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How to performed system recovery on Acer desktop with Vista OS?

My real problem is on how to properly use the recovery disc to revert back my desktop to its original factory set-up? btw, my desktop OS is vista.

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That shouldnt be much of an issue just use first disk and follow instructions you cant mess up

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Starting the recovery from power up If Windows Vista cannot open and if the Recovery partition on the hard disk drive is functioning properly, you can perform a System Recovery by performing the following procedure:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Do one of the following actions depending on how Windows Vista was installed:
    • If Windows Vista came pre-installed on your computer, press the F11 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen), until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    • If your computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, press the F10 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen) until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    If Recovery Manager does not open, a set of recovery discs is needed to perform a System Recovery. Follow the instructions listed in Starting the recovery from recovery discs .
  5. Click Next .
  6. On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No , and then click Next .
  7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. Backing up your files is recommended. To back up your files select Yes , and then click Next . Follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not want to backup your files, select No , and then click Next .
  8. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
  9. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
  10. Reinstall any software applications that were added after puchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

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  • You will need the Windows Vista DVD to access this recovery feature of Vista. Check the Discs that HP has provided and check if you have the Disc for Windows Vista. If you do not have it, you can borrow a Windows Vista DVD (Any versions) from a Friend or co worker. If not, just request the Disc from HP Support.

**Note : You will only need two tools under Windows Vista Recovery Environment, that is Startup Reapir and System Restore.

Starup Repair - This will automatically fix errors on the operating system (If this will not work, proceed to system restore)

System restore - You can revert back the system to an earlier date where is was working properly. (No files will be deleted if you this feature)


The link below is a complete step by step of what you need.

Link - Steps for Startup repair :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Link - Steps for System Restore :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html

**Note : If the Links will not work, just copy the whole link and paste it to your web browser's address bar. I Suggest that you print the steps so that you can perform the steps with accuracy.

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ACER RECOVERY HELP!!!


It comes as part of the package when you bought it.
It's already on the hard drive. Acer recommend you make a recovery disk before you start using the machine.

This is from Acer's Website.


How can I launch Acer eRecovery Management to back up or restore my system?
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Problem:
How can I launch Acer eRecovery Management to back up or restore my system?

Solution:
You can press <Alt+F10> or the Empowering Key to launch in a Windows environment, or press <Alt+F10> during boot up. For the Veriton desktop series, you can also press the hardware reset button at any time. For the Aspire or AcerPower desktop series, an Acer eRecovery Management icon can be found on the desktop screen.


Hope it helps.

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I understand that you had Vista installed on your computer, then installed Ubuntu, decided you didn't like it, and now want to reinstall Vista, but your system recovery disc does not work, correct?

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