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Old PC

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by reddevil12, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. reddevil12

    reddevil12 Megabyte Poster

    Hi Guys

    I've just received an old Pc to work on, its a Time 500M08GB3 running windows xp and I was wondering if anybody knows how to restore to factory settings..Ive tried all the usual keys F10,F11,F12 and so on but nothing happens so I don't know if you have to boot it from a cd or not any help would be gratefully recieved :rolleyes:
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  2. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

    Use Disk Management in admin tools to see if you have a hidden recovery partition. If you dont it will have to be reloaded via cd.
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  3. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Why do you want to restore it to factory settings?

    You might be giving yourself an unnecessary headache.

    I would just create a new user account, and uninstall any applications you wont use, and use Ccleaner to delete a lot of the rubbish that has built up over the years.
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

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