I have a Dell XPS 17 running Windows 7, which has gotten cluttered with a bunch of useless programs. Also, due to my stupidity, I installed a bunch of 64 bit programs in the 32 bit program file, essentially negating the fact that I have 8 gb of ram.
I essentially want to reformat the computer to bring it back to how I got it straight from the factory, how do I do that? I had an Acer before this and they had an "E-Recovery" program that would do exactly what I'm asking for here.
Any help would be really appreciated, thanks all!
You Press F8 and do a factory restore if it came with windows 7.
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I have the same problem. But i do not have any disc do reinstall windows 7. is this necesary?