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Unread 12 Feb 20, 03:28 PM  
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Factory settings laptop

I have been given an old tosiba satellite laptop for my son to do his schoolwork on, and it needs completely wiping and restoring to factory settings, does anyone know how to do this? I have been on restore points on windows and it doesnt have any. I just want to wipe the whole thing and start a fresh with it.

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Unread 12 Feb 20, 03:32 PM  
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download a windows iso from microsoft for free & re install windows 10? from scratch

microsoft/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

you will need a OEM license key you can easily get a legit one on ebay for less than a tenner

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download a windows iso from microsoft for free & re install windows 10? from scratch

microsoft/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

you will need a OEM license key you can easily get a legit one on ebay for less than a tenner

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Forgot to say i'm not the most computer savvy person, it currently has windows 7 running on it. Will that make a difference?
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Forgot to say i'm not the most computer savvy person, it currently has windows 7 running on it. Will that make a difference?
windows 7 is out of support a month ago so i would go to 10

do you know how much RAM the laptop has?
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windows 7 is out of support a month ago so i would go to 10

do you know how much RAM the laptop has?
Not at the moment I am in work could I check when I get home and let you know? (P.S how do I check )
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Not at the moment I am in work could I check when I get home and let you know? (P.S how do I check )
assuming you can still login to it ?

right click on my computer icon on desktop - properties will tell you there <installed memory>

more RAM the better for windows 10 , I think minimum is 1GB but ideally more than that 4GB +
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assuming you can still login to it ?

right click on my computer icon on desktop - properties will tell you there <installed memory>

more RAM the better for windows 10 , I think minimum is 1GB but ideally more than that 4GB +
Thank you so much I really appreciate your help Ill let you know when I get home and check.
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Most Windows laptops have the factory reset as a partition on the disk. Usually on boot you press either one of the function keys or the DEL key to access the menu and do the factory restore.

Unless you get the specific OEM Windows 7 iso image you will end up with an unlicensed PC which will start to restrict usage. Basically a world of pain for you.

Better to factory reset and then upgrade to Windows 10.

What make and model laptop is it?
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