Will resetting my laptop to factors settings affect a BIOS update or WiFi card driver recently installed by the manufacturer?

KamilKozyra January 21, 2013
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If I reset a Toshiba laptop to its factory settings (an out-of-box state), will it affect the BIOS update or new WiFi card driver that has been recently replaced by the manufacturer?

Thanks. :)

  1. Ahmed Musani
    January 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    it will affect nothing related to bios. however drivers and other stuff might have to be be reinstalled.

  2. Oron Joffe
    January 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    BIOS settings are *not* changed by the "restore to factory settings" software.
    The WiFi card driver however will be changed. Not to worry. Download a copy of the driveer from the manufacturer's web site and save it to a safe place, reset the PC to factory state and install the driver. Job done.
    Of course, make sure to have any data on the C: drive backed up before you do any of this, as the restoration operation is likely to erase the entire disc.

  3. Mihovil Pletikos
    January 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    don't worry about bios and anything, it just reset settings you changed....

  4. ha14
    January 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    i think it will revert WINDOWS to the state as you just had purchased it, so you will have to install all the updates once again, Concerning BIOS perhaps will retain the updates now BIOS also have Reset to factory defaults.