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Re install Windows 8 and revert to factory settings.


I had purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R around a year ago, which had come with Windows 8. At that time I required Win 7 since all my software were not compatible with Win 8, requiring me to do a complete format and installing Win 7. I made a mistake of not making Recovery Disks at that time.

Now I wish to do a complete reformat and restore the laptop to its original Factory Settings with Win 8 installed. Could somebody guide me regarding the procedure.

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RE: Re install Windows 8 and revert to factory settings.

You will need to call Dell Technical Support to procure a Windows 8 Reinstallation DVD. Note I recommend procuring the DVD opposed to the USB as the DVD does not have prebundled software such as McAfee and system drivers which may lower the performance of the system.

Once you have the DVD follow the instructions here:


In particular:


Dr Philip Yip
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