Restoring factory settings?

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cherrybelle

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Hey all,

I have just bought a Macbook, and selling my 4 year old trusty Packard Bell laptop to a friend. It works perfectly ok, albeit abit slow but good for basic e-mails, chat and things like that.

So.. my question is, how do I restore factory settings? I want ALL of my data off, and for the laptop to be as 'empty' as it was when I bought it.

When I bought it it had Microsoft Word already installed - will that stay installed after I've restored the settings?

And here's the annoying part.. I don't have the CD that came with it when I bought it. No idea where it is but must have disappeared while moving houses.

By the way, sorry if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure about where to post it.

Any other tips?

Cheers
 
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If you want all files ect. removed from the drive,[ if im understanding this post correctly] you will have to format the drive using a os disc.
 

dustyjay

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What is the Model of the laptop? You may not need the disc that came with the laptop, if it came with a Restore Partition that is still intact. If it does it is usually pressing a key or key combination during start up to restore it to Factory Original.
 

cherrybelle

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It's a Packard Bell Easynote f5281hr.

I am totally clueless when it comes to computer talk so you will need to spell everything out for me :eek:
 

dustyjay

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I am getting a Site Down For Maintenance Screen. Which is the same screen that I have been getting from Packard Bell UK for the last year.
 
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