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2nd Edit: Got everything working, cheers. Synaptics driver for touchpad, Acer webcam app for a different netbook (same brand camera).

I have an Acer netbook(AO522), it came with W7 Starter, I upgraded to W7HP 64. I've installed all the drivers etc from Acer support.

There's a hidden recovery partition, I only know how to boot from it, not view contents or access. It's only visible in Disk Management but you can't do anything to it. I also have a Windows.old folder.

Is there a way to access this stuff to get some of the preinstalled software? Like webcam, etc.

EDIT: Found a working driver for the webcam, the only thing not working is the multi gesture feature of the touchpad.
Edited by dopey - 4/16/11 at 4:53am
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post #2 of 11
Boot to a linux live disc.

Gparted, Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc. They'll read the filesystem and you can copy drivers from it. Do it all the time at work.
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post #3 of 11
you can download the acer crystal cam from thier support website
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Thanks guys. Got a link for crystal cam? I can't seem to find it on their site.. gonna look again now.
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post #5 of 11
Why do you want to access it? All it is is the backup partition. If you need a W7/recovery disk, acer should have pre-installed a utility to let you burn one to disk.
    
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I need to access it primarily for the webcam and multi touch software, which doesn't seem to be available for download anywhere.
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post #7 of 11
Look here:
http://support.acer.com/us/en/produc...1&modelId=3492

Downloads for all the drivers, apps, etc.
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks hokey, got those already, unfortunately they don't include crystal eye or multi touch :/

I got everything working except those (afaik).
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post #9 of 11
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Used a cam app for one of their other netbooks, works fine. Still need multi gesture for the touchpad, as the supplied touchpad driver didn't enable that.Got it working, yay.
Edited by dopey - 4/15/11 at 1:17pm
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post #10 of 11
everything u needed was on that support website
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