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I am not 100% certain of Acer ships these with a recovery partition or DVD. That said many laptops use a recovery partition today. If you press '''Alt+F10 or ESC''' and get into system recovery you have a recovery partition.
If you need additional guidance or a visual aid, watch this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video.]
If you need additional guidance or a visual aid, watch this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video.]
How you recover depends on the drive. If it's a replacement you do not have a recovery partition and will need installation media and a USB optical drive if you don't image the media and write the ISO to a USB flash drive. It doesn't have to be OEM, but that option does make recovery easier since you don't have to mess with drivers and activation. This will also wipe the entire drive, which includes your data.
 
If you need additional guidance or a visual aid, watch this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video.]
 
If you do not have a recovery partition and use a non OEM install disc your product key has to be legible because you will need it. If it isn't you either need the OEM media or a new Windows license. This may exceed the value of your netbook.
 
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide can be found [guide|3781|here.]

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To be honest, I think this shippedI am not 100% certain of Acer ships these with a recovery partition or DVD. That said many laptops use a recovery partition today. If you press '''Alt+F10 or ESC''' and CD's. I could be wrong here, but I think this is what Acer did for this Aspire Oneget into system recovery you have a recovery partition.
To be honest, I think this shippedI am not 100% certain of Acer ships these with a recovery partition or DVD. That said many laptops use a recovery partition today. If you press '''Alt+F10 or ESC''' and CD's. I could be wrong here, but I think this is what Acer did for this Aspire Oneget into system recovery you have a recovery partition.
 
How you recover depends on the drive. If it's a replacement you do not have a recovery partition. Youpartition and will need install media. This caninstallation media and a USB optical drive if you don't image the media and write the ISO to a USB flash drive. It doesn't have to be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''OEM, but that option does make recovery easier since you don't have to mess with drivers and activation. This will also wipe the entire drive, which includes your data.
How you recover depends on the drive. If it's a replacement you do not have a recovery partition. Youpartition and will need install media. This caninstallation media and a USB optical drive if you don't image the media and write the ISO to a USB flash drive. It doesn't have to be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''OEM, but that option does make recovery easier since you don't have to mess with drivers and activation. This will also wipe the entire drive, which includes your data.
 
If you so not how to get into the recovery partition, here'sneed additional guidance or a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.visual aid, watch this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video.]
If you so not how to get into the recovery partition, here'sneed additional guidance or a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.visual aid, watch this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video.]
 
If you cannot followdo not have a recovery partition and use a non OEM install disc your product key has to be legible because you will need it. If it isn't you either need the video, follow this procedure:OEM media or a new Windows license. This may exceed the value of your netbook.
If you cannot followdo not have a recovery partition and use a non OEM install disc your product key has to be legible because you will need it. If it isn't you either need the video, follow this procedure:OEM media or a new Windows license. This may exceed the value of your netbook.
 
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.

One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requires a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].

If
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide is pointed out here.

[guide|3781
can be found [guide|3781|here.]
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.

One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requires a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].

If
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide is pointed out here.

[guide|3781
can be found [guide|3781|here.]

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To be honest, I think this shipped with a recovery partition and CD's. I could be wrong here, but I think this is what Acer did for this Aspire One.
 
How you recover depends on the drive. If it's a replacement you do not have a recovery partition. You will need install media. This can be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''
 
If you so not how to get into the recovery partition, here's a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.
 
If you cannot follow the video, follow this procedure:
 
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.
 
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requiresdrequires a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requiresdrequires a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
 
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide is pointed out here.
 
[guide|3781]

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To be honest, I think this shipped with a recovery partition and CD's. I could be wrong here, but I think this is what Acer did for this Aspire One.
 
How you recover depends on the drive. If it's a replacement you do not have a recovery partition. You will need install media. This can be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''
 
If you so not how to get into the recovery partition, here's a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.
 
If you cannot follow the video, follow this procedure:
 
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.
 
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requiresd a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION.PARTITION.''' If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to use a Windows XP install disc and a USB DVD drive, or write the XP installer to a USB stick. This also requiresd a legible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to buy a new key or install a different OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with others how the ZG5 takes it first. You can find a copy of Windows 7 on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
 
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide is pointed out here.
 
[guide|3781]

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To be honest, I think this shipped with a recovery partition and CD's. I could be wrong here, but I think this is what Acer did for this Aspire One.
How you recover depends on the st
 
'''ifHow you removed XP orrecover depends on the factory load XP and deleted the other partition,drive. If it's a replacement you don'tdo not have a partitionrecovery partition. You will need install media. This can be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''
If you so not how
to recoverget into the netbook withoutrecovery partition, here's a disk'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.
'''ifHow you removed XP orrecover depends on the factory load XP and deleted the other partition,drive. If it's a replacement you don'tdo not have a partitionrecovery partition. You will need install media. This can be OEM or Acer OEM. The choice is yours. '''THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE NETBOOK!'''
If you so not how
to recoverget into the netbook withoutrecovery partition, here's a disk'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw|video] on how to do it.
 
just be warnedIf you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you cancannot follow the video, follow this procedure:
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.
just be warnedIf you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you cancannot follow the video, follow this procedure:
* Press Alt+F10 at the same time at the BIOS splash screen. If this does not work, try ESC.
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw

if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks

if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery,
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION. If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to press this as fast as you canuse a Windows XP install disc and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP

the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with
a non acer installedUSB DVD drive, followor write the 2nd way I have givenXP installer to do this, it won't have a recovery partition anymore

'''If you don't have
USB stick. This also requiresd a recovery partition, this is the procedurelegible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to use andbuy a DVD drive is needed'''

get
new key or install a retail XP home diskdifferent OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with no key and useothers how the key on the bottom of the notebook ifZG5 takes it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly

if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you
first. You can find a new copy of XP with a unused key

Windows
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible

here is windows 7 if it's your only option

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1

like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced

If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw

if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks

if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery,
One caveat: '''THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU STILL HAVE THE RECOVERY PARTITION. If you do not have it, this will not work. You will need to press this as fast as you canuse a Windows XP install disc and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP

the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with
a non acer installedUSB DVD drive, followor write the 2nd way I have givenXP installer to do this, it won't have a recovery partition anymore

'''If you don't have
USB stick. This also requiresd a recovery partition, this is the procedurelegible XP key. If it isn't legible then you need to use andbuy a DVD drive is needed'''

get
new key or install a retail XP home diskdifferent OS. You can install Win7, but I would check with no key and useothers how the key on the bottom of the notebook ifZG5 takes it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly

if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you
first. You can find a new copy of XP with a unused key

Windows
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible

here is windows 7 if it's your only option

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1

like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced

If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
on [http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1|Amazon].
 
If you install Win7, max the netbook's RAM out to 2GB. The guide is pointed out here.
[guide|3781]
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]

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This acer aspire one looks like it hasTo be honest, I think this shipped with a recovery partition to meand CD's. I could be wrong here, but some shipped with disksI think this is what Acer did for this Aspire One.
How you recover depends on the st
This acer aspire one looks like it hasTo be honest, I think this shipped with a recovery partition to meand CD's. I could be wrong here, but some shipped with disksI think this is what Acer did for this Aspire One.
How you recover depends on the st
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP and deleted the other partition, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this, it won't have a recovery partition anymore
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
 
[guide|3781]
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XPXP and deleted the other partition, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XPXP and deleted the other partition, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this, it won't have a recovery partition anymore
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
 
[guide|3781]
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do thisthis, it won't have a recovery partition anymore
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do thisthis, it won't have a recovery partition anymore
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Acer-Aspire-One-ZG5-RAM/3781/1
[guide|3781]
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Acer-Aspire-One-ZG5-RAM/3781/1
[guide|3781]
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
If you need to do windows 7, here is the memory upgrade guide
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Acer-Aspire-One-ZG5-RAM/3781/1
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recoveryrecovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recoveryrecovery, you have to press this as fast as you can and as many times as possible so it doesn't boot into XP
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to useuse and a DVD drive is needed'''
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to useuse and a DVD drive is needed'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
 
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
 
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit is a option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
here is windows 7 if it's your only option
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-32bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0T10A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333329386&sr=8-1
like I said, it's a last resort with the work the aspire one needs to have the memory removed and replaced
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to use'''
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
you will needWindows 7 home premium 32 bit is a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
you will needWindows 7 home premium 32 bit is a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]option, but it needs 1 or 2GB minimum, and yours maxes at 2GB, so stay away from 7 if possible
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
'''if you removed XP or the factory load XP, you don't have a partition to recover the netbook without a disk'''
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
 
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
If'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to useuse'''
If'''If you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to useuse'''
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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Edit by: Nick ,

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
the first procedure is ONLY if you have the factory installed HDD, if it was replaced or upgraded with a non acer installed drive, follow the 2nd way I have given to do this
 
The disks are specificIf you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to each Aspire One, don't buy used ones
use
The disks are specificIf you don't have a recovery partition, this is the procedure you need to each Aspire One, don't buy used ones
use
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
 
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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Edit by: Nick ,

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks
 
Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw
 
if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks
 
if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery
 
The disks are specific to each Aspire One, don't buy used ones
 
get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly
if the key is worn, you are screwed unless you can find a new copy of XP with a unused key
 
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|thishttp://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|thishttp://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this one]
 
just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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Original post by: Nick ,

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This acer aspire one looks like it has a recovery partition to me, but some shipped with disks

Here is a video how to get it to boot into the recovery partition if it is one with a partition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UvqRj90aw

if it doesn't boot with this, the partition is deleted or it had disks

if you don't want to watch the video, it's alt and F10 at the same time, and the second option for recovery

The disks are specific to each Aspire One, don't buy used ones

get a retail XP home disk with no key and use the key on the bottom of the notebook if it is still there, if you do this, it should activate properly

you will need a external DVD drive for this one tough like [http://www.amazon.com/Rewriteable-Mini-Note-2133-KX870AT-2133-KX868AT-USB/dp/B003AVGN5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333318997&sr=8-4|this]

just be warned you loose '''everything''', back it up before starting ANYTHING if you can

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