Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Acer Aspire M3203 and Acer's Windows 7 upgrade software

28 Mar 2010   #1
kmacsouris

Windows Vista SP1
 
 
Acer Aspire M3203 and Acer's Windows 7 upgrade software

My system is roughly 5 months old. I had used the upgrade software that Acer provided to upgrade from Vista to 7 home premium. There was no issues with the install and everything worked great for a month and then it started going in to deep hibernation. The only way to wake it was to unplug the power from the tower. I did everything I could think of from editing the registry to updating drivers, to finally reinstalling everything. No go so I packed it up and sent it back to Acer. I just got it back from Acer's repair depot. They had to replace the motherboard, hard drive, and fans on the system. They performed a factory restore and told me that I was good to go and updating shouldn't be an issue. I went to use the upgrade dvd's from Acer and low and behold, the hibernation thing started again! It took me four attempts to restore it back to factory. Now it seems stable running Vista. I am in the process up updating the drivers and windows stuff so time will tell. Is it me or is Acer systems flakey?

Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can go about updating to Windows 7 without having to format every week? I have tried doing clean installs without going the upgrade path and it still behaves badly. Sometimes it won't even turn on. Or is it just possible that the pc I purchased just can't handle Windows 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Mar 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are you booting the Acer Win7 Upgrade Media DVD to do a clean install? You can do that to get the cleanest possible install, without the corruption that is imported from Vista in an in-place Upgrade.

The installer is driver-complete, but afterwards any missing drivers which don't quickly arrive in Optional Windows Updates can be found on the apps/drivers CD along with favorite apps like Works, cam, etc. Others can be found on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model computer, Adobe (flash, Reader) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Acer Aspire M3203 and Acer's Windows 7 upgrade software




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Acer Crystal Eye Webcam will not work on Acer Aspire 5560
Hi everyone I'm at my wits end! I cannot get my webcam to work. I have tried numerous options posted in different forums and on websites but nothing seems to work. Even when I went to the Acer update driver search site. When I added my model number I got about a dozen driver options but as soon as...
Hardware & Devices
Acer Aspire L3600 Upgrade to Windows 7 No Drivers
Hello, I have an Acer Aspire L3600 that I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 preferably 64-bit. I have add a look on the Acer support site and the only driver available is for the sound card. Looking on this forum I see some people have installed Windows 7 but are unable to get a new drive up...
Drivers
BSOD after upgrade to Windows 7 from XP (Acer Aspire One)
Hi all, Firstly, thanks a lot in advance for helping me out - I've been through what feels like nearly all the other threads in here looking for a solution and I am overwhelmed by the generosity and helpfulness of people here. So here's my problem. I upgraded my Acer Aspire One netbook...
BSOD Help and Support
Acer eAudio Manager on Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows 7
Hey There First of all: I'm a studend, so I can't speek good english, cause I live in Switzerland;) (plz write in German if you can :o ) So my Problem: I've found a Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows Vista. This was so slow and annoying :mad: . So I deleded the whole OS and installed Win 7...
Drivers
Acer Aspire 7535g Windows 7 Upgrade run through
This is my noob experience of the 699 4 months ago 17.3" multi spec't acer aspire model 7535g:o ATI mobilty 4570 radeon twin graphcs job 12.78 buys two discs to get me from vista 32 home premium to windows 7 home premium 32bit 1 upgrade disc and 1 windows 7 media disc I decide to...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade Help please Acer aspire
i just upgraded and have a few issues. alltogether windows 7 is fine but ... my system: acer aspire 5920G T7700 (2.4ghz 2mb L2 Cache 800Mhz FSB) 2GB DDR2 Ram Geforce 8600M GT WIndows 7 ultimate x64 in devices and printers ive got CRD-PC with an exclamation Mark under...
Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App