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cisco91
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how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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hey guys just wondering how to restore my dell desktop its an inspiron 531, i have the cds it came with and i think you have to use the operating system cd. Im just seeing if anyone knows how to do it step by step

THANKS

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Davet50
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Re: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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if your are using XP go HERE

If you are using Vista go HERE

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Gracie520
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Re: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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DAVET50,you have no idea of how much you have helped me.I have been going right out of my mind since I inherited a Dell Inspiron 531 from my sister.It is a total and complete mess.I have tried everything to straighten it out and nothing seemed to work.So,as a last resort,I decided it might be best to just do a factory restore.But I didn't even know where to begin.This is where you came in and I am so grateful.So thank you!

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Davet50
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Re: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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DAVET50,you have no idea of how much you have helped me.I have been going right out of my mind since I inherited a Dell Inspiron 531 from my sister.It is a total and complete mess.I have tried everything to straighten it out and nothing seemed to work.So,as a last resort,I decided it might be best to just do a factory restore.But I didn't even know where to begin.This is where you came in and I am so grateful.So thank you!

You are welcome. Glad it helped you out

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 10 Pro

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lonnieandem
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Re: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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I have a Dell desktop, windows vista. It is an Inspiron 531. I have so many problems with this computer. I would like to know how to restore my

computer back to factory condition. I need  step by step instructions. I have a factory disc, but I don't see anywhere that the info tells me where

to take it back to factory condition. Can you help me? I would also like to replace windows vista with windows 7. Is this possible?

Emily E. Wheeler

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shesagordie
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Re: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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lonnieandem

You can find the procedures for restoring the inspiron 531with Vista, to it's factory condition HERE.

The Inspiron 531 can be upgraded to Win 7, but as Win 7 is not supported by Dell in the model, you might have an issue with drivers.

I upgraded my Inspiron 530 to Win 7 from Vista and found most the drivers for it, were already included in Win 7 and the one driver that was missing, I found on Mircosoft's downloads.

Bev.

 

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roomig
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RE: how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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I am also having issues with Inspiron 531 running Vista, trying to rest to factory setting using by pressing F8, and then choosing  Repair Your Computer in the Advance boot options, but the computer just boot normally after that I never get any options for resetting to the factory settings.

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