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Need help Resetting Dell Studio XPS 8000 to factory default settings

gabe23111 10,354 28,596 May 15, 2011 at 05:26 AM
I just received a Dell XPS 8000 from a business that is closing down.

It needs a password to access the computer. I don't have any restore discs or any other software that came with the cpu.

It has windows 7 with an i7 processor.

Is there anyway for me to reset the computer to the original factory default without the password (which there is no way for me to obtain)?

I would like to reset this cpu to how it was originally received from Dell.

If any of my fellow SDers can help a computer "noob" I would greatly appreciate it.

TIA to anyone that can help worship

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You need the restore disks. Try some of the links here:

http://askville.amazon.com/find-d...d=19079015
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If the password is only for when you sign on to Windows, and not just turning the computer on then try tapping f8 when it boots, and going to "Repair my Computer"

This will boot a it to a Windows Recovery Partition which should give you access to Dell's Recovery software.

You could also boot to Command Prompt and enabling the administrator account.
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Quote from btbridges View Post :
If the password is only for when you sign on to Windows, and not just turning the computer on then try tapping f8 when it boots, and going to "Repair my Computer"

This will boot a it to a Windows Recovery Partition which should give you access to Dell's Recovery software.

You could also boot to Command Prompt and enabling the administrator account.
Thanks! tapping f8 worked perfectly! repped! worship
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no problem, glad i could help
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