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Windows 7: repair windows 7 on acer


28 Mar 2010   #1

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repair windows 7 on acer

My acer laptop came with only the option of using the "Acer erecovery managment", no windows 7 recovery disk. My question is: If I obtain a windows 7 installation disk can I do a non destructive recovery?


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28 Mar 2010   #2
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Your options are to use the e-Reccovery disks with the bloatware or a clean-copy of your version of Windows 7.

Using a clean-copy of Windows 7 to reinstall and activate with your stickered OEM Product key will disable the Recovery Partition, so it's best to make your Recovery disks first and then delete all partitions on the HD during Custom install, using Drive tools.

You may need to manually delete any hidden EISA partition which will likewise be disabled and occupies prime lower HD address on most Acer's: Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista My Digital Life Do it last thing as it may make Windows 7 unbootable.

After install, any missing drivers or favorite apps (cam, etc) can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your Acer model, Adobe (reader, flash) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.
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28 Mar 2010   #3

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Ok, My problem was I wanted to repair Windows 7, but not have to reinstall all my programs etc. So far I have not found a way to do it.
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28 Mar 2010   #4
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You need a Windows 7 installer of your version to run a Repair Install.

If it won't boot, you need that installer for its Repair console, or a Repair CD: System Repair Disc - Create

Repair CD - System Repair Disk
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28 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So, to clarify, If I had an installation disk of my version, I might be able to boot into repair install. If it won't boot then I could make a system repair disk?
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28 Mar 2010   #6
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As the link explains, a Repair Install is run from the Windows 7 desktop. In Windows 7 as with Vista, it is an Upgrade over itself using the Windows 7 installer or its extracted files.

Startup Repair is used to start Windows 7 if it won't boot, and is run from the booted DVD repair console or Repair CD.
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28 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, Thanks a lot.
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29 Mar 2010   #8
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gcampbel View Post
Ok, My problem was I wanted to repair Windows 7, but not have to reinstall all my programs etc. So far I have not found a way to do it.
When you open the Acer eRecovery Management there are two options for you:

-Create Default Factory Disk
-Create Drivers & Apps Disk

You should do the 2 options at first and it takes about 4 Dvd's.

In Bios settings you've have to enable the key F12 for the recovery disk to work (in case the Acer eRecovery Management won't work) F12 Key IS UNACTIVATED BY DEFAULT.

Again in Acer eRecovery Management when you click "restore tab"

There's 3 options offered to you

-Restore to factory (recommended)
-Restore keeping you're your files (make a backup of your files)
-Restore drivers & Apps

You should use the first option here.

If this doesn't works, refer to F12 key to enable repair with your new CDs.

(You can find in the "Acer Generic User Guide" step by step, how to use F12 on boot)
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