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

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    I was saving money for months to buy a nice lap top that doesn't work... This is so depressing, and I was having such a nice month, extra careful to not let anything disturb my peace, why does the other shoe ALWAYS have to drop? sigh..

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    I was saving money for months to buy a nice lap top that doesn't work... This is so depressing, and I was having such a nice month, extra careful to not let anything disturb my peace, why does the other shoe ALWAYS have to drop? sigh..
    I hear you, life is like that. We should be able to get you going, lot of smart folks here although I'm not up on Linux myself. Can you get into any BIOS options with F2 or some other key.
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  3. #13


    I work as a transcriber online, so the 6 hours I wasted, plus the god-knows-how many more hours I'll waste until I fix this, IF I manage to fix it, I'm losing money, my peace is disturbed, not good... not good...
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    I was saving money for months to buy a nice lap top that doesn't work... This is so depressing, and I was having such a nice month, extra careful to not let anything disturb my peace, why does the other shoe ALWAYS have to drop? sigh..
    I hear you, life is like that. We should be able to get you going, lot of smart folks here although I'm not up on Linux myself. Can you get into any BIOS options with F2 or some other key.
    Yes I can, using F2, let me take a picture to show you what it has...
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    Adamf, you there? You may know more than me about Linux and how to get switched over to 7.
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    Here it is...

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    Sorry for the low-quality, my camera isn't that great...
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  7. #17


    By the way, in Picture 4, under Boot Mode, the UEFI CANNOT be changed... It's the only option available...

    Ok, the Linux Mint ISO has been downloaded, I will now put it on the USB using the tutorial from this forum; using the program Rufus...
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  8. #18


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    Ok, you need to enable that F12 key which will allow you to get into the boot menu when you start up. Here is one place that describes how to create a bootable usb drive. Once you get that going you should be able to install on the internal drive.
    Create a Bootable Linux Flash Drive in Three Easy Steps | TechHive

    Gotta go for a bit but will check back.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    lot of smart folks here
    That's why I decided to register here, I found the best information here, and I've visited probably over 30-50 forums in the last 7 hours trying to deal with this devilish thing...
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    By the way, in Picture 4, under Boot Mode, the UEFI CANNOT be changed... It's the only option available...

    Ok, the Linux Mint ISO has been downloaded, I will now put it on the USB using the tutorial from this forum; using the program Rufus...
    NB: 32-bit does not support UEFI...
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