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How to use Reset when you don't have a disk

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  • When i try to reset it asks me to put in recovery disk because of missing files.  I dont have a disk or a usb that i used.  I installed it as my only OS on my backup computer.  I mounted it using Magic Disk and saved the files to my computer and ran the set up.(much easier than all other methods)  Any ideas besides downloading the iso again and putting it on a disc this time?  And also will reseting it get rid of programs i have installed?

    Saturday, December 24, 2011 9:18 PM

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  • tdill,

    To start this process, you can do the following:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel

    2. Select the General section on the left

    3. Click the “Get started” button under “Reset your PC and start over”

    4. Click the Next button at the “Reset your PC and start over” step of the wizard.

    · This first step of the wizard is shown in a green strip that covers the middle portion of the screen.

    · The description text at this step shows the following:

    Here’s what will happen:

    · Your personal files and apps will be removed.

    · Your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.

    5. (Optional) Insert the USB key or DVD with the Windows installation files if prompted.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Insert your Windows installation or recovery media

    · Some files are missing. The media will provide these files.

    · As soon as you insert the media, the wizard automatically moves to the next step.

    6. Click the Reset button at the “Ready to reset your PC” step.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    This will permanently remove your personal files and apps from your PC and restore all settings to their defaults. Your PC will restart. This will take a few minutes.

    At this point, the PC will restart and the Push Button Reset process will take over. Once completed, your PC will reboot and start the Windows Welcome process, allowing you to setup your computer as if it were new again.

    **When you reset your PC your personal files and apps will be removed and your PC settings will be restored to their defaults

    **You may need you installation media for the Windows Developer Preview so have it handy


    Chris
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:17 PM
  • Hi tdill,

    you may burn a DVD of the files extracted by the Magic Disk out of the WDP's image file, then carry on with the Reset with the help of the disk you created.


    Irfan
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:26 PM

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  • tdill,

    To start this process, you can do the following:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel

    2. Select the General section on the left

    3. Click the “Get started” button under “Reset your PC and start over”

    4. Click the Next button at the “Reset your PC and start over” step of the wizard.

    · This first step of the wizard is shown in a green strip that covers the middle portion of the screen.

    · The description text at this step shows the following:

    Here’s what will happen:

    · Your personal files and apps will be removed.

    · Your PC settings will be restored to their defaults.

    5. (Optional) Insert the USB key or DVD with the Windows installation files if prompted.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    Insert your Windows installation or recovery media

    · Some files are missing. The media will provide these files.

    · As soon as you insert the media, the wizard automatically moves to the next step.

    6. Click the Reset button at the “Ready to reset your PC” step.

    · This description text at this step shows the following:

    This will permanently remove your personal files and apps from your PC and restore all settings to their defaults. Your PC will restart. This will take a few minutes.

    At this point, the PC will restart and the Push Button Reset process will take over. Once completed, your PC will reboot and start the Windows Welcome process, allowing you to setup your computer as if it were new again.

    **When you reset your PC your personal files and apps will be removed and your PC settings will be restored to their defaults

    **You may need you installation media for the Windows Developer Preview so have it handy


    Chris
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:17 PM
  • Hi tdill,

    you may burn a DVD of the files extracted by the Magic Disk out of the WDP's image file, then carry on with the Reset with the help of the disk you created.


    Irfan
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:26 PM