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

  1. #271


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah, the 'problem' with Acer to install Win7, one has to disable secure boot, which requires a bios supervisor password being set first etc...

    I remember this thread..Was fun
    Even more fun when you forget the bios password..
    Yea, my laptop stays home so I believe in the KISS principle when it come to local passwords. If I'm robbed then I'm SOL. If I die and someone inherits it, don't think I'll care then.

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  2. #272


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah, the 'problem' with Acer to install Win7, one has to disable secure boot, which requires a bios supervisor password being set first etc...

    I remember this thread..Was fun
    Even more fun when you forget the bios password..
    That happened to me once, IIRC I removed the CMOS battery and it reset the password...
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Yea, my laptop stays home so I believe in the KISS principle when it come to local passwords. If I'm robbed then I'm SOL. If I die and someone inherits it, don't think I'll care then.
    Hey bud, wonder what happened to justme?... maybe I should go check at 7 forums ... LOL
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  3. #273


    Hey guys, I'm still here.

    I'm still using Windows 8, and I don't think I'll be returning to Win 7. I mean, I even read that Windows 7 may be obsolete and not supported anymore in a year or two, so there's really no point in trying to stay with it. I did that with Win XP, remained with it until the bitter end. Well, not this time.

    I haven't had any issues with Windows 8.

    I like that when I delete something I'm not asked the question, "Are you sure you want to delete this? Yes/No?" It saves me extra clicking, haha.

    I see that for the better part of the decade they haven't managed to resolve the 255-character pathname thing. So that still interferes with my deep nested organization. Sometimes I have to makethingssticktogether to save characters, or even remov som caracters t save space whn nming my flders... That sucks!!

    One more really weird issue I have, and I don't have it on my other lap top which uses the same IP but runs on Windows 7, there are some websites that when I try to visit them with my new Win 8 lap top I can't access them. I get a blank page, nothing. But I can access them normally with my Windows 7 lap top...

    I tried looking up a solution, but I didn't find anything, and I have no idea how that is possible. I'll probably format this lap top soon because I suspect it may be a virus or something that's making that happen...
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  4. #274


    Oh, and about 2 months ago I lost sound to the lap top. Like, there was no sound coming from the speakers, but there was sound coming when I connected headphones or some external speakers I have here...

    And suddenly a few days ago I disconnected my headphones in order to connect my external speakers, and suddenly there was sound coming from the lap top's internal speakers. So weird...
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  5. #275


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Hey guys, I'm still here.

    I'm still using Windows 8, and I don't think I'll be returning to Win 7. I mean, I even read that Windows 7 may be obsolete and not supported anymore in a year or two, so there's really no point in trying to stay with it. I did that with Win XP, remained with it until the bitter end. Well, not this time.

    I haven't had any issues with Windows 8.

    I like that when I delete something I'm not asked the question, "Are you sure you want to delete this? Yes/No?" It saves me extra clicking, haha.

    I see that for the better part of the decade they haven't managed to resolve the 255-character pathname thing. So that still interferes with my deep nested organization. Sometimes I have to makethingssticktogether to save characters, or even remov som caracters t save space whn nming my flders... That sucks!!

    One more really weird issue I have, and I don't have it on my other lap top which uses the same IP but runs on Windows 7, there are some websites that when I try to visit them with my new Win 8 lap top I can't access them. I get a blank page, nothing. But I can access them normally with my Windows 7 lap top...

    I tried looking up a solution, but I didn't find anything, and I have no idea how that is possible. I'll probably format this lap top soon because I suspect it may be a virus or something that's making that happen...
    have you tried using another browser to access the sites that don't show? The sites you are trying to access may be using an old protocol. IE11 has a compatibility mode that you can try. Check out Compatibilty View in Settings.
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  6. #276


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @Justme,
    Windows 7 is supported till 2020. There are good reasons why it is by far the most popular os.
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  7. #277


    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Hey guys, I'm still here.

    I'm still using Windows 8, and I don't think I'll be returning to Win 7. I mean, I even read that Windows 7 may be obsolete and not supported anymore in a year or two, so there's really no point in trying to stay with it. I did that with Win XP, remained with it until the bitter end. Well, not this time.

    I haven't had any issues with Windows 8.

    I like that when I delete something I'm not asked the question, "Are you sure you want to delete this? Yes/No?" It saves me extra clicking, haha.

    I see that for the better part of the decade they haven't managed to resolve the 255-character pathname thing. So that still interferes with my deep nested organization. Sometimes I have to makethingssticktogether to save characters, or even remov som caracters t save space whn nming my flders... That sucks!!

    One more really weird issue I have, and I don't have it on my other lap top which uses the same IP but runs on Windows 7, there are some websites that when I try to visit them with my new Win 8 lap top I can't access them. I get a blank page, nothing. But I can access them normally with my Windows 7 lap top...

    I tried looking up a solution, but I didn't find anything, and I have no idea how that is possible. I'll probably format this lap top soon because I suspect it may be a virus or something that's making that happen...
    have you tried using another browser to access the sites that don't show? The sites you are trying to access may be using an old protocol. IE11 has a compatibility mode that you can try. Check out Compatibilty View in Settings.
    Yup, I just tried one of these sites on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. And then I added that site to the compatibility mode in Internet Explorer and tried again. Nothing works, they all return a blank page.

    But when I try to access the site with my Windows 7 lap top, it opens normally.

    Go figure...
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  8. #278


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Justme,
    Windows 7 is supported till 2020. There are good reasons why it is by far the most popular os.
    Interesting.

    I also read that there are holes in Windows 7's security, and that those holes were supposedly patched in Windows 8. True?
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  9. #279


    Posts : 3
    win 8

    I'll show the simple method to remove linpus linux


    click the link and watch the 58 sec video which tells how to remove it and install windows os
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNebxx5EUqw
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  10. #280


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    I can't install Windows 8.1 on a Linpus Linux PC


    Hi! I have the same problem as justme: I've bought an Acer Aspire with Linpus Linux. I've tried to install Linux Mint, as you said, but the laptop doesn't work without the USB flash drive. I've tried also to install Windows 8.1 from USB but the laptop doesn't recognize it (<No bootable device>). I am desperate and I really don't know what to do. I've read all your 28 pages, but I didn't find a solution.

    I would be grateful if you could help me with some advice. I'll appreciate!
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