Solved Dell restore to factory settings

January 18, 2014 at 09:03:47
Specs: Windows 7
I want to reset my Dell Inspiron N7010 back to factory settings ,I press F8 and go into advanced options, I press repair computer. When I do this, all it does is restarts windows 7 back up

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January 18, 2014 at 09:38:48
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Try pressing Ctrl + F11 immediately at startup

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January 18, 2014 at 12:52:00
Are you aware that when resetting the system to factory status you will lose all your personal files, and any applications you installed after you received the Dell?

So before you do a reset… copy all your files to external media - typically DVD. Check the copies are accessible too on at least one other working system - if possible. The put them in a safe place.

After-which do your reset…?

Should you need it… the user manual can be found here:

(The user manual will tell you all the options related to reset to factory status.)

and this is the service manual:

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