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How do I restore Acer4520 to original specs and erase memory?

I purchased a used computer and cannot get it to restore

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If the hard drive has not been formatted,you can do an eRecovery from the recovery partition. Instructions are on this link:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20v2.5%20-%20final.pdf

If the hard drive has been changed or reformatted,borrow cd from a Friend and re-install XP, using the license that should be on the bottom of the laptop. Then you can download the drivers from Acer's website.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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