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Upgrading a netbook to Windows 7

by Davidjp / March 26, 2010 6:36 PM PDT

I have an Acer A0150 netbok which runs XP. I would like to upgrade it to Windows 7, but Acer were less than helpful when I asked if it would be possible. Has anyone successfully upgraded this netbook? I have found the W7 Webcam driver for their Ferrari netbook, which I assume would work as it is the same camera as on the A0150.

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Without the full complement of drivers
by Steven Haninger / March 26, 2010 9:29 PM PDT

available on their website, you're going to find yourself out of luck. This goes especially for the motherboard chipset as other drivers rely on that one working. Since an XP upgrade to Win7 requires a clean installation, you could try your luck by buying a brand new HD and not risk messing up the one that works. There's no harm in having a second HD around.

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Netbook Upgrade
by Davidjp / April 5, 2010 2:29 AM PDT

Thanks. It is what I suspected.

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Works great
by Cloud_Common_Sense / April 5, 2010 1:43 AM PDT

2 of my buddies have upgraded and it works great. There is a sale supposed to occur this week on Microsoft's anytime upgrade for $45. I'm going to try that.

My buddies both use Asus, I have Toshiba's netbook and it does evertying my 17" HP will so far as I've found.

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Upgrade Advisor
by CassandraF_WinTeam / April 7, 2010 6:07 AM PDT
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Acer Netbook Upgrade
by Davidjp / April 10, 2010 6:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Upgrade Advisor

Hi Cassandra,

Thanks for your response. I have done that and it only highlighted the web cam, but having done the upgrade on my desktop, you only find out the problems when you do it. Regards David.

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Successful upgrade of ACER 1 A0150 netbook to Windows 7
by Davidjp / May 29, 2010 7:50 PM PDT


If anyone is interested, I took the plunge and upgraded my Acer netbook from XP to Windows 7 Home premium. The only issue that was highlighted on the Windows 7 adviser was the webcam. I downloaded the camera diver for the Ferrari 1 from the Acer site and so far it's all working perfectly. In fact the performance is at least as good as with XP.

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