how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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how to restore dell inspiron 531 to factory settings

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hey guys just wondering how to restore my dell desktop its an inspiron 531, i have the cds it came with and i think you have to use the operating system cd. Im just seeing if anyone knows how to do it step by step

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  • if your are using XP go HERE

    If you are using Vista go HERE

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  • DAVET50,you have no idea of how much you have helped me.I have been going right out of my mind since I inherited a Dell Inspiron 531 from my sister.It is a total and complete mess.I have tried everything to straighten it out and nothing seemed to work.So,as a last resort,I decided it might be best to just do a factory restore.But I didn't even know where to begin.This is where you came in and I am so grateful.So thank you!

  • Gracie520

    DAVET50,you have no idea of how much you have helped me.I have been going right out of my mind since I inherited a Dell Inspiron 531 from my sister.It is a total and complete mess.I have tried everything to straighten it out and nothing seemed to work.So,as a last resort,I decided it might be best to just do a factory restore.But I didn't even know where to begin.This is where you came in and I am so grateful.So thank you!

    You are welcome. Glad it helped you out

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  • I have a Dell desktop, windows vista. It is an Inspiron 531. I have so many problems with this computer. I would like to know how to restore my

    computer back to factory condition. I need  step by step instructions. I have a factory disc, but I don't see anywhere that the info tells me where

    to take it back to factory condition. Can you help me? I would also like to replace windows vista with windows 7. Is this possible?

    Emily E. Wheeler

  • lonnieandem

    You can find the procedures for restoring the inspiron 531with Vista, to it's factory condition HERE.

    The Inspiron 531 can be upgraded to Win 7, but as Win 7 is not supported by Dell in the model, you might have an issue with drivers.

    I upgraded my Inspiron 530 to Win 7 from Vista and found most the drivers for it, were already included in Win 7 and the one driver that was missing, I found on Mircosoft's downloads.

    Bev.

     

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