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    I was wondering if there was a way to restart windows to its factory state my computer is lenovo windows 7 any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    You should update to Windows 10, Windows 7 support ends Jan 14th 2020.
     
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    how much money will this take though?
     
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    It is free if you know how to make a bootable image and update from your Windows 7. You can use the image tool from Microsoft website to create your own image.
     
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    Okay would you be able to help me I do not know what a bootable image is thanks
     
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    Basically you create a windows 10 iso image using the creation tool, and burn the image to an USB that is 8GB or above using software like Rufus and install the OS on your computer.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    https://rufus.ie/
     
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    Okay thank you so much for your help^_^

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    Okay I am downloading the creation tool will this overwrite all my applications I have installed prior to this even thanks
     
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    As long you do the upgrade not fresh install you should have all your files and softwares.
     
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    Okay thanks I will choose fresh install because my computer is having some software issues
     
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    Before you do ANY of that though, first of all list your specs, unless your laptop is considerably new, running Windows 10 will only make it run slower than if it were to run Windows 7 and also you might have driver incompatibility issues depending on what add-on hardware you use. Also, Windows 10 even after all this time STILL often has updates that break things, so there's that too... "Support" isn't always a good thing, 99% of the time the so-called "support" by Microsoft is stuff like new Internet Explorer versions and whatnot, totally useless stuff.

    Anyways, to fix your laptop while keeping Windows 7, look into Windows 7's recovery mode, it should let you format to factory settings.
     
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    Okay
     
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    Okay I have researched this method and tried it but it only gives me 3 options and they all require a backup I also was using the control panel but it requires a windows 7 installation disk and this computer came with windows 7 already installed do you know if there is a way to trick the computer into reseting anyway? thanks
     
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    Just pick the method that suits what you have (eg: disk or no disk and whether your laptop's BIOS/Windows version allows them): https://neosmart.net/wiki/restore-to-factory-settings/#Restore_Windows_7_to_factory_settings
     
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    Okay thanks I have figured out how to do a factory reset but after computing for a few minutes it says cannot find backup files thank you for your previous help I believe this is the cause of the malfunction in this thread I uninstalled these programs to fix another problem Link: https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-strange-error.553610/#post-8881420
     
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    Would you happen to know how I can obtain backup files for a factory reset because every time I try to reset it says it says it cannot find any backup files I am at a complete and utter loss thanks
     
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    If you didnt make any backup then you probably don't have one.
     
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    Okay so without a backup of the factory settings I am pretty much screwed
     
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    Some computers come with a seperate partition as the recovery partition with a backup you can restore to, what is your machine specs anyway?
     
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    What brand laptop do you have?
     
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    Here are my machine specs

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    I do not know if this will support windows 10 if it could that would be great but it is a pretty old computer

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    Lenovo
     
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