Recently bought an Acer Apsire ES1-711, which came pre-installed with Windows 8.1.
I'm currently trying to load Windows 10 onto it, using an image I know to work well as its the image I used for my current system.
I've tried installing twice, both times it seems to do a successful install, but when booting, it freezes on the screen with the rotating dots.
Any assistance appreciated.
Update, Windows 8.1 image does the exact same thing.
Update: Fixed! I disabled something like "check for malware on boot" in the Win8.1 recovery settings.
harrison_baillie, did you get the problem resolved as per your 1st post edit? why did you use another pc image instead of using a win10 iso downloaded from ms?
The ES1-711 had known issues with loading Windows 10. To help source an issue I thought using an 8.1 image (the most frequently used OS for that system as loaded by Acer) would help isolate the issue; rather than using an OS that is known to falter with that specific laptop model.
(Picked as a solution bc I couldn't find a way to mark it as solved by myself)