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

  1. #251

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OK cool.. SIW2 is right on with backups... Sorry if I threw a spanner in the works.. was just thing 'aloud' LOL!

    Anyway gotta get back to my stupid ISP to get my connection working *sigh*
    Good luck!

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  2. #252

    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Ok guys, thank you, now we're moving on...

    Windows 8, no Wireless internet connection.

    This is the problem:

    Attachment 46344

    Obviously, there are connections available, it just can't find them...

    And I believe this is the actual problem:

    Attachment 46345

    I guess I need the drivers to make those work...

    Got any advise on what to do?
    Agree, maybe check the Acer site for drivers..
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  3. #253

    Ok, I got one cd with my lap top. It says it's a "Resource DVD", whatever that's supposed to mean. What resources? Anyway... I got a cd with a lap top that doesn't have a cd-rom, hahahah how's that for irony?

    I checked it now, doesn't seem to have anything useful on it. I managed to open the CD, and saw some files and folders that mean absolutely nothing to me.

    And then my old lap top almost froze up completely, it became completely unresponsive...

    Acer is a piece of sh*t... Never again...

    Anyway, this is the CD/DVD I'm talking about:

    Click image for larger version

    Anyway, I'll instal Everest on my lap top and see if Everest can get the drivers automatically... I remember a few times when I had issues and Everest came to the rescue, either to download and install the drivers, or to tell me what kind of a driver i need...

    Will report...
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  4. #254

    Everest failed to get the drivers... So now I'm looking around and most of them have support for Windows 7, but not Windows 8...

    I'm so f***ing sick and tired of this stupid lap top.
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  5. #255

    I found a guy on a forum saying that his drivers won't work.

    Then a guy told him to try to right-click the driver installation file, chose compatibility, and change it to Windows 7, and install again.

    I'm trying that now..
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  6. #256

    On acer's website for drivers I can find Atheros and Broadcom Wireless Lan drivers.

    I tried looking at the website I bough the lap top from, I tried looking with Everest, I tried with device manager, and none tells me if I got atheros or broadcom...

    I guess I'll just try them both.
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  7. #257

    I downloaded the Broadcom drivers first because they're a bit smaller in size, tried to install, it seems to be bluetooth drivers, not wireless lan drivers (even though on the website it says wireless lan drivers)...

    So now I'm downloading the atheros drivers...
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  8. #258

    I fixed it, naturally. It was Aetheros

    I guess it's time to make it look like Windows 7...

    Wow, for some reason, I had to use the PIN found on the router in order to connect, it wouldn't let me with the Security Key which I ALWAYS use with Windows 7... Oh well, at least it got fixed...
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  9. #259

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post

    Happy, happy! Start with Classic Shell: Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
    Okay, I'm done with everything I wanted to do.

    I saved the Windows 8 ISO, and Rufus, the BIOS updates i installed yesterday, the Wireless Lan Drivers, I saved all of it in a folder on my hard disc for my future self... Along with instructions about everything.

    Now I'll try to get this going to "downgrade" windows 8 and make it look and function more like Windows 7.

    Thanks popeye.
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  10. #260

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    Most welcome. I think Superfly did you the best thing though. Play with Classic Shell and you should be able to make it look and act like you want. There is even a 8 gadget pack if you're into using them. I know all the security hype about them but haven't experienced any issues myself.
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