Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quickly Restoring an Asus Netbook

We’ve had a great first couple of days with the Asus netbooks; so far there’s been only one call at the Help Desk. That student needed to do a restore of her operating system, and we showed her how.

A Restore is where you essentially re-image the netbook on your own, so that it’s the way it was when you took it out of the box the first time. You can also restore your netbook in such a way that saves your user files (documents, images, etc.).

This is a great thing about Ubuntu--- the ability to fix your own netbook in 60 seconds. I made a very quick tutorial for you as well. Enjoy!

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Here it is, step by step: 

1. Turn your netbook on.
 2. The moment the Asus screen disappears, lightly tap on the ESC key.
 3. You’ll get a screen with some choices.Using the arrow keys, choose “Restore Factory Settings” and hit ENTER.
 4. Now decide whether you want to retain your personal files. We recommend you start from a clean slate by choosing Option 2: Restore Unit completely. Then press ENTER. You’ll be asked if you’re sure. Spell out the word “yes”.

 In about a minute, the netbook will be completely restored. It’s easy! Stop by the Help Desk if you want to know more.

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