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    need help downgrading to windows 7

    my aunt bought an acer Aspire V5-122P a week ago. it comes with windows 8 on it but she cant stand windows 8 and by all means wanted 7 on it. so i installed windows 7 64 on it and the install went fine except there is no wifi drivers for windows7. acers site has windows 8 drivers only and im having the hardest time finding out what exact card is in the laptop to maybe get 7 drivers off the company's site. i read a thread on acers forums and someone said they just used the windows 8 drivers but every time ive tried it say wrong operating system or something along those lines. do i have to do something to make windows8 drivers install on 7?
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    Checking on http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/conte...t/NX.M8WEK.007 shows the wifi to be Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

    Maybe you can find a driver or if it has rj45 port then hardwire and widows update (Both the UK and US support pages seem not to work at the moment here)
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    try classic shell for windows 8 instead of the change to 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris999 View Post
    my aunt bought an acer Aspire V5-122P a week ago. it comes with windows 8 on it but she cant stand windows 8 and by all means wanted 7 on it. so i installed windows 7 64 on it and the install went fine except there is no wifi drivers for windows7. acers site has windows 8 drivers only and im having the hardest time finding out what exact card is in the laptop to maybe get 7 drivers off the company's site. i read a thread on acers forums and someone said they just used the windows 8 drivers but every time ive tried it say wrong operating system or something along those lines. do i have to do something to make windows8 drivers install on 7?
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    Win 7 is definitely not a down grade. Your aunt is very wise.

    Windows system properties should identify the wifi adapter and add the proper driver if you use the "add a device" function from "computer" / control panel . You can manually add the drivers if it won't do it automatically for you, once you have identified the wifi unit.

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    generally windows update finds drivers. did you try that?

    EDIT: sorry i realized it might not have rj45 connection


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