Posted by CANbike on Sun, 17 Nov 2013

[Acer AXC-605] Windows 8 Recovery CDs/DVDs

The Acer AXC-605-ER30 Windows 8 desktop computer did not come with recovery DVDs nor a way to create them.

According to their customer support, Document ID 26257,

Windows 8 does not provide an option to create recovery CDs or DVDs. You can create a recovery USB driveto [sic] restore your operating system using a 16 GB or larger flash drive.

Nonetheless, a factory install backup should be made just to be safe. As a result, a system repair disc, a drivers/applications backup disc, and a recovery drive were created.

System Repair Disc (DVD)

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  1. Start the Acer Recovery Management app
  2. Click Create Factory Default Backup
  3. Unselect “Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive”
  4. Click “Create a system repair disc with a CD or DVD instead”
  5. Insert a blank DVD and click Create disc
  6. Label the DVD as “Repair disc Windows 8 64-bit”

Driver and Application Backup (DVD)

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  1. Start the Acer Recovery Management app
  2. Click Create Drivers and Applications Backup
  3. Insert a blank DVD and click Start
  4. Label the DVD

Recovery Drive (16GB USB Drive)

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  1. Start the Acer Recovery Management app
  2. Click Create Factory Default Backup
  3. Select “Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive”
  4. Insert a USB drive with 16GB or more capacity and click Next
  5. Click Finish
  • Use a fast USB drive or else this can take a long time
  • A slow USB flash drive (~2 MB/s) can take over 2 hours to write
  • A USB 3.0 Lexar S23 flash drive (~45 MB/s) took 6 minutes to write

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