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Restoring computer back to factory settings

After you restore the computer back to its factory settings do you need to reinstall windows

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No. restoring back to factory settings means it will be back to when you first got it. windows will be installed along with whatever software and programs the manufacturer put on.

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SOURCE: dell latitude d620 needs factory restore

Apparently your model of laptop doesn't have a recovery partition. You're going to have to get out the Dell Operating System CD for your laptop, boot to the CD and reinstall Windows the old fashioned way. Make sure the product key on the laptop case is handy.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: how to restore hp pavilion to factory settings?

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Restore the PC to original condition with the HP Recovery Manager If the computer cannot open to the Windows desktop, follow the steps below to use the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager and return your notebook to its original factory condition.

  1. When the notebook is powered on, press the wireless button to turn ON the wireless switch.
  2. Turn the power off and on to restart the computer.
  3. Press the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager. NOTE: If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix the system errors, use the personal recovery discs to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
  4. When the Welcome to HP Recovery Manager windows displays, click Next .
  5. When prompted to perform a Microsoft System Restore , select No , and then click Next .
  6. When prompted to perform a System Recovery , select Yes , and then click Next .
  7. When prompted to Backup Files , select the desired option.
  8. When prompted to perform a Recover your computer to original factory condition , select Next and allow the system recovery process to complete.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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SOURCE: restore factory settings on a Dell Latitude C510

theres a solution to this. all you do is. hold the ctrl for 20 seconds then as you.
turn power on press f-1 or f-11 botton press f-11 botton 16 times semi guickly.
and follows the promps worry not about any files or music being missed.
theyll all be there.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Factory restore for latitude c400

well..that would be a new thing for me. I do not recall any F11 function that will do this. Perhaps he or she has more information on this..

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: I want to restore my dell laptop to factory settings

you can try to restore your PC from start<-all programs<-accessories<-system tolls<restore
-Choose the earliest date that your want your PC to restore back to.

Hope it helped

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I need to restart my computer to a factory settings


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1. Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo
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hi,

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You may reinstall your operating system using the cd if your system doesn't have the capability to restore settings to factory. You may call you computer manufacturer about it.

Keep me posted.

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