Aspire 5100

By computerguy4
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. I have an Acer Aspire 5100 that is currently running Windows XP. I was thinking about upgrading to Windows 7. Can I do that with this laptop?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Acer doesn't have Windows 7 drivers for that laptop so you may have issues but it may work just fine if Windows already has drivers for everything. I would suggest making an image of your OS before switching to Windows 7 just in case it doesn't work out.
  3. computerguy4

    computerguy4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do I do that?
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Buy and external drive or use a CD/DVD burner to make an image. I use Acronis True Image for imaging the system. If you have multiple internal hard drives you could use the 2nd drive to store the image.

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