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Student
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Member Since: ‎03-01-2012
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REFORMAT COMPUTER

I need to reformat my computer and put it back to factory settings. how do i do this? I have a HP PAVILION SLIMLINE model s550w OS WINDOWS 7

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Provost
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Member Since: ‎01-29-2009
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Re: REFORMAT COMPUTER

Hi,

Your machine should have a Recovery partition if you are using the original hard drive and haven't deleted it. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory state. Otherwise please post back.

To set your PC/laptop to factory state, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen tap the F11 key to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.

Good luck,

BH
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Intern
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Member Since: ‎01-21-2012
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Re: REFORMAT COMPUTER

go to start,and type restore in the search bar
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Honor Student
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Re: REFORMAT COMPUTER

I have a hp pavillon also. How do I reformat it to factory condition?

 

Honor Student
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Re: REFORMAT COMPUTER

I have a hp pavilion also what do I xo next

 

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Re: REFORMAT COMPUTER

Hi Felder:

 

 

Thank you for your inquiry.

For me to assist you better I will require some additional information.

What model computer do you have?

What operating system are you running.

Do you have a set or restore disks made?

Sparkles1

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