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Windows 7: Restoring my laptop

10 Aug 2011   #1

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Restoring my laptop

Hello im new to this forum so if some 1 posted this already im sorry..I currently have a Dell Inspiron 1440 that i acquired from my sister..What im trying to do is restore it back to factory settings..It has alot of viruses and i cant even log on the internet..She doesnt remember her Password to restore it back to original settings..Is there any other way to do the restore on this laptop? if any can help i would really appreciate it..Thanks in advance..

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11 Aug 2011   #2

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.



How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
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11 Aug 2011   #3
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How to Restore Windows Vista to Factory Settings


Save all your important files.

Unplug all the devices and drivers from your CPU (except the keyboard and the mouse), including your printer, camera and memory stick.

Shut off the computer and then turn it on, or simply restart it.

As soon as you see the Dell logo at the start keep on hitting the F8 key repeatedly. Do not stop until you see the screen that says "Repair your computer." There will be other options too but chose this option and hit Enter.

Next you will see a prompt window giving you options to select the keyboard layout select from the drop-down menu "US" and click "OK."

On the next screen you will be asked to select the user ID and the password of your Windows account. Select your user account, but make sure your user account has administrative functions. Type in your password. If you don't have a password, leave it blank and click "OK."

Now you will come to a window with multiple options. Choose the one at the bottom that reads, "Dell Factory Image Restore." By clicking "Dell Factory Image Restore" , it will generate an operation that will take about 45 minutes to complete.
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11 Aug 2011   #4
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Hello Crzycarbone, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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