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Windows 7: acer netbook upgrade to w7 ultimate, no dual boot config option


17 Jun 2011   #1
JonnyZephyr

7 ultimate
 
 
acer netbook upgrade to w7 ultimate, no dual boot config option

configure acer aspire one (d250) to boot directly into windows.

Hi guys, I've recently upgraded from windows 7 starter to ULTIMATE!!!
I appear to have lost the control panel option to configure my netbook to boot directly into windows (loads android first). I can hit F9 when I get the BIOS screen to achieve this, but I would like to boot windows as the default OS.
Previously, I think this was achieved using an acer control panel option. I no longer appear to have any. I've installed the "launch manager", but this doesn't have any options...

Any ideas how I can acquire this configuration feature again?

I've tried setting the other IDE as first boot via BIOS, but this appears to have no effect.

Any info MOST APPRECIATED.


Cheers

Jonny


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17 Jun 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you use the Windows 7 DVD to upgrade or anytime upgrade?
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17 Jun 2011   #3
JonnyZephyr

7 ultimate
 
 

i created a bootable disk using my 4GB memory card for my camera! Copied the setup data onto it from the windows7 ultimate dvd. performed the upgrade option (I think)

I'm after the acer configuration manager, apparently....

Ta
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17 Jun 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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As you upgrade in this way you have delete Acer configuration manager.
You should of used anytime upgrade.
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17 Jun 2011   #5
JonnyZephyr

7 ultimate
 
 

D'oh! Coulda woulda shoulda. Is there an alternative method available to

reinstall the config manager
manually force default boot into W7 ?

Thanks
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17 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JonnyZephyr, welcome to Seven Forums!



Perhaps it would be best to do a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive and then start the installation process again, have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format, the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition will be automatically issued, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • If you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the clean all then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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17 Jun 2011   #7
JonnyZephyr

7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks but no thanks! spent several days getting thus, very happy with optimised current custom config, willing to hit f9 every boot IF NECESSARY!!

I moved all my media to external hard drives, backed up my chrome bookmarks, then ran a backup to an external via norton ghost. This is task #999, low priority, but if it's possible, I'll do it tonight (if I can).

Thank you so much for your useful and timely questions and suggestions.

J
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17 Jun 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back with an update.
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17 Jun 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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17 Jun 2011   #10
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

As you can manually select the boot option you require this would suggest that just the boot manager is incorrectly set-up

If you download EasyBCD you should be able to add the windows install to the boot manager, there are full instructions on the website on it's use

it may also be that the system will use some form of grub to load the Android OS if this is the case then a Linux forum, (or others here), will be able to explain the manual edits required
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