Which to Choose?
When faced with a problem for your Acer, you may ask, which should I choose? The first option should be to try and do a system restore to an earlier time period. To do a System Restore -
Window XP Users -
- Go to the Start menu and click All Programs.
- When the list loads, go to the Accessories folder.
- Within this folder, look for the System Tools folder.
- In System Tools, click System Restore.
Vista/Windows 7 users - From the start menu, type in System Restore.
You'll be presented with the System Restore program. On the left hand side, there's information about what System Restore is and what it does; on the right, are the options to restore the computer to an earlier time or to create a new restore point. Choosing to restore the computer, click next. You are then presented with the list of all current restore points. From here, you just need to choose which one you'd like. Follow the instructions to bring the computer back to that point.
Sometimes, system restore doesn't work. Perhaps you don't have any recent restore points or the virus on your computer won't allow you to get to system restore. That's when a system reformat may be needed. Check out our guide on how to reformat your computer. Make sure that you have your system disc with you. This disc is usually in the items that came with the computer when you purchased it; this disc will bring your computer back to the manufacturer's settings before purchase.
You also have the option of installing another operating system on the computer, but bear in mind that some of your programs may not work on this system. Mac operating systems can not be installed on Windows computers, though the reverse is true. Linux OSs can be installed, but again, some programs may not work with this new OS. The same is true if upgrading from one Windows OS to another.