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Unable to Get Factory Restore

I have window vista home premium i'm trying to restart the computer to factory mode but I'm unable to do it. I insert the OS Cd and i could restore windows vista but I don't get the programs it came with "Factory" and i also have the previous Windows that i had in the OS(C:) as windows.old and i could access any folder that i had in that previous windows. I want to completely delete everything and start the computer from the fist day i bought it. I have try to restarted my computer to factory restore many different ways but it seen non of them works. I also have updated windows

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    i need to factory restore my desktop it is not working good i try f11 but noting

  • mikehasagitr Mar 21, 2009

    I have a similar problem, but I am running Windows XP. When I press ctrl + f11, nothing whatsoever happens. When I tap f8, a menu appears, but "repair your computer" is not one of the options. any suggestions?

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Hi Alex.
Try this.
Switch computer on and press ctr and the f11 key whilst it is booting up. From there you should be presented with a screen which will give you the option to restore back to factory settings.

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Hi it is vewry simple to initiate the factory restore , restart the computer and when you see the dell logo , keep tabbing the F8 key and you will get the advance menu option. you have to select the option " Repair your computer" and press enter , it will take you to the recovery options screen in that ytou have to select the last option " Dell factory image restore". it will restore your computer to factory defaults.
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