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Windows 7: How do i restore windows 7 on dell without disk

14 Dec 2012   #1
Bop448

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
How do i restore windows 7 on dell without disk

I need to restore back to factory settings without a disk. Ive already done it once on this computer but it wont give me the option again. Much help needed!

Thanks

Nick


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14 Dec 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help. :)

Documentation
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14 Dec 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The backup for running is the Recovery Disks set which you can try making now as described in http://support.dell.com/support/topi...&isLegacy=true.

If neither will work you can try to repair the hotlink which boots Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link,

If this fails get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since Dell would only send you a Reinstallation DVD which is provided in Step 1 of the tutorial.
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15 Dec 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.

Dell - Support
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15 Dec 2012   #5
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here are links to the digital river windows 7 iso files. keep in mind you need a iso burner and dvds

and you will need a windows 7 valid product key


** Direct download links removed **
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15 Dec 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

tb293000 -

No need to type it all out since all of that is in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

This is the top site on the web for this specialty for three years.
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15 Dec 2012   #7
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i know this

a disk is $1

not that hard to get a disk and do a clean install

i would reccomend it more than doing it from a recovery partition

i have used the links above many times

i like to wipe my data a lot
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15 Dec 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

We always try to give the User all of their options since they paid for them with the PC.

I guess if I had my way I'd only offer Clean Reinstall as an option, knowing how it sets Win7 free to be its true featherlight, instantaneous native self.

But we have such a wide range of User experience level here it might scare half of them away.
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15 Dec 2012   #9
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

true.

I think you are right
i personally never use recovery partitons
but the general public pays for things to make things easier
i get it, i would agree
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