How to remove multiple Windows 7 from hard drive?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:17 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:15 AM
If you want to remove everything and start fresh like when you first started the computer, follow the instructions from Acer on this page:
Edited by SleepyDude, 26 August 2012 - 08:15 AM.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:20 AM
Thanks for the reply, but it's not working, it keeps telling me that recovery isn't possible. Any suggestions?
Probably you have changed the partition layout and now the recovery tool doesn't know what to do.
I'm guessing you don't have the recovery DVD's?
On the windows 7 where you have upgraded from Windows Vista do you have Acer Empowering Technology on the Start Menu?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:23 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:50 AM
No I don't have the recovery discs, and no it doesn't come up saying Acer empowering technology on the start menu, should it say that?
The original Vista installation includes a program to create the DVD rescue disks, if the windows 7 upgrade kept the installed programs maybe the Acer eRecovery Management will still work. But it seems you don't have this program anymore.
Edited by SleepyDude, 26 August 2012 - 11:51 AM.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:43 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:19 PM
I have little doubt that the user guide here
will tell you, but as my colleague has said, it did have a recovery partition, on the hard drive, that would have returned it to factory condition, OR, if you created them, as advised you could have restore from the recovery discs. - however not of course NOW.
There is little doubt in my mind that with Windows 7 installed 4 times, and especially in view of this
install windows 7 onto hard drive D
that the recovery partition has been overwritten
A screenshot of disk management MAY help
Disk Management on left pane
With it on the desktop
Press Prnt Scrn key
Click Save as
change on drop arrow file type to JPEG
Bitmap is too large
On reply use full editor and attach
Doubt if you wil get one now for vista
Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:56 AM
Would you update your topic please.
We always appreciate knowing how you have progressed and of course are ready to help further if you wish
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