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Reinstalling Software

Reinstalling software will return the computer to the default condition. When you reinstall the software, the hard disk
data will be erased.
Back up important data to other media or an external hard disk before reinstallation.
CAUTION
Do not delete the recovery partition on the hard disk.
This partition contains data to help recover your system.
The disk space in the partition is not available to store data.
Preparation
Prepare the Product Recovery DVD-ROM for Windows Vista (included).
Prepare the Panasonic CD/DVD drive (optional): CF-VDRRT1M, CF-VDRRT2W, CF-VDRRT3W,
CF-VDRRT3U.
Remove all peripherals (except for the CD/DVD drive).
Connect the AC adaptor and do not remove it until reinstallation is complete.
1
Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the computer.
2
Turn on the computer, and press
The Setup Utility starts up.
If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
3
Write down all of the contents of the Setup Utility and press
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press Enter.
4
Press
.
F10
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press Enter.
The computer will restart.
5
Press
or
F2
Del
The Setup Utility starts up.
If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
6
Set the Product Recovery DVD-ROM for Windows Vista into the CD/DVD drive.
7
Select the [Exit] menu, then select your CD/DVD drive in [Boot Override].
8
Press
.
Enter
The computer will restart.
9
Click [Reinstall Windows] and click [Next].
The License Agreement screen appears.
10
Click [Yes, I agree to the provisions above and wish to continue!] and click [Next].
11
Select the settings and click [Next].
[Reinstall Windows to the whole Hard Disk to factory default.]
You will have a single partition.
[Reinstall Windows to the operating system partition.]
You can keep the partition structure.
This option is only available when using Windows Vista.
12
At the confirmation message, click [YES].
Reinstallation starts automatically. (It will take approximately 40 minutes.)
Do not interrupt reinstallation, for example by turning off the computer. Otherwise reinstallation may become
unavailable as Windows may not start up or the data may be corrupted.
13
Remove the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and then click [OK] to turn off the computer,
then remove the CD/DVD drive.
14
Turn on the computer.
If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
15
Perform the first-time operation (
16
Start the Setup Utility and change the settings as necessary.
17
Perform Windows Update.
F2
while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed.
page 14).
Hard disk
or
while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed.
Del
Recovery partition
(approximately 2 GB)
Area usable by Windows
.
F9
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