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Someone had this computer before me i'm now the second owner and i want to know how i can reset this computer to as if i was the first owner.Its a Compaq computer, windows me

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    Peter VanderStoep May 11, 2010

    For whose benefit?

    Many times the first start-up of the computer will guide you through many set-ups and the tutorial.

    I think that you would NOT be best served accomplishing this.

    Use the restore CD & reset the machine. could take a couple of hours.


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Use the recovery CD to set the system to "Factory Zero"

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