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Windows 7: upgrading aspire one

25 Jun 2010   #1
kkyyllee

currently xp
 
 
upgrading aspire one

I recently bought an acer aspire one 532h which came with windows 7 starter installed and being an acer version it has an ugly acer log on screen. I've decided to upgrade to W7 prof due to annoying limitations of starter. If i use windows anytime upgrade to do so will the log on screen remain the same? would i have to do a clean install upgrade to change the log on screen to the normal windows version?


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25 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is this who you would like to do?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...er.html?filter[2]=Appearance Personalize

or

Desktop Background - Change[2]=Appearance Personalize
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25 Jun 2010   #3
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Beaten to the post by one minute!
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25 Jun 2010   #4
kkyyllee

currently xp
 
 

No i have that and it works fine, it's the log on screen. Its not the normal windows 7 but an ugly green one that says acer across it. Im upgrading for other reasons than an ugly screen though.
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25 Jun 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kkyyllee View Post
No i have that and it works fine, it's the log on screen. Its not the normal windows 7 but an ugly green one that says acer across it. Im upgrading for other reasons than an ugly screen though.
@kkyyllee, you'll have to go in Personalization Settings.

Control Panel=>Personalization=> Change theme and choose as exemple the Windows 7 theme....

Here some tutorial pages that list some personalizations:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[2]=Appearance Personalize
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25 Jun 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Alternatively you can right mouse click anywhere on the desktop, except the Taskbar region or a Shortcut Icon and Personalize is one of the choices which will give you a pick of many Themes an more can be found at Windows 7 Themes .... have fun.
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26 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If you mean the BIOS screen, NO you can not change.
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26 Jun 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you mean the BIOS screen, NO you can not change.
I think it is not the bios screen....but the logon "Acer Green" screen.

Mine, disapeared by magic, five days after in did bought the computer...

I think i went to "screensaver" option and set it to another one, the Acer screensaver was set as default!
Therefore it might have disable aswell the logon screen. Now i have the authentic Windows 7 one + bubbles screen saver on my settings and changed the Acer theme.
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26 Jun 2010   #9
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

If the cost/time taken is not a major concern I would personally recommend that a full re-install is performed rather than an anytime upgrade.

Upgrades are simply more prone to errors over time

Also Dependant on the screen size you may not see the windows 7 startup animation but the Old vista one
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26 Jun 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you mean the BIOS screen, NO you can not change.
There is a way but its not for the faint hearted. One would need to open the bios in an editor tool, extract the splash screen/ OEM logo (whatever one wants to change), then replace it with a 16 color bit bmp. The customized bios would then need to be saved (the format can vary) and the computer flashed with it.

As you can see, this procedure is for advanced users only and is risky enough to brick your machine. I suggest you stick to the default settings.
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