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Q: how to restore hp probook 4540s to factory settings

I'm having issue restoring my laptop to factory new. I do i have hp disk with the purchase with my laptop, however i have no idea how to restore the laptop to factory new with the disk.

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A: how to restore hp probook 4540s to factory settings

Hi, I hope below link should help you. Please Back up all personal files and read all caution statements before performing a system recovery Performing an HP system recovery: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 Thanks,Karthik




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no disk was provided at purchase and a user set admin password. Must get in to restore to original settings upon purchase. The F11 key for restore is not available when esc key is pressed during start up.How do I get inside this computer???
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A:Restore HP Probook 4520s to factory settings

Hi, See if you can remove the Admin Password - see Here.  When done, try option 1 in my previous post.  Otherwise, the only other options are to order Recovery Disc, or if notebook came with Windows 7, try the following. There may be a work around if you have ( or can borrow ) a retail Windows 7 installation disc that is exactly the same version as your OEM installation - ie if your notebook came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit this is the exact retail version you would need. If you have access to this, just use the retail disc to perform the installation, enter the activation key found on the underside of your notebook when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software load normally bundled with OEM installations. http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx Any additional drivers you may need can be found starting Here. Regards, DP-K?

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Hello!Please help solve the problem, I have HP ProBook 4540s Notebook (product: H5J85EA), there is a need vocstanovit operating system with built-in restoration, but there is a problem - it some service areas previously reinstalled the operating system by hand and have been cleaned, but the section with the image operatsioonoy system (HP_RECOVERY, HP_TOOLS) nebyli removed. Tried to use HP Cloud Recovery but there is a choice to download the image is given only to Windows 7 Pro, and I was originally running Windows 8 Pro.How can I restore operation restore by pressing F11, or how to install HP Recovery Manager that would restore the licensed version of the image has already been under set of Windows?Sorry for my English, I use a translator.

A:HP ProBook 4540s (H5J85EA) does not work system restore

Unfortunately, the recovery media is not a downloadable product. If the notebook is older than three years, the recovery media is no longer maintained in inventory nor sold by HP. If the recovery partition was deleted, then  recovery by pressing F11 and using the recovery manager is no longer a viable option. Which language do you need for the Windows 8.1 ISO? Is it Russian? I am basing that on the product number you provided. Try the following Microsoft global website to download a Windows 8.1 ISO.https://www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/software-download/windows8  

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I cannot get past the black screen error message not allowing me to get into Windows 10 to access reset options.  Can I download a factory reset usb flash drive?

A:How do I revert back to factory settings in a HP Probook 655...

annualman17 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?This is important as the recovery/reset method is different for the two situations.We can proceed when you provide the answers.

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Hello, my mother in-law bought a Hp ProBook 450 G1 and they set up a profile to lock computer.After creating the profile, they forgot the password to get in. When you put power button on,it shows login with user ID:Enter password then just below enter password,it says Audible Alerts:DisabledPress F5 to enableCan someone please help me to reset factory settings or to get in..??

A:How can i reset factory settings of a locked Hp probook 450 ...

Your mother-in-law will need to contact HP support to resolve the issue. She might have to send it to an HP Service Center to get this issue resolved. Enterprise class notebooks have very stringent security implementations.  They are not at all like consumer class products.  

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I have a ProBook 4430s running Windows 7 64-bit. A year ago I made the mistake of upgrading to Windows 10. Prior to performing this upgrade I was able to access my 5G wifi connection. After the upgrade I was no longer able to find this connection. I was only able to find the 2.4g band. I researched the issue and it seemed that I needed to find and install an upgraded wifi driver. After much more research and trying different drivers I was unable to accomplish my desired goal. I finally decided to bag Win10 and go back to Win7. I reinstalled Win7 64-bit. However, I am still unable to find the 5G band. My next step seems to be to try to recover the laptop to factory settings and see if that fixes the issue. However, I can't seem to find the factory reset. Can anyone offer assistance on one of the two following options? 1. Running the factory reset program.2. Alternatives on finding the right driver or method of turning the 5G wifi band back on. Thanks much Doug [email protected]

A:Need to restore Probook 4430s to factory

Hello @Doug_Harding Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. This is a public forum visible for the entire world. The forum is full of users like you, volunteers like me and some HP employees. You do not communicate with HP Support officially here. Please, edit your comment to remove your personal email from your post to avoid issues with fake emails/spammers/etc.   If you want to return the PC to factory default condition and if you never created your own HP recovery media,  you will have to use original HP recovery media. In order to use the correct kit, it is very important to find your product number (PN) - here is how >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Write the PN down. After that, please, visit this 3rd party company's website >> http://www.computersurgeons.com/search.aspx?searchterm=4430s and search for the correct recovery media based on your product number. After you receive the media, you will need to boot from them (first one). Here are the full instructions >> http://hp.dezide.com/ts/start.jsp?guide=HPSystemRecovery.net&as=true&section=ccweb&SFS=tdoc&language... Follow the instructions. Hope this helps. Let me know if you face difficulties.

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Dear All,

i have a HP Probook 4520s (now out of warranty) and i want to bring the same to factory condition bcoz of virus issues.

Now, on various forums i read there is an option of F11 for recovery manager, which is not working in my case.

1) In Disk management I can see my recovery partition (15 gb) but with no option of making it active.

2) My recovery partion is more like a folder in C: HP_RECOVERY_mountHPSF

What can be the best way to restore to the factory condition. This is a legitimate Windows 7 copy and therefore i do not want to install some other copy, also there could be issues with drivers and all.

I would really appreciate if the forum members can help me in resolving the issue.


Regards,

Nik

A:Not able to restore my HP Probook 4520s to factory condition

Hallo Nik
Visit the following site and see the solution of your problem.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...gs/td-p/887223
Remember to backup your files before attempting the solution.
Good luck

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Well i have a gateway computer and windows 7 i have lost the cd and i have no access to the admin account since i have forgot the password so im on a standard user account and i need to do a system restore.
 

A:System Restore/Restore to factory settings without admin access.

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Attempted to up-date to Windows 10. Couldn't do it. Microsoft (MS) Tech tried to do it and couldn't do it. It seems there are some security tools that must be removed as they are incompatable with Windows 10. MS tried to remove and couldn't do it. He said they were on the mother board and when he tried to remove them they just kept coming back so once again he couldn't do it. He said contact HP and they could do it. Unable to find anybody at HP that can do it. As you can see nobody can do it so I guess it just cannot be done. That is unless some fine person out there has discovered a way to do it. If thats the case please tell me ho wo do it.

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i just bought a probook 4540s from my local school  because they where getting rid of there old computers and it wont let me even get past the administrator login so i can change the settings and there is no f11 option. please help me figure out how to get it taken care of because im planning on giving it to my sister as soon as i can get it back to factory settings. 

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my computer has urgently shut down and i dont know the reason why

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That is what we are going to try to figure out. Do a hard reset: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 Now plug in just the AC adapter. Hit the power buton. What happens?   

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Hi, I have a HP ProBook 4540s and it currently has a BIOS password which I don't remember. Is there any way I can either wipe the password to be null or somehow have it bypassed?  Thanks,

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I found that my Probook 4540s sometimes cannot boot. I have to use the trick applied to 4530s: remove battery, press power button for 40s, put the adapter. Sometimes the trick works, sometimes it doesn't.  Is this a bios issue? Any solution for this?













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A:HP Probook 4540s cannot boot - sometimes

Well did you try reseating the memory? Has the computer worked since you have upgraded the memory? Also are the memory chips the same speed? If your running two different speed chips it could cause this issue.  ThanksSean

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I just have a quick question that i have not been able to find online anywhere and am wondering if you can provide some resolution for me. When I access the BIOS by clicking the F10 key on my laptop when I boot it I get the below environment which seems to be what everyone gets Now my question is if there is anyway to access a more "user friendly" BIOS layout like every other laptop/computer has shown below. I find that I don't have access to every option on my laptop in the BIOS that is currently present and I have the F60 BIOS which is the most recent one but most things are grayed out and I can't change things like the RAM speed or anything like that so I feel like I actually have no control over my system

A:BIOS for Probook 4540s

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Good day my Hp pro book 4540s is faulty and i didnt find it fixed yet..so you guys should help me out with ideas or what to do.i bought a new battary and plug it in but the will be seeing it charging and when i unplug it ithe system short down..so i will need to use charge stairght from the socket before the system can on back..so whats the solution?

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Hi, I ve been using a Probook 4540s from the year 2013. Today while I was reading a book (offline) my display stated to give some unclear pictures. Pictures were moving up and down and gave overlapped scences. Please refer the attached GIF or click here to understand the scenario (Link to GIF https://giphy.com/gifs/QzGO4cPW76wUM ) I updated the Intel Video Driver also but it could not solve the issue. Then I restarted the computer. During the boot process I realized it is not a software issue as the dispaly was acting the same. I feel this is like a hardware issue in the display or the ribbon cable.Please look at this and help me solve the case. Highly appreciate your coordiantion on this. Thanks,Isuru Reference Image

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I have a new ProBook 4540s notebook that I shut down over the weekend. I am not sure if I put it into hibernate, sleep, or what as I am still getting use to it. When I tried to turn it on (not plugged in) I got nothing. So I plugged in the power cord and hit the power button again. All it did was the LED above the cord plug blinked about 8 times and nothing else. I let it "charge" overnight and tried again in the morning. Nothing but a blinking LED. I Googled the problem and it said to take the battery out, unplug, and hold the power button down for 20 seconds. I plugged it back in but left the battery out, and still the same thing - flashing LED. HELP! Thanks.

A:My new ProBook 4540s will not turn on

Hey SBProBook,Do any other LEDs blink? Take a look at this document and let us know if you see any matches to these patterns:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443366




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Hi,  i have one bizzare problem. My HP probook  4540s is not recognising USB drives larger then 8 gb. (in my computer or disc management)  All drivers are installed. What should i do ?  

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I am just wondering whether I can put a eGPU on my HP Probook 4540s to play some of the more modern games and some of the games that are a few years old now on something like high to ultra graphics. I'm thinking something along the line of a NVIDIA GTX 960 or 970ish. I actually even found some GeForce GTX 1050's at a cheaper price so is there a way I could connect something like that to this laptop. It would be cheaper then trying to save for an actual gaming rig at this time. Thank you for any replies its much appreciated.

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HiI tried to update to W10 and failed with OXC 1900200 which suggests a compatibility issue. It is unclear on the HP website if this model supports W10 -  HP has not tested your PC model for upgrade to Windows 10.If your Windows 7 or 8 PC was manufactured before August 2013 or is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, HP cannot confirm it can be upgraded to Windows 10.  Can anybody offer an advice if the 4540S supports the W10 upgrade and if so any advice on what may be causing the error. ThanksJohn

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Hello! My ProBook 4540s was working fine until a half hour ago, when I unplugged it to move it and then attempted to plug it back in, and it stopped charging.  When plugging in the power cord (that came with the ProBook when I bought it around 18 months ago), the light above the power jack (and no other lights) flashes white 9 times. I've tried following this fix I found on Google: 1. Turn off the notebook2. remove the battery3. remove the charging adapter4. press + hold the power button for 40 seconds5. insert the charging adaptor only6. press the power button and it supposedly continues but I get stuck at this point, because even plugged in, my ProBook won't start up without the battery in also. Is this a know problem/is there a fix for this?

A:ProBook 4540s not charging

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Hi everyone!HDD on my notebook died so I want to buy SDD for it but I have no idea which are compatible with Probook 4540s. How do I know an SDD is compatible with my notebook?Ty

A:SDD compatible with ProBook 4540s

HI. These SSDs would be compatible: -Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD-Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB-Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB-1 TB Samsung 850 Evo-SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB-Crucial MX300 525GB-Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB-1 TB mushkin Reactor HP - Compaq> 4540s ProBook https://www.kingston.com/es/memory/search?devicetype=3&mfr=HEW&line=ProBook&model=77881 Regards.

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I have 4540s probook , I am using PS of 19.5 V and 3.34 A , when pluged in one time white blink appears , it dose not boot when I press start also ten times blinking and no action , after a wile blinking changed to amber color ... kindly advise

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Hey there, my HP ProBook 4540s (serial number: 2CE481QVL) has failed to charge battery. It indicates "plug in, charging" but the battery is actually not increasing from 14% for a whole day.  My DVD drive has also failed to read DVDs. Whenever I insert a DVD it prompts me: D:\ directory name is invalid. Please help me out. Thanks

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We have a Probook 4540S laptop runnung Windows 7 64-bit. We encrypted the machine using the HP encryption software that came with the laptop. After less than a week of use the use is getting the error "Windows Boot Manager - Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause".I see the onscreen instructions to insert the Windows installation disk and run a repair. My question is, is this a valid suggestion to fix a laptop that has been encrypted, and if not is there a solution w/o having to reimage the machine?

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Hi All, Please note that I'm facing an issue with our notebooks (4540s), laptops can't find any SSID, but after I have restarted the devices all SSID's appear. Regards,

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Hi there! Let me know what RTC (or BIOS, CMOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s? Your service guide doesn't tell it.My notebook is at least 3 years, I don't have any problems at the moment - but it would be good to know when should I replace it? Thank you

A:What RTC (BIOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s and when...

@Renoise Hp part number   683502-001 Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03758231.pdf http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS5&_nkw=683502-00... REO 

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does probook 4540s have internal compass  ? if so, how do i active it ? thank you











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A:does probook 4540s have internal compass

@wp51dos? Using GPS (select models only) Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellitesdeliver location, speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.For more information, see the HP GPS and Location software Help. Look for one of these 2 devices in Device Manager under Network Adaptors. ? Sierra MC8355 HSPA/CDMA with GPS? Ericsson 5321 HSPA+ with GPS REO 

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the touchpad of my 4540s i5 freezes after some time of working.this happens from time to time.i unstalled Synaptics TouchPad Driver and restalled but probles is the same.OS windows 8(64bit)

A:the touchpad of probook 4540s i5 freezes after sometime

Hello zamsam,

 

I understand that your touchpad will freeze.

 

Do a hard reset.
Turn the computer off.
Remove the power cable and the battery.
Hold down the power button for 15 sec while booth power sources are removed.

This should reset the hardware in the computer.

 

As you power it back on tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.
Run the startup test.

This will test all the hardware in the system and detect any problems.

 

If the entire test passes, turn off the computer.
As you turn it back on tap the F10 key. This will load BIOS setup utility.
Press F9 to load defaults.
Press F10 to save and exit.

When the computer boots back up, check to see if everything is working.

 

Your computer is one of our business models.

 

Your question maybe better answered on our business forums.

 

Here is a link to the business forums.

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I have 4540s probook , I am using PS of 19.5 V and 3.34 A , when pluged in one time white blink appears , it dose not boot when I press start also ten times blinking and no action , after a wile blinking changed to amber color ... kindly advise

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Hi I have Probook 4540s with Mediatek Ralink RT3290 with version 5.0.37.0. Do you have some new version which will  work better with this? WiFi is sometimes disconnecting with red x especially after sleep I have to reboot. Thank you.

A:Wifi problems with ProBook 4540s

Hi: Yes, there is a 5.0.50.0... Released: Nov 4, 2014Version 5.0.50.0 Rev.B This package contains the driver installation package for the MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN (WLAN) Controller in the supported notebook models that are running the supported operating systems. File name: sp69543.exe

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I upgraded to Win 10 Pro from Win 7 Pro during the free upgrade period, at the time I had a 500 gig 5400 rpm hard disc, later I replaced the HD with an OCZ Vector 180 ssd, used the included copy of Acronis disc cloning software (i updated the Bios to the newest Version HP offfered prior to installing the ssd), now when I do a cold boot it gives me an error message saying no operating system found, if I go into the BIOS Setup menu then exit out of it without making any changes it goes ahead and boots normally. I can also do a warm boot (restart)it also reboots normally. I tried contacting OCZ support, they had several suggestions such as delaying the startup time 5 secnds, didn't do anything, increased it to 10 seconds with thes  same results (OCZ said the ssd needed more time to initialize itself). After trying 6 or 7 of their suggestions they sent me a new drive, I had saved the original HD so I cloned it to the new ssd, got the same results, no cold boot.  I've tried evey setting I can find in the BIOS, changed it from UEFI to Legacy boot with no results, disabled network booting, everything but Optical Disc, disabled Quick Boot, but nothing has changed. In Legacy mode it shows the internal hard drive to be the first thing to boot from, but that does nothing but say it can't find a bootable drive and then the option left is shut down the computer. Looking in the BIOS under Devices it doesn't show the ssd at all. There's no firmware update available for the ss... Read more

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So there is some speculation as to whether or not the HP ProBook 4540s can handle 16gb of ram. I recently purchased this laptop from tigerdirect.com -Windows 7 Pro64 bit-Core i5 2.6ghz -Came with 8gb (2x4GB Kingston) -Claims support on website for 16GB (2x8gb -AMD Radeon 7650M Is it possible to upgrade this particular model E3V00UT with 16GB of RAM with no performance degradation? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8437953 Please and thank you for responding and viewing.Best,-Robert

A:HP Probook 4540s 16GB RAM upgrade?

RNolan86 Yes you can upgrade to 16 MB Please install teh correct Memoryhttp://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/HP+Business+Notebooks/ProBook+4540s-upgrades.html Manual for replacement Page 64 http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03758231-1.pdf  

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My laptop is running Windows 10 64-bit.

For the past few weeks my laptop has been turning off unexpectedly.

I've tried with battery only. With battery and power cable and with battery removed and only power cable.

I am using the machine normally and then screen just goes black and power offs - no restart, no hibernation, no shut down. Just instantaneously off.

It's not overheating. Could it be a fan issue?

I don't know - but it's getting quite irritating as I often have many apps open and many files open on each app and takes me 30 mins to get back to where I left off.
 

A:HP Probook 4540s laptop keeps turning off

Is this the same problem as the thread you have posted or is it a different one.
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switches-off-automatically.1160809/#post-9168339
 

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I have three probook 4540s laptops. do they support uefi boot ? thank you

A:does probook 4540s support uefi ?

Hi, I have a Probook 4540s and it has UEFI functionality.Bios version F.60 I can choose in BIOS between 3 boot modes:LegacyUEFI Hybrid (With CSM)UEFI Native (Without CSM) I hope this answers your question.

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Hi, I want to upgrade wireless card on my probook. Can anyone recommend any AC card with bluetooth for this model? 

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OK anyone who is reading this...........help meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!I have a laptop which I no longer use. it has Vista and XP loaded. I cancelled 3 as, at the time, I needed to use it away from home thus it has now no internet access. how the hell to clean the little fella so as to get rid of all my personal info? I tried creating a new account as administrator and wiped everything successfully, however, I did a restore and it's all back again. anyone got any ideas? to take it to a computer guru will cost $157.00 which is nearly as much as I am asking for it.
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A:restore to factory settings.

Hi,

When you say you did a restore are we talking about the Windows System Restore feature, or did you use the original restore discs that came with your laptop? If you haven't tried already, assuming you have them to hand, try them and see how it goes. Also how far does your 'personal info' stretch, is it just files and folders or does this also include applications and settings you set up after original purchase? If it's just files you want to lift from the laptop you could just use an external hard drive or USB flash drive if you have one, and simply drag and drop the files onto there. Finally, can you please post your system specifications here? This may help us to better assist you.

Post back here and let me know how this goes, or if you still have problems.


Regards,

Jon.

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Hi hope someone can help, my daughter has a Dell note pad System:- Microsoft Windows XP Home edition version 2002. We would like to know how to clear it so we can start afresh i.e. factory settings.
Thanks in advance

A:How do I restore to factory settings??

Specific system model (e.g., Inspiron 1410)?

Louis

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I'm trying to restore my vista acer aspire 5536 to factory settings simply so I can make a fresh start with the laptop. I get to the boot screen, hit enter on repair my computer and get to the system recovery console. Then I click complete PC restore and I get an error message saying:

'A valid backup location could not be found. Attach the backup hard disc or insert the final dvd from a backup set'

I dont have any discs. Is there a workaround?
 

A:Restore to factory settings

You should be able to get disc's here.

http://us-store.acer.com/rcd/
PS, What is wrong with your computer? We have a lot of great Tech's here that should be able to help you get it running again. Restoring the computer back to when you received it is a real long process with getting everything up to date again.
 

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My problem is with my hp laptop running windows vista. laptop is hp pavilion dv6225us. OS was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. was getting messages saying this version of windows 7 was not genuine so i tried to restore my laptop to factory settings. this failed. do not recovery disc; could not get recovery manager by pressing f11 at boot up. now at boot up i receive this message 'remove discs or media; press any key to restart. pressing any key nothing happens. how can i get to recovery partition to restore to factory settings.
 

A:need to restore to factory settings

So you installed a non genuine copy of windows did ya?

if your factory restore image has been corrupted then the only option is to contact hp and get discs from them.

when you press f11 at boot what actually happens?
 

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hi im having issues with resetting compaq presario cq56 back to factory settings i keep pressing f11 but nothing happens it keeps loading window not the files 

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I want to run system recovery on a computer that is currently running windows 10 to restore it to factory settings, but when it was purchased new it was running windows 7. If I run system recovery will it be restored to Windows 10 or Windows 7 ?
 

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Hey guys, newcomer here

Anyways, I've had a Toshiba Laptop for a while now with Windows 7. Over time, I've installed lots of software I don't really need. So now, my computer is pretty slow to start up and the general speed has had a significant drop. So instead of taking time to uninstall all the programs I don't need (which will still probably leave me with lots of dead links and a very messy registry), I decided it would be better to just do a clean install. However, being the cheap dudess Laptop manufacturers usually are, Toshiba has not provided me with a Windows 7 install disk, and being the lazy guy I am, I did not create a system restore disk when I got the Laptop. I looked at the Microsoft backup programs, but my restore points only go a few months back. If I don't find a way to start with a clean state on Windows 7, I may just have to dig up that old XP CD

TL;DR: I need a way to restore Windows 7 to the point as if it was just after a fresh install without a Windows 7 CD or prior system images/recovery points.
Thanks all, cheers!
 

A:Restore to Factory Settings...

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I've got a Gateway laptop that is not able to boot Windows, so I'd like to restore it to factory defaults. I've looked at the tutorials here System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8 and here System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8. It seems like the only options that I can find on these pages for restoring a non bootable computer is to boot from Windows 8 installation media. Is that correct?

If so, will the generic Windows 8 installation media allow me to access and restore the factory image?

I've tried the old F8 while booting method to boot into Advanced Recovery Options but, as I've read before, that no longer works.
I also tried Shift-F8 that I seem to remember reading might work, but that did not work either.

Or is there some other way to access the factory image on a non booting computer that I am missing?

Thanks

A:Restore to factory settings

If your laptop came pre-installed with Win 8 then go into "PC Settings" then go to "General" and mouse down to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows." This will then return your system back to the beginning when you removed it from it packaging. . . .Good luck.

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My mom gave me her computer but it is way too slow and i wanted to restore it to factory settings so i pushed alt+F10 but when the restore screen pops up it says i need a password please help.

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Hello guys,

I think that my system does not work correctly because i used ccleaner and its functions for four times every other day. i do not know but i may see some changes on my system, like show known extensions, change folder view and etc.

I want to know how i can restore factory settings?


Thank you,
Alireza

A:how to restore factory settings?

by restore factory settings do you mean set everything back to default? or wipe windows and start again? also are you using RTM or Retail Windows 7?

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