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Windows 7: Installing OEM inside Windows

09 Jan 2011   #31
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Let us know how it comes out!


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09 Jan 2011   #32
Funktank

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Ok, so I just worked round it.

I used another laptop to download the WLAN driver from Acer. Installed, connected and installed everything else directly on the machine.

I would still like to know how to activate the recovery partition though.
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09 Jan 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

If you've consulted your Manual (posted above) for the exact steps to run Recovery from boot and it will not run following those exact steps, then you can browse the partition with files unhidden in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab, find the .wim files to either mount them or copy them out to mount them later. Then you can delete the Recovery partition to recover its space since it is not functioning with the new install.

Your other options if you need to recover to factory condition are to order Recov disks from Acer for cost, or find a Vista installer to clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker.
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09 Jan 2011   #34
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Funktank View Post
Ok, so I just worked round it.

I used another laptop to download the WLAN driver from Acer. Installed, connected and installed everything else directly on the machine.

I would still like to know how to activate the recovery partition though.
You need to download the stratup disk from:
System Repair Disc - Create

than run your system backup to restore the Acer install.
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09 Jan 2011   #35
Funktank

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

^ that seems like the best solution, thank you.

I now need to decide if it's worth running the current 32 bit or pre installed 64 bit. But that's a whole new question.

Thanks a lot.
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