Windows 10: Can't reinstall

  1.    05 Dec 2016 #1

    Can't reinstall


    I tried to reset my PC to its factory settings via the Acer Recovery Management, however I am now presented with a damaged recovery OS and nothing else.

    I'm 15, so can't go out to buy a new PC (just bought this one 2 days ago) or the Acer Recovery Discs (which I should have backed up to first to prevent such errors), so am technically ****ed unless the issue is sorted out.

    I'm recovering the PC again, but could it possibly be another problem? I'm a Acer Aspire ES1-531-C0XK.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Dec 2016 #2

    So long as it was activated, you can download the media creation tool ( I was going to link it here but since I am in the US I cannot link you the UK version of the media creation tool so google it) and reinstall windows 10, then go here for the drivers for your device. Alternatively, since it was bought 2 days ago, you could see if ACER will fix it under the warranty. Finally, I suppose you could just bring it back to wherever you bought it, claim it came damaged, and exchange it for a new one.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Dec 2016 #3

    If you don't know which edition/version of Windows 10 you need, you can download Kyhi's Recovery Tools from here:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Make a bootable USB flash drive or DVD from it, boot your computer from it, and showkey plus should be one of the programs available to read the product key in UEFI and tell you what edition/version Windows it is for. It might also give you enough internet connectivity to be able to download Windows 10 from Microsoft with.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 05 Dec 2016 at 17:17.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    05 Dec 2016 #4

    Don't own another computer so useless to me. I'm going to recycle my computer. Goodbye.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    05 Dec 2016 #5

    Cosmic Eternity said: View Post
    Don't own another computer so useless to me. I'm going to recycle my computer. Goodbye.
    Seems amazing you don't have a friend or something you could hit up to make you a DVD or two. Plenty of us here would be willing to send you one. Or does recycle mean something different in the UK than in the US? Recycle here means to take it to a place that will give it or sell it to someone else to use - and electronic "trash" is usually sent to China so they can make some other electronic gadget out of it and sell it back to us.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Dec 2016 #6

    Okay... I could ask my sister. She might let me do the installation to a USB, so not all is bad. By the way thanks for the drivers, is it possible to slipstream them onto the installation at all?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
w10 reinstall in Installation and Upgrade
this is my first time any any forum i hope im doing it right. i have a 4month old dell inspiron 15 5555. it is running w10 home. i have a sony wireless head phones and the souund quality is equal to sitting inside a tin can. no luck from dell nor...
I bought Office 2016 months ago, but due to windows update failure I had to reinstall win10 thereby losing Office 2016. Can someone point me to a contact? I bought Office 2010 online from MS. TIA
Win 10 reinstall bug in Performance & Maintenance
I'm having this issue. My PC was running slow so I decided to wipe it and start again. When it was installing the win10 again it got stuck at 64% and wouldant go further even after a couple of hours. Now I'm trying to do it off a usb and it asks for...
Solved Can't reinstall W8 from W10 using CD in Installation and Upgrade
Hello, I'm trying to reinstall W8 using my CD but in the Windows Setup, clicking Upgrade gives me a Compatibility Report that tells me to remove the CD, restart my computer so Windows starts normally, then reinsert the CD to restart the upgrade....
What if - I need to reinstall?? in Installation and Upgrade
Will win 10 be with a backup? Can I order a backup reinstall disc? If I need to reinstall at a later date, is there a link?
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 01:12.
Find Us