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Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

Q: Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

Hi guys

I am having real problems loading security updates for Windows 7. Have been to many sites and Microsft are now telling me to upgrade windows 7 but i am having issues with ATI Catalyst Install Manager and ATI Catalyst Control Centre. The upgrade gets half way through and then rolls back.

It asks me to uninstall these programs but unfortunately they do not appear in my programs and features in the control panel.

It would appear it is ghosting somewhere (my term I dont know what the official term would be lol) and I dont know how to find or remove it.

Any suggestions?


Preferred Solution: Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

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.)

A: Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

Two ideas:

1) Re-install the Catalyst package, and then uninstall it normally.

2) Driver Sweeper: Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

Of course, a clean re-install of Windows would fix your problem.

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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 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:
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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unable to upgrade in windows 8.1 from 8

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I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -

You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.

Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow the steps in the above tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. You will need a valid product key to activate Windows 7 once it is installed.

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I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit but when booting from the upgrade disk it has problems finding my HDD's and says that windows cannot be installed on them once found.

When choosing a clean install from loading the disk from within Vista it starts to install and then when it restarts it brings up a blue screen saying that windows cannot be installed and is I have installed any new HDD's or controllers then on uninstall them.

When trying to upgrade at first it was complaining about the ATI ACHI Compatable RAID controller not being compatable but now it starts to do the install and then on restart it does the same as the clean install.


A:Unable to upgrade to windows 7

There are several excellent sticky threads in this board that deal with installation issues.


Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you haven't done so, review them and see if they answer any of your questions.

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL


On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.

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Tried to upgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.   Failed over 20 times.  Most common error message pertained to "Drivers".   After Microsoft started charging for Windows 10 I called them to see if it would work if I bought the disk.   Microsoft looked up the HP 800-030qe in its data base and said: I would never be able to upgrade my computer to Windows 10 because HP could not or would not supply the necessary Windows 10 drivers to allow the computer to be upgraded.  I would appreciate if a HP representative would confirm this.   Am I stuck with 8.1 until I buy a new computer?      Thank you. I can supply a Belarc Advisor evaluation if that would help. Bill Detert / Springfield / IL 

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After I upgraded to windows 10,  I am unable to print

A:unable to print since windows 10 upgrade

Did you uninstall the old printer software/driver and install Windows 10 drivers/software? I didn't find an Officejet 4832- choose your model fron the list here to get the Windows 10 drivers:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/identify?q=All+In+One+Officejet+4832&tool=s-002#Z7_3...

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Hi guys

I have inherited my daughters old lap top which runs Vista and I'm hoping to use it for running my online shop and nothing else. The internet is amazingly slow to load. I have removed some malware with the ADW cleaner but have noticed I have been unable to complete the below security update. It always fails with error 66a.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416472)

I have also been directed to upgrade to IE 9 when logging on to outlook, but the upgrade also fails.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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My computer automatically updated to Windows 10. Initially, it just has a black screen so I had to do a hard reset (following instructions from the support site). Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before.

A:Windows 10 upgrade - unable to use computer

Welsh_sarah wrote: Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before. Hihttp://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-beats-special-edition-23-n100-all-in-one-desktop-...May help, but it US oriented. If you can open a command prompt as an administrator and type ping   assuming your router is that number, a label on it should say, but it may be get something like Ping statistics for    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),then you have a connection to your router.  If you have managed that and feel brave, type the following lines 1 at a time. ipconfig /releaseipconfig /renewipconfig /flushdnsipconfig /registerdnsnetsh winsock reset catalognetsh int ipv4 reset reset.lognetsh int ipv6 reset reset.lognbtstat -RR Then reboot, and perhaps come back and give an update.  

Happy 2 [email protected]

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I am not able to hpgrade to windows 10 because HP Client Security Manager will not uninstall.After attempting to unistall the program the HP Client Security Manager is still in the program list.  If I attempt to uninstall it again I get a message "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid".I have reinstalled HP Client Security Manager and uninstalled it a couple of times with the same result.   

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I just purchased Windows 7 64bit upgrade.

I installed it on my Windows XP computer. According to the official microsoft guidance, this upgrade can only be done as a "clean" or "custom" install - in place installs don't work when upgrading a 32bit system to 64bit.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 no problem, but when trying to activate I am told 0xC004F061 error, This product key is licensed only for upgrading, not for clean installations.

What do I do? This is a valid CD for installing Windows 7 to an XP computer, and I have a valid XP COA - how do I activate the software I paid for?


A:Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

Welcome bigonroad

Read this, ask any questions and give it a try. Good luck

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

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HP touchsmart TX2 which I have carried out upgrade from vista to windows 7 Pro, eventually every thing works except cannot play dvd's, windows Mediasmart DVD comes up saying DVD in drive press play to proceed, but operating the play button on screen or on the remote has no effect. Any ideas, cheers Iantohx

A:unable to run DVD's after windows 7 upgrade/install

Hi and welcome to TSF try the hp support site for your model and see if there is any fimware needed for win 7 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...586&taskId=135 choose your model

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Hi all, 

I have tried a number of times now to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It always fails and puts out an error WindowsUpdate_C0000005. 

I did a search on this error which recommended using the Windows Updater Repair which I have done. However at the end of this it states it is unable to fix Windows Updater Error 0x80070057. 
Another search done led me to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/53a1f2ab-037b-438e-a690-00a0e745730d/windows-7-update-error-0x80070057?forum=w7itprogeneral which suggests using RegEdit to fix the problem however the keys that
are referenced in this don't exist for me. 
Any thoughts here?

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Windows updater error 0x80070057

Hey, this may help you. Change the following for 0x80070057 error on your system:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
?IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled?=dword: 00000000

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Hello, This problem just started today when i restarted my pc: any help fixing and allowing me to use my desktop would be lovely ^^
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 28-01-2015
Ran by Kristian (administrator) on OVERKILL-PC on 29-01-2015 15:04:56
Running from J:\farbar
Loaded Profiles: False (Available profiles: Kristian) <==== ATTENTION (Temporary Profile?)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Logitech Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Stardock Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\VistaSrv.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbvista.exe
(DisplayLink Corp... Read more

A:Windows Defender and Security Client issues causing me unable to boot windows 7

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 28-01-2015
Ran by Kristian at 2015-01-29 15:05:13
Running from J:\farbar
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials (Enabled - Up to date) {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
AS: Microsoft Security Essentials (Enabled - Up to date) {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
==================== Installed Programs ======================
(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)
Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX) (Version: - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Apple Application Support (HKLM-x32\...\{46F044A5-CE8B-4196-984E-5BD6525E361D}) (Version: 2.3.6 - Apple Inc.)
Apple Mobile Device Support (HKLM\...\{2EF5D87E-B7BD-458F-8428-E4D0B8B4E65C}) (Version: - Apple Inc.)
Apple Software Update (HKLM-x32\...\{789A5B64-9DD9-4BA5-915A-F0FC0A1B7BFE}) (Version: - Apple Inc.)
ArcSoft ShowBiz (HKLM-x32\...\{4653DA78-3DB2-4F38-A35D-675CA0AF49CA}) (Version:  - ArcSoft)
Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{E4FB0B39-C991-4EE7-95DD-1A1A7857D33D}) (Version: - As... Read more

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I am a tech idiot and I need help. I appreciate anything anyone can do.

For several months I have been getting messages that our windows may not be genuine. It came installed on our Dell and we bought directly from Dell so I basically ignored it. Recently we got a message that it is not genuine in the bottom right corner of the screen and windows things on the screen started to look clumsy and not run right.

I tried many times to follow the validation processes to fix this but it would never complete. I had my stepson try to fix it and he is a computer pro. He tried remotely and came back saying that the windows version itself was apparently too corrupt and I needed to reinstall it from the original disk - which seems to have got lost in a move. Ugghhh. Oh yeah, several times in my efforts I was told to run chkdsk - did so and it identified different issues, seemed to fix them but made no difference in my ability to fix the validation issue.

So, I bit the bullet and went out to BestBuy and got a Windows 7 Builders Pack. I tried to update windows several times using it - no go. It got to the same point every time and quit. It basically said there was a file that was not correct and install could not be completed. So, I decided to back up and do a full install. Same result. I am at my wit's end. I ran the diagnostic below. Before I try more dramatic moves like hard drive replacement - or new computer, I thought I would give it a last go here.

Any help appreciated.... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Genuine Issues Leading to Unable to Update/Install Windows

So, you`ve reinstalled windows 7, you`ve downloaded the network drivers from dell.com and installed them, and you`ve tried to activate windows with the key on your COA or the key from the system builder pack, and it will not activate ?

And you`re saying you went to BestBuy and they had a Windows 7 builder pack ????????

Amazing How much was that, if you don`t mind me asking ?

If you used that license it should say OEM System Builder, but yours says OEM SLP which means System Locked Pre-Installation. Are you sure you`re trying the right key from BestBuy ?


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Hey everyone! So last night something happened to my wireless NIC. No idea what, but connecting to anything is now agonizingly slow. I've also been having startup/crashing issues, and BSOD. I tried to Reset my PC just now, and I got an error message: "Unable to reset your PC. A required partition is missing. The laptop (an Asus X750JB) came preinstalled with Windows 8, and I upgraded to 8.1 back in August. I've fully updated Windows 8.1 and drivers, ran Eusing Registry Cleaner, AVG, and Malware Bytes. No malicious files were found. I've also reinstalled programs that tend to give me BSOD to no effect. Seems like the best thing I can do is reset my laptop to factory settings, but Windows 8.1 won't let me. Any ideas? Thanks!

A:Unable to reset PC. Too many Windows 8 issues.

hello, follow details in link to download win8.1 media ,myself I use the usb device ,makes for a bit quicker install ,good luck .
Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

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I regisitered with mirco soft to get my free windows 10 upgrade. When I checked yesterday I received I message that my computer wasn't compatible with windows 10. I feel that the whole think was nothing but a PR stund by micro soft they really wanted this work they would have the patchs avilable for all window 7 and 8.1 computers to be updated. They just want you to force you to have to buy a new computer.

A:Unable to upgrade my aspire one windows 7 netbook ...

I was able to upgrade both of my laptops but usually a netbook does not have enough installed memory for the windows 10 upgrade.  My netbook will not upgrade either but it doesn't have the memory.   It has to have at least 16gb of free memory installed.   Because of the size of netbook most do not have that much memory.   It was not a problem stunt by Microsoft as I and all of my family and friends have upgraded their laptops and desktops but not netbooks.  Just for the record I am speaking honestly because I am not a Microsoft fan at all.

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Unable to access the computer in question to send information or I do not know how under these conditions.

An uninstalling to reinstall Norton 360 never completed. After 12 hours I rebooted only to find that I as no longer able to boot into Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. I am trying to lose as little as possible. All of the Library is backed up onto a USB external MyBook drive.

Booting from USB the Repair function said it could not repair it. The restore points all three of them are unsuccessful.

I have rescue USB thumb drives, and thumb drive and CDs using the Media Creation Windows 10 strategy. I never see the option of refreshing Windows 10. I only see Reset that keeps files (not programs I installed) and not keeping my files.

When I try to use the thumb drive or CD created with the Media Creation Tool it starts to get ready to install. Then I get the message that I booted from the other than the hard drive and it requires that I remove the external boot source and reboot to do the windows 10 update install from another computer but my problem is that I can only boot from one of those sources. Any way I can override that request and continue or would that be helpful? Otherwise I keep getting the light blue screen saying that it must reboot due to ?IRQL not less or equal?.

Is using the Safe Mode helpful in any way?

Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks.


A:Unable to boot into Windows 10 to diagnose, upgrade, etc.

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I up-graded to windows 8 from windows 7, all has been fine until today when I am no longer able to access my saved documents error message

A:Upgrade to windows 8 now unable to access files

Hello Salt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this has just happened today, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,

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Installed a recommended BIOS upgrade on my HP Envy. Everything went smooth until after I rebooted the laptop. I was unable to login to Windows 10. My username would show up correctly, but my password would not take. Panicked, I searched for a solution from another laptop and was almost ready to reset the laptop to factory condition. However, I knew that I would certainly lose some software that I installed prior to the BIOS upgrade. I decided against doing this because it would certainly take hours and hours to recover all that and most installed software is licensed.I found a forum entry that recommended trying to reset the Windows password on https://account.live.com/password/reset. I did this from another laptop. It is simple. One is prompted to enter the phone number or e-mail address used to originally register the password. Next, a code is sent to the phone or, in my case, to my e-mail address. Upon entering the code I entered a new password. Using the new password I was able to login to Windows again and all was well again. I am listing my experience in the event someone else is running into a similar problem and don't know how to get out of it. It can be a scary situation, especially when keeping business information and software on your laptop. HP should have done a much better job and warning users of potential problems prior too upgrading the BIOS and, of course, telling users what to do in case of upgrade issues.

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I regisitered with mirco soft to get my free windows 10 upgrade. When I checked yesterday I received I message that my computer wasn't compatible with windows 10. I feel that the whole think was nothing but a PR stund by micro soft they really wanted this work they would have the patchs avilable for all window 7 and 8.1 computers to be updated. They just want you to force you to have to buy a new computer.

A:Unable to upgrade my aspire one windows 7 netbook ...

I was able to upgrade both of my laptops but usually a netbook does not have enough installed memory for the windows 10 upgrade.  My netbook will not upgrade either but it doesn't have the memory.   It has to have at least 16gb of free memory installed.   Because of the size of netbook most do not have that much memory.   It was not a problem stunt by Microsoft as I and all of my family and friends have upgraded their laptops and desktops but not netbooks.  Just for the record I am speaking honestly because I am not a Microsoft fan at all.

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I installed a new motherboard, CPU & memory today. Prior to this, I decided not to do a clean install of windows, but just to boot up & repair if needed when the new configuration booted up. I DID do a backup of data before dismantling the old system, so I have that saved.

However, when I started the new system, the repair will not work. I can't get Windows to see the external drive where the backup data is stored.

I'm now re-installing Windows over the top of the old installation using the custom option, & my main question is this: Can I restore using the backup I made before the upgrade or will I lose all that data? When using the custom installation option, does it automatically save the old data?

A:Unable to repair Windows 7 after hardware upgrade

The correct way to start Win7 when changing major hardware is to SysPrep the HD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Your backup should work after reinstall. Enter Backup and Restore Center if you used Win built-in file backup. Backup User and System Files

If you have an image backup you can use it now from the booted DVD or REpair CD to reimage rather than reinstall Win7. System Image Recovery

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I have a Windows XP Pro installed with a software that has known issues installing with windows Vista but runs on windows Vista if it is installed on XP and then is upgraded. The problem I have is the Windows Vista Business DVD I have does not let me upgrade the option is greyed out and says it has been disabled.

The OS right now is Xp pro 32 bit running on a single 80 gig HDD formatted NTFS. Why can't I do an Upgrade with a 32 bit version of Vista business?

A:Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Is this "Vista business" a upgrade copy or "For new Computer" copy?

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I upgraded from windows 8 to 10.  Now I can't open settings.
The scf has said there are files that are corrupt and can't be fixed.
I am attaching the log.
Thanks for any help on resolving this issue.
Log was too large, here is the dropbox link
Thank you very much.

A:Unable to open settings after upgrade to windows 10

Found a site that helped and fixed the problem with the settings not opening.  Still not sure of corrupted files.
Thanks for looking anyways.

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Dear HP community, i am am currently having an issue with my computer of 5 years. I have been rejecting the Windows 10 update for as long as I could but ultimately it did a self update and shortly after updating, I was unable to even start up my computer as I kept getting stuck at the loading page with two errors "error with FAT32 hard drive" and "error with NTFS hard drive". To which, the subsequent message would be "we are attempting to resolve this issue by restarting your computer" and I would be stuck in the infinite loop where my computer cannot start upi would appreciate any and all forms of help as this is highly frustrating, given that my school term has started and I am suddenly without a computer. Please help! Thank you. RegardsYi Xiang 

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I am trying to perform a clean/custom install of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on my VAIO SZ-650N. I have the upgrade disc and though its primary purpose is to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, it is confirmed to work with clean installs as well. Since I want to perform a clean install, I must boot the installation from the disc and not within the OS. The problem is that when I insert the disc into the drive and start up the computer, it'll pause for a moment longer than usual, as if it detects that the CD is there, like I can hear the disc spinning in the drive, and this little gray underscore will blink on the screen, but it will never give me the "Press any key to boot from CD" message and it'll eventually just load up my OS. The disc is in perfect condition and I can view its contents and run it from within the operating system...I just can't boot from it. Even the directions for clean/custom installs that come with this disc say that it must be done from the disc, not when the OS is loaded. The problem can't possibly be my BIOS startup order, because first of all the disc drive is selected to load first thing and when I insert other bootable CD's such as my beta copy of Windows 7, I can boot from it fine. Does anyone know a fix to this? Or a workaround that doesn't require me to boot from the disc? Thanks.

Edit: It will not let me do a custom install from within the OS regardless because it is unable to detect any drives/partitions to install ... Read more

A:Unable to boot from my Windows 7 upgrade disc

Hello omgitsrichie, welcome to Seven Forums!

Where did you get the upgrade disk from, is it one you created from an ISO file you downloaded?

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Just completed upgrade to windows 8 from 7 but am unable to connect to my wifi. Have iPad and MacBook that are still connected fine but my pc can now no longer find any wifi networks. If I select change pc settings I have no networking options available. If I access the desktop, control panel and network connections nothing I do will allow it to connect to a network. HELP!!

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I recently bought a Toshiba laptop with Vista installed. It came with a free upgrade to Windows 7 through the mail. I received the DVD and upgraded to 7. Then my genius girlfriend then was nice enough to throw out the DVD packaging with the product key. 30 days passed,and now I need to activate. I called Microsoft to get a replacement key; they told me since the upgrade came from Toshiba, I would have to get a replacement key from them. I called Toshiba, they told me only Microsoft has the ability to give replacement keys and my only option was to restore back to Vista. Has any one else ran into this? Is there any way to fix this? Is the product key stored on the DVD itself anywhere? I'm not trying to rip anyone off or do anything illegal, I just want my legitimate copy of 7 to work.

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Key Issues

Download BelArc advisor which will audit all of the keys on your system.

Safeguard the key as you would a $100 currency note.

Save a Win7 Backup Image externally (and to a primary formatted partition if you want) so that you never have to reinstall Win7, just reimage the HD or a replacement in 15 minutes.

Did you originally clean install, booting from the DVD to format then install? If not, you may not have the cleanest possible install. Are you satisfied with it? You can clean reinstall if not.

But first I would preserve the installation as it now exists with a backup image saved in perpetuity as the audited keys are not as definitive as if you still had that key insert, and the backup image WILL hold its activation on the same hardware.

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Random freezing of my screen while displaying many, many thin horizontal multi-colored stripes. The screen is typically shaking at the same time. Usually, it lasts for a short time and then returns to "normal" There have been times when it has lasted so long that the only way to get it to stop has been to hard shut it down. Has been happening since upgrading to windows 8.1. Worked perfectly on 8.0

A:Upgrade issues to windows 8.1

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Hi All,  After upgrading to Windows 10,  - The touchpad fails to work.- Unable to connect to Internet (Wireless/LAN).- Microphone/sound not working. Have tried installing the latest win 10 drivers from the Acer support website, still the issue persists. Any idea???

A:Issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Not all Acer tablets are guaranteed to work after upgrade to Windows 10. I have the W700, and it is not on the list, and tech support just say that they have a list of supported models, and that is it. So be careful before upgrading to W10, and check the list on the Acer site. To quote Acer "It is your discretion to upgrade to upgrade your Operating System but Acer will not be held liable for any issues that may arise as we can only guarantee stability, performance and compatibility for devices with the operating system originally supplied."

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1012 appox. 10 years ago. I used the "anytime upgrade" and purchased the 7 Professional. Recently, I chose to use the Factory Image Repair which of course returned the computer to 7 "Starter" I have the Product Key but not the necessary Update Key. How can I retrieve that key?

A:Windows upgrade key issues

Look in C drive to see if there is a windows.old folder which might allow you to roll back to the old install so you can retrieve the Product Key with a keyfinder. If not then you'll need to try to find the purchase receipt if you bought it from MS which might allow them to retrieve the key. But this is almost always done when you create an account and buy the key through it where the purchase becomes stored along with the Product Info and key in your account.

Did you create any backup images of the Professional install as is the modern way to be able to recover it to working condition if System Restore or the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 do not work? Factory Recovery is the worst install one can have and almost always destrutive so nothing is really left unless you got lucky and the old install was archived in a windows.old folder.

If you're stuck with Starter and don't want it then I think I'd consider shrinking its partition to Clean Install Windows 10 Technical Preview the next generation OS and logical successor to Win7 which is even better, so much so that I haven't even been back to WIn7 since I installed it three months ago. But be aware it is only a Technical Preview so there are small bugs and in the rarest cases it casues problems on certain hardware that aren't yet sorted. But if you experience what many of us have you'll have a better OS than WIn7, and be on track for beta in Spring and the final release next fall. If it goes like WIn7 di... Read more

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Just installed the $39.99 Windows 8 upgrade, and took the option to keep files and applications. Most everything works except that I am missing a few of the default metro apps, like 'Desktop' and 'Store.' Can't seem to find any way to restore them. I did not delete any tiles or make any modifications that would have caused this. Please advise.

Also, I notice that the built in MS security client (Windows Defender) is not working. When I try to turn it on in the System and Security Action Center, I get Error Code 0x800705b4. Can you please advise?

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 8 Upgrade Issues

I would reinstall again and see if that cures it

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bought laptop in dec 2012.  ever since windows 10 upgrade last month, we have had many issues.  we have mcafee total protection.   i seemed to have solved two of them (workable beats sound and printing), however, we are having trouble solving the following:1) hp download and install assistant will not work;2)hp coolsense is 'blocked';3)local wifi will not work-it sees the ralink rt5390r, but will not connect, network only show the cable and airplane;4)windows secuirty service not working;5)restore option no longer available;6)booting up issues- spinning thing shows and then it stops, won't display 'welcome' and load, keeps locking up, have to reboot constantly;7) saw that windows update failed-kb3194496, but cannot get it to retry to the update.   also looks like DVD player not recognized. can we get some help please.thanks, 

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So for about 2 weeks now I have been having this horrible issue with my Lenovo Y510p laptop where after about 20:00 to 22:00 minutes after booting or being left inactive for about 5 minutes, my computer comes to screeching halt with every program becoming non responsive. When they become non-responsive and even choosing to kill the process does nothing and I am forced to hard restart every time. At first I thought it may be a nasty virus however after scanning my computer with Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, and Hitman Trial version, I removed everything I thought to be malicious or causing issues. After all, the problem still persists and actually seems to be getting worse with boot times taking up to 15 minutes now before even getting to the login screen!
Fed up and thinking that maybe my issue is with overheating of some sort or a short in the cpu fan, I cracked it open, tested the fan to ensure its working properly, reapplied a new dab of Arctic Silver 5 to the CPU and GPU to see if maybe that would make any difference but of course... the problem persisted.
After all of my attempts, I decided to see if maybe I could rid of the issue by just upgrading to windows 10 and perhaps running a repair file. When running the Win 10 launcher I get a new issue when attempting to update "WindowsUpdate_80240FFF OR WindowsUpdate_dt000". So after running SCF to scan and attempt to fix any broker or corrupt windows file, it returns with plenty of errors that it says it is... Read more

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I have Precision T3500 that came with NVidia Quadro FX580 display adapter.
I had issues installing the latest NVidia driver for this card on Windows 7 (the screen would just go blank) but it was working fine with the three years old driver recommended by Dell, and now I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and it would automatically install the latest Windows 10 driver for this card that would freeze the system after reboot...
On Dell's support web site it says that Windows 10 is not supported on my system.
Any suggestions how to make Windows 10 work on Precision T3500 with NVidia Quadro FX580?

A:Precision T3500 with NVidia Quadro FX580 issues on Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrade

The FX580 is a DX9  WDDM 1.0 card.
I have 2006 and 2005 E510's that have been upgraded with Pentium D 915 and 4 gigs of ram and they work Fine with windows 10 once you get at least a Geforce 610  or Radeon HD 5450 or better DX11 wddm 1.3 card.  
The FX580 is an ancient vacccum tube card that is not suitable for AERO or Windows 7,8,10
It works with the original WDDM 1.0 Vista Drivers but it will not have WDDM 1.1 or 1.3 drivers.

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I haveupgrade Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit (English US) to Windows 10 Pro, 64bit also English(US) when I received the Microsoft notification in my HP ENVY 17 laptop, onJuly 29th according to my memory.
The upgradingprocess was without difficulties, like a charm; the laptop continued to worksatisfactorily and I am happy with Windows 10
Since thattime a number of updates were automatically downloaded and installed forWindows, Windows Defender (a lot), Office and two Cumulative Updates: KB3105213and KB3116869.
The laptophas i7, RAM 16GB, HDD 1TB with 750GB of free space.
However inNovember v1511, Build 10586 was not automatically downloaded and obviously notinstalled. So, my current version still is 10.0 Build 10240.
Therefore,I tried to install 10586 manually with an ISO file saved on a DVD and downloadedvia the Media Creation Tool and Tech Bench.
Aftermounting the ISO I tried to install 10586 opening its exe file as Administratorbut installation always stuck at 25%. Similarly with the program downloaded to anUSB and opened via Advanced startup or directly from the USB itself.
As anexternal device I only have an USB Microsoft mouse. I also tried to use the laptoptrackpad instead the mouse but results were the same.
At 25%always appear the same phrase: ?Something happened Windows 10 installation has failed?.
Ialso tried to deactivate both Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, but sameresult.
Both sfc /scannowand dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth commands were and ar... Read more

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 10, v1511, Build 10586

What anti-virus are you using? Try uninstalling it. You can reinstall after the upgrade.
Same if you are using a firewall other than the built-in Windows firewall.

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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HelloThanks for reading my problem.My son's HP stream 14 runs windows 10.I know disk space is tight but up until now we have managed.Windows has a new update, they call it the anniversary edition 14943.It needs 8GB space.I managed to get it to 8.2 GB but still it wouldnt run.Now it has popped back to 6GB.I have uninstalled everything I can and ave run disk clean up millions of times including removal of windows updates.I have even turned off hibernation,This update refuses to go aheadI think by virtue of the disk size, this HP Stream14 is unable to accomodate windows OS updates anymore. any suggestions welcome, but please bare in mind, I have researched this topic top to bottom for hours and hours and have come up with nothing. When upgradeing from win8.1 >win10, I was allowed to make use of a flash disk to supplement the install process. But with this upgrade, the option is not available. Thanks in advance for listening Joe PS HP, if you are listening,if this refuses to proceed, you have lost a customer for life!

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I am running windows 7 x64 on a core 2 quad. I can never seem to upgrade internet explorer 8 to 9. I keep receiving errors. I have deactivated all of the addons. My computer is completely up to date but for this one. I received error code:80246007 What should I do?

Thank you

A:unable to upgrade to internet explorer 9 on windows 7 computer.

When you try to install updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive a "0x80246007" error code
may apply - I think it still applies to Vista and Win7.

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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

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Since the beginning of 2016 I have been unable to upgrade ending with constant requests to restart and the failure data as per attachment is the latest.

I did defer this upgrade but recently it has been ignored and the upgrade has been installing and failing again on a regular basis.

I have tried the ISO's and other links to this upgrade and they all finish with a simple statement "Failed". Funnily in Security & Maintenance it shows a failure almost as soon as it starts to download and then about an hour later it says it was a successful update. I expect to see a Windows.old in 'C' drive but there isn't any.

Last night a notification suddenly announced "We are working on it!" - what? Today it did another upgrade download and installation and guess what - failed.

I am under the impression that Microsoft want to get this upgrade going in preparation for the Windows 10 anniversary end July 2016.

I notice in Tiribos's post the instructions for downloading the ISO and mounting etc, but mine downloads as zip file but I suppose it all amounts to the same performance.

What to do?

This forum seems to be the best place to post as there is so much useless crap elsewhere on the internet mostly from a year or more ago.

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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

A:z580 unable to connect to wifi after upgrade to windows 10

Hello TvakilThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Are you certain the unit is compatible with win 10?
From the looks of it, there is not even win 10 drivers available for the unit,
You can double check the compatibility on this sheet/post:
I would suggest reverting back the previous Windows.
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I upgraded my LENOVO G580 laptop from 8.1 to windows 10. after installation the screen brightness increased tremendously and the tools to reduce it do not work. can anybody help ?

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