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Windows 7: Acer Aspire Timeline Win7 not working properly

02 Mar 2014   #1
goldman

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Acer Aspire Timeline Win7 not working properly

Hi,only joined a week ago,not really into computers that much,but being a bit silly,got one second hand,it does work,but I have had a few problems,the windows update didn't work,but went onto Microsoft site and sorted that,there were a few other things that needed to be looked at,but the main thing that's come upis,i wanted to get windows live up&working because I use Gmail,and for some reson when I logged on it came up page not found most of the time,however the windows live will not or cant send or receive email,no matter what is done,so I got a scan done by Microsoft & it came back with a lot of things that are not up to date,or not set right,the list is fairly long.

So in my mind I wonder if the best way to resolve thease and any other unkown problems would be to look at having the old 7 completely removed & a new windows 7 installed,as I don't really know what,or whatnot has been done on this laptop.
Any help/thoughts/ideas would be welcome.Dont buy second hand already learnt!!!!!

Cheers Goldman ITs An Acer Aspire Timeline X4820T


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02 Mar 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can use Recovery to restore the computer to it's Factory New state.

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Users Guide is here: http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_6


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02 Mar 2014   #3
goldman

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Hi,thanks for that,only problem I have with doing something like that is am really out of my depth with it,it all sounds streight forward from reading this,but to be honest I am not confident in myself to do it,i don't know anyone who could help me if it went pear shaped.

Goldman
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02 Mar 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It's either do it that way which really is easy or download a legal copy of Windows 7 and do a clean install which means formatting the drive during the install process.

The Recovery method is far simpler and is the way I would recommend you go.

Otherwise, take it to a reputable repair shop and have them do it for you.
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03 Mar 2014   #5
goldman

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Hi,yes I had a look at the acer recovery,and had a read about it all,it dose seem sort of easy to do,just as a matter of interest,i have found that if I put the google webpage & also the gmail login page in the Compatibily View Box,which I found on internet settings when on the webpage,it seems to work fine,but both come up in an older format,but without any problems,so could this mean its my Win 7 OS that's not up to date,or of course its got some sort of problem,as it stands at the moment,am going to give it a bit of time before I do anything,as for a new install,i would be looking to have it done if that's what it comes to,i just don't know anything like enough to do it myself.

Cheers Goldman
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04 Mar 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Remember, before you do anything, backup any data you don't want to lose as a Recovery will almost surely wipe it out.
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04 Mar 2014   #7
goldman

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Hi,as it happens I don't really have a great deal on it,and I can transfer the stuff I do have off my netbook I have,so that's something not to have to worry about,i will see how it goes ,and then decide which way to go with it.
Thanks for the help.

Goldman
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04 Mar 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Please let me know what you decide and ask away if you have any questions.
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05 Mar 2014   #9
goldman

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Hi,yes I will let you know as & when & what I do with it,think it going to have to be done myself,even though I don't really do a lot on it,it needs to be right.

Cheers Goldman
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