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#1 bouch

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:51 AM

My parents HP pavilion PC, which I`m using right now has had ****-loads of problems lately with the OS. All efforts to resolve them have been futile. So all I want to do is completly remove XP pro from this PC, then reinstall. Problem is, the HP "controll centre" has dissapeared and there is an option given to "restore to factory settings", which I used 2 years ago.

Is there an alternate way to uninstall, remove or bastardise XP pro?

any replies appreciated,

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:36 AM

Why not format your hard drive? Then you can do a clean install.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:49 PM

Depending on your model, there is a recovery partition on the hard drive, labeled oddly enough "recovery". If you format your hard drive and kill that, it will be off to HP for 8 recovery disks. I speak from experience having just recently had to do that on a pavilion someone reformatted without saving the recovery partition. The bios will guide you through recovery.
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