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Acer v3-531 cant load and boot to windows 7 it was win 8 just restarts will not run. I have changed all the relevent bios setting and diabled all security in the bios and sett to legacy settings

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At what stage is it failing to boot to Windows 7? Have you actually managed to boot off the installation CD/DVD or USB?

I suspect you haven't and that's the problem at a guess. You may need to disable "secure boot" in the BIOS. This prevent the system booting from other devices. Once disabled you should be able to boot from the installation DVD or USB. If you are using a DVD and have disable secure boot I would try installing from a USB drive. I have had this problem myself and the workaround was to install from USB.

If getting Windows 7 to install is not your problem, have tried starting the system in safe-mode?

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Acer v3-531 cant load and boot to windows 7 it was win 8 just restarts will not run. I have changed all the relevent bios setting and diabled all security in the bios and sett to legacy settings


What stage is it failing to boot to Windows 7? Have you actually managed to boot off the installation CD/DVD or USB?
I suspect you haven't and that's the problem at a guess. You may need to disable "secure boot" in the BIOS. This prevent the system booting from other devices. Once disabled you should be able to boot from the installation DVD or USB. If you are using a DVD and have disable secure boot I would try installing from a USB drive. I have had this problem myself and the workaround was to install from USB.
If getting Windows 7 to install is not your problem, have tried starting the system in safe-mode?

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Hello here is the homepage:

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Windows 7 is not a supported system, but you can use the drivers from the vista system, but only the 32 bit.

Turn on or restart your computer and watch for a message during the post about a particular key, usually Del or F2, that you'll need to press to ...enter SETUP. Press this key as soon as you see the message.

After the post, BIOS will attempt to boot from the first device listed in the boot order.You need to change that, so the first boot device in the list is the dvd drive. If that device is not bootable, BIOS will attempt to boot from the second device listed, and so on.

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