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This past week I purchased a complete HP Pavilion computer. To my dismay, there was no written guide or teaching offer included in the package, i.e. where is the registration information; how do I turn the computer on/off; absolutely nothing to assist the purchaser. Sir or Madam, I am 73 years old. I worked outside my home for 47 years and this is the first time ever that a company such as HP would presume to think that at my age (or any other age)I would know every thing. Please advise, ASAP, how to rememdy this very, very serious problem. What could your experts be thinking when they pulled this stunt? Oh, well, sadly I do have another alternative --I'll have to return this over $1,000 computer and purchase another's manufacturer's brand. I thank you for any help you can extend. I know you understand my dilema. Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. Carmi

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    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    i understand your concerns..please tell me the model number of your computer so that i can assist you further and any particular difficulty you may have...most of the information will be available on the HP website at

    happy Thanksgiving to you too!regards!


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Give me the model number and and model name i will get you lined up with a downloadable manual for your desktop

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Wifi on hp pavilion 7915

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Microsoft Works Suite 2001

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A6512p recovery disk


HP Support has them for F_R_E_E

The shipping and handling is not free.

In the USA, for a 5 to 7 day ship it's $17
For a 2 to 3 day ship it's $24.
Call 1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have the Serial Number written down to give to the nice representative.
It's in the white Service Tag on the back of the computer tower, next to the Windows product key; or up on the side of the computer tower.
S/N = Serial Number

{DO NOT post a serial number on a public forum. Only give to an authorized HP representative }

Outside the USA use HP Worldwide Support,

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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I have an HP Pavilion dv2037. This past week I have had troubles with connecting with the internet. My kids laptops connect fine so I know it is my laptop. It will sporatically connect and disconnect...



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Hi, my 18month old hp pavilion has stopped working it has given me problems since I purchased it. For the last couple of weeks have had trouble booting up. It just got stuck on searching for drivers, now...

The first thing you need to do is backup any important data, such as pictures, files, and anything important that you've saved since purchasing your computer, including emails and any favorites in IE or Firefox 9which can create html or JSON backup files that will populate yout favorites after you restore your original system). If you haven't tried it yet, you may simply just need to do a system restore in Windows. Look up system restore in search to get to it and follow the instructions to restore to an earlier time. Usually a system checkpoint date is best. If you choose to do a restore with the HP recovery partition, that will restore your machine to the way it was when you purchased it and you'll lose some files depending on which restore type you select. All new data will be lost and the system will be returned to factory condition. You should also disconnect all external devices like printers, scanners etc.

Most new computers don't come with recovery disks like they used to. Instaed they have a recovery partition on your hard drive.There are a couple of ways to get to the recovery screen. One way is to tap the F10 key repeatedly when booting the PC. This should take you to a screen that shows your recovery option. Choose the simple one that won't completely restore and format your disk or all new data will be lost. Or, in Windows, you can go to start, then all programs, then HP tools and then select HP system recovery. I'd first try windows system restore though. That won't delete any of your current files or folders.

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