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Windows 7: How do I erase everything and start over?

26 Dec 2012   #1
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I erase everything and start over?

Update: Now I screwed, started the Acer set to factory settings and it couldn't finish. Something was missing. I can't go back to view the error. Oh well, crappy laptop anyway, goes in the trash now.

I have windows 7 running on an acer Aspire 5336-2524 laptop.

I have a Repair Disk and I also have a set of Recovery Disk's 1-4.

I have to start over and reinstall a fresh new OS, Don't need to back.

For the life of me I cannot understand how these Disk's work!

To summarize, I want to delete everything totally off my HD and reinstall factory settings.


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26 Dec 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mawil,

The link below from Acer can help show you how to do a factory recovery to restore Windows back to factory conditions.

Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Dec 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Would you rather have a Windows 7 install without all the garbage ?

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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