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My uncle installed Windows XP on my Acer D255 but I would like to use Windows 7.

I want to use factory restore but ALT+F10 does not work for me and I do not have a restore CD.

How can I access the recovery partition or check to see if it exists?

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Use disk management to mark the recovery partition as "active", then restart the PC, hopefully it will boot into the recovery partition and load recovery. – Moab Apr 3 '12 at 14:55
    
This forum thread says that you can download a W7 ISO and then use the key on the sticker that cam with your PC: forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1856339 – Tim Apr 4 '12 at 4:22

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