It’s possible to order Dell recovery disks if you do not have them. We get questions all the time regarding reinstalling the Operating System on a Dell computer. Usually a user will have lost their recovery disks, or worse, never created them using the recovery disks creation wizard. Dell now allows users to order a set of recovery disks to perform a system restore of their computer. Users can only do this once, so if you need a set of disks shipped to you from Dell, be sure you keep them in a safe place, as this is the only time you will be able to send away for them.
Before You Order Dell Recovery Disks
There are a couple of things you’ll need to do before you order Dell recovery disks depending on the age of your computer. If you get the recovery disks, you might want to go to the Dell Drivers and Downloads page to make sure you have the very latest drivers for your computer, as the recovery disks you get might not contain the latest updates.
Where To Order Dell Recovery Disks
To order Dell recovery disks you’ll need to have your service tag number (located on the back of your computer) ready and proceed to the Dell Recovery Disk order page and fill out the request form.
Do You Need Dell Recovery Disks Anymore
In the era of Windows 10, you may not even need recovery disks, anymore. Try the options below if you bought a Dell computer with Windows 10 already installed, or if you bought a Dell computer with a different version of Windows and later upgraded to Windows 10.
You can use the built-in Dell Factory Image Restore to restore your PC to factory settings. This includes all drivers and applications. This option is for PCs that came with Windows 10. If you upgraded to Windows 10 from a previous version, use the method below.
Windows 10 Upgrades, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
Use Dell Backup and Recovery to restore factory settings or to back up your files. This option re-installs the version of Windows that came with your PC. Windows 10-upgraded computers will need the upgrade reinstalled.