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Windows 7: Windows 7 on Acer Aspre 1700

19 Nov 2009   #1
nelson77

Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 on Acer Aspre 1700

Hi all,

I'd like to install Windows 7 on my Notebook Acer Aspire 1700 with Pentium 4 3,2 Gb, 1 Gb RAM, 128 Mb Nvidia GeForce.
How will ot work? It will be fast enough (as Windows XP)?

Thank you very much
Bye!


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19 Nov 2009   #2
dave1812

Win7
 
 

I've got an Acer Aspire One netbook and Win 7 works just fine! If 7 can work ok on a netbook, fret not about your 1700. I even have the Aero interface on the netbook, DESPITE the upgrade adviser claiming it couldn't support it.
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19 Nov 2009   #3
zrob

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I have an Acer Aspire netbook. The biggest problem was getting rid of all the bloatware that came in the original XP installation. Cleaned the hard drive and put in Windows 7 Ultimate and everything is working great. As Dave said above, even aero works fine....... you should have no problems
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20 Nov 2009   #4
nelson77

Windows XP
 
 

Thank you very much!!
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03 Dec 2009   #5
JeanPaulDumont

windows xp and windows 7
 
 
Window 7 on Acr Aspire 1700

Hi,
I have tried to upgrade from windows/XP to windows 7 today but the installation has been cancelled by the system with a message who let me know that my computer can not support windows 7.
It's bad but I hope that may be some slution exist.
Good luck
Jean-Paul
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03 Dec 2009   #6
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeanPaulDumont View Post
Hi,
I have tried to upgrade from windows/XP to windows 7 today but the installation has been cancelled by the system with a message who let me know that my computer can not support windows 7.
It's bad but I hope that may be some slution exist.
Good luck
Jean-Paul
What model? Do you have a SSD?
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03 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Always run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor as it clues you in advance to possible conflicts with your hardware and software.

Yes, it sounds like it will run it fine but find out for sure because then you can avoid installation stalls and errors that are hard to troubleshoot. We get dozens here every day in the trenches.
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03 Dec 2009   #8
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor as it clues you in advance to possible conflicts with your hardware and software.

Yes, it sounds like it will run it fine but find out for sure because then you can avoid installation stalls and errors that are hard to troubleshoot. We get dozens here every day in the trenches.

Yes, but you can't trust it to provide 100% accurate results. case in point--it told me my Acer wouldn't support Aero. WRONG!
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04 Dec 2009   #9
nelson77

Windows XP
 
 

I've tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my Acer Aspire 1700, but I can't go on with installation because of the following error:

The BIOS is not fully compatible with APCI.

Is there a way to install it?
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04 Dec 2009   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The Acer Aspire 1700 notebook is not supported by Acer for Windows 7, only XP.

You might try the one BIOS upgrade given on the BIOS tab on Support Downloads page for that model: http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/

It says it is for XP but it is from 2008 so it might enable APCI so Windows 7 can be installed.

Confirm that you need the BIOS update by comparing it to the BIOS version given on your first bootup screen or on BIOS setup page.

If needed, Download it to the XP desktop and follow instructions to install.
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