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scrapyard08

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if I use my backup disks will this this put my laptop back to factory spec including the registry .

ASUS laptop win 7
 

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depends on what you mean by "backup disks" - did these come with the PC and are they called recovery Disks ?
 

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and you made those
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so you put the first disk - you would have been asked to number them
into the DVD player and start the PC
it should now boot up from the DVD disk and start the recovery factory reset process

what happens when you do that ?

make sure you have any data you want off the PC and also the full installation disks for any programs you installed later on the PC
 

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will this this put my laptop back to factory spec including the registry.
Yes. But keep in mind if the computer was purchased 1 or 2 years ago or longer, you'll have hundreds of Windows updates to install.

If you are concerned about something, it is better to get help cleaning it up then to go back to square one and start over.

I make images of our home computers about every 4 - 6 weeks so if something seems strange, I restore an image. There is a lot less updating to do when using a recent image than a factory restore.
 
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