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Acer laptop factory reset.

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    Acer laptop factory reset.


    Got an Acer laptopV3-571 with Windows 8.I had trouble downloading Windows updates so I decided to do a factory reset through Acer recovery management.It seems very slow to do so compared to my Samsung laptop which took about 25 minutes to reset.It is at 10% after 50 minutes.Is this normal?
    Last edited by citroen; 06 Apr 2013 at 14:04. Reason: want to add something

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    Dear citroÍn. It's an Acer...What did you expect Lenovo? Yes they can take some time...
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    It's now at 28% after 2h 15 mins.Surely it shouldn't take as long as this.
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    It took 8 hours on my Acer AX mini desktop. Good thing I started it in the evening so I just left it overnight. But then I had a different issue afterwards which says "Reboot or select proper boot drive" which took me a while to figure out. If you encountered that problem after the recovery is done, message me.

    And yup, I agree... before the Acer, I had the Lenovo Q190 which I exchanged for an Acer. Before I returned the Lenovo, I did a system recovery which only took between 10 and 15mins.
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    Thank you very much for your reply.I thought there was something wrong with my laptop.I only got it today to replace a faulty Samsung laptop I got 3 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citroen View Post
    It's now at 28% after 2h 15 mins.Surely it shouldn't take as long as this.
    This is not normal by any means. I would RMA the thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citroen View Post
    It's now at 28% after 2h 15 mins.Surely it shouldn't take as long as this.
    Sounds unreasonably slow. Rid yourself of it.
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    Return to Retailer for Repair or Replacement.
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    You should create a recovery media back up. According to Acer (I contacted them), it's faster to do recovery from media (USB Flashdrive) than from recovery partition.
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    Thanks to everyone for your replies.I am going to create recovery media on a 32GB usb stick as advised by fourth of july.
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