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Sly D
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Inspiron 3647, replacing HDD, Dell Backup and Recovery

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What specific steps do I need to follow to replace the hard drive and perform a system recovery on a Inspiron 3647 with the following:

     Windows 10 OS

      System and data backed up to an external hard drive using Dell Backup and Recovery v. 9

I've tried searching Support/Community for guidance on this and have come up with nothing.  An online chat with Dell Customer Support requesting a link or direction was uninspiring.  If a third party backup and restore software would be a better choice, please don't hesitate to make a recommendation.

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bmcowboy
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Re: Inspiron 3647: Replacing Hard Drive/Dell Backup and Reco

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Hi @Sly D ,

Recently I answered a post with detailed steps for hard drive cloning using Macrium Reflect, a free for home use tool. Check out this thread and see if any help.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Inspiron 3647: Replacing Hard Drive/Dell Backup and Reco

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@Sly D wrote:

What specific steps do I need to follow to replace the hard drive and perform a system recovery on a Inspiron 3647 with the following:

     Windows 10 OS

    Dell Backup and Recovery v. 9

 


I'm not familiar with that software. I use Macrium Reflect of do clean/fresh installs.

https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-Desktops/Aurora-R7-M-2-NVMe-bootable-options/td-p/6073037

Not sure why you would want to, but if you are trying to get back to the software-buildup that Dell sent from the factory, you can try creating and using the Dell Recovery Image

https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-Desktops/Aurora-R7-factory-reinstalling-Windows-10/m-p/6237...


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