I've decided that i wanted to clean my computer..
So i think factory cleaning is the best option.. because ive got all my files that i wanted to keep on my laptop now..
But if i use this option will i need to buy the Windows 8 OS again?
Because when i bought this pc from the dell site, windows 8 was already installed.. so i had no OS disc or anything.
So to get it straight..
Do i need to buy windows 8 if i use this option? or will i be able to create everything again without buying a new OS?
PS, sorry for my english
Hi Toon Veldhorst,
As you mentioned that the computer came pre-installed with Windows 8, you need not purchase the OS again. Dell systems are activated with OEM licencing. The systems are shipped with a hidden partition containing factory image of OS with drivers and applications pre-installed. If you factory reset the computer, Windows 8 will automatically activate itself.
If you wish to reset the system, you may restore the computer back to factory settings, i.e. take it to day one when you purchased the system, using Dell Backup and Recovery.
Note : This step leads to complete data loss if you select the option to Erase files in Step 11
Dell Backup and Recovery can recover the Operating system or backup from the recovery partition. To recover the OS from the recovery partition, you may follow the steps below :
Please reply if you have any further questions.