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

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    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.
    Merci beaucoup for at least taking the time to see if you can help me out...

    I used to have a French ex-girlfriend, she taught me some French.

    Je parle pa Francais

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Install a 64-bit OS - format USB with FAT32.
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    BTW the correct command is
    uname -p
    to find processor capability...
    Alright, somebody more familiar on board! Good catch on the 64 bit vs 32 bit. I'm going to just observe and learn now. Thanks for jumping in Superfly!
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    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.
    Lol, I tried.
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  4. #34


    Okay, here I go:

    1) I formatted the USB with "FAT32 (Default)".

    2) Waiting for UNetbootin to Install Linux Mint 64-bit on my USB.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    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
    Like I said that version of Linux sux... let see it we can get Mint or Windows 64 bit installed...
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  6. #36


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    There is an updated BIOS on the Acer site:

    Click image for larger version

    Some kind of patch also.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    I used to have a French ex-girlfriend
    Back together then?
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  8. #38


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Like I said that version of Linux sux... let see it we can get Mint or Windows 64 bit installed...
    Got to be the BIOS. If you can boot from USB then you can install anything (surely).
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    I used to have a French ex-girlfriend
    Back together then?
    Ahaha no, ok that didn't come out right.

    I Have a French ex-girlfriend... She's still an ex


    The process with UNetbooting got stuck at 66%.. I just began it again...
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  10. #40


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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    I used to have a French ex-girlfriend
    Back together then?
    I got that, the old double negative trap.
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