Setup Windows® XP in Acer® Extensa
How to set up Windows XP in Acer Extensa?
Windows XP is a Windows designed Operating System. You have to install the Windows XP Operating System to your Acer Extensa in three different conditions; during the replacement of the hard disk, second one is the reinstallation of hard disk and the third one is when you just want to install a new operating system. To start the installation process of Windows XP, you need to insert the installation CD in to the drive. The system could detect that CD and starts to work with that CD. After this, the command prompt will appear and you need to press any of the keys to continue the process. You need to restart the system if the command prompt does not appear automatically. Since the mouse driver is not supported in this stage, you need to use the shortcut keys. In the coming page, accept the terms and conditions. Then, you need to select the hard drive to which you are planning to save the Windows XP Operating System. Once you have completed this step, all the data in the Acer Extensa system hard disk will be removed. The formatting will automatically start after choosing this. Then the installation will start and during the installation process, you need to enter the product key, computer name, and some other personal details. After some time you will get the installation completion message and you could start working on Windows XP.
Following are some ways to activate, register and configure Windows XP in Acer Extensa system:
- Windows XP registration
- Windows XP configuration
Activation is the process of confirming that the operating system is original. Access 'Activate Windows' option from the 'All Programs' in the start option of Acer Extensa. This is the Internet activation method. You could also activate Windows XP through phone and using modem. Phone activation lets you to contact with any of the Microsoft’s experts and through the conversation with them, you could activate Windows XP. Modem activation is similar to Internet activation.
Windows XP registration
Registration is the process of registering Windows XP with your details. This is optional and this option is also available from the All Programs option. You could do this providing all the necessary details in the correct place.
Configuration of Windows XP is performed from the msconfig command. Choose 'Run' from the 'Start' button and type as 'msconfig'. After this, a window will come and there you could change the needed services and start up programs. If you choose the normal start up option, that will load all drivers and programs during windows start up. If you choose the selective start up, you can change the start up programs.