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Restore Dell XPS to factory settings

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by nehcrow, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. nehcrow

    nehcrow Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, I recently installed a clean OS on my Dell XPS 15 L502 due to finding the pre-installed OS to be bloated with crappy software. But now I would like the pre-installed OS back... I've read the manual but when I go to the restore menu (F8) , there's no Dell restore button. Any solutions?
     
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    Betmen2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    probably not.. when you did a fresh installed you wiped out the ghost
    partition that had the factory restore image.
     
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    mtneer Notebook Consultant

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    You should have burned the restore partition into an optical drive before wiping it. Why do you want the pre-installed OS back? Some of the Dell applications maybe available off the website.
     
  4. nehcrow

    nehcrow Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, under Disk Management, the restore partition is still there... Anyway of using it? (But I can't access it via My Computer?)
    I want it back because it is so much easier to use and less driver hassle. My XPS is functioning as well as it was before.
     
  5. Risco

    Risco Notebook Deity

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    You will need the restore disks you should have made via datasafe. Failing that it will require the install disk that you can purchase at point of sale, or request one from Dell for a small cost.
     
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