanks.
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Can I simply copy a factory image from an HDD to an SSD before going through the first-time Windows setup, and keep Windows genuine?

I got my laptop back from the repair facility today, and found it was reset with "factory preload software," which includes a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional. I started my laptop to see it ...
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iiyama X2483HSU factory reset

So on the OSD I've changed the input from auto to manual and to HDMI, but the problem is I don't have the HDMI cable. So now my monitor (iiyama ProLite X2483HSU) constantly displays "No signal ...
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Reset BIOS to Factory-Shipped BIOS

So here's the deal. I'm considering flashing an "unlocked" BIOS to my notebook so I can overclock the processor. I'm running a Inspiron 1545 with Win7, a Core2Duo T9400m(2.53 Ghz, 6Mb Cache, FSB ...
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How do I factory reset a Motorola WT41N0 wearable computer?

I've got two Motorola WT41N0 Wearable Computers with WiFi issues. If they run out of battery the certificate is lost; and for some reason the device will not properly enroll again. So, I've got a ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - how to reinstall Windows without recovery partition?

I have bought a used laptop computer, HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . It came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate. But the hard drive is not original one, so it does not have the recovery partition that ...
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How do i recover windows 7 on my alienware m17x laptop, without any recovery discs

I cannot re-install Windows 7 on my Alienware m17x laptop. I've tried a few ways by pressing f8, but had no luck. When I get to the boot menu with the options to restore, the Alienware option that ...
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If I change Windows 8 to do a factory reset from the hard disk as opposed to optical media, will this work every time?

There is a guide here to preform a full reset of Windows 8 without having to use optical media. My question is, if I follow this guide once, does this mean that optical media will not be required for ...
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Dell Latitude Factory Restore Partition

I recall reading somewhere that some version of a Dell laptop (I think it was an XPS) can't actually use the factory restoration partition if any of the partitions are modified. For some reason, it ...
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My laptop erased entire hard drive

I own a Toshiba Satellite laptop L305D and it runs Windows Vista 32-Bit. So my laptop was starting to catch a virus and I figured that it would be easier to install an antivirus software if I restore ...
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How to prepare a MacBook for sale?

A couple years ago I purchased an older MacBook from Craigslist to do some iOS development. The previous owner had upgraded the machine to OS X, but didn't give me any discs with the computer. I no ...
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Is there a way to re-install vanilla Windows 8 on an Acer laptop?

I want to get rid of the factory settings and default apps on my Acer Aspire v5, and have a clean Windows 8 install on this equipment. Is this possible? Do I have to buy another copy of Windows 8 for ...
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Resetting Windows 7 without affecting the data

I want to reset my PC – basically I want to factory reset it so that all these problems and sluggishness of the PC and frequent BSODs go away. However I have a lot of data on the same drive on which ...
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How do I create factory restore media for a Dell laptop with Windows 8?

This may have been asked before, but not for Windows 8. How do you create the factory restore media for a Dell Laptop (a Dell XPS 15 in my case) before I go and do something stupid with it.
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Do any good tools exist for restoring Windows 7 to its factory settings when a clean install isn't an option?

I am trying to restore a Windows 7 (Ultimate) PC to its factory settings manually, basically by uninstalling everything in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box, deleting all personal files and running ...
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How do I preserve my Windows 8 key for later install, while removing Windows 8?

I've bought a new Toshiba computer a few days ago, and I'm not pleased by Windows 8. Since I want to be able to sell the computer for a fair price in the future, I'd like to know how I do to be able ...
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How can I reset ATI GPU's to factory settings on Xubuntu?

These cards have been severely overclocked and now I want to just reset to whatever settings the factory used. How can I do that via Xubuntu?
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Large recovery partitions

Is there any good reason as to why factory restore partitions are generally much larger than they need to be? Examples I have found in my own experience: Dell XPS laptop Partition: 13.67 GB Used: ...
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How to reset Lenovo Thinkpad to factory settings (lost password)

Need to reset to factory settings: my Lenovo Thinkpad is locked because I cannot find my password and I don't remember my log in. Can you tell me how to reset it to factory settings?
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How to Create “Factory Reset” Image on Partitioned Drive

I'm building a computer. How do I create a "factory reset" (recovery/re-install) image on a partitioned drive? Is it just a matter of copying the Windows install DVD to the drive?
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Factory Reset for Dell Dimension 1950

I have an old Dell Dimension 1950. I am trying to do a factory reset. I do not have original disks that came with it....my company was bad about keeping that stuff organized. I tried pressing F11 when ...
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How to get my trackpad “driver” to always run when starting Windows 7

I have a HP netbook which came with Windows 7 Starter and a Synaptics track pad. A few months ago while fighting a virus I removed everything that autostarted that I couldn't easily identify. I was ...
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Can I use the Lenovo Factory Backup Partition to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T400?

I ordered a a Lenovo T400 a couple of years ago. I haven't done a full reinstall and reimage of the computer since I purchased it, and I think it's time to do that. I'm currently using the Lenovo ...
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How to change a modem's factory default settings

I have linksys modem (WAG354G) and I will put this modem to far away from home to another house. But I want to use this modem running all the time. In the place where modem will run in, there are ...
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What are the common router default DHCP IP address ranges?

I'm trying to find out what the default DHCP ranges are for common routers. Does anyone know?
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Reset the open file window size in Google Chrome?

How can I reset the open file window in Google Chrome back to it's default size? My wife resized it when uploading photo's to a website and I would like to reset it (blame my OCD) I have deleted the ...
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How to factory restore Windows 7 to prepare to sell laptop

I have a laptop that came with Windows XP. I upgraded to Windows 7 when it came out, and am planning on selling the laptop. Unfortunately, I think the Windows 7 upgrade disc got accidentally thrown ...
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Restoring factory contents on an old ThinkPad

I have an old IBM ThinkPad R50e and a set of seven recovery CDs that were created before the laptop was ever used. The seven CDs consist of one boot CD and six data CDs. I want to restore the ...
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Canon imageCLASS: how do I perform a factory reset?

I'm having trouble with a Canon imageCLASS MF8450c printer/scanner/copier (it fails to save scans to SMB shares). I've eliminated the obvious problems, so now I am just looking to do a factory reset ...
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How do I restore a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop to factory defaults?

I got a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop from a local computer store that a buddy of mine works at. When I turned it on I had come to realize it has not been wiped and reverted to factory defaults. How can ...
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Restore Acer Aspire One from C drive copy?

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 which originally came with Windows XP. When I bought it I needed to start using it fast, so I only made a copy (as in, copy all the files) of the original C drive to ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 from Recovery Partition on a Dell Studio 1555 laptop

Dell includes a recovery partition with all their laptops, apparently, and I need to use mine. The problem is I repartitioned the laptops hard drive originally. I found this link, ...
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My Linksys WRT150N periodically resets itself to factory defaults

I have a Linksys WRT150N (wireless N router). Every couple of weeks or so it magically resets itself to factory defaults (no one is messing with it, the power didn't go out, and I have it on a UPS). I ...