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Aspire 5315 down and out new hard drive, bunch of problems

My wife has an Aspire 5315 where the hard drive was wiped out and had to be replaced. She had no recovery CD's and as such no windows, as it is installed prior to purchase. She purchased a new hard drive but has no way to install anything, as she has no operating system. What should she do?

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  • timothycfost Sep 09, 2009

    we have the OS key, located on the bottom of the laptop, but got nada with the laptop itself, just everything pre-installed initially. We never got the chance to make a recovery CD, for whatever reason.

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And home or pro xp will work you should have thexp cd key code on the bottom of the notebook - go to acer .com to download the drivers ..... i can make you a cd for 20 bucks if so email me @ jepito@gmail.com and ship it to you in 3 days the sticker on your pc will tell you what it was xp home xp pro or vista :()

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When you purchase a PC with preinstalled software, you receive the OS on a CD and the key. The key might be on a label someplace on the laptop. If not, then you will have to purchase all new software, including the OS

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    buffalonyman Sep 10, 2009

    What operating system did you have on the laptop?

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