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New Acer Lap Top came with Linux - How to Install Win 7?

  1. #161


    Could I try to install Windows 8 and then Downgrade to Windows 7, is that even possible?

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  2. #162


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Something I found here:

    Acer e1 510 linux model boot problem

    Does anyone understand what this means?

    "Finally, if Linux (and the GRUB 2 loader) is still on there, you can hold down the left shift key during boot. Go into the GRUB console and chainload the Windows /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi. You can even do this from a Linux live DVD. I've done it before."
    Shift during boot brings up the Linux boot menu - chainloading refers to Linux bootloader (Grub) attaching Windows bootloader to boot Windows - that's the theory anyway...
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  3. #163


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Something I found here:

    Acer e1 510 linux model boot problem

    Does anyone understand what this means?

    "Finally, if Linux (and the GRUB 2 loader) is still on there, you can hold down the left shift key during boot. Go into the GRUB console and chainload the Windows /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi. You can even do this from a Linux live DVD. I've done it before."
    Shift during boot brings up the Linux boot menu - chainloading refers to Linux bootloader (Grub) attaching Windows bootloader to boot Windows - that's the theory anyway...
    Ok, does that help us in any way? Does it give us anything to try?
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  4. #164


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Could I try to install Windows 8 and then Downgrade to Windows 7, is that even possible?
    Don't give up on Windows 8 just yet...not sure about downgrading - there is an outside chance a registry trick may work...
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  5. #165


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Something I found here:

    Acer e1 510 linux model boot problem

    Does anyone understand what this means?

    "Finally, if Linux (and the GRUB 2 loader) is still on there, you can hold down the left shift key during boot. Go into the GRUB console and chainload the Windows /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi. You can even do this from a Linux live DVD. I've done it before."
    Shift during boot brings up the Linux boot menu - chainloading refers to Linux bootloader (Grub) attaching Windows bootloader to boot Windows - that's the theory anyway...
    Ok, does that help us in any way? Does it give us anything to try?
    Maybe worth a try.. i only get my bog standard Mint menu (which is usually hidden) - not exactly sure what that guy was hoping to achieve though.
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  6. #166


    By the way, with the new BIOS i lose my guarantee, right?
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  7. #167


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    By the way, with the new BIOS i lose my guarantee, right?
    Nope.
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  8. #168


    I'm going to try something called "Ultimate Boot"...

    I have it from a few years ago when I had an issue with installing Windows XP on a machine...

    I doubt it will help, but I'm down to my last few options...
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  9. #169


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    By the way, with the new BIOS i lose my guarantee, right?
    Nope.
    I'm thinking of going to the shop tomorrow and demand windows 7 or my money back!

    Because when I was inquiring about the lap top I asked specifically:

    "Does it support Windows 7?"

    And the guy said specifically:

    "It still does [chuckles]"

    So, am I an a**hole?
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  10. #170


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    By the way, with the new BIOS i lose my guarantee, right?
    Nope.
    I'm thinking of going to the shop tomorrow and demand windows 7 or my money back!

    Because when I was inquiring about the lap top I asked specifically:

    "Does it support Windows 7?"

    And the guy said specifically:

    "It still does [chuckles]"

    So, am I an a**hole?
    Nope that salesperson is...guess what? he's gonna refer you to Acer most likely!
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