Tried out Windows 7 and must say that it uses much less system resources than Vista which makes your hardware perform better. I did an upgrade on my Acer 6920G Vista notebook and everything seemed to work perfectly afterwards (Drivers and programs) APART from the built in Acer Empowerment Technology - (Frameworklauncher.exe).
This very useful Acer backup / restore utility did not working in Windows 7, and also WarcraftIII (Frozenthrone III) would not run. Even after re-installation of the game. Apart from those 2, everything else looked fine.
After receiving very poor feedback from Acer, I am willing to find out why this useful utility is not working anymore. Very surprised as everything else worked. Could it be tweaked?? So that it works on windows 7?
At the moment, my Acer 6920G Vista laptop is configured as follows: 1 Drive (C: - main and D: Data) there is a hidden partition where the Acer backup utility (Empowerment Technology) puts the backup image.
To try and resolve this issue, I was thinking to shrink C and create another partition for Windows 7, making dual boot. My notebook would have the following configuration C (Old vista) D (New Windows 7) E (Data which was the previous D drive), The hidden Acer backup partition would remain.
I intended to use Windows 7 as my main OS and boot in Vista just to use the Acer backup utility (Empowerment Technology). That would be great, BUT I believe that ONLY C (old Vista) will be backed up! The Acer backup utility (Empowerment Technology) would not recognize or backup the new Windows 7 (D) partition!
Any ideas??? I would love to switch to windows 7 in the future, but I have to resolve both above mentioned issues.
Keep up the good work! Any ideas....WELCOME!