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Manufacturer reboot I would like to sell my old desk top, its an HP Pavilion home PC. How do I do a manufacturer reboot so that the person I sell it to, can not recover any of my old files. Its like they are getting it right from the manufacturer.

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You have reasonable methods. One, F11 as mentioned in the above post. Second method would be to use the Recovery Media you "should have created" within a day or two after you powered up the machine.

If you have partitioned the hard drive, then F11 will not work, so your only hope is the recovery media disks. Everyone should create their recovery disks and format their own machine within a week a few days after purchasing it. This allows you to make sure the media on the disks will work properly.

Don't feel badly if you did not make the media disks. About 90% of all computer users don't know that is a #1 priority after buying a new machine.

Best of luck!

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Start the computer and tap F11 while it boots
select advanced / this will reformat the drive and install the origonal facotry settings

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