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    Default How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

    Hi, I want to reformat my m14x back to its factory settings but I have no clue how. I was having problems running programs and things not opening, so I figured I just wipe it clean and start again.

    If anyone knows how, it would be great help!

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    Default Re: How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

    Hmm, if you reformat it to factory settings, then you must also reinstall all the drivers, I think a better idea for now would be a system restore, it acts like a time machine for your computer, so you could go back to when things did work. But if you would like to do the full restore, here is a guide:
    HOW TO: Clean Windows 7 Install (Driver Install Order) Guide for Alienware Systems

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    Default Re: How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

    I being dumb, put in the windows 7 media disk that came with the laptop and I believe it erased the settings because now I'm stuck with a very choppy looking computer. I didnt create a "media recovery" disk, that everyone talks about to get the out of the box state. Am I screwed?

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    Default Re: How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

    Use alienware alienrespawn. Just a few clicks and it'll be factory new, not like a fresh windows install.
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    Default Re: How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by fattyboy View Post
    Hi, I want to reformat my m14x back to its factory settings but I have no clue how. I was having problems running programs and things not opening, so I figured I just wipe it clean and start again.

    If anyone knows how, it would be great help!
    Did you create a recovery Disc when you receive your laptop? If so just insert that disc and restart, then just follow the setup installer instruction (it is easy just like you install your Windows)

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