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Got a computer from a friend would like to return to factory specs and erase verything on c drive

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  • Troy Anderson May 11, 2010

    do you have the disks that came with the pc?

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Reboot the computer and on Dell logo press and hold "CTRL" key and tap F11 key. Now you will see option to restore the computer.
This will reset the computer to factory setting.

You need to be good at the timing or else will not able to do it.

Note. If computer was previously formatted then yuo may not able to restore using the option mentioned above. Then you will have to use the Windows disk to install windows.

All the best.

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That's a great idea. Be sure and ask if you have any questions about it. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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