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    How completely restore a Dell PC? (back to factory settings)

    I have a Dell PC (Dimension 4550). It is pretty old, about 4 years old.
    I want to erase everything off it and bring it back to the same condition I bought it as.
    I have the original disks that came with the computer.

    I need to know exactly what to do to wipe everything and restore the whole thing.

    Thanks.

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    start your pc,
    open the cd drive - put in the "restore" cd
    re-boot your Pc
    as it starts press F12
    when it gives you the option to choose whic drive to use - choose the cd drive option
    Follow the prompts
    The Pc will have all existing information on it wiped and replaced with the original windows install.

    Regards,

    John

    Original Poster

    Thanks.
    Will sort this out tmrw after work
    Any other advice will be much appreciated....
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