Solved

Remove windows 8 Demo mode and Allison Brown

Posted on 2013-10-25
1
2,384 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I unfortunately have a new pc that was a display model. It has the demo mode still running with the allison brown account.  The store it was from has no clue how to remove it.  I would reinstall but there is no key sticker on the laptop. its and Acer as well.  So any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:gpsocs
1 Comment
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 39600171
Your Acer should have a recovery partition from which you can restore it to the factory defaults, using the acer utility "eRecovery". Within search enter Recover. Then click on "Acer Recovery Management" and after that "Restore Factory settings". The rest should be self explained. Make sure that if you already have any data saved on the PC, that you have it backed up before doing that!

As your PC didn't come with installation media, you should also create a recovery USB stick for the case your HD should die. For that you need a stick of at least 16GB size. This is also done in the same utility, but you would select "Create Factory Default Backup". You should do that as soon as possible, and then store the USB stick somewhere locked away in a safe place so it doesn't get overwritten!

The Acer Site has more details (and it should also be explained somewhere in your manual):

http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26281/kw/recovery
https://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26287/kw/create
0

Featured Post

Too many email signature changes to deal with?

Are you constantly being asked to update your organization's email signatures? Do they take up too much of your time? Wouldn't you love to be able to manage all signatures from one central location, easily design them and deploy them quickly to users. Well, you can!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 or to Windows 10 or if you are like me you are on the Insider Program you may find yourself with many 450MB recovery partitions.  With a traditional disk that may not be a problem but with relatively smaller SS…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now