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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

hope this helps

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Hi, I am about to purchase an Upgrade Edition of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit, but it says you must have Windows XP or Windows Vista to install and will be installing on a computer with no OS Pre-Installed and currently have no keys or CDs.

How will I be able to clean install with this:
Windows 7 Ultimate: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition

Will I have to buy an official Windows XP or Windows Vista license.

A:Win 7 x64 Ultimate Upgrade Edition

Because you do not have a Windows XP or Windows Vista license you will be breaking the terms of the Microsoft EULA if you use an upgrade disc to carry out a clean install of Windows 7.

You need a qualifying operating system and product key (which does not have to be installed) to enable you to use a Windows 7 upgrade disc.

To save any future installation problems my advice is to buy a full version of Windows 7. To save money, you could buy an OEM version, but that will be tied to the first computer you install it on.

If you want to be able to transfer the license in the future your best bet is to buy the full retail version.

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Hi there
Since they messed around with Technet reducing nr of keys to 5 etc there seems to be another problem.

I can't upgrade a Version of X-86 W7 Professional to x-86 W7 Ultimate any more -- I want the Ultimate edition to test out the Multi Language packs for some International Users.

Now I get a message saying to Upgrade one edition of Windows to another you have to go to Windows Anytime Upgrade which then seems to want some sort of payment.

I don't really want to do a clean install as I need to test whether the update works.

Anyway round this problem -The W7 editions are both X-86 and genuine technet downloaded editions with valid keys.

I upgraded from a Starter edition on a Netbook to W7 Pro without any problems before so in W7 PRO to ULTIMATE should work.

What gives. ???


Cheers
jimbo


edited -- problem solved


Hi there

I entered a Key from the OLD ( 10 key set before the change to 5) when prompted for Upgrade key And it worked fine No money etc needed and it only took 10 mins

Jimbo

A:Technet edition -- can't upgrade W7 Pro to Ultimate

Hi Jim -

MS wants us to use Anytime Upgrade to move between versions of Win7, but as you found out retail keys will work in Anytime.

There is also a workaround to in-place Upgrade within Win7 including to lesser versions which Anytime won't do.

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A friend of mine is running Vista Home Premium 32bit. He had bought a Vista Ultimate upgrade disk (Student edition). He has a turion x64bit 1.9gb cpu in his laptop. 4gb of ram. He is having troubles installing he program. Error is "install failed. returning to previous os". Do you think it might be the ram issue that I been reading about. or is it the 64bit ultimate that has that problem.

A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade (Student Edition)

Hello AlienMenace

I believe it would be becuase he is currently running a 32-bit version.
If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows Vista. The only way to get upto 64bit is to perform a clena install (deleting Everything!) then installing Vista 64-bit

You can go from 32-bit XP upto 64-bit Vista because it is effectively a different operating system.

regards




Craig

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Well yesterday I got my Windows 7 upgrade. So ever since been frustrated I plugged in the DVD started my computer and went for a clean install (I had already backed up all my files), only to notice that it kept being stuck at expanding files at 0%. I tried my 'internal DVD player' and an external one. I went to sleep so it's been over 8 hours and still no change.So I thought to reinstall XP, download the updates and then install from within XP. It now got stuck at 68% while 'copying files'.Today I've been trying to setup my external USB HDD player as a boot drive, but it keeps saying 'BootMGR' is missing. I'm following the steps described at: http://dotnetwizard.net/vista-stuff/tips-h...lashhard-drive/ and found a few others with similar descriptions (tried formatting both NFTS and FAT32) but none worked.Oh and of course I checked if my system is capabable of running Win7, which it is.Anyone any suggestions?

A:Upgrade XP Home edition to Window 7 Ultimate problem

Well, that isn't the best tutorial to be using.

I currently have the DVD install disk, and the same install files on an external hard drive (used to install Windows 7 on my new netbook).

Give me a few minutes while I type up how I did it....

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Will I be able to do this while keeping all my programs and settings? As I have put A lot of time into configuring my pc to how I want it.

Thanks

Aman

A:Upgrade from windows 7 Ultimate RC to windows 7 Ultimate Official Release

Please see --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...-a-458313.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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So my motherboard fried and i had to get a new one and when my board failed it crashed my hard drive. After I installed my new mobo, it was bsod looping on startup and wouldn't repair so I tried reinstalling 7 as it was my current os and it wouldnt work as it is an upgrade cd. I tried installing vista which came with my pc and it gets stuck at 0%. I then put xp on and upgraded to vista from xp. Now i have a working vista ultimate 32 bit os but it wont upgrade to 7 and yes it is compatible as I had it before my hard drive crash. It goes up to copying files at 35% and freezes for a while until I get an error code: 0x80070017 Please help!!! Thanks!


P.S. I bought my windows 7 cd not downloaded it.

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit upgrade from vista ultimate gets stuck on 35%

Bump :( I really need help plz!

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

Thanks, Jeff

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I have Windows 7 Pro Upgrade Edition 32bit ATM as i am a student and got it as student edition i only got the 32bit disc I wanted to know was there a place i can get the offical 64bit iso from and will my 32bit key work on it? Thanks

A:Windows 7 Pro Upgrade Edition

You may borrow from a friend and or enemy. The DVD are the same, except one is 32 the other 64 bit. A key for 32 is the same as for 64

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When the hard drive suddenly died on my now 3 year old desktop, XP went along with it so I purchased Vista Ultimate, I hate it and want to use Windows 7 but am not sure which edition of Windows 7 upgrade I can use. I read on one website that I can only use Windows 7 Ultimate because I'm using Vista Ultimate , is that right? I don't want to do a full install just an upgrade and furthermore I don't want to fork out a lot of money to replace the rubbishy Vista OS, I don't need or will ever use some of the components of 7 Ultimate.

Any advice appreciated, oh and I have run the advisor and the pc (an Acer Aspire) is compatible

A:Which edition of Windows 7 to upgrade to?

Use at least the Pro version nothing less

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I recently built my own computer, I was running windows 7 without a key (30 day grace period). I wanted to take advantage of the 39.99 upgrade as I had an old copy of XP (2002 edition) laying around. I kept getting BSOD when trying to install XP, so I just went a ahead and purchased the 39.99 upgrade to pro thinking it would just ask me for my XP code in the install process. It never did. Win 8 installed without a hitch. Is this just temporary? I looked in System folder and it says windows 8 is validated. I used the key that came with the 39.99 upgrade. It says on the Microsoft website that you are supposed to have a valid copy of windows installed before Windows 8 will install. Anyone know what is going on? Is this just temporary? I just don't want to get Win 8 install just like I like it then have to re-install everything

A:Install Windows 8 pro upgrade without previous edition of windows

I've read various reports of this.

So, you had Windows 7 installed on the machine, just not activated as you didn't provide a key during the install. Then you were able to run the upgrade to 8 and input that key and away it went.

I think MS is just being very lenient with the upgrade assuming that practically everybody in the world already has Windows anyway. And getting $40 is better than nothing if they didn't actually have Windows licensed on a machine.

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Fellow Humans,
recently I upgraded My new Compaq Presario, which is running at 1.6 Ghz, and have 512MB of Ram, from Win XP Home to Win XP Professional. Now I keep getting messages telling me that my System Save Drive (D), is very low on Disk space and that I need to clear programs. This drive has a capacity of 3.89 Gigs and 3.85 Gigs are being used. It seems that each time I start the computer I am losing more and more of the free space on this disk.

My C drive has 47.4 Gigs of free space, but I can't seem to transfer any of the files from D to
C, and make them stay - or reduce the amount of used space on drive D.

The folders on System Save D are:

CPQDRV, CPQS, DATA, Documents and Settings,
Cookies, Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, Start
Menu, Programs, UserData, My Music, Program Files, and Windows. I do not think that all od these should be on the D drive, while only 4.5 Gigs of
the C drive is being used.

HELP! HELP! HELP! I would greatly appreciate any and all help I can get toward solving this problem

I Thank You,
Kilroy1
[email protected]
 

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Hi

I have Windows XP home edition on my Laptop is it possible to upgrade it to windows XP professional without any formatting .....

Please help me...

Regards,

A:Windows XP home edition to windows xp professional upgrade

Its most definatly possible. All you will need to do is run windows setup and it will install over your home edition. You would probably be better off formatting your hardrive first. I've never installed pro over home edition but I have installed home edition over windows 98 several times. I hope you have good luck with you rinstall.

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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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Hi, I'm sure this has been covered many times, but I'm having a little trouble finding advice specific to my situation.

I just ordered an SSD and will be migrating my Windows 7 64 install over to it. Most people seem to say I should do a fresh install instead of cloning the old drive. Currently my OS is on a partition on my HDD, while the rest of my files reside on a different partition on the same drive.

Where this gets slightly trickier is that my version of Windows 7 is an upgrade edition. From what I remember reading before my initial install, the installer is much happier and the process is much smoother if it can detect an existing Windows installation somewhere on the system. But on the other hand, everyone seems to advise disconnecting all drives but the SSD when installing (to avoid having the boot loader install on the wrong drive?).

I can't have it both ways. The closest I've found to someone with my same dilemma is here: Upgrade Installation - To new SSD From XP

It sounds like in the end he had to do the reinstall workaround (install Windows 7 again over the invalidated installation). Is that what I'm going to have to do? Is there any easier way?

A:Switching to SSD with Windows 7 Upgrade Edition

Have a look at this tutorial, which shows you how carry out a clean install with a Windows 7 upgrade disc.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

This one shows you how to optimize your SSD before you install Windows.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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So yeah, I've been keylogged recently so I am going to format, and decided to go ahead and get Windows 7. At the store there is the Full and Upgrade edition, but all I want to do is a format/clean install. Will getting the upgrade version work for that? I generally format every 6 months, will it cause trouble?
 

A:Upgrade or Full Windows 7 Edition?

Some say you can do a clean install with Upgrade media.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

oops, posted wrong link, corrected now.

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Im running Vista 64bit at the moment and want to get Windows 7 but Im unsure whether to go with the full version, OEI DSP, or Upgrade Edition - I obviously want the cheapest option which seems be the upgrade edition.

What I want to know is, Can I format the HD and install this upgrade edition afterward like Ive always done with previous OEM copies of Windows Ive had. If i must install it from within Vista the first time, will I be able say in 6 months or a year, to format and reinstall this upgrade edtion without having to reinstall Vista again beforehand?

Basically does the upgrade edition involve more headaches than other versions when it comes to formating / reinstalling down the road?
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Upgrade Edition

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I used KMS to upgrade to Windows 10 education, and when i wanted to switch to other versions its IMPOSSIOBLE! i tried to activate with cmd, settings but still dont work. pls help
 

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if its not possible, how can i make it possible?

if its possible, how to do it?

A:is it possible to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium(Trial) to Windows 7 Ultimate?

It's not possible, neither can it be made possible as the upgrade wouldn't install from a trial version, and even if it did, it would cause persistent problems.

You have to install the non-trial version as a "clean" installation on to an empty partition.
Back up all your important data first to another drive or to DVDs.
Applications will have to be re-installed once the non-trial version is up and running.

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I'm severely stumped here...
I've got an MSDN-install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate been running fine for a couple of years now. No issues, all's good.
I got my Windows 8 Pro RTM from MSDN this past week and fired it up on my computer last night via USB. Boot in to Windows 7, open USB drive, dbl-click Setup.
Going thru the prelim, where i put in the product key (no issues), and it moves on to tell me I can only keep my Personal Files or "Nothing"
wtf?!
I thought Windows 8 was going to be able to upgrade Windows 7, but this is certainly speaking to the contrary, and I've also seen other threads that talk about already having done this w/o issue... so... what am I doing wrong?
p.s. Yes i did do a search but all the win8 upgrade problems i'm reading are past the point i'm having a problem with....

A:Windows 7x64 Ultimate -> Windows 8x64 Pro RTM not allowing upgrade :(

Did you accidently get 32 bit version of Windows 8?

I upgraded successfully my W7 to W8 (64 bit -> 64 bit)

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is it possible? will my license key be the same? or my future OS will be fake or pirated?

i bought a new netbook with windows 7 starter OS. but im not satisfied with this OS.

thanks for the help!

A:upgrade my windows 7 starter to windows 7 ultimate/professional/home

Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

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the titles are misleading and don't understand:
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Home-Edition-Upgrade-w-SP-2-COA-Product-Key-Code-READ-L-K-/181173919605?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item2a2ece9f75
 

A:is this the full cd for windows xp home edition or is it just to upgrade your xp

That is an upgrade cd to upgrade windows 98/2000 to windows XP home edition service 2. It is NOT a full installation CD, you must already have either windows 98 or 2000 already installed with a valid COA to be able to use this. Though, since windows XP will be discontind in early 2014, I think it best that you go for something like either a full install DVD of Windows vista sp2 or windows 7 sp1 if your budget can handle it.

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I have held off going from Win 7 to Win 10 for a number of reasons, including several hardware upgrades over the last 6 months. (I actually have one more hardware upgrade I would like to do, going to a M.2 drive once a 500 GB drive comes out, which may or may not happen soon.) Not in a hurry as Win 7 is working fine.

So, browsing this forum occasionally, I see the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming out soon-ish, no firm date. Plus, the end of the "free" upgrade period is also coming up.

Is there any advantage to waiting and seeing if the Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes out first, and performing the upgrade on that version as opposed to doing an upgrade now, and then updating with the anniversary edition? It is possible that the free upgrade period could be extended a bit as well (not starting a rumor, just thinking) that could allow this to happen.

A:Upgrade from Win 7 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update edition

Perhaps, upgrade now and get to know how Windows 10 works, so that by the time " anniversary update" comes along, you will enjoy it more.

Free upgrade period appears to be unchanged, at least for now. Nothing is definite. Never say never.

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i am currently having problems with WindowsME and i am ready to give up. i tried to format C:\ and i cant get it to work anymore. would it be safe and alright and will it work if i just get the Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade and install it on my computer?
 

A:installing Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade

First of all you should run a test on your system to see that it can handle xp efficiently http://www.pcpitstop.com/xpready/default.asp

Then if so all you need to do is boot from the xp cdrom, select install, format the partition and clean install xp. It will ask for proof of the upgrade. At this point you slip in the ME cd to prove and follow the propmts to reinsert the xp cd and install.
 

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Can I activate my install of Windows 7 Upgrade edition using a retail full version product key?

My old laptop is dead but it had the windows 7 upgrade edition installed on it. So I can't seem to "deactivate" it on this old laptop. My new laptop I installed this copy of windows on it. And can't activate it using the upgrade product key I have. If I just go out and buy a full retail copy would THAT product key activate on my " upgrade" version I have installed?

A:Activating windows 7 upgrade edition using a retail key?

I think you should read this post for any references:-
Can an OEM licence key be used to activate a retail disc installation - Microsoft Community

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The Windows 10 Update Assistant says:

The current OS on the target machine is Windows 10 Enterprise v 1511. I've got access to the Anniversary Update iso but before I try installing it I wondered if anyone else has run the gauntlet.

Thanks,

Simon

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Hi!
I suppose the title is pretty strait forward...
I need to repair windows because no matter what my computer keeps restarting. Even when I go into safe mode and Last known good configuration.
But when I go to repair windows, it goes past the agreement then says:
"Setup could not read the CD you inserted, or the CD is not a valid Windows CD."

Its says Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on the CD and says Upgrade on the top... So am I able to use this CD to repair windows???

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Repair using a Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade CD

Normally yes

Please clean the disc, and possible clean the drive, using a cd cleaner disc
 

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However youre getting Windows 10 either with the free upgrade offer or on a new PC youre probably getting Windows 10 Home. You can pay to upgrade that Windows 10 Home system to Windows 10 Professional but should you?If you already had a Professional edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, dont worry. The free upgrade offer will give you Windows 10 Professional. Otherwise, youll need to shell out some money if you want the below extra features.Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?HowToGeek have good articles when it comes to these kind of things. It's worth a read. Even thought most of these features are already available under Windows 8.1 Professional (so it's not new), it's still good information for users that never used Windows 8 or 8.1 Professional and want to see what it'll bring them if they upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

A:"Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?", via HowToGeek

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I have tried to upgrade my windows 7 Ultimate but will not let me, I have problems installing software and know that files are corrupt. What can I do so I don't loose all my other program and software.

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I have Windows 7 Pro installed, but recently purchased Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade edition. I would like to "upgrade" to Ultimate without loosing any of my data/programs/anything so I can use Ultimate's features.

When I try to put the disk in at boot, it tells me to start the install in the booted Windows 7 pro. But when I do this, it tells me to use Windows anytime upgrade!

I paid $219. I want it now. I don't want to buy another "simple" anytime upgrade serial. Help!
 

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade HELP!!!!

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I upgraded my laptop with 8.1 to 10 and I ended up with all programs recognized and working. Hard to believe.
All I did after the upgrade is download and install English (US) package to change interface language.
Will it be the same when upgrading from windows 7 ultimate?
where should I begin? search microsoft for upgrade to windows 10?
many thanks

A:upgrade from windows 7 ultimate

Originally Posted by zivshosh


I upgraded my laptop with 8.1 to 10 and I ended up with all programs recognized and working. Hard to believe.
All I did after the upgrade is download and install English (US) package to change interface language.
Will it be the same when upgrading from windows 7 ultimate?
where should I begin? search microsoft for upgrade to windows 10?
many thanks



I did the automatic upgrade from Win7 Ult. to Win10 Pro, no issues except for a couple of old programs but I've kept a Win7 Home computer for other needs.

But then I have kept a WinXP computer with 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives [actually a combination drive] and a Zip250 drive for when a client needs data transferred to more modern computers. The issue with the older drives is having a BIOS that supports them.

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I am trying to find out if I, given my situation, should upgrade or not? Whether it will help me or hurt me.

Hardware: So I have a Dell Deskstop, a Studio XPS that is a few years old but is still pretty powerful and i've upgraded it overtime. I have a single 20 inch monitor without touch support. No tablet or laptop. I have an Droid 3 phone but MAY upgrade to windows phone 8 phone depending on the announcement.

Use: I play a lot of PC games, usually involving steam. I have a lot of music all loaded into itunes and streaming using spotify. I download a lot using Utorrent. I watch a ton of videos using VLC and Media Player Classic. And of course web browsing with Chrome and Waterfox.

Basically, I want to know if I should upgrade. I have read a lot about the pros and they seemed to be about the advantages for multiple devices, touch support etc etc....none of which effect me right now.

Will Windows 8 help me with the things that I do now or will it make things more annoying? Any info you could give me would be wonderful.

Thanks in Advance for the help.

A:Should I Upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate?

Valve software relies on the open structure of windows and the internet to prosper their steam game store. Windows 8 seems to be the beginning of Microsoft trying to close the structure of Windows, could be a lot worse in Windows 9 and 10. If this trend happens, companies like Valve software are going to be up a creek, they can still sell their games (as apps) but then Microsoft will take a hefty cut.

We shall see my friend, we shall see...

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I have a Dell XPS 410 Desktop with Windows XP Pro SP3. Specifications of the machine are: Windows XP Professional SP3, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, 768MB nvidia 8800GTX video card, 500GB hard drive (2 x 250GB as RAID1)

I would like to know if I can upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate without doing clean install or dual boot. Is there an easier way to do this or do I have to do Clean Install.

Any experts out there who can provide some suggestion?

Thanks in advance
Snehal H.Rana
 

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate from XP Pro SP3

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Ok. im looking for some help with a walkaround on this one, ive tried just about everything i know how to do, from booting from the CD in BIOS to changing the minclient as instructed for this process. Each time i get a similar if not slightly different ERROR! Msg. So i am hoping that someone out there has had this problem, and found a way to fix it, and more importantly, willing to share the solution!
My Problem: I am currently using Windows 7 Evaluation Build 7100 on a 64Xbit System. I have in my possesion A bootable CD of Windows 7 Ultimate N + Key when i follow the steps as instructed
as follows (1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to DVD 2. COpy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build 3. browse to sources directory 4. open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like notepad 5. modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. for example, change the 7100 to 7000 6. save the file in place with the same name. 7. run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed).......... or thats what was supposed to happen!
but then this little error message pops up when i try that
Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your ... Read more

A:Ugh! Help Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Illitratefailur


Ok. im looking for some help with a walkaround on this one, ive tried just about everything i know how to do, from booting from the CD in BIOS to changing the minclient as instructed for this process. Each time i get a similar if not slightly different ERROR! Msg. So i am hoping that someone out there has had this problem, and found a way to fix it, and more importantly, willing to share the solution!
My Problem: I am currently using Windows 7 Evaluation Build 7100 on a 64Xbit System. I have in my possesion A bootable CD of Windows 7 Ultimate N + Key when i follow the steps as instructed
as follows (1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to DVD 2. COpy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build 3. browse to sources directory 4. open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like notepad 5. modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. for example, change the 7100 to 7000 6. save the file in place with the same name. 7. run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed).......... or thats what was supposed to happen!
but then this little error message pops up when i try that
Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 U... Read more

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Hey guys:

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I will do it right away if when I do it, Ultimate leaves all my personal software and files in tact from the Pro version.

I have the complete version of Windows Ultimate, not the upgrade version.

So what do you think?

Thanks

A:Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate?

I think you're capable of doing the upgrade. Plug in the CD and see what options are present.

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i want to upgrade windows 7 ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit for gaming coz the system requirements for the great gaming is only using 64 bit, but i can't solve it. i have already installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ISO but after i clicked the setup.exe, the box appeared and it was written "the version of this files is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer system to see whether you need an x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher." I have no choice but to post this. please answer ASAP. your answer will be very welcome

A:How to upgrade windows 7 ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit

You cannot upgrade from one bit version to another (32 bit to 64 bit or vice versa). A clean install is the only possibility.

Backup your personal files, wipe the hard disk empty, boot computer with 64 bit install media and install it, then reinstall all your software.

See this tutorial for instructions in creating a Windows install media from your ISO file: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.

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Hello,
We need to know how we can to upgrade  Windows 7 professional to Windows Ultimate / Enterprise

Windows Anytime Upgrade does not just work and the unique path to upgrade that we have found is upgrading to Windows 10
We can not install Windows 10... We only need  upgrade  Windows 7 professional to Windows 7 Enterprise or ultimate

Regards

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Hello,
I have windows 7 home basic pre-installed on my pc and i want to install windows 7 ultimate.
Now i do have a windows 7 ultimate dvd, so my question is how to install it? Do i need to do a clean install or something else...

A:Q] Upgrade from windows 7 home basic to windows 7 ultimate using dvd

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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Hello

I am working as a volunteer at our local school. We just recieved 10 Lenovo E31-70, who are all running Windows 10 Home Edition, version 1511.
Through Microsoft License Center, we can license 50 machines with a MAK key.
So i started up the first one, got to do the edition upgrade, which went smooth.
Then the second one, enter the same MAK-key, but this time it goes to 100% reboots, Seems to do the update and then I can log in again. But it then tells me "We could not update your edition"

I have tried to run full update, and on three others, which all do the same.
Is there any one out there who might have an idea on what is going on??

Thank you in advance

Tommy

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After thinking it through. I have a new plan for my upcoming Windows 7 installation: dual-boot Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and Windows XP 32-bit, both on their own drives.

Will I run into any problems installing Windows 7 Upgrade Edition on a new, blank drive while preserving my original XP drive?

A:Solution for dual-booting with Upgrade edition of Windows 7

No, it should work.

My PC is currently Windows Vista Ultimate x64 / Windows 7 Ultimate. I am using 2 hard drives not 2 partitions on a single drive, but a 2 partition setup should work fine.

Just make sure you select the second blank partition on install, when booting up you should be prompted which OS you want to load into.

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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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hi
i was wondering was there ever an windows vista ultimate sp2 upgrade iso or no? i been looking around and all the window vista ultimate sp2 iso are full versions.

A:windows vista ultimate sp2 upgrade

There were upgrade disks around for a while if I recall. But you can do anything you want, repair install, upgrade install from the full ISO or do you mean just the service pack alone? It needs SP1 installed first. Copied from my instructions on another forum:






Vista SP1, if not already onboard, should be installed first following the same principles laid out below. The standalone download for that is HERE (x86) and for x64 - HERE. (Change Country at bottom left if necessary)

Vista SP2 Standalone is HERE (x86) and for x64 - HERE. (Change Country at bottom left if necessary)



Or are you asking if Microsoft ever issued an ISO download for Vista including all service packs, no they didn't, only including SP1. To the general public anyway, but they did make available to their MVP's ISO's of the entire thing, Vista including SP1 and 2 and I have it stored in my Cloud storage.

If you care to post your email address, disguised as in abc AT xyz DOT com, I can email you the link. You can then come back here and edit out that information once done. For obvious reasons I don't post it in public.
BTW there's an entire very long thread about this here: Vista ISO download

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Hello, You may have noticed me as i am a new user to this site. I done some research on building a PC, however i have made a conclusion. I will upgrade my CPU and my motherboard rather then building it from scratch. I need some suggestions on upgrading my motherboard and CPU, my budget is around ?100. However i could raise slightly if the specifications of the CPU and motherboard would give me intensive results. I would dearly appreciate your comments, and i would love help you as well if it's in my knowledge. Thank you for the support.

My current Specifications are;

OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz
Motherboard
ASUS P5LP-LE
Memory
(1024MB DDR PC2-5300 X2) (1024 DDR PC2-6400 X2)
Graphics Card(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (512MB DDR2 RAM)

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard and CPU Upgrade

Probably get 4gb of memory would give you a big boost!
MemoryDual channel memory architecture
Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*

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I have Vista home premium 32 bits and I have buy a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Vista Ultimate online. I'm waiting for my cd order.
I have one question. With the update to Ultimate do you know if I will receive a CD with 32 bits version and an other with 64 bits version?
I want upgrade to Ultimate 64 bits....

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate

If you have 32 bit, you will get another 32 bit CD unless you specifically asked for a 64 bit CD.

Also, you cannot "Upgrade" from 32 bit to 64 bit - The internal engines of the two are completely different. You *CAN* order a 64 bit Ultimate CD from Microsoft, no problem. But going from 32 to 64 requires a clean install.

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Gday

I have a Vista Ultimate OEM currently installed on a PC, I am getting another Windows 7 retail soon.

Can I use just the Windows 7 upgrade as opposed to a clean install?

A:Vista Ultimate OEM upgrade to Windows 7

You want to always do a clean install, an upgrade just hides the old problems with a new OS. You will have problems with an upgrade.

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