Restore Factory Settings on Dell PC?

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Found 19th Aug 2007
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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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

Original Poster

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.

Original Poster

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]

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Whats the Model Number dell dimension XXXX?

Original Poster

E520 as said in the first post

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jonnyboy2

Btw if you run a recover the person u sell to can still reocver your … 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

Original Poster

Alright, cheers h4x3r

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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

Original Poster

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.

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jonnyboy2

As I said, that worked with my old pc running xp but not with my current … 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?

Original Poster

It was pre installed

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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

Original Poster

Definately didn't get a cd apart from the driver's one.

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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
support.euro.dell.com/sup…dhs

Please let me know what happends it got to me now!

Original Poster

Possibly, I'll speak to dell support tomorrow when they are open.
I'll keep you updated, thanks again!
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