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Vista Recovery to factory settings

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  • Hi! I would like to reset my laptop back to factory settings (Vista was preinstalled), but I only have a recovery DVD from ASUS. My problem is that apparently there is no autorun nor any .exe from where I can start the process. Can you give me any tips?? I would be grateful!
    thanks
    Michele
    Saturday, June 07, 2008 1:21 PM

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  • Michele

     

    Contact ASUS Support. They will be able to walk you through the process to restore the system to factory settings.

     

    ASUS Computer Support:
    http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv_right.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Sunday, June 08, 2008 1:21 AM

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  • There is not a way to completely revert your laptop to factory settings as you said. one thing you can do is to backup vista key. visit this link for more info: http://www.webtlk.com/2007/12/14/backup-and-restore-vista-activation-and-product-key/ or this: http://www.webtlk.com/2008/01/11/backup-and-restore-vista-activation/  after that install everything back and apply the key. it is a shame that when someone buys a pc or laptop is not provided with the full vista licence (since he bought it). the recovery CD and the restore point features don't solve any issue at all because they do not clean your computer fully. if you dont have a cd of vista you can download it here: http://www.webtlk.com/2008/02/18/download-windows-vista/
    The links i provided dont contain any illegal procedure. they just let you save your vista keys. if you dont have it, you have to buy it!
    Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:45 PM
  • Michele

     

    Contact ASUS Support. They will be able to walk you through the process to restore the system to factory settings.

     

    ASUS Computer Support:
    http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv_right.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top right of this message.
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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Sunday, June 08, 2008 1:21 AM
  • Hi Michaele_Mass

     

    Log on as administrator.  Use classic Startup menu. Start>Settings>Administrative tools>System Configuration>Tools>System Restore and follow the instructions to restore you PC to an earlier date. Choose date at when the computer functioned normally.

     

     Andrejmart

     

    Sunday, June 08, 2008 1:53 AM
  • This shouldn't be a problem until u have the recovery DVD with you, rite?

     

    Put the DVD in, change the BIOS boot order so that the system boots first from the DVD instead of the hard drive and u should get your system restored to its factory defaults.

    Monday, June 09, 2008 9:15 AM
  • Hi Michaele_Messa,

     

    Take two: I would like to reset my laptop back to factory settings - why anyone would want to do this.  The version of Windows Vista that was shipped with the PC is pre-service Pack 1 (SP1), no updates of any kind, any Windows Defender updates, and so on.  If anything the thing to do is run ALL the updates that you can and then some more on drivers from ASUS,  BIOS, Video drivers needs to be updated, chipset drivers, LAN drivers, and so on.

     

    Windows Vista is living breathing computer operating system.  It (Vista) responds to changes in the environment (like IE new pages using the latest gimmick), spy-ware, spoof, virus, and so on, and fixing of bugs in the original sauce code.  Bottom line is UPDATE to the latest and learns to use better what you got.

     

    Andrejmart

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:18 AM
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