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Re-upgrading a Windows 7 Professional 64 Notebook downgraded...

Q: Re-upgrading a Windows 7 Professional 64 Notebook downgraded...

I got an HP 250 G5 notebook with Windows 7 Professional 64 installed and activated by the manufacturer (as it is possible through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64). No Producy Key is available, though, being placed only in firmware, I presume, for the Windows 10 derivation. So, the question is if it is in theory possible to re-install Windows 10 Pro 64, with only the original rights and virtual product key, and in which of these ways: Clean install of the OS, with loss of pre-installed programs;Upgrade of the OS;Dual boot system, in case. Thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Re-upgrading a Windows 7 Professional 64 Notebook downgraded...

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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I am a college student enrolled in A+ PC Repair, for my A+ PC Technicians certificate, I recently downgraded my OS from Windows Media Edition to Windows XP Professional. I currently own a Gateway. As soon as I was able to get into the desktop, the computer had no recollection of any drivers, possibly because from scratch they were all outdated which meant that I needed a flash drive and another computer to download all the drivers. While I did that, the computer suddenly refused to read any usb ports, it read once, I used a Sony Flash USB Drive, and it had something like Virtual Compress, which I clicked just to see what it was, it seems like it didn't do anything however. Anyways after a few weeks of trying to figure out how to get it online, I was looking over the internet and doing various modifications to it. I eventually took the entire computer apart and put it back together ,which seemed to fix the speed issues and even allowed some drivers to be reread. However after I fixed the BIOS settings, to their default settings, and tried to get into the OS I started getting this Blue Screen error stating IO System Verification Error in NCIS.SYS (WDM Driver 24b) (NTFS.SYS+6a3fc at BAF1B3FC) and I cannot get into the login screen. However when I run the computer in Safe Mode, the computer runs perfectly, even with Safe Mode Networking. Any suggestions?

A:Downgraded from Windows Media Edition to Windows XP Professional...ERRORS!

First things first, how did you downgrade? What steps did you follow?

Next what "modifications" have you done?

As for safe mode, it would load fine as none of the drivers and non-essential files are loaded, so there are no conflicts etc.

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I checked the windows website and it showed that Windows 2000 Professional is upgradeable to Windows XP Professional, as I am using a work laptop I was wandering does that mean if I were to upgrade to XP then all the previous settings, e.g. the log on profiles, will be maintained and there will be a seamless transition?
 

A:Upgrading Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP Professional

you should be able to upgrade and keep your current setting and files.
 

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I have windows 7 ultimate installed on my computer. The problem is, it is not genuine and it keeps asking me to enter the product key.
Originally I had windows vista installed on my computer which eventually caught virus and crashed. So I borrowed a windows disk from a friend and installed it.

Now with windows 7 ultimate installed on my pc, I was wondering if I should purchase windows 7 upgrade or full edition? Again, the windows 7 installed on my computer is not genuine, that's why I'm buying a genuine windows.

So, should I buy upgrade or full version?

Thanks in advance

A:Upgrading to windows 7 professional

Upgrade version will only work with an older version of Windows (XP, Vista). You would want to get a fresh install of full edition of 7 anyways. You can check on Ebay or Craigslist for Student versions to save money.

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Hi 
 
I had recently ordered  a HP Notebook  model  15-AC167TU 15.6-inch Laptop (Celeron N3050/2GB/500GB/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics)  online from Amazon.in website.
 
The OS type is mentioned as Windows 10.
 
Is it "Windows 10 Home" or "Windows 10 Professional".
 
Please clarify the OS type for this model  HP 15-AC167TU 15.6-inch Laptop .
 
If its "Windows 10 Home" , then can I upgrade it to "Windows 10 Professional" for free ? Otherwise how much I need to pay in   USD or Indian rupees, as the Notebook is purchased from India.
 
thanks in advance!
 
Best Regards
VETRI
 
Mobile: [Personal Information Removed]
India.
 
 

A:Is it Windows 10 Home or Professional ? in HP Notebook mod...

From the official specs for that model: Operating System:Windows 10 Home (64-bit) No, Windows 10 Pro would be a paid upgrade. On the settings/update and security/activation page will be a link to contact Microsoft about upgrading to Pro. I don't know what that costs in India, but its $99 US here in the States: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-windows-10-pro Before you do that I would be sure you really need the Pro version. Many people do not; some do. You are just not going to find vendors including Windows 10 Pro in laptops selling for about $325 US.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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While trying to upgrade from Windows 98SE to XP professional I get a compatibility message that says upgrade is blocked because my HPT366 ultra ATA/66 IDE controller is not compatible. Is there anything I can do, such as a driver upgrade?
 

A:Solved: upgrading to Windows XP professional

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Hello All,

I am asking on behalf of a friend who is a computer phobic and owns the same make and model Toshiba laptop as me. He would like to go back to Windows XP Professional instead of Windows Vista business.

His hard drive is Western Digital WD 1200BEVS Hard drive. He told me that when he went to install Windows XP it came with no HDD. I am not sure if I can mention the chipset here but here it is anyway. The chipset is a Intel (r) ICH8M ultra ata storage controllers-2850. Any advice in a simple format would be gratefull. He has downloaded the bios upate and nlite at work on a computer with some help with from a I.T technician on to a thumb (flash) drive)

I am thanking anyone who can help on behalf of my friend who is a computer phobic and does not have a interweb connection.

A:How to install Windows XP Professional on Toshiba notebook?

Usually if you write about such issues you should also inform us which notebook model do you have or which model hast your friend.

Please don?t understand me wrong but on this forum you can find hundreds of threads with the same theme and very good answers and solutions. Have you maybe searched this forum if you can find some similar thread?
Problem is missing SATA driver and this driver must be loaded before WXP installation starts.

But before we start discussion is friend?s notebook supported for WXP?
Have you checked Toshiba download page if WXP drivers are available?

Out of curiosity: has your friend created recovery disc?

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I INSTALL ON MY WINDOWS notebook HP SPECTER 10 PROFESSIONAL. ALTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL CD NOT ALLOW THE VERSION AND LEAVING HOME

A:I INSTALL ON MY WINDOWS notebook HP SPECTER 10 PROFESSIONAL....

Hi,You can install any version you want on your notebook. However only the originally installed version will be automatically activated by Microsoft. If you want to activate a different version you will need to purchase a product key. Hope it helps,David

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Right now I'm trying to upgrade my computer to make full use of all 32 GB of ram I have. I am running windows 7 home premium 32 bit, and I'm trying to upgrade to professional 64 bit. I burned the .iso file onto a DVD-R disk(I don't think this is the problem), but when I boot from it it says device drivers are missing and I should install the drivers. It always comes to the same screen, and I can't get past it. I've tried putting all the driver disks I know of in it, but it doesn't find any. I have tried everything from messing with the SATA bios settings to updating the bios to re-burning the iso file, but nothing works. Is this because I'm trying to install professional after having home premium? Is there some way I can avoid this problem without buying anything? Do I have to do a windows anytime upgrade to professional and then do it? I am really confused right now and I don't know what to do. I've been trying this for two weeks and it still doesn't work.

Thanks in advance

A:HELP! windows not upgrading from home premium x32 to professional x64!

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are you actually trying to do an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. You can't do an upgrade as such, you have to do a complete reinstall. So that means you will lose all data on your hard drive, so you should make sure you have a back up of all your private files. You will also have to reinstall any other software programs you currently use, so you need to make sure you have their activation codes on hand.

Check out this tutorial for how to install Windows 7.

Clean Install Windows 7

You will also need to have an activation key for Windows Professional x64.

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I have a quick question. I installed a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop a while back. I recently purchase a copy of Windows 7 Professional (from Digital River). I want to use my Home Premium license to put on my netbook which is currently running XP.

Anyway, I would like to upgrade the desktop without losing any data. Can I use my key that I received from Digital River to do the Anytime Upgrade? Is there any downside to doing it that way?

Next, when I go to install Home Premium on my netbook, will it activate without me having to call in?

A:Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional

yes to first question
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows

you might have to call ms to active home premium on netbook, however, you might be fortunate and not need to call. Phone activation is done through automated system.

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I'm upgrading and doing the backup/restore disks for my files now. Will I be able to load those when I have Windows 7 installed. I wasn't able just to upgrade since I had Windows Vista Home.
 

A:Upgrading from Vista Home to Windows 7 Professional?

If you are doing a "Clean or Custom Install" of Windows 7 instead of an in place upgrade, then you will have to reinstall all of your programs over again. Your data files such as Photos/Videos, Documents, MP3(or any music), can be restored to your new installation of windows, but installed programs, will have to be reinstalled fresh. Stand alone programs, such as those that run without installation, Similar to Belkarc Advisor, or Speed Fan can be saved and used without installation as well.
 

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Hi,
 
Model No- HP Pavilion dv6330ea Notebook PC. Refer to the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3411896&
 
I am planning to upgrade my system from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.
 
As soon I install windows 7 professional,
q1]  can i connect to the internet and download all the updates laid by windows update 
 
OR
 
do  need to install first all the hp drivers and software and then download updates from windows update?
 
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q2] Please let me know step by step which one to install first. like 1] quick launch button, 2] nvidia, etc
 
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Forget to mention last month i had the problem in power cable in my laptop so i have removed it But my quickplay button "power cable" were working fine so i had replaced this cable with laptop power cable. At present i dont have power cable for my quick play buttons. i will buy power cable for quick play button later because it is very difficult to get in India for hp notebook and little bit expensive.
 
q3] Will there will be any problem if i install windows 7 because of this?
 
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Microsoft is offering an upgrade from XP to Windows 8 for $39.99.

Will I lose anything in the upgrade?

A:Upgrading From XP To Windows 8 Professional: Will I Lose Any Installed Apps?

There is no true upgrade from XP to Windows 8 so you will need to do what is essentially a clean install. Your data will be preserved but all applications will need to be installed. The only upgrade to Windows 8 that preserves installed applications is from Windows 7.

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I am trying to install XP on my 2000 but it says: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional to Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
Setup cannot continue.

Do i have to reformat my HD?
Do i have to reinstall everything on my HD some stuff i dont have the cd any more.
Like Office 2003
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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I have Windows XP Professional 32 bit.   I have done some searching and found that I can upgrade to Windows Vista Professional 32 bit without losing my programs and data.  My question is:
Is there a website that I can download the upgrade or would it be best just to buy the upgrade disc?

A:Upgrading Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Professionl

I believe you would be better off buying the upgrade disk. I do not know of anyplace Vista can be downloaded legally. But, if you can run Vista, I would advise you to check if you can run Windows 7 instead which is a much better option. You should also make sure if there are Vista or Window  7 drivers available for all of your devices.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

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I'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode? - Microsoft Answers

TIA

A:Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cover


I'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode? - Microsoft Answers

TIA


Use virtual pc: since you have Home Premium you can't use the new one but the old one works fine:Download: Virtual PC 2007 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Install XP in this VPC and enjoy ;p your programs will run fine

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Here's my computer Specs

Model: Asus F6VE

Processor : P8800 @2.66GHz
Installed Ram: 4 GB (3GB Usable)
Graphics: ATI HD4570

System Type: Windows 7 Professional 32bit

The Random Freezing occurs since July/August 2011, it occurs when I used Skype/Gaming/Browing videos streaming, since thats the major things I do.

I had formatted my laptop and installed a new copy but Doesnt help. The probelm had already occurred 2 months.

So I bought down to ASUS since it was under warranty.

Ram: Tested ok
HDD : Tested ok

Firstly, the system was running fine, so they did a format but when I bought it home, the freeze occured,

Then they changed the hard disk even though it was tested ok, but the freeze occurred.

Followed by the whole motherboard was changed, and yet the freeze occur

So I was told not to install and drivers, using the generic drivers that were already installed in my system + the latest ATI driver, it was working fine, for 2 days,

However I noticed after the windows update where SP1 was installed, my system starts to freeze again. I downloaded the hotfix but doesnt help, anyone have any idea what to do next or could it be other hardware failure?

A:Random Freezing for Notebook ASUS F6VE Windows 7 Professional 32bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by devower


Here's my computer Specs

Model: Asus F6VE

Processor : P8800 @2.66GHz
Installed Ram: 4 GB (3GB Usable)
Graphics: ATI HD4570

System Type: Windows 7 Professional 32bit

The Random Freezing occurs since July/August 2011, it occurs when I used Skype/Gaming/Browing videos streaming, since thats the major things I do.

I had formatted my laptop and installed a new copy but Doesnt help. The probelm had already occurred 2 months.

So I bought down to ASUS since it was under warranty.

Ram: Tested ok
HDD : Tested ok

Firstly, the system was running fine, so they did a format but when I bought it home, the freeze occured,

Then they changed the hard disk even though it was tested ok, but the freeze occurred.

Followed by the whole motherboard was changed, and yet the freeze occur

So I was told not to install and drivers, using the generic drivers that were already installed in my system + the latest ATI driver, it was working fine, for 2 days,

However I noticed after the windows update where SP1 was installed, my system starts to freeze again. I downloaded the hotfix but doesnt help, anyone have any idea what to do next or could it be other hardware failure?


Doesnt sound like hardware since it worked fine for two days after re-install.. Sounds more like a driver

Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.
1-Memtest.

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At long last I'm ready to replace my trusty Adaptec 2940UW with a 2940U2W. All my hard drives are SCSI, one will be retired at this upgrade (not the boot drive).

I'm concerned there may be problems if I just simply swapped the two controllers, ie worries about getting a STOP "Inaccessible Boot Disk" screen, but I don't really want to go through all the rigmarole of reinstalling Windows 2000 "just in case".

What do the august contributors to this forum think would be a sensible series of steps to make sure the switchover is smoothe and which hopefully avoids a reinstall?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

A:Advice please: upgrading mass storage adapter in Windows 2000 Professional

before you make the switch, copy the setup files/drivers to the hard drive. then power off the system, replace the card and reboot to safe mode. Set your drivers in Safe Mode then reboot from there. Windows should see it and run with it with no problems.

After all...Isn't 2000 supposed to be Plug & PRAY???
 

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I can not connect to my own router wirelessly. after upgrading to windows 10 and resetting the router. my all mobile devices at home can connwct to the router wirelessly, and my notebook can connect to my mobile's hotspot. But my notebook won't connect to my router. Please help.

A:notebook not connecting to router after upgrading to windows...

Hi, Kindly check the troubleshooting listed here. Please give us an update regarding your issue. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04649175




"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"

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I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade 7 Advisor for upgrading from Vista.  Advisor recommends getting updates to following programs: Windows 7 Upgrade AdvisorHP MediaSmart DVDversion 2.1.2328Hewlett-Packard Windows 7 Upgrade AdvisorHP Total Care Setupversion 1.1.2413.2876 Windows 7 Upgrade AdvisorProtectSmart Hard Drive Protectionversion 3.10.1.7 I am having difficulties determine what is the updated versions of these programs.  Please advise. Thank you 













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A:Upgrading laptop HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook with Windows Vista...

Hi: Here is the W7 version of the HP MediaSmart DVD software... 4.2.4701 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50935.exe ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection for W7... 4.0.3.1 Rev. A http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45501-46000/sp45501.exe I believe this software supercedes the total care advisor software...suggest you uninstall the previous version first. IMO, this software is not necessary for your PC to function correctly. This package provides an updated version of the HP Advisor Software for the supported PC models and operating systems. The HP Advisor Software provides easy-to-use one-stop-access to software, services, solutions, and support from HP and its partners. 3.4.12850.3526 Rev. E http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50046.exe

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Hello everyone,

Well, I am about ready to jump on the Windows 7 Express. However, I have a few questions.

First...here is what my system is running:
Model: Sony Vaio VGN-SR190E
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Memory: 4 gigs ram, I think 160 gig hard drive

Anyway, I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and it gave me a list of programs that I would need to uninstall first--iTunes, Windows Mobile Device Center, and some Sony bloatware that I'm not going to reinstall once I'm running Windows 7. However...it also told me to uninstall my wireless internet software (Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software). If this is indeed what I think it is, is uninstalling this *really* necessary? I would like to be able to get updates from the internet as I install Windows 7, so if I could leave this on so my computer could access the internet...that would be great.

Thank you for any help,
Michael
 

A:Solved: Upgrading Sony Vaio VGN-SR190E Notebook to Windows 7

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I am having a major issue upgrading. Here is what happens.
I have the ISO file which i have mounted to a virtual drive using virtual clone drive.
I run the install process and select upgrade.
Install goes fine up until reboot of system.
After reboot i am presented with a message informing me that Windows was unable to upgrade due to a compatibility issue, however it cannot tell me what exactly this issue is. I was also told that i would be reverted back to Windows 7 with all docs and settings intact.

After windows 7 booted my user profile had been removed, nothing was in library and all app data had been wiped. I searched my hard drive deeply for my lost files and was unsuccessful.

Anyone have any ideas why this may have happened? I would be grateful as i wish to give Windows 8 a go but am worried the same thing may happen again.

Regards

A:Upgrading from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Pro

Welcome EightForums.

Look for a folder called windows.old, files would have been there.








Originally Posted by Microsoft



? Make sure you?re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

? Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:
XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

? Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.




Always better to do a clean install.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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I have heard and seen horror stories or situations when attempting to upgrade not clean install a new os. For example the whole win98 to w2k doesnt fly good because of the fat32 to ntfs deal. so what about upgrading w2k pro with ntfs to xp pro with ntfs? is this a good thing to do now a days or is it still better to just perform a clean install over my existing os. I really would like to keep my stuff intact, but I dont want a crappy xp upgrade. So what type of issues have you guys had upgrading w2k to xp pro...
 

A:upgrading from W2K Professional to XP Professional

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Yesterday I upgraded one computer from windows 10 version 1607 to version 1703 (OS Build 15063.13) using the Microsoft Update Assistant.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-windows_install/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-creators-update/74dbfd8a-d36b-4939-bc24-e99bf9374fe7
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant
This is disk management on the computer that was upgraded using the Microsoft Update Assistant:

This computer was used to reproduce a Windows defender offline blue screen boot loop.  The troubleshooting menu on a windows 10 1607 iso did not have startup options with safe mode and command prompt to turn off windows driver verifier.  The partitions
on the SSD drive were deleted making the drive unallocated.  Then the windows 10 version 1607 was installed.  And as above it was upgraded to version 1703 yesterday without any problems.  The Windows defender offline incompatibility problem
with Windows driver verifier was tested with windows 10 version 1703 and the blue screen boot loop was fixed by Microsoft so that it is no longer occurs.
A second computer had the option via windows updates to get an early edition of 1703.
This update method was selected and this morning it displayed:
Something went wrong.
Error code 0xc1900200
This computer had Windows 10 version 1607 and also had a Windows defender offline blue screen boot loop.  It was fixed in a store.  There the... Read more

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I am currently using Windows 98ME. I want to upgrade to XP Professional. Is this tricky to do? Do I need to know about any quirks before I embark on this venture? Thanks for any assistance.

Linda
 

A:Upgrading from ME to XP Professional

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I have a computer with XPsp2 and would like to upgrade to XP pro. Does anyone have any reccomendations or should I just plug it in and let the chips fall where they may?
One more note, I do NOT have any OS disks except the XP Pro, that's why I want to change it.

THANKS ALL!!!!!!
 

A:Upgrading(?) XP to XP Professional.

I guess you have XP Home now? . . And your Pro edition is an Upgrade version?

Upgrades ( installing one Operating System on top of another ) seldom go well . . however, Home is so close to Pro that it should not cause any issues . .

For the best result, a clean install is reccomended.

Either way, be sure to back up any important data before letting chips fall . .
 

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I have a computer with the Windows 7 Home edition and want to ugrade it to Professional edition. I do have the Professional edition, but I dont have a Professional edition serial key. Can I use the serial key for the Home edition on the Professional?

A:Upgrading to Professional

Your Serial Key from Windows 7 Home will not work for Windows 7 Professional..

I believe Microsoft is offering a deal for there "Anytime Upgrades"(US only)

Go to your start button and search Anytime Upgrade from there you can find out how much an upgrade will cost..

Hope this Helps..

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I have attempted to upgrade to win 10 multiple times now since the last week in July. I continually get an error 80070005.

Here is my windows update log. I see that this error is quite common. I have called twice and gotten two completely different responses, neither, obviously has worked. One person even told me that I had to contact HP because my OEM has my computer locked?? Could someone who actually knows how to resolve this please contact me.

Thanks
Stephen Simmons

A:Upgrading win 7 home professional to win 10

Have you looked this thread on that error?
Windows 10 error 80070005 - Microsoft Community

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I just bought an old IBM workhorse laptop with a Windows XP Professional label on the underside. HOWEVER - it is not running XP Pro, just plain old XP Home. I have a CD of the XP Pro install and I am tempted to take a backup and then fire up the CD of XP Pro and install it.

Any thoughts or warnings?

I don't want to go up to Vista or Windows-7 as I am quite happy with the way XP Pro performs for me.

A:Upgrading XP Hometo XP Professional

IMO most do not need the extra features, for average home XPbHome will do all you need. I had it on my Dell for a couple of years and pulled it for Home, another plus Home runs slightly faster then Pro.

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During the installation portion it starts to load some Sis650 device, and afterwards it restarts setup over and over again. I looked up Sis650 and found out that it's a chipset sitting on the P4 chip. I'm not sure what to do next, If i stop the installation will it go back to XP Home Please Help!!!!!!!!!
 

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I am thinking of upgrading from XP Home to Professional. I just have a few questions.

How do I know if I need/can run the 64-bit version rather than the 32-bit version?

Would I even want the 64-bit version? (laptop used mainly for gaming, internet, music.)

Would I really want Professional over Home?

Thanks!!

A:Home vs. Professional...upgrading?

Go with Pro if you are in a Domain setting at work.
Otherwise stay with XP Home for your described application use (gaming, internet, music).

64-bit version? Do you have a 64-bit Processor installed?


Quote:




The "x64 Edition" is not to be confused with the "64-bit Edition", as the latter was designed for IA-64 (Intel Itanium) processors. They both are commonly referred to as "64-bit Windows" by Microsoft due to their similarities from the developers' point of view.

Warning - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition cannot be successfully installed on x86 (32-bit) systems or 64-bit Intel Itanium-based systems. 32-bit device drivers are not supported on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

Minimum:
AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support CPUs *
256 MB of RAM *
1.5 GB of available hard disk space *
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
64-bit Device Drivers

Maximum:
128 GB of RAM (16 TB of Virtual Memory)
2 Physical CPUs (With Hyper-threading 4 Virtual CPUs)

Recommended:
AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support CPU *
256 MB of RAM or higher *
1.5 GB of available hard disk space *
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter with at least 8 MB of video ... Read more

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Is there anyway to upgrade from Windows 7 64x Professional to Windows 7 64x Enterprise?

I've tried simply changing the version seen in the registry to Enterprise and the install looked like it was going to work but once it finished there was a blue screen and my computer rebooted as it was before the upgrade took place.

I've also looked into doing an Anytime Upgrade but it is nowhere to be found on my computer.

A:Upgrading from Professional to Enterprise?

Sorry, I don't think that is possible. See this article: Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

It looks like you will need to do a clean install.

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Hi, I'm new to the forums and figured this would be the best place to ask my question. I've looked all over the internet for the past two days and have just looked through the tutorials on the forums but can't seem to find anything that would help me. Currently I'm running a multiboot with XP and Vista Business (64 bit) and wanted to get rid of XP altogether and just have a Vista/7 multiboot. I have a partition set up for XP with 20 gigs. I was wondering if it would be safe to force delete the volume so that I have free space to create a partition for the 7 upgrade from Vista?

A:Upgrading to 7 Professional on a multiboot

Welcome!

Yes, you can just delete the XP partition, and install Windows 7 there.

Windows 7 will create a new boot loader on its partition, and add Vista to it's BCD.

Just a warning, 20GB is mighty small for a Windows 7 partition. You may want to consider buying a bigger hard drive.

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Have XP Home installed on my present system and bought a full version of XP Professional . Can this be full version be installed over or should I say will this upgrade my XP Home without deleting any of my present programs and documents?
 

A:Solved: Upgrading from XP Home to Xp Professional

Yes. Boot from the CD. Follow the prompts. After agreeing to the license, just choose to repair/upgrade the present installation. All your programs and files will remain intact.

But, the usual warning, things can go wrong (though rarely in this situation). You should have all your data backed up anyway, right?
 

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I need some help in resolving a problem that I don't even know if I have enough knowledge to explain. I recently purchased a new computer system (which I am using now). My second computer is an HP pavillion that had 98SE on it. Here's the problem: I use the second computer to store literally thousands of photos on. It is not connected to the internet. All of my photo software (and photos) were in the programs folder. Last week I mistakingly right clicked on the programs tab while in windows explorer and deleted it. I tried with no success to retrieve it. As a last resort, I had windows 2000 professional and loaded it on the computer and it loaded properly. I downloaded the various software for my photos (picasa, digipics) and when I downloaded my first photos into those programs the resolution was horrible...and the picasa software stated that I had to have a minimum screen resolution to run the program....I went into the tab for my monitor and it stated that I did have the resolution required...but I can't open picasa or when I try and open a photo it doesn't look right. I went on the windows website and copied Service Pack 4 for windows 2000 thinking that may resolve the issue. When I tried to download it on my other computer it would not download becaue "the address could not be resolved" ? I am assuming that because I downloaded it from my new computer it would not let me take that disk to the other computer. Long story short...can someone pr... Read more

A:Help with upgrading from 98se to 2000 Professional

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Dear Techies,

First kindly apologise me, if this is repeated question or wrong forum.

I have laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100 model) with Win XP Home (pre-installed)
I have upgradte to Win XP Professional. How to do this. I am confused with buzz words like OEM copy cannot be upgraded with retail one etc etc.


Laptop configuration:
1. Intel dual core 1.8 GHZ
2. 80 GB hard disk
3. 512 MB RAM
4. Win XP Home Edition V 5.1 Build 5600 with SP2

How to upgrade this to Win XP Professional. Please provide me detailed answer

A:Upgrading WIn XP home to XP Professional: Laptop

hello ,

so you want to upgrade

well start your pc / let it load to the desktop

now prep your system by doing this

scan for viruses / spyware / trojans / maleware / ect ...

do a disk cleanup / empty all caches thru the internet options / then defrag

then do a back up on all data

then defrag

reboot

when you get back to the desk top and all activity ends insert the (Windows Xp Pro cd )

when the splash screen loads select (install window xp) you will then get a scan to see if your system is compadible !!

then you will get another screen / this is the selection process where you can do a full in stall or a upgrade

select upgrade/ then install/ for if you do a full install it will wipe everything from your drive and you will have a raw version of (XP Pro) on yur system and you will have to updated drivers and reinstall everything

now you will get to a section when window will ask you where you want to install the new installation / you will want to install into the old version / it will give you a warning but ignore this or you will have 2 operating systems on your system

it will be all good

then the rest of the set up will be normal as if you are doing a fresh install but you will noy loose anything

the backup of data is just to make sure none of it will get corrupted or lost

then do a defrag & your updates & defrag again

then get back to us

Mike

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Is this possible without doing any damage to my computer? I was trying to set up my laptop so I could connect to the network at the school I work at. The computer guy played with my computer for a while, researched, and found that XP Home wasn't capable of doing it.

What he did was give me an "extra" XP professional disk that came with one of the school computers. It wasn't used since the school system has it's own license for XP. If I install Pro, would it do anything to my laptop? Would it "reset" my laptop to "factory settings" or would it just change the windows?

Thanks
 

A:"Upgrading from XP home to XP Professional?

It'll be fine. It's installing software not removing. Done it before myself, no worries.
 

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I have an Emachine with XP Home. Recently, I upgraded the system to XP Professional. I have two hard drives C and D in my computer. Drive C is used for the operations system mainly and D is for some other stuff. After the upgrade, I found that the executable files in drive D are not functioning properly. When I double click on the .exe file, they will flash out a window and disappear but will not execute as before. The icons of those exe files are all become the same which is not before the upgrade. After I changed back to XP Home, those files become all right again.

Could anyone tell me what's going on and how I can solve this problem? Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Got Problem With .exe Files When Upgrading From Xp Home To Professional

How did you install xp pro, upgrade or clean install? When you went back to windows home did you reinstall or do a system rollback?

If you did a clean install or xp pro, I would guess that it did not register the programs on the second drive. If you did a roll back to xp home it would then have remembered those programs.

If this is the case then when you reinstall xp pro you could do an upgrade, which would preserve your settings or reinstall the programs after upgrading.

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I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional x86 that I would like to upgrade to, the dell laptop came with and is currently running Vista Home Premium x86 (it came with the computer). It has all the free updates, I don't know about Microsoft's pricing for service packs, but if that is an issue, I can check this later and report back. Personally, I'm a Mac guy, so if I omit any relevant details, please let me know.

I'd like to upgrade it from a 32 bit version to another 32 bit version. That's easy I think.
I'd like to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Win 7 Professional and I think that is where I'll have to get into custom install junk.

I used Vista's built in backup/restore utility to backup to a USB hard drive, before backing up I had to check/repair the disk, which completed successfully. Is this type of backup going to be compatible with Win7 backup/restore utility (hopefully they're the same, I really hope).

I also ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, it told me to uninstall Windows One Live Care or whatever it is, so I will do that. It also said to uninstall iTunes. I found this post http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7music/thread/f20498d1-c39c-4a7c-9086-e6111de9fb57, and that seems to be a good idea instead of uninstalling (can someone advise me with their opinion or experience).

So to recap my concerns...
-Are Vista backup restorable in 7?
-Do I have to do a custom Windows 7 install going from Vista... Read more

A:Upgrading x86 Vista Premium to Win7 Professional

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I was able to connect to AOL on xp home. But, after I upgraded to xp professional, it is not connecting to aol. It is giving an error message saying "AOL has detected connection problem with the computer, please restart the computer". It is happening always. I did check the modem information and it says the device is working properly. Any Idea on what might be the problem??

Thanks
Madhav
 

A:Problem connecting to AOL after upgrading to xp professional from home

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Hi guys,

I've been using Windows XP Professional for several years and am quite happy with it. My roomate has a desktop that she bought some years ago and it came with Windows XP Starter Edition installed. Lately I've been trying to help her upgrade from her XP SE to XP Pro but before doing this I have some questions:

1. Is Windows XP SE at all upgradable to XP Pro? The reason I ask this is because:
1.1 I accessed "How to install or upgrade to Windows XP" on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941, but it does not mention Windows XP Starter Edition as one of the options of OS to be upgraded (only mentions Win98, Windows ME and Windows 2000 Pro
1.2 I also accessed http://www.comztek.com/Admin/ProdManager/dbview1.asp?name=228 and it says "You may not upgrade to Windows XP Professional from Windows XP Starter Edition,. as this goes against Microsoft’s End User License Agreement (EULA)"... is this true??​2. In case Windows XP SE can in fact be upgraded to XP Pro, I have 2 questions:
2.1 To start the installation should I simply boot the desktop normally and then insert the Win XP CD on the CD-ROM unit and choose the option "upgrade"?​2.2 Will files in the desktop and installed programs be preserved? Or will my roomate need to install all the program she uses again? What about local files of Outlook Express and the MSN Messenger emoticons? Will these be lost?​
Any other recommendations??

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A:Solved: Upgrading to XP Professional from XP Starter Edition

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Hi,
      I have a Windows 10 Home edition. In this version of Windows updates are automatic and get installed on the system on their own. This creates problems for my work and also causes network usage spikes at my home network. I cannot set the network to be metered because then most of my other downloads and other background processes stops. I need a mechanism via which I can control when the updates are downloaded and installed. Frankly I could never understand this idocity of having automatic updates.

       So my question is this, if I upgrade to Windows 10 Professional will it give me the control which was previously present with Windows 7 where I could turn off automatic updates and then check for updates when it was convenient to me?
________________________
Have a nice day
Amardeep

A:Will upgrading to Win 10 Professional allow me to control downloads and installation of patches and hotfixes

Partial yes. You cannot totally shut it off (although somehow I was able to carryover that setting on my Windows 8 system after upgrading to Windows 10). Pro will allow you (through Group Policy Editor) to set Windows Update to tell you when updates are available but not download or install them until you physically click the "Download" button. I have sat on updates for several days using this option. Information here
    (www.windowscentral.com/how-stop-updates-installing-automatically-windows-10).
However things change with the upcoming Creators Update. You get more control, even with the Home version. You will get a pop-up notification indicating when updates are available to install. You then will have the option to pick a date and time when the updates are installed (apparently they will be downloaded but not yet physically installed until you reboot). Also the maximum "Hours" you can say not to install any updates increases from 12 to 18.
JohnD

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Hi,
      I have a Windows 10 Home edition. In this version of Windows updates are automatic and get installed on the system on their own. This creates problems for my work and also causes network usage spikes at my home network. I cannot set the network to be metered because then most of my other downloads and other background processes stops. I need a mechanism via which I can control when the updates are downloaded and installed. Frankly I could never understand this idocity of having automatic updates.

       So my question is this, if I upgrade to Windows 10 Professional will it give me the control which was previously present with Windows 7 where I could turn off automatic updates and then check for updates when it was convenient to me?
________________________
Have a nice day
Amardeep

A:Will upgrading to Win 10 Professional allow me to control downloads and installation of patches and hotfixes

Partial yes. You cannot totally shut it off (although somehow I was able to carryover that setting on my Windows 8 system after upgrading to Windows 10). Pro will allow you (through Group Policy Editor) to set Windows Update to tell you when updates are available but not download or install them until you physically click the "Download" button. I have sat on updates for several days using this option. Information here
    (www.windowscentral.com/how-stop-updates-installing-automatically-windows-10).
However things change with the upcoming Creators Update. You get more control, even with the Home version. You will get a pop-up notification indicating when updates are available to install. You then will have the option to pick a date and time when the updates are installed (apparently they will be downloaded but not yet physically installed until you reboot). Also the maximum "Hours" you can say not to install any updates increases from 12 to 18.
JohnD

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I know for a fact it has to do with my brother doing something but i have no idea what exactly he did and what he installed... Please help..

A:My windows 7 PC downgraded...

Explain what you mean by "downgraded".
 
Is the computer doing anything different than it was before? If so, what?
 
Anything else you can add that would help us help you?

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Hi! I downgraded my windows 10 to windows 7, resetting it and now my mouse and key board are not working. I researched it through internet how to make my mouse and keyboard work again but same answers go to blaa blaa I can't even used my mouse or keyboard its useless, please help me
 

A:downgraded windows 10 to 7

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Right, i recieved my XP computer a friend made for me (he's proffessional) and somehow my keyboard dosnt work AT ALL! in USB ports. soooo i decided ive got a 98 disc,i installed it...baad mistake....although my keyboard now works... on a windows 98! i dont have a windows xp original CD. i have the product key (it is on side of case) but the guy didnt give me a reboot disc or windows cd disc,he just seems to have installed it on...i got know clue what to do...i dont want to download any illegal copys,just not right lol, is there anyway that i could reverse the operation? in the bios sum how? or ask him for a windows disc? wud my product key still work? or could i just restore it back to factory settings and would it be back to xp? or still 98? please help lol i made a F*** up of this one hehe
Reuben xXx
help GREATLY apprecieted
 

A:windows xp downgraded!

It's not illegal to use a different XP installation disk. By owning the product key, you own the right to run one copy of Windows on your computer. I'd ask your friend for a copy of XP.
 

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