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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on a ACER laptop


19 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Installing Windows 7 on a ACER laptop

I have ACER Aspire 1652 laptop which was preinstalled with XP it has a Centrino 1.73 G and 2 GIG of memory installed and 80 gig hard drive and I want to install Windows 7 but ACER do no longer supply any drivers for Windows 7 for chipset, graphics, LAN drivers for Windows 7.

Does Windows 7 have the necessary drivers?

Kind regards,

Walter

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19 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I cananot guarantee that 7 will have every single driver, but I have to rate the driver service as excellent. Very few have had problems in that area. Be sure to install while on line.
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19 Sep 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ( Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ). It will tell you what the situation is.
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19 Sep 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

I can't say for your specific laptop but I recently installed Win 7 Pro on my Acer Aspire One A0A150 netbook. Acer did not have any Win 7 (or Vista) drivers available on their website for it. Win 7 installed drivers for everything except the multi-card reader but I was able to find a driver for that and install it to make my netbook 100% functional in Win 7.
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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ( Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ). It will tell you what the situation is.
The Windows 7 upgrade adviser reports probs with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection There is only a VISTA driver on the Intel web.

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ACER say they do not supply the a Windows 7 version of any of the above.

Walter
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19 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ( Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ). It will tell you what the situation is.
The Windows 7 upgrade adviser reports probs with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection There is only a VISTA driver on the Intel web.

Acer ePowerManagement
version 1.5.6.257

Known issues

You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.

Known issues

You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
Go online for a solution

ATI Desktop Component

version 6.14.10.5154

ATI Technologies, Inc.
Known issues

You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.



ACER say they do not supply the a Windows 7 version of any of the above.

Walter
have a look here..intel pro wireless 2200bg driver

again if problem persists than i would suggest you not to install Windows 7...
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19 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

hey i got some more information...hoping this'll help you..!

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network...
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19 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
The Windows 7 upgrade adviser reports probs with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection There is only a VISTA driver on the Intel web.



Hello Walter, welcome to Seven Forums!





You should be able to run that in compatibility mode for Windows 7, it's worth a try; have a look at how in the tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any questions you may have and to keep us updated.

Compatibility Mode
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19 Sep 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that does not look too promising. Maybe you can get away with some work arounds and some of the Vista drivers. But it will only be really clear once you tried it.
You could make a "test installation" without activating Windows 7 at first and see what happens. I believe you could operate that way for 30 days. Then at least you can reuse the product key on another PC later in case it does not work out.
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19 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, that does not look too promising. Maybe you can get away with some work arounds and some of the Vista drivers. But it will only be really clear once you tried it.
You could make a "test installation" without activating Windows 7 at first and see what happens. I believe you could operate that way for 30 days. Then at least you can reuse the product key on another PC later in case it does not work out.






Here you go.


Activation Trial Period - Extend Up to 120 Days
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