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spenceryuan
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Registered: ‎12-02-2008
Location: United States
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How do i restore my computer to original factory state?

My computer is running very slow and i would like to restore my computer to the original state when I first got it out of my box. How do I do this?
andyP
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Re: How do i restore my computer to original factory state?

spenceryuan, welcome to the forum,

 

it would be helpful if you could post which T-Series system you have, even better post the Type and Model Number this will help members to help you. If it ends in CTO please provide some details about it. Please do NOT post your s/n. 

 

That said, if your system has a factory install you need to press the blue ThinkVantage button, next to ESC, at start up. You should see a message displayed saying "To interrupt normal start........", this is when you need to press the button. It will then boot into the Service partition and you will be able to recover your system, choose restore system in the left column.

 

!!Warning!! Make sure you backup all important files before you do this as they will be deleted.

 

Hope this helps

Andy  

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cindyw536
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Registered: ‎12-03-2008
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Re: How do i restore my computer to original factory state?

I just completed it last night.  When powering up, push key F11 as soon as you see the IBM logo.  You will see a menu on the left hand side with options.  You can copy files before you restore.  All your data is lost once the restore occurs.

 

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