cant reinstall xp operating system missing cd drive

January 26, 2012 at 17:41:21
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Acer notebook that I had to replace the hard drive on. I changed the HD, no problem, but forgot to make a backup before the HD started acting up. I tried making a backup from another Acer laptop but I can not get the new HD to load from a thumb drive recovery I made of another computer. Ideas?

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January 26, 2012 at 18:27:11
Buy an external DVD drive:

Remember an image from another Acer laptop may not work unless it is the exact same model. Better to purchase a recovery disk set from Acer for your model (reasonable).
Remember if you use the image and it appears to work, reload all drivers correct for your model and then make sure you change the key to your key if you have it. If you do not then it will have to be the recovery set.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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