Factory Settings

  jim63 10:04 19 Feb 2011

Acer laptop is back to factory settings. It had wins 7. Can I use xp disc or do I need wins 7.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:13 19 Feb 2011

to do what?

  woodchip 10:16 19 Feb 2011

Factory Settings are restored using a Factory Restore Disc not a OS Disc. As not only are the OS reloaded but all the drivers and setup plus crapware reinstalled

  jim63 10:19 19 Feb 2011

Laptop went wrong so thought if I restored to factory settings it would help but now I cannot boot to desktop. Says I need to use disc. Don't know if it means restore or wins 7 disc. Don't have wins 7 but have an xp one

  woodchip 10:23 19 Feb 2011

In your other thread you say its Win7 you cannot use XP to do anything with a Win7 OS. You also need the Correct win 7 CD like Win7 Pro or Home etc to do a repair

  jim63 10:27 19 Feb 2011

When I restored it to factory settings is wins 7 still on it or was that removed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:37 19 Feb 2011

What was on originally?

  woodchip 10:44 19 Feb 2011

How? what means did you use to Restore it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:50 19 Feb 2011

If it had the e-recovery it should have restored a factory image and be exactly as the day you bought it

  tullie 10:52 19 Feb 2011

If you restored your computer to factory settings,your windows 7 operating system will have been restored to how it was when you bought the computer.

  mooly 11:31 19 Feb 2011

Use the built in ERecovery if at all possible, to restore from the hidden partiton.
click here

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