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How Do I Restore Vista To Fatory Default?


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#1 ragingnerd

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

First off I don't know much about computers and know even less about Vista. Due to problems I need to restore my computer back to the factory default (the way I got it out of the box). I don't know if there's a technical name for it but we usually just call it "nuking" the computer. The problem is I don't how to do it on Vista, I've done it with my last computer when I had XP.
I've already tried hitting F10 at startup and it brings me to a menu with options like System Restore and Complete Restore but I'm not sure if I use one of them or if I'm at the wrong spot. The complete System Restore also tells me I need a disc and when I went to Microsoft's official site and read up on it, it said that the disc doesn't come with Vista Home Premium version which is the one I have.

Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:32 PM

What is the make and model of the computer? Did it come with any recovery disks?
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:20 PM

if you want the computer to come with the programs that came from the manufacturer you would click complete restore. If you want to leave all the bloat ware out and just have vista then insert the disk and press f8 to tell it to boot to the cd if it doesnt do it then press f2 to get into bios and change the cd rom drive to first boot order. should boot right in and just follow prompts and you have JUST vista no games or extra baggage.




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