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

  1. #61


    Question, there is a file I see on my desktop, this one:

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    If I install this, will I be able to turn my lap top on without the USB stick?


    I am asking because I don't want to do anything and mess things up... As I said, I'm way out of my league here...

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  2. #62


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    You basically do the same thing you did to get Linux going. Create a bootable USB windows 7 or XP drive, assuming you have legit copies with valid keys. I don't know if the UEFI thing will come into play. I'm assuming there is no key burned to the chip since you got no OS with the computer.
    Ok, so I can do it with UNetbootin for Windows 7 just like I did with Linux Mint.

    But that would mean that I'd have to always use the USB in order to turn my lap top on... I'd rather avoid that...
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  3. #63


    Anyway, whether you help me see this through to the end or not, you made somebody (Me) very happy today... You taught me many things that I didn't know...

    If you believe in a God, any God, he loves you right now
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  4. #64


    Dont worry, the fact that you got this far means your PC is capable and windows should install fine.
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  5. #65


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Dont worry, the fact that you got this far means your PC is capable and windows should install fine.
    That is very comforting to hear, because even though I got Linux Mint running I still wasn't sure if Windows 7 would be supported.

    Thank you Superfly
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  6. #66


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    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Anyway, whether you help me see this through to the end or not, you made somebody (Me) very happy today... You taught me many things that I didn't know...

    If you believe in a God, any God, he loves you right now
    Thank you so much. I do believe in a higher power, not so much the standard popular God thing. Glad we (Superfly) could help. You'll just have to install whatever OS you want once you have a bootable system. All from USB of course.
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  7. #67


    Appreciated, but it would be nice to see Windows running buddy
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  8. #68


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Anyway, whether you help me see this through to the end or not, you made somebody (Me) very happy today... You taught me many things that I didn't know...

    If you believe in a God, any God, he loves you right now
    Thank you so much. I do believe in a higher power, not so much the standard popular God thing. Glad we (Superfly) could help. You'll just have to install whatever OS you want once you have a bootable system. All from USB of course.
    Glad to hear. You all contributed, I'm equally grateful to all of you guys, I really needed the support, I was feeling rather dark when I got here...

    Ok, here's what I'll attempt:

    1) I'll double-click on the "Install Linux Mint" icon found on my desktop (like shown in the picture I posted above). I will do this in hopes that Linux Mint will be installed on my lap top and then it will load WITHOUT the USB stick.

    If that works...

    I will put Windows 7 on my USB stick (And remove Linux Mint from it), and then try to install it either by booting from startup (if that works) or by entering "My computer" after turning the lap top on and doing it from there...


    That's what I'll try... If anyone has anything to contribute, please do
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  9. #69


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Appreciated, but it would be nice to see Windows running buddy
    Oh it sure would...

    I'll keep on keeping on... And updating
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  10. #70


    Ok, this is a win-win situation.

    The Forum gets a Quality thread, which was successfully resolved - partially for now, but it will be completely by the time we're done with it. That will bring more traffic to the forum, more members to the forum, more help and communication, and hopefully some revenue for the forum (I don't see any ads though, hmm)

    I get my new Lap Top up and running - partially for now, but it will be completely up and running Windows 7 by the time we're done here.


    That leaves out you guys that helped me... I'm not ungrateful...

    Ok, I got 4 twitter accounts with over 5.000 followers put together... Send me a link or two of your website, facebook page, twitter account, anything you want to promote, each of you guys that have commented on this thread I'll do it for you, I'll share your link/s on my twitter accounts. That will give you social signals and hopefully some traffic to your website, fan page, affiliate product, anything you like (no pron please)
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