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I am selling my HP Pavilion dv4000 series laptop, and I want to reboot the software to make it like it was when I first purchased the computer. I have all of the backup disks. Just don't know how to get started. Can someone help me?

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If you are plannig to sell it again and u like it to look as the way when u have purchased, the it means that u need to format and go on with fresh installation.

The best way is to insert the backup disk and reboot to start the installation .

I think this should make the Laptop look new, only on Software part and not about the External look.

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When you bootup the laptop, press F8 and you should see a boot from what screen, not the Safe Mode options boot screen. In this list of what or where to boot from there may be a "boot from recovery partition'. This option would reinstall the setup you had wehn you purchased the laptop.

If you don't see that then yes you need to use the backup discs to reset your machine. You start with the laptop off and put disc 1 in the cdrom and start up the laptop. This is dependent on your boot up order, found in system setup screens F10 when booting, having the cdrom ahead of your hard drive in the bootup order.

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