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Factory Image Restore XPS and Inspiron systems

Article Summary:
This article provides information on how can you perform the Factory image restore (FIR) on your PC

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  1. FIR on XPS, Inspiron

Issue 1.

FIR on XPS, Inspiron

If you own an XPS or Inspiron PC and you want to perform FIR after your operating system has started just follow this few simple steps.
Hint: this application might not work in case you reinstalled Operating System on your computer prior to it or if the partitions on your PC were changed.

While restoring your PC all your data and and settings will be lost. This tool is not able to backup your personal data. Please perform data backup before starting restore if necessary.

A. Click on START button -> go to All Programs -> folder Dell DataSafe -> application Dell DataSafe Local Backup

B. After the application is started. To perform the restore click Restore on the left side. Than in the middle choose the upper option to restore the System to Factory.

C. After reading the warning and instruction you can start the restore by clicking the Restart button under the text.

After this the system restore will start and last about 20-30 minutes. restore, FIR, DataSafe, System, Windows, Recovery  

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Article ID: SLN137802

Last Date Modified: 03/26/2012 12:00 AM

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