-Restoring Dimension 4500 to factory set

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-Restoring Dimension 4500 to factory set

  • Hi, I want to go back to factory default settings on a dell dimension 4500 which was bought prior 2004, so using symantec is out of the question. Do i use the installation XP disc shipped with computer to restore settings? I have tried F2/ F8, and <ctrl> 11 to no effect.
     
    How do i factory reset it?
     
    thanks in advance
  • 99Pipe,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    There is no way to restore this system to factory defaults. You will need to boot to the WinXP cd , format and reinstall Windows. Once you have the operating system installed you can install the drivers.
  • 99Pipe wrote:

    Hi, I want to go back to factory default settings on a dell dimension 4500 which was bought prior 2004, so using symantec is out of the question. Do i use the installation XP disc shipped with computer to restore settings? I have tried F2/ F8, and 11 to no effect.

    How do i factory reset it?
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    Dell's PC Restore by Symantec utility, is only factory installed on Dimension and Inspiron computers shipped on/after 7.16.04.

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