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Tech Tip: How to use Statler Recovery Disk(s)

In some cases it is desirable to restore your Statler computer to the same state as when it was brand new.  The following instructions walk you thru how to use a Restore Disk (provided by Gammill) to reset your computer to it’s original condition.  NOTE: save all “projects” or other files you have created onto removable media, because running the Restore Disk will wipe everything off the hard drive.

It is very possible that the Restore Disk will return your computer to an outdated version of CreativeStudio(tm).  You will want to upgrade immediately after finishing the restore process.  The current version is always available here on gammill.com

If you need assistance please call tech support at 417-256-5919 and we will be happy to help.

For Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

For Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 includes a security feature called Secure Boot that makes sure your system starts up with trusted software only. To give your system permission to start up from the Statler Restore Disks, Secure Boot must be disabled temporarily. When the recovery process is finished, follow the instructions to re-enable Secure Boot.

To disable Secure Boot
  1. Turn on or restart the system you’re repairing.
  2. When the Dell logo appears, tap F2 on the keyboard several times to open the UEFI menu. Or, from Windows, hold the Shift key while selecting Restart. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings.
  3. Using the arrow keys, navigate to the Boot tab of the UEFI menu.
  4. Next select Secure Boot and press Enter, and then use the + or – key to change the status to Disabled and press Enter. If you are prompted to allow the changes, select Yes.
  5. Select the Boot List Option and press Enter, and then on the options menu, select Legacy and press Enter.
  6. Insert the Statler Restore Disk 1.
  7. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Exit tab of the System Setup window. Then select Save and Exit. Your system will automatically restart.
To boot from Statler Restore Disk
  1. When the Dell logo appears, tap F12 on the keyboard several times to enter the system setup screen .
  2. Select the CD/DVD Drive and press Enter.
  3. The PC will start the Statler Restore software on your USB drive.

When the recovery process is finished, follow the instructions to re-enable Secure Boot.

For Windows 7

For Windows 7
    1. Insert Restore Disk 1 into the CD/DVD drive and close the tray.
    2. Turn off the computer.
    3. Turn on the computer.
    4. When the Dell logo appears, tap F12 on the keyboard several times to enter the system setup screen.
    5. Using the arrow keys, select the CD/DVD drive and press Enter. The PC will start the Statler Restore software.

Re-enable Secure Boot on your restored computer (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 only)

Re-enable Secure Boot on your restored computer (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 only)

  1. Restart your restored system.
  2. When the Dell logo appears, tap F2 on the keyboard several times to open the UEFI menu. Or, from Windows, hold the Shift key while selecting Restart. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings.
  3. Using the arrow keys, navigate to the Boot tab of the UEFI menu.
  4. Next select Secure Boot and press Enter, and then use the + or – key to change the status to Enabled and press Enter. If you are prompted to allow the changes, select Yes.
  5. Select the Boot List Option and press Enter, and then on the options menu, select UEFI and press Enter.