How to Factory Reset Acer Laptop – Step by Step

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You may want to factory reset your Acer laptop, especially when you’re having serious problems with your Acer laptop. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. This post will show you how to factory reset an Acer laptop easily.

Try these methods:

Note: before resetting, you’re recommended to back up the files and data in your Acer laptop.
  1. Factory reset Acer laptop in Acer Care Center
  2. Factory reset Acer laptop when your laptop can’t boot normally
  3. Bonus Tip

Method 1: Factory reset Acer laptop in Acer Care Center

If you have Acer Care Center installed in your laptop, you can restore system to factory settings via Acer Care Center.

Acer Care Center software enables you to backup and restore your system settings and networking drivers.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. In the search box on your laptop, type Recovery, then click Acer Recovery Management.

  2. Click Recovery Management.
  3. In Acer Care Center, click Get started next to Reset your PC.

  4. Click Remove everything.

  5. Click Just remove my files or Remove files and clean the drive depending on your needs.

  6. Click Reset.

Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the reset.

If this method doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. There’s something else to try.

Method 2: Factory reset Acer laptop when your laptop can’t boot normally

If you can’t boot your laptop as normal, you can factory reset your Acer laptop via Windows Recovery Environment.

  1. Make sure your laptop is turned off, and remove all external devices (USB drives, printers, etc.) from your laptop.
  2. Press the Power button.
  3. Press the Alt key and F10 key at the same time when the Acer logo pops up on your screen. This will boot your laptop to a page of Choose an option.
  4. Click Troubleshoot.

  5. Click Reset this PC.

  6. Click Remove everything.

  7. Your laptop may restart and get your PC ready.
  8. You’ll see two options available on your screen: Just remove my files or Fully clean the drive. Select an option depending on your needs.

  9. Click Restart when you’re ready to do the reset.

  10. Your laptop will restart. Wait for some time until you see a screen for you to choose your region and language. Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish it.

Bonus Tip: Update your device drivers

After factory resetting your Acer laptop, your system will be restored to the refresh status, including the devices drivers. With the outdated device drivers in your laptop, it may cause various problems, such as hardware device not working, or some errors popping up. So it’s recommended to update device drivers in your Acer laptop to prevent potential problems.

There are two ways to update device drivers: manually and automatically.

Manual driver update – You can go to the website of your hardware devices, find the latest correct driver for your device, then download and install it manually into your computer. This requires time and computer skills.


Automatic driver update – If you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Open Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan the problem drivers in your computer.

  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged devices to automatically download the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Then install it in your computer.

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All and get a 30-day money back guarantee).

  4. Restart your computer to take effect.

So that’s it. Hope this post helps you in factory reset your Acer laptop. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll see what more we can do to help.

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