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I need to re-install windows XP, I dont have the setup disc. Does Acer have a backed up copy of windows on a seperate partiton? If so, how can I access it?

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Windows XP cannot be reinstalled unless you have your original ACER backup disks included with your purchase. Sorry, but if you don't have these, you'll need to purchase a copy of XP. BestBuy has the best prices...

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If you have an administrator password on your copy of XP, then you will need to enter it in order to log in to the Recovery Console.


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Remove your XP disc or recovery disc, then type "exit" into the command prompt.

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First do this.....

Reboot the computer and enter bios by..
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