Quote: Originally Posted by c4cyro
.......once i made a fresh windows installation so tat data safe backup s/w is gone....
More info is required. How did you make that fresh Windows installation? Was it from the Recovery Disks or recovery partition or a clean install from any other Windows Installation media ? Assuming that you still have the factory installation
, you may download and install Dell Datasafe Local Backup http://dslbdownload.datasafelocalbac...wnload-en.html
and then try Factory Image Restore.
The program will install only if there is a valid Win Recovery Environment and a valid Factory Image meaning a non-corrupt and accessible recovery partition and a valid factory install.
If it fails to install, you may contact DELL tech. support and request for an OEM Reinstall disk - do not ask for Recovery Disks
- with which you can make a clean install doing away with the OEM partition and Recovery partition. With OEM reinstall disk no need for any fresh activation. Make sure that you download all the drivers
from the Dell website and keep them ready. (The OEM Reinstall media is just the regular Windows install media with OEM activation data builtin so that you need not activate after the clean install)
For a clean install, even if you have the OEM disk, you may prefer to download your version with SP1 integrated from here
. This will avoid downloading pre-sp1 updates.