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Restoring Factory Settings In Dell® Alienware® Aurora ALX

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What do you mean by factory settings? How can you restore factory settings in Dell Alienware Aurora ALX desktops?

Factory settings are the default settings of the computer which are set by the manufacturer while producing and assembling a computer. When you purchase your computer it comes along with the basic settings which are required by it to run smoothly. Later on you can customize these settings according to your requirements. However, sometimes you may need to restore your computer settings back to factory settings to fix some issues in it. In this post we will discuss about restoring factory settings in Dell Alienware Aurora ALX desktops. The main things which you should know are:

  • Steps for restoring factory settings from a CD
  • Steps for restoring factory settings from advanced boot menu
  • Tips while performing restore

Steps for restoring factory settings from a CD

This process will help you get Dell Alienware Aurora ALX desktop back to its original settings which were made by its manufacturer, by using a recovery CD/DVD. This CD/DVD contains all the data and settings of your system when it was originally purchased by you. This can be used to install drivers, configure Windows®, install updates etc on your machine. Turn on your system and insert this disk into it. Follow the on-screen instructions till it takes you to Finish screen.

Steps for restoring factory settings from advanced boot menu

This will remove all data from your system including all files, folders, music, drivers, programs etc. To begin with turn on your system and hit on F8 key till you see a menu for Advanced Boot Options on the screen. From here select Repair Your Computer with the help of down arrow. Select your language and then click Next. Login with your administrative details and press OK on the screen. Click on Dell Factory Image Restore and on the new window, click Next. Select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition and click Next. Your system will now have software programs and settings which were part of it after it was manufactured.

Tips while performing restore

Take a backup of your data before putting your system settings back to factory configurations, because after this process your computer will resume its original settings which were present when you bought it. If the system does not start in safe mode by hitting on F8 key then repeat the procedure until you get to see the screen for Advanced boot options or else it will now work.

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