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Restore Factory Settings on Dell PC?

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I'm selling my Dell Dimension E520 and want to restore/reset the factory settings, it's o/s is Vista Home Premium. I did this on my old pc by pressing ctrl and f11 at start up which had xp but it mu… Read More
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
I'm selling my Dell Dimension E520 and want to restore/reset the factory settings, it's o/s is Vista Home Premium.
I did this on my old pc by pressing ctrl and f11 at start up which had xp but it must be different for Vista:?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
Did you get recovery discs?


Whats the make and model?


Its when you start up its one of the "f" keys unless you got a disc

Btw if you run a recover the person u sell to can still reocver your deatils :)
#2
I have a drivers and utilities disc for reinstalling dell dimension computer software but last time I didn't have to use it.
I've tried most of the "f" keys but all it does is send me into bios.
#3
If that's the case there's no point in restoring the pc, oh well:-(

Btw if you run a recover the person u sell to can still reocver your deatils :)[/quote]
banned#4
Whats the Model Number dell dimension XXXX?
#5
E520 as said in the first post
banned#6
jonnyboy2

Btw if you run a recover the person u sell to can still reocver your deatils :)
[/QUOTE]

But its better to run the recovery because it wont be as easy and if its someone who dont know nothing abouts computers its safer

Life if you sold it to me i would recover ever little deatil
#7
Alright, cheers h4x3r
banned#8
Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with [url]www.dell.com[/url] appears at the top of the screen.
2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press .
If you do not press in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the
computer again
#9
As I said, that worked with my old pc running xp but not with my current pc running Vista. I'll give Dell a call tomorrow and see what they suggest.
banned#10
jonnyboy2
As I said, that worked with my old pc running xp but not with my current pc running Vista. I'll give Dell a call tomorrow and see what they suggest.


Did you install Vista?

Or did it come pre installed?
#11
It was pre installed
banned#12
jonnyboy2
It was pre installed


Strange and you DID Not get an CD apart from the drivers one? Very strange because thats what the manual says

and you got Dell Dimension E520
#13
Definately didn't get a cd apart from the driver's one.
banned#14
jonnyboy2
Definately didn't get a cd apart from the driver's one.


You might of removed the recovery by accident

chat to dell support here over the net
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/topic.aspx/emea/shared/support/chat/en/hardware_chat?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

Please let me know what happends it got to me now!
#15
Possibly, I'll speak to dell support tomorrow when they are open.
I'll keep you updated, thanks again!

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