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Windows 7: Acer Aspire One Happy Android Dual-boot

07 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Acer Aspire One Happy Android Dual-boot

When I turn on my acer aspire one, it first boots on Android. Android was its main operating system. In Android, there is a button to switch to Windows. I rarely use Android and I wanted to make Windows to be booted first. I saw this option in 'msconfig' and I changed it. It worked! Now, whenever I turn on, Windows boots up first. But now, I wanted to use Android but I cannot see the option on msconfig again .

How do I boot Android now?

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07 Aug 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

Take a look in eRcovery, there may be a option to reset boot for Android.

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You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer


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07 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Right click Computer, select Properties, then Advanced Options, then Startup options.

See if Android appears in the dropdown menu. If so, tick the box to show OS menu at boot for 10-30 seconds.
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04 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies!

No. Android doesn't show up in the drop-down menu.

Nevermind. Now I just want to know how to choose which operating system is to be booted in the startup. Please help

Edit:
Hi theog!

I cant find my recovery disk
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04 Sep 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Install EasyBCD to Windows 7 to add the other OS. Use older version which is still free: EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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04 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

What operating system should I add? (Windows, Linux/BSD, Mac, and NeoGrub)
There is no Android
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04 Sep 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrystalizeD View Post
Thanks for the replies!

No. Android doesn't show up in the drop-down menu.

Nevermind. Now I just want to know how to choose which operating system is to be booted in the startup. Please help

Edit:
Hi theog!

I cant find my recovery disk
Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...%20English.pdf


You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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04 Sep 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I think you're going to have to call Acer Tech support to find out how to restore the Android Dual Boot.

There isn't anything readily available on the web to answer the problem, and apparently EasyBCD hasn't caught up with Android yet - although there is a Linux tab to check out since Android is Linux-based.

The fact that it's Linux might even mean it requires GRUB bootloader but I would want to check with Acer first before imposing GRUB on Windows 7 as it can corrupt it beyond repair.

Please let us know what you find out so it can help others. Someone may still chime in here with the solution, but I would remove the Solved flag at the top of the thread.
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17 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

In Windows, click Start button, click on All Programs and look for Acer.
Under Acer (or possibly as stand alone) you may have "Acer Configuration Manager for Android(TM)". If yes, launch it.
The first tab, Boot Options, will have "Select the system you want ot use to boot your computer" - Windows or Android.
Change it to Android.
Hope you can find "Acer Configuration Manager for Android(TM)" still being on your HDD.
rgds
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09 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
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You said that there is a button to change it to Windows,how can I get to this button. (I amwanting to convert my Android to windows. Please reply, thanks.
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