In my new E6500, i want to Recover my Windows7 to Factory, But there is no Dell Factory Image Restore in Advanced Boot Options !
I have 3 partitions:
1) Healthy (Hidden)
2) Recovery (Hidden)
3) C: (~240 Gb)
What i have to do?
As soon as the F2 and F12 options disappear from the screen, start tapping F8.
When the Windows menu pops up, choose the top option: "Repair Your Computer"
It should load the repair utility, and restore the image - just follow the prompts...
If I recall correctly you need to tell it what keyboard layout to use and confirm that you really want to restore it, and a few minutes later it's done.
I'm having the exact same issue with my Studio XPS 1647. I can get to the Advance Boot menu after pressing F8 but do not have the option to choose the Dell Factory Image Restore. I tried doing a fresh install of Windows 7 and would like to restore the Dell factory image.
Follow the instructions HERE. Even though they are for Vista they work the same for 7
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Thanks so much for your quick reply and help. I followed these instructions all the way to the command prompt and get stuck after entering "CD Tools". My computer gives me an error and says "The system cannot find the path specified".
My recovery partition shows up so I'm not sure why I can't access it through the F8, or CTRL F11 process.
I have the same problem. I have a studio 1558 model notebook with windows 7 home premium preinstalled. I forgot to create a recovery disc first and After manual installation of windows7, I am not getting the option Dell Factory Restore in Advanced Boot Options.
Here is a snapshot of disk management of my notebook........
Now what I have to do to get back to factory settings..............
you don't get "Dell Factory Restore in Advanced Boot Options" if you install manually.
first restore the image from recovery partition. then you will get a "Dell Factory Restore in Advanced Boot Options"
for restoring your image follow the procedure, i had given in other post
just follow the last procedure