I installed XP sp2, since that's the only disk I could find.....my research showed the Acer Aspire 9300-3655 17" laptop used a Realtek RTL8211B Ethernet driver, which I found about 15 sites for downloading, BUT not one would download it; they were all scamming to download their "search for updated drivers on your computer".....I found an XP driver download site, and actually was able to download and install Qualcomm Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter and connected to my wireless network; clicked on I.E. and wow! (it loaded).....then CRAP.....I cannot browse to any other site!!!!
I was manic, now depressive......any help will be appreciated!