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Flash Memory Data Erase Utility
When disposing the computer or transferring the ownership, erase all flash memory data in order to avoid data leakage.
Even if you erase the data or initialize the flash memory using normal Windows commands, the data can be read with some
special software. Use the flash memory data erase utility to erase the data completely.
Note that transferring of the ownership without uninstalling the commercial software will be a violation of the software's
license agreement.
<For Numeric keyboard model>
Connecting the USB keyboard to the computer or USB port of the Cradle is necessary.
The following explanations show operations using key combinations of Fn and other keys. When using USB keyboard, press
buttons indicated in ( ).
Example: Press Fn + U (F2)
The flash memory data erase utility erases data using an overwriting method, but there is a possibility that due to malfunc-
tions or other operational errors, data may not be completely erased. There are also specialized devices that may be able to
read data that has been erased using this method. If you need to erase highly confidential data, we recommend that you
contact a company that specializes in this process. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. will bear no responsibility for
losses or damages suffered as a result of the use of this utility.
You cannot choose a specific partition to erase data.
Prepare the following items:
• The Product Recovery DVD-ROM for Windows Vista (included)
• Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional) (refer to recent catalogs and other sources for information about the products
Remove all peripherals (except for the CD/DVD drive).
Connect the AC adaptor and do not remove it until flash memory data erase is complete.
Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port.
Turn on the computer, and press and hold
boot screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility starts up.
If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press
Set the Product Recovery DVD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
Press F2
(F2) or
(Del) while [Panasonic]


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