HP Support Forums
Join in the conversation.
10-29-2011 12:25 PM
How do I reset my PC to factory installed settings?
This short video may help:
**Click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'**
Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.
05-07-2013 10:10 AM
I see that you are having problems with your computer being slow.
What operating system are you using? Do you have recovery discs?
Here is a link to instructions on how to do a clean boot. This may help with the computer speed without doing a reset.
05-07-2013 12:03 PM - edited 05-07-2013 12:12 PM
In order to assist you properly on speeding up your Probook 4515s series notebook you need to answer fundamantal questions. What is the exact OS version? XP, Vista, WIN 7. Is it 32 or 64 bit? 32 bit allows 4GB max (two 2GB modules). 64 bit allows 8GB (two 4 GB modules).
Your premise suggest a reset to original specs offered a speed ratio you enjoyed.
Actually the real question and remedy is to remove the bloat (added background software), or add RAM to the motherboard. Adding RAM is the better choice. It does involve internal components. Warning, it can be either DDR2 or DDR3 modules. Either you or a shop.(See previous about DDR2 or DDR3).
The Vista version was supposed to be configured with a 32Bit OS, and DDR2 RAM.
The WIN7 version came with only a marginal 2 GB of RAM installed. Of that RAM, 896MB (nearly 45% of the installed 2 GB) can be allocated to the graphics card. That leaves little processing RAM.
To say THANK YOU, press the white star on the left, to render a KUDO.
Please click Accept as Solution, just to the right of my reply if your problem is solved.
PS--You can render both Solution and KUDO