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how can i factory reset my Laptop

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro

    how can i factory reset my Laptop

    Hi All I have a problem I decided to try win seven on my new laptop. I changed the boot system from Uefi to Legacy
    when win 7 was loaded ai went for the drivers on Acer but for my model there were none. SO I changed the boo tback to UEFI
    I had to use my wifes win eight disk . What I need to know is it possible to recover the factory reset nad how would I do it.
    Thanks everyone.

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  2. #2

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 518
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Acer normally has a click here to begin that process under a certain subdirectory. Because my Acers no longer carry that hidden partition or the acess menu -- I can't remember where that menu was. c:\program files or c:\program files (x86) might be places to start, if such have not been overwritten yet.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro

    how can I reset my laptop

    Hi thanks for replying .I have checked my Acer file in program files. but nothing is in there relating to factory reset media.
    I have contacted Acer they want 50 for a disk. the money I paid for this laptop I think they are having a laugh with that price.
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  4. #4

    According to the online Users GUide:

    Using the HP Recovery partition to recover a minimized image (select models only)

    The HP Recovery partition (select models only) allows you to perform a minimized image recovery
    without the need for recovery discs or a recovery USB flash drive. This type of recovery can only be
    used if the hard drive is still working.

    To start HP Recovery Manager from the HP Recovery partition:

    1. Press f11 while the computer boots.
    Press and hold f11 as you press the power button.

    2. Choose your keyboard layout.

    3. Select Troubleshoot from the boot options menu.

    4. Select Recovery Manager, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Hi ztrucker Thanks for your response I have no image for a reset. I have heard deep in the bowls of the hard drive it resides but how do i revive it?
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  6. #6

    Posts : 2,613
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    I changed the boot system from Uefi to Legacy > SO I changed the boot back to UEFI
    I think it is safe to say - that you no longer have factory recovery option..

    Just download and install windows 8.1> Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    and the OEM drivers if needed

    I have heard deep in the bowls of the hard drive it resides but how do i revive it?
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