This will probably include your entire User folder that contains documents, photos, music, and video. Depending on the number of files and their sizes, this process may take several minutes. Usually, just tapping F11 continuously while the computer starts will bring up a boot menu offering the option you require. In the following simple solution, I will show you how to restore a Dell Studio laptop to Factory settings or default condition by performing a Dell Factory Image Restore from the Dell Studio Recovery Partition. Dell has further information on on our dedicated site page.
For some computers, you may need to press another F-key. Dell's Backup and Recovery app can perform the restore and also handles the backup of files, applications and drivers. You may be asked to insert additional restore discs as the process enters each phase. Restoring with Dell Backup and Recovery Select the Recovery Tile in the Backup and Recovery Home screen. Instead, after the restore is complete, the shortcuts that normally lead to your software open a prompt to install Office. An unknown setting could easily be causing the problems you are trying to fix with the system restore. Your computer will now restart and the Windows Setup Process will now be displayed.
Go to the Windows 8 Start screen and swipe up to see a list of all your Apps. In this case you may need to contact the manufacturer. Restoring the computer to factory condition with install disks: Dell - Creating Your System Recovery Discs with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2. I had a problem with the administrator and password and apparently that was my only choice. The restore partition is present, and filled with about 4 gigs of data but still cannot figure out how to restore.
The Dell Factory Image Restore option enables you to restore your hard drive back to its original factory configuration. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen. Once the backup is located and selected, click Next. If the User Account Control window appears, and you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. This option is inbuilt in the Dell laptop and does not require you to use any additional software.
Dell Backup and Recovery is in the separate list of Dell apps. Backup will restore the files to your computer. Watch the video above and please remember to share this article if you found it helpful. Restoring Windows Vista on a Dell Studio Laptop The following method used to restore Windows Vista from the Dell Studio recovery partition works on Dell Studio 1535 or 1536 series laptops. If you are restoring from a removable drive and used more than one blank disc, Backup will prompt you to enter the next disc in the set as necessary. Be sure to back up all of your data somewhere other than your laptop before restoring it back to the factory settings, because restoration will reformat your hard drive, erasing all previous memory.
To move the location of your backup online or onto an external storage device, upgrade to Backup and Recovery Premium. I downloaded all the Windows updates. Basic currently comes pre-loaded on all Dell Windows 7 and 8 systems. The Advanced Boot Options menu contains an option to Repair which leads to an option to Restore to factory settings. Is there anyway i can restore the restore partition??? A Dell laptop can be easily restored back to factory settings using the System Recovery Options. This article will no longer be updated and remains for information only. Both Dell's utilities and Windows 8 can get you through this process with minimal fuss.
You should have administrator privilege on the laptop that you want to restore to factory settings. Being that it is a friends computer I don't know if they accidentially deleted it or not, or if i misread something and that file is not what I assumed it to be, but whatever the case, I cannot restore to factory dell settings. Also check your internet connection to ensure it is active. · As soon as you see the Dell logo at the start keep on hitting the F8 key repeatedly. The manufacturer was required to provide a way to reinstall Windows. The Dell Studio Recovery Partition huses a custom Windows Vista Operating System Image, containing all of the essential drivers and tools designed to work with your specific Dell Studio Notebook. Restore the computer's software to original condition.
As of April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers are no longer receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Backing Up Your System and Settings Dell Backup and Recovery can also back up your settings and your system software onto your hard drive. I'm figuring that it has to be something with the restore partition. Preparing to Reinstall Office After Restore Be aware that the system restore does not handle reinstalling your Office products. · Unplug all the devices and drivers from your except the keyboard and the mouse , including your printer, camera and memory stick. Laptop performance can decrease over time due to software errors, unwanted programs and old files. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Likewise, the Recovery Manager may have a slightly different look, feel, or order of operations as well. If you specified a removable drive, Backup may prompt you to enter an additional blank disc if more than one is necessary to hold all your files. Before performing this procedure, you should back up your personal files. Maybe your operating environment has become corrupted and you need to start over with the fresh install? Once your operating system has been restored, visit the website to download and install the latest drivers and firmware for your computer. The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received. Maybe you have had performance problems with your laptop, a virus, malware, or you just want to sell it and remove all your programs, files, passwords, and other sensitive information. I now have one update left and I get an error code 063 which indicates a registry problem.