Factory Settings in Dell® Studio XPS 13 Laptop
In case, you are unable to troubleshoot a technical glitch on your Dell Studio XPS 13, it is feasible to restore it to its factory settings. And there can be a number of reasons due to which you may want to restore your Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop. Some prime reasons that often lead to reformatting your Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop to its default settings are:
- Virus attack
- Slow performance
- Start-up issues or corrupt data
- Software conflicts or registry errors
- Hard drive issues
No matter what the reason is, the process of restoring Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop to its original settings should be done cautiously. Check below to successfully restore your laptop:
Back up the Required Data
Before you restore factory settings in your Dell Studio XPSTM 13 laptop, you should first backup all the important data.
To backup data follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Go to ‘Control Panel’
Step 2: Select ‘System and Maintenance’ and then select ‘Backup and Restore’.
Step 3: Now select ’Back up now’ and the backup wizard will open. You will be provided with lots of back up options. Select the appropriate one and proceed with the backup.
Connect the Required Hardware
It is suggested to disconnect all the hardware peripherals connected to your Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop. Generally, you require a monitor, keyboard and a mouse. All other hardware can be disconnected from your laptop.
Restore Factory Defaults
Once you are done with the previous two steps, you can restore factory settings in your Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop. To restore Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop.
Follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Restart your laptop and Press ‘F8’ key until the boot menu shows up.
Step 2: Select ‘Repair your Computer’ and proceed with the following steps.
Step 3: Select ‘Dell factory image restore’ and click ‘Next’.
Step 4: Perform a reformat and click ‘Next’. It will take some time for the operation to complete.
Step 5: Once it is completed, press the ‘Finish’ button.
Restore the Data
Once you have restored the factory settings, your Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop will be as it was when you first bought it. Now it is the time to restore the data that you backed up during the first step. For this follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to ‘Control Panel’.
Step 2: Select ‘System and Maintenance’ and then select ’Backup and Restore’.
Step 3: Restore all the backed up data. You will probably need the administrator password in order to do this.
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