Acer Veriton – Acer eRecovery Management (updated included others)

Alt + F10 key

When you power on computer, Acer logo appears.
Immediately press above keys to get in Acer eRecovery Management.

Reference:
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2631/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQ2MDg4ODcxL3NpZC9IRFRHaDdBbQ%3D%3D

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Reference:
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/h/hiddpart.htm

  • Alt + F10 – This key combination will access Acer disk-to-disk (D2D) recovery partition. Note: you may need to enable the D2D option in CMOS setup.
  • F9 – Access ASUS EEE PC hidden partition
  • F10 or F11 – Access the Compaq (Hewlett Packard) recovery partition
  • Ctrl + F11 or F8 – Access Dell computers Dell System Restore (DSR) partition
  • F11 or Alt + F10 – Access eMachine option to restore a backup copy
  • F11 – Access Gateway hidden restore partition
  • F11 – Access Lenovo hidden recovery partition
  • F10 – Access Sony hidden restore partition
  • 0 (zero key) or F8 – Access Toshiba hidden partition
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Installing Windows 8 on HP ProBook 440G2

By default, HP ProBook 440G2 comes with Windows 7 Professional.

I need to change the boot sequence to boot from DVD drive:
1) Press F10 when you power on it.
2) click on Advanced
3) Scroll down to Boot Mode
Select UEFI NativeĀ  (without CSM)
Scroll up to SecureBoot Configuration
Checked the box beside SecureBoot
4) Scroll down to UEFI Boot Order
Use + and key to push Optical Disk Drive as first boot device.

This is also workable for HP ProBook 430G2 & 450G2.

Unable to access BIOS (F2) after installed Windows 10 Technical Preview

Issue:
Acer Aspire V3-471GĀ  – After trying out Windows 10 Technical Preview, i wanted to installed Windows 7. But System doesn’t response to F2 key at boot for me to change the boot sequence (to boot to DVD drive).

Solution:
Windows 8 and Windows 10 using UEFI instead of BIOS.
1) In Windows, click on Windows key and type advanced settings and press enter
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2) Click on Restart now button at the Advanced startup
System reboot.
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3) Click on Troubleshoot
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4) Click on Advanced options
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5) Click on Startup Settings
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6) Click on Restart button
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7) System reboot.
Now i am able to press F2 to access BIOS.

Above steps also workable for Windows 8.

What is UEFI? – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-uefi