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Make a list of the Acer utilities and features which you definitely want if you clean reinstall and check for if they are available when you make the apps/drivers backup disk, or are on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. If not, bring the issue back here so we can help you sort whether it is a clean reinstall deal-kiiller.
We have two Acer desktops at home which came with the Windows 7 Upgrade kit, which booted and clean reinstalled without issue. But there are laptop features like HD monitor and battery tenders which I always look for first on maker's Downloads page or apps disk to add back in.
If you choose to boot the Recovery Partition to do a full factory Recovery, here are tips for cleaning up the factory bloatware: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions
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|02 Feb 2011||#12|
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If you have any "special" Acer features on your laptop, you will get a driver problem going with another installation disk. Those can be fixed, but it may be a pain.
Example: I have a HD screen on my Sony laptop. I wanted to "improve" the driver only to end up with a generic driver that made my screen so dark that I could not id anything on the screen anymore. Fortunately I had an image from the previous day to where I could go back.
Another example: I have a backlit keyboard. The settings for it are in "Sony only" registry keys. If I used another system disk, the backlit keyboard would not work.
Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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