So, you have decided to reinstall Windows operating system on your Dell laptop, for whatever reasons: your Dell runs slow, or it couldn’t boot due to system failure, or something else. In this guide, I’ll show you how to quickly reset the system and reboot your Dell so you can enjoy an “almost new” computer.
Just an important reminder before you start: proceed only when you’ve backed up all of your data stored on the Dell hard drive. Especially those files saved in your My Documents folder, including your Music, Pictures and Videos folders. It’s best to transfer them to an external drive (both WD and Seagate have some durable products as you can find from their official website). Don’t forget to check the Shared Documents (or Folders), if more than one person share files on different user accounts on your Dell computer.
Okay, now let’s get started:
Note: depending on whether you have a recovery disc (CD, USB, etc) at hand, I’m breaking down the tutorials into two parts: with or without a disc.
This is a video tutorial showing how to boot from CD/DVD on a Dell Inspiron 1525, you may find if helpful.
Here’s another useful video you may find useful:
That’s it. Let me know if the above tutorials work for you.