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Re-installing Acer recovery discs on a repaired PC

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October 31, 2012 3:40:52 PM

Hello,

Here's my story: I bought an Acer PC with Vista 64 bit preinstalled. 3 years later it broke down. The technician where i took it to fix it changed the motherboard and reformatted the hard drive and re-installed Vista 32 bit (not 64) from her own "multi-license" copy, or something like that. Now I want to upgrade to Win8 64bit, but in order to do that, I have to buy the CD in store and pay $30 more, not to mention that I'm not sure if this is going to work properly. I'd much rather reinstall Vista 64bit if I can, and upgrade from that.
My question is: since my PC is so different now (the only thing she left is from the old one is the CPU and the RAM), can I install from the recovery CD or will it see it as a different computer and not work?
October 31, 2012 4:37:20 PM

abruneau said:
Hello,

Here's my story: I bought an Acer PC with Vista 64 bit preinstalled. 3 years later it broke down. The technician where i took it to fix it changed the motherboard and reformatted the hard drive and re-installed Vista 32 bit (not 64) from her own "multi-license" copy, or something like that. Now I want to upgrade to Win8 64bit, but in order to do that, I have to buy the CD in store and pay $30 more, not to mention that I'm not sure if this is going to work properly. I'd much rather reinstall Vista 64bit if I can, and upgrade from that.
My question is: since my PC is so different now (the only thing she left is from the old one is the CPU and the RAM), can I install from the recovery CD or will it see it as a different computer and not work?

Recovery CD is for 64 bit. You now have 32 bit. Won't work.
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