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Factory Reset

  • Thread starter Teen who needs help 4 once :|
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Teen who needs help 4 once :|

#1
I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have a
Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell me
what to look for or something? thx
 
M

Meinolf Weber

#2
Hello Teen who needs help 4 once :| Teen who needs help 4 once,

If you have the recovery disk from HP insert it and reinstall the system
from it. Then it will be the factory default.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
> have a Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours
> trying to restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can
> someone tell me what to look for or something? thx
>
 
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Teen who needs help 4 once :|

#3
Do you know what the disk would look like by any chance?

"Meinolf Weber" wrote:

> Hello Teen who needs help 4 once :| Teen who needs help 4 once,
>
> If you have the recovery disk from HP insert it and reinstall the system
> from it. Then it will be the factory default.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>

> > I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
> > have a Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours
> > trying to restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can
> > someone tell me what to look for or something? thx
> >
>
>
>
 
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Mike Hall - MVP

#4
You would do best to contact HP support. I have noticed that new HP
computers being supplied with Vista have an entry in BIOS that determines
whether the operator gets to see the F key notices on the boot screens
required for access to HP System Restore and 'Back to factory' settings..

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"Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
:|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
>a
> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
> me
> what to look for or something? thx
 
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VRG Scotty

#5
"Teen who needs help 4 once :|"
<Teenwhoneedshelp4once@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Do you know what the disk would look like by any chance?
It will say HP recovery disk on it..oh and also it will be round with a
little hole in it :)
--
Scotty©
 
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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#6
If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting the
system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to boot
from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check for any
disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery Disk, Operating
System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
--
Andre
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My Vista Quickstart Guide:
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"Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
:|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
>a
> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
> me
> what to look for or something? thx
 
M

Mike Hall - MVP

#7
The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them, there
is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not supply a
manual which might have informed the user.. :-)

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"Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting the
> system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to boot
> from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check for
> any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery Disk,
> Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
> --
> Andre
> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
> :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

>>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
>>a
>> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
>> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
>> me
>> what to look for or something? thx
>
>
 
A

Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#8
"Needless to say, HP do not supply a
manual which might have informed the user.."

How user friendly. :)
--
Andre
Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
My Vista Quickstart Guide:
http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
"Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them,
> there is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not
> supply a manual which might have informed the user.. :-)
>
> --
> Mike Hall - MVP
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
> Posting Productively.. http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
> "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uAkXKx9IIHA.5980@xxxxxx

>> If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting
>> the system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to
>> boot from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check
>> for any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery
>> Disk, Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
>> --
>> Andre
>> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
>> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
>> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
>> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
>> :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

>>>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
>>>have a
>>> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
>>> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone
>>> tell me
>>> what to look for or something? thx
>>
>>
>
 
M

Mike Hall - MVP

#9
My guess is that HP are trying to cut down on the service calls where it is
claimed that 'the family dog accidentally pressed F12 and now all of the
pictures and music have disappeared'

:-)

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"Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "Needless to say, HP do not supply a
> manual which might have informed the user.."
>
> How user friendly. :)
> --
> Andre
> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
> "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uhGO%233FJIHA.5468@xxxxxx

>> The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them,
>> there is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not
>> supply a manual which might have informed the user.. :-)
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall - MVP
>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
>> Posting Productively.. http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uAkXKx9IIHA.5980@xxxxxx

>>> If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting
>>> the system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to
>>> boot from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there,
>>> check for any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista,
>>> Recovery Disk, Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
>>> --
>>> Andre
>>> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
>>> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
>>> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
>>> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
>>> :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx
>>>>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
>>>>have a
>>>> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
>>>> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone
>>>> tell me
>>>> what to look for or something? thx
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
 
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Bruce Chambers

#10
Teen who needs help 4 once :| wrote:

> I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have a
> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell me
> what to look for or something? thx

Simply follow the Recovery or Restoration instructions provided by the
manufacturer, either in the manual that accompanied the computer, or
from the manufacturer's web site..


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Richard in AZ

#11
"VRG Scotty" <vrg-scotty@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teenwhoneedshelp4once@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:71C55AF3-9B50-4817-824A-72A5B25E1A23@xxxxxx

>> Do you know what the disk would look like by any chance?
>
> It will say HP recovery disk on it..oh and also it will be round with a little hole in it :)
> --
> Scotty©
HP does not provide Recovery Disks, you have to make them with blank DVDs or CD-Rs.
There are instructions in the manual, but then who reads the manual.

Also, if you press F10 during the first part of the startup, it directs you to a restore partition
where you can do the same thing.