I have acquired an Acer Aspire 5515 from Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, which came preinstalled with Vista. After a while, I realized that Vista sucks. I tried to install Windows XP, but in order to do that, (from all the guides I have seen), I must first boot the XP installation CD first. For some reason, even though I went into the BIOS and changed the boot order, there appears to be no difference. The standard boot screen shows up. No matter what I do, I cannot seem to be able to boot from the CD first. Any tips, guys?How do I get my Acer Aspire 5515 to boot from CD?
this link may help you to get it to boot the disc from the dvd/cd drive,just follow the directions in BOOT OPTIONS from a Program within the operating system.it may be that you also have to use Acer eLock Management program to unlock the drive,that's the second link.I must warn you reverting back to xp may mess up your computer,that laptop was made for vista and it could be that you revert to xp the computer may not fuction properly and there may not be any drivers for xp for that laptop.have a very close look at the 3rd link also.need more help email me.How do I get my Acer Aspire 5515 to boot from CD?
Here's what you do. start up the lappy and tap F2 until your in your bios and change your serial at config to the native selection. Now XP will install. Here's a link to get your drivers. Acer has horrible support for drivers so you have to go to the Emachines website to get your drivers for XP. (Acer bought Emachines.) Good luck! http://support.gateway.com/support/drive
I have the same problem. Have you fixed your problem yet. I tried to change the boot drive without success. I hate Vista - so if you have worked out a solution please share it. Thanks