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Needing help with System Restore


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#1 SInfull0n3

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:05 PM

i want to do a FULL system restore on my pc. as in the setting where you go back to the way the computer was when first purchased, before you installed any of your own programs or anything like that. i know i could always do it on my other pc when i had XP home edition...

this pc is a gateway(gift from my aunt when she bought a new one) and there are 2 options i've run across that i could possibly use (one is the Gateway Recovery Center and the other is Windows System restore) the problem is i've tried both, and both tell me there are no previous restore points. how is that possible? and other than a full complete manual reformatting of the hard drive(or deleting everything manually through add/remove programs then deleting all the registry entries and stuff) is there any way i can restore this pc?

[edit] the pc is running Vista Home Premium...

Edited by SInfull0n3, 08 October 2009 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:06 AM

Um... if you want it to go back to when you first bought it... try finding a Recovery Partition, by pressing F8 before the Vista Loading screen. If your computer has one, use it. It puts your computer back to when you first turned it on, in terms of software. If you DON'T have one, sorry dude. You don't even have to re-format. Just install Vista from scratch. Like, load the DVD, have it wipe the hard drive (takes 2 seconds) and install on the fresh, empty drive.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:50 AM

Does your aunt still have the CD's that came with the computer?
This says XP but it's the same
http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medi...XPMC0su19.shtml

You can order a set:
http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medi...AGE01su44.shtml
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