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Factory Restore

October 4, 2009 at 10:25:21
Specs: Windows Vista

Is there a way I can do a factory restore. I got this computer from someone, and wanted to have it to the out of the box settings, but I am not finding any info on how to do it.

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#1
October 4, 2009 at 10:26:14

I have a t5082 not a 5088

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#2
October 4, 2009 at 10:53:00

possibly if can locate/contact teh manufacturer you may be able to get a set of recovery disks from them.

And a trawl (google etc.) for:

Emachines T5088 desktop restore
or:

Emachines T5088 desktop recovery disk

will bring up a few sources?

The first link may also cough up a how to do it - presuming that everything you need is actually on the drive already. Acer and one or two others often adopt this approach; although they also advise/encourage one to make a disk set too - when you first get the kit (and it's in its factory gate status).

I just dun a kwik google using the fisrt suggested string/term and the first hit offers the disks. Apparently some of Emachines kit doesn't come with them; but one is persumably encouraged to make a set...?

http://www.user-guides.co.uk/cddown...

is the hit...

Copy/paset into browser; or do your own trawl and go there directly; and also check other hits too?

Might be worth to trawl using both strings (separately of course)....?

http://revver.com/video/1406250/har...


http://revver.com/video/1406216/har...

is a tutorial about it; in two parts...


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#3
October 4, 2009 at 10:59:06

There is conflicting information about restoring Emachines from the factory image on the hard drive. I've found some sites that say you need an Emachine CD to do the recovery. But others say, tap the F11 key during a boot. F11 is used by other manufacturers, so try it. If it doesn't work, try F10, F12 and maybe the other F keys.

Please let us know if you find a way to do it.


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#4
October 4, 2009 at 11:42:00

aegis1 is right - Press F11 key at boot to access eMachine factory Restore. Instruction HERE.

If for some reason F11 key does not work, go HERE. to purchase replacement Recovery media directly from eMachine.

By the way did you know that eMachine is now owned by Taiwan-based Acer?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
October 4, 2009 at 11:48:59

MMM... now there's a turn... Duz this mean Emachines now become "cheapr" clones of Acer... or Acer become (perhaps cheaper) clones of Emachines?

I think the links "XpUuser" posted to help are better too than those I proffered; more direct/specific etc.


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#6
October 4, 2009 at 12:39:37

Well by owning Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell brands in North America, Acer have made themself one of the top three consumer PC manufacturer - next to Dell & HP.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#7
October 4, 2009 at 20:10:17

thanks for your responses.

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