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hi one and all
here is my question ,i have an acer aspire t300 and am just abt to purchase a new pc now my query is can i use my acer recovery discs etc too download on my new pc or do i have to buy a new o/s etc
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Your Acer recovery discs will only work on the PC they were supplied for. if your new PC does not come with Windows pre-installed you will have to buy a new, retail boxed copy and install that.

You can save some money buy ordering an OEM copy of Windows from the supplier of your new PC (that's cheaper than buying retail), and they should also install it for you if you ask them before you get the PC.

Apart from any other considerations, from a legal standpoint your Acer copy of Windows is tied to that machine and cannot be transferred to a new one, that's why you only get recovery discs which won't install on to any other system.
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thanx for quick reply looks like have to buy copy of windows
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Consider a private builder, or a smaller computer store that builds computers...get exactly what you want, and then make an OEM copy of Windows part of the deal...it will be far less expensive then a boxed copy... In my case it was about a third...
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thanx all once again for replys have told builder to install xp and he has agreed to do so for a minimal cost
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Great...don't forget to get a copy of the install disk. I am sure that he won't mind. And copies of any disks he uses to install whatever hard ware drivers are needed for the build. Sometimes, for example, if you get a new mother board, you also get disks for the support hardware...drivers and the like.
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he is going to give me all discs not recovery discs and as a good gesture he is adding xp pro and other software for the great sum of $50
once again thanx for all replies
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Wonderful...enjoy your, hoped for, new found freedom :whistling:
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