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Downgrade 8 to 7 on Acer Aspire AXC-603G-UW31 I Need Help!

  1. #121


    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post
    I don't appreciate y'all calling this a cheap computer. To some of you, it may be cheap. But, to some of us it's not. If you want a cheap computer, then go buy an eMachines or a Compaq.
    I've just bought a "cheap" Acer Aspire ES1-512 and do you know what? Love it ...solid as a rock. . The components in most off-the-shelf PCs are pretty much of a muchness quality-wise between them unless you buy proper high-end.
    What do you mean as in "muchness quality-wise between them unless you buy proper high-end?"

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  2. #122


    Yellow Belly
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post

    I've just bought a "cheap" Acer Aspire ES1-512 and do you know what? Love it ...solid as a rock. . The components in most off-the-shelf PCs are pretty much of a muchness quality-wise between them unless you buy proper very high-end.
    It means: Two things are so similar that there is no significant difference between them.

    "Proper" where I live can also mean 'very' or 'extremely' e.g. It's proper cold out there!
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  3. #123


    Okay, then. If there is no difference in them, then why are people on this thread calling these computers cheap.
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  4. #124


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    Winodws


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    majicmazo it won't go any further than this, but this thread is about wanting to install windows 7 on a specific ACER Aspire computer. Which oddly enough i happen to actually have.. I"m not using it, but i have it.. Now, 1. this person can't install it.. they have been told to try modded bios, upgrade bios, try this try that.. apparently they have to do something "special" to install a version of windows that this ACER company did "NOT" INTEND to be on this SPECIFIC "603g" Computer.. ok if you are clear on that.. and YOU are CLEAR on the rules of this forum, that maybe installing windows 7 on a Acer Computer isn't exactly what Acer intended as quoted here:
    called them and they blatantly refused to give it out and said Microsoft forbids any downgrading on the Aspire XC-603G along with the instalation of Non-Windows products.
    now this will have to be followed up and confirmed, but if it's true, then Microsoft "forbids" it and what this post are asking for in this thread is illegal no? - Now i could care less what you do with you Acer Aspire, I am not going to call the microsoft police.. i truly don't care what you do with your "ACER Aspire" computer but seriously think about the trouble you are going to go through trying to install a modified bios then trying to find drivers for windows 7 which ACER didn't make, and all that just to have windows 7 on a cheap computer?? hey, do what you want it's not my system, but this is why i posted about "how" windows 8 is just windows 7 but better.. (well, atleast now that it has been patched.. ha.) and if the users who knowingly bought an Acer Aspire computer with windows 8 on it would just accept that they bought a computer from a company that for whatever reason doesn't want windows 7 naturally on it.. i don't know why and don't care.. but that's why i didn't buy the acer in my home, (another family member did) It's just another computer for family to use.. (my family doesn't care if it's windows 7 or 8) so now you see why there is just a cheap acer aspire 603g computer in the house..
    That one line you called out form one poster in this thread "Microsoft forbids any downgrading on the Aspire XC-603G" is a bunch of BS. I read some where that Acer may have though that but has since changed there minds. The proof is in the latest BIOS that supports CMS. If it was illegal they would not have released that BIOS.
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    Rainy222 - if they changed it then good. but apparently it's still a big pain to install as we have seen..

    WilliamsJesse17 - The Acer machine you bought is really a budget type desktop computer. saying a computer is "cheap" means it is literally cheap! I think you are feeling like it is a comment directly referring to your wallet or you being "cheap" but the fact of the matter is that it is a "cheaper" computer.

    there is nothing wrong with buying "cheaper" computers EXCEPT that you will run into little things like compatibility and quality of components and so on.. a "cheaper" or "lower-end" or "budget" or whatever you want to call it computer like Acer was able to have a price like this, because it used "cheaper" components and didn't have to put in certain things and etc.. (or perhaps make a bios that allowed install of different operating systems..etc.)

    if your Acer computer performs to your standard and you are happy.. then good.

    but really think about this.. a full desktop computer.. for $248?

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    Mine has a 1tb hard drive.
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  7. #127


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    I've just joined this forum & may have missed the point to this thread but it appears that the only reason to downgrade from 8 to 7 is to get the familiarity & ease of use of Windows 7 which can be achieved simply with Start8 which replicates the Windows 7 Start Menu whilst retaining quick access to the Metro interface.

    Lock screen can be easily turned off as can the need to enter a password so Windows boots up straight to the desktop.

    I've been anti Windows 8 since it's release but with Start8 now prefer this to Windows 10.
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  8. #128


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    Like me, many of the others that want windows 7 on this low cost, low power draw and Low noise PC, that has quad core CPU power, is to use it as a HTPC. Since Windows 8 broke the WMC extender market except for X-Box 360 and Windows 8 does not come with WMC like windows 7.
    This Windows 8 OEM license PC would need to be upgraded anyways to support WMC not just WCM add-on.
    I am sure there is many more reasons why someone would want to downgrade to windows 7 as others have all ready explained.

    But this thread is not about why but about how to.

    I got a few of these PC's for $179 after rebate and they make a good HTPC for that price. My ECHO extenders won't work for me with my Windows 8 PC's so i needed a Windows 7 PC.
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  9. #129


    Quote Originally Posted by Rainey222 View Post
    Like me, many of the others that want windows 7 on this low cost, low power draw and Low noise PC, that has quad core CPU power, is to use it as a HTPC. Since Windows 8 broke the WMC extender market except for X-Box 360 and Windows 8 does not come with WMC like windows 7.
    This Windows 8 OEM license PC would need to be upgraded anyways to support WMC not just WCM add-on.
    I am sure there is many more reasons why someone would want to downgrade to windows 7 as others have all ready explained.

    But this thread is not about why but about how to.

    I got a few of these PC's for $179 after rebate and they make a good HTPC for that price. My ECHO extenders won't work for me with my Windows 8 PC's so i needed a Windows 7 PC.
    What does HTPC mean?
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  10. #130


    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post
    What does HTPC mean?
    I did a google search on your exact words: What does HTPC mean

    I thought it meant Home Terminal PC (shows my age I guess)
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