I have an Acer Aspire laptop that's about 5 years old. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. I would like to reload the OS. I have a set of CD's that I made which will allow me to bring the machine back to its out-of-the-box state. However, Acer puts software and utilities on the computer, along with Microsoft Office, that I don't use. I saw a reference in this forum recently about doing a clean install of the OS using an ISO file from the Microsoft web site, using the Product ID key that came with the machine to show that I currently have a valid copy of the program.
If this is indeed possible, what types of problems am I likely to encounter while doing this? In addition to the Acer restore disks, I also have a separate disk with drivers.
Thanks in advance.
UPDATE - I just looked on the Microsoft web site and it appears that they no longer provide downloads of ISO files for Windows 7. Does anyone have an ISO for the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that they can send to me?
Edited by Warthog-Fan, 30 March 2016 - 12:47 PM.