Restore Windows® XP on Acer® TravelMate Laptops
The Acer TravelMate Laptops support high performance with 2.13GHz Intel Core i3 processors. They support up to 2 GB of RAM and 320 GB of hard disk for storage. They have 14.1-inch wide display screens and built-in webcams that help in video chatting. The Acer TravelMate laptops have excellent security features, like the fingerprint reader, and they also have enhanced Acer DASP HDD protection technology. System Restore is a Windows utility that helps you to restore all the partitions on your Acer TravelMate laptop. System Restore helps you to bring back your Acer TravelMate laptop to a previous state. Using this System Restore tool, you can restore your system in case of system crash, system corruption, or virus infection. That is, the System Restore tool brings your Acer TravelMate laptop to an earlier, normal working condition. By default, the system is restored to its initial factory settings. The restoration process removes all the data from the hard disk. So, before starting the restoration process, an important thing to be kept in mind is to save the entire data on the system to a CD or a DVD. There is an 'Undo' option to cancel the restoration process, if the process is not completed successfully.
- Back up drivers
- Perform a virus scan
- Create and delete restore points
Back up drivers
Drivers are software that help in communication between the operating system and the hardware. If the drivers are not present, the hardware devices fail to work properly. While you restore Windows XP on your Acer TravelMate laptop, there are chances that you may lose the drivers. So, it is better to back up all the drivers on your Acer TravelMate laptop before you restore Windows XP. You can get all the driver details from 'Device Manager'.
Perform a virus scan
Before you restore Windows XP on your Acer TravelMate laptop, perform a virus scan with an updated antivirus software. The virus scan helps you to remove all the malware and the malicious programs on your Acer TravelMate laptop. By doing so, the system restoration process can be successfully completed. If the System Restore tool is used without clearing the system of viruses, these viruses might also infect the restore point.
During system restore, a restore point automatically gets created. Restore points take at least 12 percentage of the hard disk space. There is another option to create a restore point manually. To create a restore point, you have to first launch System Restore. The Disk Cleanup utility can also help you to delete the automatically created restore points from the hard disk.