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Restore laptop to "out of the box" setting.

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#1
I want to restore my compac laptop to the way it came out of the box. It is running vista home prem.. How do I do that? I bought the lap top used from a friend and want get the system back to "new" with all the software.

thanks.
 

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#2
You should have a restore CD or a restore mode to trigger on POST. Backup your data first.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID
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#3
I did back up everything last night. When I go to system restore I can't seem to find the date when the computer was "out of the box" to set a mannual date for the restore. No disk came with the computer.

thanks for helping out..

wp
 

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Do you have a restore mode? Sometimes its hit F10-F12 to trigger it from a restore partition.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID
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#5
there is a "system restore" but only gives me recent dates to restore back to. I want to reset the entire computer to get rid of anything the previous owner had on the computer.

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#6
I want to reset the entire computer to get rid of anything the previous owner had on the computer.
Thanks
Hello and welcome to the Forums!

Try continually tapping the F11 key on a re-boot.

Let us know.


Later :shock: Ted
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)
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#8
F11 was the key.. I am setting the laptop back to Factory standards now. (I am typeing on my home PC not the Laptop) just incase you were wondering how I was restoring and typeing at the same time.

thanks for your help. I will post when I have succeeded..

WP
 

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