Vista product Key But No Media :( RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am using a borrowed Acer E625 eMachine that shipped with Vista Basic.  It obviously has a product key underneath but the Vista installation and recovery partitions were both formatted to Linux.  This is not satisfactory as the Linux OS is not mature.

    There is nowhere I can find a DVD to install from. Acer does not even recognize this machine's SN or SNID as underneath; it probably is too old.  Being dependent upon a state disability grant, I cannot afford a Vista CD.

    Can I perhaps download it and make my own DVD, then install from there and activate using the actual product key?  If so, please share the link with me.

    Thanks a million

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:22 PM

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  • Use install or restore CD/DVD that you get via Acer support, or a friend or based on the adv in Acer forum. Original DVD may differ from other install media. If you cannot buy Acer Install/ recovery DVD, ask at least for exact type/number to have an initial information for your search.

    We cannot send you Acer DVD. It is beyond the scope of this forum.



    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:38 PM