I did have my HDD imaged before i installed Vista incase the installation went stupid, but the computer store person said that the image annot be burned to Discs, either didn't want me to know that its possible, which i do know it is, or they didn't want to do it, but my old system has restore discs which seem to be Norton Ghost made ones. so i don't know.
The COA stick on the system is Acer Incorporated, so i do not know if i purchased a disc from eBay (which i have looked but there aren't any there) would allow me to use it as each disc has its own COA and i don't know if you could install it without a produck key or edit the registry to put in my product key.
would it be illegal if i downloaded a copy of MCE but installing with my Product Key? I suppose it still comes under Pirate.
if i could find someone with the same PC Aspire E700 with MCE and could get restore discs, would that work to install? meaning i change the product key because i would guess it would install there product key. BUt another question to that, the acer guy i spoked to if i were to have restore disc it wouldn't work anyway i can't see why as it will al be on disc. becaue my old acer system i upgraded the HDD to a larger one, which is blank as can be and it worked. Wouldn't be in the BIOS, but then Vista probably destroyed it too.
Then i could post on eBay wanting restore discs for my PC. well i'm guessing there isn't such thing as free but i suppose if i could get something cheap it wouldn't be so bad.
The company will not send recovery discs, as not only Acer, but HP and Compaq no longer provide discs anymore, just image on HDD which means the tower needs to be returned to factory for re-imaging and will cost a bit, especially freight, and there time as there won't be warranty.
Edited by Izzy, 22 February 2008 - 04:17 PM.