Acer Aspire M3610 - question regarding installing Windows XP

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Lukas Mariman, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I recently bought the Acer Aspire M3610 dekstop PC, Intel Core 2 Quad, 2GB
    RAM, and Windows Vista Home Premium preloaded.

    But after almost 2 weeks of use, I'm growing more and more frustrated with
    Vista. It seems every day new problems pop up.

    I was wondering if installing Windows XP on this system is... doable. Can it
    be done without too much trouble? I own a copy of XP Home Edition, which at
    the moment I still have installed on my older box.

    Any tips, suggestions, etc would be greatly appreciated.
    Lukas Mariman, Apr 30, 2008
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  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll make sure to check with Acer before I switch to
    Lukas Mariman, May 2, 2008
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  3. BTW, I'd be very interested to know if there are other people "here" with
    the same system, or with a similar model, and what their experiences are,
    especially concerning gaming.

    I've tried out a couple of games so far, and have already run into trouble.
    I can't seem to get Bioshock to run properly, and apparently Vista doesn't
    like the Battle for Middle Earth RTS game... Wonderful. :-/
    Lukas Mariman, May 4, 2008
  4. Lukas Mariman


    May 8, 2008
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    there is no problem with XP i guess.. im having ACER with Windows XP. it works and no such problem i encountered so far. maybe Vista is not compatible with Acer.
    chelsea, May 8, 2008
  5. Lukas Mariman

    Sentinel Guest

    Thanks, I appreciate your help! I'll let you know how it goes.
    Sentinel, May 21, 2008
  6. OK, I managed to get all the drivers and managed to install XP Home Edition.
    It seems to work fine, although a few issues have emerged since.

    - I recently noticed my Acer USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when I want
    to access, say, the BIOS setup. Funnily enough I CAN use the keyboard to
    enter the BIOS in the first place, so why doesn't it work? I don't know if
    installing XP has anything to do with it. It used to work before.

    - Last week I installed a second drive. While it seems to run reliably, I've
    had Windows hang a couple of times since. The desktop loads, but it seems to
    hang trying to load more stuff, such as the items in the system tray. I can
    move the mouse, and it changes into an hourglass when I hower the mouse over
    the taskbar. I can get the system to work ok by accessing the task manager
    and logging off and then back on.

    Because the is started at around the time I installed the new drive, so
    naturally I was wondering if there might be a connection. But then again I
    only installed XP on this Acer M3610 just 2 weeks or so ago, so maybe
    there's something else going on?

    I have to say I wasn't sure if I connected the drive in the right slot. As I
    don't have any manual for my mobo, I just made a guess.
    Lukas Mariman, Jun 5, 2008
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