Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart
Everybody, just simply answer this simplified question I'm about to ask. If I buy an Acer eRecovery Disc, will I be able to use that disc, to make my Acer just like I took it out of a box?
Yes. But it will be full of acer-installed software that slows down the machine (nicknamed "bloatware" or "crapware" by most of us) that you will likely want to remove afterwards, and will cost you some money and waiting for it to arrive. The recovery disk is not recommended.
The recommended course of action is follow this tutorial
and reinstall windows 7 on your own, for free.
When you are in step 8 use the panel to delete all partitions currently on the HDD (so you remove the old toshiba recovery partition).
To do that you just need the Windows 7 install disk iso and the activation key you have on the sticker under the belly of your laptop, the first step of this tutorial
tell you how to download the iso for free.
This would be a lot easier, but I was not the one who took it out. Someone "thought" they was fixing it, took my HDD out, threw it away with out my permission and slapped in the one I have now thinking it would be perfect.
A punishment for this individual would be in order.