Restoring Your Operating System
If you received an Operating System disc with
your computer, you can use it to restore your
operating system. However, using the Operating
System disc also deletes all data on the solid-
NOTE: Your computer may or may not have
an external optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.
Windows Operating System
Before you Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows
operating system to correct a problem with a
newly installed driver, first try using Windows
Device Driver Rollback.
NOTICE: Before performing the installation,
back up all data files on your primary
solid-state drive. For conventional
solid-state drive configurations, the primary
solid-state drive is the first drive detected
by the computer.
To reinstall Windows, you need the following
Dell Operating System
Dell Drivers and Utilities
NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities disc
contains drivers that were installed during
the assembly of the computer. Use the Dell
Drivers and Utilities disc to load any required
drivers. Depending on the region from which
you ordered your computer, or whether you
requested the discs, the Dell Drivers and
Utilities disc and Operating System disc may
not ship with your computer.