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A friend has given me an Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Basic on that won't boot.

From what I can gather the installation is corrupt.

I asked him if it shipped with any recovery/installation CDs and he said no.

So I hopped onto Acer support and asked them nicely if they could ship me a recovery disk.

This is the response I got:

Quote:
Thank you for contacting Acer UK.

Regarding your enquiry, you can purchase recovery cds from us which will cost you £51.06, because we do not provide recovery cds with the computer. However we ship the computer with recovery partition pre-installed on it, using which you can create recovery cds and also perform recovery on the computer.

If you are interested to purchase recovery cds, we would log a case for recovery cds and you would receive a recovery cd request form from us shortly. Once we receive the completed form, we will create and send the recovery cds within next 14 business days.

To place an order for recovery cds we require the 25 digit Microsoft product key which is located at the bottom of the computer. You can make the payment by debit or credit card by contacting our billing department. Please let us know if you are interested to purchase recovery cds from us.
£51.06 for a RECOVERY DISK?

You can get a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium for £70!

Is there a way I can get a legal copy online?

There's no way I'm paying £51 just for a recovery disk.

Thanks.
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Does it have a recovery partition?
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Originally Posted by BIGGUN View Post
Does it have a recovery partition?
I'm not sure, how could I get onto it if it did?
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Thanks everyone.

I got it working.
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