Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook ?

Change Thinkpad to Windows XP

\015 When I turn on pc, it opens to Thinkpad, How do I get back to Windows XP?\015

Answers :

When you start your pc press F8 key or theF10 key on start up you have to press it several time for it to go to the system restore program. this will reinstall windows but only if you have not used the cd to change the settings on you computer it may erase all data and restore it to factory settings. You also can do this with a back up to save you file or you can transfer them to a differnt device for safe keeping.
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