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Setting Toshiba laptop back to factory settings


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I just got a new Toshiba laptop from my boss and he wanted me to make a video for his employees that help them through the initial set up of the laptop (first time use). Well stupid me forgot to hit record on my cam and did not get anything. Is there any way I can set it back to factory settings with NO user created and I can go through the "first time use" set up (time, create user name, etc). I looked in the box and there are no CDs that came with the laptop. Running Windows 7.

Hopefully this can be achieved.

THanks for the help guys.
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Model? Toshi's from 2007+ Have restore partitions, so you dont really need a cd. Hold down the 0 key, and while holding it down press the power button. Let go when the pc starts beeping. (This is for an 07 model, but it might be the same). After that it should pretty much be self explanatory.
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Model? Toshi's from 2007+ Have restore partitions, so you dont really need a cd. Hold down the 0 key, and while holding it down press the power button. Let go when the pc starts beeping. (This is for an 07 model, but it might be the same). After that it should pretty much be self explanatory.


Kii, thank you for getting back to me. It is a Toshiba Satellite C655.

I will try what you just said right now.
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double post, sorry.

Edited by brettxw, 17 August 2010 - 01:44 PM.

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Question, do I want the 'Recovery to out of box state' which deletes partitions or do I want 'Recover with out changing the hard drive partitions'? The first option on the next screen says "All partitions will be deleted and you will lose all data on the hard drive"..

I want to be able to turn the laptop on so and have to start all over again with setting the time, entering my name, time zone and what not.

Edited by brettxw, 17 August 2010 - 01:29 PM.

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Out Of Box state.

I found this on answers

1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
(Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen
2 Select Recover to out-of-box-state, and then click Next.
A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data
will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your
work to external media before proceeding.
3 Click Next to begin the recovery.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.
To recover only your C: drive:
1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
2 Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all
information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery
process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media
before proceeding.
3 Click Next to begin the restoration.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4 Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
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Out Of Box state.

I found this on answers

1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
(Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen
2 Select Recover to out-of-box-state, and then click Next.
A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data
will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your
work to external media before proceeding.
3 Click Next to begin the recovery.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.
To recover only your C: drive:
1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
2 Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all
information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery
process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media
before proceeding.
3 Click Next to begin the restoration.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4 Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.


Thank you again Kii! I will let you know how it goes.
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