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# 38898 5-Aug-2009 16:15
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Does anyone have any idea on how to restore back to factory settings? I know you could do this on other version but am unsure on how to with Vista

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  # 243863 7-Aug-2009 11:37
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Hi there, did you receive any discs with the computer other then the windows vista cd as proprietry systems such as HP or Dell usually come with recovery tools on a CD in which you can restore back to Windows default settings?

Would recommend that you back up all data first before doing the restore

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  # 243865 7-Aug-2009 11:44
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Or within Vista you can do a system restore from using the tool under Programs --> Maintainance --> Backup & Restore Center you can then click on the repair windows using system restore link on the left hand pane.

From here you can run through the wizard and restore from a restore point if need be.

 
 
 
 


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  # 243869 7-Aug-2009 11:51
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tersam98: Hi there, did you receive any discs with the computer other then the windows vista cd as proprietry systems such as HP or Dell usually come with recovery tools on a CD in which you can restore back to Windows default settings?

Would recommend that you back up all data first before doing the restore

cheers

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Most HP systems today come with a recovery partition on your HDD. They have a program that will create DVDs from that partition - only one set though, so make sure you do it as soon as you get the laptop. If the HDD dies you lose the recovery - so make sure you have the DVDs.

As for the original question - no there isn't a restore to factory settings on the OS. You have to use the original DVDs or recovery partition. Or get replacement ones from the OEM.




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  # 243878 7-Aug-2009 11:59
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Freitasm thanks for that :) your right about most HP's and Dells even have the recovery partition now on the HDD. The windows restore is only for restoring back to a restore point if you had some underlying fault and wanted to restore before the system encountered the problem.

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