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How to use my recovery discs?

I purchased a computer from bestbuy about 4 months ago. I had bestbuy make me a recovery disc for 30$ or so. I'm just not sure how to use them.

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They should be in a bootable disc format and numbered. You will want to either enter the boot menu at start up or set the CD drive to boot before the hard drive in the boot order from the bios or set up. If you go from the boot menu then you will put the disc in the drive and select the CD drive. If you do the boot order, you will need the disc in the drive when you start the machine. If the discs are numbered, start with number one, boot it, and follow the directions.

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7. Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.
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For detailed steps you can refer the provided web link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00809678&product=18703
NOTE: Clicking the above link may give an error indicating that it is invalid. If this occurs, copy the link and paste it on the address bar in your browser until the complete address is displayed in the Address box.
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