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Ryuk

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    Installing Windows 8 on Laptop
    « on: December 31, 2012, 04:45:49 PM »
    I have a acer aspire 7741Z-5731 laptop.  Im trying to install windows 8, however, when I go to do the install it says I need some driver which, I dont know what.  I have to do a reinstall of 7 but, I need to learn 8 for where I work.

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    Re: Installing Windows 8 on Laptop
    « Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 03:16:14 AM »
    maybe you can backup win 7, then upgrde to win 8. during upgrade process, upgrade application will download required driver if that piece of hardware is supported on win 8

    if you encounter problem upgrading, skip upgrading/migrating application, only migrate personal data

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      Re: Installing Windows 8 on Laptop
      « Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 06:54:15 PM »
      I'm only trying to get it to run for about thridy days till we become famiular with it.  Not upgrade this unit.  If I can't get it working I'll just do a fresh install of windows 7. I'm going to try wipeing 7 off maybe cause, it is curppted but, I don't know

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        Re: Installing Windows 8 on Laptop
        « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 09:58:24 AM »
        CLOSED, Needed Windows 7 more then I needed Windows 8. 

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        Re: Installing Windows 8 on Laptop
        « Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 10:22:06 AM »
        You just don't care how much of other people's time you waste!!!