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Acer windows vista home basic

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October 22, 2010 2:59:06 AM

I have a 4 year old acer w/windows vista home basic... out of warranty and is stuck in a "update 3 of 3 installing" that never happens...Acer told me I need to purchase the O/S...can I used windows 7 O/S or do I have to stick with Vista?
a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 3:32:27 AM

If you have Win 7 drivers, go for it. Else, make sure the Vista drivers run on 7.

List full specs please.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 4:10:31 AM

nearly every driver that came out for Vista will work for Win7
since they are so similar under the hood

you can try doing a repair of your OS using the installation disk, or a repair disk.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 2:54:34 PM

Or hit F11 or F12 during bios post Acer logo to do a system restore from the hidden recovery partition if your machine has one and when you get it installed, created a set of recovery dvd's for when the hdd fails and you have to replace it or pay Acer £££.
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