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Restore Windows vista to default settings


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99chance

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Ive had alot of viruses, and i would like to restore my computer to the very first day i got it, i dont care of all my documents are deleted.
I dont have the CD that the computer came with. Is there any way i can do it without it?

Windows vista home premium
Dell Inspiron 530


I can give u any of the product keys/service tags if u need.

Edited by 99chance, 03 June 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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Ztruker

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According to the Dell support web site for your computer:

Using Dell PC Restore and Dell Factory Image Restore
	NOTICE: Using Dell PC Restore or Dell Factory Image Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using these options. Use PC Restore or Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.
	NOTE: Dell PC Restore by Symantec and Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers.

Use Dell PC Restore (Windows XP) or Dell Factory Image Restore (Windows Vista) only as the last method to restore your operating system. These options restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore and Dell Factory Image Restore.
Windows XP: Dell PC Restore

    Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.

    Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.

If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the computer again.
	NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.

    On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

    On the next screen, click Confirm.

The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.

    When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

	NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.

    When prompted, click Yes.

The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the computer was turned on.

    Click Next.

The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.

    After the computer restarts, click OK.

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