Originally Posted by bryan123
i have windows 7 home premium on a acer aspire laptop. there is an option in control panel then i hit recovery button then i hit advanced recovery options and there is option that says: Return your computer to factory condition... should i use that? or something else?
EDIT: how do i find out if my hard drive has a recovery partition?
Look under "Computer" to see if you have a partition named "Recovery" or something like that. If you don't see one there, then try:
Start -> right click "Computer" -> Manage -> on the left panel click "Disk management" -> on the right side see if there's multiple partitions on your main HDD.
But yes, generally "return to factory conditions" will format the primary (C
partition and reinstall Windows.