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Windows 7: Acer Laptop Downgrade, Cannot get any LAN/WIFI Drivers

31 Dec 2014   #11
websponge

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The realtek drivers would also not go on. I have no idea where I am going to get Windows 8.1 to restore it


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31 Dec 2014   #12
websponge

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
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and I cant even put Windows 8.1 back on now either as it was pre-installed... and I formatted.. yes Im dull!
Sure you can - make a new Windows 8.1 ISO or USB image and use that.
Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
I dont have Windows 8.1 disk though? it was all preinstalled
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31 Dec 2014   #13
maxie

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Try the Link below ... The Product Key should be built into the BIOS ...

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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31 Dec 2014   #14
websponge

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cluberti, Maxie and Pauly thank you for quick responses, I have no choice to make the 8.1 media USB, which is downloading now,

Do I need to set the BIOS back to what it was?
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31 Dec 2014   #15
maxie

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The BIOS should be fine did you Update it change Bios Version ?
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31 Dec 2014   #16
websponge

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I had to change it to "Legacy" mode, from UEFI so that it would read my Windows 7 USB. I assume, I change it back to UEFI and then it will see this new 8.1 disk I have made?
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31 Dec 2014   #17
maxie

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Yes just Reset it ...
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31 Dec 2014   #18
websponge

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OK Thanks, hopefully I can get it back to the way it was! Ill mark this as solved. very helpful. thank you
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31 Dec 2014   #19
websponge

Windows 7
 
 

Ummm, this will be able to boot straight from USB wont it? the instructions mention clicking an exe file, I wont be able too as I want to boot from it
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31 Dec 2014   #20
maxie

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