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We reinstalled factory Windows 7 from the original recovery partition and also anti virus and updates.
A recovery partition is indeed used to restore your computer back to factory settings; in other words, reinstall Microsoft Windows. You can compare the recovery partition to the restore CD’s which you sometimes get with new computers; the recovery partition replaces these restore CD’s. If you do not have restore CD’s for your computer and you have merged the recovery partition with another partition, the recovery partition will no longer work and you will no longer be able to reinstall Microsoft Windows via the recovery partition. If you still have restore CD’s, there is no problem, since you can use those to restore your computer if you wish. If you do not have any restore CD’s, you will have an issue reinstalling Microsoft Windows and you will need to contact your computer manufacturer for replacement restore CD’s, which they will supply at a small cost most likely.
If you’ve bought a PC with Windows 8 or 10 installed, you may be surprised to find that there is not quite as much storage space available as you would expect based on the size of your hard drive. This could be for a couple of reasons, including a Windows recovery image occupying several gigabytes.
It is also possible that your system supplier included their own recovery partition. We have already looked at how it is possible to create a recovery drive but it is also possible to take full control of your hard drive by claiming back the non-Windows partitions.
How to factory reset a laptop with a recovery partition
If you need to give your laptop fresh start, we’ll tell you how to factory reset a laptop.
Restoring your laptop to the state it came out of the factory can be handy for a number of different reasons. Perhaps you’re having problems with your laptop’s performance, a virus or you simply want to sell it on and remove all your programs, files, passwords and other sensitive information. In these situations, a recovery partition is your friend. See also: How to speed up a computer.
It’s a little more difficult than a smartphone or a tablet but we’ll show you how to do it step by step.
Most laptops don’t come with recovery discs any more but if yours does then this is still a fairly easy way of performing a factory reset. If you didn’t get any discs in the box, then there’s a good chance your laptop has a recovery partition.
This is a hidden part of the hard drive which safely stores a complete copy of Windows, drivers and extra programs. You can use it return your laptop to the exact state it was in the first day you had it – and it will perform just the same, too. This guide will show you how to access and use the recovery partitions to factory reset your laptop.
Please bear in mind that the processor will vary between different brands of laptops and even different models. The recovery software will be called various names for each brand of laptop, along the lines of ‘recovery manager’. We’ve done our best to put together a ‘one size fits all’ guide.
In general this will work for Windows 7 and previous versions but Windows 8 laptops will typically have a recovery application which is launched from within Windows so check your app menu.
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