Sunday December 7, 2008 4:24 pm
Laptop Experts: Restoring a notebook to factory defaults
As I noted previously, I take part in the Laptop Experts website, along with a few other key experts in the technology field from ArsTechnica, Boing Boing, Ubergizmo, and others. We are totally into answering questions from everyday computer users. I wanted to highlight one that I answered this morning:
Question: I want to restore the factory settings on my TOSHIBA A305-S6872 to the out of the box settings. How can I do this?
Answer: The absolute easiest way to do this is to grab the installation discs that came with the notebook, pop them in, and go through the installation process. Make sure you select a new install (as opposed to a repair or upgrade.) Once that is done, you will also want to put in any other software or driver discs that came with the notebook as well, and then run Windows Update last to make sure it is completely up-to-date.
Feel free to chime in - your thoughts? Ever have this issue before?
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