NOTE Prerequisite: A valid service tag with entitlement to the preferred Windows OS. .e.g If looking for Windows 10, then the service tag must show sold with Windows 10.
After you download the Windows recovery image file, follow the instructions below to create a bootable USB drive or DVD.
Dell EMC | EUC Configuration Services
There is no recovery image available for my Optiplex 3020. How am I to create an image?
Sorry for the late reply. If you still require a copy of the Windows OEM installation media, please call Dell technical support at 1.800.BUY.DELL and request Dell OEM Windows OS re-installation media.
So how would you get the image if your Dell system is not able to boot. The system detect will not allow you to download from another PC.
In your scenario, you would still input your service tag to download the ISO file.This can be done from another system. Once you have the ISO downloaded, in order to make it bootable, you can use a free 3rd party tool called Rufus in case your aren't able to make it bootable with system detect. You would simply need a USB flash drive big enough to support the ISO to boot with and restore your system.
I also wanted to add that Rufus is actually no longer needed. Dell now provides it's own tool for making the ISO bootable. Here is the link to it: Dell OS Recovery Tool
I will restate the issue again. The del system detect application that is downloaded when you attempt to get the image will not validate a non dell system even with the service tag so it does not allow you to download the image.
Sorry for the late follow up, can you send us your system service tag details to EMEA_OSImaging@Dell.com ? I'll check from there what's available for download and I'll try to help you then.
Imaging Technology Support team
Dell | - EMEA
The drive died in my Inspiron All-In-One 2330. After replacing drive, I need to install fresh OS/Recovery. I go to the Dell support download page and ut in the service tag number. The page tells me Win 8.1 and Dell OS Recovery Tool are available and gives me a download button. Upon trying to download, however, the page downloads the Dell System Detect program. What good is this for me? I am working from another computer, not a Dell, and trying to download the image so i can get my dell back up and running. I even installed the DSD, but of course it does nothing. How can you create a circular system that does not work? I can not download the tools unless i use the Dell PC, but I can not use the Dell PC unless i have the tools to restore it? How can i download win 8.1 and OS recovery tool? I can create bootable USB flash drive to recreate a working computer, but i need the files!
Can you please confirm your service tag and which OS imaging solution you used?
Dell Image Assist Support
ST Service Tag:
After entering that service tag, win 8.1 64-bit and OS recovery images are checked and i have a download button. however, the download button does not download the images noted, but rather Dell System Detect. I need the images.
The Dell system detect will need to be downloaded prior to accessing the O/S ISO's.
Dell ImageAssist Support
Well, let's put aside the fact that makes no sense since my Dell computer does not boot and I am obviously doing this from another computer, which is not a Dell.
But i even did that, installed DSD, and repeated the image download process. But the page still downloads DSD again. Of course... DSD can not report the correct information to web page since it is running on a non-Dell computer. So how will downloading and installing DSD fix the issue?
And how could anyone download the image, since anyone needing to likely has a non-working Dell computer? Unless you happen to own two of the exact same model, which I do not, and can download the image from the other computer..
This site is setup for downloading to a Dell computer, unfortunately you are in a particular situation. Since ImageAssist does not own the website, you may want to consider not posting through ImageAssist and posting to Dell where the owners of the website can better assist you.
You are being unbelievably ridiculous. Almost everyone who needs to restore their original Dell image will be having a non-functional computer ... of course. Almost by definition. Why else would they need an image if their computer was working?
If you can't provide images for people with non-functional, why post them for download? And if you can't support my Dell needs, why do you exist?