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Windows 8 factory reset with outside hardware

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  1. DevoHawkins

    DevoHawkins Thread Starter

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    Good afternoon,
    I am going to factory reset my Dell windows 8 laptop. The problem is, I got the laptop in really bad condition. I'm using outside monitor (vga) and outside keyboard and mouse (both usb). My question is after a factory reset, will the outside monitor, mouse and keyboard work? I'm worried about them not working and assisting during the reset.
    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The best thing to do when resetting to factory setting disconnect all external devices. reboot the machine.
    Now do the reset to factory settings.
    When you have the machine some what the way you want, with internet access.
    Then add each device one at a time, get it working and then add the next one.
     
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    Thanks Dave,
    That is great advice, and I will follow it. But without the outside devices I'm afraid I won't be able to follow the prompts for the reset. The monitor is damaged and the fingerboard never worked as well as some of the keyboard keys. I'm hoping to use these outside devices to help me set up the reset. I was wondering Dave, is it possible?
     
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    If this machine is in this bad of condition, it is time it get's replaced.
     
  5. DevoHawkins

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    The machine itself works fine, everything with the exception of the keyboard and touchpad works just fine. So replacing it isn't an option ...yet. I just need to know if the outside hardware will work DURING the factory reset.
     
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    I do NOT know, it just may not since the drivers for the keyboard and monitor are not part of the factory configuration.
     
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    Generally, when you have internet access after a factory reset, plug in a device, the drivers update.
    If they do not, then go into device manager and update the drivers manually

    If that does not work. Download the drivers from the company of the product you are attempting to use

    Me personally, I would save n replace.
    Also, if you do not have a good/decent stand alone graphics card. Using a monitor on a Laptop is not a good idea, and will put a lot of strain on your integrated graphics
     
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