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November 3, 2010 1:41:33 PM

Hi everybody....
Have a dell pc with windows vista on board....would like to completely erase everything and have a fresh pc to give to my son (as I have a new one)....can anybody help me with the best way to achieve this?

thanks :wahoo: 

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November 3, 2010 1:46:39 PM

Check if it has a small partition on the hard drive. Some dells put a disk image of the computer as shipped. All you would have to do is boot from the rescue disk and restore to like factory.
November 3, 2010 1:51:13 PM

cool...i am completely computer illiterate lol could you expand slightly..cheers
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November 3, 2010 2:12:29 PM

Right click my computer on the desktop. A window opens (computer managment)
Left click on disk managment. (window changes to show hard drive)
Are there any partitions on the C: drive ?
There will be one for c: are there any others?
If so put in the Dell restore/recovery disk
Enter bios when computer restarts by hitting the del or F2 key.
in boot settings select boot from cd/dvd drive and restart.
Follow instructions
November 4, 2010 2:41:33 PM

thanks very much :)