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Topic # 23031 16-Jun-2008 08:40
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I recently bought an Acer laptop at Best Buy with Windows Vista installed on it. Because I am having some problems with a dual boot, I want to reinstall Vista from the two CDROM backup discs that I bought from Best Buy. The problem is, I imagine I will be asked to entger a product code during the reboot. In this case, the discs came without a box or any produc code marked on them. This is a legal copy. How do I get a product code for it?

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  Reply # 138286 16-Jun-2008 08:46
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I apologize. The answer to my question is on a sticker I found on the bottom of my notebook.

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  Reply # 138287 16-Jun-2008 08:48
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Most PCs come with a restore partition these days and you can create a set of install discs from there. I suspect this is what Best Buy did for you?

There are two possibilities:

1. This is a restore set, in which case you won't be asked for any code and it will bring your computer back to the original factory settings

2. This is a set of Windows install discs (not original) in which case when asked for a key just look under your notebook and enter the code in the Windows license sticker that should be there.

Before you use those discs though, check the Acer documentation - you should be able to boot from the restore partition on the HDD by simply pressing a function key during boot, unless your HDD was replaced.

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