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    Re: going back to vista

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCrash View Post
    And to immediately prove me wrong.... honestly, this is the first time I've ever heard of this happening. Did you use the product key on the COA sticker, rather than using Magic Jelly Bean or something to extract the "internal" key?
    Yeah, hard disk was wiped so no hope of digital extraction.

    To be honest I didn't waste time with it... once Advent accused me of being a pirate I thought stuff it, we're not making any progress here. I had a spare copy of XP so I just installed that and left the issue at that.

    Maybe if I'd have stuck at it I'd have made it work, but it was my dad's PC and just not worth the hassle. He couldn't really give a monkey's as long as it connects to the internet!

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    Re: going back to vista

    Quote Originally Posted by vti_786 View Post
    like everyone else says, clean install windows 7.
    I got the upgrade version of windows 7 and got it direct from acer.

    will try the f10 recovery thing, if not will get an iso from somewere.

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    Re: going back to vista

    You can still do a clean install with an upgrade license, you just need to have a previous version of Windows to use it.

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    Re: going back to vista

    Quote Originally Posted by badermans View Post
    I got the upgrade version of windows 7 and got it direct from acer.
    Doesn't matter, as others have said all you need is the other version of Windows on the laptop already. So boot from your WIn 7 DVD, but choose - I think it's "Custom" install. It'll recognise that you had a version of windows already on the hard drive and be quite content with that. I've just done this recently upgrading from XP to Win 7 using upgrade media...

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