Windows 10: Revert to factory condition after installation of WIN 10

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  1.    24 Jan 2016 #1

    Revert to factory condition after installation of WIN 10


    Is it possible to still revert a PC to the original factory condition using the factory restore partition after Windows 10 has been installed or does the installation of WIN 10 prevent that? None of the other options to do a restore back to the original WIN 7 (as purchased new) are available to me.
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  2.    24 Jan 2016 #2

    It would depend if you still had original recoivery partition, and could access it.

    Post an image of your disk partitions and model of pc etc.
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  3.    24 Jan 2016 #3

    It would depend if you still had original recoivery partition, and could access it.

    Post an image of your disk partitions and model of pc etc.

    Also, do you have the COA key usually on base of pc on blure sticker?
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  4.    24 Jan 2016 #4

    The PC is a Lenovo ideacentre B310 which originally had WIN7 Home Premium and has the COA on it. I have attached a Disk Management image.
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  5.    24 Jan 2016 #5

    Doesn't the Lenovo model have a little recessed button on the side or back that you push to Revert the system to Factory original? The 2 that I had did but they were notebooks.

    It seems you still have the Recovery partition and the OEM partition. the Recovery partition will start the computer and then reinstall everything as Shipped From Factory from the OEM partition.

    Even if it doesn't have one of those Reset buttons you should still be able to do that from the UEFI/BIOS screens.
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  6.    24 Jan 2016 #6

    If you cannot get it working, you can download an iso from here, create a bootable usb stick, and activatr using COA key.

    Microsoft DigitalRiver Mirror
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  7.    24 Jan 2016 #7

    edwar said: View Post
    Doesn't the Lenovo model have a little recessed button on the side or back that you push to Revert the system to Factory original? The 2 that I had did but they were notebooks.

    It seems you still have the Recovery partition and the OEM partition. the Recovery partition will start the computer and then reinstall everything as Shipped From Factory from the OEM partition.

    Even if it doesn't have one of those Reset buttons you should still be able to do that from the UEFI/BIOS screens.
    I have found a recessed button on the back but it doesn't seem to do anything. I assume you would hold it pressed in during boot? Went into BIOS but again cannot find any option to boot to recovery. Any further help here appreciated.
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  8.    24 Jan 2016 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    If you cannot get it working, you can download an iso from here, create a bootable usb stick, and activatr using COA key.

    Microsoft DigitalRiver Mirror
    Could you possibly give me instructions as to how to use these downloads. Not all that familiar with this type of thing.
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  9.    24 Jan 2016 #9

    It wouldn't hurt to RTUM (Read The User Manual) for your specific model Lenovo computer. Resetting to As Shipped from Factory is covered in the manual. It is under the OneKey Recovery section.


    https://download.lenovo.com/UserFile...0(English).pdf
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  10.    24 Jan 2016 #10

    edwar said: View Post
    It wouldn't hurt to RTUM (Read The User Manual) for your specific model Lenovo computer. Resetting to As Shipped from Factory is covered in the manual. It is under the OneKey Recovery section.


    https://download.lenovo.com/UserFile...0(English).pdf
    No luck I'm afraid. According to the instructions all you should need to do is tap F2 during boot but Windows 10 seems to have prevented that from being possible.

    Is there any other way of making the PC boot direct from the recovery partition or somehow copy the recovery partition to a memory stick or DVD and boot from that?
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