Install Windows 7 Home

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Updates' started by Kendrick, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Kendrick


    Aug 9, 2017
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    I have a Acer laptop that had Windows 7 Home pre installed the hard drive failed in it so I bought a new one and now I'm trying to reinstall Windows on it. Does anyone have any advice on how I can do this.
    Kendrick, Aug 9, 2017
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  2. Kendrick

    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

    May 10, 2010
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    If you burned recovery disks when you got your computer (every OEM computer I know of recommends it within the first 30 days) then just install those. Or you can also contact Acer & they should be able to sell you the specific recovery Disk(s) for a significant fee, normally around $100.

    Is there a label on the computer with a product key? You don't have other options without a valid product key.

    If you have the product key then your third option is a Win 7 ISO...

    Finding the Windows 7 ISO is difficult now but it's still around if you look hard enough, you probably need the 32 bit version but get whichever you had . Then you need software like PowerISO to edit the ISO file & delete the ei.cfg file. Now install & choose the Home version. Put in your product key.

    And go to the Acer website to download any missing drivers.
    TrainableMan, Aug 9, 2017
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