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So my friend gave me her laptop to fix (windows acting slow and sluggish) and all that jazz, get it home, Oh, it's not a laptop like I thought, it's a netbook, and there's no disk drive..

I've never fixed or worked on these things before. Apparently it uses Windows 7 Starter and there's a key on the bottom.

Now, how the heck do I reinstall windows for this guy lol
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alt+f10 should bring up the recovery manager.
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If that doesn't work, you can make a usb flash drive and install from that. Or install from external win7 dvd.
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I'd rather do a fresh install. Can either of you give me a step by step on how to do that? This retarded freakin recovery is reinstalled so much crap to where I'm surprised this thing even runs. I mean seriously? Installing Bing Toolbar? Way to go acer -.-

I have a copy of win 7 starter, is there a way to install that to a flash drive and then install from there?
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post #5 of 8
Here you go Its really easy if you have the iso.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

Just follow the steps its a free program and its pretty quick I haven't used a dvd install in years lol.
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I'd rather do a fresh install. Can either of you give me a step by step on how to do that? This retarded freakin recovery is reinstalled so much crap to where I'm surprised this thing even runs. I mean seriously? Installing Bing Toolbar? Way to go acer -.-
I have a copy of win 7 starter, is there a way to install that to a flash drive and then install from there?

You need a copy of Windows in iso format. Google it.
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I said at the end of it that I have a copy of it lol
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post #8 of 8
If you didn't already figure it out, Sean has a guide that's helped a lot of members. Its in the first post, "Make a bootable usb installer"
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