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XP Professional upgrade information

Q: XP Professional upgrade information

I ran a program last night to help me determine whether or not I would want to upgrade to Windows XP. The results are shown below.

After running this program, I went to Wal-Mart and bought XP Professional, but haven't tried to install it yet. First, I decided to show the program results to my nephew today and he told me that I should be concerned about the possibility of an incompatibility issue with my Hard disk controllers -- that Hard disk control is usually an integrated part of the motherboard. Also, he said I should find out the brand name of my Hard drive. [By the way, I have no idea what is meant by Sony USB Device Driver (not currently present)].

Aside from this one possibility, I don't think I should have any major problems during upgrade, but if anyone sees anything else potentially troubling here, please let me know.

I'm pretty sure that I'll at least have to uninstall and then reinstall Norton Utilities. (Or perhaps I'd be better off with just an AV program.) I'm figuring that I shouldn't have any problems with my monitor, printer, and scanner, and that, if necessary, I can just update or reinstall other programs such as IrfanView and AOL Instant Messenger, as well as Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories. I'm not really sure what, if anything, I should do about Java Plug-in 1.3.1.

Once again, if anyone sees any potentially serious upgrade problems here, would you please tell me.

Thank you,
Bill

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Setup found hardware or software on your computer that might not or will not work with Windows XP. You should read and understand this upgrade report before continuing.
For more information, click a topic:
Warnings
Helpful Information

Setup has detected that some hardware or programs on your computer might not function correctly after the upgrade is completed. This lack of functionality can have an effect on things you might want to do, such as connecting to the Internet, accessing e-mail, printing, scanning, and playing sounds or music. It is important that you read and understand this upgrade report before continuing. To resolve some of these issues, you can get more information at Microsoft Windows XP Professional on the Web.
Setup will automatically back up your existing version of Windows. You can restore your computer safely even if these upgrade problems remain. To uninstall Windows XP, go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

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The following issues might require you to obtain files from Microsoft Windows Update Web site or a manufacturer's Web site. You can still continue to upgrade to Windows XP without resolving these issues, but some hardware or software might not work. Follow the recommendations in each section.
Hardware Compatibility Issues
Setup has found hardware on your computer that is incompatible with (that is, it does not work with) Windows XP.
Hardware That Might Need Additional Files
The following hardware might need additional files in order to work with Windows XP. Contact your hardware vendors to obtain Windows XP compatible updates. In many cases, if a Windows XP version is not yet available, a Windows 2000 compatible update should work. It is recommended that you obtain these drivers in advance.
You can also view the Microsoft Windows XP Hardware Compatibility List on the Web.

Please note that some of the following entries might be software that is registered as hardware.
Hard disk controllers
Sony USB Device Driver (not currently present)
USB Mass Storage Device
Imaging Device
EPSON Perfection1200
Printer
Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart P1000

Software Compatibility Issues
Software That Does Not Support Windows XP
Setup has found programs on your computer that are incompatible with (that is, they do not work with) Windows XP. Contact your software vendors to obtain updates or Windows XP-compatible versions. If you don't update these programs before you upgrade, the programs will not work after the upgrade is completed.
Java Plug-in 1.3.1 (in Control Panel)

Before you upgrade to Windows XP, you should remove any incompatible programs if you can. After the upgrade, uninstall for these programs might not work. Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel can help you uninstall most programs. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.
Norton Disk Doctor
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.
Norton Image Disk
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

Speed Disk
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

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Helpful Information (return to top)
The following issues are listed for your information only. You can continue the upgrade to Windows XP.
Software Compatibility Issues
Incompatible Hardware Accessories
The following programs support your computer hardware; however, they are incompatible with Windows XP. To see whether updated versions of these programs are available, visit your hardware manufacturer's Web site.

Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories

Software That Might Not Support Windows XP
Setup cannot determine if the following programs are compatible with Windows XP. Setup will disable them during the upgrade to eliminate the risk of problems. Contact the software vendor to obtain an upgrade pack.

AOL Instant Messenger (SM) (a startup program)
Pop-Up Stopper (a startup program)

Notes About Your Other Software
This section describes issues that might affect other software you use. Be sure to read this section before you begin the upgrade to Windows XP.

Help Files
Some or all of the online Help contained in the following files will not work with Windows XP:

IrfanView Help

General Information
This section provides important information that you need to be aware of before you upgrade.

Backup Files Found
Setup found files on your computer that appear to be a backup of part of Windows 98. During the upgrade to Windows XP, Setup removes Windows 98 from your computer, including any backups you might have on your hard disk. Some files in the following folders will be removed:

c:\WINDOWS\Profiles\joe\Application Data\Microsoft\WELCOME
Protect your backup files by copying them to floppy disks, a network server, a compressed archive file, or other backup mechanism.
Recycle Bin
Setup found 886 files in your Recycle Bin. If you continue upgrading to Windows XP, these files will be deleted.

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Preferred Solution: XP Professional upgrade information

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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The first photo is what is on my new computer. I want to change it to the same "Start" menu that is on my old computer, which is the one pictured in the second photo.
 
 
Does anyone know what I can do to get photo 1 changed to what is shown in photo 2, and post instructions on what I need to do to change it?
 
 
 
Thanks

A:XP Professional "Start Menu" information

Right click the taskbar, choose properties, click the start menu tab, click whatever menu type you prefer.

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We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

A:Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 is not supported by Toshiba nor by Microsoft.
The only possible way to upgrade (go from 1 installation with some data to Win7 and keeping your settings and data) is from WinVista SP1 or later.

So regardless of how You look at it, You need to get XP out and either begin with WinVista factory installation + any 1 million updates that were released after this, OR
you can boot up from the Win7 media directly and install clean.
The second method saves a lot of time BUT have some negative side effects - namely not all drivers and utilities will be available in the final system if installed clean.
Some packages from WinVista works well in Win7 and are for that reason expected to be in the system during the update.
Hence, if You do a clean install, they will be missing.

However, they might not cause any trouble for You if they are not there, but that is not known until You're there and can see what You are missing.
Basic functionality should be expected though (WLAN, LAN, Sound, video....so on)

So, think about what You want to do and get busy with either recovering your unit with the WinVista set, updating, and then running the Toshiba Upgrade DVD, Win 7 upgrade and finally the Toshiba upgrade DVD again, OR just install Win7 clean + adding as much as possible / needed from the Toshiba Upgrade DVD.

Good luck!

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I bought a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk at retail and want to use it to upgrade a new computer that has Win 7 Home Professional installed. The installation stopped and I was directed to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to do the job. Microsoft expects me to purchase a key in order to perform the upgrade. Can I ignore this and use the disk I have? If so, what's the procedure?

A:Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

Welcome!

You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

You will not be able to do an in-place upgrade from the disc, to the best of my knowledge.

If you would prefer to do a clean install, try this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get license so I can do fresh install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get <g class="gr_ gr_34 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="34" id="34">license</g> so I can do <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm
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I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I am unable to locate information about intel core i5 or core i7 upgrades for this pc











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A:CPU upgrade information

Greetings, Please see this HP document on your PC's product specs. Scroll down to Processor and click on Upgrade Information. Cheers!

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I have an IBM T30 ThinkPad Laptop that I want to upgrade the RAM in. My laptop has two slots for the 2700 RAM. Each slot is populated with 256 megs of RAM, I want to remove one of those strips and replace it with a 512 Meg strip.

Can I do this or will the mis-matched sizes cause problems? Thanks.
 

A:Need Information On RAM Upgrade

Go to http://www.crucial.com and click on scan my system fo a report
 

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Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?

JordanJP

A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

Here is the comparison of the editionsWhich one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

and

Compare Windows 7 Editions
No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

I will say that for most Home Premium is more than enough, except in special situations.

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I just got my Acer Aspire One.
It has 1 G Ram and 160 GB HD.
Came wit Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I want to upgrade to XP Professional.
I purchased an upgrade CD (XP Pro SP2).
When I tried to install the upgrade, it did not recognize as an upgradable version (also said it was an earlier version on the CD - SP2 insted of SP3).
I need the networking capabilities of the XP Professional (that I do't have with the XP Home that came pre-installed)
I am unable to install the upgrade for XP professional and wondering if anybody could help

A:Upgrade to XP Professional

If Sp2 is installed then a standard Xp installation disc cannot see it. So if you have Sp3 then Sp2 cannot see it. Xp Sp2 works with either Home or Pro. So you need Xp pro installed prior to Sp2.

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?




you can uninstall service pack 2 from add and remove programs, if that helps.

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Hello everyone! I have an  Acer AS5745G-7671 laptop with two 4096MB DDR3 1066MHz memory chips. I am in need of more processing power and would like to upgrade to 16GB og memory. How can I determine if the motherboard will accept 8gb chips and if so which ones would be compatible? Thank you in advance for your help. Roberto 

A:memory upgrade information

Every site I see says 8GB max and Intel says the i3-370m only supports 8GB.http://ark.intel.com/products/49020/Intel-Core-i3-370M-Processor-3M-cache-2_40-GHz

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Hi I am trying to upgrade my Hp x360 convertible 15-aq123ca ssd to m.2, I looked everywhere but I can not find any information if it is compatible on the HP website nor does it state in the manual. I found similar models envy x360 m6 and it have the slot but I can't be sure if my model is compatible to use m.2. if someone could help me out would be great. Many thanks  

A:can't find upgrade information

There is a confusing variety of x360 models. I tried a search for the model number you gave and nothing comes up. Are you sure you typed it correctly? This is the closest Manual I can find, which I think is the same one you came across: Maybe your Manual See p. 27. The M.2 slot is shown to be right above the battery and I would bet that yours is the same but can't be sure.  From this manual the supported M.2 drives are SATA only not NVME/PCIe. 

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Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to users running licensed versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This is not the same as a free OS, it is an free upgrade; you have to have Win7 or Win8.1 installed and genuine.

The upgrade path is being worked out now while Windows 10 is still being developed and tested. You won't be able to upgrade until after Windows 10 is Released To Manufacturing (RTM) and is available to the end user.
The offer is very generous, but it is also a time limited offer. Users can upgrade from Win7 or Win8.1 for up to 1 year after the RTM. That is also very generous - not 30 days, not 90 days, a full year!

Anyone who doesn't take advantage of this offer will have to purchase Windows 10. Why not prepare your system for Win10 over the next year and a half?

But wait, you say. I just moved up from XP to Win7 or from Win7 to Win8.1 ... now I have to upgrade again?
No, you don't have to accept the free upgrade.

Some might say: I don't like Win8.1 (insert reason here), is the GUI the same?
The user interface in the January Technical Preview release makes Win10 different from Win8.1. There is still a separation of Desktop and Modern GUIs, but the coordination between the two is much better.
A common misconception is that the Desktop interface takes second fiddle to the Modern interface. The is just wrong, both interfaces can be used as peers. Which interface you choose to use is your choice. It's more a matter of knowing what can be done an... Read more

A:Windows 10: upgrade information

Very well written and informative!!! Too bad I have to spread the Rep.

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Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to users running licensed versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This is not the same as a free OS, it is an free upgrade; you have to have Win7 or Win8.1 installed and genuine.

The upgrade path is being worked out now while Windows 10 is still being developed and tested. You won't be able to upgrade until after Windows 10 is Released To Manufacturing (RTM) and is available to the end user.
The offer is very generous, but it is also a time limited offer. Users can upgrade from Win7 or Win8.1 for up to 1 year after the RTM. That is also very generous - not 30 days, not 90 days, a full year!

Anyone who doesn't take advantage of this offer will have to purchase Windows 10. Why not prepare your system for Win10 over the next year and a half?

But wait, you say. I just moved up from XP to Win7 or from Win7 to Win8.1 ... now I have to upgrade again?
No, you don't have to accept the free upgrade.

Some might say: I don't like Win8.1 (insert reason here), is the GUI the same?
The user interface in the January Technical Preview release makes Win10 different from Win8.1. There is still a separation of Desktop and Modern GUIs, but the coordination between the two is much better.
A common misconception is that the Desktop interface takes second fiddle to the Modern interface. The is just wrong, both interfaces can be used as peers. Which interface you choose to use is your choice. It's more a matter of knowing what can be done an... Read more

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Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are good Operating Systems. But, I would like to upgrade when it comes out. Reason being, is because of the Mail app, and the Windows Store apps. But, hardware requirements do apply. Mine seemed to apply. I looked it up, and supposedly Windows 10 will require the same requirements as Windows 8.1.

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A:Bios Upgrade Information

Any BIOS upgrade carries that risk with it.  Be sure you have a fully charged battery AND no other problems with the system (such as sporadic shutdowns) BEFORE you undertake the upgrade, and you will minimize the risk of issues.

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I currently have XP Home Edition. If I upgrade to Professional, will it just install the extra features, or will it cause problems with any of the files and programs I already have?
 

A:Windows XP Professional upgrade

This upgrade, unlike one from the 9x family, should be relativeley easy. And all your files and programs should be saved. There are never guarantees, so save what you can. But upgrades try to save everything.
 

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I have successfully upgraded to SP2 on 2 PCs but the third has failed twice. Each time it kept rebooting. Recovering back to SP1 the first time was relatively easy; the second time was a nightmare. Neither System Restore nor Norton's GoBack Personal Edition provided usable recovery points. I'm now back using SP1 again and loathe to make another upgrade attempt without understanding why the first two failed. Should I have disabled/unloaded some of the system processes first?

Any ideas on how to make the third attempt successful?
 

A:XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

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Where or how do I purchase a Window Professional product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium?

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Hi all,

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any pitfalls to be aware of?
Any suggestions for cheapest site to download iso?

Thanks
doof

A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".

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I am currently running Windows Xp Home Edition and I have a copy of XP Pro, but its not the upgrade disc, it's the full package. I was wondering if there was anything special I had to do to up upgrade. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade

Here's the MS page on this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;292607
 

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We just purchased this laptop, it came with Windows 7 Pro, with a free upgrade disk to Windows 10 Pro. However, there is no dvd drive, and we don't have an external dvd drive. Is there someway to do the update without using the dvd? It's aggravating to have to go out and buy an external dvd drive just to update one laptop.

A:Windows 10 Professional Upgrade

You should be able to upgrade with the Media Creation Tool.You can download the tool here:https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10Follow the steps in the tool for upgrading to Windows 10.Do not forget to back-up you data first!    

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I just bought a Dell XPS 8300 that came with Windows7 Home Premium. There is a chance I will need to upgrade to Professional. Is there any issues upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows? I have the reinstall disc that came with the PC.

Side note... if I were to upgrade to Professional, and then some point down the line have to reformat my drive, would I be able to use my Dell disc with Home Premium and then use my upgrade to Professional again? Or would I have to buy it again?

A:Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

If you are a lay user like I am then Windows 7 Home Premium is just about as good as Windows 7 Pro in my opinion. I just wasted money by going for Pro instead of Home Premium.

That said, there should generally be no issue upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows.

Also you can always reformat and revert back to Home Premium by using the Dell disc. But better still, please just make an image of the C drive with the Home Premium and then you can revert back to it in a jiffy. There are excellent tutorials on this Forum that teach you how to image if you are not already versed in creating and restoring them.

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Hi, I want to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits to Windows 7 Professional 64bits, I want to do it with "windows anytime upgrade". My question is: can i upgrade in 64 bits system? or is it only for 32bits system? And finally, I'm gonna do it in a new computer (no software installed), I need anything in special for make an anytame upgrade?

P.s: i'm asking this because I want to be sure before buying a key.

Thank you very much!

A:Can I upgrade to Professional version?

Yes you can use anytime upgrade to upgrade 64 bits to 64 bits.

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I hope this is the correct forum to post

I purchased Win7 Professional for my old computer. Shortly after the install my old computer failed. I've since purchased a new computer with Win7 Home.

My question is: can I somehow upgrade the Home version to the Professional version using the Professional Install disc? The old computer was 32 bit and the new computer is 64 bit if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance, Wally

A:Upgrade from Home to Professional

If it is an upgrade DVD the rule is on one computer only, so yes. I will get you the tutorial showing how.

Do a clean install, but only on one computer at a time

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

You must format if the platform is different 32 v 64

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Hey Everyone

I have recently bought Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from Amazon, but I was just wondering if anyone know how often the Product Key can be used? I don't really want it to be a one time use key, as if something goes wrong, then I will be screwed.... right?

The below is what I have ordered:
Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software

Thanks

Melloorr

A:Professional Upgrade Product Key

The product key is valid for reinstalls. There is no limit to reinstalls on the same hardware. If you change hardware that is a different issue, it may require Microsoft to reactivate.

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I have a new Toshiba Satellite P15-S409 that I bought a few days ago. I am trying to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. When I run the upgrade CD, it reboots and tends to freeze before the upgrade process starts!

I did a bit of searching, and found the following related articles:

1. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321645&Product=winxp
(also: http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/TSBs/ALL/-TSB000754.htm)

2. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292607

The first article says that certain Toshiba Satellite models have this issue during the upgrade, and suggested that I disable certain drivers ('TOSHIBA SD Card Controller Type A', and the 'Toshiba PCI-0804 SmartMedia Host Controller'). I disabled the first one, but could not find the second entry as specified in the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers node, or anywhere else! After rebooting, the upgrade still did not proceed.

The second article says 'Microsoft does not support upgrading Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows XP Professional without SP1'. So I tried uninstalling my XP SP1a, rebooted the machine, and tried continuing with the upgrade - and yup, you guessed it - no luck here either!
What I need to know is this:
- Can I still upgrade? How do I do this?
- Every time I now rebot my laptop, I see two options before the OS loads up, one is to load the Windows XP Professional Setup, and the other is the Windows XP Home. The lap... Read more

A:Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

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Is it possible (advisable) to upgrade from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Professional ??

If possible what are the potential problems ?? Pitfalls?
Thanks
George Hines
 

A:Upgrade for XP Home to Professional

Should be on of the better and safer upgrades you could do without problems.
 

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I just did a fresh install using my Toshiba Recovery disk. It took me back to XP Home. Last year, I had a friend who upgraded to Pro on my laptop. My backups are based on the "Ntbackup.msi" utility which was part of Pro. I am trying to restore my last backup and find that I can't without the XP Home disk (which of course was not included with my new laptop six years ago). I thought that if I had the Pro I could add the backup utility. Somehow, that does not seem to exist on the Pro disk as far as I can see. I have searched the disk and do not find that file. I would like to restore and maybe there is another work around. Any help will be appreciated.

A:How do I upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional

No need to install XP Pro.The backup utility on the Pro disk...is the same one that's available to Home users via download.WindowsXP Tips, Installing NTBackup on XP Home - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm. Scroll down to Installing the Backup Programs...Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 Louis

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Hi! I got acquainted with the discussion of this issue on the forum earlier. And he found only one suitable answer to the question: "On which Wifi card can I replace my Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC"  - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Upgrade-Wifi-Y50-70/m-p/2192784 But the answer, as I understand it, is not official. Where can I find an official list of WiFi cards suitable for my laptop Lenovo Y50-70 UHD, 16Gb, 512SSD? Thank you.

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I want to know what information will i need to know in order to get a memory Upgrade

I do not want to pay a tech dude to do it for me I like to build computer myself
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If you need my computer information like the model and everything like that i can edit this so that there is.
I want to put a 2GB of Ram in it
 

A:Solved: What information I need for a Memory Upgrade

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ive got a story to tell, it began long ago on the dingy streets of swansea, when I bought a shite pc for 200 to word process my way through uni!

after various purchases it ended up as my music library, while I could play gaming on my weapons grade computer at my dads house!

this is the spec it is at now due to various bits and pieces I picked up free from friends its in a very strange state!

cpu: amd athlon xp 3000+ (forgotten precisely which, but I know it is supposed to run at 2.2ghz)

graphics card: geforce fx5500 (agp I think)

sound card: audigy 2 creative

ram: 512 of some terrible sdram

motherboard: asrock k7vm2 (more writing = via vt8235)

as you can see it is pretty much a pitiful machine but I am trying (with as little cost as possible) to get it up to speed to play a bit of counterstrike 1.6 again!

my plan was to buy primarily a new motherboard (the present one is so old school it can only run my processor at about 1.4 (!!) and 1 gig of ddr ram...

what I needed to know was if anyone could tell me:

a) what type/makes of motherboard will 'accept' my processor
b) some suggestions as to a cheap motherboard I could buy
c) some suggestions as to whether the graphics card is sufficient to competently run cs 1.6 (I assume it is as its a ghetto game)

thanks for the brainstorming in advance: you guys have always been very helpful in the past!
 

A:Motherboard upgrade information needed!

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I was verbaly assured by Microsoft people that the upgrade from the Professional to the Enterprise version of Windows 7 is only a matter of installing a new key, acquired through the Software Assurance Program. After buying this program and getting and installing
new Enterprise key, Windows has not been automatically converted to the Enterprise version.

I installed a new key using:
slmgr.vbs /ipk command, and actived this key with slmgr.vbs /ato command.
Is there any additional steps required to convert Professional to Enterprise?

A:Windows 7 Professional to Enterprise Upgrade

Hi,
You must have a clean installation with Windows 7 Enterprise DVD and activate it.
Before you decide to erase the current Windows 7 Professional, you may have a system backup or migrate the data with Windows Easy Transfer tool.
Windows Easy Transfer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transferIvan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi,

I want to upgrade my Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 but my install CD is for Professional. Will my computer know what to do and just install the 7 Home Premium version?

A:Use Win 7 Professional Iso upgrade on Vista Home?

If you have a Windows 7 install disc, it will upgrade your system to whatever your Windows 7 key is for. So if the key is for Professional, you'll get professional, if it's for Home Premium, you'll get that.

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Looking for info on how to upgrade from Win7 Home to Win7 Professional. The info I could find related to this at Microsoft either did not apply or did not work. Here's what I am trying to do:

My PC is a home build with Windows 7 Home OEM. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional to have more control over user accounts and access to drives and programs.

I attempted to use Anytime Upgrade, but received message that this wasn't available - reason was not clear. All attempts to follow links to MS site resulted in options for upgrading to Windows 8/8.1.

I have not been able to find a way to purchase Home to Professional upgrade.

My question is, which options do I have, and which is the best/easiest/least expensive to use:

1) Purchase Win7 Professional OEM and do a clean install (or upgrade)

2) Purchase Win7 Professional Retail and do a clean install (or upgrade)

Would appreciate any help.
 

A:Upgrade from Win7 Home to Professional

The Anytime Upgrade option would normally require you to purchase the 7 Pro upgrade (only or at a retailer) and then provide the product key from that package.

The 7Pro upgrade is becoming more difficult to find.

The OEM package is and will be available for quite some time, and *MAYBE* you can use it for an upgrade rather than a full clean reinstall. If it fails, you can always use the weekend to wipe-and-install it.
 

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Hi,

I just upgraded to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium, but the resource usage appears to have increased dramatically even when I'm not doing anything (normal background activity), so I was wondering whether this is normal or if there is something I could/should tweak, or whether a clean install of professional would do the trick.

Thanks,
Tom

A:Upgrade or clean install to W7 Professional?

If you used Anytime Upgrade then it's the same exact OS with just a few extra hidden features unlocked.

But of course if this is an HP preinstall then you already have the worst load of crapware and duplicate utilties in the industry. No tech enthusiast would run such an install.

If you have a full or Upgrade version of Pro then you can of course boot it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise I'd reinstall Home Premium and immediately Anytime UPgrade again to Pro, set it up and then capture an image to use in place of Recovery going forward.

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I have a windows 7 home premium computer and am not sure the best way to upgrade to windows 7 professional now that Windows Anytime Upgrade (via control panel) no longer allows you to do this. I have also heard that the retail upgrade versions of win 7 pro upgrades through (relies on) Windows Anytime Upgrade not through the disk itself. Does this mean I need to buy the full retail version of Win 7 pro to do the upgrade? Note that I do not want to do a clean install. I want to do an "in-place" upgrade so I don't have to backup all files, reformat my drive, reinstall all software, etc? Will the full retail version of win 7 professional allow me to do an in-place upgrade from win 7 home premium to win 7 pro? Thanks!

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Hello everyone, I just received a copy of Windows 7 Professional via MSDNAA. I'd like to upgrade my computer which is running 7 Home Premium.

Is there any tweaks that I need to make, as every time I try to launch the Upgrade process via the downloaded Win7Pro disk, it tells me to use Anytime Upgrade. However, Anytime Upgrade says that it can't upgrade to that version of windows after I enter the key given to me by the MSDNAA (it validates fine).

Suggestions?

Thanks

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A:Upgrade Home Premium to Professional? (7)

Unfortunately, MS wants you to use Anytime to Upgrade between Win7 versions. You are left to clean install if you have another retail version.

However, there is a workaround which is achieved by adapting this popular fix for changing between the Ultimate RC and any other version: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

The same principle applies: you carefully change the reg keys to trick installer into thinking you are upgrading over the same version, which is a Repair Install in Win7 and therefore allowed.

It has worked every time tried so far, for many different combinations Starter>Premium, Ultimate>Pro, Premium>Ultimate, etc. All users report good performance.

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Hello

I recently bought a new Windows key, a professional key and I wanna upgrade my home premium the to upgrade it. I tried to upgrade it from system page and clicking on windows anytime update but its not working.

any help?

A:Upgrade from home premium to Professional

Hi nerdi and welcome to PCHF,

Perhaps this post from Microsoft Answers will help.






If the license for Windows 7 Professional you have access to is either a retail upgrade or full version, you can use the product key and Anytime Upgrade to move from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, follow the onscreen wizard, enter the Windows 7 Professional key when requested, click and restart your computer when prompted. Within 10 mins, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and your files and settings preserved.
Please note, if the product key is distributed under Volume Licensing, MSDN-Academic Alliance or OEM System Builder, it will not work.



Source: How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Professional? - Microsoft Community

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I have purchased a Sony Vaio Z11 in Shanghai. It comes with Windows 7 professional chinese language pack installed. I am keen to have english as the default language. I do not want to loose pre-installed sony drivers and applications so I feel an upgrade to windows 7 ultimate is better than a clean install of a english version of windows 7. Unfortunately upgrade anytime is not available in China, and there is no upgrade packs you can buy which will upgrade you from professional to ultimate. However, I will return to Australia soon, I understand upgrade anytime is available online in Australia. Will it possible then to take my Vaio to Australia and purchase a license code through upgrade any time for ultimate upgrade ???

A:upgrade from professional chinese to ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cardio78


I have purchased a Sony Vaio Z11 in Shanghai. It comes with Windows 7 professional chinese language pack installed. I am keen to have english as the default language. I do not want to loose pre-installed sony drivers and applications so I feel an upgrade to windows 7 ultimate is better than a clean install of a english version of windows 7. Unfortunately upgrade anytime is not available in China, and there is no upgrade packs you can buy which will upgrade you from professional to ultimate. However, I will return to Australia soon, I understand upgrade anytime is available online in Australia. Will it possible then to take my Vaio to Australia and purchase a license code through upgrade any time for ultimate upgrade ???


I believe you cant upgrade from one language to another just be upgrading from Pro to ultimate. Check MS for upgrade anytime paths.

Ken

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Hey guys im having this annoying issue with upgrading Windows 7 Professional that has not been activated and has surpassed its trail period.
When entering the upgrade CD key it tells me i must activate windows first (Professional version).
Ive tried to rearm the trial version using cmd prompt which enables the Grace Period again but it still asks me to activate windows before i upgrade.
Ive even deleted the existing trial licence "slmrg -upk" restart and it gives me a new trial licence and i end up with the same issue..
Running the Setup CD and selecting upgrade tells me to reboot and choose Anytime upgrade which takes me back to my initial problem.

Whats the point of Trialling the software if you cant switch between versions without re-installing or Activating, i swear you where able to do this in the initial BETA versions.

I would really like to resolve this issue without the need of re-installing due to the fact my dads PC has 100-150GB of small personal data files/ programs which will take a few days to install again. Not to mention the business downtime it will cause.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

the point is - usually you use a trial on a non production machine or dual boot. since you do not have a legal activated full version copy of an os installed, you will not be able to use the upgrade key.

true in the past you could do it but I guess microsoft is trying to close another piracy path.

see the following for upgrade paths...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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I am having a problem with the XP Pro Upgrade from XP Home edition. The install appears to be hung up even though it indicates only 39 minutes left to complete installation. It has been running for over 6 hours now.

I have plenty of memory, hard disk space and all the other requirements. Any suggestions on what the problem can be? How do I proceed?

thanks!
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade Problem

more info, what kind and speed of computer, is it an actual upgrade or a clean install. have you tried restarting the install??
 

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I am trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000 professional.After i put the cd in everthing seems to be downloading OK until the setup process begins.The computer automatically shuts down and turns itself off. Can someone please help?

Thankx

sarahjac
 

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I took a job with a company that does not yet support windows 10 and some of their apps only work with windows 7 professional.  I need to download the upgrade for windows 7 professional 64 bit to my laptop which is currently running windows 7 premium
64 bit  What is the download link and the associated cost of upgrade?
 

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