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Reset to factory settings?

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November 12, 2012 9:49:58 PM

Well I want to completely reset all my laptop, just like if I just bought it. The thing is I don't have a installation disk so what do I do? Do I like need to go get a like windows 7 .iso? Or waht? Pleae help!

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a b $ Windows 7
November 12, 2012 10:00:39 PM

Hi :) 

Most laptops have a built in recovery system....use that...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 12, 2012 10:17:45 PM

Try to use options during boot. There is a key that can be pressed during boot (it varies among different vendors) that can launch the recovery.
Alternatively, you could contact the support section of the manufacturer for a copy of the system disk. They provide that for a fee, some of them for free.
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November 12, 2012 10:25:29 PM

I tried everything! I went into the recovery thingy but i can only restore it to like last week, i got my laptop for like 1 year! But now i found somthing, im asking if this would work. If i downalod Win7 proffessional 64 bit from this http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-iso-of... then put it on a flash drive, would it work just like if i had an installation disk?!?!?!?!?
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November 12, 2012 10:38:27 PM

gummybear_qc said:
I tried everything! I went into the recovery thingy but i can only restore it to like last week


Not windows recovery... you want your manufacturers recovery tool.. Usually a key you press as the machine is booting... which initiates the option.
They dont make it too easy to find - or muppets would be wiping their machines by mistake.
Whats the make and model o fyour laptop?

Cheers
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November 12, 2012 10:48:17 PM

yoji said:
Not windows recovery... you want your manufacturers recovery tool.. Usually a key you press as the machine is booting... which initiates the option.
They dont make it too easy to find - or muppets would be wiping their machines by mistake.
Whats the make and model o fyour laptop?

Cheers


Its an Inspiron N5110
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November 12, 2012 10:54:34 PM

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November 12, 2012 10:55:27 PM

yoji said:
Not windows recovery... you want your manufacturers recovery tool.. Usually a key you press as the machine is booting... which initiates the option.
They dont make it too easy to find - or muppets would be wiping their machines by mistake.
Whats the make and model o fyour laptop?

Cheers



Wow dumb me? I found it, its Dell DataSafe local backup - i tought it was only for backing up, not restoring LOL

Ok well I cant believe its this easy, i contacted dell tech to ask but they told itl cost a fee, so i said *** it, i searched all google and couldnt find, oh well thanks!
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November 12, 2012 11:20:17 PM

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