Help! Restore laptop to factory settings, got a question or 2 about it.

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by fethrs, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    I am in the process of transferring/backing up my files to my external hard drive.
    I want to restore the laptop to the factory settings. Right now I have 40% available memory, or 68 GB of 144 GB left.
    If I restore the laptop, will the memory change? I can't find the answer anywhere, so I'm aksing here.
    Thanks!
     
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Your memory will go back to being empty ! (besides the few ram it takes to run windows).
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Careful! You`ll lose all the porn!
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Best to go online and check with those geeks and nerds who hang around just to be challenged by your computer questions.
     
  5. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member


    I tried that, found a site where I could "ax" my question and got a response saying they needed more info. To get an answer the cost was anywhere from $18-$38 bucks. No thanks!
     
  6. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member


    Thanks Cach, I almost forgot to save it...I'll send you that link so you can check it out
    :peaceful:
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You finally got you website up and running! Awsome! Don`t forget he password to get to your really good stuff.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The ones we use are no charge.

    Hubby said if you search by the problem you want to fix, there are all kinds of help sites.....some charge, but not all.
     
  9. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    If my wife called me hubby I think I would spit up. spew-md.png
    spew-md.png
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Cheryl just got done saying not to post personal info, so I didn't use his name......what am I suppose to call him? The better half? No way, cause I'm the better half. S.O.? The golfer that lives here?
     
  11. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Anything but hubby! Also, I like the (just done got saying). Where are you from again?
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What's wrong with "Cheryl just got done saying"....? It's native Ohio redneck.....got a problem with that?
     
  13. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    I'll send you the password, the concrete truck driver is on the site too. Woo Hoo!
     
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That's an awful lot of memory, are you sure you're not talking about hard drive space? Either way restoring the laptop to factory settings will not change the total amount of either your memory or your hard drive space, but you should have quite a bit more freed up and available.
     
  15. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    It probably is the hard drive space, I'm not even sure. Haven't done it yet.
     
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Restoring it to factory settings should free up most of that 144GB. A base install of WinXP is only about 4GB, if it's Win7 then more like 15GB. Figure another 10-20 GB for any programs that came pre-installed.
     
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    If you do a "System restore" on WVista it simply goes to the settings the computer was using on a specific date, ignoring everything installed after that date. I haven't done a restore to factory settings. The best answer given on the link you posted sounds about right to me, which matches what Jones said too. Just back up your documents, pictures and music etc that you want to keep. Good luck.
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Just buy a new laptop.....