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Factory image restore for selling (not fully set up).

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    Windows 8

    Factory image restore for selling (not fully set up).


    Hi, I am selling my Acer acer m5-481pt-6644 and want to do a factory image restore so the buyer can set it up for themselves.

    I have done plenty of image restores on Win 7, but always gone all the way through.

    Can I turn the laptop off at some point before I fully set it up, so the buyer will get to set it up for themselves?

    I kindly thank anyone for any help.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I kindly thank anyone for any help.
    Have you considered this:

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    Shutting it off before it is done will really mess it up.
    Once it is returned to factory settings, it is ready to go.
    Windows will need to be activated again.
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    In your case after factory image restore, start at Step Nine in this tutorial.
    Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    When it gets to that first Select Language screen look for an option to quit or shut down.
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Factory image restore for selling (not fully set up).
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