Dell Inspiron Mini factory reset: Windows 7, Windows XP

Dell Inspiron Mini factory reset: Windows 7, Windows XP

The Dell Inspiron Mini computer allows its users to restore the system to its factory settings. Continue reading to learn how to do so.

How to restore Dell Inspiron Mini to factory settings?

To perform a 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 wait too long and the operating system logo appears, you will need to repeat the operation (restart your PC).

How to factory reset Dell Inspirion Mini under Windows 7?

  • Go to Start and select the Control Panel.
  • Select System and Security System.
  • Next, click Select System protection (it's just under Control panel home).
  • From there,  choose between the Recommended Restore and a different restore point.
  • Select Next to confirm.
  • Select Next again.
  • Click Finish.
  • Once this is done, select Yes to start the process.

How to factory reset Dell Inspirion Mini under Windows XP?

To hard reset your Dell Inspirion Mini that is running under Windows XP, you can follow the same process as for Windows 7 (refer to the previous section). If this doesn't work, you can always try the general steps to restoring your computer to factory settings (refer to the first section of the present article).

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