2005 HP Pavilian dv-5000

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aidelbert Posts 1 Registration date Friday January 23, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2015 - Jan 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 23, 2015 at 01:18 PM
My church gave me the old pastors computer for school, a "friend" applied a crack version of Windows 7 ultimate on it and its been nothing but trouble ever since. I would like to restore it to the "out of box " XP hardware condition. How can this be done ? Please Help !!!

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 23, 2015 at 01:18 PM
One option for performing a system recovery is to use system recovery discs. Prior to 2006, HP provided operating system CD discs or recovery discs for most computers. After 2006, HP configured computers with a Recovery Manager function that lets you recover the system from files stored on a partition on the hard drive. Recovery Manager also lets you create a set of recovery discs that contain the files that are specific to your computer.

Your best option is to install a version of Linux. I suggest Ubuntu Linux.

Good luck
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