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Acer Aspire 5610 notebook

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#1 neilfp


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:42 AM

I have to replace harddrive. Win Vista32 original OS. I get the change of HD or Sw error message. System disk, recovery dis, and Win 7 and Win 10 install disks, same message. How do I clear CMOS on this device?

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#2 DavisMcCarn


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

You do not need to clear the CMOS on that laptop, just replace the drive and install Windows.  If you had upgraded to 10, your license will automatically activate as soon as you connect to the internet.

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#3 PhillPower2


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

Hello neilfp,


You can restore the defaults in the BIOS by pressing F9, to get into the BIOS keep tapping the F2 key when powering up the notebook.


NB: This will not and is not intended to help to bypass any passwords.

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