Upgrading Acer Laptop to Windows 10

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I have Windows 7 Pro on my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop and its working great, no problem. Its 32 bits and I increase the HD and Ram.

But when I tried to load Windows 10 then it notes:

Compatibility issue

The display manufacturer hasn’t made your display compatible with Windows 10. Check with the manufacturer for support.

I tried to look if any way to upgrade my system on the net but was not successful.
Is it possible to find a solution for my older ACER laptop?
thanks, Richard

Dear Richard,

I did a little bit of research on your laptop on the Acer website (www.us.acer.com) and found that there are not any display drivers (a driver is simply software that tells your computer how to use the hardware) available for Windows 10 for this model. In fact, it only has drivers available for XP and Vista.

Acer does have a list of products that they will support Windows 10 on at:


I did not see your laptop in this list.

Since you have stated that Windows 7 is working great on this laptop, and Microsoft is warning you about the compatibility issue, I would advise you to stick with Windows 7.



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