In this post you will learn how to re install your laptop’s factory operating system. This could be useful if your OS stopped working properly, got corrupted or was infected with a virus.
THIS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
RUNNING SYSTEM RESTORE UTILITY WILL ERASE ALL YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE AND RESTORE IT BACK TO FACTORY SETTINGS. MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP YOUR PERSONAL DATA BEFORE RE-INSTALLING THE OS. ALSO, MAKE SURE THE LAPTOP IS RUNNING ON AC POWER (ENSURE IT IS PLUGGED TO A POWER SUPPLY) DURING THE RECOVERY PROCESS.
These days most computers are sold without recovery discs. Instead they have a recovery partition with the factory image. In order to re-image the hard drive back to its default setting, it’s necessary to initiate the recovery wizard and it is very similar for many different brands.
As an example, we’ll show step-by-step operating system re-installation process on different laptop brands.
HOW TO START RECOVERY MANAGER ON HP LAPTOPS.
Turn on the computer and press the F8 key when HP (or any other brand) logo appears on the screen.
On the next screen you should see Advanced Boot Options.
If for some reason this screen didn’t pop up, restart and try the F8 key again.
From all available options select the very first line: Repair Your Computer and press on the Enter key.
This should take you to the System Recovery Options.
Select available language and keyboard layout. Press on the next button.
On the next screen select your user name (must be user with administrative rights) from the drop down menu.
Enter the user password and press the OK button.
This will take you to the next System Recovery Options window.
The last option will be HP Recovery Manager. Click on it.
This will take you to the next window: HP Recovery Manager.
There are many different options here and one of them – System Recovery (Restore your computer to its original factory conditions).
Select this option and follow the instructions on the screen.
HOW TO START RECOVERY WIZARD ON TOSHIBA LAPTOPS
In order to start Toshiba Recovery Wizard you follow STEPS 1-5 above.
This will bring you to the same System Recovery Options with Toshiba Recovery Wizard at the end.
Click on the Toshiba Recovery Wizard button.
On the next screen you’ll see Toshiba warning about data deletion. Click the next button.
In the next Toshiba Recovery Wizard window you can select “Recover” to out-of-box state option.
Click on the next button and follow instructions.
HOW TO START BACKUP AND RECOVERY MANAGER ON DELL LAPTOPS
Here’s another example.
Again, follow steps 1-5 above and on the System Recovery Options select the very last option: Dell Backup and Recovery Managers.
This will take you to the next window where you can start the operating system re-installation process. Follow the instructions.
If all the above mentioned ways didn’t work, try holding down the “0” (zero) key and turn on the computer. Do not release the key until the recovery interface starts loading.
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