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Windows 7: Going to re format my laptop


02 Feb 2011   #11
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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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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
Save the driver problems, look for the program, Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...%20English.pdf

or

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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13 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x 64
 
 
Format Laptop

Easy Laptop Format

Remove all peripherals

Reboot and hit F12 during reboot

Arrow down to HDD Restore. Hiit Enter.

From the menu, select Format HDD.

It takes a while, but your HD will be squeaky clean.

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13 Feb 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

...and loaded with factory preinstalled bloatware and duplicate utilties which interfere with better versions built into Windows 7 - the opposite of a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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