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lost my reinstallation cd! help!

i have DELL inspiron 530 but i currently lost my reinstallation cd.

luckily i found a webpage called "request back up discs" (http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form?c=us&cs=19&l=en...)

what i'm asking you is does Back up discs mean reinstallation cd? i'm kinda confused...

sorry i don't know a thing about computer so plz help me out

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Re: lost my reinstallation cd! help!

Yes, they will send you the Windows disc and the Drivers and Utilities disc. 

However, unless you have deleted it or changed the Operating System there is a Dell recovery partition on the hard drive that will restore your PC to the original factory condition and no discs are needed.  For systems delivered with Windows XP, CTRL/F11 at power on will access it.  For systems delivered with Vista or Windows 7, F8 at power on to access it.

How to restore your Dell PC

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