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Windows 7: Windows 7 starter 32 bit Acer netbook Hard drive wipe specific issues

20 Nov 2011   #1

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Windows 7 starter 32 bit Acer netbook Hard drive wipe specific issues

Hello I received a Acer Aspire one D250-1146 Net book for Christmas 1 year ago. This was the first computer that was really mine and I learn a lot about computers while trying to find work arounds for this computer's pathetic hardware stats.

Anyway I find my computer still bogged down with starter software, stuff I installed but don't know is there, and possibly a virus or 20. At this point I would rather just wipe everything off this netbook. (I have all my beloved files saved virus free on a flash drive) There are issues with this though

My Windows Cd key was destroyed by the heat this thing gives off and I removed it months ago because it was completely unreadable. I still have the box but from every tutorial I have read you need that key. Could it possibly be on the box?

Also Acer Recovery requires you make a CD factory default copy which seems totally Ridiculous as this thing doesn't have a CD drive. I have Power ISO to mount a image on a flash drive but is any other software better for this purpose?

Lastly I don't want Factory Default software bogging it down again on boot-up. Will that spam-ware show up on the default software? If it does is there a way to specifically not let install on it again?

Let me know if there is anything you might need to know about it

Thank you for reading and thanks for any answers in advance -Nomworthy

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20 Nov 2011   #2

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:'s%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

You may/may not have the option to make a USB Recovery Disk.


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