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Loading windows 2000 or later version on Acer Aspire 5050

I have recently bought the said laptop but unfortunately it is pre-loaded with LINUX. I don't know how to use LINUX. I have the following queries: 1. What do I need to get Windows 2000 or later versions loaded on the laptop. 2. In case I manage to arrange for a windows software (original / pirated)are they on autorun format??? 3. Is it true that if I get a pirated version of the OS; I shall face problems if I hook on the internet??? 4. Plz. guide me for the command that I may be able to run a CD/DVD using LINUX... Expecting your prompt suggestions. Regards Devendra Singh GSM: 9810399819

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Re: loading windows 2000 or later version on Acer Aspire...

1. find a windows start up disk and reformat your hard drive. 2. Use a Windows CD (Genuine) and start your system from the CD and follow the prompts. 3. Using pirated Windows will cause all kinds of problems with updates, etc. 4. Use a GENUINE Windows CD and you'll be a lot happier.

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