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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lindian1025, Apr 18, 2015.

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  1. lindian1025

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    Hi Folks, Lets start by saying I am a complete nerd with computers so simple answers would be the best, I can follow instructions. I have just bought an Acer Aspire one aoa150 from a friend, it has Linux Ubuntu installed on it but it looks like it originally had windows xp installed on it has it has windows keycode on the bottom of it, the battery is not charging correctly only lasts for about 15 minutes when fully charged and charges to full power in about 10 minutes I know I might have to buy a new battery, I have read numerous accounts about this problem and it seems that it could be that it needs the a BIOS upgrade but the upgrade looks like it is a windows upgrade, so I would like to change it back to xp, looked all over the internet for answers but there are so many conflicting and convoluted views on how to do this. I am totally lost. Please help if you can. Thanks very much
     
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    From what I can determine, the Acer Aspire One AOA150 netbook originally came with Windows XP Home Edition.
    The Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker on it will confirm that.

    If you go here and then navigate to Netbook, Chromebook - Aspire One - AOA150, the list of Windows XP drivers for that netbook's devices will appear.

    According to the driver's list, that netbook appears to have these primary devices:
    Intel graphics
    Realtek audio
    Realtek ethernet
    Atheros wireless
    Synaptics touchpad

    Updating the BIOS won't improve battery's burn time, and buying a new battery may not be worth the money.

    When that netbook was new and had Windows XP in it, the "Acer eRecovery Management" app was built into it which allowed a factory restore to be done to it if it became necessary.
    Because Windows XP was replaced with Linux Ubuntu, that app likely no longer exists.

    To reinstall Windows XP in that netbook, you'll need a Windows XP disc that's the same version on the COA sticker.
    If you live in the U.S.A., you can purchase the disc from here.
    Navigate to Acer - Laptop - Aspire - One AOA150 - Windows XP Home, then follow the instructions.

    You refer to yourself as a "complete nerd" with computers, so this likely isn't a job that you can do yourself.

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    if the laptop originally came with xp, then most likely the battery is shot. a bios update will not do anything for it but a new battery will. just a fyi, most likely, a new battery will cost more than the laptop is worth.
     
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    that is what I get for assuming it was going to be over 50 bucks :) should have looked it up myself.
     
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    I had nothing better to do ;)
     
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