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How do i change my acer aspire one netbook from running linus o/s to running ms vista (ultimate)? thanking you in anticipation, james :)

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  • qpmz Nov 15, 2008

    Hi Dave,



    Thank you for your suggestions.



    I have a shop bought copy of windows visa ultimate ... but was told that it would not load on to my acer aspire one netbook, as the machine would only accept a restore to factory settings (windows xp).



    Kindest regards,



    James :)

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You can contact ACER and order an Upgrade/Restore disc at global.acer .com
They will ship you (For a fee) a DVD that will install the Operating system for you.

Another option (Though I'm not sure of the legality of it since you have an opensource OS and NOT a liscensed one) [Use at your OWN risk]

If you know someone else who has an ACER with Vista installed, you can use their machine to create a restore disc for yourself.

Hope this helps
Dave

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

  • David Preston
    David Preston Nov 15, 2008

    James,



    As long as your Netbook meets the minimum running requirements for Vista, and you have a FULL version of the OS (Not an upgrade) Then it is just a matter of putting the disk in the DVD drive.



    Upon booting the Laptop as soo as the ACER logo blinks off press to enter the BIOS.

    When you get into the BIOS go to the settings for "Boot order" and adjust them so that you DVD drive is the first option in the boot order. Press to save and reboot.



    This should get the process started for you.

    Just use the Key that came with your OS disc and it will select Vista Ultimate automatically.



    Follow the Prompts and you'll be up and running in about 45 min to an hour and a half depending on the speed of your CPU.



    Hope you find this Helpful

    And happy computing

    Dave

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