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Restore Factory Settings in Lenovo® ThinkPad SL510

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Do you want to restore factory settings in Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook and need some tips?

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook comes preinstalled with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM and up to 320 GB hard disk. The system runs on Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 operating system includes a key feature known as System Restore that automatically save the registry and the system files whenever you install the new driver software or application software. You can easily get System Restore option by typing ‘restore’ in the search box of ‘Start’ menu. You can also get it from the ‘System Tools’ options on the ‘All Programs’ menu. Restore to factory settings turns your system into the initial state which includes only Windows 7 operating system files and driver software of in-built devices. In addition, you can use recovery partition in Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook to restore factory settings.

Some of the things you should keep in mind while restoring Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook to factory settings are described below:

  • Use system in Safe Mode
  • Select Recommended Restore
  • Remove the external peripherals

Use system in Safe Mode

It is preferable to use the system in Safe Mode during restoration process. Computer system runs only with necessary programs related to the operating system in this mode. You can turn the system into Safe Mode by using the function keys. For this you need to reboot your Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook and press ‘F8’ key just before you get into Windows.

Select Recommended Restore

After getting into the ‘Restore System Files and Settings’ windows, you will get two options that include ‘Recommended Restore’ and ‘Choose a different restore point’. You should select the first option. The second option will lead your system to be restored to some other point which was created by you. ‘Recommended Restore’ option will provide your Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook with the operating system files and device drivers.

Remove the external peripherals

Before starting the restoration procedure, you need to disconnect all the external peripherals. There may be printer, digital camera, scanner or USB flash drive connected with your Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 notebook. You need to disconnect the Internet connection, if it is connected. Also backup your important data onto an external storage media.

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