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

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    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.
    Great, I will use this tutorial then to mount the ISO image of Linux Mint onto my USB..

    By the way, the USB I am using is:

    "Transcend, JetFlash 700, USB 3.0, 8GB Flash Drive.
    Up to 4X Faster than USB 2.0.
    55 Read MB/s | 5 Write MB/s"

    If it makes any difference, or if for some reason it's worth mentioning...

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    NB: 32-bit does not support UEFI...
    Erm... But my lap top is 32-bit, and UEFI is the only option available there...

    How should I proceed then? I should use the tutorial you gave to mount Linux Mint, correct?
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  3. #23


    Maybe I'm a little stupid but...

    If my lap top is a 32-bit, I can only install a 32-bit version of an operating system...

    However, if UEFI is the only Boot Mode supported, and it doesn't support 32-bit installations, then that means I should sue ACER for creating a useless machine, or the shop I bought this lap top from for telling me I can install Windows 7 on it when in fact I cannot?

    I mean, haha, I must have something confused here, this is not possible..
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  4. #24


    Why 32-bit? seems you have a 64-bit processor..

    ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor N3520 (2M Cache, up to 2.42 GHz)
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why 32-bit? seems you have a 64-bit processor..

    ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor N3520 (2M Cache, up to 2.42 GHz)
    In this tutorial here it explains a simple way to find out if your computer is a 32-bit or a 64-bit, in Linux...

    How Do I Know if I?m Running 32-bit or 64-bit Linux? [Answers]

    Here is what I get when I try it on my lap top:

    Click image for larger version

    And in the tutorial it states that:

    "
    • If the response is i686, you have a 32-bit version of Linux.
    • If the response is x86_64, you have a 64-bit version of Linux.

    "

    That is how I came to the conclusion that I have a 32-bit lap top... But maybe the lap top is actually a 64-bit, but the Linux installation is a 32-bit? Ufff...


    Guys, I'm not a computer technician, I'm a transcriber, mostly, so I get confused sometimes with these things, but I'm trying...

    At the moment I am lost...


    How should I proceed?
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  6. #26


    Install a 64-bit OS - format USB with FAT32.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Install a 64-bit OS - format USB with FAT32.
    Ok, I'll download Linux Mint 64-bit and try that then...
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  8. #28


    BTW the correct command is
    uname -p
    to find processor capability...
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Adamf, you there? You may know more than me about Linux and how to get switched over to 7.
    Blimey. No. The only Linux I use is CentOS and it is so complicated have to look every single thing in their forums.

    If you have a bootable USB (of whatever - Mint, Windows) and it doesn't work I'm sorry but I have no idea.

    Thanks for the thought but it beyond me what to do.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    BTW the correct command is
    uname -p
    to find processor capability...
    I tried that just now, it shows the same thing as it did in the previous picture --> i686
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