I wish to restore my computer back to factory specs

Original Title: I wish to restore my computer back to it's condition when it was taken "off the shelf."  How?

 I have a Dell laptop given to me by my grandson.  It's loaded with "stuff" I have no interest in.  Would like to "resurect it to what it was when brand new.  Don't need his programs, games, etc.


Good plan!

See How To Restore or Reinstall Windows on a Dell Computer

You want "Step 2" unless the laptop is so old that you have to use "Step 3."

(And, of course, you don't have to do all of the "backup and restore of important files and data" because you want to get rid of all of that.)
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