Different models might have different procedures. Power on the computer and watch the screen carefully. It did not save anything! Reboot or turn on your Acer computer. I have tried everything suggested online, but it leads me to the same screen. Thanks for the quick reply I got lucky. I can barely see the key incredibly worn , but it is still legible. Hi, i'm Felipe Brazilian and have the same problem.
Acer support wanted £47:50 to send it back for a quote, so either they don't know your solution or they're on the make. Did you ask in their forums or just try to call their telephone support? Completely Restore Computer to Factory Defaults. I can't just leave it like it is and if it screws it up I just hope nobody gets in my way between my door and the dumpster! So obviously, I'm not looking to upgrade, but to completely start over reformat. Maybe it is something that you could work around or learn to live with? Every single one of the ones with 8 on them ask me for a media disc when I try to Refresh it and this is not supposed to happen according to Microsoft! Then this may not be so difficult to fix after all. They support boot options such as Safe Mode, which is generally best for troubleshooting and virus removals; or the Safe Mode with Networking, which allows to use an Internet connection while troubleshooting system problems. Do you have a Product Key to activate Ultimate on the Acer? Is there a way to install it this way? It shouldn't cost you anything to use their forums and they obviously have Acer staff monitoring the questions there.
How do I get this stupid thing to boot from my recovery discs? But I have seen other discussions where it was shown that that tactic would not work because the key would not repeat fast enough. I was assured by Acer that all the original programs would be on the recovery discs they sent me. Specific the capacitors that are on the voltage rail that supplies the graphic card, because when the logo appears at some time the graphic driver loads and i think in this time the laptop restarts. Normally your netbook automatically displays the partition boot menu if your hard disk has more bootable partitions, but a problem with your master boot record can prevent it. Edit: nevermind, Itunes read the cd no problem. Press the down arrow key to highlight specific boot settings to change.
Completely restore your computer to factory defaults. I wouldn't try formatting the other partitions until you get some more clear signals that that is necessary. Thanks for all of your suggestions, I really didn't plan on this being difficult at all have done clean install before update: I loaded an audio cd in. Is there anything that you can do regarding booting? I was thinking of the same thing. However if you only want to upgrade from Premium to Ultimate there's a much easier method where you simply install the Product Key into which unlocks the few extra features in minutes while keeping everything else in place. Completely Restore Computer to Factory Defaults.
There are no extra features in Ultimate that the vast majority of users need but if you've already determined from the chart that I provided that you need it then you'll have to buy a key first. This function will not work if there are any files on the hard drive. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. I'm out a lot of money and I ain't a happy camper! I was not aware that I was given an illegitimate copy, is there a way I can install the version that came with my laptop onto my desktop as well? If anything it left me even more confused! Press the arrow keys to highlight the Boot option. As for all the updates,I did all of those when I refreshed my machine a little over a month ago. Plenty of room inside to get to the battery Now I have to decide if I want to mess with the gigabyte dual bios built in flash system which is suppose to fix the main bios using settings from the back up chip.
Now insert your Windows 7 Ultimate disk into the optical drive and close the tray. It says that it will delete all files on C: drive,but is that going to let me use the other discs to install the programs? I did and it just loaded Windows 8 onto my computer like I had done a Custom Install and left me with nothing but the Windows 8! Both parts are quite free of data so far. Shut down all currently running programs and restart your computer. Am I picking the wrong option? How to access Acer laptop Boot Menu? It allows me to choose what operating system I want to boot, only giving me the option of Windows 7 the one I already have installed. Restarted fine then crashed again. Looks like you should be mashing the Delete key as soon as you press the Power On switch. Try booting into safe mode.
I press the power button, then the fans go a bit, and i get to the screen that usually shows up for a few seconds before moving on to boot up the os. Follow the steps in the tutorial closely sticking with the tools and methods given and you will get and keep a perfect install. It would really help to know which Acer model you have. Then booting just to the command only boot and working from there. I like Windows 8 and will upgrade it back to 8 after I get the original Windows 7 back on it with my lost programs. I am doing a clean install, because it is now my secondary computer and I have taken everything useful off of it.
What about using the Anytime Upgrade recommended method? Fortunately you don't seem to have that issue to deal with. Flashing with the wrong bios usually makes your computer completely unusable showing only a black screen , so I think this is not the case. Ideally you would have created one of your own and been able to use it instead. You can click the spacebar for example and your computer should now boot from the Ultimate disk. All data on drive c: will be deleted. My Acer A5 was bricked for weeks, but it responded to Alt-F10. How do I do that? I chose the third option since it seems to be what I'm trying to do.
Do I have to stop everything and wipe my entire hard drive? It says that it will delete all files on C: drive,but is that going to let me use the other discs to install the programs? Choose the boot option based on your need. I dual-boot Ubuntu and can get into the Ubuntu partition. Turn off your Acer Aspire One netbook. I have not seen these in use lately. So this must be an issue with the drive? I don't even know if I have a product key.
So you can actually use W8. I think maybe are the capacitors that are on the motherboard almost dead. I was able to go online then it crashed. Hit F12 next time you reboot and make sure it is booting from hard disk first. Restores your computer to factory default status. How complicated is it to do? The cd that my friend gave me which I used for my desktop didn't need a product key that I know of and it works fine. These could be ordered from various suppliers with upgrades, etc.