Aspire 3 A315-31-COA7. BIOS has not option to boot using USB

LokhochakreLokhochakre Member Posts: 5

Tinkerer

Hi there. I have new brought Aspire 3 A315-31-COA7 from online with Linux Endless OS. Now I want to install windows 7 using my USB drive but got no option to boot. BIOS has no option in my boot priority. 

my boot priority comprises of

1) secure boot which is enabled (there is no option to disable) 

2) boot priority order

     Linux (Toshiba ......) with NO other option

my F12 boot menu shows the same without ANY other priority. yet if I enable my network boot in F2, it shows two Network option in F12 boot menu and no other else

 

P.S. I have used both Rufus and Power ISO to create bootable USB. Please help.

Thanks.

 

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  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    OS must be x64 bit version and EFI compatible.

    USB flash drive must have GPT partition scheme and be FAT32 formatted.

    on F12 boot menu, it will as USB brand/model

     

    normally you can disable secure boot, setting a supervisor password on BIOS.

    https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27072/

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • LokhochakreLokhochakre Member Posts: 5

    Tinkerer

    Thank you so much. it works like a charm.

  • haidarpathanhaidarpathan Member Posts: 3

    Hi.. I have same problem with my new A315-31-C0A7.. Kindly guide me step by step... My email id: ***

     

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  • haidarpathanhaidarpathan Member Posts: 3
    Thanks....!
  • nafeesnafees Member Posts: 1

    so easy

    use F2 for bios

    go to MAIN MENU

    now enable F12 Boot menu

    use F10 for save setting 

    now restert computer

     

    download Rufus

    now open rufus

    plug pen drive

    go to Partition scheme and target system type

    select < GPT partition scheme for UEFI >

     

    now go to creat a bootable disk using

    add windows 10 64 bit iso

    now start

    after complite,

    unplug pendrive 

    now plug ur pendrive in ur new laptop

    press power

    then F12 for boot menu

    when displayed boot manager

    select < USB HDD: GENERIC FLASH DISK  >

    PRESS ENTER

     

     

    Smiley Happy

  • SANMORESANMORE Member Posts: 2

    i have acer aspire a315-31 with uefi only . i tried the above method which boots into usb drive but stuck at windows 7 "starting screen" forever.

     did anyone install windows 7 on this machine.

    did u make anyother change.

    thank you

  • haidarpathanhaidarpathan Member Posts: 3
    It does not support WIN 7 (32or64 both) OS, You can only install WIN 10 64 bit version...
  • AlokkumarAlokkumar Member Posts: 5
    I purchased New laptop and same problem creating kindly help me.
  • LokhochakreLokhochakre Member Posts: 5

    Tinkerer

    Hi Aryan, please follow the thread up. Clearly given out there.

    P.S. setting your password in BIOS is MANDATORY to boot your WINDOWS OS because it disable secure boot.
  • LokhochakreLokhochakre Member Posts: 5

    Tinkerer

    Hi Sanmore, yes i did get the same with WIN 10 on my first boot. Force shut down and restart with boot setup helps.
    Even am fan of windows 7 and dont like windows 8. Try windows 10 also holds almost the same as windows 7 way cool than win8.
    By the way, if you have the same endless OS kindly copy it in your other drive. They actually copy it in your system with different partition. Check it out.
  • LokhochakreLokhochakre Member Posts: 5

    Tinkerer

    Dear all,
    Acer support 64 bit in new laptops (i read that somewhere). Kindly check if that might be your problem.
  • AlokkumarAlokkumar Member Posts: 5
    Go to bio setting
    Security in set password
    After you can boot disable or enable
    Or showing usb
  • SANMORESANMORE Member Posts: 2

    well I contacted acer support.. they say a315 doesn't support windows 7 and legasy bios. 

    why these OEMs are forcing windows 10. we should make the choice, not them. perhaps this is my last acer laptop. 

    if anyone find any fix/hack pls let me know.

     

    thanks a lot

     

     

     

  • NaeemNaeem Member Posts: 1
    Hi how can get boot from USB option in aspire 3 A315-31-p4c2. I can see only one option linux(toshiba)
  • ThahirThahir Member Posts: 1 New User
    I have to purchased Acer aspire3 but cannot install windows 7 or 8 os because no booting option in bios so please help me
  • nishlija2010nishlija2010 Member Posts: 1 New User
    Can I use windows 7 on ASPIRE A315-31-C4E2 ? What is the key for start BIOS ?
  • GogoeGogoe Member Posts: 1 New User
    Hi all
    So I have this problem I have tried installing win10 64 bit and I am getting the
    a media driver your computer needs is missing window. How can I fix it 
  • priyanshu13032003priyanshu13032003 Member Posts: 3 New User

    Once the installation process has finished, close the installer window and restart your computer.

    . After restarting your computer, you will be asked to select which OS to launch. But this doesn't happen and it directly restarted to windows 8.1 that I had in my pc Acer aspire A315 31.I had installed windows 8.1 over it's inbuilt endless os .I want it again in dual boot. Plz. Help

  • NizamctNizamct Member Posts: 14 New User
    I can install ubundu on aspire 3 a315-31 coa7
  • zaforiqbalzaforiqbal Member Posts: 64 Enthusiast
    nafees said:

    so easy

    use F2 for bios

    go to MAIN MENU

    now enable F12 Boot menu

    use F10 for save setting 

    now restert computer

     

    download Rufus

    now open rufus

    plug pen drive

    go to Partition scheme and target system type

    select < GPT partition scheme for UEFI >

     

    now go to creat a bootable disk using

    add windows 10 64 bit iso

    now start

    after complite,

    unplug pendrive 

    now plug ur pendrive in ur new laptop

    press power

    then F12 for boot menu

    when displayed boot manager

    select < USB HDD: GENERIC FLASH DISK  >

    PRESS ENTER

     

     

    Smiley Happy

    I have done the same but it's still showing default bootable device missing or boot failed
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