OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'


  1.    01 Mar 2008 #1
    leon Guest

    OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'


    I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.

    Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install
    Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.

    I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    please help?

    Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the
    external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my
    efforts.

    I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper weight.

    Thanks,
    Leon
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  2.    01 Mar 2008 #2
    Malke Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'


    leon wrote:

    > I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    > chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    > shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.
    >
    > Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To
    > install
    > Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    > Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.
    >
    > I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    > please help?
    >
    > Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    > have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching
    > the external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten
    > my efforts.
    You're going to have to look in the manual or, if there is no paper manual,
    on the website or call Fujitsu tech support for this. Every OEM has a
    different method to return their computers to factory condition.

    Malke
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  3.    01 Mar 2008 #3
    leon Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'


    > You're going to have to look in the manual or, if there is no paper manual,

    > on the website or call Fujitsu tech support for this. Every OEM has a
    > different method to return their computers to factory condition.
    >
    Thanks, Malke.

    There is nothing in the paperwork for this. I have contacted Fujitsu tech
    support who said they will get back to me. I think they are chasing the
    solution 'further up the chain'.

    Still waiting... Was hoping someone already knows and can share the info.

    Leon
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  4.    01 Mar 2008 #4
    V Green Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'



    "leon" <leon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4F4481FB-DB88-4130-BF58-985FBBA3D03B@xxxxxx

    > I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    > chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    > shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.
    >
    > Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install
    > Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    > Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.
    >
    > I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    > please help?
    >
    > Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    > have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the
    > external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my
    > efforts.
    >
    > I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper weight.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Leon
    I think you're probably just going to have to bite the bullet and get
    that external DVD. Problem is, the OS never completed installing,
    who knows what state things are in - even if you could get it to complete,
    I would not trust the install and would wipe it and start over soonest. I
    got a USB-DVD in order to upgrade my 810 to XP Tablet (yes, it's
    an upgrade to go to XPT, you'll see what I mean after you get yours
    going on Vista and find out how much stuff is broken).

    You might try reposting here:

    http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/ne...m.php?forum=16

    and see if anyone can help.


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  5.    01 Mar 2008 #5
    Hu Ru Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'



    "leon" <leon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4F4481FB-DB88-4130-BF58-985FBBA3D03B@xxxxxx
    I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.

    Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install
    Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.

    I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    please help?

    Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the
    external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my
    efforts.

    I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper
    weight.

    Thanks,
    LeonMethods for accessing the utilities
    Certain LifeBook models have the Recovery and Utility applets pre-installed
    on a hidden drive. Other systems require that the Recovery and Utility disc
    be used (or in the event the hard disk has been reformatted).
    In order to determine the method for accessing the Recovery and Utility
    applet, perform the
    following procedures in order.
    Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded 1 Turn on or reboot
    your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.
    2From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility>
    option is present. If it is not present, it means that the utility must be
    used from the disc. Proceed to “Running Recovery and Utility from the disc”
    if <Recovery and Utility> is unavailable.

    Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk 1 Cursor down to <Recovery and
    Utility> and press the [Enter] key.
    2While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear
    at the bottom of the screen.
    3When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard
    layout, if necessary, then click [Next].
    4When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].
    5If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].
    6When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.
    7The Recovery and Utility screen appears on the screen with three tabs:
    Diagnostics,
    Recovery and Utility. Please note that Diagnostics tab is not supported on
    certain LifeBook/Stylistic models when running Recovery and Utility from the
    hard disk. In order to restore the operating system, please insert the
    “Recovery and Utility” disc in the CD/DVD drive and use the Start Recovery
    function under the Recovery tab. For more information about the tabs, go to
    “Recovery and Utility tabs” on page 106.

    url for user guide
    http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content...11-01EN-00.pdf

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  6.    01 Mar 2008 #6
    V Green Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'



    "Hu Ru" <secretasianman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ewHHCx$eIHA.5348@xxxxxx

    >
    > "leon" <leon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4F4481FB-DB88-4130-BF58-985FBBA3D03B@xxxxxx
    > I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    > chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    > shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.
    >
    > Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install
    > Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    > Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.
    >
    > I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    > please help?
    >
    > Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    > have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the
    > external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my
    > efforts.
    >
    > I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper
    > weight.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > LeonMethods for accessing the utilities
    > Certain LifeBook models have the Recovery and Utility applets pre-installed
    > on a hidden drive. Other systems require that the Recovery and Utility disc
    > be used (or in the event the hard disk has been reformatted).
    > In order to determine the method for accessing the Recovery and Utility
    > applet, perform the
    > following procedures in order.
    > Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded 1 Turn on or reboot
    > your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.
    > 2From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility>
    > option is present. If it is not present, it means that the utility must be
    > used from the disc. Proceed to "Running Recovery and Utility from the disc"
    > if <Recovery and Utility> is unavailable.
    >
    > Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk 1 Cursor down to <Recovery and
    > Utility> and press the [Enter] key.
    > 2While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear
    > at the bottom of the screen.
    > 3When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard
    > layout, if necessary, then click [Next].
    > 4When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].
    > 5If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].
    > 6When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.
    > 7The Recovery and Utility screen appears on the screen with three tabs:
    > Diagnostics,
    > Recovery and Utility. Please note that Diagnostics tab is not supported on
    > certain LifeBook/Stylistic models when running Recovery and Utility from the
    > hard disk. In order to restore the operating system, please insert the
    > "Recovery and Utility" disc in the CD/DVD drive and use the Start Recovery
    > function under the Recovery tab. For more information about the tabs, go to
    > "Recovery and Utility tabs" on page 106.
    >
    > url for user guide
    >
    http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content...11-01EN-00.pdf

    >
    Not applicable to the U810.

    Since it only has a 40GB HD, the OS comes as an image on
    a recovery CD.


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  7.    01 Mar 2008 #7
    V Green Guest

    Re: OEM Vista: how to reset to 'out of box'



    "V Green" <vanceg@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23xOMrEAfIHA.4120@xxxxxx

    >
    > "Hu Ru" <secretasianman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ewHHCx$eIHA.5348@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > "leon" <leon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:4F4481FB-DB88-4130-BF58-985FBBA3D03B@xxxxxx
    > > I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a
    > > chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a
    > > shutdown during the initial Vista installation run.
    > >
    > > Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install
    > > Windows on this computer, please restart the installation." I have tried
    > > Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.
    > >
    > > I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Can some
    > > please help?
    > >
    > > Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't
    > > have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the
    > > external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my
    > > efforts.
    > >
    > > I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper
    > > weight.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > LeonMethods for accessing the utilities
    > > Certain LifeBook models have the Recovery and Utility applets pre-installed
    > > on a hidden drive. Other systems require that the Recovery and Utility disc
    > > be used (or in the event the hard disk has been reformatted).
    > > In order to determine the method for accessing the Recovery and Utility
    > > applet, perform the
    > > following procedures in order.
    > > Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded 1 Turn on or reboot
    > > your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.
    > > 2From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility>
    > > option is present. If it is not present, it means that the utility must be
    > > used from the disc. Proceed to "Running Recovery and Utility from the disc"
    > > if <Recovery and Utility> is unavailable.
    > >
    > > Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk 1 Cursor down to <Recovery and
    > > Utility> and press the [Enter] key.
    > > 2While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear
    > > at the bottom of the screen.
    > > 3When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard
    > > layout, if necessary, then click [Next].
    > > 4When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].
    > > 5If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].
    > > 6When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.
    > > 7The Recovery and Utility screen appears on the screen with three tabs:
    > > Diagnostics,
    > > Recovery and Utility. Please note that Diagnostics tab is not supported on
    > > certain LifeBook/Stylistic models when running Recovery and Utility from the
    > > hard disk. In order to restore the operating system, please insert the
    > > "Recovery and Utility" disc in the CD/DVD drive and use the Start Recovery
    > > function under the Recovery tab. For more information about the tabs, go to
    > > "Recovery and Utility tabs" on page 106.
    > >
    > > url for user guide
    > >
    >
    http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content...11-01EN-00.pdf

    > >
    >
    > Not applicable to the U810.
    >
    > Since it only has a 40GB HD, the OS comes as an image on
    > a recovery CD.
    Make that "a recovery DVD"


    >
    >

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