Top 3 Ways to Perform Acer Recovery in Windows 11

How to reset your Acer PC into factory mode? Reading the following article to get more ideas.


By Maggie Updated on May 24, 2023

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Why do you need to recover your Acer PC into factory?

Acer is a computer manufacturer that produces various types of computers such as laptops, desktops, tablets and more. Acer computers have good performance and design, and relatively affordable, making them popular with consumers worldwide.

Acer Laptop

Acer Nitro 5 factory reset Windows 11 is taken into consideration when it needs to revert a device to its original state. By definition, factory resetting a PC refers to restore the target PC to the original condition it was in when it first left the factory. This kind of action needs you to remove all the settings, applications, and other customizations that users made since the first usage of this PC.

The reasons that promote you to perform Acer recovery Windows 11 are various. Generally speaking, it may be divided into the following items:

✦Preparing to sell or donate: you should remove all your personal data to prevent personal data leak or loss, and also offer a totally clean PC to its new owner.
✦Terrible computer conditions: your computer meets some troubles like viruses or malware attacks.
✦Computer performance upgrade: you want to speed up your computer effectively.
✦Forget your password.

How to reset Acer PC Windows 11 into factory mode

Acer recovery Windows 11 can be performed through Acer laptop built-in tools like Acer recovery management Windows 11 and Acer Restore key. The tutorial is offered below separately.

Method 1. Reset Acer laptop in Acer Care Center

If you have Acer Care Center installed on your laptop, then you can restore the system to factory settings via Acer Care Center. Now, the only thing you should do is follow the guide step-by-step:

Step 1. Press Windows + S and search Acer Recovery Management.

Step 2. Then click Recovery Management.

Step 3. Then in Acer Care Center, under the Restore tab choose Reset your PC and click Get Started.

Get Started

Step 4.  In the next window, choose Remove everything.

Remove Everything

Step 5. After that, choose one option between Just remove my files and Remove files and clean the drive depending on your own needs.

Choose One Option

Step 6. Then tap on the Reset button at the bottom of the window to prompt.


Step 7. Then follow the instructions that appear on your screen until you complete the reset.

Method 2. Factory reset your PC when your laptop can’t boot normally

“Well, the previous solution is useful, maybe. But the thing is I cannot boot my computer. How do I perform Acer Windows recovery, any other solution?”

Acer laptop offers a restore key----Alt+F10, called Acer Restore key, also known as Acer recovery hotkey, Acer reset key or Acer reset button, refers to one key or a set of keys that can trigger the computer boot into a recovery environment when power the computer on and let you restore Acer to factory setting.

Step 1. Press the Power key and hold for 5 seconds to power off your Acer computer completely. Then restart the computer and press Alt+F10 when its logo shows on the screen.

Alt F10

Step 2. Then you will be taken to the screen to choose an option, you should select Troubleshoot and then select Reset your PC.

Windows System Restore Refresh Your PC

Step 3. Click on Next, and then select Just remove my files.

Windows System Reset Just Remove My Files

Step 4. Now click on Reset and the process of factory reset will begin.

Windows System Reset Click Reset

Now you just wait for a while until the process is done.

Bonus tip: restore Acer laptop to an earlier date via the best recovery tool

The built-in restore tool can reset your Acer laptop into factory mode, however, its defects are obvious as potential data loss, software conflicts, and lack of customizations. Then you can choose a third-party software----AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is a totally free recovery solution used for professional laptop factory reset.

☞It supports all PCs on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, and can perform system recovery anytime you need. Likely, apart from Acer factory reset, it also supports Toshiba Satellite factory reset Windows.
☞AOMEI Backupper can restore everything on the hard disk including the operating system, installed program, personal data, customized settings, etc. And you need to create a system image for recovery needs.
☞It’s a full-featured backup software to fulfill different backup solutions, and it also offers professional sync functions and can be the best external hard drive cloning software.

●AOMEI Backupper system restore is a function that is based on AOMEI Backupper system backup, which means that you need to backup the original Acer PC when it just arrives in your hands.
●If you forget to create a system image backup at the first usage with AOMEI Backupper, there’s another option for you. You can create one system backup image based on another working system. Then your recovered Acer PC will copy the image of another system you just backed up.

Now download AOMEI Backupper and launch it. Here is the system restore tutorial you can follow suggesting that you have created a system backup image.

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Step 1. In the left tab, select Restore and then click Select Task or Select Image file. Here, we take Select Task as an example.

Select Task

Step 2. Select your previous system backup image and click Next button to recover your Acer system to the point in time when you first use this PC.

Select Backup Image

Step 3. Choose Restore the system backup and click Next.

Select Entire Backup or Partition

Step 4. In the operation page, preview the operation that will be executed. Then click Start Restore. Wait for the process to complete, and then click Finish.

Preview Restore

✍Note: if your system image is taken from another computer, you should choose universal restore to ensure the system is bootable after recovery, which is available in the advanced version.


This is the end of the guide article. Now you can execute Acer recovery Windows 11 effortlessly with its built-in utilities. A more time-saving and reliable method is via AOMEI Backupper, a free but professional software that enables you to customize your needs. You can perform factory reset actions with just a few clicks using its user-friendly interface and settings.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.