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I can get as far as the start up screen where i select the user, to which is says there was an error reading the licence of my windows xp. I have had this laptop which came with XP since 2002 and never had a problem with it. I recently bought an adapter to connect to wireless and installed that driver, norton anti virus and msn messanger. I want to avoid doing something which will wipe my files as I am into photography and have 3 yrs worth of photos on there. Please help! i have a bcs model a530

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  • yepper121850 May 11, 2010

    Can you get into Safe mode?? Maybe you can try "last known good "

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Restart the computer and hold F8, a menu will come up select Safe Mode. Start backing up all your file to another hard drive or thumb drive, cd ext... Reboot, start the restore cd process.

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My window vista licence version downgraded to windows xp. when tried to update microsoft updates , started getting this error code 0x80070003 saying "YOU MAY BE VICTIM OF SOFTWARE...


HI, Usually the reason that you are getting this message is that you might not yet registered the licence for your windows XP. IF you have a legitimate copy of XP. all you need to do is to register XP using that product key.
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Aug 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How To Change Password Of Users In Windows XP


On Internet, I found so many people are confused about how to change the passwords of users in Windows XP even though it is a easy job. As far as we know, changing logon password of our Windows regularly is a good habit to help keep our PC secure, I just researched and found out the below ways to change the password of users in Windows XP. You can use either one to achieve your goal.
Follow the simplest ways you thought to change your Windows XP logon password:
If you know any other interesting way, please let me know through comments.
Using Control Panel
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Changing your Windows XP logon password usually takes less than a few minutes
Here’s How:
go to Start –> Control Panel –> User Accounts
Tip: You can also open control panel by Start –> Run –> control. This will open Control Panel.
Select the user for which you want to change the password and select Change my password.
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Note: you must need appropriate privileges to change the password of another user.
Using Ctrl+Alt+Delete
Difficulty: The easiest one in my opinion
Time Required: It just takes me one minute
Here’s How:
If your press Ctrl+Alt+Del when you are logged onto your Windows XP machine, it will show you the classic security options.
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Select change password and change the password of the logged on user.
Note: If the security options does not appear. Task manager shows up instead of the security options. Just go to Start –> Control Panel –> User Accounts –> Change the way Users Log on or off.
Uncheck Use the Welcome Screen. Log off and logon again. Now pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del will show the security options window.
Using Command Prompt
Difficulty: medium
Time Required: It may takes a few minutes
Here’s How:
go to Run –> cmd.
Command prompt will open. Use the following commands to change the password:
net user username password /domain
Replace username with the original username and password with the new password you want to assign to that user. /domain is optional. If you are in a domain environment, specify the domain name otherwise, if you’re using a local user, leave /domain. If I want to change the password of user Sanix to 12345. I will issue the following command at command prompt:
net user Sanix 12345
It will change the password of the user Sanix to 12345.
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Note: if you’re not logged on as an administrator, you will get the following error:
“System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied”
Using Control userpasswords2
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: It may takes less than a few minutes
Here’s How:
go to Start –> Run –> control userpasswords2
This will open the classic user accounts management window. Select any user and select reset password.
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Using Computer Management Console
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: It may takes a few minutes
Here’s How:
right click My Computer –> Manage –> Local Users And Groups –> Users
Right click the username for which you want to change the password and select Reset Password.
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If you compare the ways hereinabove carefully .You’ll find that the premise of using above ways to change your PC users password is you must logon the system with a user who has the appropriate privileges to change the password of another user. But if you forget any user password including administrator, what can you do?
Tips:
Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is your best choice, it is an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. If you have forgotten your password , or are locked out, or you do not have access to the password of the system. No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and you certainly don’t need to reformat, just download this effective utility .
Free Download Link : Windows Password Recovery 6.0
Quick Start: Get a quick start by following the step-to-step tutorial here…

on May 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to fix error 101


SolutionCheck the permission for your temporary folder.
  1. Go to the Start menu > Run.
  2. Enter one of the following directories in the text field:
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings
    • Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the window that opens, right-click the Temp folder.
  5. Select Properties.
  6. Click the Security tab.
  7. In the "Group or user names" section, select your user profile name.
  8. In the permissions section, verify that the checkboxes for "Read," "Write," and "Read & Execute" permissions in the "Deny" column arenot selected.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click OK.
Try installing the browser again.

Jun 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error.


These errors occur when the Google Chrome installer is unable to create a temporary directory on your computer during the installation process.
Solution Check the permission for your temporary folder.
  1. Go to the Start menu > Run.
  2. Enter one of the following directories in the text field:
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings
    • Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the window that opens, right-click the Temp folder.
  5. Select Properties.
  6. Click the Security tab.
  7. In the "Group or user names" section, select your user profile name.
  8. In the permissions section, verify that the checkboxes for "Read," "Write," and "Read & Execute" permissions in the "Deny" column are not selected.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click OK.
Try installing the browser again

Jun 01, 2010 | Google Chrome

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Same issue-


Installation issues: Error 101 Print Issue These errors occur when the Google Chrome installer is unable to create a temporary directory on your computer during the installation process.
Solution Check the permission for your temporary folder.
  1. Go to the Start menu > Run.
  2. Enter one of the following directories in the text field:
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings
    • Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the window that opens, right-click the Temp folder.
  5. Select Properties.
  6. Click the Security tab.
  7. In the 'Group or user names' section, select your user profile name.
  8. In the permissions section, verify that the checkboxes for 'Read,' 'Write,' and 'Read & Execute' permissions in the 'Deny' column are not selected.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click OK.


A better alternative is to shift to firefox(that is my personal opinion)!

Oct 03, 2009 | Google Chrome

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Laptop starts and after a while of using a blue error box falshes on the screen and turns off comp I can't even read the blue box its sooo quick!


That is called the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).
try a chkdsk:


Chkdsk
Take the Windows XP disk. Boot from it, then DO NOT select F2 (automated system recovery) but continue through the procedure until you get to the point where you can choose between installing Windows XP and entering the Recovery Console. Once you get into the Recovery Console, do chkdsk and fix potential errors on your disks! Type Chkdsk C: /R at the prompt.

Or try a XP repair:

XP repair
When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 24, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-T1XP/L Notebook

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Windows xp starts twice and on second boot wont load user settings


Does it just sit at a blue screen? Is there only one user profile on this system? It could be a bad user profile in which case you can try logging on as administrator (if that isn't the user account issue). Try taking it into safe mode or last good known boot and see how far you get. If you recently installed something software or hardware then it could be related to the installation.

Apr 29, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

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PC freezes on boot-up


Try booting the thing in Safe Mode. Upon startup (after the Acer logo goes) press F8 several times. You will be offered a menu select Safe Mode (at the very top of the list). If the system reaches the desktop, you can repair your Windows. For the three fixes below you will need to go Start Menu>Run...
1) Write: fixmbr, and press ENTER.
2) Write: fixboot, and press ENTER.
3) Write: chkdsk, and press ENTER.
(The later will take several minutes, but you can read what stage it is doing).

Apr 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My desktop says that my computer did not pass genuine windows val


Hi,
For Windows XP Home
Restart your computer and before the appearance of the boot screen hit F8 to get the booting option list. From the list select Safe Mode in order to start your computer in Safe Mode.
Once the computer has booted in Safe Mode go to Start > Run and type c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataWindows Genuine Advantage (where C: is usually the system drive).
Right click the DATA folder and choose Properties. Now go to the security tab and in the Group or user names section click on Users. In the permission for user section make sure you check all the check boxes under the Allow column: Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read. Click OK and then restart the computer. Now you should be able to validate your Windows copy.


For Windows XP Professional
In Windows XP professional there is no need to boot in safe mode. Just go to Start > Run and type c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataWindows Genuine Advantage. There you will find the Data folder. Right click on it and follow this path: Properties > Security tab > Users > Permission for users section and verify the Allow column for all the check boxes to be selected. If not selected, do it yourself.

Now restart the validation process.

for more help go here:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/03/07/bypass-and-disable-genuine-windows-validation-check/

Mar 20, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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