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Recovering my laptop

Will reinstalling windows recover my laptop back to its factory installed state? If not, how do I do it because my laptop didnt come with a reload disc, I had to make, when I did, a message window said I can use it to recover my laptop, but all the disc does is provide an option to reinstall windows.

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If your Dell was built after 6/04, you have a recovery partition. Press Ctrl+F11 on startup to restore the system to the way it was when delivered.
Downloadable pdf manual:
See page 56

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