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Restoring Using PC Angel?

Hi Forum.
So we broke GF's old laptop out of storage after about ten years. Upon starting it I realized it's loaded with garbage and adware. It barely works, up to 30-40 seconds to open a video file, various windows not closing all the way, or taking for ever. I closed everything I could in startup, ran Malwarebytes and adwcleaner. it had GreatArcadeHits AVStoolbar, and two or three other known adware. It's still slow. i want to restore to factory. It has a 4gb recovery partition and apparently PC Angel. When I try to use any recovery methods, be it Gateway Recovery or the F2, F8, F10, F11 keys I get a window saying "Windows Recovery Partition Is Prepared". when I click Ok, it pops the drawer and asks for the CD, which we don't have. If I just try and click on the recovery drive in "my computer", it says PC Angel has blocked access. How do I access PC Angel's menu?.
According to PC Angel's site, there should be an icon on the desktop or in office. Can't find any PC Angel in the computer, Just a SoftThinks DLL in a windows folder.

Any help thanks. With less than one gb of ram and a 60gb hd, I think I might be wasting my time on an obsolete PC.

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For PC Angel support

I think I have to defer to them. I will share I upgraded my son's cast off 1GB Dell e1505 with a 2GB kit (15 bucks), a 30 dollar 120GB SSD and Windows 10 (thanks to the office for a W7 license.) I can't tell if you are willing to invest a few dollars here.

Let's say you just need an Internet PC. I'd load it up with some Linux or the Chrome OS.

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Hi Bob

Not really looking to spend anything on it. I bought a really nice spare laptop at the Lupus Foundation thrift store last month (thank you for the PW help, btw). This is an old business computer my GF had in storage. The battery still holds a charge and it's a pretty interesting piece of obsolete technology. I was going to sell it on Ebay. Not looking to stick anybody with junk, I'd like to sell it as good as possible. It's a Gateway TA1 tablet PC with a swiveling 14" touchscreen and stylus.

Is 2gb enough to run Win10? It's amazing how inexpensive memory has gotten.

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Then I think it's Linux or Chrome OS time.

My nod would be to Chrome as the lighter load. It works well enough on such hardware and the cost is zero, learning curve is minimal too. I like how there are adblockers and such for the browser and well, let's see if that's enough.

Sorry about PC Angel. I've run into it and it was useless. Hope they support you.

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