Installing Windows 7 on Acer Revo from an SD card

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So now that you’ve decided on an Acer Revo as a HTPC it’s time to get the software sorted. I bought the cheaper Revo with Linpus Linux on it by default. I then replaced this with Windows 7. What you’ll need are:

  • A Windows 7 ISO image
  • An SD card (at least 4gigs)

First download and install Virtual Clone Drive from here. It’s free and spyware free. Afterwards right click on your Windows 7 ISO file and mount as a drive.

Then follow the steps in the video carefully, it’s important that you copy the files exactly as instructed:

Once you’ve followed the steps to make the card bootable and have Win 7 on it, put the card into the card reader of your revo and start it up and quickly press F12 to enter the bios and set it to boot from the SD card first. Restart and proceed with the installation.

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