How do I reformat my laptop to its factory settings?

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by fattyboy, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. fattyboy

    fattyboy Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    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!
     
  2. Jovan for PREZ

    Jovan for PREZ Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    2
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
  3. fattyboy

    fattyboy Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    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?
     
  4. niko2021

    niko2021 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    93
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Use alienware alienrespawn. Just a few clicks and it'll be factory new, not like a fresh windows install.
     
  5. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

    Reputations:
    285
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    56
    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)
     

Share This Page