Acer Travelmate 5730 New Hard Drive

  lecy2503 13:31 03 Jan 2012

Trying to install XP home, on Acer Travelmate 5730, it did have vista on but i don't have a vista disc

Install the disc goes so far then comes up with error

STOP: 0x0000007B

The xp Home disc is only SP1, i do have the SP2 & 3 on a usb pen

I've googled problem, seems to be i need SP2 XP home and XP drivers for ACer put any ideas where i can get free ones from

  birdface 13:58 03 Jan 2012

Did you try restoring back to Factory settings or did you just want XP on the it.

  birdface 14:04 03 Jan 2012

Ignore hard drive so that would not have worked.Not sure what I was Sorry.

  lecy2503 14:06 03 Jan 2012

No the old hard had given up so i,ve put a refurbished one in it, and the disc i have is XP home

  birdface 21:44 03 Jan 2012

Not sure about Acer but on desktops you can borrow a Vista disc from someone and use the keycode on the Coa sticker on the back to finalise it.

Laptops the Coa sticker with the keycode is underneath.

There is a Web page that you can download Vista or XP from but believe it or not I just removed it from my favorites last night and not sure where I got it from.

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