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Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

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Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

Hi all.

 

Just bought one of these at a local auction house and the previous owner hasn't wiped it and it comes up with their name and asks for a password.

 

I do understand from these posts that you won't advise on how to get past passwords, and I've no desire to do that.

 

However I would obviously like to get the wee thing completely wiped back to its initial factory settings so I can use it - is this also considered a no-no on this forum?

 

If so, any suggestions, please?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

if you are talking about windows login request, you can try a factory reset pressing Alt+F10 keys at boot.

If i was helpful, a KUDOS is appreciate and remember to mark "Accept as Solution", the post that solved your problem.
I'm not an Acer employee, i'm unemployed.
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ACE Trailblazer

Re: Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

if you are talking about windows login request, you can try a factory reset pressing Alt+F10 keys at boot.

If i was helpful, a KUDOS is appreciate and remember to mark "Accept as Solution", the post that solved your problem.
I'm not an Acer employee, i'm unemployed.
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Re: Aspire One AOD257 - clean wipe from bootup?

Thank you.

 

Yes, I was successfully able to do a complete restore.

 

Neat little machine! Next issue is how to video and sound on a larger screen - it doesn;t have an HDMI socket so I don't know yet if there's any way to do this? But I guess that's for a new thread!

 

Many thanks :-)

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