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Windows vista ultimate problems

I bought a new Acer laptop that had vista basic installed on it. The computer came with a upgrade demo disk. I installed the disk to the vista ultimate version. After 30 days the system will not load and only will allow me to go online to upgrade to vista. can you help. How do I restore back to vista basic again?

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Re: Windows vista ultimate problems

Hey Luke, your notebook should have come with restore cd's or dvd's to restore it back to when you got it. If you havent got those look for a recovery option during start-up. Otherwise theres software on there now to make your restore cds. Good Luck

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

Re: Windows vista ultimate problems

Delete windows vista the final version of it is going to be released on january. please wait till january then you have a good version of it. this pack is not for work but for only entertaintment.

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Re: Windows vista ultimate problems

It needs Microsoft office Key,
If your Office is not geniune you can get the key at:

If it was a demo disk, then why did you install it on your full version of windows???

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