I have a Dell XPS L702X laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that was throwing a lot of BSODs and so I reinstalled Windows 7 from the DVD. After this had completed, I noticed that the machine was missing drivers for many major components (network adapter, USB, etc.). It now can't connect to the internet or read USB drives.
Then I noticed that the machine came with a way to restore it to factory image. Using the Backup & Restore feature didn't work because the new installation of Windows didn't recognize the Factory.wim file as one it had created. And to run a command line
imagex you need to have the Win Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Win 7.
That's a 1.7 GB download and I can't connect to the internet from my home computer. Does AIK come by default with the clean install of Win 7? Is it on the reinstallation DVD?
So, is there a way to run a restore from the command line to force the wim file to restore Win 7 on my C: drive to its factory image?