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Post by storeguy on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 15:50

So I have this laptop in 2014 the Aspire Switch 10, and I decided to try to format it but I can't because the option it gives me is factory reset but I don't want to reset it to windows 8. I want to install windows 10 by formatting the C: drive completely, but I couldn't find it out how to do so, by any means can someone show me how I can format this restrictive model?

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Tarac on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 16:08

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by storeguy on Mon 05 Dec 2016, 17:56

I was talking about how to format everything completely.

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Tarac on Mon 05 Dec 2016, 18:38

1. Make sure you have either an original Win 10 dvd or you have made a recovery-disk, USB, or DVD.
   Instructions can be found on the Microsoft site  (Google on How to recover windows 10).
2. When you re-install Win 10 with the USB-stick or the CD, you get the option for a clean installation (This means nothing will be left on the C: Drive.
3. Format your D: drive if you want and you have a clean PC
4. After the succesful installation of Win 10 you can perform a disk clean up (as Administrator) and delete Windows.old.

As a matter of fact, I just performed a clean installation last Saturday with a recovery USB-stick.
The whole procedure took about 3 hours.

Prior to removal or re-installing Windows 10 run Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to retrieve your installation-ID for Win 10.
Good chance that you don't need it, but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Dracos66 on Fri 09 Dec 2016, 05:04

You can insert the Windows 10 DVD/USB stick  into your CD/DVD drive/USB port and reboot from the DVD/USB stick.

Select Esc or F11 as soon as the computer starts up (it may be another F key but these two are most common) and select Boot Manager. Choose your CD/DVD drive, or USB if using a bootable USB stick, and click OK/Apply. Select Save and Exit then reboot. This should load the Windows 10 installer and ask if you want to upgrade or do a clean install. Select clean install and follow the prompts.

You will need to download (before you do a clean install) the Windows 10 drivers for the Acer and save them to a USB/DVD so you can install them after Windows 10 is finished installing.
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Post by Dynamokills on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12:44

@storeguy wrote:So I have this laptop in 2014 the Aspire Switch 10, and I decided to try to format it but I can't because the option it gives me is factory reset but I don't want to reset it to windows 8. I want to install windows 10 by formatting the C: drive completely, but I couldn't find it out how to do so, by any means can someone show me how I can format this restrictive model?
I Send You A PM About It. You're Probably gonna need a Key. But From what i know there is a ton on the internet (i tried some myself) Just make sure you have something

to look on the internet with.

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 19:57

@Dynamokills wrote:I Send You A PM About It. You're Probably gonna need a Key. But From what i know there is a ton on the internet (i tried some myself) Just make sure you have something

to look on the internet with.


Hello,

Note, that you can mention the names of programs that you use for this stuff, even if you can't link in your messages to them. It would also help other people, who are reading this thread. Smile

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Dynamokills on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 20:32

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@Dynamokills wrote:I Send You A PM About It. You're Probably gonna need a Key. But From what i know there is a ton on the internet (i tried some myself) Just make sure you have something

to look on the internet with.


Hello,

Note, that you can mention the names of programs that you use for this stuff, even if you can't link in your messages to them. It would also help other people, who are reading this thread. Smile
I Included it in the PM

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Tarac on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 21:09

Create a recovery USB, see This Microsoft site
Start your PC from this drive
You can now format your C drive
Then install the Windows again from your recovery usb.
You'll have a drive C with windows 8.1 only.

I know that this is not what you want because you want win10.
Buy it or search the intenet for a cracked copy.
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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 22:31

@Dynamokills wrote:I Included it in the PM


My point was, other users who read this thread might also want to know how you solved the issue, and they can't read the PMs you sent. Smile  Which is why I suggested you consider posting about it on the Forum here, so others can learn about it as well.

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Dynamokills on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 23:15

@storeguy wrote:So I have this laptop in 2014 the Aspire Switch 10, and I decided to try to format it but I can't because the option it gives me is factory reset but I don't want to reset it to windows 8. I want to install windows 10 by formatting the C: drive completely, but I couldn't find it out how to do so, by any means can someone show me how I can format this restrictive model?
The Program I've Used For This is Called  The Media Creation Tool. if you search it up on google it should pop up with the official microsoft site.

Under there Is A Button That Says "Download Tool Now" Rest should be easy.

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Re: Help format everything this Laptop (Aspire Switch 10)

Post by Kanji on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:04

In my experience, I wiped my win10 pc. I had an old blank cd lying around, and made it a boot disc. Then, after that I put it in my pc, messed with the bios CAUTION DOING STUFF WRONG HERE CAN DESTROY YOUR PC to make it boot from the CD and selected Keep Nothing and voila! fresh as a daisy Windows 10.

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