Solved want to restore my dell inspiron 530 but no disc

February 28, 2014 at 08:00:18
Specs: Windows 7
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A NEW HARD DRIVE FOR MY DELL INSPIRON 530 (DESK TOP) BUT DONT HAVE THE OPERATING DISC (S) TO RESTORE MY HARD DRIVE TO IT'S MANUFACTURES SPECS. WHERE CAN I FIND THE DISC AND HOW MANY SHOULD THERE BE?

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#1
February 28, 2014 at 09:04:15
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You have a few options here.

Clone the original drive to the new (and ensure you take the recovery partition over too). Then if needs-be run a factory reset/recovery on the new drive via the recovery partition (which hopefully you managed to include in the clone).

Go here and scroll down a wee bit to the post by "old Rich" that has three links it - the first one being to Dell support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

The third link takes you to where/how you can obtain the disc set you require?

Other option - providing you can read the windows sticker info on the base of the Inspiron - download (can be done legally) or obtain an OEM iso. Use the key from your present windows OEM installation (on the sticker). Or obtain (download or secure an actual disk) an OEM with another key. The latter would cost anything from about £35.00 (or local equivalent), bought on-line or at a computer fair, clearance house etc.

If you opt for an OEM disc (not from Dell specific to your Inspiron) you may have source the driver separately from the Dell downloads area.

Also if possible, boot up the olde drive and run Belarc Advisor. Save (off the system) the report it generates, and also print out. It will detail everything in the system as is/was - including all software keys; which latter will be useful to know...

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#2
March 1, 2014 at 10:34:19
Your spec says Windows 7 but you are on the Vista forum. Which is it?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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