Recover XP

  Graham. 13:31 30 May 2010

A friend's XP machine needs recovering to factory settings. Which key is pressed at start-up to display the options?

  onthelimit 14:25 30 May 2010

Normally F8, I think.

  lotvic 15:00 30 May 2010

What make and model of computer?

  Graham. 15:04 30 May 2010

It's an Acer desktop, about 5 years old, that's all I know at the moment.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:07 30 May 2010

This works for their laptops probably the same for the desktops.

Acer Recovery Instructions

1. Power on the machine
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
4. Click “OK” to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit

  rawprawn 15:07 30 May 2010

Try Hold Down ALT and Tap F10

  Graham. 15:12 30 May 2010

That's the one. I remember doing this once before. Thanks for jogging my memory.

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