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How do I install windows vista on acer 4920

Windows vista was uninstalled from my acer 4920 and replaced with XP. Now I want to re-install windows vista premium but the installation terminates with an error message while 'expanding files'. What do I do?

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Hi,
here is one helpfull link but remember backup your important data from your system before going in for reinstall

http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/upgrade/upgradetovista.htm

if this method doesn't work let me know

Further queries are welcome

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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On Acer Computers there is a floating toolbar on the desktop called the Acer Empowering Technology program. Within this program there is the ERecovery Service that allows a user to create backup operating system disks, create a backup of the current system, and more. This is a very handy feature because in many cases the computer does not come with a set of backup disks.

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