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I would like to reset my settings and restore every thing back to the way it was when i bought my hp laptop how can i do this in the simplest of terms iam newbi

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Try using f11 on startup, this will start HP Recovery Manager.
If you have recovery disks you can also restore system by restarting the laptop with recovery cd inside.
Otherwise use HP recovery manager pressing F11 on startup.
Ifyou do not have recovery cd and recovery manager does not work, youwill need a replacement recovery cd from HP or a generic Windows setupdisk.
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