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Windows 7: Acer Aspire 5610 Vista laptop to Win 7 - possible?

27 Jul 2010   #1

Acer Aspire 5610 Vista laptop to Win 7 - possible?

My Acer Aspire 5610-4648 is not listed in the Acer site's compatability list for an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. The Acer support says that a change of operating system for this model is not supported. The Microsoft Win 7 upgrade advisor has no objections.

After reading all available posts that I could find, I did not find any posts of success, yet the difference in technology should not be that great. The areas of concern to me are for the Acer-supplied applications such as the Enpowering Technology, and especially the wireless manager.

Has anyone had success with this upgrade and are willing to share their experience?


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27 Jul 2010   #2

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64

Sony said mine CAN NOT run Wds7 at all .... but I did a clean install anyway and it works perfectly fine ..
I also used all vista drivers "32bit" for new windows .. So i think you are fine.
Look at my specs ....
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27 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

it works but it not include all settings of win 7
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27 Jul 2010   #4


Thanks wds7

Gentrit - sorry, but I do not understand.

Can you please give me a hint as to what settings are not supported?
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27 Jul 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

I guess he is reffering to the software that is included on the OEM installs of Acer PC's... nothing to worry about, if you are running Vista, 7 will fly.

See ya!!
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28 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

A clean install will work on pretty much any system than can run Vista.

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28 Jul 2010   #7

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

I just got an Acer 5680, and it accepted a clean install of Win7.

You lose any Acer technology applications as it formats the hard drive.
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28 Jul 2010   #8


Thanks all!
The upgrade is to W7 Home Premium using the standard Microsoft dvd and not an Acer-supplied.

Sounds like time to bite the bullet - will post results for others.
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28 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

According to Dell my computer can't support Windows 7 or any 64 bit OS, yet the new version of this computer, which has almost the exact same hardware does. So I made sure my CPU was 64 bit capable and installed it. I had a rough time finding all the right drivers, but everything works like a dream.
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28 Jul 2010   #10

Win/7 x64 Professional

to be honest, any comp can run windows 7 juat it may not be supported by the manufacturer and some drivers may not be available but vista uses the same driver model as 7 so there'd be no reason not to upgrade, and good luck caprock! ;-)
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 Acer Aspire 5610 Vista laptop to Win 7 - possible?

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