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Windows 7: Restoring Factory Image in Dell Laptop

14 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Restoring Factory Image in Dell Laptop


I have got Dell Studio 1558 Laptop. When I received my laptop, the full 480 GB was in a single drive and using device manager i splitted into 3 drives.

Now, if I use Dell Restore to factory image option should it have some effect as the original c drive when shipped is currently less.

Just want to know this as I will be using this feature.

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14 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

There is a good posibility that the dell restore will put it back exactly as you received it.
But you should remember that BACKUP! your data first is the watchword.

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14 Jan 2011   #3

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The Dell Factory Restore may repartition the HD, make sure you backup your Data first.

Did you make the recovery disks.
If NO,
You can Order Dell recovery disks from here:
Dell - Support
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14 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

Dell's are not shipped with the full hard drive as one partition (The "C" drive may be one partition). They also have a Recovery Partition (for reinstalling) and a Diagnostic Partition.

The Diagnostic Partition is accessed by F12 at power on.

Depending on what you have done, the original Dell recovery partion (PC Restore) may or may not work. If the Dell recovery will not work, there is no user option to recreate or repair it, your only option is a manual reinstall using discs.

The Dell Recovery is accessed at power on by CTRL/F11 for PC's delivered with XP, and F8 for Vista and Win 7 systems.

Dell Restore Instructions
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06 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The Dell Factory Restore may repartition the HD, make sure you backup your Data first.

Did you make the recovery disks.
If NO,
You can Order Dell recovery disks from here:
Dell - Support

sir, can i make a request for recovery disk in India?
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