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Q: When I got my HP PC, I was eligible to upgrade from "Vista" ...

I purchased my HP computer in 2009 with "Windows Vista" O/S installed. I wasn't aware that I was eligible to upgrade my O/S to "Windows-7". Recently Microsoft stopped servicing "Vista" & I may have security risks. While HP healthcheck, I just had this message popped up on my computer, "Any HP PC preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Premium, purchased between June 26th 2009 and Jan 1st 2010 will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 when it becomes available". I tried to update but it is no longer available. Can anybody help?

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Preferred Solution: When I got my HP PC, I was eligible to upgrade from "Vista" ...

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

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I Purchased a computer with windows xp on boxing day with media center on it. I was told to register for my windows upgrade i have registered , then i entered my coa number and was validated. They told me i had to post a copy of my reciept so i posted it. I checked my order on line and it has changed to coa/ validated pop as well ( i gather this is Proof Of Purchase). But i have heard nothing since And 2 and a half weeks have gone by.Has anyone recived there upgrade and how long did it take thanks
 

A:bought new computer with xp eligible for vista upgrade

If your upgrade went via ModusLink, be patient! They have been hit by delays, caused by the most unpredictable of things - people actually wanting their upgrades to Vista! In the meantime however, download & run the Upgrade Advisor from M$ and make sure all your software and drivers are up to spec
 

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I am currently planning on ordering a refurbished Gateway MD7321U laptop. I checked Gateway's website and the MD73 models are eligible for the free upgrade, and I did not see anything about refurbished laptops in their FAQ, so I assumed it is.

But becaue I am not sure, before I make the purchase, can someone tell me if the fact that the laptop is refurbished takes away it's eligibility for the free upgrade?

A:Eligible for upgrade offer?

I would imagine that it is still eligible, but the only way to be sure would be to contact Gateway.

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I purchased an OEM version of Vista Home Premium 64-bit on June 26 and activated it that day. Does this make me eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7? If so, how do I go about getting it? Thanks!

A:Am I eligible for a free upgrade to Win 7?

from what I've read, you have to get it from the manufacturer of the PC you bought that had it on it. You may want to call them and inquire about it. But according to the dates microsoft has supplied, you *should* be elligable

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Hi,

I bought a used Laptop and recently found out that it has Volume license Win 8 Pro, which does not allow for Win 8.1 Upgrade... really painful to miss out on some useful apps that only for 8.1

To make thing worst, my license seems to expire in about 6 months. Does anyone know if Volume License Win 8 Pro can be upgraded to Win 10 ?

Thanks

A:Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Hi... just found out that Win 8 is not to be upgraded at all!

"We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!"

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I purchased a Windows seven OEM cd from Amazon to upgrade from vista. I'm now wanting to upgrade to ten and the installation using a usb stick gets to the screen where it asks for a product key. The OEM disk doesn't have one.
the install apparently will not proceed.

Is is there a workaround?

A:Is 7 pro OEM version eligible for upgrade to Windows 10?

Just a clarification needed to address your question, lbeck. Are you booting from install USB intending a clean install or just running the setup.exe in the root of the USB to perform the upgrade per se? If only upgrading, you need to make sure your USB has precise edition of Win10 needed to upgrade from your Win7 edition.

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I purchased a  gateway laptop a couple of years ago with Windows 8 already installed, have upgraded every time windows sen an update and now I never got the invite to reserve a copy on windows 10 so I checked your site to see how to get it. Your site
says my version is not eligible?! WHAT the heck is up with that?! I bought this with the stupid windows 8 crap on it already and now I can't upgrade without a fee? That is not good customer service. I need to know what to do to get rid of this horrid windows
8 garbage. 

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I'm ttrying to get the Windows 10 Upgrade, but after going through some help screen, It's telling me that my product is not eligible for an upgrade.

I'm just wondering why that is. I have Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium SP1 that I purchased with a new HP Pavilion desktop computer. I have a product key. why isn't this eligible for W 10? Any ideas?

thanks,
Carl

A:Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium SP1 Product Not Eligible for Upgrade?

Hello and welcome Carl I don't know exactly why but it does recommend you remove any security suites from the machine before you go ahead.

My own personal experience is that one of my desktops upgraded from an OEM Home version I put on but my Toshiba laptop upgraded but would not go past build 10074 and kept asking me to activate it so it could be purely down to glitches or bugs in the system.

By the by how did you get the 10 as I downloaded the ISO and then loaded it from booting from the DVD? As I said I had an OEM clean install to get rid of all the Toshiba crapware - maybe the HP stuff could be causing the problem/s.

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My question involves upgrading a home desktop to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have a copy of Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista Ultimate which are Academic versions I purchased at a discount from my university. (I already purchased the Student Windows 7 edition for my laptop).

**Are the academic versions of Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows XP Professional eligible for the Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box Upgrade?**

I do not want to purchase the Upgrade retail box version to then learn the Academic version of XP and Vista are not eligible for the Upgrade version of Windows 7 Ultimate. Or will I need to purchase the Full Retail Box version to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate?

A:Academic XP Professional eligible for Retail "Upgrade"?

You are "Eligible" to upgrade from any version of xp or vista - but you can only perform in-place upgrades from certain versions, the fact that they are academic should not matter. But see Windows 7 Upgrade Paths for details about which versions can be upgraded in place.

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Hello, I'm Richie. Let's skip the introduction stuff and get straight to business! I've been planning an upgrade on my PC (GPU & PSU wise) Will it be able to run? These are the parts as listed: -Zotac Geforce GTX 1060 Mini 3GB (NewEgg Product Page) (Not SC'd) -EVGA 450W B1 Power Supply (Newegg Product Page)  So just wondering if these will be eligible for my current build and that nothing will blow up?  Thank you!-Richie

A:Will these upgrades be eligible for my PC?

@RichieWhy,Interesting introduction, to the point.No problem, just disable Secure Boot.   The PSU is adequate based  on the previous draw of 65W (GT 635),  your adding just 55W with GTX 1060 (120W total), and you committed an overall 150W increase.

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I've had many difficulties upgrading my Dell Inspiron from seven pro to Ten. Now that I finally have Ten up and running, it needs an activation key. Apparently in order to keep it running.

I have the slmgr -dlv report attached. What does it tell WRT my eligibility. If it says no, how do I get a good key? My original product key is for Vista and my upgrade was with a seven Pro OEM disk purchased from Amazon a couple of years ago. There is no product key on the packaging or the disc. I used ShowKeyPlus to get an activation key but the windows install says that it is a general application key (or something like that) and won't work.

Thanks for your help.

Lee

A:Is my copy of Ten eligible for activation? How?

Originally Posted by lbeck


s my copy of Ten eligible for activation? How?



Yes, it is eligible for activation. You just have to enter a valid Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Pro product key.







Originally Posted by lbeck


my upgrade was with a seven Pro OEM disk purchased from Amazon a couple of years ago. There is no product key on the packaging or the disc.



A genuine Microsoft product would have come with a product key sticker. You probably did not get a valid genuine Microsoft product that was eligible for you to use in the first place. Microsoft is improving their product key checking.

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Hello. I have this PC, it came with windows 8, specs seems perfectly ok for Windows 10 upgrade. It mounts an i3 3220 w/ 4GB ram.Yet the product is not listed in the eligible model list. http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models The W10 advisor shows this info:  I don't know what is going on here. Any clue??

A:Veriton X2611G not eligible for W10 ??

I think "eligible" in this case means "eligible for Acer driver support".  My unoffical opinion (I don't work for Acer)  In other words, if you upgrade an Acer computer that's not on the list, then you're on your own to find drivers.  In most cases, Microsoft will automatically give you the drivers you need during the upgrade.   Windows 10 provides a 30 day rollback feature, but be sure to backup your files and make recovery discs or recovery USB drive prior to upgrading....just in case.   http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQ0MTU1ODA... Edit:  So you can click "ok, notify me when ready" and it will let you know when it is ready (Microsoft has all your drivers).Edit2: As to why a fairly recent computer isn't on the list...I don't have a guess.    

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Hello. I have this PC, it came with windows 8, specs seems perfectly ok for Windows 10 upgrade. It mounts an i3 3220 w/ 4GB ram.Yet the product is not listed in the eligible model list. http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models The W10 advisor shows this info:  I don't know what is going on here. Any clue??

A:Veriton X2611G not eligible for W10 ??

I think "eligible" in this case means "eligible for Acer driver support".  My unoffical opinion (I don't work for Acer)  In other words, if you upgrade an Acer computer that's not on the list, then you're on your own to find drivers.  In most cases, Microsoft will automatically give you the drivers you need during the upgrade.   Windows 10 provides a 30 day rollback feature, but be sure to backup your files and make recovery discs or recovery USB drive prior to upgrading....just in case.   http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQ0MTU1ODA... Edit:  So you can click "ok, notify me when ready" and it will let you know when it is ready (Microsoft has all your drivers).Edit2: As to why a fairly recent computer isn't on the list...I don't have a guess.    

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I am not seeing the windows 10 upgrade option appearing in windows update. How can i get this update to my laptop?

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HI, I've just purchase Thinkpad P50s, I'm looking for a way to upgrade SSD (which is currently 256GB SSD) by adding 2nd SSD. Is it eligible to do that ? Thanks

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Hi I have a Switch 10 32gb, it seems to be an eligible device. However, I don't receive the icon tray notification. But, in addition, how could I even think to update it to Windows 10 if this requires 16 gb free disk space? I guess this amount of GB was not even free when I bought it! So, how did you manage to update it?  ThanksFabio










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A:Switch 10 eligible, but space will be never enough...

I solved with a "radical" solution and i got 18 Gb of free space after installing Win10 and Office. This is what i done: 1) Back up of all my data (documents, pictures etc)2) Hard Reset of my Switch 10 (Alt+F10 at startup, complete recovery option). With hard reset you'll have about 17 Gb free after Win 8.1 recovery. This will be enaugh for avoiding the "not enough space" error during Win 10 upgrade.3) Installation of the only required update to upgrade to Win 10 (KB 3035583)4) Upgrade to Win 10 by using Windows Media Creation Tool.5) Check for Windows 10 activation.6) Make a bootable USB stick using Windows Media Creation Tool.7) Perform a clean installation of Windows 10 by deleting ALL partitions (also the Win 8.1 recovery). (Power button + volume up to enter BIOS settings and set USB as primary boot device, remember to remove USB stick after first installation reboot, you'll not asked for) Steps 4 and 5 are mandatory because if you don't activate Win 10 by upgrading from Win 8.1 you will have activation issues (the product key of Win 10 is not the same of Win 8.1). With this solution you'll lose definitely your software warranty and support (that covers only pre-installed Win 8.1) but the hardware warranty is kept (i had this information by Acer Support Service). If you want to keep Win 8.1 recovery partition you'll have about 8 Gb less (10 free) after installation of Windows and Office. After installation i... Read more

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I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade?  (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim










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A:Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,
 
The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine. 

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Hi, I have just received my new HP 250 G5, with an information slip stating: "You are eligible to receive one copy of Windows 10 recovery media and HP driver media. For more information or to register your computer and request your copy, either use the registration app or go to http://register.hp.com" I have registered my laptop, but cannot find any information on obtaining Windows 10.

A:Eligible to receive one copy of Windows 10

Paris2801 Sorry, but you are misunderstanding the offer. It is NOT for a free copy of Windows 10; instead, it is for a free set of Recovery Media to use on Win10 with your PC. This is used to restore your PC to its original factory condition.

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I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade?  (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim











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A:Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,
 
The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine. 

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Greetings,

Mods may want to pin this for easy reference:

Microsoft has provided a compatibility list to determine if your computer running Windows 10 is eligible for the Creators Update. Here is that list:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...puter-is/5152bb37-f95d-48a6-b7b2-ad0d5c738923

While most systems will eventually get Creators Update, older systems, designed with processors for Windows 7 to 8.1 may not. For example, Adom Clover Trail processors, were discontinued by Intel and were produced from around 2012-2014, so those machines will only get fixes up to Anniversary Update. Search online for more details. Computers that were manufactured with Windows 10 out of the box, should be fine.

Microsoft will provide older processors running Windows 10 Anniversary Update with Windows 10 Updates until 2023. For machines that are newer and can get Creators Update, Microsoft will support Anniversary Update until March of 2018. The cycle is that support for a Windows 10 build will be good for 18 months per each release of Windows 10 Feature Updates for the life of the device that runs Windows 10.

It is also recommended that only advanced users upgrade to the Creators Update manually. The automatic update process includes processor and hardware checks before the download happens automatically. You may bi-pass some of those checks if you do the update manually. You will be asked to review your privacy settings, before the update begins.

Jack
 

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For some reason, Windows 8.1. downloader package refuses to see my 8GB SanDisk flash drive as a target for creating bootable Windows 8.1 installer USB media. A 16GB Patriot drive is detected and processed properly, but 8GB SanDisk is ignored. The same is true for the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool.

What could be causing this?

When I create the media on the 16GB drive, only 3+GB is used, which means that 8GB drive should be sufficiently large.

UPDATE: It appears that the SanDisk drive is not detected as "removable", so neither Windows 8 downloader nor Windows 7 USB/DVD tool see it as a valid target. There are quite a few reports of that issue on the Net. So, how do I create a bootable Windows 8.1 install media from that SanDisk drive?

A:8GB USB flash drive not eligible as installer boot media?

Use Diskpart
Clean
format fat32

I had a few SanDisk thumb drives that would not work as install drives no mater what I did. I did a little searching and found out there were some issues with older thumb drives and UEFI, I sent them back to Amazon and got newer units for about the same price and have had no problems with these

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HI ,  
I am a 17 years old student , and while attending school meetings using microsoft teams , i found out a way to start sharing my screen even though i am denied to share my screen . The admin of my organisation has granted permission to only the organisers
of the meeting to start sharing their screen , and the students are denied to share their screen to prevent misuse. But I have discovered a way of sharing my screen even though I am prohibited from doing so . Is this vulnerability eligible for the bug bounty
program?

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AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE...the cause of media no longer playing on Windows Media Player and iTunes and all other media players was linked on my PC to the download and installation of AIM 6.5. It also caused my network icon in my system tray show i was no longer connected to a network, and it was an unknown network.

To fix these problems use the system restore program that Vista comes with and restore your PC to a saved version before your installation of AIM 6.5.

Hopefully this helps everyone having these problems.

Note: Aim will no longer work after doing system restore, so you have to re-install in, and if you dont have the install package for 6.0 saved somewhere on your computer do not re-install 6.5, go to the aim site and look for the classic version 5.9.
 

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AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE...the cause of media no longer playing on Windows Media Player and iTunes and all other media players was linked on my PC to the download and installation of AIM 6.5. It also caused my network icon in my system tray show i was no longer connected to a network, and it was an unknown network.

To fix these problems use the system restore program that Vista comes with and restore your PC to a saved version before your installation of AIM 6.5.

Hopefully this helps everyone having these problems.

Note: Aim will no longer work after doing system restore, so you have to re-install in, and if you dont have the install package for 6.0 saved somewhere on your computer do not re-install 6.5, go to the aim site and look for the classic version 5.9.
 

A:AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE

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I have a home built ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe MoBo with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. I upgraded Win XP Pro to VISTA Ultimate with no problems other than upgrading a few drivers. It went smoothly. At the time I had 1 GB in one of 3 available slots. I attempted to add 2 GB more to occupy all 3 slots. This produced a reboot after POST as VISTA started. I rotated the the modules through all slots and finally realized that when I went beyond 2 GB it produced a reboot. During post it tests 3 GB and the BIOS displays 3 GB. I have 512MB of RAM on the video card. Any suggestions ?? I am running the latest BIOS and if I remove one GB the machine boots and runs great... ???? Ron
 

A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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

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

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According to Windows You are not able to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows Vista Business.

I wanted to join one of our developers to our domain, unfortunately this developer has a machine running Windows Vista Home Premium. We have a license to Windows Vista Business. After reading the website above it is not possible to upgrade, only to do a clean install.

This is not an option for the company since we have some serious deadlines to meet.

I started doing research online for cloning solutions but the question is rather complex to put in a search query.

In essence this is what I am trying to do.

Install a cloning software to make a copy of the hard drive.
Do a clean install from Home Premium to Windows Business.
Use cloning software to put all applications, user's settings, etc exactly the way it was before installing Windows Business without any conflicts.

Will there be any conflicts (i.e. with the registry) or anything else, since the applications where installed in Windows Vista Home and now they are running in Windows Vista Business?

What is the best (if possible free) cloning software that I could use to clone the developer's stuff?

Is this even possible?

I appreciate any help I can get. I just started this job and don't want to let my bosses down.

:S

Thank you very much!
CarlitosTSU
 

A:Vista Home Premium to Vista Business (cant upgrade) cant afford to reinstall software

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Before you begin
Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.
Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
Additional information

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It will not work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Here are answers to some common questions about the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not collect or send any personal, identifiable data to Microsoft Corporation or third parties. See the Upgrade Advisor privacy statement for details.
once again i did not do this i did a lil search
 

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below:

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below: Boot your computer form the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD. When you get to the setup screen, start a new setup of Vista.

When prompted to enter your product key, Do not enter it. Instead click on the Next button and continue with the setup. This will install Vista as a 30-day trial.

When prompted select the edition of Vista which you had purchased. So if you purchase Home Premium, select Home Premium. This is important, so do not pick a version that you did not purchase as it will affect later steps.

Once the setup has completed and you are back at your new Vista desktop, run the setup program from the Vista DVD again from within the new Vista 30-day trial.

Go through the setup, but this ti... Read more

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.That link doesn't work and has anyone done this to see if it actually works?

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In Computer Properties, there is an option allow upgrading Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate. Could any body give me ideas about this? Is it free? Does it influence installed softwares? I mean, will we lose all of them when we do upgrade?

A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate

vuongtutruc,

Windows Anytime Upgrade is just a way to order and pay for just a license (Product key number) for a version of Vista that is higher than yours. You install it from the Vista DVD you already have, but you use the new product key number you ordered instead. Yes, it can have a affect on the software and you could loose your data. I would recommend backing up anything you do not want to loose. See number 1 and 3 (which versions you can upgrage to) at this link for more information.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/search.aspx?=&qu=anytime+upgtrade


See this link to compare the different versions to what you already have.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx

Shawn

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Do I Uninstall Vista Premium to Upgrade to Vista Ultimate?
And if so how?
 

A:Do I Uninstall Vista Premium to Upgrade to Vista Ultimate?

No, you don't have to, just pop in the upgrade DVD, follow the prompts to upgrade it to Ultimate.

Back up Important data before upgrading.
 

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Good evening,

I have Vista Home Basic 32-bit running which I have done for a few years.
I have a genuine Vista Ultimate 32-bit disc which includes Service Pack 1 and also includes Windows Anytime Upgrade.
My question is, how easy is it to upgrade my laptop and will I lose all my documents and settings and programs that I have downloaded etc.
Thanks very much in advance.

A:Upgrade from Vista Home Basic 32-bit to Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Although this is for Win 7- Windows Anytime Upgrade - Microsoft Windows - I think it answers all your questions.

On the other hand, this applies to Vista- Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions. As a result, I don't know if you can still use the anytime upgrade.

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Hello people! I am having quite the time over here with a Vista machine of mine and I honestly think it's out to get me. My job is computer support for my college campus and I would like to think that I am fairly good with computers. With that said, let me give you a rundown of the situation :

The computer is an Optiplex 755 (with standard core features) that has a BFG 850w power source, 8 gb RAM, and a nice Nvidia GTX card. I am running Vista Business x32 on it and finally decided to take advantage of all of my RAM, so I bought Vista Ultimate x64 (Red Edition if that helps) and popped it in. It said that it could not read the media (and I read the MS article on why that was so) and then decided to boot from the disk. I did so, and got fairly far up until I had to select the drive. I selected C, and then next to the "Next" button, I got a funny message that read:

To use the product key you entered, start the installation on a computer that is running a genuine version of windows.

For the record, I purchased this computer/OS is the most legit way possible (through my college). I am stuck in what would appear to be a Catch 22. It's asking me to install it via a method that just brought me to what I am staring at now. This situation quite honestly, is beyond me. I have already taken out all my RAM, save 2 GB, and all the PCI cards, save the GTX, like other guides suggested and that doesn't seem to be working. If you need any more information other than what I have s... Read more

A:Vista Business x32 - Vista Ultimate x64 upgrade issues

Isn't the red edition a cracked copy?

Either way, go out and purchase a standard 64 bit Full version of Vista, wipe everything and do a clean install. Then back up the registry with Erunt, and do a complete disk image with Macrium Reflect Free once the updates and drivers are installed, as a backup, if those installs go smoothly.

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Hi... Am trying to install AN UPGRADE TO ULTIMATE on a 32 Bit System running Vista Premium & SP2. My brand new UPGRADE is REFUSING to UPGRADE IN PLACE!!! It says "Upgrade has been disabled. The upgrade cannot be started. To upgrade cancel the installation, then choose to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more recent than the version you are currently running". HUH??? This pc is 12 months old & running Windows 6 Home Premium. I am SURE I MADE NO MISTAKES, The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor has confirmed ULTIMATE for this pc. BOTH Anti-Virus Programs were disabled...etc. BECAUSE I could NOT INSTALL, I am NOT ELIGIBLE for the FREE 90 Day Support Feature... This is a BRAND NEW SOFTWARE PURCHASE & WAS EXPENSIVE... I HOPE SOMEONE AT WINDOWS CAN HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM... Thank-You p.s. {I do not know if the "Clean Install" works or not... ONLY THAT THE UPGRADE INSTALL WILL NOT... I NEED the UPGRADE INSTALLATION, & according to the package & all other data- MY PC IS ELIGIBLE TO THE UPGRADE... So I am very concerned- to say the least}. . .

A:New Vista ULTIMATE UPGRADE Will NOT UPGRADE

Hello goldenDragon1,
The best way to install any Windows is a clean install, i would backup all the bits i want to keep to another HDD or disk and do a clean install, there is less chance of encountering any errors. The reason you cant "upgrade" could be because the Ultimate disk, although a better version of Vista, is an older copy than the one it's trying to replace. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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I ordered this copy of Vista Ultimate Upgrade:
http://www.royaldiscount.com/miwiviulup.html

As stated on this page, it is supposed to upgrade from Windows 2000 Professional provided it is a clean install.

I started the installation from within the Windows 2000 GUI; but, the Vista setup halted with a message that upgrade is disabled and I must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista to upgrade.

I started the Vista setup by booting from the Vista setup disk and it has now halted with this message: "To use the product key you entered, start the installation from your existing version of Windows."

Catch 22

What should I do now?
 

A:Upgrade to Vista refuses to upgrade

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Do I Need To Erase My Old Vista Home Premuim After Upgrade To Vista Ultimate?
When I Did Upgrade I Choose To Keep It On C Drive ,now I See It Take A Lot Of Space Under Old Window Do I Still Need ? Or I Have To Keep In Order For My System To Work.
Thanks In Advance.

A:Do I Need To Erase My Old Vista After Upgrade To Vista Ultimate?

If you are using the "Upgrade" Option not a complete install than yes you must leave the premium on the hard drive.

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Hi. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OEM (with free Windows 7 upgrade). I want to reformat the computer. After installing Vista, do I need to download Vista updates, before installing Windows 7?

Or just immediately install Windows 7 after Vista?

Also, how often do you do a fresh install (reformat)?

Thank you

A:Vista to 7 upgrade (download Vista updates?)

I never heard of anyone having to update Vista first.

Assuming you have the Windows 7 disk, you don't even need to have Vista installed at all.

If you are lucky, you will never have to do another fresh install. Good maintenance is the way to avoid having to do that.

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hey peps is there any way i can upgrade my wifes laptop from Vista HP X86 to Vista Ultimate X64 with out doing a clean install?

or do i have to do a clean install cause of the KERNAL?

would really not want to do a clean install if i do not have to to much crap on here laptop to re-install would take 8+ hours to do.

i know i can upgrade to X86 version of Vista Ultimate but would like to have it be a X64 version if i could.

A:Upgrade Vista HP X86 to Vista Ultimate X64 Question.

Originally Posted by fadedrs



or do i have to do a clean install cause of the KERNAL?





Yes

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To order 64-bit Vista media dvd:
Windows Vista Alternate Media

64-bit DVD
If your system features a 64-bit processor, you can take advantage of its advanced design by ordering 64-bit software media. You'll get the same interface, features, and functions, but you'll get them in an operating system that takes advantage of access to vastly more memory. All installation files are on a single disc. Please note that 64-bit media is included in the box with the purchase of Windows Vista Ultimate.

Shipping/handling fee (less than $10)

note- this free Vista media upgrade is just for retail versions of Vista (i.e., store purchased. If your version came pre-installed on your computer it is called OEM, and 64-bit (x64) media must be obtained from them.

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I have a Vista 32 Proffesional installed on my Pc . The Pc I have can run 64 bit. do anyone know if I can upgrade to Vista 64 bit Proffesional on the same lisence? And where do I get the 64 bit version?

Thanks for the help

A:Vista 32 professional upgrade to vista 64?

A key for professional, permits 64 or 32 bit use. You should have received a 32 and 64 bit DVD with your purchase of Vista. If Vista came preinstalled on your computer, you can get a DVD for free or for cost (about $25.00) from the computer manufacturer. Alternatively, you can borrow from a friend and then use your key when asked.
If your key number has the letters OEM in the body, you can use it only on the computer that the OS was installed on originally. If it does not have OEM, you can only have Vista installed on one computer at a time.

Good luck.

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I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate. Since I already was running Vista I didn't think it was a big deal but....
It boots ok but then will freeze or be very, very slow very quickly. I did all the required updates prior to upgrading. Where do I start?
 

A:Vista to Vista upgrade problems

The is supposed to be trick to do a clean install with an upgrade disk.I would do a clean install.
 

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I have 2 netbooks with windows7 starter edition on them, I reently purchased an upgrade family pack from Ebay and mistakenly didn't releaze it was software to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows7 Home Premium edition. Before I break the seal, I was wondering if this would work, can I use this upgrade software(Vista to Windows7 Home Premium), to upgrade my windows7 starter edition to full Home Premium or will it not work correctly.
I appreciate any help offered.
Thanks

A:Upgrade Win7 starter using win7 upgrade software for Vista?

Hello there, wil.

There's no problem at all. follow this tutorial and you'll be able to install them without problems.

Clean Install Windows 7

EDIT: sorry, is this one:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Although you may need an external USB DVD-Drive or installing your Windows 7 from a USB

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

And that'll be it

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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 have three machines in my house running Seven. However I will focus on two.

1.) MSI Mobo, AMD 4200+, 2GB RAM, etc. (Look in my stats for the desktop)

2.) HP 6735s, AMD Turion X2, 2.5GB RAM, 256MB Dedicated Radeon HD 3200.

The MSI ran Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I had everything I wanted on there so I didn't want to do a clean install. Once the Seven upgrade finished, it was fantastic. The only program that I already had that didn't work was Daemon Tools. However AIM still worked, and you can't install AIM from Windows Seven.

Now on my laptop, it came with Vista, but I wanted Seven. So I did a clean install, because I didn't want all that HP garbage that comes with them. Now I have an issue with sleep. When my PC goes to sleep, and I wake it back up, it runs ok, but then when I go through certain tasks it hangs. Sometimes if I awake it with my wireless off, it won't come back on, it won't recognize plugged in add ons, and when I go file searching it hangs, like if indexing is messed up. I am considering, rolling back, getting Vista all the way to SP1, downloading AIM, and whatever else I need, and just upgrading it like I did my PC.

Also, the third PC which is a Dell does not perform as well as it should, but does fine in Vista.

I am not a Windows expert, but from deduction, I can conclude that Windows Seven stability is greatly enhanced when it is upgraded from Windows Vista.

Please no flaming.

A:Upgrade from Vista

I personally have a problem with AIM 6. When I put my computer to sleep, or hibernate, once it shuts off, it immediatly turns back on. If I close the AIM6.EXE process, I don't have this problem anymore. I'm trying AIM Pro now... if you're intrested in the results let me know.

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Now that I got my tower back from hp (hard drive problems) which makes 4 times in 2 yrs I can't load my vista upgrade like all the times in the past.I get error ox8007045d.The disk came from hp and I have all my updates from microsoft.The vista upgrade advisor says that all is fine.This is my last stop as nobody and I mean nobody not even hp has a clue pretty sad.
 

A:Upgrade from vp to vista

What exactly is on the machine now (service pack level) and what is the upgrade that you are trying to install?
 

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