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Windows 7: Restore dell inspiron to factory settings

17 Apr 2012   #11
theog

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Your Dell Recovery Partition has been DELETED.
You can order Recovery Disks from Dell.
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17 Apr 2012   #12
bbyaimz

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no i never made any recovery discs
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17 Apr 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbyaimz View Post
no i never made any recovery discs
Then order them or download the ISO and reinstall from it.
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17 Apr 2012   #14
bbyaimz

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if i order a disc dont i have to have dell datasafe local on my computer to do it
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17 Apr 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbyaimz View Post
if i order a disc dont i have to have dell datasafe local on my computer to do it
I doubt it, but why don't you ask Dell?
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17 Apr 2012   #16
bbyaimz

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ok thank you
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17 Apr 2012   #17
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To answer the question you started in another thread: visit Dell.com and download all the drivers and software for your laptop, then save them to a USB drive. Install Windows 7. Install the drivers and software you downloaded. Visit Windows Update and install all updates.

Or, call Dell and request a restore disc - that should restore your Dell to factory, without needing to install any drivers yourself.
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17 Apr 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

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To answer the question you tried to ask in your other thread that was closed.


You can't use a Windows installation disk to restore to factory settings.

A Windows installation disk will give you a fresh installation. That is NOT the same thing as restoring to factory settings.
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17 Apr 2012   #19
bbyaimz

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Can you restore laptops to factory settings using windows 7 disc if so how??
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17 Apr 2012   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbyaimz View Post
Can you restore laptops to factory settings using windows 7 disc if so how??
See the above posts.
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