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How do I start fresh with a used laptop?

I recently bought a used laptop, Compaq Presario 2538CL, and I want to know how to completely wipe the thing clean, and start fresh, so there's no chance of hidden spyware, viruses, junky software, etc. How do I do this, and please know that I am not any kind of computer expert, so don't use too much "jargon". Thanks!

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Reinstall windows by running the XP or Vista CD. If you don't have windows CD then you may get a retail version from any local computer store.

go to www.windowsreinstall.com for instructions on how to reinstall windows.

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