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How do I restore setup defaults on my Dell EC Series Desktop system? - KB Article - 318268

Restore Factory Defaults

  1. Restart the computer.

  2. At the first text on the screen, or the Dell logo, press <Delete> every three seconds.

  3. When the System Setup screen appears, press <F9> to load the factory defaults.

  4. The Load Optimal Defaults message appears. OK is highlighted by default.

  5. Press <Enter> to load defaults.

  6. Press the <Right> arrow key until Exit is highlighted.

  7. Press <Enter> on Save Changes and Exit.

  8. The Save configuration changes and exit setup? message appears. OK is highlighted by default.

  9. Press <Enter> to load defaults. The system restarts.

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Article ID: SLN67164

Last Date Modified: 07/30/2010 12:00 AM

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