Windows 10: Acer Aspire One with 10 tech preview can't restore

  1. Posts : 4
    win 10 tech preview
       14 Aug 2015 #1

    Acer Aspire One with 10 tech preview can't restore

    Hello everyone. First time I've posted on a forum, and not exactly a newbie at this but I am seriously confused. I downloaded the win 10 preview a while back on my Acer Aspire netbook with Windows 8 upgraded to 8.1, to show some people what it is all about. Now, I would like to update to Windows 10 but cannot restore the netbook back to 8.1 to enable win 10 upgrade. I cannot access the hidden restore partition, if it still exists, and no amount of F2, F8, or F12 will get me anywhere. I did force the netbook to get me into system repair, and I was able to get to the restore options, but when I attempted restore to factory settings, it said files where missing, and to insert my recovery media to fix this. I have no media to use for this, and the only option it gave me was "cancel". I would really like to get this back to 8.1 so I can reserve and download 10. Help??

    All help is appreciated, and I thank you all in advance.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    14 Aug 2015 #2

    First run Winver - if it gives you build 10240, you are on final the version of Windows 10.

    Then, from an elevated command prompt, type slmgr /xpr. If it says permanently activated - that's what it means, your activation will never expire. If both those conditions exist - permanently activated build 10240 - that is exactly what you would upgrade to anyway.

    If you have an earlier build, with an activation that is permanent, you can just use the Media Creation Tool to get the build 10240 ISO and upgrade from that.
    Windows 10

    Otherwise you need to create a Windows 8.1 install media and clean install Windows 8.1:
    How to Download Windows 10, 7, 8, and 8.1 Install Media Legally
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
My Laptop will not sleep. It's an Acer Aspire 5250 Series Laptop. Below is the screenshot of the issues that I have ran and found from Command Prompt. 31330
After upgrading to W10 for W8.1 the touchpad is now not working, it doesn't even show in the device manager. Any ideas of a solution?
I am having an issue with my system. It keeps acting like its overheating. I have noticed the fan kicking in and out at high speeds and it gets loud. Anyone know of a way to fix this?
I am currently running Windows 7 and would like to upgrade to Windows 10. Will my Acer Aspire be able to cope with it? I have a one terabit internal hard drive and an external terabit hard drive.
Hello, I have PC that sometimes lags on games, I think to upgrade that computer and buy new CPU, should I buy new CPU? Information about my computer: Computer Model: Acer Aspire T180 CPU: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+, 1607 Mhz, 1 core, 940...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18.
Find Us