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Windows 7: Acer Problems

19 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 
Acer Problems

Hey guys!

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista Home Basic, and I LOVE WINDOWS 7!! It's truly amazing! But when I booted it up, it didn't install the acer applications. Like, it comes with McAfee 90 day Trial, or WinDVD 8 full version. I really want to know, and if someone can help me out, it would be helpful! Thank you!

I included the picture just incase...



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19 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

did you perform a clean boot or an upgrade from vista?
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19 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If you purchased the Windows 7 from MS then the added software that came with your computer on a clean install would be gone... A clean install is usually the way to go as if possible saves you from a lot of other problems. GL
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19 Jan 2010   #4
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The goodies are put on by Acer (that's how Acer collects a few extra bucks from the sponsors). Your Windows 7 comes from Microsoft - without bloat (as some would call it).
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20 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

When it said to upgrade, I hit Custom Options... does that change anything?
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20 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 
Windows 7 Acer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The goodies are put on by Acer (that's how Acer collects a few extra bucks from the sponsors). Your Windows 7 comes from Microsoft - without bloat (as some would call it).
Is there a way to get the pre-installed stuff back? Because I REALLY hate wasted space on my Local Disk.
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20 Jan 2010   #7
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salil999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The goodies are put on by Acer (that's how Acer collects a few extra bucks from the sponsors). Your Windows 7 comes from Microsoft - without bloat (as some would call it).
Is there a way to get the pre-installed stuff back? Because I REALLY hate wasted space on my Local Disk.
maybe. You would need the installation .exe. Go and Google the programs you are missing. Those that are free, you can install from the internet. But even if those exact programs are not available, there are always similar programs that come for free. but stuff like McAfee I would not use anyhow. Use MSE instead - a lot better.
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23 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salil999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The goodies are put on by Acer (that's how Acer collects a few extra bucks from the sponsors). Your Windows 7 comes from Microsoft - without bloat (as some would call it).
Is there a way to get the pre-installed stuff back? Because I REALLY hate wasted space on my Local Disk.
maybe. You would need the installation .exe. Go and Google the programs you are missing. Those that are free, you can install from the internet. But even if those exact programs are not available, there are always similar programs that come for free. but stuff like McAfee I would not use anyhow. Use MSE instead - a lot better.
What is MSE? Sorry, I'm not too good...
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23 Jan 2010   #9
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ Look at the Help&Support button on that page for more detail.
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25 Jan 2010   #10
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ Look at the Help&Support button on that page for more detail.
I use both of them on my new Acer as Mac Afee comes with the laptop, and is a trial version valid for 60days...(after being registred)

MSE is handy and runs smooth in the background and seems light.
Yes i can tell, MSE's running well and detect/repair easily trojan or unwelcome patches.

Mac Afee looks good to me for the integrated cleaner that can be automated. I don't know much about mac Afee but the welcome center is easy to use.
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