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Restore to factory settings

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    When Windows 8 senses a problem, it will normally go into some type of recovery scenario all by itself, but you did not see that happen?

    What were you seeing when the system refused to boot?

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  2. #12


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You paid for 2 licenses, then Lee.

    Any particular reason you did that - just trying to help MS out?
    No. I bought the first back in October the second came with a new computer (see specs) thus the reason for two licenses. I found out the store bought license worked with the new computer only because I wanted a clean install, and not all the crap HP installs. A win win situation for me. . .
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  3. #13


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    When Windows 8 senses a problem, it will normally go into some type of recovery scenario all by itself, but you did not see that happen?

    What were you seeing when the system refused to boot?

    After the Gateway screen, the monitor goes blank.

    It seems odd that there is no key combination that allows access to the recovery procedure. What does a manufacturer's tech support do when someone in warranty calls with a non booting computer? They must know most people do not create recovery disks, and surely they want to avoid the need to have the computer mailed in to them.
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