I have an Inspiron 530S that came with Vista installed. At some point I bought a copy of Win7 Ultimate and installed that. I now wish to restore the machine to its factory setting, including Vista so that I can donate it. The recovery partition has never been touched. However, when I press F8 during boot up, select the "Repair your computer" option, log in as Administrator, and choose the restore option, it will appear to start the format but it then fails. Is there something I'm missing?
Thanks for any help offered.
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