Windows 10: Can I factory reset my windows laptop without losing my window's key?

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  1. Can I factory reset my windows laptop without losing my window's key?


    I got this Asus laptop 4 months ago as a gift. It already has windows installed and I don't have or know the license key. Sadly i have to sell this for financial reasons and I'm trying to delete all my data and factory reset it. The problem is I have no idea how to do so without losing the windows license.

    Going to the recovery option says that i could either use cloud or local device to reinstall windows which I don't have. It it possible to format this?

    :)
     
    operamaxi59, Nov 12, 2020
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  2. RCoon Win User

    Factory Reset Win 7 (without disc)

    Download an ISO of the Avira AV boot CD, burn it on your own computer, and then boot from that CD on your mom's computer and run a cleanup.

    Seriously, you should just download a Windows disc and format the laptop. Best and easiest course of action.

    "Information:
    Many Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard disk. From this special hidden image, you can restore your computer to its factory-fresh software condition by following these steps:

    To restore the original factory software image on your computer follow these steps:

    • Make sure the computer is turned off ("Shut-down" from the Windows Start menu)
    • Remove any peripherals such an external mouse, keyboard, monitor, USB flash drive etc.
    • Make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in and working.
    • Press and hold down the 0 (zero) key on the keyboard while powering on the computer. Release it when the recovery warning screen appears.
    • If the recovery process offers a choice of Operating Systems, select the appropriate one for you.
    • A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is executed all data will be deleted and rewritten.
    • Click Yes to continue.
    • When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens select "Recovery of Factory Software" or the appropriate option for your needs.
    • Continue to follow the directions restarting as necessary.
    Please note that the process may vary slightly from machine to machine, that you may be asked to insert disks (multi-disk packages) and that the process may take one to two hours to complete. The recovery process will require you to restart your computer several times.

    As you use the recovery process you will have several options. One of these may be to create a custom size partition. Follow the directions on screen for this and other options as prompted. When in doubt, it's usually best to accept the default, or pre-selected option.
    "

    If you are incapable, or uncomfortable with following any of the recommendations on how to restore the laptop, then I recommend you take it to your local IT guy and ask him to do it for you. Sometimes the best of us have to visit a ripoff merchant to get something fixed, or even just tested...
     
    RCoon, Nov 12, 2020
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  3. Factory reset windows 10 ( it was windows 7 )

    hey everyone,

    i have a laptop that was with Windows 7 and after Windows 10 release i updated it to Windows 10 for free ...

    Now i want to clean my laptop and do a factory reset, but i'm not sure if i will lose the windows 10

    if someone can help me and give me a step by step guide to how to do this and keep windows 10 i will be greateful
     
    Lamghari Mohamed, Nov 12, 2020
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  4. Can I factory reset my windows laptop without losing my window's key?

    Reset to factory settings

    No I love Windows 10.....but my computer was acting strange so I thought I would do a factory reset and put Windows 10 back onto my computer.

    If I do create a bootable Windows 10 would I lose the recover drive information that comes with the computer?

    Could you give me the steps to create a bootable of Windows 10.....I asked HP if there was anyway I could get Windows 10 put on it while they had it and they said no.

    Thank you.
     
    jeanniespc, Nov 12, 2020
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