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How to reset my compaq computer back to the factory setting

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  • Madhav Suresh May 11, 2010

    Do you have a recovery partition?
    If you do you can try to run the recovery tools and there should be an option to set back to factory settings. Another option is to do windows system restore. Although a system restore won't put it back to factory settings, it can improve the system.

    This guide is pretty good:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-v...


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Reset your operating system software (Windows XP..)to Compaq factory setting : restarting your computer. Hold down F10 key, your computer will go into recovery software provided windows recovery was preloaded into your hard disk during installation.
Follow on screen instruction.

If it your Bios you want to restore to factory setting, restarting your computer hold F1 key, entering BIOS set up. Look and press the key assigned "Default Loading" save change and exit Bios set up.
Does that solve your curiosity

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • trafy1 Sep 07, 2011

    price p was kind of right i tried holding down f1 and f10 but it didnt completly work you can try but it might not work because mine didnt work

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SOURCE: factory settings without the cd rom disk

Default behavior of Windows XP is that it automatically logs in if there is only one user account in the system and is not password protected.

Here is a way to make XP automatically login to a user account.

  • Click Start, Run and type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2
  • Uncheck Users must enter a username and password to use this computer
  • Click Apply.
  • Now, fill-up your user information and password there.
By default, it shows Administrator. You need to input your username and password.

Delete any account you don't need


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Posted on May 11, 2009

Dsolo
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SOURCE: how do u reset a dell computer back to factory setting?

if your computer shows a blue bar at the top of the screen and says www.dell.com you can try ctrl+f11 which will start the system restore sequence......hopefully you have one of the dells which containt this feature

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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