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HP550 laptop, I need help to use the backup, Windows sys restore does not work.

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  • Stevieh15 Dec 06, 2008

    Thanks for your reply. Laptop belongs to my son and he has had issues with the supplier who will no longer speak to him. I am attempting to fix the problem. I don't know how to restore factory default settings. Do I need a disc for this?

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Just press f8 before windows loads this will take you to full system restore

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Your laptop must be a new one if you want to use factory backup and you can order for restore cd on line if you dont have one. i suggest you repair windows if system restore is not functioning

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