Hi all. Just got this table here, and from 64G is down to 30-ish. I like to wipe it all out and start from clean installation. I got Windows 8-32 PRO, on FAT32 USB. I just like to boot from it, delete all partitions and got clean installation. My questions to you experts are:
1) will I miss any programs already installed and useful? Don't care about MS Office, but got something like:
-Broadcom Location Sensor - no idea what is this for
-DW WLAN card - I guess driver for LAN card
My main concern are drivers. Once installed, can I all drivers from Dell site? Or will I have to look elsewhere?
Anything else which I overlook? I've done this job few times on desktops, but first time on tablet, so kinda worried a bit.
Thank you for any advice and suggestion.
If you just wish to reset and start afresh, my suggestion would be to use Dell Backup and Recovery to factory reset the device. Dell Backup and Recovery can reset the Operating system or backup from the recovery partition and take the system back to day one i.e factory condition. You need not worry about drivers as they will be pre-installed.
Note : This step leads to complete data loss if you select the option to Erase files in Step 11
To restore the OS from the recovery partition, you may follow these steps:
However, if you wish to wipe everything out and perform a clean OS re-install manually, you may refer to article Here. Though, Dell has not tested these steps officially, many users have been able to install OS by following the steps given in the article.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any further questions.
Of course your concern is deleting everything to fully utilize and make room on your hard drive, which would mean deleting Dell's factory restore. If that's the case, then yes...all the drivers for your tablet will be on Dell's website. Just enter your service code and you will get a display of what is available for you to download. For some reason, the 6GB or 8GB portion on my hard drive doesn't bother me that much, not when I know it can get me out of serious danger quickly. But if you feel that would make your life easier having that much more available hard drive space, then do it and don't look back!