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18 Jul 2011   #1

Linix
 
 
Problems loading Windows 7 on to Acer Aspire AM3900 with Linux preload

Hi,

I hope someone out there can help me. I have just purchased an Acer Aspire AM3900 which came with Lupis Linux software preloaded. I bought it because of its spec, Intel Pentium E5800 with 4Gb ram and 1TB HDD and figured price was good because it did not come with Windows 7 preloaded. At least 1 review which I read before purchasing said they had loaded windows 7 with no issues. I have made several attempts to load a copy of Windows 7 Professional without success. Each tme I get a message just as the loading has started saying that it cannot find the drivers for the CD drive which is listed as being DVD Super-Multi drive. There was a CD which came with the computer with drivers on it. The CD says it is for Windows 7 X86/X64 but when I load it I get a nother message saying that no drivers have been found. I have also downloaded drivers from the Acer websie but none of them are reconised iether.
I realise this is not a Linux forum but if there is anyone who could help I would appreciate it.
Beginning to realise cheap sometimes means nasty.

Cheers

Alinjlin

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18 Jul 2011   #2

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All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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18 Jul 2011   #3

Linix
 
 

Thanks,

I'll try that and let you know.

Alinjlin
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18 Jul 2011   #4

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Good luck with the install & post back.
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18 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello alinjlin, welcome to Seven Forums!


Here's some additional information in these tutorials linked below, especially have a look at the third link and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information


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18 Jul 2011   #6

Linix
 
 

Sorted, thanks for your prompt help and advice. Have to admit I didn't do it on my own but got a friend who knows a lot more than I do to help me. We wiped the HDD and changed some parameters in the BIOS and windows loaded fine.

Alinjlin
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18 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.
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18 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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