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Windows 7: win 7 fix

11 Nov 2009   #1

win 7
win 7 fix

bought grandson x1300 acer desktop/he fried the one i built him. came with win 7 free upgrade. he claimed there were no instructions to tell him what to do and he did the upgrade without installing the updated drivers that came on the other disk . he gets an error dialog box when he first starts his computer/he cant maintain an internet connection.the only two things i noticed now. i only found out what the other disk was when i got home and started googling . can he be fixed?

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11 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Go into Device Manager and see what devices needs drivers. then just use the CD to install what's missing.
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

First, "Welcome to the Seven Forums."
Second: Please take a few minutes and post the system specs for this computer. This will help us here on the forums give you better service, and aid in answering your questions. Thank You, Lee :)
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11 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Go into Device Manager and see what devices needs drivers. then just use the CD to install what's missing.
I agree. If you run the second disk, you will get all of the bloatware larded in.

Win7 installer is excellent with drivers, with newer ones quickly arriving via Windows Updates.

Any missing drivers can possibly be plucked from Disk2, or find them on the download page for that Acer model here:
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11 Nov 2009   #5

win 7

sorry about posting in the wrong place and thanks to all for trying to help . i went back to his house and he had magically found the instructions on how to load . i still think there are issues that maybe only a win 7 reinstall would work , i loaded the dvd with the drivers in it and the internet still has issues .i did go to the acer link and downloaded anything that remotely implied internet and ill install those drivers .thanks for the link and help.
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11 Nov 2009   #6

win 7

copied and pasted these specs (not shouting)

  • Type AMD Athlon X2 7450 / 2.4 GHz
  • Multi-Core processor technology Dual-Core
  • 64-bit processor Yes
  • Installed Qty 1
  • Max processors supported 1
Cache Memory
  • Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 1 MB
  • Cache Per Processor 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB )
  • Chipset type NVIDIA GeForce 8200
  • Installed Size 3 GB / 4 GB (max)
  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • RAM form factor DIMM 240-pin
  • RAM configuration features 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB
Storage Controller
  • Type 1 x Serial ATA - Integrated
  • Controller interface type Serial ATA-300
  • Floppy drive type None
  • Hard Drive 1 x 320 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300
  • Hard Drive (2nd) None
  • Hard Drive (3rd) None
Optical Storage
  • Type DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
  • Disc Labeling Technology Labelflash Technology
Optical Storage (2nd)
  • Type None
Storage Removable
  • Type None
  • Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller
  • Type Integrated
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 8200
  • Digital Video Standard High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Audio Output
  • Type Sound card - Integrated
  • Sound output mode 5.1 channel surround
  • Audio output compliant standards High Definition Audio
  • Speaker(s) 2 x Right / left channel
  • Keyboard interface USB
Input Device
  • Type Mouse , Keyboard
  • Mouse interface USB
  • Modem Fax / modem
  • Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
Audio Input
  • Type None
  • Networking Network adapter - Integrated
  • Data Link Protocol Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x Processor , 2 ( 0 ) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin , 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express 2.0 x1 , 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • Interfaces 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Headphones - Line-out - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1 x Display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A , 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 pin FireWire , 1 x Storage - eSATA , 1 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 5 x Audio , 9 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 5 in front )
  • Type None
  • Compliant Standards PC 2001
  • Power device type Power supply
  • Power provided 220 Watt
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12 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP


Did the second disk have the sponsored bloatware in it? Was it really necessary?

Win7 Installer has almost all drivers, and the rest are on the Acer product download page.
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13 Nov 2009   #8

win 7

no there didnt seem to be any , it was some kind of update tool which did download and install a couple of updates ,nothing that helped anyway.the instructions did say to load acer dvd first /then win 7/then acer dvd again. he had loaded win 7 first,so still not sure where his computer is at.the error messages he was getting at start up were d-link errors.
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