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Reinstalling Windows 10 on Acer Aspire TC-780 series Model: AT6W1

SkuddleSkuddle Posts: 1Member Newbie
I have an Acer Aspire TC-780 series Model: AT6W1 that I bought new in March of 2017. It did not come with a reinstallation DVD or any kind of a certificate of authentication code. In case I have to reinstall the Windows 10 OS to where it was when the computer shipped, what do I need to do?


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  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 3,881ACE Pathfinder
    edited December 7
    Skuddle 
    OEM devices store and encrypt the product key in the UEFI firmware chip. The product key is no longer on a COA sticker to help prevent theft. When you reset or install Windows 10, the product key will automatically be detected from the UEFI firmware chip, and will be used to activate.
    Acer does not ship recovery disc with the computer. Your computer is shipped with a recovery partition to create the recovery disc once you purchase the computer. Since you have not created the recovery disc you can download and install an ISO image of windows 10 or you can get the recovery disc to restore your computer.

    Try to create a bootable USB drive and boot the device.
    For windows 10, You can download the iso file of your edition from microsoft and use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive and install the OS, Windows will install most of the drivers, if you need any drivers, you can download them from Acer support site.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
    https://rufus.akeo.ie/

    Reloading Windows with the Media Creation Tool:
    Press and hold the Power button for five seconds to turn off your computer. Plug in the USB Drive that contains the Media Creation Tool files.
    Power on the system and begin tapping the F2 Key to enter the BIOS. In the BIOS, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Main menu item at the top.
    Use the down arrow to highlight F12 Boot Menu and press Enter. Highlight Enabled and press Enter.
    Press the F10 key and press Enter to save the changes and exit. The system will reboot immediately.
    As soon as the system begins rebooting, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the Boot Manager.
    Select the USB HDD and press Enter. The Windows Setup environment will launch. Select your Language, Time and Keyboard, then click Next.
    Click Install Now. Accept the license terms and click Next.
    You will be prompted with choices and follow the onscreen instructions. Using recovery option will erase all personal data.

    You can also contact Acer support or store in your region to get the USB recovery media to restore your computer to factory settings.
    Acer Worldwide : http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/
    Acer Store :  http://store.acer.com/index.html


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