Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Before you start doing anything you should download your drivers from acer's web site. Save them on a cd or a flash drive. Once you put your operating system CD (xp, vista, 98, 2000 doesn't really matter) restart your laptop. It will prompt you with "press any key to start from CD" and you press enter or space bar. This will take you to setup screen. The setup will ask you what you want to do. Repair, or install. You need to select install. Next will be the partition setup. If you want to divide your hard drive two seperate pieces in example you have 80 G hard drive and you can set it up as C drive 40 G and D drive 40 G, you need to do it in this section. If not just follow the instructions. It'll also ask you if you want to delete the partition, I would suggest to delete it. It'll give you a fresh start. Then it'll tell you if you delet the partition you will loose all the documents in your hard drive which is your goal anyways. After you delete the partition it will format the hard drive (it has to) and will install all your operating system components. When its done this is what you need to do. Right click on my computer and click on properties. On the general tab click on device manager. When device manager opens up you will see some hardware devices with a yellow question mark beside it. Those are the ones that you need to install drivers for. That's why we wanted to create that driver CD or Flash drive. Once you intall the necessary driver, you are good to go. If you have any questions let me know, I'll walk you through.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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