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Factory reset - restore to pre-user state

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    Windows 8

    Factory reset - restore to pre-user state


    Is there a way to restore a windows 8 notebook to the state before an initial user was created?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Yes, there is: Reset Windows 8
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


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    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


    Some OEM have also have a F? key to start Recovery.
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