Generally, installation disc is taken for Windows system factory reset. But if there is no installation disc, how to do? Don’t worry, now recovery partition has been provided in Windows 7/8 to restore a computer to factory defaults.
Main steps to factory reset laptop without disc:
- Factory Reset when access to laptop successfully
- Factory Reset when laptop couldn’t boot properly
Factory reset laptop would make your files and programs lose. These personal files and programs are created or installed after your laptop are originally set up.
And before you start system restore, Windows system would prompt you to backup files and programs you want to save. And then you have to make sure you have correct serial numbers and registration information of Windows system and programs for reinstallation process.
2. Factory Reset Laptop When Could Access to It Successfully
In Windows 7 and 8, there is a system recovery partition provided. When you want to restore your laptop to factory settings in order to get a fresh and clean start or get ready to sell it to others, make full use of recovery partition.
Step 1: Access to the laptop, click Start and type in Recovery in Windows 7 search box. And that will bring up a method for you to recover your laptop. Choose “Recovery” program.
Step 2: Click Open System Restore” to run System Restore program.
Step 3: Select a system restore point.
There are several restore points listed in the box, choose the restore point you want to restore the system. And click “Next”. If you want to make sure you have back up all the appropriate programs, you could click “Scan for affected programs” to check which programs the system restore would affect. And then backup them first.
Step 4: Confirm restore point and click “Finish” to start to restore system settings.
Please close all the open files and programs before computer restarts to begin system restore.
3. Factory Reset Laptop When Laptop Couldn’t Boot Properly
If your laptop has met some problems that prevent Windows booting properly, you have to start the laptop to run the recovery procedure from the boot menu. Different laptop manufacturers offer different F keys to enter the boot menu.
In the BIOS screen, you could see there is one kind of F key provided for laptop to restore system to default settings. Press F9 and a dialog Setup Configuration” pops up.
Choose “Yes” when it asks “Load default configuration now?”. And then wait for Windows load system default settings.
And when Windows 8 laptop encounters such functional problems, it would typically open the Automatic Repair screen, which allows you to attempt to repair the damage from there and move on to restore the system to factory settings.
If all of the above couldn’t work for your laptop, you would need a backup disc to restore the system to an early backup point. By the way, factory reset laptop or computer is a way to remove Windows forgotten password.
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