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Go from linux to vista

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Last response: in Open Source Software
March 1, 2011 3:31:28 PM


I have an Acer Aspire 8930g that comes with Vista. I installed Windows 7 (crack-version) and than the cd-drive wouldnt work and than the sound dissapeared.

Then I installed Linux Ubuntu 10.10. The sound came back, but the cd-drive is still gone, and worse, the other hard-drive is lost too......

Soooo I wonder what to do.. I would like to get Windows back, but I have no cd-drive, and no Windows-disc either...But I have the key written under the laptop.

Is there any chance I can use the same Windows-key once again ? or do I have to buy another?

Or maybe something "discovery-stuff" you can buy can help??

Thank you:) 

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a b 5 Linux
March 1, 2011 3:35:34 PM

I'm sorry, but as soon as I read "I installed Windows7 (crack-version)" I stopped reading.
March 1, 2011 3:43:42 PM

hehe why?
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March 1, 2011 7:29:12 PM

You deserve whatever you get for using pirated software.

Not much sympathy for software thieves on this forum.
a b 5 Linux
March 1, 2011 8:18:27 PM

Read how to use System Rescue CD to wipe your hard drive clean with zeros at another post in this forum, here --

Once the hard drive is wiped and formatted, download not ubuntu, but peppermint One, for your laptop. It should be a great fit for your system, I would think. And it uses not only ubuntu repositories, but its own and, many times, mint repos, too. Download it here --

Have fun and stop pirating things that will get you in trouble!