Understanding Computers/restore to original settings

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Dan:

My granddaughter gave me her old Dell Inspiron E1405.

How do I reset it to original specs?

Also, is a code required - I have no manual?

Thank you,     joseph

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Hello josheph:
Thanks for asking this question.

I think you want to restore your computer to the original "factory" installation, and please follow these steps:

Turn on the computer and press the <F8> key when the Dell Logo appears. Then, from the Advanced Boot Options,  highlight "Repair Your Computer" with the arrow keys and press <ENTER>.  Click Next and login to your administrator account on the computer.
Then, Click  "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options"  and follow the prompts provided.  
The sequences may not be exactly the same as above, but process would be similar.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.  

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