Factory reset

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babygurl25 Posts 1 Registration date Monday April 7, 2014 Status Member Last seen April 7, 2014 - Apr 7, 2014 at 01:38 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Apr 7, 2014 at 02:36 PM
I just got a dell laptop and I am trying to do a factory reset but I don't know how. It is a dell inspirion 15 with window 8 can someone please help me

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Apr 7, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Try this

Starting Dell Factory Image Restore Turn on the computer.
1. When the DELL logo appears, press <F8>
several times to access the Advanced Boot Options window.
2. Select Repair Your Computer. The System Recovery Options window appears.Select a keyboard layout and click
3. Next.To access the recovery options, log on
4. as a local user. To access the command prompt, type administrator in the User name field, then click OK.Click
5. Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore.Click
6. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
7.Select the check box to confirm that you want to continue to reformat the hard drive and restore the system software to the factory condition, then click Next.The restore process begins and may take five or more minutes to complete. A message appears when the operating system and factory-installed applications have been restored to factory condition.
8. Click Finish to restart the computer