Acer w/VistaBasic can I put on WinXPSP3 with no problems

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  1. trippled

    trippled MDL Novice

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    Acer w/VistaBasic can I put on WinXPSP3 with no problems

    I have an Acer computer that came preinstalled with VistaBasic. I have the restore disk but I want to install WinXP3.
    I have an WinXP3 OEM Disk. I also have a WinXP Professional OEM sticker w/serial off an old computer.
    I guess what i am saying is I want to intall WinXP OEM on my Acer that came with VistaBasic. Can i do that? If not what problem will i have and how do i resolve it?

    Thanks so much
    T
     
  2. DesertJerry

    DesertJerry MDL Novice

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    If the WinXP3 OEM disk had been previously used to install XP on a different system and registered/activated then that OEM version of XP is permanently tied to that system and and cannot be used to install XP on a different system. Only retail versions can be moved to a different system as you change/upgrade hardware.
     
  3. trippled

    trippled MDL Novice

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    Ok got it. Thanks for the response
    T
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    @DesertJerry, how about you say nothing, instead of complete r******s?

    To both of you, read stickies & learn, anything can be done

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  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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