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8 Enterprise Legacy-UEFI problem doing Acer recovery

  1. #1

    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    8 Enterprise Legacy-UEFI problem doing Acer recovery

    I have an Acer V3-731. Owner's nephew somehow put W-8 Enterprise on.
    Received a complete set of Recovery CDs from Acer.
    I want to do a complete recovery, no data.
    First CD, "System" started and said needed UEFI

    The BIOS is set

    Supervisor Password-Clear
    Secure Boot Mode-Standard
    (Only "Set Supervisor Password" is operable)

    Secure Boot disabled

    Booting from the "System" CD, I get as far as "Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults"

    Next window says "Please boot this Recovery Disc using Legacy BIOS"

    When I change the Boot to Legacy, it tells me I can only use UEFI.

    Is this something to do with the Enterprise on this PC?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Is this something to do with the Enterprise on this PC?
    NO, you need to clean the HDD.

    Reset the UEFI/BIOS back to UEFI & Secure Boot ENABLED.

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    Using Acer Recovery DVD:
    ICONIA W510,how to reinstall windows 8 with recove... - Acer Community
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    Thanks, theog

    I don't know why this caused me such a headache, bouncing between Legacy and UEFI.
    With UEFI and Secure Boot enabled, I used a Windows 8 Rescue disk, booted to CMD and used diskparted to clean.
    After that, the first "System" CD went followed by the first "Recovery" disc.
    Its on its way.

    Thanks for your help,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    It is way ACER have made the Recovery disk('s).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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