My DELL Inspiron N7010 is getting old and it's showing it's age. It runs super slow and everything lags. I was hoping that a reformat and fresh Windows install would help a bit, at least until I can get a newer laptop (hopefully soon). I'm running Windows 7 on this machine, which is what it came loaded with. There isn't a restore partition and I don't have any recovery disks. I've read online that you can reinstall Windows from the "Advanced Boot Options" menu but I can't seem to access it. From what I've read online, pressing either <F8> or <Ctrl+F11> during bootup should get me to that menu but neither of them does anything.
Any other options for me to access that menu or to reformat and reinstall Windows on my PC? I don't have any disks, as I said, and I really don't want to try and purchase a new copy of Windows for this guy.