PC Restore with Windows 7

Windows 7***Important – If you follow these steps on a hard drive that is not empty, all the data on the hard drive is permanently deleted. We recommend that you back up your hard drive before you follow these steps**

Step 1 – Back up important files and data.

  • Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, and photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.


Step 2 – Restore the computer software to original condition.

  • Turn on computer.
  • As the computer starts up press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot options menu appears on the screen
  • Press the down arrow on keyboard to select Repair Your Computer and then press Enter.
  • Specify the language settings that you want, and then click next.
  • Log in as a user who has administrative rights, and then click OK.
  • Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  • In the Dell Factory Image Restore windows, click next.
  • Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
  • Click Next.
  • When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

The computer is restored back to its factory setting.