About Acer Aspire recovery
Acer Aspire is a series of desktops (Aspire T, Aspire X, Aspire Z All-In-One) and laptops (Aspire One, Aspire E, Aspire F, Aspire R, Aspire S 13, Aspire Switch, Aspire V Nitro). It ranges from essentials to high performance, and has been one of Acer's main series since 2002. Among all these products, Aspire One is the most popular branch.
An Aspire One (or other computer from this series) generally comes with a recovery partition. So when you need to perform Acer Aspire recovery, the most common method is using the built-in recovery management to restore the system to factory settings. But how?
How to factory restore Acer Aspire in Windows 10/8/7
As mentioned above, you can use the built-in recovery function whichever OS you are running and whether you can log in to Windows or not. But the specific approach differs a little bit from system to system. You could follow steps to have a try.
If you fail to use Acer Recovery Management, or want an unified solution in different conditions and for different brands of computers, you could directly jump to method 3.
1. Restore Acer Aspire to factory settings from boot
If your computer cannot boot into Windows due to system errors, you can try these steps to enter recovery environment.
◉ Restore system with Acer Aspire recovery partition in Windows 7:
Step 1. When Acer logo appears, hold Alt key and press F10 at the same time to boot with Acer Aspire recovery partition.
Step 2. Then you can choose restore type in Acer eRecovery Management. Here I choose Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults and hit Next to continue.
Step 3. After confirmation, the Acer Aspire recovery will begin. You can wait till it ends and click OK to restart the computer.
Note: if you have problem with entering Acer Aspire recovery partition, you can find corresponding solution in how to solve Acer eRecovery Management Not Working.
◉ Factory reset Acer Aspire from boot in Windows 10/8.1/8
Step 1. When the Acer logo appears during startup, hold Alt and press F10 repeatedly. Your system shall boot into recovery environment in this way.
Step 2. Click Troubleshoot and choose Reset your PC. It will restore Windows thoroughly and erase all the data in system partition.
Step 3. Click Next, choose Just remove my files. Then click Reset to start recovery.
2. Restore Acer Aspire to factory defaults with Recovery Management
If you’ve successfully logged into Windows, you can use the built-in recovery management tool directly.
Note the Acer Recovery Management is upgraded together with Windows OS. And the specific operation is also varies between different OS.
◉ How to use recovery management in Windows 7:
Step 1. Launch Acer eRecovery Management from Start menu, or simply search it in the search box.
Step 2. Switch to Restore tab, and choose the restore type you want.
Step 3. If your computer is suffering from viruses or malwares, then it’s better to perform a thorough reset with the first option Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults, though it will erase all your data in system partition.
Step 4. Then follow the wizard to complete the Acer Aspire recovery.
◉ How to use recovery management in Windows 8:
Step 1. Type Recovery in the search box and launch Acer Recovery Management.
Step 2. You can see three options in the main page. Just choose the restore type you want.
Step 3. Follow the guide to complete Acer Aspire factory restore.
◉ How to use recovery management in Windows 10:
Step 1. Locate Acer Care Center from Start menu or though search box.
Step 2. Select Recovery Management module in the main interface.
Step 3. Then you can choose to Reset this PC under Restore tab.
Step 4. Choose the restore modes and follow the guide to perform system recovery.
One-key backup and restore Acer Aspire system in Windows 10/8/7
Acer Recovery Management may sometimes fail to restore system due to various reasons, such as the built-in recovery partition is destroyed or deleted. In this case, you may need an effective alternative with simple operation and high success rate.
Alternative: Create system partition and perform system recovery with one key
AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a program aimed at operating system backup and restore. With it, you can perform system restore both in Windows and from the AOMEI recovery environment during startup.
Unlike Acer Aspire built-in recovery, AOMEI OneKey Recovery applies to all Windows OS (PCs and Servers), and supports all types of computers including Lenovo, HP, Dell, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Asus, etc.
It helps you to create a factory recovery partition or store system to other location. Once your system crashes, you can restore the Acer Aspire computer to factory defaults or a previously backed up state easily.
How to create recovery partition and restore system:
Step 1. Download and install AOMEI OneKey Recovery, then launch it to get started. The first time you use it, you should create a recovery partition. So click OneKey System Backup on the main interface.
Step 2. Select Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition. You can also choose Scheduler to make the backup auto run daily/weekly/monthly.
Step 3. Select a partition as your factory recovery partition. It should have enough space for your system image. Then click Start Backup.
Step 4. When the process is complete, the boot menu will be added to your system. You can then click the gear button on the top right corner to configure it.
Step 5. To restore your system, just click OneKey System Recovery, then specify a way to perform restore and click Next.
Step 6. Confirm the operation and click Start Restore. Then wait till it has been completed.
How to restore system from AOMEI recovery environment:
Step 1. If you’ve created a recovery partition with AOMEI OneKey Recovery and suddenly can’t boot to Windows, then press F11 or A (according to your settings) during startup.
Step 2. Now you can enter AOMEI recovery environment and perform system restore for Acer Aspire computers.
You can also backup system images to external hard drives, flash drives, etc. and use this media to restore your system next time.
In Backup Options, you can encrypt backups or choose a compress level you prefer. The higher compress level makes a smaller image file, but take longer time to complete backup.
AOMEI OneKey Recovery has different editions for different user groups, check the comparison here.
Supplement: Backup system and restore it completely for free
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a completely free solution you can try. Though it isn't simple as onekey recovery, it's still quick and intuitive.
With it, you can backup Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista regardless of PC brands, and perform system recovery anytime you need. Not only OS, you can also use it to backup and restore files & folders, partitions, or the disk.
Download and install the backup freeware to perform system backup.
If you want to keep the backup up-to-date and run it automatically, you can schedule backup. Thus when problem occurs, you can easily restore the system to an earlier state accurately.
If you are worried the computer won't boot due to system erros, just create a bootable media. With it, you can boot the computer into WinPE and perform system backup & restore as normal.
No matter you want to do Aspire One recovery or restore another Acer Aspire computer, the built-in recovery partition enables you to factory reset it whether you can successfully log in to Windows or not. However, the operation varies from different systems and sometimes may not work due to a variety of reasons.
If you are having trouble using the Acer recovery management, or considering performing system restore on other brands of computers, you may need an alternative with similar functionality. In this case, AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a good choice. It works on all Windows OS and supports all brands of laptop or desktops with a very simple working process.
If you have more flexible data protection requirements, then the all-in-one backup & restore freeware AOMEI Backupper may better meet your needs. In addition to daily data protection , it also enables you to restore system image to another computer or even clone hard drive to SSD.