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Bridgecraft

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Hello all!

I have an Acer Aspire 5100, I installed Vista Business; however I want to go down to Premium, I have the premium disk.

The acer has a hidden recovery drive and I need to go back to XP to do the upgrade. I can not access this drive anymore via the Alt + F10 combination. Any idea on how to get it back?
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The only way to upgrade from business is to go to Ultimate edition. Home premium is considered a "down grade". when you installed vista business, how did you install it? If you can not access the recover partition you may have deleted it, depending on you installed it.
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Blah, the down grade worked, the "upgrade" disc gave me the option to do a custom install and I deleted the Vista Ultimate partition created a new one and installed.

The partition is still there, Vista even sees it in Disk management, but the down grade is all I wanted so thanks anyway.
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