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How to reset Inspiron n7010 to factory settings

I can't find any of the cd's that came with my laptop. How can I reset my laptop to factory settings?  Running windows 7.

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RE: How to reset Inspiron n7010 to factory settings

Hi BGUERRERO23,

What is the exact issue with the system that you are trying to factory reset? 

If the system factory partition is still intact, then you could use the Dell Data Safe Local Backup and Restore application to restore the factory settings or use the Dell Backup and Recovery application - http://dell.to/1kPXPMz

Alternatively, try restart and f8 on startup -> advanced boot options -> repair pc -> Dell Data Safe backup and restore and follow the onscreen instructions.

If the partition is not intact, then you would need to reinstall the OS on the system - http://dell.to/29SAU3Q 

If not, you would need to use a retail copy of the OS or if you have access to MSDN, you could download the OS image from there.

Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.

Let us know if you have any other queries.

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