Acer Completely Restore Operating System to Factory Default Settings

Completely restore operating system to factory default settings in Acer laptops, notebooks, desktops, etc.


By Clytze Updated on October 26, 2022

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What Is Acer Restore Factory Settings?

Acer restore to factory settings is to completely recover Windows operating system (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, etc.) in Acer computer to its original factory default settings. After restoration, the os appears to you just like the first time you see it when you get your machine from the store and all your personal settings, saved data, downloaded applications, etc. will be erased. It will ask for your personal customization like you did before.

Why Need Acer Restore Factory Default?

In daily computer usage, while it is in good condition or is still working, we do not have to perform acre restore system to factory default settings for it is unnecessary and it will erase information. However, in some situations, we have to acer restore operating system to factory defaults. Following are most common ones:

  • System failed to boot up due to hacker/virus/malware attack, wrong operation, accident deletion, etc.

  • System performs slowly after years of usage and system partition is out of disk space.

  • OS loses some functions under the influence of Trojan.

  • Cannot log into machine and stuck in blue or black screen.

  • Just want to refresh the computer and make a new start.

How to Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults Acer?

Solution One: Acer Restore Factory Settings with Acer eRecovery Management

Note: The following steps is based on Acer eRecovery Management Windows 7. If you are running other Windows operating systems, you can also refer to these steps for their recovery processes are similar.

1. Get access to Acer eRecovery Management. If you can still boot into Windows, follow “Start – All Programs – Acer eRecovery Management” to open it. If not, press “Alt + F10” when power on the machine until it replies to your action. Then, you can access the recovery software.

2. In the main window of Acer eRecovery Management, choose “Restore” – “Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults”.

Acer eRecovery Management V7 Restore

3. Then, a window will pop up asking for continue or not. Select “Yes” and click “Start”.

eRecovery Confirm Restoration

4. A second confirmation about data overwritten. Click “OK” to go on.

Acer System Restore Overwrite Data

5. The computer will restart and a notice screen will appears in your first sight. Please read it carefully and to continue click “Next”.

Acer Restore Notice

Note: If there are important data on the computer which you haven’t move out or make a backup of them, do it know.

6. The final confirmation will show up and just click “OK” to start acer restore factory settings.

Acer Restore Confirmation

7. It will show you the destination of acer restore to factory settings.

Acer Restore Destination

8. It will show you the progress of acer restore factory default.

Acer Restore Progress

9. Finally, when it finishes, click “OK” and the computer will restart again to complete restoration. When completes, it will restart once more to carry out Windows first setup.

Acer Restore Finished

Solution Two: Acer Restore Factory Settings with AOMEI OneKey Recovery

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a professional and safe system backup and restore tool designed for computers of any brand, not only Acer, but also Lenovo, HP, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, Asus, etc.

Note: To achieve Acer restore to factory settings, you should first create a recovery media (partition or USB) before accidents happen and system crashes. If you can still boot into system now, do it immediately!

1. Get access to onekey recovery. In windows, just find and open it. Out of Windows, press “F11” or “A” (according to your settings when you create recovery device) when start the computer. Then, it will automatically open.

2. In its main interface, choose “OneKey System Recovery”.

OneKey System Recovery

3. Select from where to restore, AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition or a system image file.

Restore System

4. Confirm the restoration result by clicking “Start Restore”.

Restore and Confirm

5. When it finishes it will restart several times to completely Acer restore factory settings just like erecovery.

Both Acer eRecovery Management and AOMEI OneKey Recovery are excellent system recovery software. If eRecovery is unavailable for some reason as bellow, you can rely on onekey recovery.

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.