Do a complete system recovery with OEM discs

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gecodd - Feb 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM
 gecodd - Feb 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
Hello,
My desktop is several years old and it does run worth beans anymore. I would like to restore
it back to the way it was when I received it brand new from Dell. I have all the discs, but
I would like to know how to go about this. I have saved my files, but I want to know
how to re-install everything so that it is like the original condition it was in when I received it.
Do I need to delete all the files or will they just be written over with the original discs when
they are reinstalled?

Thanks

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Feb 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM
When you reinstall windows you get the option to reformat your drives so they are basically like new. I would back up anything you want to keep on an external harddrive first. When it asks you to reformat just follow the instructions and it will all work out :)
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Thanks, I will give it a try!
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