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I need to wipe the hard drive clean of an acer aspire one. I need to install windows again, but it is an older version than currently installed, and will not allow an older version to overwrite.

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When turning on your AspireOne hit F2 to enter the bios
from there go to the MAIN tab it look for system time

go all the way down to SATA mode and change it to IDE

..... mine was on AHCI but when i changed it, it showed my harddrive

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If you are trying to upgrade it wont work. You will have to do a clean install. Go into B.I.O.S., configure to boot from the C.D. Rom, insert the operating system's disk and do a clean install. It should work.
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You can do this with a boot disk if you have one, or a version of linux (my favorite way).

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