Question about Acer Aspire 7520-5757 Notebook

1 Answer

Cant install windows xp

Ok so i think this problem is very simple but i cant seem to fix it.
i got new acer 7520 and i wanna install xp.
so i put in xp cd.
it autoruns.
the option that says ''Install Windows Xp'' is unclickable, meaning its not white like the rest it dark and i cant click it. so i cant insstall xp.

All i need to know its how to install xp on vista OS

Posted by on

  • ibrahim raja Feb 05, 2009

    done already also have made a seperate partition.

  • ibrahim raja Feb 05, 2009

    Ok now something else has come up.

    How will the driver for my acer aspire 7520(only meant for vista) work on xp. Can you give me a link to xp driver for my acer aspire 7520.

    And can you tell me how to format my drive which has vista. Cuz i dont think u can format something that is being used by the system.

    ps. just ingnore wat i said before,



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 458 Answers

You Need To Boot From The XP CDrom...
Press Power Button To Boot, Hold Down F-12, Choose To Boot From CDROM, Go Through The Windows Setup Process, Remove Vista (delete it), then Format and Install XP...

Your 7520 can use the drivers from another acer model, for instance, try aspire 3000, or 5000 drivers.. or try another model...
If it's not the correct one, it will not install and throw up an error telling you it is incompatable and not going to install....

Posted on Feb 06, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mijn probleem is ik heb een acer aspire 7520 laptop als ik hem opstart boot hij steeds door,als ik windows xp wil instaleren kan hij de harddisk niet vinden.

Acer Aspire 7520 heeft een SATA-harddisk, kan Windows XP niet installeren. Lees deze

Oct 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire 7520-5185 Laptop

2 Answers

Acer aspire 7520 cant connect to LAN ( local only)

Hardwired to modem or router?
Router = check connection to router
(had a router die on me last fall - not AC supply)
IP should be 192.168.1.xx or 192.168.2.xx
(is standard)
Reset Router = reset hole on back - hold for 10 sec
Modem= same directions as router
(most modems work like single port routers)
(do reset of cable modem, I've had that prob too)
Using PPOE connection = check log on info
Took most of my home network apart to find it was the modem causing the problem - should've started there.

Apr 04, 2010 | Acer Aspire 7520-5185 Laptop

3 Answers


it seems u have done every try.So now i recommend u too backup ur necessary files and install a fresh copy of windows via cd.
I recommend u to use xp or windows 7.

Mar 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer 7520 XP unstable usb ports

paul if so thn that product will not be launched in market.

urs is giving problem bcs of two reasons.

1. pls unnstall the USB drivers from Driver manager and then do wht i suggest.
,i think the most likely reason is bcs u havnt install the correct drivers installed for USB, pls find drivers, or download it and reinstall drivers. then restart it , the solution u will be see and infact if ur USB then also this is the soultion for that.

2. the last and leastt possible cause is ur HW problem. pls visit nearest lappy shop if 1st method doesnt work.

Mar 25, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer 7520-5839 two big problems that have to solved


2. Do you have a XP CD? If so, boot the Recovery Console by entering R the at the first opportunity.

From the command prompt, can you see the C: drive by entering dir c:

If so, type chkdsk /r and press Enter

Wait for it to complete. This can take awhile on a large drive so be patient.

Type fixboot and press Enter

Reboot and see if XP will boot correctly now.

3. Not too sure about this one , if you have ATI Graphics and have the control panel installed you can right click your desktop , properties , settings , advanced and there should be a tab at the top called Frame Buffer. My toshiba Satellite laptop has this and you can specify 32mb , 64mb or 128mb for the graphics memory. Remember , whatever you have selected in this menu is deducted from your total system memory

Hope this helps - Please Rate my solution too

Jan 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Cant restore my acer aspire 5100

ok well first iv had nothing but bad luck with them. i think you would need to buy a new copy of windows xp, u can choose the version. you cant get your factory settings back with all the programs that acer gives you when you buy your pc, unless they send you a new hard drive. the restore cds i think with acer word from that specific restore partition on the hard drive. and with most pcs from i think 2002 and up have the F11 option with the restore partition to reset and restore your computer. when they erased your hard drive, they erased every little bit of data that was on it. me personally can restore all, if not some of the information and personal data you have. please email me the model # serial # and as much else info you can provide of your computer. and i will do as much as i can to help. if you have any more questions, please email me at

Jun 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 7520-5757 Notebook Logo

231 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18413 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

636 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides