I just bought a laptop that is full of a bunch of junk. I was thinking about doing one of two things, if I can. A complete reformat or running the recovery partition. I am leaning towards doing a complete reformat. I do not an extra copy of Windows 7 lying around, can I use my Dell serial number to do a typical install of a standard (non-Dell) version of Windows 7? On the other hand I think I have read that if I run the restore partition it only installs the operating system and the drivers. Is this true? If this is true it seems like it would be the best way to go.