Can I install windows 7,from Sony on an Acer

September 5, 2011 at 12:37:14
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
I have a Sony Vaio and I was wondering if I can use the windows 7 disks(that I made when I first got the computer) to install Windows on an Acer laptop?

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#1
September 5, 2011 at 12:43:50
Maybe but most likely not. Unless it's components are very similar which I doubt especially with Sony. During the install off your image the motherboard will not likely match, nor the video, sound,network, etc other drivers and devices be the same which will mostly likely cause the image to fail.

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#2
September 5, 2011 at 12:56:05
Thank you. I have a Sony Vaio and an Acer netbook, My problem is that I can't log in to the netbook as I have forgotten the password. I have tried to get in,in 'safe mode' etc. but it won't let me. I think my only option mow is to reinstall windows - but I didn't make a recovery disk with this one! Any ideas?

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#3
September 5, 2011 at 13:52:49
you cannot use the sony disks because you do not have the correct slic and certificates on the acer.
however
Acer offers either a recovery partition (accessed by pressing Alt +F10 at Startup) this delete all files and reset your acer to day you bought it.

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#4
September 5, 2011 at 14:39:28
Thanks! I have just done this and it says press enter to submit - which I have done, but nothing seems to be happening. Any ideas?

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#5
September 5, 2011 at 15:14:06
I finally got in! Thank you. Just another problem! It seems to be ' Installing Acer Configuration Manager for Android' . It has stuck at 30/42 . It won't let me cancel installation or do anything!
I am not very good with computers!

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#6
September 5, 2011 at 18:16:54
There are web sites that tell how to delete or recover a password.

Many netbooks can be reloaded by an F key at boot.

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#7
September 5, 2011 at 18:19:21
Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds until it shuts off.
An alternate method would be to unplug, remove the battery, hold the power button for a few seconds, the reinstall the battery, power cord and try again.
To do the recovery you will need to make sure the power cord is plugged in to maintain full power through the recovery. If it fails again then you have a hardware problem, either a bad hard drive or a bad stick of RAM would be the more likely. Test your memory with Memtest86 first and let it run through all tests or until it finds errors. If the memory is good then use hard drive disk manufacturer's utility to test the hard drive. Neither requires a working Windows OS.

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