Dell recovery disks can be requested from Dell while the device is still under warranty. Alternatively, it is possible to download an installation disk from Microsoft and then install the drivers using the Dell support website. The Dell service tag and perhaps the Microsoft Windows product key are required.
Even though it is more convenient to reinstall from the media provided by Dell, it is always possible to install any computer with the standard Microsoft installation disks. With the latter option, however, it is required to install specific drivers for the various hardware components in the device. Dell provides an online service to simplify this and provides the required drivers on the basis of the computer’s service tag.