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    Default Key Combo to Restore PC to Dell Factory?

    Hello, I'm sure this is around somewhere, but I've searched and can't find it. What is the key combo to press at startup to restore a Dell laptop to the factory settings? I'm having a TON of Vista errors, and want to try reseting everything. I haven't had this many errors on a computer since the days of Windows 98. I have Windows Home Premium Edition, would Vista Business be any better? One of the most common errors I get is "Explorer.exe" must close.

    Luckily I haven't been doing any real work when these errors have happened.

    Edit** Think I found the key combo, is it still ctrl+F11 upon startup for Vista machines?
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    Default Re: Key Combo to Restore PC to Dell Factory?

    No one?? I tried cntrl + F11 but that didn't work? How do I boot in the restore partition?

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    Default Re: Key Combo to Restore PC to Dell Factory?

    some of the newer dell vista machines have factory restore tied into the f8 (safe mode) option
    mine does
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    Default Re: Key Combo to Restore PC to Dell Factory?

    I had the same problem. Tweaked around with Vista a little and ended up frying the install. I posted on the Dell community forums and was pointed to this site:

    http://support.dell.com/support/topi...s&l=en&s=gen#2

    It was very helpful as I had tried to reinstall everything but could only get Vista to do a clean install and not any of the Dell Utilities. This should restore your computer to the way it was out of the box. Let us know if it works!
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    Default Re: Key Combo to Restore PC to Dell Factory?

    Great find Player13
    thanx
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