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.
I did it! Dell PC Restore by Symantec is an awesome tool!
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.