Reset Win 8.1 To Original Settings

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  1. calmier

    calmier New Member

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    returning Acer laptop and need to remove personal stuff. How do I reset Win 8.1 to factory settings
     
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    Try this and see if it works.
    1. Press the Windows ([​IMG]) key + C, or swipe in from the right edge of the screen to open your Charms.
    2. Click Search , then type Recover.
    3. Click Acer Recovery Management.
    4. Select Restore Factory Settings.
    5. Click Next.
    6. Select Fully clean the drive.
    7. Click Reset.
    Your computer will restart and begin the restoration process. Once finished, it will restart and begin the initial Windows setup process.
     
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  4. calmier

    calmier New Member

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    Many thanks Jock, I'll try this...
    ---------- Post added Jan 5, 2015 ----------
    Thank you Jock, I'll keep this one as well. I have to laptops to clean
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    sorry Guy....
     
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    I recommend using Privizer afterwards, to clean up personal data which is still there most of the time.
     
  6. Hal9000

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    I believe that's what point number 6 does in Jock's instructions, it securely wipes the free space on the drive. I'm not sure what methods it uses to do it though (random, 0's or 1's, number of passes etc).
     
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