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How do I reset my Windows 8 laptop to factory settings?

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    Windows 8

    How do I reset my Windows 8 laptop to factory settings?


    My mom purchased a Windows 8 Dell laptop that was a store display. I want to reset it to factory default settings but I don't have a CD or drive...is there any way to accomplish this without the CD?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have this option:

    Reset Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 23 Jan 2014 at 01:38. Reason: added tutorial for more information to better help
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Angerrro,

    For a Dell PC, you could also use the method in the link from Dell below for how to do a factory image restore of Windows 8 using Dell Backup and Recovery Manager.

    Factory image restore method for Windows 8 (DBRM) | Dell US

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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