Restoring factory settings in Acer® Extensa
There are many computers that come with pre-configured factory settings. This is very important to run a computer properly. It is very necessary in case of laptops, as, there are various features included in them like, touchpad, some functional buttons, etc. These functions can be operated only if some special drivers are installed in the laptop. Acer Extensa Laptop has some default Windows settings. These settings cannot be customized at any cost. Sometimes, there might be some severe problems like virus problems, etc. for which we need to reset the computer.
- Tips to restore the factory settings
- Things to keep in mind while restoring factory settings in Acer Extensa
- When do we need to restore to factory settings?
Tips to restore the factory settings
There are some steps which are needed to be followed in order to restore the factory settings in Acer Extensa. Depending on the version of the operating system, some of the settings and files should be saved at the time of restoring the computer to factory settings. The restoration technique is quite the same as re-formatting the hard drive. It should be assumed that all the data will be lost and the important data should be kept in an external hard drive or in CDs, DVDs, etc. The backup of the browser history is very important. You do not need to backup the programs which can be easily reinstalled.
Things to keep in mind while restoring factory settings in Acer Extensa
There are mainly two methods by which we can perform the restoring to the factory settings task. The first method is done by the CD or DVD of the operating system only. It can be done by repairing the Windows with the help of repairing option in the Windows CD or DVD. But, Acer as well as most of the vendors, do not provide the operating system CD or DVD with the computer. They ship a computer recovery partition or recovery disk instead of that. Acer provides the Acer recovery wizard with Acer Extensa laptop. The program can be started inside the Windows only. If you are facing any booting problem in the laptop then you can operate the wizard at the starting of the Windows. Attention should be paid to the display at the time of booting the computer. There will be a text indicating that what button should be pressed to start the recovery process. Then the restoration process will start. After the recovery wizard window opens up, you will be cautioned about the deletion of all files and will be requested to confirm your decision. Next, the recovery process will start and will take about 10 minutes to finish.
There are some cases where we need to restore to factory settings. There might be problems in the laptop due to some viruses. At that time the best way to recover the files and folders which are affected by viruses is restoring to factory settings. If we want to sell the laptop to someone then it is very useful in order to remove all the data, backup and the personal information from the laptop.