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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby ejames82 » February 15th, 2012, 10:39 am

torreattack,

no need to apologize, I should have told you that ten replies back. :)
the person sold my sister a computer in shambles (and it is now mine).
we don't want a compromised windows 7 operating system, clean or otherwise.

You folks here are experts, and I know I am not, but it can't hurt to ask, would this pc happen to have a restore or recovery partition that returns the pc back to factory default (I think it does)? If so, I sure would like to take advantage of it.

we have a disk here, but I doubt it is the one we want. it says:
DELL
drivers and utilities


thank you for the offer, I may take advantage of it, but I prefer linux (windows is out of the question). Is this OK with you?
first I want to do a little google about the recovery/restore (probably in vein).

don't feel bad, torreattack, both me and my sister got a good deal on the pc even if it ends up with linux on it.
this is a blessing in disguise.
thanks.
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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby torreattack » February 17th, 2012, 10:53 am

Hi ejames82 :

would this pc happen to have a restore or recovery partition that returns the pc back to factory default (I think it does)? If so, I sure would like to take advantage of it.

Sure. But the Recovery System will only restore it back to Windows 7 Starter.

we have a disk here, but I doubt it is the one we want. it says:
DELL
drivers and utilities

This is not the re-install OS disk, but just hardware drivers.


but I prefer linux (windows is out of the question). Is this OK with you?

I am not familiar with it, but I will forward you to other expert. However, can you tell me more detail about the linux that you going to install?
Here are some linux info:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20a ... tarted.htm
http://www.ubuntu.com/


Here are something that I found regarding the Dell Mini 10 :

Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0
To restore your computer to the original factory installation, follow these steps:
  • Restart the computer and after the Dell Logo appears and then disappears repeatedly press the <F8> key until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  • From the Advanced Boot Options menu, select the Repair your computer option by highlighting it using your arrow keys and press enter.
  • Click NEXT and you’ll now be asked to login with your administrator account. The administrator account is the account created the first time the computer was turned on.
  • Now, click on Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options and follow the prompts provided.


Here are some useful links regarding Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0:
1. Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/ ... egacy=true

2. What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0?
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/ ... cid=266281


Thanks,
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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby torreattack » February 19th, 2012, 6:09 pm

Hi ejames82

3 Day Response Rule
It has been 2 days since my last post to you.
  • Do you still need help with this problem?
  • Do you need more time?
  • Are you having problems understanding or following my instructions?
Just let me know what's going on otherwise...
After 24 hrs., if you have not replied to this thread... it will be closed!

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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby ejames82 » February 19th, 2012, 6:28 pm

torreattack,

Hello,

thank you for the help that you and the teachers have given me. I have installed linux mint on the computer (I have been working on it non-stop and had the break-thru last night about twelve hours ago). I was very fortunate that it worked out, the computer was very fussy about which flash drive it would accept an OS from.

I am going to attempt to donate ten dollars to you folks. times are tough and I know you folks appreciate it. you're great.

thank you. our issues with the pc have been resolved. :)
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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby ejames82 » February 19th, 2012, 6:38 pm

according to paypal I was able to donate $10.

glad to do it

there is no place better to get help with an infected computer

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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby torreattack » February 21st, 2012, 5:33 am

Hi ejames82 :

I have installed linux mint on the computer (I have been working on it non-stop and had the break-thru last night about twelve hours ago). I was very fortunate that it worked out.

Glad to hear that the problem are solved. :salute:

according to paypal I was able to donate $10.

Thanks a lot.

I will ask for closing this thread now.

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Re: mouse trap. more windows than one can close

Unread postby Jack&Jill » February 21st, 2012, 7:51 pm

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