2 Bronze

Dell Backup & Recovery - Factorysetup error 2

Seem to get the following error when trying to install DBAR: "Factorysetup error 2". Any way to fix this error? As I cannot restore to factory settings without the program! Recovery partition is still on HDD and am able to access it and all the data is still on  the partition.

OS: Windows 8.1 x64

Model: Inspiron 17-3737

0 Kudos
1 Reply
Highlighted
7 Thorium

Re: Dell Backup & Recovery - Factorysetup error 2

Your recovery partition is for an obsolete version of Windows which has reached End of Mainstream support. You'll be better to Download Windows 10 Version 1903 from Microsoft and directly clean install Windows 10 Version 1903. Your Windows 8.1 OEM Product Key will be automatically input and accepted by Windows 10 Version 1903 Installation Media. See here for more details:

https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-oem-faqs-and-downloads/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
0 Kudos