I bought a used Alpha a couple of weeks ago. It seems that in order to use the Windows desktop, I need to be able to login to an existing user account. Either the "Alpha Console" account or the one from the guy I got it from. But he doesn't remember the password for that account. So how do I go about doing a factory reset without being able to login to the desktop to get to the Alienware Respawn software?
What the phone reps will most likely recommend to run the Alienrespawn if they go ahead and try to walk you through the password removal step.
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Hi, I bought a used Alpha a couple of weeks ago. Thanks in advance for any help. Reply Send PM. If not they will go with reinstalling the whole OS. I'd rather just wipe it off, one may never know what you can find in other user's accounts. Edit Post.While on the desktop, use Windows search and type in system restore - click the box that says "show more restore points".
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The latest Alienware laptop comes with a specification of It has the Ith Gen Quad-core processor. Therefore we are going to discuss how to factory reset Alienware laptop. Need For Reset Factory. Sometimes keeping of some files and folders on the desktop screen, my slow down the performance of the laptop. Also sometimes loading too many games on the laptop makes it slow. Therefore we need to reset our laptop to make it fast. Provide the correct details.
Now select the place where do you want to save the backup and select next.
Select the files you want to backup. So in this way, you can factory reset Alienware laptop. For different versions There are many Alienware laptops working on different versions of Windows such as Windows 7 and 8. So, in this case, anyone can factory reset the laptops in this way. For Windows 7 If anyone is using an Alienware laptop with an operating system of Windows 7 then you can factory reset it in the following ways: 1. After the backup process is completed proceed for further steps.
For Windows 8 If anyone is using an Alienware laptop with an operating system Windows 8 then we can factory reset it in the following ways: 1. Then select how often you want to backup your laptop. Each one has different features. We will explain how you can factory reset in each of it. After the backup process is completed proceed further. Also in other models of Alienware like in 15, 15m and 17 we can factory reset by the steps as mentioned above.
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Latest Posts. Devane February 12, Does anyone have an idea how I can start the factory image restore while I am starting the machine?
Here is an article that might be helpful in how to run the recovery. To recover the OS from the recovery partition in Windows 8, follow these steps:. On a Notebook, make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in. No idea what is the "Settings Charm"? I have a PC, no notebook from Alienware. Still strange that I can not start Factory restore by pressing a key while starting up, but this way is working too.
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After completing the startup with Windows 10, I want to try out the factory image restore. Funny enough, there is nothing on my system like Dell Restore or AlienRespawn.Keep in touch and stay productive with Teams and Officeeven when you're working remotely.
Learn how to collaborate with Office Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. Someone recently gave me their PC and I would like to factory reset it. Here are the complications:.
The farthest back restore point that exists on the system is March 3rdwhich does not reset the PC to factory settings. I tried clicking "show more options," but no more options appeared. So I can't use restore points in order to reset my PC.
I do not have the Windows installation disc, so I cannot reinstall windows in order to reset my PC. I do not have a Windows 10 product key, nor do I have a Windows 7 product key. This means if I try to download either of the operating systems onto a disk or external drive, I will have to buy a product key, which I do not want to do.
No, in no case do you ever need to pay to Factory Recovery or do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
But this reinstalls all of the bloatware which is not nearly as good as doing the Clean Reinstall Windows 7 using the Product Key which should be on the COA sticker on the bottom of laptop or under battery. Follow the steps in the link and you'll have the best possible install that will stay that way as long as you do. Did this solve your problem? Yes No.
Sorry this didn't help. There is a Recovery partition imaged onto your hard drive by the manufacturer to do what you want to do. The AlienRespawn software is a tool that comes preinstalled in all Alienware computers which will help you to safely backup and recovery your information to protect it from data loss or simply to restore the computer to the original factory settings.
Unfortunately, my windows product key was removed from my CPU. So this isn't a laptop where it could be under battery? If you cannot boot the Recovery partition following the link I gave you earlier, you can try to manually set up a dual boot to trigger it following Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD. Overhelped in forums for 10 years. I don't quit for those who are polite and cooperative. Windows MVP Make sure you can read the Key then you have your ticket to the best install possible if you follow carefully Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
Also be sure during the booted install to delete all partitions down to Unallocated Space to get it cleanest. Follow all the steps but especially those for drivers which are important enough they are printed in red, and the special steps to get Windows Update to run correctly since it's not worked without them for several years.
I found the Product Key so my problem might be solved. Key Finder Programs are of no use with preinstalled OEM License as they only find the factory installation key which is used on multiple machines. April 14, Keep in touch and stay productive with Teams and Officeeven when you're working remotely.
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Easy, safe and efficient data backup solution. Supports almost all Windows systems! After you restoring your PC to factory settings, PC settings, the apps you install, or the personal files will be erased. So, it may be a good idea to back up your data and keep them to a safe place, like an external CD disc, USB flash drive, or Cloud storage service. If your computer is crashed and can't boot to the logon screen, start the computer for several times.
If you still can boot to the Windows logon screen, press and hold on the "Shift" key, click on the power button and select Restart. Please hold on the "Shift" key until the Choose an option window appears. And then you will see two options to choose: Keep my files or Remove everything. Keep my files: This option will remove apps and settings, but keeps your personal files.
Remove everything: This option will remove all your personal files, apps, and settings. If there is no password for this account, leave the text box blank, and click on Continue. So, if you have set a password for your administrator account, and forgot your Dell computer passwordyou won't be able to reset the computer to factory settings. When all things are ready to go, click on the Reset button, this will begin the resetting process.
Tips: Make sure your PC is plugged into power source, to prevent your computer battery running out during the resetting process. Select a keyboard layout on the System Recovery Options menu, and click on Next. Select your account, enter the password and click on OK to continue. If you forgot the administrator account password then you won't be able to restore your Dell laptop to factory default. Check the box next to "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition"and click on Nextto begin the resetting process.
Wait for the resetting process, when it is completed, click on Finish to restart computer. And then click on Confirmthis will begin the resetting process.