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I have winsows vista and the hardware is for Windows X P need up grade help?

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Go to microsft.com and get Vista Upgrade Advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx
It will tell you what hdw and sw will work and what needs to be done to make it work.

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XP & Vista require different drivers to run hardware devices.
Visit the Vista compatibility site to determine if your hardware is compatible, by clicking here,
or visit the manufacturer's website to see if there are updated drivers and firmware available for Vista that you can download and install.
Another possibility is to visit Windows Update and run a custom scan with the cable attached and see if you are offered a hardware update for your system that would make it work, but this seems unlikely in the case of a cable...
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Upgrading the OS Windows XP not possible


Upgrading from OS Windows XP:

you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......),
you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.

Some Minimum Requirements:

i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)

II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only   in some versions of Windows Vista)

NOTE:

"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this  can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer. 

 i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista          will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then            you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)


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Forgot my admin password how do logon


-There are two ways to access system 1 is for the admin and the other is for users.

-If you have forgotten the password for the USER , you may want to try this thing.

Winsows XP:
-Restart the computer-press f8 until you reach windows advance option menu-click safemode w/ command prompt-type c:windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe -choose a date that you remember you can logon properly on your system.
- Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.

Windows Vista:
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I need to reset my my computer t180 aspire please help


Hi,

If you are looking to install or up-grade the your computer to Windows Vista then the first thing you need to look at is the Hardware compatibility, I understand that you are using Acer Aspire T180 computer which must have had very high configuration, however I recommend you to please check if the system is 100% compatible with the Windows Vista software as there is no harm in just making sure of what it is rather than running into issues later so with the help of the link below you can download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to know the system compatibility.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en

Then once you know that the system is compatible with the Vista, you can now start the installation wizard. However do not worry, about the installation wizard asking you where to get installed as it is quite normal, you will have to provide the system with the hard-drive information, for it to get installed. The best way is to go with the default option that you see on your screen. Here are few links below through which you can download the guide for how to Up-grade to windows vista as well as for How to install Vista step-by-step. Download the guides and use them for you assistance.

Windows Vista Up-grade/ Migration Guide
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/b/a/3ba6d659-6e39-4cd7-b3a2-9c96482f5353/Windows%20Vista%20Migration%20Step%20by%20Step%20Guide.doc

Windows Automated Installation Kit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en


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Down grade to windows xpsp2


Only OEM editions of Windows Vista Business and Vista Ultimate can be downgraded to Windows XP Professional. Microsoft offers no downgrade rights for Vista Home Basic or Home Premium.
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