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Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Dear Acer,


Can you please develop the Windows 8 Driver for Acer Aspire 4745G before 31st of January 2013 in order for me to grab the limited time upgrade offer of Microsoft.


Thank you


Best Regards


Danny Chen

Acer Technician
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

The Windows 8 Upgrade offer information is available here:


All drivers for supported Windows 8 systems are posted.


There are no further system qualifications or drivers pending.

If your system is not on the list, it is not supported for Windows 8 and there are no plans for support of Windows 8 in the future.

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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

That's one straight answer and it hurts us consumers much. Offering us no solution to a still competent laptop is a big disappointment from you Acer.

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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Very disappointed.

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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

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I really regret bought this product not because Quality is poor but the Support is very dissapointed...!!! So, for Aspire 4745G users will only stuck with Windows 7...Only Windows 7..!! 

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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Dear Acer


Why Acer 4745G not suport driver for windows 8??

Swicthable not functions...

please tell me... 

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I will not buy any ACER product. NEVER!!!!EVER!!!!

You abandon me! so do i

ACE Pioneer
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Humanity never ceases to amaze. 

Here are a bunch of folk upset because they cannot install Windows 8 on their OLD computers.  Yet this forum is littered with postings from folks who got NEW computers with Windows 8, which they hate.  Their troubles in trying to replace it with Windows 7, which in their opinion is a much superior OS, are well documented on this forum.

It shows that you (and Acer) can't please everybody.

My sage :smileyfrustrated:advice to the OLD computer folks is to be happy and enjoy Windows 7. To the NEW computer folks is get used to it, Windows 8 is not that difficult to learn, enjoy your new computer.


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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Hi everybody!


If anyone still needs help with this one here's what you need to do. You need to go to acer downloads and get the latest Broadcom wifi driver. Your system may indicate that the driver is already is up to date but it uses some Microsoft driver which isn't any good.


After installing Broadcom driver my download speed when from 3 to 20 as expected.

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Re: Windows 8 Drivers for Acer Aspire 4745G

Leho, we need more people with your attitude.


Many older computers can be upgraded to Windows 8, BUT the internal hardware of a new Windows 8 computer includes changes that older computers obvously don't have. The problem isn't a lack of drivers; the problem is that the hardware inside your laptop cannot run Windows 8.


As much as I love Windows 8, if your computer runs well on an older OS, you'll do fine. I was stuck with Windows XP for years, but it did everything well. I was able to upgrade my Windows 7 desktop to Windows 8 with no problems, but if I did have problems, Windows 7 was working fine.

Hope this helps.

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