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How to Reset the Acer Aspire One to Factory Settings

Updated February 21, 2017

The Acer Aspire One is a netbook, not a laptop. A netbook is a smaller, scaled-down version of a laptop. It does not have the memory capacity or graphics of a regular laptop. It also lacks a CD drive, which means you cannot restore the Acer Aspire One with restore discs. Instead, the netbook has a built-in factory restore feature. You can reset the Acer Aspire One to factory settings just using your keyboard. Only restore your netbook to factory settings if you cannot fix the problem any other way.

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  1. Save any files or folders on your Acer Aspire One with flash drives. Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive.

  2. Go to "Start" > "Restart" to reboot your netbook.

  3. Hold down "Alt" and "F10" when you see the Acer logo on the screen. The recovery menu will load.

  4. Hit "Enter" and then "Next" to see your recovery options. Choose "Factory Restore" to set your netbook back to factory settings. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  5. Choose your time zone and language when the customisation menu appears. Reboot the netbook when you are prompted.

  6. Restore your saved files from the flash drive.

  7. Tip

    Always back up your files in case your netbook breaks down one day.


    Not all Acer Aspire One netbooks have the ability to restore to factory settings. Restoring a computer to factory settings will erase all your saved files and folders.

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Things You'll Need

  • Flash drives

About the Author

Susan Reynolds has been a writer since 2008. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida and is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.

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