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Unable to remove boot options on Asus motherboard

I have an Asus H81M-K motherboard that boots into its UEFI BIOS Utility. It seems that my old boot options are still showing up in the utility even though I have tried the following: Removing all ...
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Donating Windows 10 Laptop to a Student

I can't seem to find information on my specific case. I've decided to donate a laptop to a smaller charity where it will be given straight to a high school or college student in need. I've talked ...
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How to stop Dell notification on my computer?

This annoying message comes up all the time. Even when I press "Do not remind me", it keeps coming. How can I get rid of it for good?
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Lenovo Thinkpad T540p recovery from sd card?

I have a Thinkpad T540p which has to be restored to factory status. I have tried to invoke the recovery program by pussing F11 a lot during booting when the Thinkpad logo is shown. But all I get is ...
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ReAgentC Application Error: Continue factory reset?

I have a Notebook (Samsung Ativ Book 9) running on Windows 10 and I am trying to do a factory reset with Samsung Recovery (Boot + F4). While loading I get an Application Error: ReAgentc.exe - ...
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Force en-masse powerwash for 1500 chromebooks?

My friend refurbishes pcs, buys trucks of them from companies and reinstalls Windows, updates, etc to get them resold.I am more a linux guy than he is so he asked me if I knew a way to force the ...
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Reset Windows 10 on new computer to remove bloatware

If I get a new Win10 computer, filled with bloatware, can I reset the factory installed Windows and create the equivalent of a clean install, getting rid of all the flotsam and jetsam?
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My ASUS UX32VD laptop's recovery partition doesn't work

After HDD swap (on Windows 10) the recovery partition doesn't work. I would like to get the contents of the "Recovery" and "Restore" partitions. (Came from the factory with Windows 8.) (I swapped ...
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Restore a computer to factory settings

I have a gaming computer with the following specs : Intel i7-4770K Asus Z87-A GTX 780 (soon to be replaced by a 1060) 16GB DDR3 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD I've had the CPU/motherboard/GPU/RAM for ...
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How do I reset my Laptop to factory settings

I have a sony vaio and I need to reset it to factory defaults - pretty much a format. However "F10" or "ALt + F10" on start up do not work. I suspect the factory partition has been lost somehow. The ...
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No Factory Reset Option

I wish to Factory Reset my Windows 8.1 HP Laptop. However, in the recovery window of settings, the only option is Advanced Setup and there is no Refresh or Factory Reset Option. So, how to I factory ...
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How to force a reset to factory defaults on a Logitech G600?

I bought a Logitech G600 MMO mouse a while ago, and it's always worked fine for me until very recently. I have no idea what button or combination I pressed by accident while trying to clean it, but ...
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If I remove the disks of a Synology DS213j, is all personal information on it removed as well? Meaning it is safe to sell the device?

I removed the disks in my Synology DS213j NAS, and put them into my stationary computer. (I've already saved my data elsewhere in the process). I will be selling the NAS without disks, and expected I ...
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How to shutdown computer at “Set Up Windows” after fresh factory re-install

I have performed a factory restore of a Packard Bell laptop (Easynote TJ68 - Windows 7 x64 Home Premium) using the D2D (Disc-to-Disc) recovery through the Packard Bell Recovery Manager application pre-...
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How to restore factory settings in Vaio laptops?

I have a Vaio laptop (VGN-FZ250E) which had an installed original Windows Vista, and I changed the operating system (manually by a DVD) to Windows 7 and I changed the partitions of the hard disk. ...
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Raritan KX232 Password Reset

I have a raritan KX232 that I need to factory reset, however I've forgotten the administrative username/password. I've already tried connecting to the local port and using admin/R*E*S*E*T as the ...
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factory reset windows 8.1 in a bootable state but getting error [duplicate]

Basically I'm trying to reset my computer that got a bit clogged up with random third party programs, virus's and unesesory software. But when I reset it give's me this error "There was a problem ...
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Cannot restore my Dell Inspiron N5110 to Factory Settings

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that runs Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 3 years old. When I first got it, it had problems with the Bluetooth Driver, so Dell Tech Support made me format drive C:\ ...
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Gateway Windows XP Media Center boot restore not available

I was using a Gateway PC to install Ubuntu on a secondary hard drive. I'm still able to access the installed version of XP but the (I beleive it was f11) option for factory restore is now missing. ...
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How can I wipe my Chromebook without the powerwash button?

I have a Chromebook, and ideally, I'd like to restore it to it's factory state, without any owners, any user accounts, or any data whatsoever. There's only one problem. I have no access to the ...
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Reformatting an Acer E1-570

I’m trying to reformat an Acer E1-570 i5 from work. Customer returned the unit still logged in to their email, and by the looks of it, there were problems resetting it. Long story short, it wouldn’t ...
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Factory Reset questions

Factory Reset and Windows Reset questions Okay, I get the basics of what these things do but I want to know more I have 3 fairly simple questions I would like answered Firstly, Factory Reset will ...
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Will my Windows 10 still be reserved despite a factory reset?

Ok, so my computer had a factory reset, and I'm stuck back at Windows 8. I am currently attempting to get back to Windows 8.1. Previously, I had y copy of Windows 10 reserved, and couldn't wait to ...
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Will factory reset in Win7 empty my Winsxs -folder?

I have a Acer laptop with 60gb SSD hard drive. I am totally fed up to the extremely large winsxs folder (~18Gb). If I run the Acer factory reset ( http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/...
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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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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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How to wipe all CloudStation data and start from scratch

I believe my CloudStation somehow got corrupted. At least it never seized updating, and I can't tell if it was the client applying changes to the server, or the server applying changes to the client (...
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Factory reset EPSON EXPRESSION PHOTO XP-750

Is there any way to make a factory reset to EPSON EXPRESSION PHOTO XP-750? The problem is that the printheads are really not aligned, and there is no way to align them. The print quality is well but ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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Acer Aspire V5-571G Recovery Partition

I bought an Acer Aspire V5-571pg early last year. I remembered at the time that the C drive was too big. I normally have a large collection of data which I store in the E (data) drive away from the OS ...
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Factory Reset Asus

I have an ASUS All-in-one PC (not sure what model) and I'm trying to perform a Factory Restore but nothing is working yet. I have tried pressing F8, all I had access to was "Restore from an earlier ...
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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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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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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: 6....
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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?