About Acer Aspire recovery
Acer Aspire is a series of computers covering both 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). Acer developed this series to range from essentials to high performance, and it has been one of Acer's main series since 2002. Among all these products, Aspire One is the most popular branch.
When you purchase an Aspire One or any other computer from this series, it comes with a recovery partition which enables you to restore the system to factory settings. So when we talk about Acer Aspire recovery, it generally refers to restore Acer Aspire computers with the built-in recovery management.
How to factory restore Acer Aspire in Windows 10/8/7?
As mentioned above, you can make use of 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.
1. Restore Acer Aspire to factory settings from boot
If your computer can’t boot into Windows due to a system error, 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.
Alternative to Acer Aspire recovery 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 such as AOMEI OneKey Recovery.
It’s 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, 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.
Step 2. The first time you use it, you should create a recovery partition. So click OneKey
System Backup on the main interface, and select Backup system to AOMEI
OneKey Recovery Partition.
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.
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, such as backing up specific files, cloning a disk to another, creating bootable disc or USB, etc., then the all-in-one backup & restore freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard might better meet your needs.