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Reinstalling Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite L750

My Toshiba L750 laptop came with Windows preinstalled and I would like to reinstall it as it is becoming a bit cluttered and slow. I attempted to follow the steps detailed in this question by using ...
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How to create bootable recovery partition to restore windows 7 partition as it is now

I have freshly installed and configured a Windows 7 laptop for a relative who will for sure get tons of malware, viruses, etc. over a short period of time. I would like to make a restore partition ...
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C Drive Only Shows Recovery Folder

My mother's laptop recently upgraded to Windows 10 by itself. Machine is a Dell Studio 1558, which previously had Windows 7 Home on it. She's been running into some issues with the fan running hard ...
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How to remove&recover password of protected PDF files? [duplicate]

i want to crack a password protected PDF document, anyone have ideas ?
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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Recovering a lost user account

So early in the summer I logged off the admin account on my computer and turned off the screen. I later went back to get on Facebook and instead of having both of the accounts up,(Administrator and my ...
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Change default Office behavior to never prompt for recovered files

I know this is going to sound silly. I've got a bunch of users (self included) who end up with the list of "Auto-recovered" files upon Office app closure, and get the "would you like to save or ...
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How to create a recovery dvd from the recovery partition

I've got a laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 and the recovery partition. The laptop doesn't have a Windows Key sticker on it. I'd like to re-partition it and install Linux, and I don't want to keep ...
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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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Cannot start into Windows 7 Home Premium recovery

I tried to start my recovery drive but I cannot. I select the recovery option, I see Windows is starting. As soon as the progress finishes, my computer reboots. I can logon to my Windows without ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot after upgrading from Windows 8 on my PC

The PC is a HP EliteBook 8730w laptop. I had no issues with Windows 8 or the Windows 8.1 preview. But after running the Windows 8.1 Update from the store my computer will not boot unless In insert my ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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Windows 10 Pro Recovery Disk after upgrade from Windows 10 Home

I have upgraded my new laptop from Windows 10 Home Single Language to Windows 10 Pro through Windows store by paying $100.I did not get any Pro Product key but my laptop was upgraded using digital ...
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Can I create a custom recovery image for Windows 10 like recimg did in Windows 8.1?

One of my pet peeves with refreshing Windows 10 is that I always have to spend several hours reinstalling the software I need by default: Steam, Origin, Chrome, Uplay, 1Password, Skype, Office,... ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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Can't boot into Windows – How do I change a service using console?

I've a serious problem with my Windows 8.1 installation. It won't even allow me to enter the login screen (everything is black). I've installed Aero Glass for Windows 8 (www.glass8.eu) which adds a ...
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Windows 10 is always stuck at spinning dots; can't reset and can't recover

I just upgraded my Alienware Aurora R4 from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. Everything seemed to go okay. I was able to log in and everything as per the usual. Then I went to reboot it, and now it ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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How to setup Recovery Key or something similar for Two-factor authentication for Apple ID?

I have enabled Two-factor authentication for Apple ID. I want to create Recovery Key. On the page Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID I read the following: If you ...
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Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
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Deleted BOOTCAMP partition capacity went into Recovery HD

I am facing a weird problem and it is honestly driving me crazy! I had a bootcamp partition (80 Go) with Windows 7 installed for a while. I then tried to remove this partition using Apple's Bootcamp ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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Windows 8.1 recovery make boot

I have notebook Samsung Ativ Book 8 and my OS(license) is not launching, F4 and other ways in "diagnostic menu" i have tried do not work. I have no "recovery disk", license key and restore points. ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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DATA recovery from external hard disk

I have an external 4tb hard disk and some time now, in order to be recognized from my pc ,I had to connect the usb two or three times ,some times even more. Some time now the disk is seen unallocated ...
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Is there a way to recover unsaved Photoshop files?

I was a complete dumbass who somehow managed to close photoshop without saving, not it crashing. Every ask I've come across is about what to do if it crashes, so, is there a way to recover an unsaved ...
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Recover Dell Factory Restory Image on Secret Drive

I have an Studio 17, which has a secret 15 gigabyte partition with the original Windows 7 recovery image. Is there any way I can convert this into a recovery DVD so that I can delete the partition. I ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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Cannot set windows 7 password after log-in with KonBoot

I recently forgot my windows 7 password, and used KonBoot to bypass it. I booted my computer with Hirens Boot CD, and from the menu options - I selected "Password Recovery tools". After Selecting ...
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win 10 bootable device not recognized in bios

My PC is stuck on recovery message(err 0xc0000034). I tried to boot from a win 10 usb device but its not recognized in BIOS. Surprisingly' on the same usb device, I flashed ubuntu and it was ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive

I have a USB Thumb Drive that I was going to use to install Windows 7 with. While formatting the drive with the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool it failed leaving my USB drive in an unusable state. I ...
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Revive 1/2 dead HDD? [closed]

I have an old 40GB HDD I got from someone. It appears to me as though it is half dead, but not completely. When I plug it in and power it up, it seems OK. When I try to access it, it just keeps ...
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Reopen recovered docs pane in MS Word 2003?

I hit the close button after choosing which doc to work with, now I can't remember how to get the window to reopen. This is the pane that shows if your document got corrupted/word crashed and it ...
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Did I lose my data by converting HDD from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I tried to install Windows, which required an MBR disk instead of a GPT. I converted GPT to MBR using diskpart utility. After that all my logical disks disappeared and only one (with total amount of ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted external 1 TB hard drive [duplicate]

I have a corrupted external hard drive that I am trying whatever I can try myself to see if I can recover any data from. When hooking up the external drive to my machine via a SATA/IDE converter, I ...
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How to get Dell's recovery image without having Windows already installed?

I have an Inspiron 7559-1264. I've tried to install several OSes of my choice to no avail. I want now to resort to the recovery image provided by Dell. The trouble is when I enter my service tag it ...
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recovery disc 2 not detected, recovery not progressing from 51%

I made system recovery disc,using dell back up and recovery.It requires 2 disc. Now i want to recover,during recovery after completing 1st disc with 51%,computer asks to insert disc 2.I inserted it ...
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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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Clustered SQL database requires full recovery mode?

The application we provide customers with requires an SQL database. Due to the nature of the application, we recommend the recovery mode to be set to Simple as it is not critical data that is stored. ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...
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Recover from System Image without Optical Drive

I have a system image saved on an external hard drive that I wish to apply to a new laptop. The problem is that the machine has no optical drive. Using the Recovery Options in Windows 10 to recover a ...