using rescue disc to reset computer

  superspark 18:43 01 Feb 2008
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Can someone please advise me on this problem?
My son has an Acer laptop which is second hand and did not come with a rescue disc and had XP pre-installed.
I now want to know is it possible to reformat the disc then install everything from a rescue disc for a Toshiba laptop. Is this possible or am I totally wrong?
Thanks very much..

  woodchip 18:47 01 Feb 2008

No, the recue disc will only work with the computer it's made for

  superspark 18:49 01 Feb 2008

Thanks for your response.
Oh well!

  tullie 18:52 01 Feb 2008

If youve got the Acer software installed,you can burn a recovery disc using it.

  tullie 18:54 01 Feb 2008

Hopefully youve got a restore parition,if the laptop came as bought?

  superspark 18:54 01 Feb 2008

How do you do that please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:04 01 Feb 2008

The easiest way of makng a back up recovery disk is to buy a copy of Acronis true image.

Make the rescue CD then a copy of the drive to an external drive or DVDs

  woodchip 19:11 01 Feb 2008

Read is Post he wants to use the CD on another computer

  tullie 19:12 01 Feb 2008

Look through your acer files,is the Acer logo on desktop?

  superspark 20:51 01 Feb 2008

yes it is

  woodchip 10:23 02 Feb 2008

Double click it

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