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Since this is the computer used, the first thing to do before using your PC is to format and reinstall Windows, the reason is that the PC was used by someone else and it may contain malware or other errors and you should start it costs. Depend on the laptop, you may have Windows CD or DVD, or you can use the recovery partition, you may visit the Web site of the manufacturer of your laptop and to support search your model and read the manual to learn how do.

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    "crashbbandicoot" wrote in message
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