Hi my name is Stephen and I was given a acer laptop that is capable with vista. The system is very slow and I don't have a disk to restore it to factory settings because the laptop was given to the people that gave it to me. I have been through the whole system trying to figure out how to format the whole system to put it back on factory settings so I can use it for school. if someone could please help me I would appreciate it.
Careful here ! Restore to Factory Settings is going to give you a single operating system that was installed when shipped. Someone added the other one at a later time.
Here are some things you should try before taking the
Factory Restore Route.
If the system is slow, you may need more RAM.
Do a disk Cleanup.
Remove any APPS you do not use.
Use msconfig to remove apps you don't need loaded at startup.
Scan for infections.