Hi and thanks in advance - My friend is home briefly from his 3rd tour in Iraq and has purchased a laptop from one of his friends. I am trying to help him before he and the computer have to return to duty. [the laptop has already been deployed two times as well]. It is a Toshiba Satelite X205-S9349 [ running Vista Home Premium ]. I don't know if recovery discs came originally with it - or If any were ever made, no matter now; I have little familiarity with Vista, I have primarily stayed away from it, [like I do with most things that I don't care for
] but I am fairly familiar with pc's and better than most of my friends with XP Pro and comfortable attempting any configuing issues on any software - or not afraid to try - and definatly can follow directions! I suggested to him that we try to reset his 'new' computer to like it was when the original owner purchased it and start fresh. Wipe out all the old and start new. I know their is a recovery [or restore to factory presets] partition, and I was able to find something by hitting the F11 or [ctrl F11] at initial boot. but then I was lost as to what to do next when I was presented with a list of options after making a couple of choices in the beginning. I am hoping someone can assist us so he will have a nice fresh "new to him" computer to return to duty with.
I have done this type of recovery/restore before on a Dell, HP and a Compaq. Thanks againl I will be back in the morning looking forward to
getting busy and getting it back to him.
Hope to see something in about 6 hours - Melody
I hope I posted in the correct forum, I chose os instead of hardware, if I chose incorrectly - thank you, in advance for correcting its location for me.
Edited by ynape, 16 December 2008 - 01:24 AM.