Hi, I was given and Acer Aspire 5520 - Acer Support: Aspire 5520 Series Specifications - some time ago which had Ubuntu installed. I used it like that for a year or so, but want to run a Windows based database program so I purchase a Windows 8 DVD and installed it. Worked like a charm, for a couple for days.
Then all of the tiles on the new interface disappeared leaving just the background. If I opened the Task Manager using Alt-Ctrl-Del then I could get onto the Desktop and work there.
After another couple of days, the PC would boot up to a screen saying that it required Activation and to open settings - I'd click on the button to open Settings, but nothing would open - it would go to a white screen then to the desktop.
Later again it wouldn't even go anywhere, just sit on the background to the new interface.
I have now refreshed, repaired and completely reinstalled W* and on each occasion the above series of rolling failures occurs.
Processor / Speed AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology Core Logic Chipset ATI M690G chipset RAM / Max RAM 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, Video Subsystem ATI Radeon X1250 integrated 3D graphics with up to 896 MB of HyperMemory (256 MB of dedicated system memory, up to 640 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft DirectX 9, PCI Express LCD Properties 15.4" WXGA TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution Hard Disk Drive up to 160 GB Hard Disk Drive