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I have ordered an upgrade for Vista to Windows 7 As I understand it this will require a complete format and installation. I dont have any problem doing this however, when I puchased my Travelmate 7520 (by the way i think it is a excellent laptop) I didn't get any disks. How do I install all the Acer, Crystal eye and ATI software and any drivers. As my laptop is running a little slow I think a complete rebuild along with Windows 7 would be a big advantage. Thank you for any help you can give me

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You can download all the drivers from ACER at the following link

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/tm_7520.html

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Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-


Having Trouble Booting To Your Windows Upgrade Disc?

...Upgrade discs aren't bootable discs. To repair a windows installation, you must use either a system repair disc or, better yet, a windows installation disc (genuine Retail/OEM discs are pretty much your only option to completely reinstall your windows operating system, unless you own a previous full installation disc of a previously released Windows version (such as XP or Vista), in which case you could install that windows operating system and then upgrade to a newer windows OS like windows 7. however if you ever need to reinstall windows 7, you would either need to reinstall the older windows OS, then upgrade to the newer one.

If that isn't clear, I'll sum it up....

Let's say you bought a computer, that computer had windows xp home edition. Maybe you wanted to upgrade from Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Well in order to switch from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 7, (or even from Windows 7 home premium- to windows7 Pro or Ultimate), then you must either:
A) Buy an upgrade disc and upgrade to the newer desired version.
B) Or, Buy a Retail Copy of the version you want to install. (keep in mind that a retail Windows 7 disc can be used to perform an upgrade rather than to competely wipe the hard disc and perform a clean install (delete partitions, reformat, and perform a new windows installation), if you so choose.

The bottom line is, you cannot Install a fresh clean copy of windows using an upgrade disc. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Retail Windows Operation System Installation Setup Discs are "Bootable Discs". Windows Upgrade Discs are NOT bootable. (unless one where to "modify that particular disc, which is not legal).

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To my knowledge you cannot upgrade from Windows XP directly to Windows 7. You will have to upgrade to Vista and then to 7. Also there are limitations as to which Windows 7 version (Home, Professional, Ultimate) you can upgrade to from certain Vista versions.

If you dont have any information / data on the PC that you mind loosing, i suggest a clean install of Windows 7 by booting up from the Windows 7 dvd and formating the HDD before the installation procedure.

Windows 7 has a host of built in drivers that will probably cover all of the devices that are present on your system. If not then you can always download the drivers from the manufacturers site for the items that fail to install automatically under 7.

Let me know how it goes.

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The solution which I'm about to provide you will erase all the data from your laptop hence, data backup is what you shall think first.
In order to do a fresh install on your laptop you are first required to format your HDD completely. You are required to delete all the partitions on it and recreate new partitions. Your version of Vista home is not allowing to upgrade to windows 7 because both of them are through Microsoft. You have three options at this stage to completely format your HDD
1. Use a DOS bootable CD. Go to any XP PC. Put a new CD inside it right click on CD driver in explorer select Format and then check on create a DOS startup disk. It will make a dos bootable CD put that CD in your laptop and boot through CD it will take you to command prompt. In command prompt you type format C: then again type format D: do it for all the partitions your laptop has if format doesn't work then you can use deltree command. Once the partitions are formatted you can boot through your Win7 CD and install the OS.
2. Use a linux installer CD. boot through Linux installer CD install linux on your laptop and then install win 7 on it.
3. Use a third party disk management tool through which you can boot and erase all the partitions on your laptop.

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I will recommend that you download and run the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It helps find issues with your computer’s hardware, devices that might affect installing Windows 7. Go to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center find direct links to drivers, updates, and downloads.

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That web-site _does_ work for me.
It redirects to:

https://www.hpwindows7upgrade.arvato.com/north_america/Endcustomer/default.aspx

This latter page states:

Welcome to the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP

This program offers a Windows 7 Upgrade Kit for qualified HP PC customers.
For the easiest ordering process and to avoid delays we recommend that you:
1. Place your order using the eligible HP PC (or have it close-by)
2. Scan a copy of your eligible PC proof of purchase before you begin ordering

Important:
1. Proof of Purchase (receipt, packing slip) is required to complete your order.
2. Shipping and handling costs may apply. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped.

The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP requires you to provide your HP PC product serial number.
Your serial number will be used to confirm program eligibility, and, after program completion,
will be archived by HP to meet Microsoft program requirements.
* I agree to provide the serial number of my HP PC in order to place a Windows 7 upgrade kit order.



Their "Contact Us" page states:
Important Customer Message: We are currently experiencing very high call volumes due to customer excitement over Windows 7. Thank you for your patience!
Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for the answers to many common inquiries. If you have an existing order, please click on View/Track Order for current order status. Customers with accepted orders will be receiving an email in the next few days with updates on shipment schedules.
Email: hpupgrade@arvatousa.com

Phone (U.S. and Canada): 1-877-280-2279
*Support available Monday through Friday 10AM-10PM and Saturday 12PM-4:30PM (Eastern time)
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If you're on dial-up, scan the original receipt,
and find the "serial-number" somewhere on the case of your computer.
Then, find a computer (Public Library? Internet Cafe' ?) that has a high-speed connection, and try again to access the web-page that they told you to access.

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If he did an upgrade on the system then your files should be there and intact, if he did a complete instalation the your file are all gone as a new(complete) instalation wil format the harddrive and will delete everything on the HDD.
He could have the option to save your file first befor the new instalation.

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