Maybe Acer aren't telling you something? Press F10 to save the changes in bios and exit. Open the recovery management application. I am trying to restore my computer back to Windows 7 using factory recovery discs,but I cannot access either the boot menu options nor the bios settings! But this method involves fiddling with the computer hardware and components, so people unfamiliar with laptop hardware are not advised to do so. Fortunately you don't seem to have that issue to deal with. Then booting just to the command only boot and working from there. By default, Windows 10 builds are pre-keyed, meaning, you do not have to enter a product key and should not be prompted to enter one even after Windows 10 has completed setup.
It gets to the loading screen for microsoft and never gets passed that to the log on screen. I got to advanced options and it shows this; System Restore. Since I had an extra windows 8. Thank you in advance for your replies. In fact, perhaps you should try pressing Delete at the same time as you power on? All the documentation that I am finding suggests that you are just getting a warning about losing everything and there is no mention of having to do any other separate procedure. Then this may not be so difficult to fix after all. Method 3: And if you want to recover the product key from Windows Registry, try out ProduKey from NirSoft.
That seems a little extreme to me. I tried Acer and no help there. Press Win + C and go to search , type Acer , and it will bring up all the Acer apps. Well if I don't hear back from you in an hour I'm going to try it anyway since I have no other options. Every single one of the ones with 8 on them ask me for a media disc when I try to Refresh it and this is not supposed to happen according to Microsoft! It will install Windows 10 Pro.
If so you don't care what is on that drive so you could just reformat it--assuming that command doesn't just reimage it. If you cold boot, you will be able to use F2 as usual. Any help here would be really appreciated. Restore operating system to factory defaults;Restores operating system to factory default status. I have tried everything What are you doing? Linux Mint just gained a new customer! I purchased an Acer Aspire E15 notebook with windows 8. Am I picking the wrong option? That's the point of quickly pressing Delete when you power on. We recommend that you only do this after being instructed by one of Acer's Customer Care representatives.
Please let me know quick because my computer is just sitting here with a disc in the op drive and open in that window. My questions are that if I upgrade to windows 10 version: 1. The main intention for this change by Microsoft is to limit the number of keys being compromised. You are not cold booting at the moment. Did you ask in their forums or just try to call their telephone support? Step 2 — Getting Your System Ready For Windows 8.
In that way there wont be any problem afterwards lest you may face some problem if you miss out on any driver or any important component which you may not find. I can't just leave it like it is and if it screws it up I just hope nobody gets in my way between my door and the dumpster! If everything went well there should be no more password. See why some other manufacturers have started providing a second power on button reserved for this function? Otherwise you should have some Acer recovery management app. There is also a portable version available that lets you run and forget it. How do I get this stupid thing to boot from my recovery discs? When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. Restore Operating System and retain User Data and 3. Microsoft tells me that it will be possible to do so.
Else use this simple trick to disable secure boot. You wont have to do any thing with them. Is there anything that you can do regarding booting? I'm out a lot of money and I ain't a happy camper! So is there a way of knowing what my Windows 8 or Windows 10 product key is? Your model should be able to Upgrade to windows 8. In addition to that, this task should be performed by someone who has the knowledge to successfully complete the installation; regular users may fulfill it at their own risk. If anything it left me even more confused! When I select Startup Settings it takes me to the restart which in turn gives me a long list of options that I don't want.
Also,if you read my question,I cannot even access the bios settings at all! On clicking the button, I would expect a window with firmware settings to change, not a reboot. All data in the hidden partition and on the system partition will be restored. As for all the updates,I did all of those when I refreshed my machine a little over a month ago. And do remember you should Upgrade to windows 8. Thank you in advance for your replies. In addition to that, this task should be performed by someone who has the knowledge to successfully complete the installation; regular users may fulfill it at their own risk. Now, it will take some 15-20 minutes to complete the process.
I wouldn't try formatting the other partitions until you get some more clear signals that that is necessary. It says that it will delete all files on C: drive,but is that going to let me use the other discs to install the programs? This is a detailed tutorial on how to install windows 8. I did and it just loaded Windows 8 onto my computer like I had done a Custom Install and left me with nothing but the Windows 8! It's gonna be open season. So you can actually use W8. Probably upgrading to windows 8.
I was thinking of the same thing. The users actually had to try to press it more quickly than it would repeat. Do not worry about the key, the key is embedded within the bios. If you face any trouble, let me know in comments below. As I indicated I don't know what the implementation of the procedure is. Let me quickly show you how: First of all, download the proper version from its Download page.