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Need help restartinng my dell back to factory

I dont know how to restart my computer back to factory

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  • Michelle Crabbe May 11, 2010

    What is the model is your dell and what version of windows are you running?

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First question should be why do you want to?

Control F11 while booting will get you to the Dell system restore but you will lose EVERYTHING. Windows system restore will allow you to roll back to a previous state.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Press Ctrl + F11 when you restart.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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There's two ways to reset your computer back to factory. depending on how the manufacturers designed your computer. If the manufacturers put it recovery partition on your hard drive all you have to do is you press the F11 or at F10 continuously on your keyboard as soon as you start the computer up all you have to do is follow the recovery instructions. If your computer does not have a recovery partition you need to reinstall your operating system with an OS CD If ITs windows xp your using you'll need to get a recovery disk from the factory or dell because if you buy a windows XP from the store and install it the drivers on the system get deleted the data recovery disk from the manufacturers or dell you'll be able to restore the drivers if it's Vista as far as I know with all my experience installing this operating system drivers usually don't get deleted it using the CD

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