Read the second item at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ie&lang=en&product=1847149&docname=bph07145
If you destroyed that feature, order the restore media from HP.
This is a very easy problem to deal with unless the owner refuses to order the CDs.
i have an HP Pavilion a1473w/ intel pentium4/2.80gh/960mb ram. The operating system was Windows Media Center/with lightscribe technology. Shortly after I bought it my computer fried. I didn't get a back up cd with the computer and being aggravated I Bought windows xp and installed it so i could have something to work with. Nevertheless I specifically bought the computer for the media center and was wondering if there was a way I could go back to the orignal factory settings or is my media center gone for ever or what I might could do to get it back. I know I'd have to delete the XP and have bought an extra computer to transfer the xp stuff but I don't know what to do to get my media center back or even if its possible. Please, I need some help. I'm not much of a computer whizz, so please explain in simple terms. I nned some help. Thanks so much Jamie