Restoring computer


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10
       #1

    Restoring computer


    I have a dell XPís 8700 desktop computer windows 8, so I went to windows 10 and that just gave me more problems. Windows update and so did my virus protection and shut down before windows got done, was was in a pickle windows 10 did not work so I had to go to safe mode to get the computer to work. So I got new computer and the old one xps8700 I erase it everything. Now all I have is black screen no windows I used my restore disk and had a error so I do not know what to do I need help!!!!!!
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  2. Posts : 3,682
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #2

    xps8700 I erase it everything. Now all I have is black screen no windows
    How did your "Erase Everything"? When you Format (Erase) a drive, it will remove Windows and everything else on a drive.
    You can do a Clean Install of Windows 10 On a working computer, you can download the Windows 10 ISO image and burn it to a USB Flash drive with the Media Creation Tool. You then can boot the problematic computer with the USB Flash drive and choose your language, then Custom Install. In Where to Install Windows, Delete all partitions on the drive so the whole drive is Unallocated Space. Then press Next. Windows will create partitions and format them during the install.
    Last edited by spunk; 15 Mar 2021 at 16:17.
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  4. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I press f8 and restore or erase so I erase everything I was going back to windows 8
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  5. Posts : 35,545
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    This appears to be from around Sept 2013.

    Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10?
    gives an example of a successful clean installation of Win 10 (of the build at that time, May 2019).

    That's no guarantee that a later build of Win 10 will be fully compatible of course.

    Given that you had problems, and the age of the machine, as a minimum you should check the disk.

    You should also ensure the BIOS is up to date:
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    https://www.dell.com/support/home/en...s-8700/drivers
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  6. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ya thanks I ran and check for problems and had none it was all good
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  7. Posts : 1,495
    Win10 Pro
       #7

    dalchina said:
    This appears to be from around Sept 2013.

    Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10?
    gives an example of a successful clean installation of Win 10 (of the build at that time, May 2019).

    That's no guarantee that a later build of Win 10 will be fully compatible of course.

    Given that you had problems, and the age of the machine, as a minimum you should check the disk.

    You should also ensure the BIOS is up to date:
    Restoring computer-1.png

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/en...s-8700/drivers
    Just FYI, I have 2 XPS8700’s and an XPS8300 all running the latest build with no issues.
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