Happy Holidays to all of you! it has elapsed quite bit of time since my last participation but I am here back again because you are the best source of
information to asisst people with computer concerns.
My problem is: Acer Aspire One, WinXP notebook. I have being totally unsuccessful in finding a place to download the software to reinstall the Recovery Management.
If further info is necesary for your reaction, please let me know.
Thank you for your kind assistance
Typically, Acers have a hidden recovery partition with which you can make a set of recovery disks. Have a look through the menu and look for something like Acer Recovery or system backup, software.
Once upon a time, long, long ago, ACER tech support was only too glad to try and SELL me a recovery disk (I don't remember what they wanted for it/them [don't recall how many disks were involved] in terms of coin of the realm).
Hello dear friends,
Thank you very much for your comments, my reaction to the above follows: my computer for one or other reason does not have the Recovery Management partition, so I need the disks. Furthermore, I have being unsuccessful with Acer support, I do not mind to pay a decent price for the recovery disks, the question where to get them?.
You can use any windows media install disk (suitable for the hardware, of course; i.e. if it was designed for XP, don't expect to run W8.) to install onto your machine (I've even managed to install W7 from a USB key - which works brilliantly BTW). Once that is done, you may need some vendor specific drivers to make the rest work. Sometimes you can get them all from (in your case) the ACER website, or, if worst comes to worst, you'll need to look at the chipset manufacturers sites for the others. Or....you could ditch Windoze all together and go with a Linux Distro.
Depends whether he wants to make it work as if new or whether he is trying to recover stored files.
If you can get hold of a copy of the XP install disk, maybe this old trick would help?
Don't give up on it.
I have a Genuine Win XP Pro disc with serial never been used your s if you want it