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July 30, 2013 5:39:29 AM

I am going to be selling my old alienware x51 to my friend, i want to be able to have the system like the day i bought it so that i keeps the OS. I am just wanting all of the software/user information deleted so that when he first boots the computer he can create his own user/password as the computers administrator. Is this possible?

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July 30, 2013 6:09:56 AM

Did you get a OEM disc when you bought the computer? If so just insert that disc and follow the steps or if you have a windows 7 installation disc use that one.
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July 30, 2013 6:26:15 AM

Alain123 said:
Did you get a OEM disc when you bought the computer? If so just insert that disc and follow the steps or if you have a windows 7 installation disc use that one.


i have an alienware windows 7 disc, my question is how would i factory restore my system first?
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July 30, 2013 6:33:56 AM

By reinstalling the software, there isn't any other way I know of so far.
Thats why you need windows 7 disc.
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July 30, 2013 6:42:50 AM

Alain123 said:
By reinstalling the software, there isn't any other way I know of so far.
Thats why you need windows 7 disc.


what about in the bios
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July 30, 2013 7:19:50 AM

Does it have a restore partition , for recovery?
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July 30, 2013 7:21:36 AM

Restart your computer. Select "Start," "Shut Down," then "Restart" for Dell computers running Windows XP or earlier. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users can click the Microsoft logo on the taskbar, click the arrow next to the "Shut Down" button and then click "Restart."


Press and release the "Ctrl" and "F11" buttons when the Dell BIOS screen appears. The BIOS screen is the screen with the Dell logo that first appears when your computer starts. This will open the utility partition menu.


Select "Restore" when the Dell PC Restore menu appears. This will start the restoration process. Follow the prompts that appear until the process is complete. This will restore the system to include the settings and software included when you first purchased the computer.


http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/37...
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