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Windows 7: Upgrade disk install on a replacement HDD

24 Mar 2011   #11
theog

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Did you make your Acer Vista Recovery disk?


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24 Mar 2011   #12
CCM

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CCM View Post
I just spoke with ACER and apparently the Upgrade disk needs a recovery disk to go with it if I want to do a fresh install.

I dont have this unfortunately so its 51 for the pleasure.

Thanks for your help..
Its your decision but if your upgrade disk came with a retail upgrade key, you can use a full disk to install (beg, borrow, download), then use the registry workaround described in that tut I linked.

Also as far as I can make out those acer guys are BSing.
Well, im assuming I have a valid key.

Where can I get it from/check it?
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24 Mar 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

The Acer Upgrade kit contains a Win7 Installation DVD which is bootable to do a clean reinstall - apparently your DVD is not booting correctly. Press the f12 key at bootup to trigger the DVD to boot.

The kit should also have the Win7 Product Key included on the DVD envelope or as an insert.

In the dozen Acer Upgrade kit installs done here, we haven't had to use the CD included in the kit, since the DVD is a Win7 installer which is driver-complete, with newer drivers quickly arriving via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing should be imported from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model.
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24 Mar 2011   #14
CCM

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Ok, well it seems I only have one disk now. Ive been away for nearly a year.

Which is the upgrade disk, contents shown below. I dont think its the bootable DVD. I also dont have any cd wallets or anything with the code on. Can I get it via windows itself?



When I run it on the failing disk it shows as:

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24 Mar 2011   #15
CCM

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I found my key, and someone gave me a win7 disk to try a clean install, so fingers crossed!
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24 Mar 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Follow these tips to get a perfect install the first time, then after setup save a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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25 Mar 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CCM View Post
Ok, well it seems I only have one disk now. Ive been away for nearly a year.

Which is the upgrade disk, contents shown below. I dont think its the bootable DVD. I also dont have any cd wallets or anything with the code on. Can I get it via windows itself?



When I run it on the failing disk it shows as:

Go to eRecovery, & see if can make your Recovery disks.
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25 Mar 2011   #18
CCM

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Well luckily the clean install and my old code worked so happy days!

Thanks everyone
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25 Mar 2011   #19
theog

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