How To Restore Factory Settings On An Acer Laptop?

It’s very common for people to want to know how to restore their Acer laptop to its factory settings.

There are a few different ways that you can go about this and we’ll walk you through each of them so that you can choose the best option for you.

If you just want to reset your laptop to its default settings without losing any of your personal data you can do that by going into the “Settings” app and clicking on the “Reset” button.

If you want to completely wipe your Acer laptop and start from scratch you’ll need to use a special tool called an Acer eRecovery Management program.

You can usually find this program by searching for it in the Start menu or you can download it from the Acer website.

Once you have the program downloaded and installed you’ll need to boot your Acer laptop into it.

To do this you’ll first need to turn off your computer and then press and hold the “F12” key while you turn it back on.

Once you’re in the Acer eRecovery Management program you’ll need to select the “Restore” option and then choose the “Erase all data on my computer” option.

You’ll then need to confirm that you want to erase all data on your Acer laptop and then wait for the process to complete.

Once it’s done your Acer laptop will be reset to its factory settings and you’ll be able to use it like new again.

Method 2: Using The Recovery Partition

Most Acer laptops come with a recovery partition that you can use to restore your laptop to factory settings.

To access this partition you’ll need to restart your laptop and press a key during the boot process.

The key you need to press will vary depending on your model of Acer laptop but it’s usually one of the following:

  • F2
  • F12
  • Esc
  • Del

If you’re not sure which key to press consult your laptop’s manual or look for a message on the screen during the boot process.

Once you’ve accessed the recovery partition follow the prompts to restore your laptop to factory settings.

Method 3: Using The Recovery Discs

If your Acer laptop didn’t come with a recovery partition or you can’t access it for some reason you can use a set of recovery discs to restore your laptop to factory settings.

To create a set of recovery discs you’ll need to have a blank DVD or USB drive.

Then follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Acer’s support website and enter your laptop’s model number.
  2. Click on the Drivers & Manuals tab and then select Recovery Management from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Create Factory Default Disc button and follow the prompts to create your recovery discs.

Once you have your recovery discs insert the first one into your computer and restart your laptop.

Press a key when prompted to boot from the disc.

Follow the prompts to restore your laptop to factory settings.


Restoring your Acer laptop to factory settings is a simple process that can be done using the recovery partition or recovery discs.

Be sure to back up any files you want to keep before you begin.