How to Restore My Compaq Presario to Factory Settings

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Always back up your data before doing a restore.

If after purchasing your Compaq Presario your computer has gotten unstable due to system file problems, virus infections or other reasons, you should know that most Compaq computers come with a recovery program that can restore your computer back to its original factory settings. You can easily access the tool from your Windows 7 Desktop. Always make sure to back up your important files before proceeding.


Step 1

Click "Start" and enter Recovery in the search field.

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Step 2

Select "Recovery Manager" from the list. The "HP Recovery Manager" opens.

Step 3

Select "System recovery." Your computer will go ahead and reboot and reload the "Recovery Manager."


Step 4

Select "System recovery" and click "Next."


Step 5

Select "Back up your files first (recommended)" option, and then click "Next."

Step 6

Follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 7

Click "Next." The computer will now begin the restoration process and return your Compaq Presario to original factory settings.

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