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Acer netbook

By lonniec1143 ·
I am thinking about buing a acer netbook computer. Netbooks do not have a CD ROM. How can you reformat the Hard drive on an ACER?

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An external USB drive

by The Scummy One In reply to Acer netbook

would work fine
However, make sure that drivers are available before wiping it.

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How can you get the XP OS

by lonniec1143 In reply to An external USB drive

How do I get Windows XP. Will it com with the Acer cetbook? Will Acer send an Windows XP Operating System?

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Did you ask Acer?

by The Scummy One In reply to How can you get the XP OS

I cannot say for the certain, usually if you go to the manufacturers site you can purchase a recovery cd. Likely they will either have a recovery cd/dvd with the unit, or a recovery partition in which you need to create your own disks.

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Yes I asked Acer

by lonniec1143 In reply to Did you ask Acer?

Acer wants me to pay them for asking a question. It seems if I am buying something it should be free.

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LOL --

by The Scummy One In reply to Yes I asked Acer

too funny!
Ok, look at the contents of the package, does it state that it has any recovery media?
Looking at one of them from here
http://us.acer.com/acer/product.do?link=oln24g.redirect&changedAlts=&kcond5e.c2att92=843&CRC=2745306029

It has eRecovery Management SW. No idea what that means yet. A search seems like it may be helpful, or links to what the different things are/mean.
Their site sucks actually. Are you sold on Acer?

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Sold? not sure yet

by lonniec1143 In reply to LOL --

I am looking at an Acer now, they look atractive because of the size. I am not sure how they will hold up yet.

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I have only lightly looked into a netbook.

by The Scummy One In reply to Sold? not sure yet

I saw an acer and an HP next to each other, the HP cost a bit more, but they were comparable in size. I would be willing to bet, if you look at any manufacturers website, you can find variable sizes and options.
I had a hard time on Acers website, personally I didnt like it. I would be unlikely to buy from them if I cant research the offered computer other than basic specs and what their advertising is promoting.

One thing I like bout HP site (at work we have HP units), they have a search, and on the specs page there are usually links to more details, options, accessories, and more info. I would expect the same from all of the OEM's, however, I may be wrong.

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USB flash drive

by seanferd In reply to Acer netbook

or networked, I suppose.

You'll need to use one of these methods to install an OS after formatting, as well.

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I thank all of you for your answers they were helpful.

by lonniec1143 In reply to Acer netbook
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