compatibility win 7 issue

  Boy Zone 15:51 15 Sep 13

Hi, I have a Acer 1640 laptop, about 4 yrs old which I want to give to a friend. The laptop has winxp running, and have ran a compatibility test to see if it's win 7 compatible. After running the test it tells me that certain issues exist, drivers, etc. I've been searching the web to see if I can get updates, but no luck, Acer don't want to know, hence you guys can advise whether to ditch the laptop or what.

Many thanks

  chub_tor 19:25 15 Sep 13

Like you I have Googled for Win 7 drivers, it seems that Sound is a problem as well as LAN and with some Grahphics. Win XP is a good OS, many on this forum still think that it is the best so why ditch a perfectly good laptop because it will only run XP? Re-set it back to its original factory settings and you can then pass it on to your friend.

Here is the standard Acer Recovery Instructions

  1. Power on the machine
  2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
  3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
  4. Click “OK” to continue
  5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
  6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit

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