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Restore Factory Settings in Lenovo® ThinkPad T410
Lenovo has introduced Lenovo ThinkPad T410, an impressively powerful thin-and-light business notebook. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 offers a supreme comfort and a sleek design. It is powered by a Core i5 processor, memory capacity of 4GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 7200RPM hard drive. It supports Windows 7 Operating System. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 includes 6-cell battery and stays good for about 5 hours of runtime. It offers very good connectivity, including 802.11n Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet and built-in mobile broadband. Lenovo ThinkPad T410 also brings a new line of dedicated and integrated graphics cards and a completely redesigned chassis. Since, there are two ways of restoring computers to factory settings that is, destructive and non-destructive, you might opt for any one. Destructive recovery reformats your hard drive by destroying all data and reinstalling the Operating System and additional software according to the factory configuration. Non-destructive recovery repairs your Windows installation by replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory settings.
- Restoring to factory settings
- Keep a backup copy of all your files
- Remove all peripheral devices
Restoring to factory settings
Restoring to factory settings means taking your system to the original settings, that is, at the time it was manufactured. For recovering to factory settings, insert the first recovery CD in the CD drive. Then select ‘System recovery’ from the splash screen, if your recovery files are written on a partition. Choose the ‘Recovery’ option by which you would like to perform. By clicking that your system can be recovered to the factory settings. Also, you might also need to insert the additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them.
Keep a backup copy of all your files
Back up all your crucial user files that are in your system. There is a chance of losing your files during System restore. Use flash drives or higher options to store your data and transfer them to another computer for backing up. Alternatively, you might use your network to transfer files and you might transfer them back to a CD at your convenience.
Before restoring, detach all the external devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer from your Lenovo ThinkPad T410 before recovering starts. Also remove additional hard drives, if any, by disconnecting the cable from the back. Settings of these devices might get altered and it might even create problems while restoring. But you may leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.