The Dell restore set, commonly called Dell Recovery cd is a Back-Up (BCRS) and is 100%
compatible. Dell restore sets completely wipe all data from your hard drive and puts the
information back onto the hard drive, thereby, setting the computer back to manufacturer
settings. As the restore formats your hard-drive (HD), viruses, corrupted, missing or damaged
files will be deleted and restored back to original settings during the restoration process.
You will use the product key that came with your pc when you purchased it once your finish your
restore. For Windows 95 or 98, the product key sticker is on your pc's manual. For Windows
2000, Windows ME, XP or Vista, the sticker is located on the side of your pc tower or
underneath your laptop. The restore replaces the operating system, drivers and pre-installed
software as originally came on the machine.
The restore set for your Dell computer is comprised of 2-5 CD(s) and/or DVD(s). We
recommend confirming the pre-installed Operating System by locating the product key sticker.
The sticker will tell you the NAME of the Operating System that originally came on your pc. That
is the Operating System you will select in the upcoming Operating System Option Selection
If you need to confirm your model, we recommend locating your pc's Service Tag number that
should appear behind you pc or underneath your laptop. Your Service Tag is a unique 5 to 7
digit-alphanumeric (letter and number) code, which is found on a white bar-coded label affixed
to your Dell computer.
Call us and we will be happy to assist you locate your model on your laptop or desktop based
on this information.
If you need to learn How to restore Dell notebook to factory settings or Dell desktop to factory
settings, we will show you how. Visit our Typical Questions section by clicking above.