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  • Started 1 year ago by janice
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janice
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I purchased a laptop used. the thing has problems. i had a friend take a look at it - he works on computers. it acts as though it has a virus to which he found none but rather said the windows operating system had some major problems. it o.s. is Vista & i have tried to find a sight that i can download & do a restore, but to my amazement there is none that is free & the company of computer ( Acer) does not offer any solutions. I can by typing & suddenly the cursor jumps somewhere else causing a 5 min job to be five hrs. using a typewriter would be quicker. Please tell me you have some suggestions. Thanks

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

What is the exact model number of your Acer? You'll mostly find it on a tag on the bottom.

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whs
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You can download a free Vista from here: http://en.community.dell.com/s.....river.aspx

Then you have to make a universal install disc because the site offers only Ultimate: http://jimcofer.com/personal/2.....0%9D-disc/

When you are installed, you activate with the product key on the COA sticker - it is on the bottom of the laptop. Hopefully nobody else is using it already. With a used laptop, you never know.

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raphoenix
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Download Genuine Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit)
http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/

Thanks to HTG Member Tony

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hArLtRoN
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@whs,
Your link goes to the ISO for Windows 7. I would post the link to Vista ISO but I don't know it.

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StringJunky
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http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/

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whs
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Sorry, I picked the wrong link. I wanted to post the one that Rick posted. Got into the wrong line in my favorites. But my second link still applies.

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Just letting you know :) StringJunky posted the link to the Vista ISO so the OP can still get it.

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