Need to set computer back to factory settings

May 17, 2011 at 17:27:45
Specs: Windows XP
Have laptop given to me, need to clear previous owners info and put it back to manufactory settings so I can make it mine. I have the disks. Its a Toshiba M305D-4830.

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May 17, 2011 at 17:40:04
It would be best to read and follow the owners manual.

There are basically three ways they do it. One is to simply boot to the cd/dvd and follow instructions.

Another is to use the cd/dvd to access some hard drive area to return, again follow instruction.

In some cases you have to boot and press a F key to recover.

Once you get it returned, go straight to MS updates. Then get a good protection suite like Security Essentials or a commercial like Mcaffee or other.

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