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sorry if this issue was discussed somewhere else. Couldn't find. If yes, please direct me to. Thanks.
Just bought a brandnew Aspire One 756 with W8.
It offers the Acer Recovery Manager (ARM) and the possibility to create an image backup on a usb-drive.
After installing, configuring searching and loading drivers and so on, I did an image backup.
So far so good.
To recover the image one have to create (with ARM Tools) a boot device.
To boot, one should re-arange the boot order, boot and direct the ARM, started from the boot device, to the saved image.
But, after trying and failing and then reading a lot - THIS DOES NOT WORK. THIS CANNOT WORK. Due to UEFI Bios.
The Bios will not boot from a non UEFI device.
To say it straight: ACER sells something that does not work. The new owner - has to search in the internet for a solution. ACER sells something that has worked until W7 and ACER does not offer a solution for W8.
A solution may be to change the Boot Setting from UEFI to legacy in Bios.
But on the other hand I could read from issues when going back from legacy to UEFI .... :-(
My two questions now:
a) Is it quite sure that I can change from UEFI to legacy boot and vice versa and everything works as before?
b) Is there a way (in best case: an official Acer way) to create an UEFI bootable Acer Recovery Manager Device?
Thank you for reading.