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Still wondering if there is anyway to get my computer back to the factory settings. I dont have a recovery disc and have somehow lost my microsoft word program which I need desparately. I am not the brightest when it comes to computers, so please help me and advise how I can get the program back thanks

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You can restore your system to some back date where it's working fine through system recovery option, for this go to program - accessories - system tools - system restore option.
then select some back date where do you think your system is ok

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Acer: No boot recovery to factory defaults


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A very common issue with most people is what to do when your computer crashes and will no longer boot up. I wish to start by saying save any discs or software that came with your machine it is imperative that keeping these discs will assist you in the future in case this issues do arrive. Second prepare you computer with doing a system backup. So that you have any valuable information on a disc or USB device or any external method outside of your computers hard drive. What I do "TIP" I have a backup drive on my computer. Any and all pictures, movies, special files are stored on my backup drive and not my C:\Drive. All software files downloads anything that I can retrieve to reinstall due to a C: drive crash can be brought over from my backup drive in an instant. This is the easiest way to keep your files safe. Investing in one is cheap and easy to install. Even if it is a external drive it is well worth the investment. <br /> The BIOS is your main source of access. You can set time you can set boot order you can boot up from your BIOS learn how to get into your BIOS most new users do not even know you can do this. This is the main resource for restoring software and doing a recovery process on some computers. The issues that arise are lost passwords and usernames as well as boot orders being set to Hard Drive Booting First when the default setting on computers these days are boot from CD or DVD. So if you cannot boot from your recovery disc this is the main problem this is where you will have to learn how to set the boot order if it is not defaulted to CD or DVD as the first boot. If this is set you can boot from any CD or DVD disc to install an Operating System back on to your machine. Usually F2 or the delete key will get you into your BIOS. If all is lost set the BIOS setting to default settings hit esc then save. This will set your BIOS to default settings. <br /> Recovery DVD or CD's can be purchased from you manufacturer or offered in a downloadable file when you purchase your computer. It is a good idea to purchase your software legally. So that you have the right keys and you own it otherwise you will run into issues with "WGA" Windows Genuine Activation. It can be a pain to pass even for those that own their software. People do hack cracks that bypass WGA Microsoft is constantly working diligently to catch people that are pirating and taking the software illegally. So to avoid this problem purchase a legal copy of Windows. <br /> Use manufacturers DVD or recovery discs only on your computer if you are not familiar with installing a new software Operating System on a computer. "WHY" drivers and other computer devices may not update and a you have seen with some of the questions. Drivers are always needed. With a factory boot recovery disc for your computer drivers come with the software. So it makes installing and recovering much easier to deal with. <br /> In closing there is not much to doing a recovery on a crashed machine. Insert the recovery CD or DVD and boot from DVD or CD as the first boot and away you go that is about it. You can also perform a repair it is one of the options included with the install. You can always go back to an earlier time when you new you did not have a problem. Be sure to set your computer to back up files. Thanks for using FixYa! John

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Acer aspire t180 restore to factory settings on start up


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I wanna know how to reset my laptop back to factory settings Gateway windows 7 model# NEW90 NV59C


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I want to take my acer aspire back to the factory setting but dont have a cd how do i do it


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http://www.ehow.com/how_4478845_restore-acer-computer-factory-settings.html

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I need to restart my laptop to factory settings


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I lost some of my settings-microsoft word is just gone--can you have it reinstalled to this computer? How can I get the original factory settings back? I dont have a recovery disk?


Somewhere within your stash of Gateway disks, there might be a disk to restore Microsoft Office. If not, I would suggest contacting Gateway computers to see what your options are. They most likely have had this sort of question asked before. If not, you'll have to look at purchasing Microsoft Office. You shouldn't have to, but contact Gateway regardless.

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Re: Need to do a factory restore


Hello:

REcovery discs can do the task by restoring it to the factory setting. you can insert it directly to the DVD/CD ROM and then boot the pc to the ROM. and the follow the onscreen instruction.

however; if you have recovery disk then you have to provide windows installation disk and install it to the your hard drive.

installation of windows information is found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

may this help you.

melnavz

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