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Windows 7: acer aspire 1700

08 Dec 2009   #1
vwplc

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acer aspire 1700

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i have an acer aspire 1700 with os Windows Xp, i have try to instal Windows 7 but the bios is not compatible and the installation is stop with the following error "The BIOS is not fully compatible with APCI"
Anyone have or know where i can find the updates for the bios ?
on the acer site ther are the updates only for xp



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08 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

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. Check for possible APCI setting while in BIOS.

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

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