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Laptop Experts: Restoring a notebook to factory defaults

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

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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Get your notebook questions answered at Laptop Experts

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, PC / Laptop

Laptop ExpertsOver the past few months, I’ve been answering questions submitted by the masses, alongside the likes of writers from Boing Boing, HotHardware, OhGizmo!, ArsTechnica, and more. Toshiba sponsors the site (and also sponsors Gear Live, for the record), which has been something I’ve enjoyed being a part of since it launched. I wanted to share this destination with you, in case you guys happened to have notebook questions that you were having a difficult time getting answered. The site is called Laptop Experts, feel free to look us up and submit your queries. One of us will be happy to help!

Oh, and be sure to check out the Laptop Experts Widget, which lets you have access to the site’s features from your desktop.

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