How do I uninstall and reinstall Windows Vista without the disc?

by on August 3, 2011

Q: i need to uninstall and reinstall windows vista for my acer aspire 5570z. There has been a discontinuation of that type of disc for me to do that and i cannot get into the software to do it myself without the disc. I think my version of windows vista home premium is going bad, and i cannot afford to buy a new one. What do i do?

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    The acer aspire 5570z has a recovery disk built onto the hard drive. Follow these instructions to restore your computer. Note that doing this will return your computer to how it was when you first bought it, you will lose all your personal files on the laptop. Back them up first before beginning.

    1. Turn on your computer, and press F2 on the keyboard a few times as it starts to come up. This will launch the BIOS menu.

    2. Locate the Acer disk-to-disk recovery system on the first screen of BIOS and select the box to enable it. This will allow you to reset the computer without a recovery disk. Save your settings and exit BIOS per the instructions on the screen.

    3. Restart the laptop.

    4. Press “ALT + F10” on your keyboard as soon as the Acer logo appears on the screen

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the system reset.