My friend has an Acer laptop, and he said a while back that something went wrong with his computer, and he took it to Staples for a fix. They did something to it and told him that in order to finish fixing it, he should just run the Acer Recovery CD's and everything would be OK. However, when he puts in the Acer Recovery Disk, it gives him an error message along the lines of "No partition". I have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate burned to a DVD, and I was wondering, if I ran the setup on his computer, would it make the partitions necessary? Note: He was running Windows Vista before he had computer problems, not Windows 7. I was wondering because on another forum, someone with the same problem said that they installed Ubuntu first and then made the partitions... if they could install Ubuntu with the "No partitions" error, I was thinking that Windows 7 would work as well. Though of course, if Windows 7 installed properly, there would be no need to make partitions as I don't need to install another operating system (unlike the Ubuntu case).