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Old 08-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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operting systems for my acer one miney

i have a problem i just bought a used acer aspire one and it had windows xp professional install on it and after a few days it said i had a bootleg copy that my pro key did not match with the copy of windows i was useing and they shut me down so i bought bought me a external usb dvd rom and tried to in stall a copy of windows xp home edition sp2 that a frend of mine had and it said the vershion i was trying to install was a older one than whot i have installed so i wiped out the hard drive and tried to install it and it said a file asms. is missing and could not be installed so i was looking for a operation system that i could download to a usb flash drive or burn to a cd but with out any luck could you please help me some one on face book said i could fine a free operation system down load on here so i thought i woud try but so far no luck please help
Old 08-18-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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First of all, please use punctuation in your posts. Entire paragraphs with very little punctuation are extremely difficult to read. Capital letters and spell-checking wouldn't go amiss, either.

Presumably you know nothing about Linux. In that case, you need to be aware that Linux is quite different from Windows. Have a look at this, for a bit of a comparison. Also, this might be useful reading.

If you're still interested in trying Linux, then you'll probably want to consider Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:59 PM   #3
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Too bad that you wiped the drive because acer has a hidden recovery partition.
I myself have winsxp & Debian on my acer aspire 3620.
I also have wins7 & debian on another drive, in which wins 7 is not very friendly with i915 chipset & winsxp is no longer available, but debian runs quite well on it.
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You can have a look at UNetbootin and make your choice.
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The best choice depends on which model you have, but Wikipedia has some suggestions:
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Why was my post not helpful? The OP's post is very difficult to read, so it's hard to understand what they actually want.


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