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I need a recovery cd for the p15-s479! What came with it was cd for p25 series

Iwould like to return the systm back to factory settings and start over. This is a used laptop.

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Thanks for the info...Very helpful. The link worked, as I was looking for a place to order a replacement disc.


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Good Evening MIKEPRATT56:

Hope that you are wellJ
Unfortunately, it is impossible to restore your system back to factory settings without a CD. This link will assist you in ordering a cd.
Because, you did not provide a lot of information, I can't tell if you crash or if you are just encountering a lot of problems.
You may well wish to try a System Restore. (You did not list your Operating System.)

Hit the start key, select All Programs, click on Accessories, select System Tools and then select System Restore. Follow instructions and try to create a system restore date that will take you back to where you want to go. This is the only form or time-travel that I know.

Otherwise, you will need to order a disk.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

And, remember, always include the type of Operating System and the type of computer you own, when you submit your questions. It simply makes for much faster solutions.

Have a wonderful evening.

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