i am having windows 8.1 recovery media . my laptop came pre installed with windows 8 but it got corrupted and i dont have any recovery media for it . so can i use win 8.1 recovery media to get my win 8 back??
Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue.
Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.
Step 3: Restart the laptop and press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.
Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.
Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.
Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.
Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process.