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Restoring default settings OE6

Q: Restoring default settings OE6

I have 2 Hotmail and one Hotpop account configured on OE6. I can send mail through Hotpop with no problems, however, when I try to send one through either Hotmail account I get the following message ... "The server does not support the required HTTP methods ... Response: 'Method Not Allowed' ... Error No. 0x800CCC35."

I have no doubt it's something I've messed around with as I've just reformatted and am still trying to get my settings correct with XP. Does anyone know how to restore default settings to OE6?



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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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My laptop recently failed to boot up properly on being switched on. I followed the instructions on the HP website which included going on to BIOS and restoring the laptop to its BIOS default settings. Will I have lost any of the data stored on the device

A:Restoring BIOS default settings

Hi, Resetting the bios defaults will not have affected any of the files stored on your hard drive. Regards, DP-K

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 710 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 1301050 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., M68MT-S2P
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've messed up the familiar (default) layout of MS Office Outlook and now can't make out: Who sent the email, where it's from, what is it's subject, what day was it sent, has it been opened or not??? I'm so confused I don't know what to do or where to turn first. Can someone please advise me? Thanks in advance-- sam

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I have a fuji siemens laptop running windows vista. It didn't start properly and my girlfriend must have done something for it to restore itself to factory default settings. Is there anyway of getting back the data it deleted? All I'm really concerned about is the e-mails I had in microsoft outlook. Can I recover them or are they gone forever?

The laptop is a fujitsu seimens amilo Li 1818 running windows vista Home premium.


A:Undo vista restoring default settings?

Hi -

I like Fujitsu laptops very much. I find the Lifebook A6030 to be the only system that has a chance with the kids no matter what for 2 yrs so far.

Check in the c:\ root for a folder named "windows.old".

If it is there, it would contain most of the old installation.

So, was this an intentional cleansing operation or did the system re-boot and go into the recovery partition?

Regards. . .



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I'm trying to reset this computer back to its default security settings due to the fact it got owned by a virus.

I've gotten the trojan off the computer, but it set a bunch of policies on the computer and now I can't run/install quite a few programs. It would be much easier if I could just edit the group policies via gpedit.msc but since its XP Home it doesn't have it built in.

I went through all the places in the registry I thought the policies would have been set but I couldn't find anything.

What I'm trying to do now is reset the computer back to its default security settings by going to Run and typing MMC. When the console pops up, I click File, then Add/Remove Snap-in and click Add, and your supposed to add Security Configuration and Analysis, but I don't have that option to select from the menu. If I could add this in I should be able to just load the setup security.inf and reset the computer back to its default settings.

I've tried quite a few other things today but I am starting to run out of options. Any help would be awesome thanks!

A:Help restoring default security settings for Windows XP Home.

You could try running SDFix. As a malware scanner I think it is quite out-of-date, however it will reset a lot of the registry items back to their default value as part of the scan.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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A:Solved: Restoring Start button, bar, and menu to default pretty Win 7 settings?

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Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.

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Installed VistaInspirat2 bricopack on my XP SP3 and then uninstalled it. Later I installed VistaMizer theme and uninstalled it a well and then reinstalled the Bricopack. Now i wished to go back to the default theme and uninstalled the bricopack but the icons appearance, the logon page and the startup and shutdown sounds remain that of the bricopack. Don't know what to do please help me get the default setting for those back.

System restore doesn't work and I don't have my SP3 CD

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I enjoyed installing fonts.

But recently, i have to trim down my fonts. One of my programs are stalling because of a suspected font overload.

Is there a way to restore this without reinstalling?

Or is there a way, software, script that can delete those non-standard xp fonts?

I hope someone can help.


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You could try the sfc /scannow fix.
You click start>run>type sfc /scannow.
You will need your install disk.

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Hi, I've been looking up how to restore my libraries. I have no idea how the Videos folder disappeared, but now I can't seem to get it back. Not even with the tutorial that has been provided on this forum.

Here's a screenshot of what showed up exactly after I clicked on restore defaults. After that, it let me include a folder, but now it's like a subfolder as shown in the second screenshot. Would appreciate any help I can get.

A:Libraries not restoring to default

Having the subfolder is normal, I have 2 subfolders (My Videos and Public Videos).

Did the icon of Videos library get corrected after restoring defaults? (The 1st screenshot is wrong)

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Hi There

I installed a Vista theme onto my PC and when i uninstalled it it removed all my themes leaving only the windows classic.

Unfortunatley my system retoring has been turned off so i dont have any retsore points.

Any ideas how to get the standard themes back?


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Hello All!

I'm looking for directions on how to use the default Microsoft HD audio driver for my laptop. Currently the Realtek HD audio driver is installed. I was going to try "uninstalling" the driver but it then says it will remove the device completely. Will this make the Microsoft drivers just take over automatically?

I can provide any needed information promptly.

Thank you in advance!


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Whats the issue that you are trying to solve?

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Hello All!

I own a Linx 10 tablet and am planning on putting the windows 10 preview on it (just to mess around and participate in developing this system from a tablet perspective).

Since its now easy to install this directly from windows 8.1 (can get an app for it) I also have to consider reverting back to 8.1 if needed.

I am an experienced PC and laptop user, however tablets are a bit new to me (do they even have a bios? don't ask me:P they have to, don't they?)

What's the best way for me to create a complete backup? Windows backup? How do I force the tablet to boot in a specific way (I have a keyboard for it)? Will it boot from USB drive/USB dvd-rom if needed?

many thanks in advance :)

A:Linx 10 tablet - restoring to default

This operation shouldn't be done on a tablet as altering settings may be locked, difficult, or ruin the machine.

Windows 10 is a preview build design for those who need to build software, test the UI, and other things.

Unless you need Windows 10, wait for the full release.

Yes, Windows tablets do have a BIOS.

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I want to restore one of our work computers back to default. We were hit by the hurricane and this computer was the only computer left upstairs that wasn't flooded. This computer was built by someone and it is running windows xp professional. I have transferred all the data from this computer to our new computer. This computer had many viruses and other problems from before the storm. I just want to start it over as if it was new. Could you please tell me how to do this without some sort of restore disk. I have already tried system restore and that does not work.

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with out an operating disk, that might be a problem

run the 5 step procedure in my link, a virus free computer runs nice..
then we can use some cleanup programs to get it reasonably fast

good luck

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I played around with the junctions that divert some stuff to other folders and for the

"C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu"

I removed inadvertently the Administrators Group from the security tab (Everyone and System still there)!

Now, since you are not allowed to EDIT or ADD (but REMOVE.... ridiculous btw) HOW do I restore the defaults (Everyone, System AND Administrators)?

Many Thanks for your help folks....


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Hello Patrick

Welcome to Vista Forums!

You may be able to do a System Restore to a point before the changes.

Messing around with Junction Points is a bad idea.

Later Ted

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GreetingsI downloaded the latest BIOS update (a2cn38ww.exe) from Lenovo's support site and installed it. My Windows 10 din't boot after that.I booted Windows 10 through Legacy Boot in BIOS and Windows 10 was working fine after that. Now I'm not  able to boot Windows 10 through UEFI.If someone can provide me with the v 1.07 download link, I will install it and we can call it a happy day for everyone. I've got an AMD A8-6410 APU with Radeon R5 graphics, 8 GB of memory and 1 TB HDD and running Windows 10 Pro. System model Lenovo_MT_80E3_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo G50-45 Please help.Thanks.

A:Restoring BIOS to default (Levnovo G50-45) (v 1.07...

Have you set defaults on the new BIOS, then saved and exited?Sometimes this will restore boot function after an upgrade happens. Also - try looking at the boot options for "secure boot" to see if enabled. Try turning that feature to disabled and restart.Good luck.CB

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I can't get Pegasus to send mail but it receives it o.k.
Certain web pages will not open now and I am getting timed out messages. I think one of the three other users of my computer may have changed a setting somewhere.
Using XP Home, system restore is off.
Please advise me how to correct this problem.

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Closing duplicate, please respond only to:


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Hi there, I'm new to Vista Forums, so sorry if I have chosen the incorrect forum sub-title to ask for help.
On my Vista laptop I have seemed to have distorted my folder icon...

The first picture of the folder My Received Files is an example of how I messed it up; it used to look like the following three icons, My Chat Logs (ect.), but now it does not show a preview of what is inside the folder. I tried everything to restore it back such as trying to find the original source, but had no luck. I have also tried pressing restore to default, but that does not seem to work either. Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance!

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I have accidently changed the default file association for cursor files. Can you recommend a solution please? I am running Windows 8

Steve C

A:Restoring default file association to .cur files

Originally Posted by c00p3r5f


I have accidently changed the default file association for cursor files. Can you recommend a solution please? I am running Windows 8

Steve C

See picture:

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A few months back I changed my default folder icon, and now I would like to change it to something else. In regedit, I made a Shell Icons folder in the proper directory (I removed the old one), yet it does not seem to work. It has the key "3" in it, with the directory of the new icon. It is a 256x256 .ico file. Actually, there are traces of it working. For example, in Chrome, when you go to say upload a profile picture, it shows the right icon. In Windows Explorer, however, it only shows the old one. Help would be very much appreciated.



A:Restoring Default Folder Icon - Not Working?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this helps,
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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if that makes sense, I have ran iconpackager to make my icons for brres, brstm, bin, brsar, thp, pac, pcs, rel, and gct files easier to spot out since the program that opens them gives them all the same icon, and iconpackager never screwed around with my icons at all, or in the past,

the problem here now, is idk what is responsable for it, but any exe files that weren't given an icon in the app's developement, are all blank sheet icons instead, so its an eyesore for me when i fumble through folders and zips with unaccociated files mixed with exe files and all i see are blank sheets, i quickly sort past them, wondering where the exe files are, and i cant change them back to the one in the system shell when its right there T_T

and even iconpackager wont let me change the icon for exe type files because it says i cannot change that, it will however, let me change the icon of just ONE exe file at a time which isnt what i want to do, because thats not defaulting the icons for all of them

here is how an application appears on my computer if it doesnt have an icon, and how they look sitting next to files like sfks and junk

A:need help restoring the default icon for iconless exe files

You might try restoring the default exe association. I'm unsure if that will work as you apparenly altered it with the iconpackager somehow.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

A Guy

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I?ve set some custom registry and gpedits - for example - to dissable indexing, and such, and was wondering how to put back the default registry settings, without having to restore/reset the pc?
I don?t remember having them backed up somewhere, and the PC was just updated to Windows 10 recently - so is it possible to revert back to Windows 8.1 and the registry will stay original? Or just how do I put them to their original status?

And please don?t you know how much time it would take to revert back to Windows 8.1, on a slow laptop - Lenovo B50-70?

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I am a great procrastinator...

Being a MSDN Subscriber, I got Windows 7 when it went RTM and which is when I initially installed it as a dual boot with Vista. The mild click button worked as Tim Sneath described in #19 of his blog:

Tim Sneath : The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

'19. One More of the Same, Please. I?ve seen a few folk caught out by this one. If you?ve already got an application open on your desktop (for example, a command prompt window), and you want to open a second instance of the same application, you don?t have to go back to the start menu. You can simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on the taskbar icon, and it will open a new instance of the application rather than switching to the existing application. For a keyboard-free shortcut, you can middle-click with the third mouse button to do the same thing. (This trick assumes that your application supports multiple running instances, naturally.)'

For some reason I reinstalled Windows 7 about two months ago and did something different and now when I use the middle click, it simply displays the task list. Anyone know how to make the middle click return to the default behavior?


A:Restoring middle click to default behavior

Hello Carleton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can open Mouse in the Control Panel to look for a middle button setting, but this is dependant on your mouse drivers for how this can be set. What mouse brand and model do you have?

For example, I have a logitech mouse that uses Setpoint drivers that has this setting below for it.

Hope this helps for now,

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HP Pavilion dv6-6152ea laptop

I had been trying to sort my laptop out , having had problems since before Christmas - running slow / hanging /freezing / poor mouse response etc. Was getting not responding message in windows explorer as well as in firefox.
have had it for 2 years and until the week before Christmas it had behaved perfectly and played all of my games. (Big Fish Games - Hidden Object / Puzzle / Adventure etc).

I checked for viruses, malware etc. Uninstalled and reinstalled the Games Manager. No difference at all and computer got slower and slower. It has a switchable graphics system, which kept freezing or disappearing, so I had to keep on going back to restore points.
So this week I decided to do a factory reset. Have started to reinstall programs (MSE first, and Revo uninstaller) Laptop has spent last 12 hours installing windows updates and finds more each time I boot up.
BUT it is still running slow and keeps hanging for upto 30 sec at a time. I went to the HP page for my laptop. But the bit that is supposed to say which drivers need updating is not working and I am not sure what to do. The graphics drivers that are in use now are not mentioned and the ones there to not show previous versions. Is there a way of keeping these safe somewhere in case I need to roll back. I do not want the ones that were in place before I did the reset. It was after the installation of those that the trouble started. ( That was after I let the computer update AMD'... Read more

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This question is applicable to multiple forums and I apologize if there is a similar post, but I didn't see one.

Ok. I wanted to make more room for my documents, more specifically my Sims 2 downloads, so I bought a WD My Book 320 GB external Hard Drive, FAT32 file system. I followed this step by step:


(hopefully that works) to change My Documents from the default drive C: to drive G: which is the external. It was all fine and dandy for months, but last week I unplugged the external multiple times without doing the safe eject ( I know, I know major foul up. It won't happen again.) After that maneuver, the Documents tab (the shortcut) on the start up will not open. I right-clicked on it and the only options that come up are copy, rename, and properties. When I click on properties it appears like this:
As you can see, no target option. I can still access My Documents through Computer then clicking on drive G:, but I can't install my Sims game because the computer no longer has a Documents folder. All this boils down to is there a way to recreate a new My Documents folder or restore the old one? I mean, I created a folder that was My Documents as C:\Users\Name\Documents, but the shortcut doesn't work and there is no location tab. I hope you can understand all of that and any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Help restoring My Documents to default drive C:

There are registry locations that control this

Run regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
In the right pane the value name will read Personal

The default path would read:


for "UserName" just substitute what you see in the other path statements.

You will also need to edit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

more info: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/95/1/How-to-move-the-special-folders-in-Windows-Vista.html

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My daughter got a hold of my mini HP and I can't figure out password what do I do

A:Bios settings for Mini - what are the default settings

Hi, Are you referring to a Windows log on password or a power on password? If it's a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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computer is an acer aspire m1610. having problems downloading aol software. trying to restore back to a certain date..purchased pc few days ago and only had a couple of restoring dates .. aol not letting me download software to get online. need to know how to restore back to factory settings. need advice

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If the computer did not come with recovery discs or you did not make your own then check the owner's manual or user guide for information on system recovery from a hidden partition on the computer's hard drive. Accessing the recovery program may require holding or tapping one or more keys during powerup.

NOTICE: Recovery will remove any files you have created or downloaded since purchasing the computer.

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Hi, so yeah I've got an Inspiron pc from dell and I simply want to know how to restore my pc back to factory settings cause it has too many viruses than I can handle . If u guys at tech guy could help that'd be totes brill THANKS A BUNCH

A:Restoring to factory settings?

There are so many Inspirons. If you want help, you need to supply the exact model of Inspiron.

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i have a dell inspiron 1420 laptop with windows vista home premium. i have caught a virus and need to restore my laptop to factory settings. it came with some disc to restore my laptop but i dont know how. could someone help me?

A:restoring to factory settings

Hi and welcome to TSF this will get you back to factory settings
Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive back to its original factory configuration as when you first ordered it from Dell. This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed with Windows Vista? and does not include computers purchased through the Express Upgrade promotion or computers that were upgraded to Windows Vista from another version of Windows.

NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.

Restart the computer. To do this, click Start ? ? Restart.

As the computer restarts, press <F8> until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.

NOTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.

Specify the language settings that you want, and then click... Read more

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Hi, I would like to restore my laptop to the factory settings.

When i tried to do the factory reset by pressing F11 during the startup am getting the error message as "Failed to Start Windows. A recent hardware or software might affected....." like this.

I don't have repair disk as well as the OS CD. I don't have both of these. Apart from this i tried to restore it to previous points that too didn't work.

So i would like to know how can i fix this problem without having the repair disk, OS CD, Bootable CD & backups. I dont have any of these to perform factory reset.

Please help me to solve this issue ASAP.....

Thanks in advance!

A:Restoring to Factory Settings

It would be nice to now the Make & model of the Notebook.
As you are use F11, as Factory Recovery, sounds like a ACER.

Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

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Hi, I am currently running an Asus Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and I want to know how to restore the computer to just factory settings. The computer got ridiculously slow, so I figured I'd take this route. I don't have an installation disc, nor do I have a recovery disc. I bought the laptop at Best Buy.

I am kinda new to this so you're going to have to bare with me a little.

A:Help with restoring to Factory Settings

Hello Shiftclick, welcome to Seven Forums!

See if this info will work for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


ASUS Recovery Partition

Using the Recovery Partition:
1. Press [F9] during bootup (requires a Recovery Partition)
2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]
3. Read the “ASUS Preload Wizard” screen and click Next.
4. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option will delete only the first partition, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard disk drive and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD with 2 partition.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard drive and create two new partitions “C” (60%) and “D” (40%).
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.

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Hey all,

I have just bought a Macbook, and selling my 4 year old trusty Packard Bell laptop to a friend. It works perfectly ok, albeit abit slow but good for basic e-mails, chat and things like that.

So.. my question is, how do I restore factory settings? I want ALL of my data off, and for the laptop to be as 'empty' as it was when I bought it.

When I bought it it had Microsoft Word already installed - will that stay installed after I've restored the settings?

And here's the annoying part.. I don't have the CD that came with it when I bought it. No idea where it is but must have disappeared while moving houses.

By the way, sorry if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure about where to post it.

Any other tips?


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I have a Toshiba laptop and i have a lot of junk on it i don't need, how can i restore it to the way it was the day i got it?

A:restoring to factory settings

Hi and welcome

Many Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard drive.

What model is yours?

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I have an acer laptop that came installed with windows 8, and now i want to restore to factory default but i dont want to re download any of my files(over 100gb). Is there anything i can do to restore but still keep my files intact?

A:Restoring to factory settings

Welcome to EightForums.

Always Backup your DATA files.


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

You can use the ACER version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories
or check the main web site.
Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 and my computer has been getting the blue screen, saying it had crashed or something of the sorts shortly logging in.
So I decided to Dell DataSafe it and restore the computer to the factory settings. After it was finished and showed the loading screen for windows 7 it brings me to the log in screen.
However, it only shows a blank spot to type in a username, and one for the password, also where the profile picture for the should be, there is not one there.
I tried typing in "Administrator" in the username box, but it comes up saying "This account has been disabled, see system administrator"

Please help I have school and this computer is really important toward my school work. Thanks.

A:Can't log in after restoring PC to factory settings.

If you did a factory restore its reset back to first time use. That window is asking you to create a user profile. Just type in what username you want to use and what password you want to use. Your old profile has likely been wiped clean and erased. I hope you backed up your data because its likely gone too. If you did what I think you did, your PC is back to the way it was the first time you turned it on.

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I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.

A:Restoring To Factory Settings

Quote: Originally Posted by nadnerb

I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.

When you restore your computer to factory settings, your computer will be like it was when you powered it up the first time. You will lose all of your personal data along with your Windows settings and programs.

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i have a laptop (toshiba satilite a30) i bought brand new about 2 yeras ago and ive given it to my dad but i need to set it to the original factory settings like the day i got it out the box but the problem is there was no xp disc with it like a lot of pcs today.
i also have the pc im using now which only came with a red floppy disc which i can use if i want to restore to original factory setting ,im just wondering how i can restore the laptop to the origianal settings...

A:Solved: restoring my settings

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I downloaded a proxy yesterday.. " my proxy" and it asked if i wanted to auto set IE connection.. i said yes.. to make a long story short..didn't like the proxy..uninslladed it, and now when i went back to change the settings..the " never dial a connection " was clicked and grayed out (disabled) and i can not access the setting button as well. so now when i open IE i get the : cannot find Server " and the body of the window says 'page cannot be displayed' in IE
i'm using XP with SP2..i use AOL to connect to the internet..and FF to browse. but i still need to use IE..so i'd like to fix this problem. HELP.

Aren't you glad i didn't give ya the long version

A:Restoring Ie Connection Settings

You might try a repair of IE: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

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how do i restore to factory settings. I dont want to have to reinstall all the drivers

A:Restoring to factory settings??

Hiyya ed123 mate what machine have you got? usually it is just holding down or tapping an F(numeral) numeral or function key (Esc Del etc)on power up.

Look up your machines site - for example I know that to default my Toshiba laptops I just have to hold down 0 (zero) on power up and follow the prompts.

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I was forced to reformat my C-drive, I backed up the drive prior to formating.

I forgot to remove the encryption settings on some files in My Documents before I copied them to a external hard drive. The encryption is standard windows encryption

Now I can't open these important files. I have tried restoring them from my system back up file, with no luck. I don't want to do a full system restore, I don't want to reinfect my operating system.

Can I restore only the required files to enable me to access the encrypted files.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Restoring Encryption Settings

Hi What A CAD and welcome to TSF !

You'll need your encryption certificate and/or private key. If you didn't export them then I'm afraid you'll have to restore your backup and export them. You might as well remove the encryption directly on the backup once you've restored it.

How to remove file or folder encryption in Windows XP
How to back up the recovery agent Encrypting File System (EFS) private key in Windows XP

I'm afraid I don't know about other ways of recovering your private key, and discussing them here would lead to legal issues anyway (someone could use the information to access someone else's data).

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I am running xp pro with SP2. I played with the display settings while checking out a widescreen monitor I am thinking of buying. I changed several settings, such as horizontal and vertical icon spacing, icon size and some others I can't remember.

Is there a way to restore these settings to the default? I was wondering if hooking my current monitor back up will do this. I was also wondering if using system restore would work. I would appreciate some advice. Thanks.

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Recently I used subinacl to help me enable jscript. I used it to give me admin on all my registry files. I rebooted and clicked My Computer, but then it said i didn't have enough memory. So I read up on some things and it said I should do something to the permissions on Regedit. Well, now I could care less because every single file on my computer doesn't work, the links are broken, I can't access explorer...

I want to restore to factory settings and forget about whatever I was doing before.

So I have a Dell Inspiron, 1500 something... I don't have a boot CD, and i can't access system restore or control panel. I started it up (and i read that you had to hold Ctrl-f11) so i did, nothing happened and it continued to load windows in the same way. Then somewhere I read you had to press alt-f10. I did and it came up with a sort of prompt. it said...
Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7 Home Premium

Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Hard Disk: 75349890

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Click to expand...

I could type in between the brackets and press enter to load windows. I've goofed around with it and I don't even know if i'm at the right menu. I'm considering taking the computer to a repair place, but it's expensive.

Help. I might not respond since I need to have a CT scan done in about an hour. Please help.

A:Need help restoring to factory settings!

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I have come to the point where I need to restore my computer back to factory using the recovery disks...is there any way that I can save Network Connection settings? My wife works from home and doesn't want to lose those settings, as the IT guys at her job are loaded with many issues and asking how to set network connections so she may work from home is out of the question at this moment.

Thank you.

A:Restoring PC to factory...any way to keep some settings?

What Network Connection settings? The ones you see when in Network Connections you right click the connection and select Properties? You can always write them down or take some screen shots and then set them after the Recovery.

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As a favour to a friend, I'm cleaning there laptop from spyware/stupid crap they've done.

Restoring it to factory settings is (other than fully wiping the main drive) the only way fully clean it (Also really the only option due to the said person not having a recovery disk).

The infected laptop is a compacq I'm not too sure on the specific model, It's running Windows 7 32bit Home Premium.

Booting in to windows BIOS and trying to restore it to factory setting yealds a slight problem; a re-occurring warning before attempting to restore.

Warning, your laptop is currently running on battery power.
Recovery Manager requires that your laptop is plugged into an AC power outlet.


The battery is at full power, but the warning keeps me from continuing restoring factory settings even though I have the laptop plugged in.

Is there a way to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter? I've tried removing the battery and plugging in the laptop, it's receiving power but I can't boot it like that.

The Recovery Manager does not seem to be recognising that the Adapter is plugged in and I can't continue the recovery process because of this warning message.

Any help with this would be much appreciated, I've really not dealt with laptops and battery issues. As far as I know there are no hardware problems.

TL;DR How to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter?

A:Restoring factory settings.

sounds like you need to enter the power settings through windows ?

just maybe a idea other then that it should switch over from battery to ac when plugged in

check windows power settings for laptops you might be able to swap power consuming mode and re-direct the power from portable to desktop use

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I recently upgraded my vista home premium to a windows 7 ultimate but I don't like it. If i do a restore from factory settings, will I get my old settings with my vista back? I have a folder in a C drive "windows.old" which has all of the old settings/files/folders/drivers.

A:Restoring to factory settings?

Perhaps we can help you work through any specific problems you have with Win7.

If not: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

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I recently upgraded two PCs from 2000 to XP Pro. One machine had the Administrator account renamed to User1 originally and the upgrade to XP completed with success. The other PC kept the Administrator named the same but when XP asked for other user names, it left out the name Administrator [account] and now I am stuck with a second account with NONE of my originial settings like Outlook Express accounts, IE favorites.. etc.

What can I do to restore them or use the original Administator account? It isn't even a choice on the screen! ??!

A:Restoring Original Settings--HELP!

If you can access the folders of the account in question, here is a link to MS Knowledge Base that may help you. Whatever you end up doing you will have to have admin rights.


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