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Connor D

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OK, My brother filled his computer with malware, so I decided to install ubuntu on his 2nd partition while I fixed the windows installation. When I installed ubuntu I accidentally selected 'Guided - Use Whole Disk', thus wiping all partitions, including windows, and the recovery partition and installing ubuntu. For some odd reason he doesn't like ubuntu, and I feel bad, so, I know it's impossible to recover his windows, but is it possible to LEGALLY install an OEM version of windows? Would I use the product key on his COA?

The computer is a store bought acer which had XP Media Center pre-installed.

Help please?


Thanks in advance.
Connor

+++++EDIT+++++

May I also point out he doesn't have an XP disk, I mean to buy one from somewhere, and use that.

Edited by Connor D, 06 July 2008 - 11:42 AM.

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Hello Connor D...

For about $20.00, you can buy the Recovery Set for your brother's Acer. This would represent a considerable savings over buying an OEM version of Windows and would put the machine back to the way it was when it was first purchased. You'll need the Serial Number or the SNID number from the sticker on the bottom (or back) of the machine.

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You may have saved me, thanks! Only one thing - can I get it here in the UK too?


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When I enter his SNID or S/N it says it does not exist or is invalid???

Is it because it is an American service? Or do I have to do it on his computer?


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I'm trying to find the European counterpart for that page, but between the site being terribly slow and Acer's knack for hiding such information, I haven't found it as yet.

You may have to call them to get the CD in your part of the world. 0870 853 1000

I'll keep looking and post back if I find a page similar to the one I gave you for the North American site.
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I have also searched for the UK/European Page, with no luck.

I shall check my local computer shop for an OEM so I know I can get one if I fail to get this acer disc.


Thanks a lot,
Connor
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