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    Question Factory reset but keep files on 500GB drive - can it be done ?

    Hi All,

    I have fiddled with my new T200TA running Windows 8.1 and now know how I want it set up. So it is time to re-install the operating system and start out fresh.

    BUT I have stored many files (images and text documents) on the 500 GB hard drive, I did not store files on the 32 GB Operating System drive.

    What kind of reset option do I have and NOT loose the files on the 500GB drive ?

    Thanks for your help

    Frans

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    Rescue Squad
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    Aside from any apps/programs you may have installed on it, the recovery shouldn't effect the 500GB HDD... as it's not part of the restore process... Unless you encrypted the drive or something to that effect...

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    Soundwave
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    Factory reset with out the keyboard attached should work.
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    Soundwave
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    Factory reset did not affect the files stored on my 500Mb hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FVH View Post
    Hi All,

    I have fiddled with my new T200TA running Windows 8.1 and now know how I want it set up. So it is time to re-install the operating system and start out fresh.

    BUT I have stored many files (images and text documents) on the 500 GB hard drive, I did not store files on the 32 GB Operating System drive.

    What kind of reset option do I have and NOT loose the files on the 500GB drive ?

    Thanks for your help

    Frans
    Safest option, as somebody already mentioned, remove the dock during the factory reset. (I usually unplug the extra hard drive in my computer whenever I do a system recovery just to be extra safe. I have had the misfortune of having a recovery operation re-partition that other drive.) There is also a "refresh" option which is supposed to leave all your existing files (and programs, I suppose) intact. This could be a useful option if something isn't working properly and you just want to fix the corrupted system files. I'd still want to backup any important files first.

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    Caution: when I tried to do a Refresh yesterday, it told me that all the programs I'd installed would be deleted!

 

 

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