We all want our computers to work with no problems but once in a while computers can go wrong and we need to reinstall Windows and all the software. You may just want to reset everything back to how it was at the beginning, before giving your PC to a friend. Luckily, your Advent PC has a tool for this, which makes the task of reinstalling Windows Vista really easy.

The Knowhow

Before we explain how to use Advent Recovery, we need to give you some important information:

  • This process will erase ALL data. Your music, email, pictures, documents and other important files will be deleted.
  • Make a backup of everything you need to keep, before starting Advent Recovery.

To recover your Advent:

  • As soon as you press the power button on the computer, press F8
  • You will see an Advanced Boot Options menu screen, select Repair Your Computer

    Windows Vista Advanced Boot Options

  • Once the recovery program has loaded, select Reinstall Windows

    Advent Recovery Options

  • On the next screen select Start Full Destructive Recovery

    Advent Recovery Type Selection

  • Another screen will be shown and you will need to put a tick into the box to start recovery. It will also give you another warning about data loss.

    Advent Recovery Data Loss Warning

  • Press the arrow that points to the right and the process will begin automatically

Your computer will take around 30-45 minutes to complete this and can be left to get on with it. Once finished, Windows Vista will be reinstalled and your computer will be just like the day you bought it.

If you'd like help from our experts at Knowhow, we offer a a System Reset & Restore service. Click on the link below for details:

Updated On:

Nov 22, 2013

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