Hi, I am tring to Factory Restore my Latitude E5400 . I realise that I will lose all data that is not backed-up. Unfortunately, I lost all of my cds that came with the computer. My question is can I factory restore it without the cd? Or, is there any way I can get another cd. Any help would be much appreciated.
Back up data before performing PC restore/Operating system reinstallation.
I have provided a link below for drive savers data backup:
Click on the above link and select the options accordingly. They would help you in backing up data.
You can also contact any local technician to back up data.
Follow below steps ( for Windows Vista/7) to perform PC restore:
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
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Thanks for you reply Rajesh. But I tried all of your steps up until #7 where I click on "Dell Factory Image Restore" . It was just not there. Are there any other options you might recommend?
Hi Ben,If a clean installation of operating system was done on the computer, the registry path for the factory image would be lost. The new registry would replace the path when a clean install is done.Kindly private message the service tag, I would review your account and take the case forward.I have added you as a friend. Please accept my friend request by clicking on my name highlighted in blue and then click on “Friends” tab at the top and then click on “Request to Review” and finally click on “Accept” button.I am sending you a private message as well. Click on “Inbox” to respond to the message and provide system’s Service Tag and contact details so I may access your system records and check for further course of action. You could also click on Start Conversation to send a private message.Awaiting your response!
I am with the same problem: I have a Latitude 5400, but is not possible to restore the factory settings due my factory image get lost. I also do not have the original CD's, so I need a link in order to download to the factory image for my DELL. The service tag is HK36WK1 (BIOS A18)
That system was shipped with Windows Vista with downgrade rights to Windows XP. Windows XP reached end of life a year ago and Windows Vista is fastly becoming obsolete (no IE10/11, Office 2013 or new drivers being made for Vista or Digital Distribution) with all Windows Vista systems out of warranty and Dell no longer stocking Windows Vista installation media. Your system's warranty expired in September 17 2012.
As Windows 7 and 8.1 will ne made obsolete in summer with the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Windows Vista systems aren't eligible for the free upgrade) its not worth installing these operating systems. The most economic way to get to Windows 10 will be via the Windows 10 Insider program which is a pre-release test version that you can try here:
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.