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How Do I Factory Reset a Laptop

Mar. 11, 2014 1:10 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Computer Help
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Having problems with your laptop? Although laptops are becoming more reliable and durable, there are still susceptible to operating system corruption or damage from viruses or spyware. And sometimes the common methods of virus removal or performing a Windows system restore do not fix your issues. Then restoring your laptop to the state when it came out of the factory can be a handy method for you. In this article, we will show you how to do factory reset on laptop HP/Acer/Dell/Asus/Lenovo running Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP but keep all files.

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Cautions before Factory Restore a Laptop

Factory default removes all partitions, reformats the entire hard drive, reinstalls the original operating system, and reinstalls all the original hardware drivers and software. Back up any important data before proceeding or recover lost data with Windows Data Recovery in case you forgot to backup. Make sure the computer is connected to a power supply and do not switch it off or restart during the process.

How to Factory Reset HP/Acer/Dell/Asus/Lenovo laptop Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP?

Unlike smartphones and tablets which you can easily perform a factory reset, but it is still a fairly easy way of performing a factory restore with a recovery partition. This recovery partition is a hidden part of the hard drive which safely stores a complete copy of Windows, drivers and extra programs. You can use it to restore a laptop to factory defaults. However, the detailed steps of resetting a laptop to factory settings will vary between different brands of laptops and even different models. But the basic steps are the same. It's also the hard reset for all brands laptop.

Note: Steps below apply to factory reset laptop Windows 7 or previous versions. And Windows 8 laptops will typically have a recovery application which is launched from within Windows. Just check your app menu.

Basic steps of how to restore laptop to factory settings lenovo/HP/Acer/ are as we talked above but still can be a little difference for different laptop brands such as some Lenovo laptops has equipped with "One Key Recovery" key for factory reset.

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Size: 53.7MB
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