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Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

Hi,
 
I bought an Inspiron 1150 in Dec 2004. Made a few changes and ran into install/unstall problems with McAfee Security Suite and conflicts with I Hate Spam software, therefore messing up my computer's performance.
 
I want to restore the notebook to factory default using the Dell PC Restore by Symantec. If I do this, do I still have to install all the discs that came with my notebook? My notebook came already pre-installed with Windoxs XP, McAfee, Wordperfect, Encarta, AOL, Adobe 6, etc. Physical discs are provided to replace them if erased.
 
Please advise.
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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

If you want all of your old programs, then yes. If not, no.
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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

Do I have to re-install Windows XP using the disc? Or does Dell PC Restore by Symantec does that for me?

 

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ejn63
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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

The Symantec Restore reinstalls Windows for you. It also wipes out any data you have stored, so back up what you need to, first.
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bacillus
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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

xp & all your original programs will be restored.
you will loose all your additional data so backup before you use it.

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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

I did it! Dell PC Restore by Symantec is an awesome tool!  Smiley Happy
 
It restored all programs that came pre-installed with my notebook (i.e. Windows XP, Encarta, Adobe, etc.). I did not have to install the discs that came with the package, they are back-ups of the pre-installed applications. These discs are to be used only if I reformatted the hard drive in a way different than the Dell PC Restore by Symantec.
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bacillus
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Re: Dell PC Restore by Symantec for Inspiron 1150

Well done!
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