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#1 jose_007

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:55 AM

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i purchased dell laptop with original win7..but i didnt get any dvd with it...I wanted to know if any dvd is provided with it ???or is there any method to get setup from microsoft site(Since i have key).....If not,then whats the procedure to reinstall winu7 if ever in future ,need arises

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:46 AM

What is the model of the laptop?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:24 AM

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:52 AM

Your system should have the restore disks integrated on your system. Many computer manufacturers no longer give disks with their computers. Instead, they put everything on the computer itself.

Available on many Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron™ computers, Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec™ is a hidden partition on your hard drive that contains an exact copy of your computer's original factory software. With PC Restore, you can restore your computer to the original state it was shipped in to you from Dell and in a fraction of the time a manual reinstallation would require.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...mp;docid=347576


Everything is there-OS, drivers, and all the pre-loaded junk you don't want. For a system recovery, Step 3 Here

On my now-retired Compaq, Drive D was the partition the files was on.

Open up My Computer. Is there another drive listed under Hard Disk Drive? If so, this is likely where the recovery partition is.

Also, it may be listed somewhere in your Start Menu. Look through it, if there are any Dell folders see what's in those folders.

See if your system has this DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

This will allow you to create back up disks, which can come in handy if your drive fails and you need to reinstall but can't access the recovery files.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:54 AM

Hi, .,also you can contact Dell and request a set of disk, in case you are not able to create your own , info on this link suggest that you can request get one set per purchase,good luck
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...&doclang=en

Edited by caperjac, 26 September 2010 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

@caperjac
thanks for the link...wil I also get win7 setup with it ??

@Queen-Evie
my laptop had win7 pre installed(home basic)...will restore option bring back original windows copy too ???? and with dell backup on usb flash drive....will win7 installer be present..or only drivers ?? ??


sorry if i am being stupid...but i have no experience about win7..i have worked with only XP so far,...in which a CD was provided with box

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:19 PM

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thanks for the link...wil I also get win7 setup with it ??

win7 setup ,win7 recovery cd ,are the same thing ,yes .

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

If you reinstall from the recovery partition on the computer, yes that will bring back the original windows copy, which restores it to factory settings, exactly like the way it was when you took it out of the box.

It takes the place of the disks that used to be included with systems.

If you order the disks from Dell, everything will be on them-Win7 and drivers.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

If you reinstall from the recovery partition on the computer, yes that will bring back the original windows copy, which restores it to factory settings, exactly like the way it was when you took it out of the box.


The downside of this is that when it "brings you back to the original Windows copy" you will lose all of your data, your pictures and photos, and any non-Windows applications that you've added since you started working with this computer. If you had the installation CD for this operating system you could perform a repair installation which would not affect your data, etc...

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:34 AM

@caperjac,dc3
thanks...

@Queen-Evie
Thanks for encouraging words



So that means making recovery discs/USB drive from dell local backup is the best path ???




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