Remove the hard drive from the laptop and install into this enclosure. Select Restart now under Advanced startup. Essentially, you start again from the very beginning like when you first opened the box. I set the source to the Factory. After testing personally your isos and the Dell ones, I prefer the Dell because install all the missing drivers automatically from Windows update.
Press any key to shut down. Is it your intention to go back to 7? How can I solve this? I can explore it but not access from the boot menu. Then you can install your security software and preferred apps. This of course would eliminate and option to do a factory restore but you can either use the Aomei One Key or create a disk image using Macrium Free or Aomei Backupper to an external drive. Select diagnostics and run it. Once that worked, I'd move it back to the target machine.
Backup your files before proceeding! I am afraid I cannot help any further, sorry. Get startup errors when I tried it. . You can after that re-format a pendrive with that iso using utility. Again, this is odd as my boss has the default Dell image that came with these laptops and his laptop works fine.
Unfortunately, I have already rolled out ~20 laptops with this image and they have been in use for a few weeks now. I tryed using F8 or even + F11 as everyone normally do. It will ruin the operating system and you will have to format. Not sure if older computers are supported, but I'm just downloading Windows 10 for my dell and looks good so far. I followed this guide and everything went as it said but after 20-25 minutes, it gave me an error that it failed to restore system. When this completed I rebooted and everything installed a fresh copy of the factory restore that the laptop shipped with. He never set up a restore disc when he first got this laptop so we are trying to find a way to do a factory restore without a disc and his new admin password.
Or, you can simply continue with the tool and burn to thumb drive. . I just created a new profile and ran sysprep. We will be happy to help you. I am not sure how you got that error. You can after that re-format a pendrive with that iso using utility.
They will install Windows 10 but once you boot there will still be missing several drivers and software. As the message up top shows, unless you stump up you'll only be able to recover back to Windows 8. Is there a way to possibly do that? If this option is checked by default on all of these laptops, why would it only effect ones with a custom image? Next I installed a vanilla Windows 10 download. Select your name from the drop down menu you have to know the administrator password. Something with the Thunderbolt dock and the laptops is just not getting along with Bitlocker. The advantage of using Macrium or Aoemi Backupper is that you can recover your system even if the hard drive fails.
In case you want to use third party applications to backup and restore the computer, the recommended software is Macrium Reflect. The Dell Factory Image Restore Partition is in my laptop hd. Still looking for a recovery drive? There is a chance that your laptop has a hidden recovery partition and you can re-image the hard drive using files on the hidden partition. Step 3: Type in the verification code to confirm that you are not a robot and then click Check availability button. Installation will still work and not give that error.
The rest of it is mainly bloatware, and most things that software did Windows does it natively and better. Then go through upgrading all over again. Yes, but with the original Windows 7 recovery Dell partition, to have a functional computer like after bought it. I discovered that the hard drive of the laptop I purchased donates a large amount of storage space to the Recovery partitions. Create the recovery disk for Windows 8 with Dell Backup and Recovery Manager You can create a recovery disk for Dell with Windows 8 installed using the Dell Backup and Recovery Manager software by following these instructions.
It can be 32-bit or 64-bit and I would go with 64-bit. You need to provide the 7 character service tag. I'll try it out tonight. Did you check for firmware updates for Laptop and Docking station? Otherwise, consider using an alternative recovery disk. While this does take up valuable disk space, it is also very convenient as we have a self-contained unit to repair. Cant seem to get past this screen.