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

  1. #201


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I PM'd instructions... Once you up and running, we can get the tweaks for a Win7 type experience sorted.
    Yes, definitely... Thank you Superfly.

    With Rufus, how should I format?

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  2. #202


    Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

    One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

    Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

    I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...
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  3. #203


    I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
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  4. #204


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

    One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

    Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

    I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...
    No that bios is rubbish.
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  5. #205


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
    That's good to hear, I sure hope so...

    Erm, you mean MBR the first option or the second?
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  6. #206


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

    One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

    Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

    I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...
    No that bios is rubbish.
    Ahahahaha that's golden!
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  7. #207


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
    That's good to hear, I sure hope so...

    Erm, you mean MBR the first option or the second?
    2nd as you have UEFI and that seems to work better on your machine.
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  8. #208


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
    That's good to hear, I sure hope so...

    Erm, you mean MBR the first option or the second?
    2nd as you have UEFI and that seems to work better on your machine.
    I just looked at your system specs. Those were the days.
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  9. #209


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I just looked at your system specs. Those were the days.
    No UEFI problems hey? LOL...
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  10. #210


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
    That's good to hear, I sure hope so...

    Erm, you mean MBR the first option or the second?
    2nd as you have UEFI and that seems to work better on your machine.
    Great, will do...

    Windows download is at 33%...
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