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Trying to restore dell pc inspirion 531 to factory - i have hit the F8 key but never see advanced boot options as Dell is telling to use the factory restore option. I see other options but not that one. UGH any help would be appreciated...............Roxanne

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    is this for windows vista home premium as it did not work for me

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Control f11 should take u to factory settings! like new

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Here are the main steps to restore your Dell laptop to its factory settings. Depending on the model you own, the procedure may vary slightly.

Before beginning, please note that by restoring your computer to its default factory configuration, all data on the C drive will be deleted. We highly recommend backing up any personal files before moving forward with the reset.
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This link will display instructions for both XP and Vista:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...

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As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
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Please try the following steps:

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  • Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
  • Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  • Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
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  • Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
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As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
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Step 2. During bootup, continuously press the F8 key and you will see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
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