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  1. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    Understood. My answers are often lengthy, both because I cannot help myself, and because I always write with the assumption that others will see them, beyond just the original questioner -- including users coming here from a Google search.

    Instead of Windows' Refresh, I would probably do a factory restore from SRS in that case. There is a Maintain user data option, but I would still make backups before doing any of these procedures.
     
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    mousefai Notebook Enthusiast

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    What does that Maintain user data do anyway?
     
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    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    It maintains your current data, even as it restores the factory installation (or backup). Samsung's guide (here) doesn't give much info, but I recall users reporting it worked well.
     
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    mousefai Notebook Enthusiast

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    Okay, let said I wanted to know the differences with the Recovery from Samsung and the window's default reset/refresh functions.
    I knew the samsung recovery saved all your window 8 setting, and also a copy of your window 8

    but if i use the window default, would it delete a copy of my window 8 (from the pc setting)?

    Also, does the recovery option in samsung is more like a refersh, reset or just a system restore back to its out of the box condition?
     
  5. KamalJamal

    KamalJamal Newbie

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    Hi has anyone found a permanent solution for the 100% disk usage (spinning drive) that slows the computer down even immediately after start-up? Also a certain heat problem that makes the fans keep running and very noisy?
    Will greatly appreciate your help. I just updated to Windows 8.1. I also downloaded all Windows updates including all the optional ones!!

    Thanks
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Use the Processes Task Manager to find out what it is causing the 100% disk usage (I would start by looking at the CPU usage). It might be a virus scan.

    John
     
  7. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    Samsung Recovery does it's own thing, basically restoring to factory (or whichever backup you choose), except it can optionally maintain your data. It existed before Microsoft added Refresh/Reset features to Win8.

    As for the difference between those two features, check pranktank's posts here and here.
     
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    mousefai Notebook Enthusiast

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    thanks, I was to do a recovery, but does the maintain user data keeps everything? Like personal files as well?
     
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    mousefai Notebook Enthusiast

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    Another Question:

    I was trying to update my notebook to 8.1. However, a error message showed up.

    Anybody knew how to fix that?

    Thanks.

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  10. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    That's the idea. I have not tried it myself, but others have reported it to work well.

    Personally I would never do a major procedure like this without making a data backup first; neither would I recommend it to others. Doesn't matter if it's Factory restore, Refresh, Reset, resizing partitions, etc: Even if it's designed to preserve data, it takes only the smallest mistake or glitch during such an operation for all data to be lost.
     
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