The Compaq restore set, commonly called Compaq Quick Recovery cd disc, is a Back-Up
(BCRS) and is 100% compatible. Compaq restore sets completely wipe all data from your hard
drive and puts the information back onto the hard drive, thereby, setting the computer back to
manufacturer settings. As the restore formats your hard-drive (HD), viruses, corrupted, missing
or damaged files will be deleted and restored back to original settings during the restoration
You will use the product key that came with your pc when you purchased it once your finish your
restore. For Windows 95 or 98, the product key sticker is on your pc's manual. For Windows
2000, Windows ME, XP or Vista, the sticker is located on the side of your pc tower or
underneath your laptop. The restore replaces the operating system, drivers and pre-installed
software as originally came on the machine.
The restore set for your Compaq computer is comprised of 1-12 CD(s) and/or DVD(s). We
recommend confirming the pre-installed Operating System by locating the product key sticker.
The sticker will tell you the NAME of the Operating System that originally came on your pc. That
is the Operating System you will select in the upcoming Operating System Option Selection
If you need to confirm your model, we recommend locating your pc's Product Number, Product
Name or Model Number that should appear on a sticker on your tower or underneath your
laptop. The Product Number, Product Name or Model Number is a unique 7 to 12 Alphanumeric
(letter and number) code, which is found on a white bar-coded label affixed to your Compaq
Call us and we will be happy to assist you locate your model on your laptop or desktop based
on this information.
If you need to learn How to restore Compaq laptop to factory settings or Compaq desktop to
factory settings, we will show you how. Visit our Typical Questions section by clicking above.