Acer Aspire 1700 ACPI Bios error in Windows 7 installation happens suddenly and made it stop the installation process. Looks like the BIOS is not compatible, because error appears, “â€œThe BIOS is not fully compatible with APCIâ€œ. According to Acer site, Acer Aspire 1700 laptop can only be installed XP, but not Windows 7. But don’t give up yet, since you can try our workaround to make Aspire 1700 runs Windows 7.
First of all, get BIOS upgrade on the BIOS tab on Support Downloads page for Acer Aspire 1700 by visiting Acer site here
. You would see a BIOS upgrade which is for XP in 2008. This would enable APCI so Windows 7 can install.
After downloading, make sure that the BIOS update is compatible with your models. This can be seen when you are doing boot-up screen or on BIOS setup. Check for APCI setting on BIOS. After upgrading the BIOS, you can also download drivers for XP and follow Windows 7 installation. The process should works successfully.