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4 Methods to Reset an Acer Laptop with Windows 7/8/10 or Linux

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

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Computers are just like other machines, there are times they develop issues or slow down for the slightest of reasons or no reason at all! You may be facing the same problem with your Acer laptop right now. What you need is a good old factory reset so you can begin using it from afresh. The question now is, how do you do this? How to Reset an Acer Laptop? That is what this article aims to show you.

You will be taught four main ways you can factory reset your Acer laptop using Windows 7, 8, 10, or Linux. These are the ideal methods for you if you have forgotten your password and need a way to circumvent resetting your laptop with your password being required.

What to do Before Resetting Your Acer Laptop?

You should not just jump into resetting your Acer laptop without paying attention to this precaution. Before embarking on any factory reset of your laptop in general, be it an Acer laptop or any other product, you must make a backup of all your files and data, especially the ones you cannot afford to misplace.

There are tools online that are available for that specific purpose so ensure you get one that has good reviews and is highly recommended. This will ensure that you do not lose important files after you have cleared everything from your laptop.

Bonus: If any file gets lost from any storage device, you can use Wondershare Recoverit File Recovery to get them back effortlessly.

How to Factory Reset Acer Laptop in Acer Care Center?

The first method is to use the Acer care center in your Acer laptop to do a factory reset. With Acer Care Center, you can make a backup of your system files, as well as restore the settings and networking drivers. Thus, check if you have installed Acer Care Center in your laptop and then follow the steps below to restore it to factory settings:

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How to Factory Reset Acer Laptop Using Alt + F10 on Startup

If the problem your Acer laptop is facing has prevented it from booting normally, then you can do the factory reset using the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow the steps below:

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For Windows 7 Acer laptop using Acer eRecovery Management:

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How to Reset Acer Laptop to Factory Settings with Installation or Repair Disk

The third method of resetting Acer laptop to factory settings is with the use of an installation or repair disk. If you do not have a repair or set up disk, you need to download the Windows ISO file to be able to create one with a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive. After you have done this, follow the steps below to do the factory reset (using Windows 10 as an example):

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How to Reset Acer Laptop with Linux OS

Resetting your Acer (Linux OS) laptop is a bit more complicated than resetting the same laptop with Windows installed. One of the two possible reset methods below should do the trick:

METHOD 1: Reset using recovery disc:


NOTE: Backup important files (precaution) before using this method.


METHOD 2: Reset using dconf on Linux shell:

This method resets apps using dconf to store preferences, apps pined to Dock, fonts, accounts, GTK configs, etc.


What to Do if You Lose Important Data After Resetting Acer Laptop

After resetting your Acer laptop, you may have lost some important data because you forgot to do a backup of your files or you chose the reset option that removed everything from your system. It's not too late to recover the files back. This is because Recoverit Data Recovery can help you get the data back. Recoverit Data Recovery has been designed to support operating systems like Mac and Windows. This tool can also recover files in different file formats like audio, archived files, videos, documents, images, etc.

With Recoverit, you can recover data from formatted systems, crashed systems, damaged drives, recycle bin or trash, hard drives, etc.

Now that the tool has been introduced to you, download it and install it on your Acer laptop. Follow the steps below in recovering your lost data back:

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Step 1: Select a Location

Choose the location where you want to get back your lost files. After this, scroll to the right end of the interface and click "Start" to enable Recoveirt to begin the process of scanning for your files.

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Step 2: Scan the Location

Here, Recoverit will scan the location you clicked above to recover all the files that are missing. The file path and type will be displayed as the recovery is done, for you to see.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Videos and Photos

Finally, preview all the recovered files on the interface to ensure every data you need has been recovered. Note that Recoverit is an effective tool that will ensure that all your files are recovered in one piece, so the preview is just a formality. Now, save the recovered data by choosing "Recover". See? The process is simple!

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The Bottom Line

Resetting your Acer laptop, especially without a password, it involves methods and steps which have been enumerated in this article. You can attest to the fact that they are simple enough to follow. So, go ahead and reset your Acer laptop, not forgetting that you can recover all your files afterward with Recoverit Data Recovery.

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