Acer® Extensa® Uninstall
Uninstalling Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®
The Acer® Extensa® notebook product line is targeted for the PMEB (professionals, managers, executives and businessmen) market. However, unlike the Acer® TravelMate® range, the Extensa® is priced much more competitively. As befitting a business notebook, the Extensa® 5635 is preinstalled with Windows® 7 Professional operating system. Powered by a Core™ 2 Duo T6570 processor, on an Intel® GM45 platform, the Extensa® is fitted with a reasonable 250GB hard drive and a 3GB DDR3 memory. It is also equipped with the standard DVD-RW +/- optical drive, the CrystalEye webcam, wireless and network connectivity, Bluetooth® radio and a 5-in-1 card reader. Its matte black carbon graphite chassis not only lends it a professional look but it also offers excellent heat dispersion design.
The following points will provide a better understanding of uninstalling Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa® :
- Why to uninstall Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®?
- How to uninstall Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®?
- Things to keep in mind while uninstalling Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®
Why to uninstall Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®?
You may want to uninstall Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa® as the older version, may seem more stable. Moreover, there may be some problems with Windows® 7 installed. The applications that you want to run may not work with Windows® and you may just want to try out something else. Of course, the basic requirement of software and hardware compatibility also plays a part.
The most popular options when you are looking for change are the Windows Vista® and Windows® XP operating system.
How to uninstall Windows® 7 from Acer® Extensa®?
Microsoft® has included downgrades right to Windows® XP Professional for their Windows® 7 Ultimate and Windows® 7 Professional operating systems. User can continue using an XP operating system using the Windows® license. An Acer® Extensa® uninstallation of the Windows® 7 Professional operating system is a relatively straightforward process. Once a decision has been made to downgrade to any other Windows operating system, support can be obtained from Microsoft®, both online or through call centre. The more immediate issue here would be to ascertain whether the drivers for Extensa® can run in a different operating system. A quick check with the Acer® support site reveals that the drivers for XP and device applications are in fact available.
Before formatting the drive, it would be prudent to make a system image of the Windows® 7 Professional first using the bundled Acer E-Recovery software. In the off chance you decide to revert back to the Windows® 7 Professional, you can simple restore it using the image DVD rather than buying it from Acer®. Ensure that you register the downgrade with Microsoft® through the call centre to receive a confirmation ID and validate your installation. Upon completion, remember to install the application software for the webcam. In the absence of the software, Windows® XP will install the generic drivers for the device and your camera will function like a native USB camera.
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