Using Recovery Tools on your Windows 8 PC: Acer

Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at using the built in recovery tools that come with a new Windows 8 PC. In this first series, we check Acer’s built in recovery software, which is used to create recovery media or start the recovery process for reinstall Windows 8 if needs be.

1. Go to the Start Screen and type: recovery

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This will bring up the recovery link for Acer. Click on it to launch Acer’s Recovery program:

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Acers Recovery Management app

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This will launch the Acer Recovery Management. Here on screen, you will see several options, which includes:

Restore Factory Settings – this will restore your computer to its defaults factory state like it was when you first got it.

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Customized Restore (Retain User Data) – Restores only the operating system to factory defaults. Your personal files are preserved with this option.

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The third option reinstalls the drivers and applications that came with your Acer computer.

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At the bottom of the window are additional options, which allows you create a backup on an external media device such as a USB thumb drive or DVD.

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You can use this as a backup option in case your drive fails. I suggest you do this, so for instance, if you move to a larger hard disk or change to an SSD (Solid State Drive), you can reinstall Windows 8.

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