Restoring To Factory Settings Without Losing Data

  Howlin Hoggie 18:16 09 Jun 2004

Is it possible to do the above and if so how????

  christmascracker 18:19 09 Jun 2004

All depends on what make the PC and recovery disc is. Some are a full XP disc. So more info is needed.

I've got an Advent and the recovery disc that I got with it enables me to either do a completely new recovery back to factory settings or a "non-destructive recovery" which leaves all my programmes etc intact.

  christmascracker 18:23 09 Jun 2004

click here

Link to your other thread on same subject

  rawprawn 18:30 09 Jun 2004

All the PC's that I have seen that offer a way to restore factory settings, EG by pressing F11 or something,can give you a choice. But if you take it back to factory settings that is what you get IE: nothing else. However if you have a full OS disc that you can use, you should be able to keep your data as christmascracker says, or there may be a choice, last good configuration,last restore point or factory settings which is where you lose your data.

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