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ASUS Eee restore to factory defaults?

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Well, I did a stupid thing. I didn't want Win7 Starter on my 1015t, so I installed Win7 Ultimate (it was the only thing I had =/). Rather than taking the intelligent option of UPGRADING Starter to Ultimate, I went straight ahead and deleted all the partitions on the hard drive and created a new one that spanned the whole disk, just for ultimate.

However, I spent pretty much all of today failing to find a working video driver for the thing, which means as it is now it doesn't do one of the two things I bought it for: play video. I need to start over.

I know Asus netbooks have a factory reset option thing you can run during startup, but I've already confirmed that was on one of the pre-made partitions on the hard drive that I erased, so that's out.

I can get myself a copy of Win7 starter to replace Ult on the netbook, but is there any I can do essentially what my now-missing restore option does: return everything to stock, rebuild the partitions, and install needed drivers?

Any help appreciated.
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Didnt the netbook come with a dvd install disk for recovery? I woudl start with that.
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Contact ASUS and see if you can get a factory disc from them. On my Acer laptop, I installed linux for a bit, but realized I had no way to install Win7 back on it. So, I contacted Acer and they sent me a disc. Disc was free, but I had to pay $8 or something for shipping. Now it's back to factory spec
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
Didnt the netbook come with a dvd install disk for recovery? I woudl start with that.
No. It's a netbook; it doesn't have a DVD drive.

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Originally Posted by audioxbliss View Post
Contact ASUS and see if you can get a factory disc from them. On my Acer laptop, I installed linux for a bit, but realized I had no way to install Win7 back on it. So, I contacted Acer and they sent me a disc. Disc was free, but I had to pay $8 or something for shipping. Now it's back to factory spec
I have contacted Asus, but there will be no recovery CD. As I said above, it's a netbook, therefore no DVD drive.

I did ask for something I could stick on a bootable USB. Hopefully they'll have SOMETHING.

I seem to recall reading something that said that they do have some utility that will reinstall all drivers or something, but I'm not sure if that will include rebuilding the netbook's recovery options, which I've suddenly decided it would be foolish to say I won't ever need.
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An Asus tech just told me the only way to fix it is to set up an RMA. =/
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