how to know if Dell machine has 'restore' to original state feature.

the del machine does not have a DVD/restore CD. How/where can we see if there is a restore partition that can be used to restore to original state. thx.
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dbruntonCommented:
Have a look at this thread http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-do-i-know-if-my-laptop-has-an-inbuilt-recovery/e1d73e63-eab7-4074-8118-9e6e038d9498

From that thread

In the Start menu search box enter

manage

In the results that are offered, right-click on Computer management and select Run as admin.

In the Computer management window, select Disk management.

You can now see a list of all your drives & their partitions.  The one you are interested in may actually be called Recovery but it may not.  You should look at any partition that is 8-16GB in size.

Now close the Computer management window without touching anything else as this window contains powerful commands that can really mess up your PC if they are misapplied.
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25112Author Commented:
its there.. thnks.
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