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Recent Dell computers comes with some preinstalled partitions to offer some functionality outside the OS. This guide makes heavy use of Dan Goodell's excellent references.

Dell Utility

This is Dell's diagnostics program. For everything else, see Dan's Dell Utility reference.

Note: As you can also install the utility on an USB flash drive or on CD-ROM, you can - if you want - delete this partition.

Dell System Restore

This is Dell's solution to restore the preinstalled Windows installation, see Dan's Dell System Restore reference.

Dell MediaDirect

This is Dell's instant multimedia and instant office solution, see Dan's Dell MediaDirect reference.

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