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Q: How can I do a factory reset

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s3712f using the Windows Vista Home Premium System. I do not have the disks because I purchased ir used. I now have another cimputer and would like to give this one to my grandkids. I cannot because I have tax information from when I was doing taxes can anyone help. I have tried F11.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: How can I do a factory reset

You can create a Restore Disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Complete the following steps to create the recovery disc set:
Click Start , click All Programs , click PC Help & Tools , and then click Recovery Disc Creation .
Click Next when the Welcome screen displays.
A window opens listing the number of blank discs required to make a complete recovery set.
Get the correct type and number of blank discs before continuing.
Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to create the recovery discs.

For detailed instructions and graphics, see the following support document:
Creating a Recovery Disc Set in Windows Vista

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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Deal All,

I need your kind assistance, we have a RICOH MP 2501SP copier machine, but since yesterday it asks for the username and password (please check the attached photo), could someone please tell me how to factory reset it? we don't have the right username and password.

Note: the recommended username (admin) and password (Blank) is not working

Thanking you all in advance.
 

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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I have windows vista home and recently crashed and lost everything.....
I am trying to reset my pc to factory settings and like i said i lost everything....including restore points!
I have heard that their is a "ghost image" to load from the drive that restores it to factory but cant find any instructions on how to get to it.
Thanks for any help.

A:Factory reset.............

Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

If this does not work. Give me the model of your computer and I will help.

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PLEASE.......

I have tried contacting dell and they have not helped me. I bought this dell dimension e310 at a pawn shop about a month ago and I want to delete everything off of it. I want t start all over. nothing on it.

A:Factory reset

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

So you want to install operating system from scratch right?

You will need an operating system CD [don't know which one operating system you want to install on your machine],
and do a clean install...

Here is the link where it is provided step-by-step how to install operating system:

Step-by-Step install

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Hi ,I tried to do a reset of sons notebook ,got to 54% then said there was a problem so  to cancel . Kept trying and eventually got the following message . The followibg configuration change was requested for this computers TPM .Clear TPM Press F1 to accept or F2 to reject . I have tried both and cant get past the hp logo at start .  Can anyone help or do I need to take it to shop .  

A:factory reset

Hi,If you desire, you can clean install Windows 10 Home edition in your Stream notebook, using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB.Stream is a budget notebook with very low storage capacity and hardware components. Recovery may fail due to not enough storage capacity and memory.You could try clean install. Windows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internethttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlAdditional drivers, you can download from your HP support page.RegardsVisruth

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Hey there,
 
Sorry if this is the wrong section, but I'm using a lenovo Z50 and it's been running really slow so I decided to do a factory reset. I'm at the point were It's just starting up, saying "Welcome" then restarting. Any suggestions?
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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up graded from windows 7 to windows 10.  notebook was updating window 10 and during the update restarted and never came back on.  tried to recover from the f11 key and got nothing what can i  do. how can i obtain a recovery disk for this notebook.  been to the websight but was never able to get the help i needed.  any information or tip would be deeply apprecaited.  system didn't come with a recovery disk respectfully,

A:FACTORY RESET

Well, the system did come with a Recovery option, but since the Windows 10 up grade it probably will not longer function with the F11 key.  The one option is to do a Windows 10 reset or a clean reinstall using the Windows 10 Download tool

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I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?

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Yogi119 wrote:I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?Hi, Heres what you need to do. Use one of the following methods to open Windows Recovery Environment:Restart your computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly. The Choose an option screen opens.Click Start . While holding down the Shift key, click Power, then select Restart. Continue holding down the Shift key as the computer restarts, until the Choose an option screen opens.On the Choose an Option screen, click Troubleshoot.Figure : Clicking TroubleshootClick Reset this PC.Figure : Clicking Reset this PCIf you want to keep your personal files and customizations, click Keep my files, then click Reset. Your computer reinstalls the operating system and your computer restarts. You are done.If you want to remove all files, click Remove everything and continue to the next step.Figure : Keep my files and Remove everything optionsIf you only want to remove everything from the drive where Windows is installed, click Only the drive where Windows is installed. If you want to remove all files from the computer, click All drives.Figure : Remove everything from one drive or all drivesYou can fully clean the drive, so that no files are recoverable, or you can delete your files.Figure : Just remove my files or fully clean the drive optionsIf you want to delete your files, click Just remove my files.... Read more

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Hi everyone. I have had an Hp G60t-200 laptop for about 5 years and I want to do a factory reset. I have way too much stuff on it and would like to just start out with a clean slate again.

There is a problem. It orgionally came with windows vista pre-installed without the OS disks. I got the Windows 7 upgrade disks when windows 7 came out. I do not have the full version of Windows 7 OS nor do I have the Vista disks, which I don't think would be much help anyway.

My version of Windows is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Service Pack 1. I do have all the partitions in the recovery drive, but I'm not sure if they can help. Also I never made a system image at the time, because I was like 10. I do have a system recovery disk, but so far they have been no help. I do not want to keep any of the files and I have backed up all the important files, pictures, videos, etc...

Please help. None of the forums I have gone to had a solution. Thanks.

A:Need help with factory reset.

You can download the ISO of windows 7 OS - bit version you have and burn to a disc. Then do a clean install with that. Making sure to use current Product Key. If you can't find it, use Belarc to show you.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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Hello. I recently bought a used computer for my sons. I need to do a factory reset in order for it to be back at "out of the box" settings. I would really appreciate any and all help.

The computer is an HP Pavilion PC and Monitor in one.
1.5 GHz AMD Athlon Dual-Core Processor
2GB (2x1GB) RAM
320GB SATA Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
18.5" LCD Display
Integrated WebCam and Microphone
802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

THANK YOU!!!!
 

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HIMy presario CQ62 became too slow for firefox an youtube. I believe i have to reset it to factory set.So I burnt a  recovery DVD . When i run recovery manager to reset to factory set  the PC does not boot on it. What should i do?Thanks for help.regards 

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Hi i have the following:Compaq Presario SR1955POS: Windows xp home editionI want to factory reset my computer but the f10 key does not work at boot menu

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I am putting my laptop up for sale.  I have removed all personal files.  How do I factory reset the laptop?

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Problem started a few months ago with message imminent Hard Drive failure.I have swapped out the factory installed Seagate 500GB Hd for a WD 1TB HD and also bought recovery discs from the link on the HP website.To date I am getting anything ranging from error code: 0xe0ef000e to hard drive of the computer is smaller than the original shipped HD. The recovery process cannot continue.Several times have got to a point where I seem to be making progress but then after numerous prompts to insert the recovery discs and supplementary discs it throws the disc out.All I'm trying to do is take the desktop back to square one with bigger storage space.please help

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Need help doing a factory reset without admin password or recovery disk f11 doesnt.go to recovery start up menu i can only get the system defaults my dad put in the password and forgot it im using windows 7

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after I factory reset I cant connect to my wireless internet how do I fix this
 

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How do i factory rest my HP Compaq dc7900 small form factor without having a start up disc..it's having some issues and I think it would be best if I just reset it back to the beginning..any one have any suggestions

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I did an F8 to do a factory reset. There is no Factory Reset Option available.
No OS disk provided to me by Dell.
My warranty has expired.
Dell said they can do the factory reset and no longer provides disks, if I bought a one year warranty for $250.
Is there any way to do this using MS Dos? 
I see my system showing there is a recovery section.
Thanks.

 

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Hi, Can anyone tell me how to factory reset a Aspire F5-571-320G? Neighbour has not got a system image and need a clean slate after removing ransomware. TIA Kevin

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I'm trying g to factory  reset my HP laptop  and it not let me do it can some one tell me how to do it 

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Shipman,Without describing your product details: model name, product number, pre installed operating system, no one can help you.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108Tap f11 as soon as you power on laptop and it'll let you enter Recovery partition in hard drive. Do a factory reset from there.If you've upgraded OS or if your hard drive failed/recovery partition is corrupt, recovery partition won't work.You might need to boot from recovery discs/USB to factory reset in this case (assuming you already created recovery media after first setup of this laptop).Else, you've to order recovery USB for your model from HP in your region.RegardsVisruth

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Hi, I am factorey resetting my PC due to a virus. It is 98% complete and a message has appeared saying "there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\HarddiskVolume1" it gives me the option to cancel, try again, or continue however, the mouse doesn't work in this process and the keyboard won't work even though it is on as the light appears when I hit caps lock. Anyone know what I can do to fix this and get my PC reset. Thanks

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Laptop is toshiba satellite L745 64bit Windows 7.
At start up pressing f12 goes to HDD recovery, but pressin Y don't work.
Regular startup shows up as image attached. Does it mean anything?
Also pressing f8 to go safe mode don't work.

A:need to factory reset

On a Tosh it is the Zero key, not F12.

https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=2737864

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hi.
can any1 tell me how to do a factory resest on my toshiba satellite l300d??

will the factory reset erase vista?

A:factory reset

If your computer came preinstalled with Vista, it will not be erased.
I will get you information on how it is done.
If you installed Vista, after purchase, it will be erased. The OS that came with your computer on day 1 will be reinstalled.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...tructions.html

Information is shown for Toshiba, hope it works and helps.

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So I was given a hp stream from a family member and went to factory reset and all goes well until about the 50 percent mark, it then tells me a error has occurred.I have tried doing this several times and still says the same thing, please Help!!

A:Factory reset

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make your own plain W10 installation media and use that to clean install W10. Use the Media Creation Tool from the link below. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Then install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support and driver page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Stream-11-y000-Laptop-PC/12499227/model/12716818

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How to factory reset to my laptop.
Windows Hang, BSOD Errors, Display Problem at once..
Laptop-Toshiba c640

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How do I perform a factory (Win10 Prof) reset, because I have to sell my Thinkpad p50? I would like to erease all personal data but maintain the lenove features? Thank you!

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I'm hoping for a solution to what has slowly turned into a nightmare, laptop originally came with Windows 7, upgraded to Win 10 online using an outlook.com account as log in verification.

After a 6 week holiday I inadvertently entered the wrong outlook.com password too many times and consequently was locked out of Windows 10. After attempting all recovery options without success I was advised by Microsoft the only option is a factory reset.

Having copies of all files from my hard drive I Googled how to reset Toshiba to factory settings which looked simple enough, holding down Zero while turning on - wait for the beep and follow the instructions, unfortunately after the beep Windows continues to load.

It would appear the factory reset data has been overwritten or is not applicable for Win 10.

Further Googling and the best suggestion I can find is to buy the reset media from Toshiba, unfortunately it seems they only supply that media up to Windows 8.1.

I am at a loss what my next steps should be, it would seem only option is to buy a copy of Win 10 but before I go down that road thought I'd ask if anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

Tony

A:Win 10 Factory Reset

Try holding F12 during power up to show the boot device menu, then select "HDD Recovery".
This should take you to the Win10 Troubleshooting screen. Choose "Reset" or "Refresh".

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I purchased a Samsung ATIV One 7 27" Windows 8 All-In-One Computer (DP700A7D-X01US) | Samsung PCs from best buy.it was a demo on the shelf I did a copy with paragon to a ssd. it runs great but it seems to missing something's about it. how can I do a factory reset. If I do a recovery will it just put back like it is now. thanks for the help

A:how can I do a factory reset

See the Users Manual here: Support - All-in-One PCs DP700A7D | Samsung PCs

Starting on page 93.






1 - If Windows does not start
Turn your computer on and press the F4 key.
Run recovery mode.
- If Windows is running
From the Start Screen, right-click any area and select
All apps in the bottom right corner.
Then, click Recovery.
2 If the program is running for the first time, you need to agree
to the User Agreement.
3 If the initial menu screen appears, click Recover.
Select a recovery point and click Recover.
If you set the User Data Maintenance to ON, the computer is
restored while maintaining the current user data.

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How do you factory reset a MT42 thin client laptop? Any help will be much appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Hi everyone,
 
I have had to do a factory reset on my PC, My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.                                     PROCESSOR: AMD E 350 PROCESSOR 1.60 GHZ
RAM: 4.00 GB (350 USABLE)
SYSTEM TYPE: 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
 
I would like ALL FREE software to help me stay safe and clean and yes I know common sense will help me safe and clean.
 
At the moment I have Bitdefender Antivirus FREE installed and I would like to know if I could also add the following:
 
1. Malwarebytes FREE Antimalware?
 
2. CCleaner?
 
3. Add Block Plus?
 
4. Heimdal Free (Heimdal Free is a program that scans your computer for outdated and possibly vulnerable programs and automatically updates them to the latest version for you.)
 
5. Last but not least FREE SpywareBlaster?
 
Thank you in advance for your help, advice and comments, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  

A:Factory Reset

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free: Certainly yes. MBAM Free is an effective on-demand scanner and also adept at removing malware. Just remember to run a scan regularly, as the free version do not offer real-time protection and automatic scanning.2. CCleaner: Yes. Don't use the Registry Cleaner option, though.3. Adblock Plus: Yes. If you use Chrome however then I recommend uBlock, which is less resource intensive than Adblock Plus.4. Heimdal Free: I prefer Secunia PSI, as Secunia scans everything - Heimdal doesn't.5. SpywareBlaster Free: Yes.Hope this helps Regards,Alex

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What a mess! I need to update drivers; am unsure what/which websites to trust mainly, bcuz of the "free" scans which point out trouble, then after finding the "solutions"; IP addresses and other id has been gathered then the price info is produced. Is "Drivers for Free Unlimited" legit?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33160 MB, Free - 8999 MB; D: Total - 33155 MB, Free - 24202 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Volvi2
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Is there a standard/more efficient levels for Processor = 80 CPU Usage = 100% Physical Memory = 67%
Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage? Assistance is appreciated thank you.
 

A:Help! Had to factory reset!

Get the latest drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. If no specific instructions for installation order install the chipset first, then I like to install the networking and graphics and then the rest randomly.

Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage?Click to expand...

Do less at any given time.
 

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Hi my brothers "Dell XPS L502X" laptop needs putting back to factory reset

ive backed everything up

So can someone please tell me how to get back to factory reset please.
 

A:Factory reset

See if this will help you out.

http://www.dell.com/support/trouble.../ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_362066
 

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why dont the f8 key work to repair my inspiron 1440 i have held it down i have tapped it i have tried the f8 key by its self and also with ctrl key and still nothing
 

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My partitions and boot manager have been messed up. I have a recovery sector on the hard drive, a set of 5,cds and a windows 8 USB recovery. One error I get is the boot configuratio data is missing or contains errors, another is The drive where windows is installed is locked.I have tried all the relevant commands via the console to unlock the drive and rewrite the boot sector with no effect.Windows recovery can't proceed. I have tried Disc 1 and 5 but they will not boot up.Hp recovery tells me it can't find a backup. How can I get the system to do a factory reset (no boot  config data/ partition?) 

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i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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sorry i want to recovey to win 7 and recovey my programes from hp like hp support assistanahmed000 wrote:i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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I just bought this at a Pawn Shop, and the warranty has expired.  I ned to reset the Factory settings. I want to play Farmville.

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Hello, a week ago I purchased this computer. Everything has been fine and my friend insisted since it's used, do a reset and clean everything. I started the reset  yesterday between 2-3:00 pm. It's been nearly 24 hours and it says "resetting this PC 1%." I don't know what to do? Any help would be extremely appreciated. The warranty ran out on Feb. 6th as well.

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Hey guys, having a bit of trouble here. i used to live in an old child safety house, and they gave me an old laptop to keep. (Lenovo thinkpad; windows 7) i have access to they local user account, which is not an administrator account. i don't know the password for the admin account either. basically what i want to do is to factory reset this laptop because they have a program on it that will only allow admins to install most games and stuff i download. I've tried resetting the password through cmd.exe but it wont let me, it says access is denied, ive tried download a password reset key thing and it wouldnt work either. any way i can get around this? any help is appreciated
 

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