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Reinstallion of Windows® OS in Acer® Aspire

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Learn how to reinstall Windows operating system in Acer Aspire.

Aspire is a series of personal computers by Acer, aimed at the casual household user or for business use. The Aspire series covers both laptops and desktop computers. Most of the Aspire notebooks have an entry-level arrangement, while only a few of them have full-fledged media center arrangements. Acer developed the Aspire series in order to cover from prerequisites to high performances. Reinstalling Windows operating system in Acer Aspire is fairly straightforward. The prompts during the reinstall will come within 10 to 15 minutes after the wizard begins. Use the original product key or else the Windows installation will not activate. You will have to call Microsoft if your product does not activate. The number will be listed on the activation window.

Following details given below will provide users information on how to do reinstallation of Windows in Acer Aspire and some common issues that can lead to reinstallation:
  • Issues that can lead to reinstallation
  • Take backup of all your important files
  • Instructions for reinstalling Windows

Issues that can lead to reinstallation

You might need to reinstall Windows due to a virus infection, hardware failure, major hardware changes or a hard drive upgrade. Whatever the reason may be, you can do reinstallation yourself at home. The reinstall will take anywhere between two to three hours, depending on the size of your hard drive.

Take Backup of all your important files

Be aware that reinstalling Windows will format your hard drive. It will get rid of all data on your hard drive, so you should take backup of all data on a removable media device. File backup avoids important files from being permanently lost if they are deleted upon reinstallation.

Instructions for reinstalling Windows

After taking backup of all your important data, insert the Windows installation disk and restart your computer. Press any key when prompted to start running the disk. Agree to the terms and conditions specified in it and then choose the partition you wish to reinstall Windows on. Choose the type of format, either ‘Quick’ or ‘Full’ for NTFS systems. A quick format only takes a few minutes less than the full format. Wait for the format to get completed. The Windows installation wizard will start and you will be asked to choose the computer name, time zone, and to enter any network information.

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