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Vista: How can i get HD to original factory state

Discussion in 'Software' started by quinni1983, May 31, 2007.

  1. quinni1983

    quinni1983 New Member

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    :( Hi all at x mas i went out and got a e-system (system model Ei 205) running VISTA . well i had it no internet all new to me installed the office cd. Then i backed up HD. now this backed up onto my HD. using up alot of space. so i tryed to go to previous back up point, making it even more FULL:x now lovery pc world dont give u the £100 vista cd. so what i need to know is does any 1 know how do i get i to the first original state (factory NEW )

    now ive herd thro the grapevine that u can use the F keys ? F10
    ive tried it comes to a screen but no options :cry:

    please please please if anybody knows please can u help :biggrin thanks a quinn


    or if any 1 has other way (web site ect) please put info
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You should have got a restore CD with the machine. Or invited to create one. Did you?

    Harry.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Having looked this up on the PCWorld site you should have a Vista recovery guide with the machine. P14 onwards shows how to put the machine back to factory condition. In particular P16 shows how to do a full reinstall.

    Harry.
     
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  4. quinni1983

    quinni1983 New Member

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    to the first no i never:( or it never asked they never gave me any cd other than office


    how do i find the vista recovery guide ? and thank you
     
  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    According to the PCWorld site - it should have been in the box.

    It is also available online here (I hope this silly long URL works!).

    Harry.

    EDIT: Oh - and welcome to CF!
     
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  6. quinni1983

    quinni1983 New Member

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    hey you are the man ime gonna have a read thro it now b bk with reply in 30 mins :) big thanks i will b passing ur forum on to my friends thank u:p bk in 30 -40 mins
     
  7. stuPeas

    stuPeas Megabyte Poster

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    Must be a hefty read!!!
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    is it Vista afterall
     
  9. greenbrucelee
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    I hate it when you dont get the origional disk for the OS I would never again buy a pc where you didnt get it.

    I think what places like pc world do is use one disk but but multiple licesenses or something then they keep the disk so they can do it again.
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    By purchasing a system with the OS you only have licence to use the OEM installed copy of the OS, so supplying a retail copy of the OS would not be legit

    That's why you get the OS recovery CD


    Big corporates have OEM agreements which entitle them to install a copy of the OS onto there machines for resale, that's how it works with Dell, HP, etc
     
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