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Windows 7: Clean istall with upgrade dvd

19 May 2011   #1
wardy4194

windows 7 home premium 32 bit, upgraded from vista.
 
 
Clean install with upgrade discs

Hi,
I have an acer laptop which came with vista, i then upgraded it to 7 with the upgrade that acer sent me. I made an image of it which i had to use after getting a virus. I now want to install a clean installation of 7. After reading some of the other tutorials which said you can use the upgrade dvd to do this, i tried it but with no joy.
I changed the BIOS to boot from DVD drive but the upgrade DVD does nothing.

I have the acer recovery discs but they were made when the machine had vista on it. i've used them but after i use them the "bootmgr is missing" and i have use my image again to get the computer up and running again.

What am I doing wrong?


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19 May 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I believe the Acer Upgrade DVD will only work from Vista desktop.

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user'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:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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19 May 2011   #3
wardy4194

windows 7 home premium 32 bit, upgraded from vista.
 
 

Hi, thanks.
Alt f10, does'nt work, acer erecovery managment was deleted when 7 was installed. I then downloaded it from the acer website and reinstalled it but when i use it it tells me its the wrong OS.

Nightmare
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19 May 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you have mate with a Retail Windows 7 DVD, you can do this:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

When you made your Recovery disks, did you also make driver disk?
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19 May 2011   #5
wardy4194

windows 7 home premium 32 bit, upgraded from vista.
 
 

Yeah, i wish i had a 7 dvd that would solve everything. Didnt make a drivers disc as you cam download them from acer website.
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19 May 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You could Google, Digital River.
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19 May 2011   #7
wardy4194

windows 7 home premium 32 bit, upgraded from vista.
 
 

Thanks,
They dont seem to offering 7 anymore. Am i on the right website?
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19 May 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

The Acer Upgrade kit includes a Win7 Installation DVD which is bootable and can do a clean reinstall. We have two here which were booted successfully to clean reinstall.

Did you recieve the Acer kit with a DVD with Win7 Product Key on it, and another CD with drivers and apps?

Place the DVD in the drive, restart the computer, firmly tap the Acer F12 key repeatedly to get a boot menu, choose the DVD drive to boot. Or to set the DVD drive first to boot, follow these steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Then follow these steps which apply to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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20 May 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hi Greg

Did Acer do two types of upgrade disk?
As OP said, NO to drivers disk.

Ray.
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20 May 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

The Upgrade kit which Acer mailed has an apps and driver CD plus the Installation DVD which is bootable.

Possible he got something else, but so far everyone I've heard from here has gotten the same.

Does it say Win7 Installation DVD? Try booting it now by restarting then tapping the F12 key.
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