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Factory resetting is a good way to return the operating system to normal. If your device runs slowly and the residual files are unable to be deleted along with the uninstalled application, you should factory reset the system to solve the problems. In this essay, we will talk about how to factory reset Windows 7.

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Part 1: About Factory Resetting

Factory resetting means the original status of a device. For example, you buy a computer with Windows 7, the computer merely contains the pre-installed applications, such as IE browser and the other basic functions. When you use the computer for long time and it appears some system problems, you can factory reset the computer to remove the applications and make it return the original status.
After learning about factory resetting, we talk about how to factory reset Windows 7.

Part 2: How to Factory Reset Windows 7?

As we all known, Windows 7 doesn’t contain the refresh and reset options, unlike Windows 8/8.1. You should use the installation media or the reset disc to reset the computer.
Although the computer suppliers don’t provide the reset disc, a hidden recovery partition is left within the system. You can factory reset Windows 7 through this function. The followings are more details.
Step 1: Turn on the computer. Search [Control Panel] and then select [System and Security].
select system and security in windows control panel
Step 2: Select [Backup and Restore].
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Step 3: Under [Backup and Restore], select [Recover system settings or your computer].
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Step 4: Select [Advanced recovery methods].
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Step 5: Select the latter option between [Restore files from a system image backup] and [Return Your Computer to Factory Condition]. Neglect the [Back up now] option and click on [Skip].
how to factory reset windows 7
Step 6: Click on [Restart] to get the computer restarted and begin factory resetting.
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These are the steps about how to factory reset Windows 7. It is easy to factory reset the system when the computer is bootable. If you cannot boot the computer, you should transfer the data to the other places. Next, we will show you how to transfer and recover the data when you cannot get into Windows.

Part 3: How to Transfer/Recover Data with Renee PassNow?

1. How to Transfer Data?

Renee PassNow is the professional system rescue software which can help Windows users clear the password, create new administrator account, restore the disk/SD card data, retrieve the formatted drive, transfer data and fix Windows problems. Besides, it can fix the MBR boot reocrd, the DBR error parameters, 0xc00000e, black screen and blue screen.
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How to transfer data with Renee PassNow?
It is easy to use Renee PassNow. Even though you are a beginner, you can use the software to transfer data within minutes.
Step 1: First, download and install Renee PassNow in another computer. Insert CD/DVD/USB. Then, run the software. Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. It is noted that the data should be backed up well when you insert the USB into the computer.
Step 2: Next, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. After that, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media. Click on [Eject USB] when the boot USB is created.
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Step 3: Connect the boot USB to the target computer. Enter into BIOS and set the system to boot from the USB. Click here to learn about how to change the boot order.
Note: If the boot disk is a USB flash drive, select [Removable Devices] as the first boot option. If you use a CD, select [CD-ROM Drive].
steps to change the boot order in BIOS
Step 4: After that, click on [Data Transfer] when the software is loaded well.
data transfer
Step 5: Drag the target files from the source disk to the target disk to complete data transfer.
data transfer in Renee Passnow
If the data is accidentally lost during the system crash, you can also use Renee PassNow to recover the lost data. The followings are more details.

2. How to Recover Data?

Here are the steps:
Step 1: When you use Renee PassNow to create the boot media (USB or CD), you can connect the media to the computer. Get the computer started. Press the hot key to get into BIOS. Then, set the computer to boot from the boot media.
Step 2: When the computer is booted from the boot USB, select [Undeleter] and click on [Run].
data recovery function in Renee Passnow
Step 3: Then, select [Whole Partition Scan]. Next, select the target files to recover.
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recover the whole disk data