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Acer Aspire 5742


dlguk

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Has anyone had occasion to contact Acer to get a Win 7 and resource disc. I downloaded Win 7 ISO then realised that I wouldn't have the necessary drivers, stupid eh :S. I need a 'Clean Install' as the Restore to Factory settings, doesn't.

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buteman

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£60 odd from Acer.

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buteman

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You can download any drivers from the Acer site just click on the make and model and it will tell you what drivers are available.

Looks like you can get a new Acer Updates as well now.

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers

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lotvic

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download for free from Acer Support

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lotvic

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buteman's link better as is for UK (mine was .com)

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KRONOS the First

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Win 7 comes with a great many drives any that you need then get then from the above links.

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dlguk

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Thank you all, to the more Techy amongst you would you say that downloading from http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ then installing Win 7 64 I should be ok??

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buteman

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Not sure if this is the same site but I downloaded mine from here.

http://techdows.com/2011/07/download-windows-7-integrated-with-sp1-iso-official-direct-download-links.html

You can also buy a caddy from Amazon For about £4-£5 so that you can save any programs or photos etc from your old hard drive.

What is actually wrong with your laptop is it the hard drive that has gone.

I found this on the Internet today but I have never tried it.

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/win7s-no-reformat-nondestructive-reinstall/

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buteman

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Should have added I downloaded W/7 Sp1 from that site and ran it on a Acer Aspire 5334 I think it was and when it had finished downloading it connected to the Internet straight away and then I just had to update a few Drivers One for the keyboard one for the broadcom connection and then updated the chipsets.

Now if there is any way to save the Factory settings that may be a good idea.

I would definately go for the caddy to see what you can save.

Oops sorry I was thinking it was a new hard drive that you were going to install.

Remember you will need the keycode for W/7 at the bottom of the laptop.

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dlguk

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hi buteman

It is a similar site but I do notice that the numbers are different. I am not sure about x86 and x64, I know I want 64bit but which one to download?

Ty for your thread

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dlguk

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It's ok I guessed what you meant about the caddy but I just send the last post as yours arrived. The one you sent was Win 7 home premium 64 bit, right? If so that seems fine to me. Oh the probs. I have are too numerous to mention, suffice it to say I really do require a clean install'

I will let you know the bother I am having if you want to know, will be tomorrow now.

Thank you again, really appreciate it.

Dave ps I have a product key

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