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How to restore acer aspire one to factory settings without cd

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July 24, 2011 2:29:51 PM

aceraspire one cannot restore operating system or restore system to factory defaults
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July 24, 2011 3:27:06 PM

Shut down the computer. Open the case cover and remove the RTC battery (Lithium CR 2032). Leave it out for 10 minutes. Re-install the RTC battery.

This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
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December 4, 2012 3:58:31 AM

Start Button
Type "factory" in the search bar
Click "Restore your computer or reinstall windows"
Click "Advanced Recovery Methods"
"Return Computer to Factory Settings"
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April 16, 2013 5:17:35 PM

Ubrales said:
Shut down the computer. Open the case cover and remove the RTC battery (Lithium CR 2032). Leave it out for 10 minutes. Re-install the RTC battery.

This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults.



That didnt work for me.
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April 16, 2013 6:41:26 PM

deeharmon1 said:
Ubrales said:
Shut down the computer. Open the case cover and remove the RTC battery (Lithium CR 2032). Leave it out for 10 minutes. Re-install the RTC battery.

This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults.



That didnt work for me.


It is important to leave the battery out for 10 minutes at least. This will drain the caps.
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May 25, 2013 6:56:19 PM

press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.
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June 11, 2013 12:37:51 PM

Thank you Najee... that was exactly what I needed and so simple! I really appreciate your help and the time you took to post your advice. THANK YOU!
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August 25, 2013 7:32:47 PM

Ubrales said:
deeharmon1 said:
Ubrales said:
Shut down the computer. Open the case cover and remove the RTC battery (Lithium CR 2032). Leave it out for 10 minutes. Re-install the RTC battery.

This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults.



That didnt work for me.


It is important to leave the battery out for 10 minutes at least. This will drain the caps.


Najee Shabazz said:
press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.


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August 25, 2013 7:35:58 PM

the ALT F10 is the one I needed, thanks This reinstalled the factory settings and software back to where it was when it came out of the box. Whoever had this before me got a ton of bunk and malware on it and this was easier than removing all that.
. The battery thing just clears the bios
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September 24, 2013 8:25:49 AM

Najee Shabazz said:
press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.


That did not work for me the windows error recovery pop up
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September 26, 2013 6:45:39 AM

Thanks Najee, by far the top answer.
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October 28, 2013 7:57:12 PM

Najee Shabazz said:
press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.


Thank You! This was the answer I was looking for...
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November 24, 2013 6:21:04 PM

Najee Shabazz said:
press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.


Ive tried this and nothing happens. No restore screen comes up.
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December 19, 2013 3:05:55 PM

Najee Shabazz said:
press Alt + F10 together upon start up. It will take you to the restore screen where you will be given the option to either restore the system completely which is suggested or simply restore the operating system.


Works perfectly. Thank you.
For anyone that haves issues going to the Recovery, keep pressing ALT + F10 several times from the moment you turn on the computer until you get to the recovery screen.
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August 4, 2014 2:37:34 AM

kristee3733 said:
Start Button
Type "factory" in the search bar
Click "Restore your computer or reinstall windows"
Click "Advanced Recovery Methods"
"Return Computer to Factory Settings"


Thank you for posting this. I couldn't get the alt F10 thing to work. This worked! I appreciate it
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