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Old July 24th 15, 07:06 AM posted to
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Default Interpreting Event Viewer messages?

Although this laptop has Intel hardware it won't let me install Intel
drivers, only those customised by Acer.


"Char Jackson" wrote in message

On Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:34:36 +0100, "Kenny" wrote:

Spent some time today with a 4 year old Packard Bell laptop with similar
specs ie: Intel I5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and it seems faster than this one,
especially start up time. The only real difference is that one's running
Win 7! Since Win 10 will be free I'll wait till then, format C: partition
and try Win 7 on it before installing Win 10.

Question 2: This has a customised Acer BIOS and can only use Acer drivers,
can I flash BIOS with a generic one and install Intel drivers or should I
forget that idea?

If you want to flash the BIOS, you need to use a BIOS version specifically
made for that system/motherboard. I've never heard of using a 'generic' BIOS
in a case like that.

Regarding "Acer drivers", do you mean the motherboard chipset drivers that
Acer provided? As above, you'll get motherboard chipset drivers from Acer.
Device drivers for other hardware can come from any suitable source.

I'm playing in Paul's back yard, so please correct me if I'm wrong.