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    Help! Lost discs and won't install linux.

    I have lost the acer disks for my tablet pc and windows went mams aloft. Tried to fix with an XP home disk, but no luck as tablet edition is pro based. Thought I would install linux on it instead from one of my 2 distros. Tried ubuntu first, got stuck at the 1st step where it says Isodisk yada yada. Same happened with mandrake. I know the mandrake Iso works because I have installed it on a computer in the past. Any Ideas? Do you think microsoft or acer will give me a new set of discs as I have a legit product key? HELP ME!!!!
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    Well if you go onto acer's website, you could poke around their support section and you're likely to find the individual programs and contents of the disc. I'd assume that you have broadband and thus this shouldn't be a problem.

    About the WinXP thingy I'd say you'd best phoning the UK Microsoft and asking for a replacement disc quoting the product key, they may also want the receipt for it too as well as a fee for the replacement disc itself and the P+P...

    As for the Linux ISO's if they're on discs, perhaps they've become corrupted, i would recommend a program called CD Check to check the iso for error etc.

    Go here for the latest version of CD Check
    http://www.elpros.si/CDCheck/download.php
    Be patient with this program as it may take ages to fully scan the ISO...

    Hope this helps...

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    there is normally a reason the OS is called tablet eddition as windows default won't contain all the little drivers for the tablet specific bits of hardware
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Have to agree with the Hex.... Even if it costs you £10 for a replacement recovery CD, it's better than having an expensive paperweight.

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    True, thanks guys. Now to just sit here and hold all day. *please be patient, there are 17 people in the queue ahead of you, probably waiting to speak to some bloke in india*
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    I think the guy I spoke to was australian. He was very helpful anyway.

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