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Q: can a lenovo idepad be upgraded to an ssd

Hi i just got an ideapad 110 and iwould like to upgrde it to an ssd is this possible and where do i get the installtion media from

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A: can a lenovo idepad be upgraded to an ssd

HI detour12 ,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

Would you have the machine number to be specific on your design model .
You can check in from here.

Couple of design models for 110 are offered with SSD .

Update us soon as convenient.

Regards

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My lenovo idepad 500 (win10) (about 1.5 years old) is sometimes hard to start up. It freezes at the moment when the lenovo logo shows up. I have also some problems with the graphics. Quite often the screen starts flashing, and when that stops the graphics are bad and everything is zoomed in. Has anyone had the same kind of problem and/or how to fix it?

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Hey all, i've my old B475 Ideapad. This has AMD APU A6, is there any chance i could upgrade the processor into A8 or maybe A10. Sorry for my bad english, i'm indonesian.

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I  bought this laptop lenovo idepad 510-15ISK from a shop in Greece. I added an SSD and upgraded the RAM the same day following sellers advice that the upgrade won't harm the warranty. The same day I detected that laptop were electrocuting me and the next day I returned the product to the seller for replacement. They verified the electric drain and the technician recovered the original HHD and removed the extra ram that I added so as to give it to the official technical support. I have been told that only if the technical support  say that this is a problem they will either replace the laptop or return my money back.It seems though that the technical support changed the motherboard of the laptop (approved that SSD and RAM upgrade didn't harm the laptop) and they don't approve the replacement or my money back. This laptop is no longer a new laptop but a refurbished one!!!!! I have already gone to local authorities for local seller, lenovo and official technical support for trying to cheat me and I am already contacting with local media to raise the issue in the Greek market about the tactics of lenovo. Can you please suggest me any other ways before this goes public not only in Greece but also in more European Countries?

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Hi expert.my problem when i want to choose or highlight part of text i can't highlight if i press easy on touchpad, but when i press hard i can select the text that i want it.i used synaptic pointing device.i guess the problem maybe the touchpad not sufficient sensitive or there is drawback in touchpad it self.please your advice.

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Hi expert.my problem when i want to choose or highlight part of text i can't highlight if i press easy on touchpad, but when i press hard i can select the text that i want it.i used synaptic pointing device.i guess the problem maybe the touchpad not sufficient sensitive or there is drawback in touchpad it self.please your advice.
 
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Hello Lenovo Team, My PC is a Lenovo Ideapad 700 15ISK and I have the following issue: since yesterday almost every time I want to turn on my PC, I have to press and hold down the power button for more than 10 seconds, and the PC start at the "Novo button menu". If i press just once and release, the PC wont start and wont do nothing.

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HelloRecently I buy Lenovo Ideapad 510S, but the battery seems strange, let my picture explaincan anyone tell me how to solve this strange behaviour???

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 (Windows 7, 64 bit, i7 Core). I also have a license key (and an installation disk) to upgrade this laptop computer to Win 8. I want to do this upgrade soon, but am not sure what will happen to the special Lenovo programs and functions which came pre-installed with the computer. The most important is OneKey Recovery which restores Windows either by running the OneKey Recovery program, or, if Windows cannot be started normally, by pressing the OneKey Recovery button instead of the Switch-On button. The OneKey Recovery System uses a special Service Partition on the hard drive to backup and recover the C partition. In effect, you don't need an installation disk to get out of any kind of trouble with Windows. The Y570 also has other special features such as the SlideNav program navigator, more of a gimmick to my mind. The question is, what happens when I upgrade Win 7 on this machine to Win 8 Pro? Will the OneKey Recovery system (including the button) still work? It's a long shot to ask this question on this forum. But perhaps there is a soul somewhere who has successfully (or unsuccessfully) tried to upgrade this kind of machine to Win 8? The Lenovo Y-Series includes the Y580, Y570, Y580 and the smaller Y460 etc range, all with at least OneKey Recovery as special feature. Any help available about this? I asked this question at the Lenovo forum but got nothing but silence, non-answers, in return. The Lenovo users simply don't know, it would seem.

A:Has anybody upgraded Lenovo Ideapad (Y-Series) to Win 8?

You should visit the Lenovo forums for your laptop model;
IdeaPad Y, U, V, Z and P series Laptops - Lenovo Community

Might look at their Win8 compatibility list too if its still there somewhere.

The OneKey will do you no good as it would restore your factory or your custom image. You can rebuild it with your own win8 install image, but it takes some efforts and the Lenovo engineering dvd download and understanding how to use it. Its really simple but takes a certain procedure and a lot of time, that you can quickly waste that time if you don't understand the how to.

Its just an Image, I loaded it then said screw it after all the initial errors from the win8 install and simply enlarged that partition to 50gb and let the win8 (7backup) do a weekly backup and image into it. That regressed button restore is now useless but I can still image it simply with the win8upgrade.iso. Learn the RecIMG command and you'll probably be happy - but do keep an image on a remote drive somewhere.

You might want to find the image inside the Lenovo_Part and rename install.wim .. save it somewhere for some rainy day to let windows use it to reimage back to the factory original win7 and Lenovo crapola, or to the custom image if you did that when new. If you have resized any partitions, you've already broken that regressed factory reimage button. Seems everybody breaks it without knowing.

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I own a LENOVO 20266 Yoga 2 Pro i7  and recently upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 Enterprise. I have two issues: 1.     The computer runs much slower now than it did when Windows 8 was installed ? any ideas why that might be? 2.     Also, the internal mouse works fine, however when I plug in a Microsoft wireless mouse 1850 model# 1593, the mouse intermittently freezes and then sometimes stops working.  I checked the batteries and they are fully charged ? any suggestions what could be the problem?

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Hi guys im new to this forum and i would just like to ask what hardware or parts of my laptop G50-70 ( Model name 20351) can be upgraded cause I want a better performing but i can't scratch this guy out easily. So in anways i can, i would like to stick with it and try upgrades if ever it is possible or legal. Thanks in advance if ever somebody will try to answer this! P.S if ever something is wrong with this thread just kindly infrom me cause im a newbie at this. just made this account for the purpose of asking this. thanks a bunch!

A:What hardware parts of my laptop lenovo G50-70 can be upgraded?

You might be able to add more RAM, or add an SSD drive if it does not already have one, but other than that you options are pretty limited given that it is a laptop. Cheers, 

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Ok the run down:Lenovo Thinkpad W541 : 500 GB SSD : 32 GB ram : 3k Display : k2100m Discrete GPU : went from a 4910mq to 4940mxAcquired said 4940mx from eBay about 5-6 months ago and waited to put it in. Well sat down last night put it in used Arctic Cool 4 thermal paste and it runs even cooler than before it seems never really benched before hand. Figure just do the long tear down be patient and reap the challenge. Very stable before hand with limited issues from windows 10: Now directly after swap had issues where battery did not want to charge and the screen will go insane. Solution ! Yup a fresh install , Outcome battery works fine screen works till Intel HD 4600 Drivers get auto updated then goes back to crazy town. Only work around I've come across is to use my dock to other monitors as its stable here, undock screen goes bonkers. So after several formats playing with blocking updates , installing drivers from Intel and Lenovo manually same issue still remains. Question can the integrated graphics of the CPU be bad? All test i throw at it says its good passes everything no hiccups. If i open device manager disable the Intel 4600 drivers and un dock screen is stable, when formatting and fresh install on generic Microsoft drivers, again stable. The problem imedianlty shows when the Intel HD 4600 drivers are loaded and yes I tried everyone on there site as well Lenovos to see if there was a winner. After much tinkering I turn to you guys and gals for help.I can already her... Read more

A:Upgraded CPU in Lenovo W541 now have Intel HD 4600...

Which drivers are you using, are they the latest generic drivers from Intel for the HD 4600 (20.19.15.4424 dated 3/31/2016) or the one pushed by Microsoft?   

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Hi to all,I have just bought the Lenovo Y-700 ,and it is awesome!I would like to know if its graphics card could be upgraded (I plan to upgrade it in the future) ? Thanks to all on advance!Best regards!  

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Hello,I just installed the free Windows 10 upgrade on my Lenovo Ideapad p400 touch last night.  I woke up this morning and booted up my computer, and everything was fine until I attempted to change the brightness.  When I tried to do this, my screen went very dim, and now I can't adjust the brightness (and I can't read my screen well, either).  Normally, I would install/reinstall the video driver in order to fix this problem (recommended for other users with similar issues), but I currently do not see a Windows 10 version of the driver I need on the Lenovo website.I was wondering:a) if/when a new driver would be available to install (if that's the recommended solution)b) is there something else going on?c) Windows 10 allows you to revert back to Windows 8.1 within the first month of use.  Should I just do this?d) Is the p400 touch capable of running Windows 10? Why or why not?Thank you!

A:Upgraded to Windows 10 on Lenovo Ideapad p400 touc...

If you look in this list -
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103535
 
P400 is not listed as a supported system. I doubt it will be supported in the future but you can always call and ask Lenovo directly.
 
Why it is going dim?
This is because of the Chipset or the Intel drivers.
 
What you can do to make it functional?
- Try uninstalling the chipset and Intel drivers --- Restart --- Let drivers install automatically and check.
These can be uninstalled from "Device Manager" and "Programs & Features" in Control Panel
 
- Revert back to windows 8.1 (This option may or may not work - Did not work on my system)
- Reset laptop to factory settings
 
good luck.

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I am just wondering whether or not the NVIDIA GeForce G210M  graphic adapter is soldered or not into the motherboard so that future upgrading is possible.

A:Is the graphic card on the lenovo G450 product no ( 59026250) soldered or can it be upgraded?

Well that a no but if you have 'non integrated' motherboard then there a small chance it could work,i havent try out yet because i have integrated motherboard

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Curious -- Lenovo support told me that my machine cannot be upgraded to windows 10, and I am stuck on Windows 8.1 forever. Had anyone upgraded a Lenovo Yoga 14 ThinkPad 14  (Type 20DM, 20DN) to Windows 10 Successfully? If so, I'm interested in hearing what you did to get the touchpad, keyboard and rotation working simultaneously. Thanks!

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Hi everybody!  I have a lenovo h50-55 amd A10 and last night I upgrade it with a corsair CX650M power supply and a EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB  [SC GAMING, single fan, model # 06G-P4-6163-KR]  graphic card!  I bought the power supply 80$ after taxis from Best Buy and my graphic card 280$ after taxis from Amazon.  The truth is that wasn?t sure if all that is going to work together and I mean with my cpu and motherboard and I couldn?t find any information on internet to make sure that card is compatible with my system so that means I literally took a risk to invest to upgrade my pc and that?s the reason I?m writing that post!  The installation was easy and the results excellent!  Everything fit in the case.  The only i was needed is a 24 to 14 pin adapter cable [from Amazon] to connect my motherboard!  Everything works perfect and I suggest to everyone who have this PC and want a good upgrade to do it!  I hope with this post to help whoever have doubts to upgrade this model!  Thanks and good luck!
 
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A:Lenovo H50-55: upgraded to GTX 1060 graphics card and Corsair CX650M power supply PSU

Here is my graphic card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IPVSLTC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512142756&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_S...

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Hi, this is just the second day with my new Ideapad 700, and I have just noticed that the right part of it (from the bottom right corner up to the top right corner, probably by the 20% of the width) is the noticeably warm. The left is entirely cold. The laptop is not loaded at all, the CPU graphs are below 5% and the laptop itself is not doing any heavy lifting job. How normal is it?

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Hi,Have been using Ideapad Z410 from past 6 months.  From past week the Laptop shuts down without warning, and the battery level is at 99% or 100%.  Only when the unit shutsdown, and when I start up again, that the battery indicator starts from 0 and goes to 99% or 100% and stays there.  I have also doen the Battery Meter Reset, but of no benefit.What is the problem, and what should I do.Should I claim under warranty ?

A:Idepad Z410 battery always at 99% or 100%

I wouldn't expect much of an answer from them, the same happens to the Z510 I have and it happens to the Z500 models before it, they'll tell you to send it in under warranty but that will not solve the problem as it will happen again after a few months and I need the laptop for work, I didn't buy it so that after half a year I would have to send it away for 2-3 weeks, I bought the thing because it is needed here. They need a battery firmware update but that too is too hard for them to do. These problems are being experienced by people worldwide and I am seriously considering reporting them to watchdog here in the UK. They should not be shipping laptops that have known issues and then offer no fix.

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Igot som problem with my lenovo now no prewr sighn or any effect with charging and i tray another chager th same problem. can any one help me 

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I have ideapad 520 80YL00SJTX model laptop. everthing fine but on wireless too slow. when I want to watch tv or video youtube.com, continuously stop and continue so I cannot watch. I instaled latest driver and patch still same. please help me about that. 

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Hello I would like to install windows xp on my laptop lenovo ideapad 100 but I can not get the blue screen and error 0x00000a5. Could you help me? I need to have window 10 and window xp in my laptop for my work. regards

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I have recently bought Lenovo idepad 110. Im usually using it while plugged-in so Ive decieded to turn on battery conservation in Lenovo settings app.Recently I had to use it on battery because my plug was too far away from it so Ive turned off the battery conservation option so I could charge the battery fully BUT it still only charged up to 60%.Ive even reinstalled lenovo settings app but it still wont charge past 60%.When I first bought it and didnt know there was a battery conservation option it charged normally up to 100% so I guess its some kind of software malfunction.Anyone had any similar experience or knows how to resolve this?

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Lenovo ideapad z510 , just out of box, and keyboard backlit not working.model no 59-387061http://www.thedostore.com/ideapad-z510-dark-chocolate-59-387061.html I also tried to switch on backlit keyboard by pressing Fn+Space.but it didn't worked. Lenovo claims that all the models of ideapad Z510/z410 have Backlit keyboard.http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/z-series/z510#features I searched some forums to get work this backlit feature. in one forum customer mentioned that if Laptop Space bar have backlit icon it works,but my laptop doesn't have any icon on Space bar.But I again the keyboard I have and images(keyboard) on the Lenovo websites matched. I don't know what do now. I appreciate all the reply's. Thanks in advance.

A:idepad z510 backlit not working

hi turtle7,
 
Yes That info is correct if a keyboard has a backlith Capability, it should have the icon on the Spacebar. and FN+Spacebar should trigger it.
http://www.lenovo.com/images/subseries/lenovo-laptop-z510-touch-keyboard.png
 
I suggest calling the store  where you bought the unit ASAP to verify This cinfiuration on your system,
 
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Hello, I have ideapad y700 for a while and it worked perfectly. Recently I pluged it into external monitor and it was working. Today I turned it on and it don't see my monitor.

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Hello, How can i downgrade a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7?  It was automatically upgraded to Windows 10 and runs too slowly.  Microsoft will not let me download image, instead they direct me to Lenovo.  I called the Lenovo number listed in one of the posts on here, but after giving the rep my serial number, they told me to call Thinkpad support.  I thought I would check here before continuing to run around.  Thanks 

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  Hello everyone. I bought my ideapad 700 black a year ago. A few months ago i heard a weird sound from right of the notebook and this is too annoying especially at nights (at quiet places). This not from the fans, speakers, SSD etc. Probablts its coming from the mother board.   When i disassembled the back covarege, the sound comes from near RAM's and mother board. Here is the photo and i marked the sound coming place as green layer.    Please reply this issue if anyone knows it because this sound is really annoying !


























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Hello everyone i hope you are having a nice day! I have an ideapad z510 , i just opened it for a usualy dust cleaning , i have been doing this for long time and never had problems with anything, untill today, after i finish closing the laptop, i trun it on and i notice that the lights of the keyaboards are not working anymore, only the caps and Num lock are working. I tried pressing Fn+Space nothing happens. The lights are okay because when i just start the laptop all the keyboard lights flash on like usual. I checked if the Fn key is working by trying to use Fn+F12/F10 ... and yes it works, also the space key works just fine, i don't know what happened ,it's like the backlit is switched off and that i have to enable it from setting or something.  I appreciate all the reply's. Thanks in advance.

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I heard of some people installing a second HD (SSD) in their ideapad on youtube. Is there an official recommendation of which hd adapter and actions are required to proceed with this? Can the lenovo recovery media usb be used to install the OS in a new SSD disk?Thanks!

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Hello everyone i hope you are having a nice day! I have an ideapad z510 , i just opened it for a usualy dust cleaning , i have been doing this for long time and never had problems with anything, untill today, after i finish closing the laptop, i trun it on and i notice that the lights of the keyaboards are not working anymore, only the lights of caps and Num lock are working. I tried pressing Fn+Space nothing happens. The lights are okay because when i just start the laptop all the keyboard lights flash on like usual. I checked if the Fn key is working by trying to use Fn+F12/F10 ... and yes it works, also the space key works just fine, i don't know what happened ,it's like the backlit is switched off and that i have to enable it from setting or something.  I appreciate all the reply's. Thanks in advance.

A:idepad z510 keyboard lights stopped working

Hello MArleoThanks for using the Lenovo forums.
 
Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal
 
If it doesn`t work, open it up again, make sure that there is no loose connections, it may be that one of the cables came loose when you put it back together again.
 
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Hello everyone i hope you are having a nice day! I have an ideapad z510 , i just opened it for a usualy dust cleaning , i have been doing this for long time and never had problems with anything, untill today, after i finish closing the laptop, i trun it on and i notice that the lights of the keyaboards are not working anymore, only the lights of caps and Num lock are working. I tried pressing Fn+Space nothing happens. The lights are okay because when i just start the laptop all the keyboard lights flash on like usual. I checked if the Fn key is working by trying to use Fn+F12/F10 ... and yes it works, also the space key works just fine, i don't know what happened ,it's like the backlit is switched off and that i have to enable it from setting or something.  I appreciate all the reply's. Thanks in advance.

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Hi fellow lenovo users,I started this thread because I have failed to reach a solution using the instructions from other threads and support pages about missing or not functional dolby app after windows update. I tried to find a specific thread for the Ideapad 320s about this problem but have't found one yet hence the creation of this thread. So, recently my laptop has just had a windows update, after the update lenovo vantage was added to my app list but I couldn't open the dolby setting and only being greeted by a "...missing component, reinstall software" prompt. I've downloaded the specific driver for my product on lenovo's web and have tried to uninstall conexant driver on my device manager AND ALSO DELETED the leftovers dolby files. Continuing, I installed the driver using the installer I got from lenovo's web. The installer does run and restores the conexant audio driver but the dolby app doesn't get installed. I checked the source folder to find that the installer did extract dolby config as I found several ".cab" files labeled DolbyAPI, DolbyGUI, etc. But I can't seem to find any installer program accompanying it. Am I missing something or is there any solutions present? If so do please point it out as I am really just wandering in the dark Cheers

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Hello,
I upgraded my XP to Windows 7 and the original monitor is not widescreen compatible. I recently bought
AOC E2070SWN-B 20" LED Widescreen Monitor - 1600x900, 5 ms, 16:9, 20M:1, Vesa Mount, (Refurbished) - RB-E2070SWN-B and I am still unable to see the whole screen correctly.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

A:Upgraded XP to Windows, Upgraded Monitor, not configuring

You didn't provide ANY information about and a description of your computer, so we have no idea what graphics device it has.

It's my guess its graphics device doesn't support Windows 7, so it's using a default VGA mode.

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I cannot find where to decrease the sensitivity of the beautiful touch screen on my new Yoga idepad... and the users manual Lenovo Vantage directs me to is something of a joke on the matter... IOW, not any help. There must be a setting that will reduce the number of times the screen sends me off on unintended internet websites. Another setting I have looked for is for screen enlargment commands... I'm used to using two-finger enlargement, but the yoga idepad seems to be set for one-finger. Perhaps that is in the same place as the sensitivity adjustment?

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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I just completed this process and thought I would post my experience doing this. My original install was an upgrade from xp to 7 home premium 32 bit. I decided to upgrade to 64 bit to maximise my memory usage as 32 bit would not recognise my 4gb of ram. When I put the dvd into my drive it gave me a warning that "the operating system is not supported,reboot and boot from cd". After enabling first boot from cd in my bios it went right to the installer and all went well,it even seemed to go a little quicker than the original 32 bit install.After installation completed all the 64 bit drivers were installed for all my hardware and everything is running great. The only device I was not able to install a driver for was a usb hub that windows would not accept the 32 bit drivers for. This device had installed correctly with 32 bit. It did create a Windows.old folder and a program files (x86) folder along with the program files folder. 32 bit programs get installed into the x86 folder. All in all this was a very easy process and I hope this will help anybody that is thinking of doing this

A:Upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit

And how can you upgrade directly from 32bit to 64bit?

Perhaps you can clarify how you accomplished it.

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I have a Gateway GT5668E with a dual core 3.0 Athlon and want to upgrade the CPU to another AMD one. How can I know what my PC can handle? Here are the specs:

Gateway Support - Specifications

A:Can my PC CPU be upgraded

Advice Pro,
I think we need to get to the mobo portion to see what it can accept.

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I am trying to help a friend clean up a computer that has Windows XP installed as an upgrade to ME. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the problems, but I am curious to know what people think.

One of the main things I would like help with if I could get it, is that the "Process Manager" shows a constant 20 - 30% CPU useage. I have cleaned up a lot on this computer and am not getting that to clear up. The computer is faster than it was, but I would still like to get it to stop running so much in the background.

I am attaching a current HJT startup log. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this, or if there might be something else you need to see.

Thanks
 

A:ME upgraded to XP

Installing XP over the top of a disaster like ME (pardon the language) is a recipe for disaster. She/he will have a much more stable system if she/he backs up the data and performs a clean install of XP.

Installing on top of ME ( pardon the language ) brings forward all the problems that ME had . . and there were plenty.
 

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I picked up this computer (el cheapo) to give to my sister as a starter to learn on,, its clean and works fairly well,,however microsoft tells me me the validation key is not valid,, so it was upgraded from another XP CD. It only has service P1 and i wanna up grade to service P2,,, will i still be able to up-grade? Also, i get (program not responding) alot when i wanna close out some windows i have open,,, any thoughts on that?
I dont know if this was a clean install but how can i find out if os98 is still there and can it be removed safetly ? or should i not even worry about it ? I dont see it under add/remove programs
Thanks,
JR

I'll prolly have more questions later on...lol

A:Os 98 Upgraded To Xp Pro

almost sounds like a Pirated CD Key, if you can't update on the www.microsoft.com

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Tried upgrading my CPU from a 3800+ AM2 CPU to a 5200+ AM2. Reset the CMOS, becasue of previous overclocking, and put the new processor in and fired the beast up.

At first it just hung at the screen before POST. Sometimes it would get to the POST and tell me my checksum wasn't correct and default had been loaded (For BIOS, I presume). I couldn't do anything as the USB keyboard hadn't been loaded, so I tried a spare PS/2 keyboard and could get into BIOS. I saved and exited and got back to POST where it said the same thing again (checksum blah blah) so I tried pressing F1 to continue, but it just hung at a black screen.

Anyone know what could be up with it?

Rest of my specs can be seen from drop down.
 

A:Upgraded CPU, but PC not having it.

Check which BIOS version you have and compare it to the updated ones over at the ASUS site. There is a bios update that supports newer CPU's.

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
 

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