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How do I go about resetting computer to factory settings without a restore disk

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  • simsplayer50 Dec 18, 2008

    If I put on a new windows program, can I remove the protection that someone else has put on the computer that won;t allow me to download

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No can do I'm sorry to say. Some laptops have restore partitions you can access but not Compaqs. You are encouraged to burn a restore DVD when you boot first time. You can run any licensed disc to reinstall and download the drivers from the Compaq site

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • wigglybus Dec 18, 2008

    This very much depends upon the type of install and just what is on there causing you the problem.

    If you can do a repair install it is very unlikely that it will remove any security policy settings that have been modified nor will it remove any virus problems you may or may not have. Nor will it remove any security log-on passwords that have been set.

    however should you do a full reinstall then it will remove any problems because in the process of reinstalling you can format the drive or even delete the partition, remake it and format. So then there is NOTHING left of the original operating system or data, just a new, clean install.

    However using this method ALSO deletes the system drivers so you need either to gather them together firat from the makers web site of use some sort of third party driver collector (such as My Drivers) and use then to reinstall - works most of the time but its best to download fresh drivers


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