Help please...lost my recovery CD.

  sorefingers 10:33 25 Jun 2004
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My old Pavilion 8690 system is in need of a complete restore (passing it on to family member)
How and what is the procedure for getting it bact to its default condition?
The latest HPs have a recovery partition - this has not.
Please tell me I don't have to buy a cd from HP!!

  Forum Editor 10:47 25 Jun 2004

you've had it - you can't get it back to its default condition without that.

Can you not simply clear out all your data files, and uninstall any software that you don't want to pass on? Run a system cleanup and defrag the hard drive and you should have a clean enough machine to pass to your family member.

  sorefingers 10:53 25 Jun 2004

...will try that...hope I don't mess up, just shows what losing a simple disc can lead to...must have a better look for it...its in the house somewhere!

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