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I have an advent computer with vista settings but wish to change to window XP is it possible and how can i do it?

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Is it a laptop or desktop. if it is a desktop it will prolly load XP, if its a laptop, it prolly wont...

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I have an advent 7081 series 321 windows xp laptop that i need to reset back to it's factory settings it's not the computer thst i'm on


Insert your XP disc in the dvd drive and boot from there. You will need all drivers from advents web site. Check availability first!

Mar 18, 2014 | Advent Computers & Internet

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How to Change Windows Password on Windows 7/Vista/XP?


Setting a password on Windows 7/Vista/XP can add a level of security to your computer. So you are often advised to set a password on Windows. In addition, it is highly recommended to change Windows password regularly. And it is a good habit to keep your PC security by changing Windows password. Here are some simple methods to change Windows password among Windows7/Vista/XP.

Method 1: Change Windows password by using Control Panel.

The steps to change Windows password have a little different on different Windows systems. The following steps are based on changing Windows 7 password.

1. Click Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Pick the specified Windows account whose password you want to change.
3. Click on change my password.
4. Enter your current password and type a new password, and then click Change Password button.
Note: you may need appropriate privileges to change the password of another user.

Method 2: Change Windows password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.

It is the easiest way to change Windows password for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you log onto your Windows XP/7/Vista PC.
2. Click on Change password.
3. Type your new password, type your new password to confirm it, and then press Enter.
Note:
1. If your press Ctrl+ Alt +Del when you log onto your Windows XP, it will show you the classic security options instead. Click Change Password to change Windows XP password of the logged on user.
2. If the security options does not appear. Task Manager shows up instead of the security options. Just go to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Change the way Users Log on or off. And then uncheck Use the Welcome Screen.

Method 3: Use lusrmgr.msc to change Windows 7/Vista/XP password.

The following steps are operated to change Windows Vista password.
1. Click Start button and input lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3.Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.

Method 4: Change Windows password with Windows Password Unlocker
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Windows Password Unlocker Standard allows you to change lost or forgotten password on Windows 7/Vista/XP.You can adopt this method to reset Windows password when you are locked out of computer without a password reset disk.
1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Standard in any accessible computer.
2. Run the program and insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
3. Burn an ISO image file to the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
4. Set your locked computer to boot form CD/DVD or USB drive.
5. Change Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive

These are the simple methods can be applied to change Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/ XP. Of course, there are some other ways for your choice. Please remember your changed password. It is often for one to forget Windows password after changing it. Otherwise, you'll need to bypass lost Windows password with Method 4 if you are locked out of computer.

on Oct 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Install Window XP with Vista


If you wish to install Windows XP on a computer that comes with Windows Vista already installed then you will have to create a separate partition on your hard drive to install Windows XP onto. This effectively splits the hard drive into two, and keeps the different versions of Windows separate. To do this you need to open up the Computer Management screen by going to the Start menu and then right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage.

From the Computer Management screen select Disk Management, right-click on your main hard disk where Windows Vista is installed and then select Shrink Volume. This opens up a window where you can choose how large you want the new drive partition for Windows XP to be. You need to select the size of the new partition carefully, as you will need enough space to be able to install Windows XP successfully (around 10 gigabytes) whilst leaving enough space for Windows Vista. After you have selected the appropriate amount of space click on the Shrink button to begin the process, and once that has completed you should be able to right-click on the new partition (which should be labelled “Unallocated free space”) and select New Simple Volume.

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the partition, set a drive letter (such as E:\), give it a meaningful name such as “XP”, and then restart your computer. Whilst your computer reboots, access the BIOS and change to boot sequence to boot from your CD/DVD Drive before any other device, insert your Windows XP installation disc and then save and exit from BIOS. You will then be taken to the Windows XP installation program where you should follow the instructions until you come to the screen asking you which partition to install Windows XP to.

Make sure you select the new partition and not the one with Windows Vista installed, as this will cause problems. Once Windows XP has finished installing, you will notice that Windows XP loads up automatically, rather than giving you the choice of which operating system to use. To rectify this insert your Windows Vista installation disc and restart the computer to access the Windows Vista installation program. From the Install Now screen select Repair My Computer, and then select your Windows Vista installation and then Startup Repair. You will now be able to choose which operating system to use when your computer starts up.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When switcthing on my Advent netbook it comes up with the error message Windows Boot Manager Windows Falied to Start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1....


Hi sioban_bros,

Based on your situation. I suggest trying the following steps:

1. restart the computer and keep pressing F8; Use Last Known Good Configuration.

2.If the issue still occurs after that, I suggest testing if we can boot from a Windows XP disk. If so, please install Windows XP on another partition and access your important data.

3. After backing up those data, you can use Windows XP disk to format the drive and reinstall your preferred operating system.

4. However, if we cannot boot from a Windows XP disk, the issue can be caused by incorrect BIOS settings or damaged hardware. I recommend contacting your computer manufacturer to check BIOS and hardware.

To access the data on the drive, you can try to install the hard drive on another computer.

Hope it helps.

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Best regards,

Reyjoshua07

Jan 17, 2011 | Advent Netbook

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How do i take my advent laptop back to factory status when i sell it


Hi, To restore your computer back to factory settings, follow the steps below:
  1. Turn on the computer and keep tapping F8 until the advanced options menu is displayed
  2. Use the up/down arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Repair Your Computer and press enter to select it
  3. Select the language you wish to install (normally English is the only option)
  4. Once you have chosen your language you will be presented with the available recovery options
    • Microsoft Repair Environment - after choosing the UK keyboard layout you will be asked to choose the Operating System you wish to repair. If Windows Vista is not listed then you cannot repair the OS without doing the full recovery. After choosing Vista the Microsoft Vista startup repair tool will run and attempt to repair any startup problems you are experiencing
    • Reinstall Windows - gives you the options available to reinstall Vista
    • Advanced Options - this launches the diagnostic centre allowing you to run chkdsk, launch notepad or bring up a command prompt
    • Exit & restart computer - Exits withut running the recovery process
  5. To continue with the recovery program you need to choose Reinstall Windows
  6. On the next screen you have the ability to launch Vista System Restore and roll back to a date when Vista was last working ok or to run the Full Destructive Recovery. To continue with the recovery program you need to choose Start Full Destructive Recovery
  7. After choosing the Full Destructive Recovery option you are presented with the warning screen that all data will be lost. It is important to make sure all data has been backed up to disk if possible and to realise this process deletes all data and reverts the machine back to it's default state. To continue with the recovery program you need to tick the box indicating you are aware of data loss
  8. The recovery process will then run through, the computer will restart a couple of times during this. You will also need to go through the Vista "Out of Box Experience", to configure Vista. This is fairly straightforward so just follow the onscreen instructions

Nov 14, 2010 | Advent Netbook

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My Advent 4211 refuses to go beyond the windows xp login page. It does not respond to clicking on my login icon and had to be manually shut down


If you have changed your system settings or install new hardware/software, revert or uninstall them by going into the safe mode (Press F8 while your power on the laptop and select Safe Mode). You'll know the root of the problem by doing this and if possible run a virus scan in the safe mode. Good luck.

May 12, 2010 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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Changing from xp to window vista


You may use your old Vista. Because it's licenced to you. But you have to create a setup disc from it. Rescue discs are not for setting up a new system,

Jun 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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I have an advent built in cam.....how to change its settings?????


well in vista you cant use the camera without opening something like windows movie maker or other third party software,but in xp ou can go to "my computer" and select the cam from the list, and not too many webcams have brightness adjustments unless they utilize a third party software....the lighting i based on what you have in the room. hope this helps at least a little :)

Jan 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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