How do you reset a windows xp computer back to factory settings?

by on May 2, 2012

Q: How do you reset a windows xp computer back to factory settings?


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    Depending on your PC, if it has a recovery partition, boot into that and you reset it back to factory would be the easiest way. Usually this will also install all drivers and wipe out any other info on the drive.

    If your PC does not have a recovery partition the best way is to re-install the operating system from disc. Then if you have the other disc from the manufacturer you can install all of the drivers, or make sure to download the drivers from the manufacturers website if possible and put onto a disc or flash drive.