Restore Factory settings in Dell® Inspiron 17
Restoring the Dell Inspiron 17 laptop to factory settings
Computers being sensitive machines are susceptible to lot of problems. Users can experience multiple issues on their system. There are a wide variety of reasons as to why issues surface. These include problems that are caused as a result of installation of a particular application that had many errors, harmful and unnecessary changes that were made to important settings required for correct functioning, accidental deletion or modification of a key system file etc. All these problems are applicable to your Inspiron 17. Some malware that gets installed on your Inspiron 17 accidentally can also cause similar effects. Such malwares are capable of modifying settings within the system which would prove to be extremely difficult to fix. Restoring your Inspiron 17 is the most efficient way to get the system back to default and proper working order. Restoring Inspiron 17 to factory settings helps to make sure that no traces of the problems are remaining. Inspiron 17 restore should be ideally done in the “safe mode” of the system.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information on the things to keep in mind while restoring Inspiron 17 to factory settings:
- Backup data
- Copy setup of favorite programs
- Reinstall of OS may be required
While restoring Inspiron 17 to factory settings there are chances of data loss occurring. This will include all files and folders that has been used by the user over time. It is advisable that all data including user preferences are backed up before starting with the restore process on Inspiron 17 to avoid data loss.
Copy setup of favorite programs
When restoring Inspiron 17 to factory settings, users should remember that some favorite programs that had been installed on the system will be removed. The system will be restored to factory state (like when the system was first purchased). Copies of all setup files of required applications should be backed up so these can be installed after the restoration process.
If the default OS on Inspiron 17 had been replaced with a different one, reinstall of the Operating System might be required. Inspiron 17 comes preloaded with genuine latest Windows® OS but the installation CD may not be provided. This would require the user to purchase the operating system again.
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