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Will resetting Windows 7 to factory remove files in my other drives

I have 4 drives in my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop. I want to reset the Windows 7 to factory condition. But I am concerned about data in my other drives. Its too large to copy. If I reset my Windows7, Will ...
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Can I restore back to Windows 7?

Last year, my hard drive pooped out on me, and I had to replace it with a new one. At the time, my mom's boyfriend put Windows 8 Professional on my computer (it's activated, but not legally). I ...
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Will Windows remove bundled applications when I factory reset it?

Last year I bought a PC with Windows 8.1 and a bundled video editor (Cyberlink PowerDirector), which I use. I have just updated to Windows 10 and think now would be the right time to factory reset ...
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Hard reset not working

I have to reset my router (Dlink DIR-825). I have use 30-30-30 rule but thats not working. I have even pressed the reset button for 5 mins by unplugging it but that doesn't work too. After hard reset ...
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Clean install using the reset computer option

I found this extremely useful topic about how to perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10 I go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Reset ->Get Started I get these 2 ...
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Windows 10: Will the reset feature save %appdata%

I want to use the "reset" function in Windows 10 (choosing to keep personal files). Which personal files will be kept? I am especially wondering if the settings of other applications (in %appdata% ...
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How to reset the terminal under Cygwin?

Under Linux, I can clear terminal output with a simple reset from the command line. Under Cygwin, it appears reset does not work: I also tried reset 0 and reset 1 with no joy. And I even tried the ...
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Fixing hidden recovery partitions that use UEFI

Many name brand Windows 8 computers now use UEFI and have partitions to allow for refresh and reset of Windows. Many of which I have had issues with the reset / refresh / and troubleshooting options ...
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Surface RT Password Reset

Just bought this Surface RT tablet at an estate sale. User passed away. How do I create a new account without knowing his password?
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How to reset the Secure Function for Brother DCP 9020 CDW

I have a Brother DCP 9020CDW has been locked with the function lock and I do not have the password. The interface is different than for the MFC-9560-CDW. So this answer to a similar question doesn't ...
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How can I unlock a Mac G4?

I'm running into a problem with my Mac g4 I can't reset the password; I get an invalid prompt after doing the 'resetpassword' query. Is there any other way to unlock the account? It's a single user ...
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Asus router how to disable reset button [closed]

I am trying to set parental control on an Asus router. However, my son always reset my router to change the parental setting. Is that anyway that I can disable the reset button?
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no power after resseting cmos?

My computer wouldn't let my usb keyboard work on boot and i could not access BIOS. So, i did what i usually do and remove the battery from the mobo and put it back again.At first, it would turn on but ...
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Can't access BIOS with usb keyboard ANYMORE?

So, I read some of the related posts on here but couldn't really find the solution. I have a ps/2 port but my ps/2 keyboard doesn't work on it anymore. Maybe it's broken or something. So, I got a new ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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Full reset of network interface

I have a Raspberry Pi. If it's connected to a network, and cables are changed, IP numbers changed, and what not, it sometimes stops working. A simple reboot solves the problem. Is there any way of ...
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How to access the program “create reset cd” when search function doesn't work

I want to create backup media through a built in program in Windows 8.1. In the instructions it says that I should search for "reset" (or something similar; my OS and instructions are not in English). ...
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Asus z87 plus reboot hangs

I've received a new computer with Asus Z87-Plus motherboard and i7 4790 CPU. If I turn on the machine, everything is okay, but whenever I restart it (from Windows 7 x64 or from the BIOS itself) the ...
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External monitor disconnects after admin confirmation dialogs

I'm facing the problem that my external monitor (over HDMI) automatically disconnects after Admin confirmation dialogs or after I call the task manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del. I haven't found the issue on ...
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How to reset Dlink dwr 710[Forgot Username and Password]

I have set a username and password for my dwr710 but have forgotten them and I cant access router settings! Any way to reset it?
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Power On Self Test (POST) test on computer motherboard… How do you start the cycle?

Not entirely sure this question is the right match for this forum, but hey, electrons are definitely involved! I'm working on some defective computers. An obvious first step is to plug a computer ...
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How to change display language with cmd

So... I have a big big problem guys. I bought windows 8.1 tablet PC in china. And It was chinese single language edition. So i tried to change my tablet PC's display language chinese to English. I ...
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Will Windows 7 factory reset remove all my private data? [duplicate]

EDIT: this is NOT a duplicate of How to factory restore Windows 7 to prepare to sell laptop. That question is about someone who's computer came with XP, mine came with Windows 7. I intend to sell ...
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cg3000d - what would cause wireless to reset to factory?

I bought a lot of 5 cg3000d routers for some room rentals that I have. 2 of 5 routers, have mysteriously reset their wireless configuration. Basically the wireless was reset so that the SSID would be ...
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“Turn off router for 10 seconds” - Quantifiable? [duplicate]

Is there any quantifiable evidence to support power cycling routers for 10 seconds or any arbitrary amount of time, instead of just unplugging and plugging back in? This is related to troubleshooting ...
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Why does “cmd /k” reset/clear/delete command history?

Can anyone explain why cmd /k clears the command history of my window terminal (CMD). When I run a batch file within a previously CMD and I put cmd /k at the end of the line, the command history will ...
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Reset and Power buttons on the system block in Linux

In my Debian Linux PC the buttons Reset and Power on the system block do nothing. Is it possible the Reset button to make a soft reboot (the same as sudo reboot)? Is it likewise possible the Power ...
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W8.1 Reset Windows on SSD, safe to remove HDD?

Introduction Hello there! I asked a question here on SuperUser a couple of hours ago. In short, my computer boots into a black screen, even in safe mode. I've come to the conclusion that it would ...
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Reset password Lenovo Z50 by Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor - hibernated session

I lost my password in Lenovo Z50 in Windows 8.1. I tried to reset it by program Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor. After I selected disk partition the message which I saw was: Selected 1 ...
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“Remove everything and reinstall Windows” option; will it keep preinstalled software?

Windows 8 offers the option to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" (see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc). Most of the notebooks you can buy come with some ...
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MBR95 cradlepoint, Restore settings password

I have an MBR95 from cradlepoint. I did a restore from file and it looks like it works however the password to access the router has been changed. It is not the password on the back of the router and ...
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Debian Wheezy 7.7.0 x86 - won't compile anything

Yesterday I installed Debian Wheezy 7.7.00-netinst and everything was fine until the moment I decided to compile libtorrent-0.13.4. I do: ./configure the checkings start for about 2 seconds and the ...
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reinstalling windows without affecting other partition

Followup to http://superuser.com/a/814091/129716 Does he mean that the partition structure will survive the reset but all the data on D: and E: (to use the example there) will be deleted? Or does it ...
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Reseting modem past 3 months

For the past 3 months i have the following problem. My modem resets several times a day. Tehnican said that the couse of this is problem is old inside house installation. I have arris modem. Can you ...
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Does resetting windows 8 remove other partitions

My questions looks like a duplicate but i couldn't figure out from other answers what i wanted to ask. I have all my data in D and E drive and windows is installed in C drive. If I reset my Windows ...
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How to use an old password in Windows 8.1 - none pro/enterprice version, not part of a domain

Is there a way to use an old Windows password in Windows 8.1 (Not Pro or Enterprise versions)? I've tried to locate the secpol.msc but it's not available in the normal version of 8.1. The computer ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571G BIOS password reset/remove

I had a clean Win8 install under Acer authorized service station for AspireV3-571G under warranty almost 1 year ago. They had changed the BIOS password without my knowledge. Now for dual-boot and many ...
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Windows 8.1 reset

I recently had a massive crash on my Windows 8.1 partition, which has rendered it (practically) unusable. I tried to do a refresh, but the problem is, I have a Windows 8 install disk, not 8.1, and ...
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Reset vTiger 5.4 password

A while ago I installed vTiger on a server for a co-worker. He forgot his password and asked me to reset it. There are some threads out there telling you how to reset the password on older versions of ...
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Win7 resets HKCU/Environment/Temp and TMP on login

I once had a fresh installation of Win7 on an SSD drive. Bearing in mind what you always hear about write cycles on these things, first thing I did was changing the TEMP/TMP variables of SYSTEM and my ...
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KOBO touch will not restart [closed]

I have done a factory reset on my Kobo Touch. Now it will not restart. It cycles round the restoring screen and then a white screen that looks like it might restart and the back to the restoring ...
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Resetting a router with same name and password

If I would reset my router and set the name and password to exactly the same, would the devices that already saved the WiFi information connect to the router without any problems and without realizing ...
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What does the reset button on a modem do?

I've been having trouble with my Zyxel VDSL modem not saving settings, so I figured if I reset it, then it might clear the memory. But these existing settings are still there afterward. So what ...
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How to undo system reset Windows 8

I hit the reset link instead of restore by mistake, is there any way to recover the files deleted through this, or to undo the reset?
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Reset a single USB port

I have some USB devices, that sometimes need to be physically removed and plugged back in. They are mostly USB mobile broadband devices. For some cases I only have to unplug the device and put it back ...
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Computer resets randomly? [closed]

I have recently upgraded my machine with another 8GB ram stick to 24GB. However, ever since I have random poweroffs (no BSoD, nothing in error logs) followed by a regular boot. They occur completely ...
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Win 7 Connection keep change and Reset user costumization always fail

I am running Windows 7, I don't have any visual studio in my laptop. Every day after starting up my connection change to using proxy. some times change into automaticly will only last for several ...
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Does windows 8 system reset remove maleware?

I think I may have gotten a virus/malware. According to the first answer to this post: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I should do a re-format of the ...
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Performing A Factory Reset On My Laptop

If I perform a factory reset on my laptop and sell, is it all possible for the person to whom I sold the laptop to access my files; in other words, are any traces of old files left behind, which the ...
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Reset Windows 8 (Partitions) [duplicate]

Will Windows 8.1 reset tool erase all the partitions or only the one on which windows 8.1 is located? In case if there is data on one partition and windows 8.1 is on the other partition? Thank you!