Restore to Factory Dell Mini w/o external DVD

[qanda]This thread is about the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I am trying to restore this back to factory because I am selling it… I have external hard drives and I have the original XP disc but I don’t know how to do this… I can’t just restore it because it was not on and so it does not offer the restore point.

Any help would be very much appreciated…:flower:

Hi and Welcome!

most newer computers come with a recovery partition that allows reinstalling the factory preinstallation. Please read the manual how to access this recovery partition.

The other option would be this (you need an external CD/DVD drive to do so):
Connect an USB CD/DVD drive, change boot order in Bios setup and boot from your external drive with the installation disc inserted.


Maybe the notebook offers some kind of recovery to factory installation when you boot it up, before Windows loads?

As an example, my Medion netbook can be restored to factory installation by pressing F3 during boot (and then following the on-screen instructions).

When all else fails read the manual! :smiley:

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