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    Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

    This is a discussion on Acer bois Password for xp downgrade. within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; My dad has an acer laptop and it came pre-installed with vista basic, TERRIBLE!!!! i want to put xp on ...

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      Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      My dad has an acer laptop and it came pre-installed with vista basic, TERRIBLE!!!! i want to put xp on it and i cant see away round the BOIS password, i need it to change it to book from a disc. Does anyone know how to either get the password easily or get xp on it??
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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      Ask Acer? Or maybe tell us what model of Acer it is.

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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      i think acer charge for it, i can rember doing a google.

      it is an Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi
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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      on bootup post keep tapping F2 key unless somebody set a bios password it should open the bios settings

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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      Acer aparently have a BIOS password as default, but not to fear did some research and apperntly you need to remove a CMOS battery =s? i took the back off the laptop and spied a lil silver watch battery took it out and left it for a few mins, set everything back up and as it booted it came up an error, saying push f2 to go to settings. BAM into the bios, i went to the security section and changed the password thanks anyways
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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      You got lucky, last laptop I had to unlock for someone who had forgotted his BIOS password entailed stripping the lappy as there was a back up battery hidden inside the casing that could only be accessed by completely breaking down the laptop to get to the motherboard.

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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      Acer BIOS is accessed by pressing F2 at power on. The default password (if set) will be 0000. The default password for the eRecovery utility (to reload the OS from the hidden partition) is 1234567890. Any other password means it was set by the user.

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      Re: Acer bois Password for xp downgrade.

      well too late lol, i deleted all acers crap and it is not running xp pro coz my dad doesnt use it for much it has like 5 programs install, mostly drivers lol so it is super fast
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