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RESTORING A DELL COMPUTER OR LAPTOP BACK TO AS NEW CONDITION. If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell to purchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell computer or laptop. Boot up using the Recovery CD and follow the instructions. The other way is to re-install Windows using a Windows installation CD; it must match the Windows version on the Windows Product Code label on the bottom of your laptop or on the side or back of the desktop computer. Boot up using the Windows installation CD and follow the instructions. Next install all of the Dell's computer/laptop device drives. Next install the Windows service packs (SP2 & SP3 for XP, SP1 & SP2 for Vista) Next Activate Windows via the Internet or by phone. Next install all your programs - Microsoft Office, anti-virus etc. Next click on Start - Programs - Windows Update (for the latest updates). Next copy your data back to the computer/laptop. The device drivers for your model computer/laptop can be downloaded from the Dell WEB support site. To download the drivers from Dell WEB site, select your model desktop or laptop, or a better option, type in the Service Tag number,this is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). The Service Tag will open the page where the drivers specific for your model computer/laptop are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

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want to restore dell d510 so i can sell it


To restore the DELL laptop back to the factory out of the box condition boot up with the Dell Recovery CD and follow the instructions.
If you do not have a recovery CD for your modle Dell then go to the Dell WEB site to get the Recovery CD for your model laptop.

Jun 08, 2012 | Dell Latitude D510 Notebook

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how do you restore a dell laptop


Restoring A Dell computer/laptop back to the Factory setup
If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell topurchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell laptop. Boot up using theRecovery CD and follow the instructions.

May 18, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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down load for factory setting for dell inspiron


To restore your Dell laptop back to the factory out of the box condition, you need the Recovery CD for your model laptop.
You can get a recovery CD from the Dell WEB site.
www.dell.com

Apr 09, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Need to reset to factore setting my dell inspiron 1501. Thanks


To start the systemrecovery:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the computer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
Note: Ifthere are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.
  1. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

Sep 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How do i restore it to factory settings?


First back-up all data- because all will be lost if you restore to factory settings

You can try "CTRL" + "F12" but that only works if there is a recovery console on a hidden partition ---otherwise
If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell to purchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell computer or buy it on EBAY.
Boot up using the Recovery CD and follow the instructions.

The other way is to re-install Windows using a Windows installation CD; it must match the Windows version on the Windows Product Code label on the bottom of your laptop or on the side or back of the computer.

Boot up using the Windows installation CD and follow the instructions.
Next install all of the Dell's device drivers.
Next install the Windows service packs (SP2 & SP3 for XP, SP1 & SP2 for Vista)
Next Activate Windows via the Internet or by phone.
Next install all your programs - anti-virus etc.
Next click on Start - Programs - Windows Update (for the latest updates).
Next copy your data back to the computer

The device drivers for your model computer/laptop can be downloaded from the Dell WEB support site.

To download the drivers from Dell WEB site, select your model desktop or laptop, or a better option, type in the Service Tag number,this is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). The Service Tag will open the page where the drivers specific for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Jan 20, 2011 | Dell Latitude D530 PC Notebook

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