Microsoft Windows offers users three ways to repair or restore an operating system. You can use a manufactured repair or restore disc or access the recovery options provided by the computer manufacturer. If you don't have access to either of these, you'll need to create a system repair disc.
Using Windows Backup
Navigate to the "Start" menu and type "Backup" into the search box. Click on "Backup and Restore" in the search results. The "Backup and Restore Your Files" dialog is launched.
Click "Create System Repair Disc," located in the left menu pane. A disc creation wizard will launch to guide you through the process.
Insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive. Click the "Create Disc" button. Follow any additional instructions you may get from the wizard.
Store your discs in a safe location so that you have access to it should you experience serious errors.
Using Acer eRecovery Management
Navigate to the "Windows" icon from an Administrator account and type "Acer eRecovery Management" in the Search bar. Select "Acer eRecovery Management" from the "Programs" pop-up menu. If the ""User Account Control" dialog appears, click "Yes" when prompted. The "Acer eRecovery Management" dialog is displayed.
Click "Create Factory Default Disc" to burn the factory default system to a disc. The "Create Factory Default Disc" dialog is displayed. It details the estimated size of the factory default and the number of discs needed to burn.
Insert a CD or DVD into the drive, then click "Start" to start burning. Do not disconnect the optical drive while burning the recovery disc.
- Create your system restore disk before you have problems! It's best to create your system repair disc as soon as you set up your new computer.
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