Acer :: 1810TZ Clean Install

Mar 4, 2010

I have bought today an Acer 1810TZ. I dont like the bloated Windows and would like to do a reinstall.

1) I am not sure what to do with the 12 GB Recovery Partition (Shall I save it on a 4 GB USB Stick and store it on DVD and then kill the partition?)

2) What shall I do with the other hidden Reserved Partition, that contains a Boot manager
in many different languages. Do I really need that?

What happens if everything is deleted and i press ALT + F10 for the recovery option? Would it then crash not being able to find those partitions?

3) What happens if I wanted to make this like the factory settings? Would I be able to recreate these partitions and copy the software back? Would it work like this?

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CONTENT REMOVED DUE TO PIRACY CONCERNS
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Step 4: Setting up Windows 7 installation media.
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