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# 123197 27-Jun-2013 21:17
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Daughters Acer Happy 2 netbook was having issues so her partner factory restored it, but it failed, I dunno what he did. It starts, stating that the installation was not complete, and to press OK to restart so it can finish, but that just goes round in circles. Alt+F10 wont start the Acer Recovery.

Any ideas to start the partition recovery from command line?

Another option is to download legally Win7 Starter and install that using the netbooks Windows rego, can that be got anywhere legally?


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  # 846458 27-Jun-2013 22:11
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It annoys me that these companies don't provide the OS on some form of media,such as a CD, or a usb stick. I think installing a fresh install maybe the way to go if there is no way to recover it.

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  # 846477 27-Jun-2013 22:42
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mattwnz: It annoys me that these companies don't provide the OS on some form of media,such as a CD, or a usb stick. I think installing a fresh install maybe the way to go if there is no way to recover it.

I agree. Yes, I should have made a recovery set, although with this issue, that would not help. Called Acer 0800 they will call in the morning, I just want to see if they can recover the dud recovery. If not I will download a Win 7 Starter ISO and use the netbooks Win 7 Starter serial code to install. I guess that's legal as we own the licence? Plus, its liable to be a bit nicer with no manufacturer bloat.

If they sell a recovery USB stick for cheap as chips that's an option, saw nothing on the website though.  Drivers galore, why not a recovery download option? Acer is the No.2 PC maker globally, support options should be there online, in full

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