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How can I do a factory reset

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Commented:
Depends on your Windows version (as this laptop came with either Win7 or Win8).

If it's Win7, then you depend on Asus, probably you'll see a system recovery option during boot up (probably some alt shift F combo). Could also be still from the time they delivered it with a recovery DVD.

If it's Win8, in the Tiles start streen, type in PC settings, go into PC settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Refresh (saves your files).
After a refresh, it should be running fine again. If not, do the steps again, but choose the full factory reset option (just under the Refresh option)
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When booting and you see the ASUS logo, press F9 and you should boot to the recovery partition and get guided through the recovery.

Another way would be to boot from your Factory restore DVD's you made first thing you got the PC (or the USB stick if it is Windows 8.x). If you haven't made those for some reason, there should be an ASUS utility installed that allows you to create those DVD's, or if it is Windows 8.x, you can create the USB stick via the Control Panel, Recovery, Create a recovery drive (make sure you enable the selection to copy your recovery partition). The USB stick should be only a little larger than the size of your recovery partition is, and it shouldn't be used for any other data, but rather locked away when not used for recovery.

You could also just upgrade to Windows 10 now, as it is free. You only need to download the iso file from m$, burn it to a DVD or use WinSetupFromUSB to create a USB stick from it, and then either run the setup file from that stick or DVD, or boot your PC from either media:

https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10ISO

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/

During the upgrade you can choose "not to keep anything", which is similar to a clean install.

Windows 10 works very well and generally also is a little faster than Windows 7, so I think this would be the right time to upgrade as it is the better option to Windows 7.

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If I have Windo 10  I can just do this ?:
When booting and you see the ASUS logo, press F9 and you should boot to the recovery partition and get guided through the recovery.
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I updated to Windows 10
CAn I Still do this :
If it's Win8, in the Tiles start streen, type in PC settings, go into PC settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Refresh (saves your files).
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No, if you have Windows 10 installed and try the factory recovery, you'll be back at the original OS the PC came with.
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Win 10 upgrade can be undone (mostly the same steps I showed you) if it's within 30 days after the upgrade. After that, you can use the refresh in Win 8.
If it's already been longer, you can only do a full factory reset (and lose all your files)
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for a factory restore - first backup your data
then hit the F9 key during boot to access the restore option , as shown here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_62NMEGlpo&feature=iv&src_vid=EAw941Pc32E&annotation_id=annotation_3697032809

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