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#1 Relzeon


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:26 AM

Hey guys,

semester ended and I'd like to backup all my data and make factory reset. I wondered about partial reset, just to delete my personal data, which I've moved to external drive, and maitain programs. Now I've changed my mind and I'd like to know if its possible to facory reset my NB, but to keep some of my programs. The reason is I have bought licence for Office and CorelDRAW and I dont want to lose one installation charge. Is it possible on W7 not to loose all software and to avoid also those tons of useless factory programs that came with my NB?


Thank you very much, I do appreciate your help 

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:58 AM

A factory reset does just that -- it restores the notebook to the state the OS was in when it was shipped. So all the bloatware will likely come back, and you will likely lose the installed applications you want to keep.

#3 OldPhil



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

When you do a reset you can use "Decrappifier" to rid you system of bloat ware it is available in this site.  If you have the Key for the the paid for software you should not have a problem reloading it from the MS site.  If you do have any issue you should be able to resolve it by calling MS.



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