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How do I make my computer memory how it was when I bought it? I was told to tap the F11 key while it was restarting?

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Im not sure it is the memory you are trying to fix here, as memory is always the same when you get a PC. You can not change the state of the RAM or memory of this. But what you maybe getting is a not enough memory to run a certain program as your memory or RAM is too small. In this case you need to get larger memory cards or RAM cards.
Let me know if you need more information.

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Have you tried doing complete system recovery?
Turn on the system and immediately start Tapping F11 by holding the Ctrl Key.
It will take you to the recovery page wherein you will be able to select the option to restore the computer to original Factory Condition.
Please let me know if it helps or feel free to get back for any further assistance.

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