It's running Windows Vista Home Premium. After I restart it, it won't load my desktop. It says something and it has a link to go to the microsoft genuine website. I can fix it, but it happens again when left idle. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
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Re: My laptop keeps crashing when idle.
It's a problem caused by Microsoft when your windows product key seems to be banned (by Microsoft). It's generated by WGA tool that check OS if it's original or pirated. If they found pirated they give you 30 days limitation to use your current OS. If you are using a original but microsoft says pirated, you can found some tool to remove this limitation. I am not giving you the site address. Make a google search by this words "WGA removal for vista" without quote. Hope you will find. This kind of software are freeware. if you found your desired software, install it than restart. Now you are done. keep informing.
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boot into safe mode with networking ,run malwarebytes and get that to remove the virus. if your disc isn't compatible you can try using neo-smart's recovery discs (http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/)and burn that to disc and recover your vista that way
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if your system came with vista originally the issue would be is you would need to know what version of vista you have on your system, the version makes the difference if you have vista home premium then your windows 7 should be a win7 Home premium as well, because if you are upgrading vista using your win7 disc and your windows version are different for example you have vista Home premium and your win7 is win7 ultimate and you do an upgrade the problem will be your product key,
but if you have a retail version of win7 and you are installing it on your laptop Vaio insert the disc in the DVD-drive win7 needs a DVD reader to be able to install win7 if you have a cd-rom it wont work, then turn the laptop off power it back up keep on tapping f12 it should bring you a boot menu, select ODD or which ever is your dvd drive then press enter then enter again if it says on the screen press any key to boot to CD, this should begin win7 installation on the screen saying windows is loading files the so on ans so fort ^_^ this will over write everything in vista but in win7 it will still create a windows.old folder from vista only from the my documents folder my picture and my music and my video and desktop Items but remember application icons will not work on win7 you may need to reinstall the program again for it to work on win7 and yeah make sure that you choose custom/advance in the selection screen do no select upgrade unless you vista and win7 are the same version eg. Vista Home premium / Win7 Home premium ^_^
Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
The free upgrade is sent out by the laptops manf. directly to you as
long as you bought the laptop in the past 4 months. It is regardless of
the current version of Windows Vista that you are running. According to
an article found here
"Acer says "shipments will begin in increments. All orders will be
handled on a first-in, first-out basis." So if you bought a computer
last week, you could be at the end of a long line."
Best you can do at the moment is just wait, your not going to be able to do much till Acer ships out that upgrade. Even if you did install Windows Vista Premium, you would be stuck till you got the Windows 7 from the manf.
go to the control panel > device manager > scroll down to dvd drives and click on it. When you see the drive appear, highlight it and right click on it. Choose uninstall and ok. Make sure the box is UNCHECKED that says delete drivers. You want to keep the drivers so just uninstall the dvd drive. Once that is done, turn the laptop off. Take out the battery and press the power button for about 10 seconds. Replace the batttery and power the system back up. When windows loads, it will find the hardware and start installing the drivers for it. If it wants to search windows update for an updated driver, say yes and let it. Once it is completed its task, try to play something in it like a music cd.