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Windows 7: Installing Window 7

26 Oct 2009   #11
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elite Darkness View Post
your system does not qualify for the windows 7 upgrade.

Please be informed that Acer does not support changing an Operating System. Changing the Operating System may cause driver conflicts. You have the option of upgrading or changing your Operating System at your own discretion. However, it is preferred that you keep to the original configuration of your system so that all the programs and applications in your computer will recognize all the hardware installed in it.

Although we will still support the hardware of the system, we will not be able to support the new Operating System. We can still support the functionality of the system with the new Operating System. If the support reaches the point of suspected hardware replacement/repair vs. Software support for the hardware, you must reinstall the original Operating System and drivers before the part can be replaced/repaired.
Ive had issues before with some computers that have "locks" encoded into the bios so that you would be unable to update or install a new OS. most of the computers i've seen with this are Dell and a few HPs. If this is what Acer is saying then this would be my first Acer computer with a bios lock. Normally you would only need to call them to "unlock" the bios setup so you can install a new OS.

(Umm... I've read others talk that the reason that they do this is to make sure you $$ BUY $$ another computer with the NEW OS rather than stick with your current computer. [sic] )


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26 Oct 2009   #12
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Well, after i installed windows 7 i can go on the desktop but after i restart i see the message "DMI pool update success" then just stuck on that screen for a very long time can't even go back on windows 7 i just did a fresh install just now. and i did a repair still stuck on the same screeen
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26 Oct 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elite Darkness View Post
Well, after i installed windows 7 i can go on the desktop but after i restart i see the message "DMI pool update success" then just stuck on that screen for a very long time can't even go back on windows 7 i just did a fresh install just now. and i did a repair still stuck on the same screeen

Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data....

I would follow Shinobi's advice and call Acer to ask if they have some kind of lock on the BIOS on that model to keep from installing a new OS, and if so you want it unlocked. Tell them you are fully prepared to put the old bloaty OS back on if they require it at some point in the future to support hardware. Be pleasant but firm.

MS Tech support could have worked you past this by now.
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26 Oct 2009   #14
Qdos

 

When you get to the screen early on in Windows 7 Setup where it asks you which volume to install onto I've found that it pays to select the volume/partition and choose to delete it.

Some Acers have a small hidden partition (containing god only knows what, but causing you to see a message saying that W7 setup cannot proceed... blah, blah... Acer... OEM...) and you may see Setup delete the volume/partition and leave about 100Mb to one side.

After deleting the volume/partition the greyed out next button is lit up and you can proceed normally with the W7 install.

Had the same issue on a Veriton earlier today
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26 Oct 2009   #15
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

I don't have a floppy to boot it from.. anyother ideas?
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26 Oct 2009   #16
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

I tried deleting the partition on my vista before i install it...
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26 Oct 2009   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
When you get to the screen early on in Windows 7 Setup where it asks you which volume to install onto I've found that it pays to select the volume/partition and choose to delete it.

Some Acers have a small hidden partition (containing god only knows what, but causing you to see a message saying that W7 setup cannot proceed... blah, blah... Acer... OEM...) and you may see Setup delete the volume/partition and leave about 100Mb to one side.

After deleting the volume/partition the greyed out next button is lit up and you can proceed normally with the W7 install.

Had the same issue on a Veriton earlier today
Yes the EISA partition on Acer has to be taken out by special Diskpart commands.

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista

Following the steps in the tutorial you will discover all hidden and other partitions on the HDD. I would go ahead and delete them all, using the special diskpart override command if there is an EISA.

Then boot back into the installer, create partitions as you please and quick format the one where you reinstall 7.
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26 Oct 2009   #18
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Nvm i just deleted the EISA then what?
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26 Oct 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

Congrats.

Now boot from the Win7 installer, choose Custom install, Advanced tools> Delete until all space is unallocated> Create new partitions as you wish >Format those and install Win7 to first partition.
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26 Oct 2009   #20
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Yeah i did that but i still went to the "DMI pool data" stucked there and i had to reinstall vista
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