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how can I do a factory reset

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    windows 8

    how can I do a factory reset


    I purchased a Samsung ATIV One 7 27" Windows 8 All-In-One Computer (DP700A7D-X01US) | Samsung PCs from best buy.it was a demo on the shelf I did a copy with paragon to a ssd. it runs great but it seems to missing something's about it. how can I do a factory reset. If I do a recovery will it just put back like it is now. thanks for the help

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    See the Users Manual here: Support - All-in-One PCs DP700A7D | Samsung PCs

    Starting on page 93.

    1 - If Windows does not start
    Turn your computer on and press the F4 key.
    Run recovery mode.
    - If Windows is running
    From the Start Screen, right-click any area and select
    All apps in the bottom right corner.
    Then, click Recovery.
    2 If the program is running for the first time, you need to agree
    to the User Agreement.
    3 If the initial menu screen appears, click Recover.
    Select a recovery point and click Recover.
    If you set the User Data Maintenance to ON, the computer is
    restored while maintaining the current user data.
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    Posts : 14
    windows 8


    I tried this but when I go to recover the computer restarts and goes back into windows
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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by kcmccombs View Post
    I tried this but when I go to recover the computer restarts and goes back into windows
    Have you tried this:

    Reset Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 30 Oct 2013 at 14:57. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    windows 8


    I will look at this today when I get back home thanks
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Settings (cog wheel)/change pc settings/general
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Did you make your Samsung Recovery disk?

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    How to Order Recovery disc.
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    Pic order DVD
    Samsung
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    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Upgraded, and trying to Factory Reset..


    Hi Guys - New to the forum, and it seems as though I'm at the right place. You guys are very concern, and helpful. I'm hoping I'll have an opportunity to help somebody myself in the future.

    Here's my problem, I upgraded a new Acer Aspire R7 laptop (great design, but lots of problems) that I purchased recently, because of poor wifi, and I wanted to max it out for upcoming training I'm doing. I swipe out the wifi card with a Intel 7260, 500GB HD with 960 GB SSD, and added 8GB of Ram for total of 12 GB (yes I'm stunting a little..sorry). I got my drivers, and made a recovery USB disk before hand. When I booted up from my USB, and got to the screen right before it was ready to create new partition and install the OS - it gave an error that it couldn't detect System Drive. Messed around some trying different options, and also seen a message that the drive was locked? I'm thinking this is happening because I installed the SSD drive straight from the box without initializing, making a simple drive and formatting it. So, there's a command prompt option that I used to go into DISKPART mode, and was trying to initialized it from there which I couldn't do. Somebody suggested I try by cleaning, creating partition, and del partition which should initialize the disk. It sees the drive, and it's online, but still getting same error. Will appreciate any ideas. Thank you.
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