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How would i factory reset my dell inspiron 1720 laptop running windows vista home premium? RRS feed

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  • I have tried pressing f8 and going to the advanced boot options but there is no recovery option at all. Do I need a disc of sorts? My cousin gave me this laptop and I would like a clean slate. I am aware that it deletes all files on it.
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:27 PM

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  • Ordinarily, Dell uses the keys Ctrl+F11, i.e. hold down Ctrl and press F11, to return the computer to factory settings. Give it a try.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:46 PM
  • You would be far better off by purchasing an edition of Windows 7 and performing a "clean install".

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:14 PM
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