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Can you restore back to previous OS?

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#1 mystic12


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

I reinstalled vista on this Dell Inpiron 1720 laptop after the owner told me some things were not working right but his wireless net connection was working, After reinstalling Vista, everything else works except for the wireless net connection, the wired connection works, I followed a Dell Tech here last night and tried everything he told me, no change, since I had chosen the format option on the HDD before reinstalling. Is there a way for me to go back to the previous OS?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

Yes, there is a way...obtain recovery disks from the manufacturer of the system, if available.


Formatting erased any hidden partitions...which may have contained the files for doing a restore-to-factory-defaults.


Recovery disks may or may not be dependent upon files installed by Dell on the hard drive...I own no Dell systems so I can't say.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:58 AM

will look into it,, thanks for the info!

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