Reinstalling Windows XP Acer Aspire One

aluminumcity - Jul 8, 2009 at 02:29 PM
 eco - Nov 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Last weekend, I bought an Acer Aspire One D-150. I decided to put Windows 7 on it. I can not find a copy of Acer's eRecovery Management anywhere on the internet. I have tried making an image of the hidden partition with Macrium Reflect but it's not bootable. I still have the hidden partition on my HDD, I just can't boot to it. if I hold ALT+F10, I get a "Change Boot Options" screen.

I want to return this on the weekend because it was sold to me under false pretenses (I wanted an MSI model because it's better for me in a lot of ways, but they lied about the warranty on the MSI to get me to spend $50 more on the Acer). I need XP on it. Help? I need to install XP.

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did you manage to reinstall using recovery??

I did it for Aspire One 150X, by
start->bios prompt->Alt-F10-> recovery starts->the rest is up to you

Good luck
Great!! Works like magic indeed!! Thanks alot Bp!!
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Jul 9, 2009 at 09:57 AM
Dear Sir,

Please note that if you re-install XP you will lose all your data,

You will need the Windows XP installation disc!

Please do not forget to change the SATA mode on your bios!

Then you will need to boot the windows xp disc and follow the instructions!!

Install Windows on the C: partition

How do I re-install Windows XP on an Acer Aspire One? It doesn't have a CD-ROM Drive.

Please reply back ASAP!

Njablos > Arlen
Nov 18, 2009 at 02:56 AM
How do I reinstall windows XP professional on Aspire one notebook that doesn't have a CD Rom drive
Emanuel > Njablos
Nov 23, 2009 at 05:46 AM
Hi, Njablos.
I also have an acer aspire one. It has the recovery intergrated of windows XP. Save all your data on another disk, because the computer will be formatted doing this. Restart your acer, press "alt"+"F10" before windows starts, and it will take you to the recovery menu. From there you choose to restore it to the original state.
Hope it helps you.
smi1e > Emanuel
Dec 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM
Thanks a million. Works like a charm.
kicks > Emanuel
Feb 4, 2010 at 01:38 PM
It really helped. You save my day. Thanks a lot...
Of course, for "ALT+F10" to work, you must have "D2D Recovery" in BIOS ENABLED, and "SATA Mode" on AHCI (all in Main Menu).
Hi. I'm haveing trouble with this!!!
No matter when I press and hold ALT+F10, the damn thing goes to where you can choose safe-mode (and all that). whatever you choose from there it will begin to start up windows, then you get the Bluescreen and the whole thing restarts...



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I'm know the asus has xp on the same recovery partition. You need to disable the fast boot function in bios first, then boot holding f9 to restart the xp install.
Jul 24, 2010 at 09:02 PM
I have an older Acer Aspire One (Canadian retail model ZG5) that bluescreens on boot due to a virus. Even from Safe Mode, I was unable to recover, clean, etc. I followed the steps in this forum with no luck. But here's what did work:

F2 to get to the bios
From Main> disable Quick Boot
Save and exit

F12 for boot options on power up.
Select Network Boot (contrary to what common sense would dictate)

System is now happily recovering.

Am thinking just going with Win 7 upgrade now instead of update and service pak download hell. Yeesh.
Aug 19, 2010 at 10:34 PM
Dude it was like magic
Wonderful!! works like magic indeed!
Restoring using alt + f10 worked great.
when there is no sound in my computer it plays song very good.when I install the sound driver and play songs then it play worstly
I would suggest DON'T buy acer
Feb 19, 2010 at 01:02 PM
do you have to register with microsoft when you do this does it matter if you don't
thanks problem solved
when there is no sound in my computer it plays song very good.when I install the sound driver and play songs then it play worstly
Anna Software
Sep 10, 2009 at 08:45 PM
Please visit

They have a support page for reinstalling your OS.

They also have OS disks for sale if you need a back up.

Good luck!

If they lied to you lie to them download a cracked version of xp from a torrent and give it back
In the "hit <f2> for settings" setup you can change a setting for the boot menu and it will be like "hit <f12> for boot menu and you have to enable it and restart your computer
Feb 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM
Wow I called acer and they india rude woman who I could barely understand gave me such a hard time about product registration and all this mess and I borrowed an external cd burner bios detected it and never would boot off windows xp sp3 disc and finally I gave up and searched online and alt f10 I was laughing so much on how easy that was thanks guys great freaking forum

and it even gave me an option to restore and back up my data now that is what im talking about
Feb 19, 2010 at 01:12 PM
Could I still have a rootkit after this method is it possible
No... to the registration question

No.. to the root kit question
1. Coppy the window to your pen drive
2. boot from pen drive
3. install windows t your aspire one's 'c' Drive

ITS simple OK Try IT
Very Very Simple
thanks it really works
Johancan I ask something??
how to copy window to my pen drive??can u teach me?because the windows from CD.then??what should I do?