Video: quickly factory restore an Asus Eee PC with SSD

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tMnkhWXO5U]The last time I restored the Asus Eee PC, I mentioned that it only took about five minutes using the included recovery DVD. Last night I needed to restore again (due to my efforts to install XP) and decided to try the hidden recovery partition on the flash-based storage in the unit. I was blown away by how quickly the device was restored with that factory-fresh smell. So much so that I had to repeat the process on camera for you and time it!While it’s not often we need to restore our mobile devices, I see a tremendous benefit to the SSD approach and I’ll likely never remove the recovery partition. If I face a complete system meltdown, I’ll want to get back up and running as quickly as possible. There’s always the question of restoring applications and data locally, but at the end of the video, I share some thoughts on that topic.Thanks to ThoughtFix for the inspiration on this approach.

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