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Acer Aspire 3694 Can I use XP without losing too many features?

I have an Acer Aspire 3694 that is having terrible OS problems. Is it possible to install XP on it and keep controllers for the graphics card, WiFi card etc.?

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Re: Acer Aspire 3694 Can I use XP without losing too many...

Yes, you can install XP on it, No, you can't "keep" the drivers..

You can download the XP drivers right from
Acer. Just choose drivers & downloads, notebooks, then the Aspire 3690 series.

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I have not used my acer laptop in years and I just found it and tried to get in the account but I don't remember the password, I cannot reset it because I'm on my iPod touch . How do I fix this without It...

Well without losing ur data or paying ACER support u cant. The average cost to reload and format ur PC should be about $75 near same for ACER support but they most likely have a backdoor over ride password to get past yours. I know Microsoft does and that is another support service u can use. Microsoft made XP and all OS systems after pretty secure. Dont fall for the password crackers u will most likely get something u really dont want while trying to download them.

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Where do I purchase OS for Acer Aspire 3000 PC notebook?

You can purchase any OS you want to run on your Aspire 3000 notebook. You need to make sure that you have enough RAM (minimum necessary specs are on the packaging of the OS) to run some of the OS's available, most notably Vista and Windows 7, I'm sure you could run XP without a problem if you so wanted.
You can buy any windows OS from any computer/office store such as staples, however I would recommend buying from amazon or some other online store to get a better deal.
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Jul 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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WLAN problem

Yes this is an OS problem. Mostly laptop vendors like ACER expects that the OS is Vista or Windows 7.

And these OS have default drivers of WLAN but unfortunately Windows XP don't have these drivers.

So you have only two options.
Either to upgrade your OS or to search for valid drivers of WLAN of Win-XP on Acer's website.

Please rate this solution properly if it was helpful to you.

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Oct 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4930-6862 Laptop

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Software incompatibility on my acer aspire6930-6455

Well, we wont know until you try. In my opinion, your 32/64 bit issues will be solved, but you would still have the normal vista/xp compatibility issues.

But that is to be expected, like when we all upgraded from win98 to XP.

So - I would recommend downgrading to Vista 32 bit, or getting the 64bit software version of the programs you want to use.

Good Luck, and let me know what you did, and how it turned out! :)

Jan 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire AS6930-6455 16" Notebook PC

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Operating systems

first off, is this a laptop you bought brand new? if so it should have a current OS on it, im thinking Vista, in this case you are going to have a problem removing it if you want to use XP or Linux. But you can use the Virtual PC program to run any other OS you want without having to remove Vista.

Good Luck
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Sep 18, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Acer aspire 3694 wont startup

It means there is no power getting to your board

Aug 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Jun 21, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5315

I have a friend who has an Acer Aspire 5315 running Vista and it was pretty slow right out of the box with 1gb of ram. I upgraded his Ram to 2gb and it ran moderatly faster and smoother. Vista is a demanding OS because it's so graphical in nature. Windows Vista requires more ram then XP plus a better CPU to run smoothly. His had a 1.6ghz Celeron which is not that great of a CPU to begin with but uping your ram will usually up your performance a few degrees. Be careful with cheap ram it can run hot and unstable. Make sure go with a name brand PNY, Corsair, Kingston, etc. Don't just buy House ram (generic) because it's cheap. It's not worth wasting your money on junk ram.

Hope this helps. M~

May 01, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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If possible 2 upgraded my acer aspire 5580 laptp video card?

no the video card in laptops is inbuilt . its fixed like graphics chipset in mother board of dektop

Dec 22, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5580 Notebook

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I can't download music

What matter here is not the brand of laptop or pc you have. What you've just encountered is the compatibility of its software on your OS and to other Media software. so you should decide which is more convenient for you to use then install it, but be very careful, make sure that your OS will support it, otherwise you are just installing a trouble on your pc or laptops.

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