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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:21 PM

I am trying to restore my Lenovo Think Center desktop to factory, when trying, I get the message that this App has been blocked for my security, security-not trusted.
This happened after I installed Win.10 last week. I am having some problems and would like to get back to factory conditions for a fresh install. T.I.A


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:59 PM

boot, shift + F8 or Shift + F4, boot from recovery partition, restore factory settings


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:43 AM

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?



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Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:50 AM

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

Could be different key combinations on other computers.  I know with HP, you can do it from within the BIOS setup.  Whatever you do, do not use the restore to factory setting option from within windows 10 to revert back to Windows 7 or 8.



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Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:02 AM

 

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

Could be different key combinations on other computers.  I know with HP, you can do it from within the BIOS setup.  Whatever you do, do not use the restore to factory setting option from within windows 10 to revert back to Windows 7 or 8.

 

That's an excellent point: If you want to revert back to your previous version of Windows, please let us know.



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 08:58 AM

 

 

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

Could be different key combinations on other computers.  I know with HP, you can do it from within the BIOS setup.  Whatever you do, do not use the restore to factory setting option from within windows 10 to revert back to Windows 7 or 8.

 

That's an excellent point: If you want to revert back to your previous version of Windows, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

Could be different key combinations on other computers.  I know with HP, you can do it from within the BIOS setup.  Whatever you do, do not use the restore to factory setting option from within windows 10 to revert back to Windows 7 or 8.

 

That's an excellent point: If you want to revert back to your previous version of Windows, please let us know.

 

Oh Oh, That's what I did, reverted from Win 10 to factory(Win.8),How should I have done it?



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 01:11 PM

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

It looks like you have reverted back to Windows 8 from Windows 10. Is that the case?

Do you have Windows 8 or 8.1?

Are you all set with 8.? or do you still want to do a factory restore?



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 01:15 PM

One a semi-related note, I saw yesterday on a Windows 10 computer that you have about 1 month to revert to whatever OS you had before the Windows 10 upgrade. Obviously this does not apply to Windows 10 clean installs.



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

 

Thank a lot, worked. Will this work on computers other then Lenovo?

It looks like you have reverted back to Windows 8 from Windows 10. Is that the case?

Do you have Windows 8 or 8.1?

Are you all set with 8.? or do you still want to do a factory restore?

 

I have Win 8.1 now seems ok.



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 08:17 PM

durkinjt I was thinking you wanted to revert back to your prior OS but that's different than setting back to factory restore

boot, shift + F8 or Shift + F4, boot from recovery partition, restore factory settings

That was the right thing to do. Happy computing






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