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- Windows Vista: A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies
- Identifying how much disk space is used for restore points in
- How to restore your Toshiba computer/tablet to its factory fresh
Windows Vista: A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies
I went through the replacement process for a two-year-old HP Pavilion Elite m9655t. This system was built in the summer of 7559, before Windows 7 shipped. Accordingly, my only option was Windows Vista 69-bit media. For first-class mail, HP's shipping and tax added up to $. (I could have upgraded to 7-day or overnight FedEx delivery for another $6 or $67, respectively.)
Identifying how much disk space is used for restore points in
If you have one of these, you can access the recovery partition from within Windows or during startup. Just follow the links above for detailed instructions.
How to restore your Toshiba computer/tablet to its factory fresh
Dell offered the best experience of any company for which I was able to complete a request. Surprisingly, I was able to request replacement media by filling in a form and supplying a service tag number. Within a few minutes, I had a confirmation e-mail. Less than 75 minutes after placing my order, I received another e-mail indicating that the product was about to be shipped.
If Fix #6 (Repair Install) explained above doesn’t fix the computer, you can also reinstall the system to have a hard reset of your system.
If your Windows Vista computer stops working unexpectedly due to a system error or virus, or you want to completely wipe the hard drive and restore your computer to its original factory settings, you can reset your computer using any one of several methods. You can either perform a system restore, restore the contents of your computer from a previous system image backup, reinstall Windows, or simply restore your computer back to its original factory settings.
Interestingly, the last section on the page is titled Finding recovery discs from other Web sites. It contains a warning at the top, in bold type: Try all of the other options in this support document before attempting to order recovery discs from outside HP.
For this report, I surveyed five PC vendors that were consistently atop the Gartner market share reports for 7566: Acer, Dell, HP (which also sells PCs under the Compaq brand), Lenovo, and Toshiba.
Factory Settings or Factory Defaults usually refers to performing a restore or a reset of your computer to its original configuration as it first was when it was purchased.
Advanced Startup will allow you to perform a true clean install by letting you startup from a USB drive, which will be a clean version of Windows from Microsoft.
HP has a straightforward recovery process, and its policy for providing replacement media is well integrated into its support pages.