Acer aspire one 521 screwed please help!

Hi I have a aspire one 521 that shipped with windows 7 starter.I formated the hard drive and installed windows xp.I now realise there are no drivers for xp available!Due to my supreme stupidity by not make recovery disks and formating all partitions of the hard drive, I cannot use the recovery function (that existed in the hidden partion - now deleted) or recovery disks (didn't make any) to reinstall windows 7.
any ideas?????
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  1. Load a Linux distro?
    Acer Aspire One – Ubuntu netbook
    http://www.aspireoneuser.com/2008/08/14/acer-aspire-one-ubuntu-netbook/

    Call Acer Support and see what they can do for you.
  2. essentialbeef said:
    Hi I have a aspire one 521 that shipped with windows 7 starter.I formated the hard drive and installed windows xp.I now realise there are no drivers for xp available!Due to my supreme stupidity by not make recovery disks and formating all partitions of the hard drive, I cannot use the recovery function (that existed in the hidden partion - now deleted) or recovery disks (didn't make any) to reinstall windows 7.
    any ideas?????



    dumbass...... lol just saying why would you take win7 off for xp........WHY...WHY..WHY....jk no i did the same on a desktop lol
    just us it for ubuntu or pay more money and buy win7 ...if i were u i would us win7 with vmware add backtrack and have fun ..
    http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/fou.gif
  3. essentialbeef said:
    Hi I have a aspire one 521 that shipped with windows 7 starter.I formated the hard drive and installed windows xp.I now realise there are no drivers for xp available!Due to my supreme stupidity by not make recovery disks and formating all partitions of the hard drive, I cannot use the recovery function (that existed in the hidden partion - now deleted) or recovery disks (didn't make any) to reinstall windows 7.
    any ideas?????



    Hope I'm not too late.

    You can install Win 7 from USB.

    Here is a tutorial & links required to perform a clean install of Win 7 on an Acer Laptop.

    nickquang.blogspot.com/2010/03/clean-installation-of-windows-7.html

    forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/428068-legal-windows-7-download-links-just-like-vista-before.html

    https://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool

    N.B. I have an AO521 and followed this guide to install Win 7 from a USB key
  4. you might also be able to buy a system recovery disk from acer if it is still fairly new... last time I bought one it was about 30 dollars and I was able to order it over the phone with my credit card.
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