Acer e1 510 linux model boot problem

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  1. Aniket29

    Aniket29 MDL Novice

    Feb 27, 2014
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    #1 Aniket29, Feb 27, 2014
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    I Have purchased acer aspire e1 510 model with preinstall linux.I want to install windows 7 or windows 8 in it.But in bios there is only UEFI option in boot mode.(no legecy mode).I can't boot fron dvd rom
     
  2. iforass

    iforass MDL Novice

    Mar 1, 2014
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    i have same problem any one help???????
     
  3. goldfinger

    goldfinger MDL Junior Member

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    You should be using UEFI these days. Find out if there is a BIOS update for your laptop and update it. Turn off Secure Boot in the BIOS. Then see if Windows 7/8 shows up in the BIOS boot menu. If not, maybe the new new BIOS has a legacy boot option.

    Also try making a USB flash drive with Windows 7 or 8 on it and see if it allows booting from that.

    Finally, if Linux (and the GRUB 2 loader) is still on there, you can hold down the left shift key during boot. Go into the GRUB console and chainload the Windows /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi. You can even do this from a Linux live DVD. I've done it before.
     
  4. manju.mib

    manju.mib MDL Novice

    Mar 6, 2014
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    #4 manju.mib, Mar 6, 2014
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    insert windows 8 64bit
    then it will show you in boot menu
    boot from dvd mode
    other wise it will show you only hdd, and network 4 & 6

    i have loaded windows 8 64bit oem latest
     
  5. manieck

    manieck MDL Novice

    Mar 7, 2014
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    i have purchased the same model but with windows 8.1. But i don't like it, and i wanted to install windows7 and it freezes and shut down during the installation.
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    how can i install win7 now?
     
  6. NOX_SIXN

    NOX_SIXN MDL Novice

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    Hey Guys,

    You should try to update your bios to the new version like explain here :

    hxxp://aspire-e1-510.blogspot.ch/

    I was about to give up and I found this solution... And now I'm writing you from my e1-510 with win7 :biggrin:
     
  7. dubakoor

    dubakoor MDL Novice

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    #7 dubakoor, May 12, 2014
    Last edited: May 12, 2014
    Aspire E1-510 boot problem solved

    Problem solved
    1 install x64 windows 8.1 no need to activate...
    2 goto "hxxp://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_2.11_A_A.zip?acerid=635331539432680752&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%20E1-510&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=AAP_2" and download v2.11 bios
    3 install this bios . instructions inside the zip
    4 reboot and press F2. change the setting to legacy mode and ENJOY with windows 7

    --- or----

    Download the zip and enjoy!!!!
     
  8. poolistu

    poolistu MDL Novice

    May 21, 2014
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    Hello to all,I would also like Windows7 on my E1-510,but before I try I have doubts about the drivers,I didn`t find none,only for Windows8,how did you manage to solve this?Cheers!
     
  9. TimeToPray

    TimeToPray MDL Novice

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    Hello to all.

    So I have the same machine the same fking problem :)
    Everything is ok I understand what to do... But how to boot from the USB FLASH device.
    In the BIOS i have 7 possibilities:
    1.HDD
    2.CD ROM
    3. Ntwrk boot ipv4
    4. Ntwrk boot ipv6
    5.USB hdd
    6. usb cdrom
    7. usb fdd.

    Also i bought it with some sh**y Limpus Linux

    So i'll be very greatful if someone expalin to me like to an idiot.

    Thank you in advance, guys!