my acer recovery management needs re==setting to factory def

November 9, 2013 at 08:02:46
Specs: Windows 8
my acer recovery management has stopped
worktoing when I click on the icon I get a message not set to factory default

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#1
April 26, 2014 at 16:21:34
Did you recently upgrade your PC? I guess some changes were made to the recovery management..

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#2
April 26, 2014 at 16:49:28
What model Acer do you have? Generally recovery routines can be run from a boot up and pressing the appropriate keys... without actually invoking the recovery utility itself? When I have reset/restored an Acer to factory state I've never used the built-in/preloaded utility; just pressed whichever keys it was at boot up.

Do be very aware that if ever you actually use the recovery option (however you go about it) - to restore/reset your Acer to factory gate/delivery state - it will wipe "all" your personal files etc; and any other software you may have installed after you received the Acer.

So be very sure - well before you ever go that route - that you have all your personal "stuff" (things/files, photos, music etc.) safely copied elsewhere. Typically DVD and ideally two sets.. just in-case one set gets broken or otherwise damaged, or lost, or mislaid... And even better a copy of all that :stuff' one another (external) hard drive. No two medium is invulnerable to failures; but for both (DVD and another HD) to go down/fail/get broken at the same time is "almost' unknown.. but has been know to happen...

Also ensure that you have all the installation keys, registration keys etc. for any software you may have added saved somewhere of the system entirely. Hard copy is one way; and also email it to yourself as a backup on-line source (I use both, and have it all on another external drive - actually Network storage - NAS).

Good practice is regularly copy all that "stuff" to DVD (at least) and keep the copies up to date; and also check them when you make them, and at regular intervals thereafter too.


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#3
April 27, 2014 at 04:09:32
OWCH....looks like all the helpers tried to resurrect a post....I'm afraid the OP was long gone before the first reply....

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#4
April 27, 2014 at 06:19:17
Don't you just hate it when someone digs up an ancient post and posts a response; and then others (well some of us...) tag along and answer with more ideas etc...

XpU... you at least took time to read the original posting date...; gold stars, and cookie for you!

Time to go and have a nice cuppa tea and a cookie (aka biscuit - cookies being things on computers, and also large-ish munchies made of oatmeal etc. with chocolate chips, raisins, blueberries, nuts etc...)


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#5
April 28, 2014 at 16:17:43
Not sure I really know why but I've noticed that it only takes one response to an old post and others join in. It doesn't seem to appear at the top of the pile but there is something which seems to cause this to happen.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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