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ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1

Q: ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1

Original ACER desktop with Windows 8 and it was upgraded through the Windows Store to Windows 8.1
The upgrade came up with errors "the Secure Boot watermark".
I tried various things suggested to fix the error but was unable to.
I backed up the computer data.
I formatted the drive and installed Windows 8.1 from a thumb drive and it installed correctly without errors.
I was unable to install a Product Key Licence as the computer had it imbedded in the bios and I have no label with the key on the machine.
I should not have to purchase another licence. How do I find the original licence key?
I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance

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Preferred Solution: ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1

Originally Posted by Postie71


How do I find the original licence key?



How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?

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I am unable to download windows 10 to my acer all-in-one system as its showing that my NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240 Graphics card is not compatible. I have downloaded drivers and tried upgrading windows 10 but still its not working. Please provide me with appropriate solution.

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I am unable to download windows 10 to my acer all-in-one system as its showing that my NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240 Graphics card is not compatible. I have downloaded drivers and tried upgrading windows 10 but still its not working. Please provide me with appropriate solution.

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I am unable to download windows 10 to my acer all-in-one system as its showing that my NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240 Graphics card is not compatible. I have downloaded drivers and tried upgrading windows 10 but still its not working. Please provide me with appropriate solution.

A:Windows 10 not upgrading to my Acer All-In-One hav...

Doesn't it give you the option to do the update anyway?

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I have an Acer Aspire one d255e netbook which runs Windows 7 starter. Although I have upgraded the ram to 2 Gb it still is a bit sluggish. Would upgrading to Windows 7 home improve performance? I am also thinking of doing a clean install of Vista or even XP to improve performance.

A:Acer aspire upgrading to full windows 7

Would be better to buy a higher spec NetBook.

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After upgrading my Acer 5742-6682 from Windows 7 to  Windows 10 the laptop no longer detects flash drives (USB 2 or 3). There is a sound when a drive is plugged into a port (all three ports act the same). In the device manager an unknown mass storage device is listed. The flash drive cannot be seen Computer or Windows Explorer. I started the machine from a Linux DVD and all flash drives were recognized and mounted without delay. I have tried Lexar, PNY, SanDisk, and Verbatim brand flash drives. The problem in Windows 10 is that the drives are not automatically recognized and installed. I can manually install them (a very annoying process).

A:After upgrading my Acer 5742-6682 to Windows 10 t...

Fire up Device Manager and see there any issues shown I'm guessing one of the USB hubs is having a friver problem.

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After upgrading my Acer 5742-6682 from Windows 7 to  Windows 10 the laptop no longer detects flash drives (USB 2 or 3). There is a sound when a drive is plugged into a port (all three ports act the same). In the device manager an unknown mass storage device is listed. The flash drive cannot be seen Computer or Windows Explorer. I started the machine from a Linux DVD and all flash drives were recognized and mounted without delay. I have tried Lexar, PNY, SanDisk, and Verbatim brand flash drives. The problem in Windows 10 is that the drives are not automatically recognized and installed. I can manually install them (a very annoying process).

A:After upgrading my Acer 5742-6682 to Windows 10 t...

Fire up Device Manager and see there any issues shown I'm guessing one of the USB hubs is having a friver problem.

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Hi all I'm new here I just finished typing up a well thought out post only to be asked to log in after hitting post and to find I had to start again GRRRRRRRRR

Ok so I will start again and keep it short and brief this time.

I need help please I want to upgrade my computers RAM I'm a begginer by the way but try my hardest to understand and research all I can. I'm glad to have found this forum cause it's a speedier process having people experienced in the area to look to for advice apposed to trying to learn it all on my own and figure it out. Anyways my computers details are:

*Acer Aspire T300 Desktop PC
*Windows XP Home Edition 2002 32 bit
*Intel Celeron CPU 2.50GHz
*248mb Ram

I'm a beginner and have been doing extensive reading on how to upgrade Ram ect. Basically my computer sucks and it is forever out of virtual memory. From what I've read the amount of Ram I have is pathetic. So I want to upgrade to the maximum amount of Ram my computer can handle 2GB.

I've been on crucial.com and it recommended that to do this I get two of these:
1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
CT524267
Module Size: 1GB
Package: 184-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR PC2700
Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •
I've been looking around locally as I live in New Zealand for compatible Ram that I can get to upgrade and have come across a few places. But one that I found new and cheap on a online auction... Read more

A:Help Upgrading Ram on Acer Aspire T300 Desktop Please?

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I will post a link to a computer that was purchased for me. I have been out of computer gaming for awhile and have recently started playing a game called Dayz. It is a modifcation for a game called Arma 2. The computer runs most things that I have played fairly well. However, Arma is a high demand game which typically gets me under 20FPS. I was thinking of getting rid of the computer and buying a new one or upgrading some parts inside. From what I have been reading, processor, video card, ram and power supply would be good places to start. I haven't taken the computer apart yet to look inside and see what I can add to the current motherboard. Budget is a concern and I don't want to go crazy. I don't need to play on ultra settings but normal or high would be nice. Any suggestions would be great. Here is the PC http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-AM34...Windows-7-Home-Premium-Monitor-Not-I/19714387

Thanks
 

A:Upgrading my Acer retail desktop for gaming

Without knowing your full system specs I would say, you could probably get by with a GPU and power supply upgrade. Do you know what size power supply you have in the machine? I'm also assuming you don't have a dedicated graphics solution, since you have an AMD-A6 CPU.
 

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I have an older Acer machine running Vista which I'd like to install Windows 7 Home Premium on.  Doing pre installation research, I'm seeing links about doing a Windows 7 repair fix & loading Windows 7 drivers to a flash drive before proceeding.
 Can you please detail the things I need to do in order to do a clean install without problems?  Many thanks
Rosswe

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I need help upgrading my old Acer Aspire M1100. Its lying around and i need a PC for gaming. Budget = ?200-?300 ($310-$450)

Specs:
AMD Athlon 64
512MB , 160GB HDD
ATI X1200 (integrated i think)
Windows XP SP3 (came with Shitsta Home Basic, Tried W7 Starter, worked well )
250 Watt PSU

I just want to upgrade it so it can run new games eg COD, BF3, LA Noire etc. Can this PC be upgraded? Do i need a new mobo? I want to upgrade the CPU to phenom II and a good GPU. Im guessing i have to buy a new PSU right? I need tips what to put in and how. Im a noob, i've never even opened a PC let alone change the parts!

Help!

A:Upgrading Acer Aspire M1100 for Gaming and Windows 7

Yikes, yes sir, you'd need a new computer. Yours. The case might be worth something though...

Don't know that you can get anything that will play BF3 with 400US$ o.0

Could try to build it yourself

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Hello

I plan to move to the latest Windows 10. How could I keep the same toolbars and desktop organisation?

How about drivers for printers and other equipements. I'm still using an HP1020 printer. Hope to be able to keep it.

How about this forum. Will it be a Windows 10 forum too and managed with the same organisation? Hope so because I'm always "stunt" by the quality of expertise given by it's members

If not, thanks to all, with some patience, had helped me to resolved my problems

M. Theriault
Montreal, Canada

A:Upgrading to Windows 10: How to keep same look on desktop and tak bar?

It has been around for awhile waiting for the official release:

Windows 10 Forums

I don't think Windows 8 or 10 has the kind of Glass support Windows 7 has. It is possible to get transparency for Taskbar etc.. but I think you need UXTheme patcher to get anythibg more. I have it on Windows 8. It doesn't hold a candle to Vista and W7 afa Aero. But it is better than nothing as the saying goes.

Edit: You may want to ask here for W10 customizing:

Customization - Windows 10 Forums

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My Desktop is infected with some sort of ad virus that auto-clicks and navigates when I'm on the web.  It jumps away from the page I'm on at any given time to all sorts of random product sites and opens new tabs on its own.  Its exceedingly frustrating to navigate with and its slowing down my computers performance.  Any insight would be great! Im currently posting this from another machine since the issues make it nearly impossible to type out anything of length via browser. McAfee is nonexistant for some reason and im hesitant to start downloading removal software without some guidance.
 
I understand there's no DDS for Windows 8, whats next for me to get to the bottom of this?
Thanks
-Chris

A:Windows 8 Acer Desktop infected

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Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own s... Read more

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Have Acer 603 home desktop with windows 10 installed which is the best antivirus to get, thanks

A:Have Acer 603 desktop with windows 10 installed wh...

windows 10 has windows Defender, is quite good and light.

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I have a Acer Desktop AX14206-U5832 i got a mesage from Microsoft that I can not upgrade to Windows 10. The Message reads: This Mfg. Hasn't made your display compatable with windows 10. So I am guessing I need a new video card and maybe more. It says My video card is a NVIBIA GeForce G150SE NForce 430. So can I change my video card in this model??? What video card do I need???? Is there more that needs done?? I am not a technical wizzard!!










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A:Can't upgrade my Acer Desktop to Windows 10 Pleas...

Yes, you should be able to add a sparate video card in, replacing the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE that's built into the motherboard. IIRC there is one x16 slot and one x1 slot.

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I got this new desktop PC with Linux Unbuntu installed on it
Now i want to remove uninstall Linux and install Windows Xp.
I does not allows me to do so.
When i try boot it from win XP CD the boot fail at the very first screen.
Please help.
 

A:Unable to Install Windows XP on new Acer Desktop

can you explain the error
does the xp cd load up?
 

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I have a Acer Desktop AX14206-U5832 i got a mesage from Microsoft that I can not upgrade to Windows 10. The Message reads: This Mfg. Hasn't made your display compatable with windows 10. So I am guessing I need a new video card and maybe more. It says My video card is a NVIBIA GeForce G150SE NForce 430. So can I change my video card in this model??? What video card do I need???? Is there more that needs done?? I am not a technical wizzard!!











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Can't upgrade my Acer Desktop to Windows 10 Pleas...

Yes, you should be able to add a sparate video card in, replacing the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE that's built into the motherboard. IIRC there is one x16 slot and one x1 slot.

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I have a Acer Desktop AX14206-U5832 i got a mesage from Microsoft that I can not upgrade to Windows 10. The Message reads: This Mfg. Hasn't made your display compatable with windows 10. So I am guessing I need a new video card and maybe more. It says My video card is a NVIBIA GeForce G150SE NForce 430. So can I change my video card in this model??? What video card do I need???? Is there more that needs done?? I am not a technical wizzard!!










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Can't upgrade my Acer Desktop to Windows 10 Pleas...

Yes, you should be able to add a sparate video card in, replacing the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE that's built into the motherboard. IIRC there is one x16 slot and one x1 slot.

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I have a HP P6522f Win 7 Pro desktop. Couple years ago I added a WD green 3 TB internal HD as a simple volume for pics and vids storage. Never had any problems. couple months ago I upgraded to Win 10 and the WD drive became nonfunctional and disappeared
from the my computer drives list. I opened disk manager, the drive was there but missing some of its info. It could not be initialized or formatted. Infact, not even 1 function worked. I went into the disks events list. It stated the "disk could not be
migrated" several times then "disk was deleted" and then "could not be migrated" again. I used a hard drive plug and play and tried it on my surface pro 3 and got the same negative results. I took the drive to Micro Center and the
tech plugged it in to a computer there, the drive booted up and was initialized with no problems. The drive had in deed been deleted but I did have the files backed up. the drive then reformatted and was working fine. I went home and installed it back on my
HP and it still would not work. It had the same problem as before I brought it in to Micro center. Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be. I have seen a similar type problem on a message board that suggested there could be a conflict with older
HP desk tops and hard drives larger than 2 TB. But there was no solution written. If anyone has a solution I would really be greatful.  

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The Computer:
Acer Aspire M3800 Desktop
Vista Home Media Center
4GB of RAM
640GB 7200RPM Hitachi Hard Drive 3.0 Gb/s

The background:
Hard Drive crashed. I spent $795 for a data recovery company to recover the defective hard drive. I gave them a Western Digital Caviar Black 32MB Cache 7200 RPM 1TB 3.0Gb/s SATAII hard drive to transfer all the recovered data to (included the original Vista system recovery files). The files were recovered 100%. I transferred the recovered files to a Seagate external usb 500GB hard drive. I used a ATA/IDE to USB adapter to and connected to my laptop to wipe the WD Caviar HD clean using Ubuntu and then partitioned (20GB / 980GB) and then formated (NTFS). Installed the WD Caviar HD into the Acer and attempted to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional with no success.

The problem(s):
#1: The computer kept shutting down while Win7 is Expanding Windows files (0%). I discovered that the SATA Controllers were set to RAID. I changed them to IDE and noticed improvement. However, Win7 would keep shutting down during Expanding Windows Files (21%, 33%, 55%, 56%, 63%....10 freakin' times until finally, it installed).

#2: I noticed the BIOS needed an updating. I couldn't figure out how to use a USB thumb drive to flash the BIOS in DOS at startup. Tried several times and several ways to no avail. I gave up and proceeded with installation attempts #4, 5 and 6. Any assistance with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I tri... Read more

A:Windows 7 Professional Will Not Install on Acer 3800 Desktop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I think your Windows 7 partition is too small at 20 GB.

With a 1 TB hard drive you can afford to allocate more space for Windows - I'd suggest 100 GB should be more than enough for Windows 7 and any applications you install.

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Hi all,Basically, the problem is: when I upgraded to the new version of Windows Live Messenger (2009) a folder called "WindowsLiveMessenger" appeared on my desktop. Inside it is something called Transport0.log which contains the text:"23:10:11.031 4F4:27C ADVCED :: Module:Transport DLL-version:3.5.6872.0 Retail Adv:0" (I think the numbers at the beginning change sometimes, maybe the time or something )I can delete this folder if I close WLM, but the next time I run WLM it just appears again. I asked for help on the Windows Live site and received an e-mail which told me to check for spyware and gave me instructions on how to uninstall and reinstall WLM including doing the following:The following commands delete files that are used when you sign in and the Contacts Cache folders.i. Click Start, click Run, type %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\ and then press Enter. Delete the IdentityCRL folder.ii. Click Start, click Run, type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\ and then press Enter. Delete the IdentityCRL folder.iii. Click Start, click Run, type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\ and then press Enter. Delete the Windows Live Contacts folder.andClick Start, click Run, type CMD, and then press ENTER to open the command window. b. Type the following commands exactly as they appear below. Press ENTER after typing each command to execute the command. Note: In some case yo... Read more

A:Please help? Strange folder appeared on desktop after upgrading to the new Windows Live Messenger

Did you take their advice and check for malware? Deleting the registry keys should have fixed this provided there are no traces of malware hiding some place deep and dark inside your system...I would suggest posting a new topic here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/Follow their expert advice in checking that you don't have something like that going on...

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Hello Everyone,
I have a problem where I turn on my pc and get error code 0xc0000225. It's and Acer desktop I bought July (2013) for a little B-Day present . But now it stopped working. I can't take it to a repair shop because
1. I'm not a fan of them
2. They tend to take like a week :I
I need it soon I'm only using my other laptop. I make like intro/outro's for people and I have one person who asked me a week ago which I feel bad about. Plus all my school work is on there and my dad also has his job documents nothing can be erased on there.
Thanks for your time,
Heshanth

A:Windows 7/8 Acer Desktop, Boot error code 0xc0000225

Hi,

Use your 8 install DVD or USB key:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums

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when I turn on my acer desktop with windows 7, it won't boot past the Microsoft corporation black screen. I had just run windows updates and was rebooting. For months now,, the computer has taken roughly 7 minutes to boot up. I don't know why. And now I get nothing.
 

A:acer desktop windows 7 computer won't get past the microsoft corporation balck screen

Boot from a Windows 7 DVD and use System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when your computer was functioning correctly. It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.
 

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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hey guys I have a possibly terminal case here I've worked on and cannot resolve. Brother's Acer desktop running windows 7 64-bit, he took the bait and switched to windows 10, and he is not a technical guy.
It ran into a bad device driver apparently and never booted win 10 successfully. I had him build a recovery usb, we did that, went into troubleshooting, asked for boot options to try to get it into safe mode, but it bailed again just like trying to startup any other way. Auto repair to no avail [he tried that about a hundred times].

short of pulling the drive and starting over again with a new drive, do any of you have a suggestion?

thank you

A:Acer desktop cannot boot after Windows 10 "Upgrade". help

Are you past the stage of wanting to recover any data off the hard disk?

If you were trying to upgrade rather than doing a clean install you could try the latter as an alternative route. This requires that you have a qualifying W7 product key that you use to activate W10.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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I have 4 primary partitions at the moment 2 of which are lenovo windows 7 recovery partitions 1 is the C drive and another has drivers for my hardware. if i did an upgrade on the c drive to windows 8 would i still be able to use the recovery enviornment to restore to windows 7?

A:Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

Without seeing the disk management screen (start, search, type diskmgmt.msc and <enter>), it is hard to be sure how your partitions are set up.

If you post a screenshot (Alt+PrtSc) open Paint, paste, save, and post the image (insert image button above Reply to Thread text box here) in your next message we may be able to advise you better.

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My system is roughly 5 months old. I had used the upgrade software that Acer provided to upgrade from Vista to 7 home premium. There was no issues with the install and everything worked great for a month and then it started going in to deep hibernation. The only way to wake it was to unplug the power from the tower. I did everything I could think of from editing the registry to updating drivers, to finally reinstalling everything. No go so I packed it up and sent it back to Acer. I just got it back from Acer's repair depot. They had to replace the motherboard, hard drive, and fans on the system. They performed a factory restore and told me that I was good to go and updating shouldn't be an issue. I went to use the upgrade dvd's from Acer and low and behold, the hibernation thing started again! It took me four attempts to restore it back to factory. Now it seems stable running Vista. I am in the process up updating the drivers and windows stuff so time will tell. Is it me or is Acer systems flakey?

Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can go about updating to Windows 7 without having to format every week? I have tried doing clean installs without going the upgrade path and it still behaves badly. Sometimes it won't even turn on. Or is it just possible that the pc I purchased just can't handle Windows 7?

A:Acer Aspire M3203 and Acer's Windows 7 upgrade software

Are you booting the Acer Win7 Upgrade Media DVD to do a clean install? You can do that to get the cleanest possible install, without the corruption that is imported from Vista in an in-place Upgrade.

The installer is driver-complete, but afterwards any missing drivers which don't quickly arrive in Optional Windows Updates can be found on the apps/drivers CD along with favorite apps like Works, cam, etc. Others can be found on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model computer, Adobe (flash, Reader) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.

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Hey There

First of all: I'm a studend, so I can't speek good english, cause I live in Switzerland (plz write in German if you can )

So my Problem:

I've found a Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows Vista. This was so slow and annoying . So I deleded the whole OS and installed Win 7 Home Premium x64. Now I'm searching some drivers for my Notebook. My biggest Problem is the sound driver.
In Vista, there was a tool called "Acer eAudio Manager". I want to install it, because you can switch the equalizer to movie, music and game (and it sounds awesome with the bassbooster=D). I've downloaded the driver from the website and there was a error:

"This software can only be installed in authorized machine"

what can I do to install this tool? Some other tools, like acer power management or acer enet management, works great.

I thought I ask in this forum, because there were some good topics about the mouspad and synaptic of the 5920G (wich helped me=D)

I hope you understand my question and can help me

Greetings
LikeLinux
(And yes, I'm a real Linux fan^^ I've used always Ubuntu. This is the first time that I use Windows )

A:Acer eAudio Manager on Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows 7

Bing Translator

Try installing the driver in compatability mode.

Read this tutorial.
Compatibility Mode
Let us know if it works or does not work.
Mike

Installieren Sie den Treiber in Compatability Mode.

Lesen Sie dieses Tutorial.
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=de&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sevenforums.com%2Ftutorials%2F316-compatibility-mode.html


Lassen Sie uns wissen Sie, wenn es funktioniert oder nicht funktioniert.
Mike

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I restarted my computer like normal and for whatever reason the computer is now stuck at the Acer boot screen. I try to press DEL to enter Setup and I even tried pressing F12 to go into the Boot Setup, but for whatever reason the computer does not respond to anything.

To shut it off I have to hold down the power button and eventually it shuts off.

Stuff to know:
- I have a wireless mouse and keyboard being used on that desktop.. Should I perhaps try to plug in a corded mouse and keyboard?
- I'm running on Windows 7 Ultimate.
Thanks
 

A:Acer Aspire E4600 Desktop Frozen At Acer Boot Screen

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help. 

A:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

 
Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product
Download and install it.

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I am trying to install XP on my 2000 but it says: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional to Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
Setup cannot continue.

Do i have to reformat my HD?
Do i have to reinstall everything on my HD some stuff i dont have the cd any more.
Like Office 2003
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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I have an acer aspirex3200 desktop which is running windows vista home premium service pack 2 its a tripple core processor with 4gigs of memory with option to go to 8 gigs of memory, it has a 360gig hard drive , it has a 8400 AMD processor. the problem is when installing windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate it begins to install as if everything will work until it come to point where it cannot not read a file or something on my motherboard at that point it dosen't installing. will some body help me ASAP.

thanks
sultangiver

A:having problems upgrading from vista to windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate

Are you selecting the Custom Install option or the Upgrade option? Also, is your current OS (Vista) 32bit or 64bit? What service pack do you have? You will need to know this. To check, simply right click on Computer, and click properties and you can find out there.

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As the title suggests, I want to upgrade to my machine to Windows 64 bit doing a clean install. I was wondering though, since I have two physical drives installed, (one for the os and the other for media) will it just erase the contents of the drive I install it on or will it erase the contents of both drives? Thanks for any help on this.
 

A:Solved: Upgrading from Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows Ultimate 64 bit

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I do not have great computer nowledge so please keep it simple or point me towards a Tuition postthanks

A:JUST BOUGHT ACER ASPIRE WITH WINDOWS 8 and ACER BY...

Hello, You'll find here all informations about BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud).

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I do not have great computer nowledge so please keep it simple or point me towards a Tuition postthanks

A:JUST BOUGHT ACER ASPIRE WITH WINDOWS 8 and ACER BY...

Hello, You'll find here all informations about BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud).

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Hi, my friends have problem after she upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1. Driver still enable but every time connect using wifi always have limited access and can't connect internet. She is also have try other wifi connection and all have limited access. There is also system batch error before, but now doesn't show again. Thanks...

A:Wifi Driver (Limited Access) after upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1

What network adapter is your friend using? To find out do this:
 
Press Windows + X
Click Device Manager
Click the arrow beside Network Adapter
List all the adapters you see

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Hi,

I had a worm in my computer. I think its gone now. I used Trend Micro System Cleaner. I think its gone because I can open up my C drive now and I can install anti-virus applications which I couldn&#8217;t do before. However there seems to be some residual damage. IE8 Still doesn&#8217;t work (but FF does) and every time I click a link in Google I get redirected to somewhere else. Also HiJack-This closes down every time I try to run a system scan.
My question is:

Is my worm still active, or is this just damaged registry entries or something else? I have run Trend Micro and Avast and I haven&#8217;t found anything.

I don&#8217;t have a Vista disk. It didn&#8217;t come with my laptop, so I can&#8217;t reinstall VISTA to fix the registry. Can I install Windows 7 Beta to fix the registry? I&#8217;m scheduled to receive my own copy in late October or early November.

I have downloaded IE8 and tried to reinstall but no joy.
 

A:Solved: Would Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Solve My Problem?

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I downloaded Windows & Home Premium 32 it from repuatbale company and preared from ISO to DVD. After installing it , it allows me to activate, I choose online dwonloading, theh just runs on and on, without updating. What is wrong here? SHould I dlete my hard drives (C;and Recovery D) ????? What other advice. I ran Windows Upgrade Advisor and updated drivers. Compatiblity checker again just kept running.

A:Problmes Upgrading Windows 7 Home Prem from Windows Vista Ho...

It might be helpful to investigate what Windows 7 is installed.  If prior to SP1, download that directly.  Also the more convenience roll up might helphttps://www.howtogeek.com/255435/how-to-update-windows-7-all-at-once-with-microsofts-convenience-rol...

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Hello, my Lenovo ideapad flex 15 is giving me blank screen after I tried to upgrade it to Windows 10. After downloading the upgrade the system recommended to reboot. I did exactly that but right after that I am getting black screen. Even bios wouldn't show up. I tried to do hard reboot . And reset. Surging access power . Ram stick is fine. I think if I can bring it back to the original windows 8 it will fix it. But the bios wouldn't show up either. I don't have the recovery disc. I really need some advice to fix it. Your help will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I successfully upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my Vostro 3500 computer, but when I tried to do the same on my Vostro 3700 running the very same operating system, I ran into trouble.On the Vostro 3700 everything in Windows 10 seems to be okay, except I cannot connect to the Internet. To make Windows 7 run properly after a complete system wipe and reinstall, I had to install two network drivers which I obtained from the Dell site. They work in Windows 7, but one will not install in Windows 10. If the Vostro 3500 can run Windows 10, it seems that the Vostro 3700 should be able to, also.

A:No Internet connection -- Upgrading Vostro 3700 from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Both the 3500 and the 3700 were never tested to work with Windows 10.  That being the case, by installing it your on your own unfortunetly.  From what I have heard most Windows 7 drivers do not work with windows 10 and normally people would install Windows 8.1 drivers as a work around, but the 3700 doesn't seem to have anything available past Windows 7.  If you are dealing with the RealTek or Intel drivers, you can go to their websites and see if there is a work around or update of drivers for your particular card.

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Now that Microsoft has finally started offering the free Windows 10 upgrade to users across the world, we?re seeing quite a lot of people trying to clean install the new operating system and thus avoid the painful process that the upgrade could turn out to be in case of compatibility issues or any other problems experienced during download and install.

And while the clean install worked for every single version of Windows released in the past, it doesn?t work for Windows 10, so you must not attempt to clean install Windows 10 without upgrading first!

The reason is as simple as it could be: the product keys you have for Windows 7 or 8.1 won?t work in Windows 10 and in order to benefit from the free upgrade, you need to perform the direct upgrade first.

How Windows 10 activation works
Microsoft explains how exactly this process works:

?Once your device upgrades to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer and activates online automatically, an entitlement is registered to your PC?s hardware for your edition of Windows 10. (If you go to Settings >> Update & Security >> Activation says ?Windows is activated?.) Now you will be able to clean install (i.e. boot from media and install Windows 10) the same edition of Windows 10 seamlessly without having to enter a product key.?

In other words, once you perform the direct upgrade to Windows 10 and the operating system is activated, you can perform the clean install how many times you want, as the g... Read more

A:Windows 7 and 8.1 Users, Don’t Try to Clean Install Windows 10 Without Upgrading First!

They are late, almost a week after we gave the instructions
 

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A good friend of mine went ahead and updated from Win 7 to win 10 without backing up anything (despite my objections) and now has windows live mail but any of his old email messages are gone. I would suspect they are in the windows. Old folder in .app but not sure. Does windows 10 store the emails in the .app file like win 7?  I haven't gone over to help him yet. I am using Win 7 and will upgrade once I know that everything is working with 10.
 

A:Lost windows live mail messages after upgrading to windows 10.

Hi munybuny You should try to see if you can find anything under the folders listed in this article.http://www.pcworld.com/article/189238/win_live_mail_store.htmlIf they are really under the windows.old folder, it should be:C:\windows.old\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

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I have Windows XP Professional 32 bit.   I have done some searching and found that I can upgrade to Windows Vista Professional 32 bit without losing my programs and data.  My question is:
Is there a website that I can download the upgrade or would it be best just to buy the upgrade disc?

A:Upgrading Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Professionl

I believe you would be better off buying the upgrade disk. I do not know of anyplace Vista can be downloaded legally. But, if you can run Vista, I would advise you to check if you can run Windows 7 instead which is a much better option. You should also make sure if there are Vista or Window  7 drivers available for all of your devices.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

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Hi All

been here before, but when I tried to recover old accounts password emails weren't recognized, anyways wondering what the exact cost would be to upgrade from WIndows 10 Home to Pro? Currently my 8 Core System is Running Windows 10 Home, kinda missing bitlocker encryption like my old System had, and also Remote Desktop and such. (Old System was HP P6-2133W, with OEM Windows 7, 8.0 and finally 8.1 with Media Center which autoly got updated to Pro when I upgraded on July 29th 2015), didn't have unused media center key, so have to wait now til I can afford Pro version for this system

A:Exact Cost to Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

If you need to connect to your Windows 10 system, you can use something like Teamviewer, rather than pay for an OS upgrade. There aren't many reasons for a non-domain computer to need Pro, so I wouldn't spend any money on it. If you have a previous version of Windows that's a Professional or above, you can just activate that with Window 10 Pro.

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Need to know where I get a link to download Window7 or 8 for upgrading these OS for free. Thanks Best regards.

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So recently I picked up an Elgato Game capture HD, to find out that the software required to use it only runs on Windows 7 & 8. I have Windows Vista Home Premium...

... I was wondering if there is a (legal) way of upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 for free? I read online (2009 article) that you can upgrade using the SIN code on the bottom right hand side of your computer.

I think it's about time that I upgrade haha.

If it helps, my computer is an Acer.

If anyone can help, I'd really, REALLY appreciate it!

-Faulk

A:HELP!: Upgrading Windows Vista Home Premium to ANY Windows 7/8

Welcome
I will give you a definitive answer. There is no way to legally upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 for free.
You can get 7 for a pretty good price, since 8 has alreay been released.
I have Seven and it is awesome.

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