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Boot Keys to restore a Dell Inspiron 537s to factory status

Hi

i wan to restore my INspiron 537s with new settings

i'm not sure waht keys press at boot

thanks in advance

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Hi chegar,

Thank you for sharing the information. Please try the below mentioned steps:

  1. Start the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key on the keyboard during the startup process until you see the Windows Advanced Options menu on the screen.
  3. Press the Down Arrow key to select Repair Your Computer and press the Enter key. The System Recovery Options window appears.
  4. Select your Language and click Next.
  5. Log in as administrator or a user with administrative rights and click OK.
  6. Click "Dell Data Safe Restore & Emergency Backup".
  7. Select other System Backup and more options.
  8. Select Restore my computer.
  9. Confirm the restore and continue.
  10. Select Factory Image restore.
  11. Select Restore your Entire System to a Previous Date or Factory State Without Preserving New or Changed File.
  12. Choose Yes and click Next to continue.
  13. Progress status appears. Click Restart to initiate restoration process.

Note: Please backup the data as this process will lead to data loss.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.


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Hi chegar,

Please share the operating system installed. If you are using Windows Vista, you may refer to the link http://dell.to/164LYPF. If the system came installed with Windows 7 you may refer to the link http://dell.to/1bHqmtN.

Note: Please backup the data as this process leads to data loss.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.


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it desktop has Windows 7 Home Premium of factory

and can't answer to F8 when booting, and when it starts only shows

"Repair the computer" option and there is not "advanced option"

and there is not option to call the restore partition :(

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Hi chegar,

Thank you for sharing the information. Please try the below mentioned steps:

  1. Start the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key on the keyboard during the startup process until you see the Windows Advanced Options menu on the screen.
  3. Press the Down Arrow key to select Repair Your Computer and press the Enter key. The System Recovery Options window appears.
  4. Select your Language and click Next.
  5. Log in as administrator or a user with administrative rights and click OK.
  6. Click "Dell Data Safe Restore & Emergency Backup".
  7. Select other System Backup and more options.
  8. Select Restore my computer.
  9. Confirm the restore and continue.
  10. Select Factory Image restore.
  11. Select Restore your Entire System to a Previous Date or Factory State Without Preserving New or Changed File.
  12. Choose Yes and click Next to continue.
  13. Progress status appears. Click Restart to initiate restoration process.

Note: Please backup the data as this process will lead to data loss.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.


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#IWork4Dell
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soved...thanks.....

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Hi chegar,

Glad I was able to help resolving your issue. Feel free to reach out to us if you need any assistance in future.


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I have a Dell Inspiron 537 with Vista Home Premium.  I saw all the posts that say press f8 to get to the advanced boot options.  when i get to the screen, I have not option for repair your systems.  Anybody have other ideas on how I can access the recovery partition to restore to factory settings?

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