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Factory resetting i need some help?

  1. #1


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8

    Factory resetting i need some help?


    My 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) is very slow and laggy and i tried everything to get it back to normal again but still not good.

    So i thought the only option is to factory reset my Windows 8 tablet the option "that you refresh your PC without affectin your files" i pressed on it and after couple minutes(perparing) it said "Insert media Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files" i dont really know where to find the Windows installation or recovery media.


    So where do i find them files to factory reset my tablet?

    And what do i need to do before i factory reset my Windows 8 tablet? because i am a complete newbie when it comes to factory resetting Windows 8 tablets and will be my 1st time doing this and when it comes to factory resetting my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 it is simple and fast.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have a screen like this---

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  3. #3


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Do you have a screen like this---

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    Yes, it is the same!

    I don't really want to pick the 2nd option, i think the option above "refresh your PC without affectin your files" is better and be less of the hassle for me.
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    Posts : 39
    Windows 8


    Just bought a (Samsung)External CD drive connected to my Acer Iconia W700 and i putted the Acer Recovery CDs inside and now i really don't know what to do next because on the Acer manuel help guide it does not tell me on how to factory reset my tablet and what to do next and when i go on the discs on my tablet it only shows files(.MD5/.DAT), not a .exe file


    So can someone help me please? and on what to do next?
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Post a pic of the files on your recovery cd..

    also

    right click start flag > command prompt(admin)
    Type> diskpart
    type> list volume
    type> select disk 0
    type> list partition

    (post a pic)

    What has happened is that the windows 8.1 upgrade broken the link to the windows 8 recovery
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    Posts : 39
    Windows 8


    When it is charging it will be fast again at opening new tabs and loading programs and be not slow and sluggish.

    But when it is not charging it is very slow and sluggish again. :/
    And i have battery on balance when i put switch it to high performance it does nothing and still be slow and sluggish.

    I can't keep charging the battery at 100 percent because it will over charge and it will reduce the battery life and i don't want that to happen!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8


    Anyone!!???
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