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I just recieved this Acer Aspire One Aoa110 from my sister.
Originally Windows Xp, my cousin changed it to Linux.
Right now I am so frustrated with this, as I have no knowledge of Linux whatsoever.
I tried looking for the Acer recovery program, but I can't find it.
I do have to say that Linux is really fast, but I like personalizing my walllpaper where I can do it with Windows Xp..
So my question is, how can I restore this computer to how it was before my cousin tweaked it?
Is it dual-boot?
Do you see windows in grub loader?
If you see in boot loader scroll down and select it.
Most likely it's dual-boot, if so why remove it?
You'll find that you can do a lot more with your linux software than you can in wins for free.
Your Acer Aspire has Linpus Linux on it. Do you know how to open a terminal to enter commands? I see terminal in your screenshot but I've never used Linpux Linux, not many people have. If you can open a terminal, you need to log in as root user and run the command: fdisk -l (lower Case Letter L in the command) and post that information here. Someone should be able to tell you from that output if there is A Recovery partition for xp and where it is, if indeed there is one. If your cousin set this up and didn't give you the password and you don't have it, you will need to reset it. You haven't given us much information to work with!
Are you sure this computer ever had xp on it? Acer Aspire sells these laptops with Linpus Linux on them. I can't imagine anyone familiar with Linux installing Linpus with all the other choices available.
but I like personalizing my walllpaper where I can do it with Windows Xp.
And why would you not be able to do that with Linux? Or are you just saying you don't know how?
I don't think this ever had XP on it. Linpus is the Linux distro which Asus used on some of its products. It's not widely known outside Taiwan, and if your cousin had replaced XP, he'd surely have chosen a much better known distro.
I don't know much about Linpus (i.e. nothing), but try
1. right-click on the desktop and see if you get the option "change desktop background"
2. Find a picture, load it into your image viewer, and look in that program's menus for "set as wallpaper"
3. Look in the main menu for a section on preferences and something that configures the appearance or the desktop.
It surely makes more sense to stick with what you've got, especially since Linux was placed on the smaller machines (less suited to Windows) and XP is going to be unsupported soon. You could always replace Linpus by something for which it's easier to get help, like Ubuntu Netbook Edition. The job is easy enough: http://hubpages.com/hub/Replacing-Li...cer-Aspire-One