Restore Factory Settings in Lenovo® IdeaPad Y460
Do you want to restore factory settings in Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop?
Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop has 14.0 inch screen and it comes preloaded with Windows 7 operating system. The laptop is powered with Intel Core i5 520M processor. The RAM capacity of the laptop is 4 GB and the hard disk capacity is 500 GB. Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop comes with a built in DVD burner. The laptop has a 6 cell battery to maximize the battery backup. If the important system files of your operating system has been damaged and it is not properly working in Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop, then you need to restore the system to factory settings. Restoring to factory settings can help you in fixing various errors and issues. There are various methods to restore to factory settings. You can use ‘System Restore’ tool or the original Windows CD. In ‘System Restore’ the points available will depend on the hard disk space allocated for the tool.
The following things need to be kept in mind while restoring Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop to factory settings:
- Backup data
- Obtain device drivers
- Reinstall software
You need to take data backup before restoring the computer to its factory settings. The backup can be made to any external storage devices like CDs/DVDs. You can also use Windows backup tool to save all the data in the computer. You can select the entire drive for backup or save only important data based on the requirement. Once you have made the backup, save it. After restoring the computer to factory settings you need to restore all the data back to the computer.
Obtain device drivers
Once you restore factory settings, the computer will be restored to the condition when it was bought. If you have upgraded your Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop with any new device, then the computer might not have device drivers for it. In order to resolve this issue, you need to make sure that you have device drivers for the new hardware. For example if you upgraded your graphics card make sure that you are equipped with its drivers after restoring to factory settings.
You can use a variety of software programs in your Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 laptop. But, once you restore your laptop to factory settings, it deletes all such programs from the laptop. In such a situation, you need to reinstall all such software programs.