Not windows recovery... you want your manufacturers recovery tool.. Usually a key you press as the machine is booting... which initiates the option.
They dont make it too easy to find - or muppets would be wiping their machines by mistake.
Whats the make and model o fyour laptop?
Wow dumb me? I found it, its Dell DataSafe local backup - i tought it was only for backing up, not restoring LOL
Ok well I cant believe its this easy, i contacted dell tech to ask but they told itl cost a fee, so i said *** it, i searched all google and couldnt find, oh well thanks!