Install Windows® XP on Acer® Extensa
Acer Extensa Laptop is an attractive option for office use. It is equipped with a single-core processor and is available at a low price. To allow a clean installation of Windows XP on Acer Extensa, you just need to follow certain easy and simple steps. This series of steps is necessary for both your assurance and assurance of Microsoft for the authenticity of the copy of Windows XP installed on your Acer Extensa.
- Setup and installation
- Registration and Configuration
Set-up and Installation
To achieve a complete installation of Windows XP on your Acer Extensa, you need to initiate the installer set-up using your copy of the Windows XP installation CD. After inserting the CD, the user just needs to follow the on screen simple and easy steps. Once the set-up is complete, your copy of the Windows XP operating system needs to be activated and unlocked through an activation key that is found with the original disk packaging.
The Windows activation is necessary as it helps the user confirm that he is not using a counterfeit copy of the Windows XP operating system. The licensed copy of Windows XP comes with a Windows Product Activation wizard that helps Microsoft identify the Windows product ID and the hardware associated with it (your Acer Extensa in this case). A confirmation ID with the product key is sent back to the customer by Microsoft via the Internet to activate the purchased copy of Windows XP on Acer Extensa. No personal information is required for activating Windows XP. After a successful activation, you can install that particular copy of Windows XP an unlimited number of times but only on your Acer Extensa. But, if you want to install that copy on another laptop, then you have to call the Microsoft help center. There is a 30-day trial period, after which the Windows XP needs to be activated. You may opt to activate Windows XP over the Internet or by contacting a Microsoft representative via a phone call to a toll free number provided with the Windows XP installation disk.
Activation is necessary for running Windows XP on Acer Extensa, but registration is optional. Windows registration requires you to provide your E-mail id, contact information, etc, so as to remind you about the latest updates of software available or any other special offers for Windows XP on Acer Extensa. You can configure your copy of Windows XP on Acer Extensa, through the System Configuration Utility dialog box. Through this dialog box you can configure the selective start-up programs that you want to run. You can hide certain options while add the desired ones. The process is fairly simple. You may contact technical support in case you face any problems regarding the same.