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Windows 7: Want to Do a Fresh Installation.

18 Nov 2010   #1
ronny45

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Want to Do a Fresh Installation.

Hello Folks,

Seems my laptop has got several problems & i guess i need to do a fresh installation. But i don't have recovery disc. I've Windows 7 Home premium x64 Genuine version. The ACER's backup utility is not working. So is there anyway to create just a system recovery image? or someother way to do a fresh installation without loosing the product key?


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18 Nov 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) You can create a system image with a program like Macrium but given your current problems the image will be equally buggy, so it doesnt make any point.

2) You have 2 options. If the computer came with win7 preinstalled, you can call acer support and request for recovery disks for your model- they'll likely ship it at a small cost. Then you can restore using those disks.

The other option is to get hold of a win7 install dvd (borrow from friend or download a clean copy off the web), then do a clean install and activate by calling MS.
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18 Nov 2010   #3
ronny45

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay.. Thnx for the info
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18 Nov 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

This tutorial will show you how to make your Acer eRecovery disks, then run eRecovery from Windows:
ACER PC Restore to factory settings

You should not run the disks unless your HD fails or eRecovery fails when run from Windows or the HD.

You can trigger eRecovery from the HD by pressing Alt + F10 at bootup.

Be sure to back up your files first.
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19 Nov 2010   #5
ronny45

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When i try to launch Acer's eRecovery tool & create a system backup. I get an Error.
Quote:
hard drive configuration is not set to factory default. Operation Aborted.
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19 Nov 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

After backing up your files, can you run factory recovery either from Acer eRecovery or by pressing Alt + F10 at bootup?

ACER PC Restore to factory settings
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19 Nov 2010   #7
ronny45

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did not understand the 1st & 2nd step in ALT + F10 Boot up. How to see the password ?
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19 Nov 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

This might be a little clearer. I don't see anything here about password. Maybe it isn't needed.

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/de...360faq40.shtml
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19 Nov 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote:
I did not understand the 1st & 2nd step in ALT + F10 Boot up. How to see the password ?
Hmm...this might be the acer erecovery password. The last i remember the default password used to be 0000. Try that (unless you changed it).
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