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kresnark
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aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

I try to reinstall windows 8 on my acer aspire P3

 

I choose option "Remove everything and reinstall windows"

but I got warning "Some files are missing. Your windows Installation or recovery media will provide these files"

 

I have "Recovery DVD" , I connect external DVDRom with recovery disk inside but I got another warning "The Media inserted is not valid"

 

please help ....

 

thanks.

 

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suniljp
Posts: 192

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

You need to change the BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy mode to install windows 8 from optical drive.

The below link explains that.

 

http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27045/kw/windows%208%20legancy%20bios

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kresnark
Posts: 10

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

But aspire P3 doesnot have dedicated keyboard, it has keyboard but bluetooth keyboard ....

Aspire P3 like semi tablet with bluetooth keyboard...

 

I did try to press F2 at bluetooth keyboard but nothing happen

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suniljp
Posts: 192

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

Try with a USB keyboard

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kresnark
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Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

Problem solved.... to open bios for aspire P3 ... press power button + volume up

 

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suniljp
Posts: 192

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

Great happy to know that

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alibye77
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Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

I'm having the same problem. I can set the BIOS to legacy and get it to boot from the DVD drive, but once the recovery media starts I receive a message saying the BIOS must be in EUFI mode to begin the recovery process. If I change the BIOS back to EUFI, the system won't boot from the DVD.

 

Any ideas how to get around this?

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alibye77
Posts: 2

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

[ Edited ]

Ok, right after I hit submit, the system booted from the DVD. It took about 20 minutes! Guess I just wasn't patient enough.

 

However, it booted into the recovery console and it tells me I have to have the system in lecacy BIOS mode!

 

This is rediculous!

 

If I boot in legacy mode, I receive a message saying I must be in EUFI mode, and if I boot into EUFI mode, it tells me to boot the recovery disk using legacy BIOS mode!

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capdahiya
Posts: 1

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

tried to press power + volume up ,n nothing

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dickins04
Posts: 1

Re: aspire P3 how to reinstall windows 8

I have spent time on Acer helpline, but accent and speed of speech prevented my clearly understanding the technician's advice.

Now I need to know how to restart Win 8 in slow easy instructions!

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