anh wrote:if you have recovery partition hidden in your 380, following the procedure above may be a little bit difficult to do if you decided to keep recovery partition. But if you want create Recovery DVDs and wipe out it, the procedure will be much easier as I did with my 390.
First, create your recovery DVDs for backing up purpose. Then boot your 380 with recovery DVD, select restore complete system with option just 1 partition for Microsoft OS. This will not create recovery partition. Then follow the instruction to the rest of process of 2 DVDs copied. After some next steps, it will prompt you insert DVD1. At this point, hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and click Task Manager. Find Launcher.exe and kill it. From now, it wont install any bloat and do the same other process to the rest. With this, you have full driver and function installed. If you need some more program, go to Recover program or driver to install it.
Hope this help.
ok i didnt make backup disks because i dont have the external dvd drive. i tried the ctrl z andthe ctrl r and didnt get the screen he is talking about. what am i doing wrong?
the other thing i was mentioning is i have alot of purchased software on my ux and i was afraid of loosing all my personal data that i have stored all over the hd. will this technique erase all my personal data and take it back to factory state? thanks again for a great site and all the info. This is my homepage:) dan