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Can anyone tell me where to get compaq operating system cd as a freeware?

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  • jeffry28 Apr 16, 2009

    I tried that and it didn't work. It showed me an error saying..." An unrecoverable error. The installation program cannot continue bla bla bla...Press enter to shutdown the system " ...what does this mean?

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    you joking right?

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Compaq is not an operating system. However, if what you are looking for is to reset the OS, all you need to do is turn the computer off. When it comes back on and displays the splash screen (that's the screen that says "Compaq" on a black background, by the way), immediately hit F11, this will cause it to go into a program on all HP/Compaq computers that will give you the choice to either restore the computer to a previous date or you can do a complete OS reload. Should you choose to do a complete OS reload, you will then be asked whether or not you want to back up your files. I would do so because as soon as you hit the button to continue, everything on the computer will be erased and all the factory settings will be back to normal.

This is why HP/Compaq and other brands of computers don't come with a reload disc.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Kim Bessent
    Kim Bessent Apr 16, 2009

    Can you get into the BIOS menu?

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I picked up a computer at a yard sale, and the operating system isn't good. I don't have another one, and I can't afford to buy one it's Windows 7, can anyone help? And tell me what I can do.


If you're looking for a operating system to run and it's an older computer i'd recommend using a freeware like ubuntu. It's a distro of Linux but easy to pick up and web browse etc. if you burn the disc you can also try it free without installing prior to fully commiting.

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Good antivirus free avast


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2) Download & install
A) Imgburn [Freeware]
B) 7zip [Freeware]
3) Open Imgburn > Choose 'Create image file from Files & Folder'
4) Create Image files (.iso) from Operating System CD/DVD
5) Once finished, open the .ISO files with 7zip (right click on that file > 7zip > Extract)
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Rest my 2007 compac presaro f500 notebook to factory settings its asking fpr a eight digit factory password?


While it is always best to exhaust all other options before taking such a drastic step, sometimes the only course of action available is to restore your computer to its original factory condition.
If you have a Compaq Presario F500 with a damaged operating system or extensive damage from a virus or other malware, you may have no choice but to run the restore process and bring the unit back to its original factory state.

Place the restore CD into your F500 and shut down the unit.
Power the unit back up with the CD in the drive.
The F500 automatically boots from the CD and starts the restore process.
Verify that you wish to restore the F500 to its original factory settings.
The restoration process requires your verification, since it formats the hard drive and destroys the data.
You will need to verify that you want the hard drive to be formatted.

Insert the operating system CD when prompted.
Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted.
This license key information can be found on a small tag located on the laptop itself, often on the bottom of the machine.

Reboot the F500 when the restoration process is complete.
Copy any backup files to the F500, and then connect to the Internet and download any new updates from the Windows Update site.
This process can take awhile, so it is best to install the updates when you have a large block of time available.
You should, however, download them as soon as possible to protect your computer.


Compaq Presario F500 CTO Notebook PC support
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3316440&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us If you are trying to recover a key of an already installed program on your computer there are freeware keyfinders on the internet
http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/magical-jelly-bean-keyfinder/3000-18487_4-10079600.html The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry.

It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping.
Serial keys Location
Lift up your computer and look for a tag.
The tag will probably be located on the side of the computer, or on the bottom of the unit for a laptop.
The service tag is generally a large black and white tag and it will say "Service Tag Number."
Do not confuse this tag with the Windows tag, which may be located in the same area on the computer.

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If you are trying to recover a key of an already installed program on your computer there are freeware keyfinders on the internet
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It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping.
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Download this website and see whether it's suit for you or not? and try this sample that I mention the name of a film and then press enter or click search.

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How to use reset disc


For instructions, "how to use windows explorer version 8" open Microsoft's link provided; http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/faq.aspx

The term you posted. "How to use reset disk". If it’s your intention to restore your laptop, notebook system back to its original factory condition than use your restore CD's. Your Compaq came with a few CD's. One should be labeled Restore CD. Insert the Restore CD into your CD-ROM drive. Restart your notebook.
Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your Windows system back to its original factory settings.
(Warning! By using the restore CD, your personal data/ programs may be erased). If your Compaq is able to load your Windows operating system. Try running Windows System Restore. Pick a date (Past), that your Compaq functioned correctly and allow windows to restore your operating system. (Doing this will not uninstall your data or programs).

Good luck, hope you find this helpful.
Mike

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I have an compaq notebook. but i dont have a wifi driver software


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Computer freeze up


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You download it, save and burn a cd. The cd has a executible boot file which will start most operating systems. Once up and running the interface allows you to easily manuver threw your OS saving files in case of hdd failure, back up your files or search for the problem.
I've used it many times with sucess every time!

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