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I was away for a couple of months and my mate decided to install xp onto my acer aspire e700.....thinking it would be better for me...i didnt like it one bit... all i need to know is what button i should press to restore it back as if it were off the factory floor?.... please help!

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Press ALT+F10 repeatedly at boot.
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You may not be able to utilize the recovery feature, if your friend deleted the recovery partition during the XP install.
If that is the case, the only way to restore the factory image of your HDD would be by use of a Recovery CD set. You would have had the option to create this CD set when you booted your OS the first few times, or manually via the Acer portion of the Start menu. If you did not make the CDs, then you can call Acer to request them.

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Press the <ALT> <F10> key during boot up.
LINK TO E-RECOVERY GUIDE

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