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AGBALA
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Restore OptiPlex GX620 to Original Configuration?

Greetings,
 
Does anyone know of a way to restore OptiPlex GX620 system to original dell configuration without reinstalling the operating system (Windows XP X64) and all the drivers? Apparently the "Norton Ghost" for PC Restore only works with Dimension and Inspiron systems.
 
Basically, I'm giving my work computer to a family member and I'd like to make sure everything is cleared off and system is restored to original factory configuration.  I've already deleted all of the files and programs but am concerned about my company security and want to make sure that system is really "fresh."
 
Any ideas or must I just reinstall Windows XP and all the drivers?
 
Thanks for your help!
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ejn63
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Re: Restore OptiPlex GX620 to Original Configuration?

You'll need to do a manual install; there's no quick restore.
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AGBALA
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Re: Restore OptiPlex GX620 to Original Configuration?

That's what  was afraid of (smile).  Do you have any ideas if I'll also have to restore all the drivers? Because, at this point if I'm doing more harm than good...being overlly cautious.
 
Thanks for your help.
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ejn63
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Re: Restore OptiPlex GX620 to Original Configuration?

Yes, you will. Back up the c:\dell\drivers directory onto a CD and you're all set.
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AGBALA
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Re: Restore OptiPlex GX620 to Original Configuration?

Thanks.  Strike two (smile).  I do have the original drivers CD that came with the system so I can probably use that unless you think I should do the back-up CD; just in case.
 
 
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