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Help But I have the sticker on the bottom of my laptop. My whole problem isthis, i have windows xp but i recently downloaded this vista programcalled "Vista By Hamed". It changes your computer looks to vista. but idont want tht anymore and people have said tht i should format mycomputer and reinstall. but i dnt have a recovery cd !!!!!

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Ok, put in the disk and select install, during the install you will get an option to format

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Hay! my laptop is toshiba satellite A135 s4527 home vista. but i run my laptop with oprating system windows XP2. how it possible. please help me


Hello and welcome to fixya.

In your case, im assuming you refer to the "Vista sticker" that is on the laptop. If a computer is vista-compatible this doesn't mean that it is not able to run older Operating Systems (such as Windows XP SP2) as well.

The sticker on the laptop just referes to the type of Operating System that came pre-installed with it. Now if you bought the laptop and asked your salesman for a DOWNGRADE TO XP Operating System or if this is what he understood then it will probably come with Windows XP instead of Vista Home.

This also applies if you are working for a company in which case the company's IT Department will decide what type of Operating System is to be installed on this computer.

Overall: Newer computers/laptop models that support Windows Vista can also run Windows XP

ALSO: Check for the OEM sticker in the back of the laptop or bottom (it looks like THIS for XP or THIS for windows vista Home Premium). This determines whether you can use a vista DVD to upgrade your computer later from XP to Vista.

If you have any more questions just let me know.


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IF it came with a Vista Install,and you are installing the exact same Vista,then YES, The "Key" on the bottom, is the right one and it will absolutely work. These units have a BIOS that has a special Activation Code inside. The Windows install "Sees" that "Code" and Activates Vista. You DO need to user an ACER Version though, this can be downloaded from the "net though, as an ISO,burn that to DVD, and you can use that.

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Purchase computer 3 yrs ago with Vista. Turn on computer today and black screen with This copy is not geniune in bottom right corner. Need confirmation ID but no one at Acer or Microsoft will help me...


Several possibilities:
1. a computer-virus is displaying that message.
2. Windows itself has messed-up, i.e., _falsely_ issuing the message, for no good reason;
3. somebody installed a "bootleg" copy of Vista.

Look on the bottom of the laptop.
Is there a genuine Microsoft sticker, indicating that the computer was shipped with Vista (or XP???) pre-installed? Is there a 25-character product-key?

If you have the original "System Restore" set of CD-ROMs that were factory-shipped with the computer, then backup your data (to an external disk-drive), and reinstall Windows, using that product-key on the sticker.

If you don't have those CD-ROMs, ACER will courier-ship you a replacement set ($20 plus shipping).

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My window vista home basic was expired today. I need free product keys to activate my window.


I think you need to reinstall the windows and look for a crack to install on it. The crack will not allow the windows expire anymore.

The same happened to me and I tried various keys, yet it did not work. until I had to reinstall and installed a crack as well.

You can search through the net to download a crack or to get more information on crack.

This usually occurs when you are not using a original Vista.

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if no help then

if ur wlan card is intel 3945 abg see sticker on the bottom of notebook if it reads this code then go directly to intel here for the latest drivers

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2259&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go!

tell me if ur wlan card is from other vendor broadcom or atheros i can help in those as well and for audio and vga , also

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Downgrading vista to xp


Now you need to find a Windows XP install disk that can match the licence number printed on the sticker at the back of the laptop and reinstall XP using your serial key.
You will have to download and install also the XP drivers, you find them on manufacturer website.

See links below on reinstalling XP on a Vista system:

FAQ: Giving up on Vista? Here's how to downgrade to XP

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What is windows vista?


Windows Vista is Microsoft's latest operating system, their replacement for Windows XP. Because it's very different from XP, some hardware and software is not compatible. Computer systems that will work with Vista have that sticker so you know Vista will install correctly.

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PRODUCT KEY


If the laptop was bought as new, the message can be a bogus , coming from some kind of virus. It is rare that a seller distibute a laptop with non genuine software.

To know if you own a windows valid licence check if there is Windows licence sticker on the bottom side of the laptop.
If you have no sticker with Vista serial, like this one (they are for XP yours must be for Vista):

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Then installed Windows is probably a pirate copy.



The fact that the problem has gone undetected for some times may be normal, as Microsoft controls genuinity only when you do certain updates.

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