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hello, i'm running windows 8 pro in my pc, because of some errors, i can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so can i upgrade to windows 10 directly?

Q: hello, i'm running windows 8 pro in my pc, because of some errors, i can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so can i upgrade to windows 10 directly?

I've been just running windows 8, due to errors I can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so I want to ask that can I directly upgrade to windows 10 (from windows 8) ?

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Preferred Solution: hello, i'm running windows 8 pro in my pc, because of some errors, i can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so can i upgrade to windows 10 directly?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I am currently using windows 7 ultimate and i want to upgrade to windows 8. Can i upgrade directly or i have to replace windows 7 and install all the softwares once again which are currently present in my windows 7.
Please Someone help me...

A:Can I upgrade directly from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 ?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

This tutorial should here you out Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

Jerry

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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I own several computers. Some PC's and a mid-2010 iMac 27 inch. Windows 10 upgrade worked fine on my PC's. After I signed up for the upgrade on my iMac Bootcamp running Windows 7 Ultimate, Apple announced it will not support my particular iMac version. I
have tried to no avail to stop the Windows 10 upgrade, which has failed several times. I have uninstalled Windows updates associated with the upgrade: KB 3035583, KB 3033929, and KB2952664, and hidden them in Windows Update. Any suggestions as to how to stop
Windows 10 upgrade? Any work around to install the upgrade on my iMac?

Thanks, Jeff

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(This was originally posted in the Windows 10 General forum and suggested by post here)
In our organization, we host a self serve printer driver installation, though an internal site. There are printer installation maps with  hyperlinks on a map of that particular office. It is done this way due to the large number of employees who travel
in between offices in that we don't want to deploy printers through GPOs.
This hyperlink consists of a simple .cmd file that initiates a connection to the UNC path of the server hosting that particular printer, there's around 75 print servers al in all.  When the end user would click on the printer hyperlink, they'd be prompted
to execute the .cmd file and it would initiate a printer connection and drivers would be installed.
There's a few of us on Windows 10 v1703 who are testing and we've run into an issue with executing the .cmd directly from our internal website with IE (we're not using Edge and all internal sites redirect to IE if opened in Edge).  The .cmd file looks
like it runs, but just does nothing and this has been re-confirmed working on v1607 and earlier versions of Windows.
Clients on v1703 now need to save out the .cmd file before executing, while this may not seem like a big deal, our user base is used to how printers are installed and have been done this way for many years.
I've tried changing the IE security settings for the 'local intranet' zone to it's lowest settings and enabled / disabled each ... Read more

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Hi, i have a PC installed windows 7 ultimate and now i tried to install windows 10 free upgrade and when i click on the upgrade button it says you have to activate windows 7 to continue upgrading. Please help the free upgrade will be finishing on 29th July 2016.
 

A:Windows 10 free upgrade from the PC running Windows 7

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I upgraded yesterday and it took almost nine hours! I lost my internet connections but after another call for updates it was recovered..
My concern at present is that I have the "store" tile but cannot get to the "store" as it blips and goes to blue. Another thing is some of the tiles on the start screen have a white cross on a black circle. When clicked they warn you cannot access the app and should consult with the System Administrator to remedy. As I am the only user who do I consult with? If anyone can help me I would be grateful...

Thanks..

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New upgrade event viewer error

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date: 2/28/2016 5:55:41 PM
Event ID: 414
Task Category: Task Misconfiguration
Level: Warning
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Barrym-PC
Description:
Task Scheduler service found a misconfiguration in the NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\RecordingRestart definition. Additional Data: Error Value: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehrec.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" />
<EventID>414</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>3</Level>
<Task>414</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-02-28T17:55:41.966759300Z" />
<EventRecordID>2508</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="76" ThreadID="1176" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Barrym-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData Name="TaskMisconfigured">
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A:Windows 10 event errors since upgrade from 7

Hello mannyrd,

Yes, these entries were carried over from W7 and are not required in W10 because Media Centre is no longer part of W10. You can safely delete these. (Note: you may need to go into the main C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center directory to delete some of the subfolders before they can be removed.)

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New upgrade event viewer error

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date: 2/28/2016 5:55:41 PM
Event ID: 414
Task Category: Task Misconfiguration
Level: Warning
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Barrym-PC
Description:
Task Scheduler service found a misconfiguration in the NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\RecordingRestart definition. Additional Data: Error Value: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehrec.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" />
<EventID>414</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>3</Level>
<Task>414</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-02-28T17:55:41.966759300Z" />
<EventRecordID>2508</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="76" ThreadID="1176" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Barrym-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData Name="TaskMisconfigured">
<Data Name="TaskName">NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\RecordingRestart</Data&... Read more

A:Windows 10 event errors since upgrade from 7

Hello mannyrd,

Yes, these entries were carried over from W7 and are not required in W10 because Media Centre is no longer part of W10. You can safely delete these. (Note: you may need to go into the main C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center directory to delete some of the subfolders before they can be removed.)

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Hello,

I replaced my mobo in my HP pavillion, with asus m4A785-m. Also new cpu athlon x4 640 and 2gb of ram for new mobo. Only the WD hdd is still from original build.

I'm getting windows error with my HP recovery disks and am being told my only option is to do "clean install" of windows 7. My current OS is windows vista basic 32 bit. Research am looking at $199 for a full version of win 7.

Just looking for help or to confirm this clean install is my only option.
Steve
 

A:New motherboard upgrade, windows errors

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 a few months ago. Ever since, I have experienced the desktop randomly freezing, followed by a pop-up telling me that an audio device had been unplugged and then re-plugged or, that the display had stopped working and then restarted again.
Trying to update drivers for either proved unsuccessful as Windows 10 takes over and tells me that the latest are installed.
Tempted to regress to Windows 7, but that might be silly!
 

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I have windows 7 enterprise x64 installed on my machine. I've been having troubles for a while. Many updates don't install, and device drivers won't install when a new device is plugged in (extremely annoying). I thought that I could do an in-place upgrade install and possibly fix the problem, but I'm getting the following error message (on both an attempt to upgrade back to win 7 enterprise and also to win 8 enterprise):

"An error prevented a required compliance check from completing. Cancel the installation and try upgrading again."

I've wasted hours and hours on this. Microsoft wants $300 to help me, so I'm hoping that someone here can help me. Thanks in advance for all the help.

Where are the log files for this.

A:Windows Upgrade errors on compliance check

If all of your hardware is fine I would suggest doing a full system image to an external drive and doing a clean install of Win 7 or 8.

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I need help to check my Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors. Is there an easy way to do this?
lnbach

A:How to check Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors?

What kind of errors are you looking for?

You could check the event log, I suppose.

I think you can get to this by right clicking My Computer > Manage > Even Viewer.

-Coolfreak

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I have On my Laptop Windows XP Home Edition.
My computer has recently become clogged in spyware and viruses and have not been removed by 3 diffrent anti-virus programs, causing my laptop to work incredibly slowly. :unch:

I have now got a Windows XP Professional Edition CD which i have tried to install but i get the classic "Windows Installation cannot continue as the operating system you are trying to install is older than the version on your computer" message (words to that extent)
And i would like to know how can i bypass this error and put Windows Professional Edition on my laptop to replace Home Edition?
A friend of mine said something about Booting off the CD in the BIOS menu but that went in one ear out the other.

If someone could explain how i could do it then please let me know i would be very grateful:-

[email protected]
AIM/AOL: MercuryDisco

Thanks,

Adam :zzz:
 

A:How Do I Boycott Windows Upgrade/Downgrade errors?

You need to create a new XP-Pro CD with SP2 slipstreamed into it
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
 

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Title basically says it all. I used to be using Windows 8.1, and I upgraded for free. After using windows 10 for a week i got a blue screen that said "bad_system_config_info" and restarting does not fix it. It is stuck on the blue screen after restarting. So, i was thinking I could use the option on the blue screen that it gives me to downgrade to previous version, but I would still like to use windows 10. So, if I downgrade, could I then upgrade again for free? (I am still within my 30 days to downgrade) Any help would be greatly appreciated!

If you have any other solution to this blue screen that would allow me to stay on windows 10 and keep all of my files and apps, that would be even better. Thank you!

The initial error that came up while I was using my PC like normal:

Options ("Continue" and "turn off PC" just take me back to this)


Options Under "troubleshoot" option that was shown above. (I've tried a system restore, but it does not work. I have no "system image recovery", so doesn't work. Start up repair doesn't work. So, "go back to previous build" is my last resort, which is the reason for my question in the first place. I would like to downgrade then upgrade back to windows 10, but not sure if i can.

 

A:Can you upgrade for free to windows 10, downgrade back to windows 8.1, and then upgrade again?

Yes, I believe you can. Windows 10 is free for at least the first year from release.
You can still get the Windows 10 ISO downloade and be able to upgrade using that instead of the downloaded installation files too.
 

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A:Softpedia: Microsoft Provides Documentation to Fix Windows 10 Upgrade Errors

Now finally Microsoft has a good idea.
 

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Hi , Can someone please help, since i upgrades from 8.1 to 10 my pc runs really slow.
My pc was running on 8.1 32 bit with no problems.
Can anyone please help.

A:Pc running slow after windows 10 upgrade.

Do you mean the PC is slow to boot or is slow when booted? If slow when booted, the first step would be to look at running tasks using Task Manger to identify processes having a high CPU / memory / disk load and troubleshoot accordingly.

If the PC is slow to boot, you could consider the following:

Try Autoruns and disable any start-up programs you don't need?Run SFC/SCANNOW to check for system problems?Are there any mapped network drives or mapped drives which may slow logon?

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I'm trying to upgrade to the Anniversary version of windows 10 and I keep getting the message "Windows upgrade assistant already running. But I don't see it running anywhere.

Help!

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Original symptom was error code 8007370B returned by search for updates.
Before discovering this forum, per KB947821, ran SURT.
Error code changed to 80070002.
Per KB910336, stopped Windows Update service and deleted temporary installation files, restarted Windows Update service. Ran SURT again.
Error code still 80070002.
Ran SFC /SCANNOW, result was "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation".
SFC log enclosed.
Most grateful for any help.

A:Windows Update errors 8007370B, 80070002 trying to start W10 upgrade

Hi Metahed,
suggest you follow this link, not enough time to sort it before Free offer expires.
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Roy

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I upgraded to Win 10 about a year ago on Microsoft's free upgrade program. I get the impression that my PC is now full of all sorts of unwanted crud - it has slowed to a crawl, and no amount of scans, cleaners, etc seem to help.
I want to completely scrub the drives (I have two full data backups) and reload the OS and software. I have all the software, but am not sure that the ISO I made when upgrading to Win 10 will still work if I load it and try to activate it. I have the product ID, but I guess that is generic to Win 10 Pro, and not specific to my license. With the free upgrade program, I never of course had a Product Key. With the Free Upgrade program now over, what will happen if I reformat and reload Win 10? Will I be able to activate it?

A:Reformatting a PC that is running a free upgrade Windows 10 Pro

Yes.

Activate Windows 10

Web search on "digital entitlement". Microsoft's activation servers will automatically activate new Win 10 install on the same hardware.

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I recenly upgraded my pc to windows 10 from 7 home premium. all my games ran fine with the directx 11. now they all run slow,my question is did windows default to an ealier version of directx and if so how can I get it to run directx 11 again. Thank you for consiering my problem Stymir

A:Games running slow after windows 10 upgrade

Stymir Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the problem you're up against is that Microsoft only supplies drivers with the most basic functionality, and what you really need for FULL functionality is the specialized drivers written for the specific hardware found in your HP PC -- and unfortunately, there are no HP Win10 drivers for your PC. HP only guarantees Win10 compatibility for machines made after August, 2013. HP does not have any schedule indicating when, or IF, they will be producing drivers for the older machines.This means that your PC is most likely NEVER going to be fully functional under Win10 because the drivers it needs for full functionality simply do not exist!  To restore full functionality, you would need to do a factory reset using HP Recovery Media to its original pre-installed OS. Good Luck

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A:How do you find out what your computer is running? (what windows os + SP upgrade)

Start > Run sysdm.cpl
 

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I recently installed a gtx 970 after doing a clean unistall of my r7 380 with guru gpu driver unistaller in safe mode. Ever since i installed the card I have been getting really long boot times and overall in general slowness browsing the web. Now I have ruled out the 970 as the culprit as i am able to play games smoothly and fine. I have done a driver wipe and unsitall driver with a fresh driver install on startup and the problem still consists. My specs are fx 8320, 8gb ram, evga b500 wattt psu, and evga 970. Do any body know what could be causing this? thanks
 

A:Windows 10/Computer running slow after GPU upgrade

Try downloading the latest driver from the video card manufacturer. Most people say the MS drivers are for stability and not performance.
 

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upgraded to win 10, ser no CNU1423QVS (or5?)cannot see a bios upgrade  suitable??

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I just bought a Hp Pavilion dv8000 laptop off of Ebay for my son. The previous owner installed Windows 7 on it and the computer runs real slow. The mouse is jumpy and lags. Some of the letters on the keyboard does not work and I searched online and found out these are common issues for the computer with an upgrade to Windows 7. Big problem is that when they installed Windows 7 they did not create a backup drive so the computer only has the C: drive so I can not restore to factory default like I would like to do. Anyone of any suggestions for me?
 

A:Hp Pavilion dv8000 with windows 7 upgrade running slow

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As in, keep all of my files and programs? Or will Windows 7 Ultimate clean my computer of everything? Because I hear that in order to save anything, I need to move it to an external hard drive. And if that's what I have to do, what's the difference between the Upgrade version of Windows and the System Builder of Windows if they both wipe my computer clean? If the only way to save anything is to move it to another storage space?

A:I've got Windows 7 Ultimate, the upgrade edition. Can I upgrade from Windows XP?

Yes there is no direct upgrade from XP to 7.  You need to do a clean install.  You can use WIndows Easy Transfer to simplify moving your documents and settings across.  Programs need to be re-installed in 7 (the upgrade advisor will tell you of any known compatibility problems).  It's quickest and easiest using an external HDD.  Guide here.  The installer is the same for all - the difference between the different versions is in the license.  The Upgrade version will not accept your product key if you try to install it on a computer that doesn't already have an OS.  The System Builder (OEM) version is tied to the machine it's installed on - the license does not allow for it to be transferred to a new PC.  The "full" retail version can be used for upgrades or installation on a new PC.

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I just purchased Windows 7 Home Premium to upgrade it from Windows Vista Home Premium, and when I popped in the disc, it does not show up! I tried a different disk, and yes it worked. I also tried putting the Windows 7 disk into my friends computer, and it showed up. I have tried many different things, and nothing works. I've tried re installing the driver, updating it, and several different fixing programs. Please help! Thanks in advance!

And I just realized that I posted this in the wrong part of the forum, but whatever!

A:Windows 7 Upgrade disk not read in DVD drive, running Vista x32

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jb9723


I just purchased Windows 7 Home Premium to upgrade it from Windows Vista Home Premium, and when I popped in the disc, it does not show up! I tried a different disk, and yes it worked. I also tried putting the Windows 7 disk into my friends computer, and it showed up. I have tried many different things, and nothing works. I've tried re installing the driver, updating it, and several different fixing programs. Please help! Thanks in advance!

And I just realized that I posted this in the wrong part of the forum, but whatever!


Ignoring whether it "shows up", what happens when you set your BIOS to boot from the DVD drive first and then restart your PC with the installation disc in the DVD drive?

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Hey everyone, I recently purchased an ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD and installed it in my Inspiron 7537. However, when I leave the computer on for extended periods of time the computer will crash and bluescreen, reboot, and the BIOS says there is no boot disk to be found. The strange thing is, the computer will boot back up with no issues after the power is turned completely off. 
At first, I thought this might be an issue with the drive itself, but I've tried multiple disk utilities (including CrystalDisk and the native disk utility in Windows) and they've all reported that the SSD is functioning. 
I've installed all the latest drivers from the dell support page, I've flashed the latest BIOS version, I've installed the most current version of windows 10 and verified the installation files. I can't seem to think of any reason for this to be happening other than the laptop is either broken or incompatible, both of which seem highly unlikely considering it was working fine before I instlalled the drive, and it is a newer machine and shouldn't be incompatible with a SATA drive. 
Another thing to note is, connecting the old HDD through USB via an external casing causes the issue to happen much faster, and sometimes will yield the windows recovery menu (suggesting it was trying to boot from the HDD)
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I've tried everything but I'm stumped. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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When I upgraded I lost use of the bluetooth service on my HP Pavillion DV7 notebook with
Intel Centrino Wireless-N o + WiMAX 6150 chip. The bluetooth driver was not working and identified as the Atheros driver. I went to the Intel site and downloaded and updated the latest Wimax 6150 driver for Windows 10 64 bit and
also updated the laptop chipset. The bluetooth driver was unchanged.
Upon further reading on the Intel site, I read that when the Wimax 6150 is using Windows 7, the bluetooth driver is Atheros, but when using Windows 8.1, or 10, it requires a Wimax 6150 bluetooth driver. Fair enough, except that Intel
does not offer this particular driver!
I tried first to update the Atheros driver, but it said it was the latest one, and up to date. I then deleted the Atheros driver hoping that its replacement would be installed with the Wimax 6150 update, but nothing happened. Now,
in Device Manager, I no longer have a line for bluetooth since I deleted the Atheros driver. Can someone point me to a site that has a Wimax 6150 bluetooth driver for Windows 10- I'd like to use my bluetooth service on this laptop!

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I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105.

Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to win7, which is no easy task since I have had to go out and find some of the drivers and service pack 3.

I am using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and need input on which of these 11 issues really are issues, and which I can skip and just install new once I upgrade.

Adobe issues -- I uninstalled it.

Toshiba Blue Tooth Stack for xp version 4.0 -- I downloaded and installed version 7.0, but have not uninstalled 4.0. It doesn't make sense to my feeble brain why I would have to uninstall 4.0 if I installed 7.0 unless it is because I downloaded the 7.0 instead of upgrading to it?

Here is a list of the rest:
MS .NET Framework 1.1 --I downloaded and installed a later version, so which version do I need to find?

Toshiba ConFigFree -- No clue what this is.

Intel ProSet/Wireless software -- ZeroCfgSvc Application -- No clue

Toshiba Utilities -- I have updated everything available from ms, so is this another one that I have to go find, and if so, what version?

To be uninstalled unless someone suggests otherwise:
Messenger
Realplayer
Realtek HD audio driver
Sonic Record now
Yahoo music engine

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!

A:XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis

1st, you can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7, you have to do a Clean Install which means boot the DVD and format the drive, so nothing you do to XP will have any effect.

Having said that, you can cheat

See here: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

My recommendation would be to do an image backup of the XP system then do a Clean Install (with format), apply all updates then start restoring your data from the backup. All software will have to be reinstalled, it can't be copied from the backup to Win 7.

Good tutorials here:

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have got myself into a bit of a mess.

I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista. To see if it improved the performance or if the laptop itself was rubbish. It did so I purchased an upgrade to windows home premium. When I enter the upgrade key it says I need the current key is invalid for upgrade and that I need to phone a number. Does this mean the software I brought is useless. I didn't want to buy a disc as I had read that using a upgrade key meant everything was kept. Is there anyway I can use the software I've brought. The computer recognises the key as an upgrade one.
Thanks.

A:Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade

Quote:
I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista.


You can not use the Windows Starter from your Notebook on your mother PC.
Doing so would be a invalid upgrade.

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Hi All,
I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP3 setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win 7 and Win 10, but I cannot get Windows Vista SP1 to upgrade.  I have tried many ways including
all of the fixits, through Windows update and through the stand alone.  I have also tried all of these steps, all to no avail:
You can't install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2: KB 2509997
You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: KB958056

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B": KB958040
Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista: "Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation": KB 946078
In Windows Update, it says successful installation sometimes, but then just keeps offering the Vista SP1 update.  Please help!
Thanks very much.  I have my CBS.log and Windowsupdate.log and I can post, but don't see how to do that.   Barry

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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 am planning to upgrade to WinXP Pro soon but I seem to have run into a problem. I plan on upgrading as opposed to full install because I can purchase WinXP Pro Upgrade from school for $25 (full version not available unfortunately). So, to make sure that none of my software or hardware will create an problem in the upgrade, I ran Microsoft XP Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor is telling me that my version of Win98 is not supported for upgrade. The exact message is as follows:

Blocking Issues

Unsupported Operating System Version
The version of Windows running is not supported. Setup can only upgrade
official releases. Setup will now exit.(the last part of course being the text message I would presumably receive if I were to attempt an upgrade)

See attachment for full Upgrade Advisor report.

For one I would like to know why Upgrade Advisor is telling me that Win98 on my machine is not supported. Could it be because I originally loaded Win95 and upgraded to Win98?

Also, I would like opinions on wether or not this will actually prevent me from upgrading. Especially if you have run into this problem.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Windows XP Upgrade Advisor Says Win98 not supported for upgrade.

That would be my guess that it will not upgrade an upgrade. That's what I thought when I read "official releases" in the log file.
 

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

Hi,
You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

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Since Windows 10 was announced that it will be free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, that got me hyped up. There are many things I've found about Windows 10 that makes me want to have it such as DirectX 12 and Windows Aero (one of the reasons why I love Windows 7). I signed up to the Windows Insider Program and got a slow but interesting feel of the Windows 10 Preview on VMWare Player and now I'm ready for the real thing! I reserved the upgrade for Windows 10 when it comes on July 29th just to be ready.

Only problem, its August and I haven't been given a message that says Windows 10 is ready to install.

Now I've read that when Windows 10 was released on the day of its launch, that the Microsoft servers have been running at their limits since a lot of people have waited the day and received their Windows 10 upgrade. I've googled some forums as well to find any other problems associated with the Windows 10 upgrade but none of them matched my description. I have the Windows logo notification on the taskbar, it just hasn't told me that Windows 10 is ready to install.

Now I'm not saying that this is taking too long and I want Windows 10 now, I'm only just a little nervous about how long this keeps up. I really hope that this doesn't drag on all the way till next year when the free upgrade option has expired, but this isn't much of a concern. I've heard of a Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and I have downloaded it but I decided not to install Windows 10 this as I have school an... Read more

A:Windows 10 Upgrade Notification: No upgrade ready message

Hi,
Well 10 does have some aspects of aero = windows snap... but it does not have windows glass
What it does have is opacity which unfortunately they did not give a slider to control the amount of opacity

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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Like the topic says, trying to upgrade to windows xp - abit with a "full install" disc. So far I've not figured out how to do this, or if it's even possible. I tried inserting the disc while in windows 98, but it didn't give me an option to upgrade.
 

A:Windows XP: Can I upgrade from 98 with full (not upgrade) disc?

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Recently upgraded from Windows 7Home to Pro. After a while I keep getting non genuine error page. MS support initially said it is Genuine and did a remote fix but error still returns. Next time MS support say its a known issue due to Malware that only their subscription service can remove. I have run a Malware check, using MS's own Malware checker and found 1 file called TrojanDropper win32/ Rotbrow.d. This has been removed. Norton have also done a deep clean and found nothing. Running scannow it tells me there are windows files it cannot repair but in the CBS.log there is no "Cannot repair" flagged up. Running MGADiag I get a list of tampered files. I have another machine with the Windows 7 Home on it and I've tried to replace the suspect files to no avail. If anyone can help I'd be obliged.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KPGQV-TR48C-HTG63
Windows Product Key Hash: yrW7o3B10jiOtqj/nIyuxa6Aisw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-619-7585003-85923
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {719E5BE0-D838-4507-B86D-E24B2DF62B13}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.wi... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Genuine on upgrade but fails later

I may have solved this myself, by reading a lot of posts here folks so that you so much. It's great to have real support out there. I realised I have to go through the procedure of taking ownership of files, granting admin rights and copying stuff in manually. At last it past the MS validation test online for the first time. Hopefully this will be of help to others.

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guys i have windows 8 pro. i want windows 10 . i cant upgrade to windows 8.1 and then get the upgrde for windows 10. please help me. when i go to the store i dont see the windows 8.1 update nor the windows 10 update

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Hi.  My Elitebook was factory installed with windows 7, but had a free upgrade to windows 10 included.  I successfully upgraded to windows 10 no problems and ran windows 10 for the last couple of years.  The last couple of days my system completely crashed and I have had to reformat it and use theHP recovery tool to get it operating again.  But - it returned it to Windows 7, not Windows 10.  So my question is how do I recover my free upgrade to windows 10 ?  

A:Windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 - cannot locate upgrade li...

@Tonykiwi Sorry, but basically -- you don't!  The HP Recovery function is designed to return the PC to its original OS, not the one you Upgraded to. At this point, if you want Win10 back on the PC, you will have to do the upgrade again.Good Luck

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Hi Guys,

Thank you very much for your help last time. I guess I have a real challenge for you this time. The last time I tried to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1. I was not able to download anything from the internet.... As I tried to reformat my computer and reinstall windows it did not let me. I had to use one of the Sony Vaiogate apps to do this. Nevertheless I spent 2 days rebuilding my computer. In the end I managed it but I turned off all upgrades (because if I upgrade it sees my home wifi router, it connects to the internet, but the browser does not see it and I am unable to use the internet.). My computer has been running without any kind of upgrades (except for the anti-virus software) for about a year now. How can I then upgrade from windows 8 to windows 10 if my computer is not able to get connected to the internet again after the first upgrade? Can I get a windows 10 installation DVD if I send you my windows 8 registration number? Do you have any kind of solution to this problem? Thank you.

A:How do I upgrade to windows 10 with windows 8 upgrade prob

You can only get the free Windows 10 upgrade only if you are currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, see this:
Windows 10 FAQ & Tips - Microsoft

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