Acer Extensa 4420 :: Upgrading Vista To Windows 7

Oct 4, 2014

I'm having trouble upgrading from Vista to windows 7. I have purchased a legal copy of 32 bit windows 7 home premium, same version a Vista.
I tried the update instal to preserve my programs & settings. I got an error and system reverted back to Vista.
I then tried a boot, fresh install. The windows disk loaded , but I ended up with Blue Screen of Death.
I have downloaded all the latest drivers for the the Extensa 4420 from Acer's site. Is there a special version required for the 4420?

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Acer Extensa 4420 :: Unable To Restore Old Vista OS - Installing Win 7 32bit

Oct 12, 2014

Have Extensa 4420. Been unable to restore old Vista OS so decided to move up to Win 7 32 bit. Started the install from DVD but got error message that I could not install on the system partition as it was "reserved" by Acer. This is half of the HDD.

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Acer :: Calling All SamaritansMy Extensa 4420-5237 Will Not Complete A Vista Home Premium (retail) Installation

Jun 21, 2009

This is a laptop without Recovery Discs, where the original drive partitions were erased and reformatted as 1 big partition. During Vista installation, it always reboots just as Vista is on the verge of "Completing Installation". So near and yet so far. The BIOS shows the hard drive as an IDE drive - even though this is clearly a SATA drive. Is this a driver problem? Do I need to load SATA drivers before having Vista go through the installation?

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Acer :: Extensa 4420- CPU Temps

Oct 13, 2008

I have the extensa 4420, today I was in class and I was just typing notes and I noticed that my cooling fan was quite noticable so I turned the fan always on function to "off" and the fan turned off and it was nice and quiet. i watched the temps hover around 38 but when the temps hit 41 (according to NHC) the fan kicked in at a good low speed. the NHC was setting the CPU to stay at 800mhz per core so I was wondering if that is a good temp? I have experience in using thermal paste, would that help lower the temps enough to stay under 41 degrees?

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 Ram Upgrade To 3GB

Oct 14, 2008

I am considering upgrading my 4420-5239. If I add a 2GB stick to make it 3gb, do you think it will be any better?

I am also considering replacing the HDD with SSD. My machine just gets too hot, so I am wondering if switching to SSD will cool it down...

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 Won't Power Up

Jan 5, 2009

formatted C installed XP Pro and all Acer drivers, worked fine for a week, now when I try to boot it only comes on for a short time with no start up screen showing, shuts off on AC or DC

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 SD Boot

Oct 14, 2008

I have Acer Extensa 4420-5239

i want to boot (linux) from SD

i have all my files in SD and i have made it bootable


My bios doesnt support sd boot (as far as i know)

is there anyway i can boot from sd?

i was thinking a boot loader but i am not sure how to

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Acer :: Extensa 4420- Connection

May 22, 2010

I have an extensa 4420. just recently moved into a home where the internet and utilities were already setup. They have a linksys wireless router. WRT54G they have a network and a password. When i enter this into my e-net management screen it doesnt work it asks me for a WEP key but i do not have the WEP key nor do the owners of the home. Is there any way possible i can enter the password to connect or set something differently?

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Acer :: Extensa 4420-5239 Upgradeable

Feb 1, 2009

I got a Acer Extensa 4420-5239 in September 08 and now im running into problems. I want to upgrade my video card and RAM but i need to know if it even is upgradeable. If someone can tell me if it is and what Graphic cards and RAM are compatible with it that would be great. Also if it is upgradeable I was going to have the Geek Squad Upgrade it, if they can.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 Improving Video

Dec 7, 2009

This machine comes with the ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 integrated card and 2gb of RAM. In Bios I see allocated memory set at 256mb and it goes no higher.

I was thinking of increasing RAM to 4gb. What I am trying to do is watch video, for example, tv programs on Hulu and what I get now is choppy picture and freezing.

Would increasing RAM to the max of 4gb correct this or not?

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 Video Driver

May 9, 2009

I recently pruchased an Acer Extensa 4420 and converted from VISTA to XP. I am having problems with installing the video driver. I down loaded the video driver from ACER's web site but it will not install. I had to down load the wireless driver from Dell and I was wondering if there was a similar trick for the video driver.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420- How To Use Built-in Camera

Feb 24, 2009

My Extensa 4420 has a webcam. I can turn it on and see ugly pictures of me staring at the computer screen. The question I have, is what can I do with the camera. The computer does not seem to have come with any software that I can use to record video. Is there any free software that will do this?

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Acer :: Connecting Extensa 4420 To Sony Bravia

Mar 1, 2009

When I connect my note book to my TV, using a VGA cable, the picture on both TV and PC starts to flicker after a few seconds.

The hard drive is working and the CPU runs at a 100% when they are connected.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420-5817 Display Driver

Nov 3, 2008

I have wiped out Vista from this machine and installed XP Professional. All have been installed fine except Wireless and Display drivers. I got wireless driver from gateway and it worked great.

I have done every thing as outlined in different threads on this forum and all other resources including acer north america and europe sites to install display driver but i still keep on getting the "set up did not find a driver compatible with your hardware or operating system" error.

The display driver specified on the sticker is 896 MB ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Hyper Memory.

I am able to install the "SMBUS v.5.10.1000.6" from acer europe site without any problem.

I have upgraded the BIOS also to v1.18 from v1.17.

All the rest of the drivers i am able to install from the Vista Application and Driver back up DVD including the webcam that i created before taking out vista.

This machine is AMD Athelon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 - PQSERVICE Factory Setting

Jul 29, 2009

my Acer Extensa 4420. A few days ago while on my laptop the BSOD suddenly popped up and my laptop shut down. A restarted it and while it did log in, I got notices saying a lot of stuff was corrupt. I ran chkdsk to see if i could diagnose the issue, and it stated the system volume was corrupt. As time went by using windows became erratic. I decided to try to restore my acer back to factory settings using the eRecovery program. This program would stop working every time right before the process began. Eventually windows stopped booting up at all. leaving my at a boot screen the endlessly looped. I installed Ubuntu shortly after, and managed to get my PQSERVICE partition recognized by the GRUB bootloader and Ubuntu itself (as a mounted drive). The problem is that whenever I do boot to the PQSERVICE partition and look through the options in the recovery center, there is no restore to factory default settings.

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Acer :: Bluetooth Drivers For Extensa 4420-5910

Jan 31, 2009

I have been looking for the bluetooth drivers for my Acer Extensa 4420-5910 for a week with no luck. I believe they are Broadcom drivers but I am not sure. None of the drivers on Acer's website work. Broadcom's download page is also down. Driverguide does not appear to have them either. Acer doesn't have a "Parts List" for this laptop so they cannot tell me exactly what bluetooth drivers I will need, and unfortunately I am not about to crack a new laptop open to find out. At the minimum if someone could just tell me what the name of the correct driver is I would be satisfied. This is for 32-bit Vista.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420 Wireless And Wired Internet

Oct 27, 2008

i got an Extensa 4420, and after hearing everyone say vista is out, I installed XP.

Im new to PC's [been a mac user for years] and this is confusing me.
The laptop has 2 partitions - C: and D:
Vista is on C: so i installed xp on D:

It appears that i can now only access XP and cannot ever boot into vista off C: is that true?

Also, when running XP i have no internet via the ethernet cable nor the wireless card that comes with this laptop. Can someone explain what drivers i need to install to make those work?

I got the Extensa_4200 driver folder off the website, but i am clueless as to which need to be installed - as im new to PC.
Any advice is much appreciated.

I have successfully figured out the audio and video drivers but now i need the internet and wireless to work.

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Acer Extensa 4420 :: Cannot Recover System - ERecovery Will No Longer Run

Oct 4, 2014

I purchased the factory "Recovery" CDs. The problem is they will not recover the system.

Also on a 2nd HD I find that the Acer program eRecovery will no longer run.

This appears that Acer sels computers and doesn't provide the software needed to do basic recovery actions we could do under W-95

Acer will also sell you a "Recovery" CD sets that do not actually allow you to recover your system so you have a functioning PC.

 V2.5.4015 is what I show in my corrupt file.

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Acer :: Extensa 4420- Error Message (update Your ATI Graphics Driver)

Dec 18, 2008

Every time I start up my Extensa 4420, I get the following error message window:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your adapter using the Displays Manager."

Why is this happening? If I go into the device manager, it says that the graphics adapter is working. If I tell it to check for updated drivers it says that the driver I have installed is the most current one. Everything seems to work fine on the computer. How can I stop the message from popping up every time?

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Aug 20, 2009

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Dell :: Will Upgrading My Inspiron 1520 From Vista To Windows 7 Void My Warranty?

Mar 10, 2010

Just as the title states. Dell has not given me a straight answer. When I asked in their support they said and I quote.

"We do offer upgrade packages, for windows 7 if you would like to do that it is very easy to do. I can help you with that now"

However He didn't answer my question after asking twice he gave me similar replies.

I have Hardware warranty and currently my pc is having a few hardware issues.

Would It void my warranty if I send it in with windows 7?

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Acer :: Is This A Legit Way Of Upgrading A 32-bit OEM Vista

Oct 11, 2009

Since I might be benefiting from a 64-bit OS with regards to video encoding and rendering (aka benefiting from more than just 3gb of my 4gb installed ram, or more) I was thinking of a way to convert my 32-bit Vista Home Premium to a 64-bit one.

I came across this blog (might even belong to someone here on the forums ) and I was wondering if this is a legitimate way to acquire a 64-bit Vista using my own keys.. Anybody?

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Dell XPS Studio 1640 :: Upgrading To Windows 8 Directly From Vista Home Edition

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I'm thinking of upgrading to windows 8 directly from vista home edition and since the drivers aren't available. So how do I go about it?

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Acer :: Aspire 5920G- Upgrading To Vista X64

Apr 6, 2009

I have ordered this laptop recently (Spec is below), well, it's due to arrive tomorrow, and am probably going to upgrade to Vista x64, or at least give the new Windows 7 x64 a go on it. However, I'm just unsure as to whether it will be easy enough to migrate or whether I'm likely to have issues finding drivers for the relevant hardware. I hope someone here can give me some advice as attempting to scour the internet for a response for this particular model has been a nightmare, I've found the drivers page but it's all a bit confusing with seperate 64bit and then SP1 sections! ...

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Acer :: Extensa 4630Z New Vista Install "No Drives Were Found"

Apr 4, 2010

my friend's laptop was to the point of no return so I wiped the HDD, popped a legit copy of vista in, (no recovery disks available), and proceeded to install it. Unfortunately right after where you enter the product key, the screen entitled "where do you want to install windows?" doesn't have a drive listed. I've tried switching from AHCI to IDE, boot order, etc. Could anyone explain to me how i can just install crappy vista again?

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Acer :: Installing Windows XP 64 Bit On Extensa 5420

Apr 29, 2009

I installed Windows XP 64 bit on my extensa 5420 and I've been finding it really hard to just access wireless LAN. I downloaded the drivers off of the website link in the other thread about extensa 5420. After installing those drivers, nothing happened because it couldn't detect my wireless adapter. The only network adapter detected is the 1394 net adapter. Under other devices (question signs next to them) are : Audio Device, Ethernet Controller, Mass Storage Controller, Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus, Network Controller, SM Bus Controller.

How do I get LAN and wireless LAN to work? I love having windows xp 64 bit.

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Acer :: Empowering Technology For Windows 7 X64 Extensa 5630

Nov 16, 2009

I need "Acer Empowering Technology for windows 7 x64 extensa 5630" for my laptop.

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Acer :: Upgrading To Windows 7

Sep 24, 2009

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G with Vista premium 32bit and was wanting to upgrade to Windows 7 (through MSDNAA) but wasn't too sure about it. I take it I can still download all the Acer eNet management etc software as well as everything else that came with my laptop to use in W7?

Has anyone else successfully upgraded their PC and got everything to work?

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Acer :: Upgrading Your Timeline To Windows

Oct 21, 2009

how are folks preparing to upgrade their Acer Timeline to Windows 7? Are you assembling the drivers on Acer's website, or are you content to rely, at least initially, on Windows 7 drivers? For folks who will be upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, what are you doing about the fact that there seem to be very few drivers and applications currently on Acer's support website?

I keep telling myself that Acer is going to release something, anything, in the next few days giving customers at least some guidance and help on how to get their Timelines fully compatible with Windows 7, but those are probably pipe dreams. So... as folks upgrade to Windows 7 over the coming weeks, it might be helpful to post experiences--good and, in particular, bad--for the benefit of the community.

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Acer :: 7535g Upgrading To Windows 7

Jan 12, 2010

I own a Acer 7545g and in October I ordered my Windows 7 and yesterday it finally arrived from Mentor Media.

So I followed the step by step instructions and installed Windows 7 with out any problems and added the drivers.

How ever in device manager next to HD4570 there is a (!) so I think my Laptop was only using the HD3200 card.

I tried getting the drivers from ACER Driver webpage and from ATI radeon and it will not work.

Has any one else having this problem? Any one knows if ACER/ATI plans to release a driver to fix this or have ACER just raped me?

I have now reverted to using Vista Ultimate x32 and every works perfectly, but I would like to use Windows 7

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