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Windows 7: Please help!

26 Dec 2011   #1
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 
Please help!

Okay. So I did a bad thing. A very bad thing. I received an acer aspire one for christmas and was unhappy with the limitations of Win7 Starter, so i pirated and installed a, what is now clearly, a shitty edition of windows 7 Home premium. It wont recognize networks, wired or wireless, and in the troubleshooting it said it was missing a driver but i got the exact one needed and installed it and it still refused to work


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26 Dec 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums, tjyjr.

Please see Rule # 4:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

Suggest you obtain a legal copy of Windows 7.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 

I had one when i got the damn thing. I'm asking if there is any hope for me to not have to shell out cash to go back to the legitimate copy.
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26 Dec 2011   #4
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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26 Dec 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Your machine probably has a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. It should allow you to restore factory specs. The usual procedure is to start the computer, wait until you see the Acer logo, then click and hold the "Alt" and "F10" keys at the same time. This should bring up a recovery menu. Press enter and then click "Next." Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to restore the operating system back to factory settings.
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26 Dec 2011   #6
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 

It doesn't have the acer aspire apps anymore though... will it even let me do this?
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26 Dec 2011   #7
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 

oh okay i'll try
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26 Dec 2011   #8
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 

It only shows it for like a millisecond, and i don't think the alt+F10 is working
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26 Dec 2011   #9
tjyjr

Windows 7
 
 

OH GOD BLESS YOU! Its working! I never believed button-mashing would ever help in a sitch like this! It has started its restoration
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26 Dec 2011   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear the restoration is working. I hope this taught you a lesson about pirated software. I decided to provide links to a tutorial that will help you change the background in Windows 7 Starter. It's not much but it is one limitation you can overcome.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
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