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Prod key rejection on reinstall after HD failure- home prem family pac

Q: Prod key rejection on reinstall after HD failure- home prem family pac

I have a Win 7 Family pack Home Premium Upgrade edition. I bought it new and have had exclusive control of it. The 32 bit version is installed on two computers, self built, replacing XP. One of the computers had a HD crash. I first tried a system repair disc and installing a system image. When these did not work I tried to reinstall Win 7 on that HD, but Win 7 would not install on the HD and delivered a message that there was a HD problem. I installed a new SSD but no other equipment changes were made, other that disconnecting the other two HDs for purposes of the reinstall. Windows installed nicely from a flash drive, but is giving a message that the product key is incorrect.
I would appreciate insight on how to proceed. Thanks!

Preferred Solution: Prod key rejection on reinstall after HD failure- home prem family pac

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

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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.)

A: Prod key rejection on reinstall after HD failure- home prem family pac

Hello TMac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What's the full error message?

Double check to make sure that you are entering the product key correctly. It's real easy to mistake say a 0 (zero) for an O (letter) etc.....

If it's just failing to activate online, then you might see if it may activate by phone instead.

Hope this helps for now,

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I recently scrapped a old laptop, and kept the Windows 7 Pro produkt key. My desktop has a windows 7 home premium edt.

I wish to change to pro, but without reinstalling, and without losing the home premium. Is it possible to switch the pro and home edt. without reinstalling, or losing my home prem. key?

A:Change windows 7 product key WITHOUT reinstall [Home prem. -> Pro]

Is this the Win7 that came preinstalled on the laptop? If so then the license is not transferable.

If it's the desktop you want to upgrade to Pro, you can insert the Pro key into Anytime Upgrade to unlock the few extra expensive features in Pro that few consumers need. Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums. Otherwise it is the exact same OS.

Save a Win7 backup image externally both before and after the Upgrade so you have options to restore both later which will maintain their activation. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I recently scrapped a old laptop, and kept the Windows 7 Pro produkt key. My desktop has a windows 7 home premium edt.

I wish to change to pro, but without reinstalling, and without losing the home premium. Is it possible to switch the pro and home edt. without reinstalling, or losing my home prem. key?

(It seems i posted in wrong section first. sorry)

A:Change windows 7 product key WITHOUT reinstall [Home prem. -> Pro]

You cannot use an OEM Product Key on any computer but the one it came with. If the Pro Key you have came from the original computer's COA sticker, or from a KeyFinder, then it's OEM, and CANNOT be transferred to the mew machine.

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I purchased my HP desktop from Walmart several years ago.  I stupidly upgraded to MS Windows 10.  When I did this the computer got stuck at the keyboard type question (English / Spanish / Etc..) It would not recognize the keyboard / mouse. A had to back have my PC set back up and when this was done I lost my MS OFFICE software that came with the PC at the time of purchase (Windows 7 Home Premimum Office Software).  I want my office software back.  I have my product key but when I go to Microsoft they can tell that the software was installed by HP and instruct me to get help from you.  I just wnat to get my MS OFFICE software back on my computer.  Please help me determine how to do that. 

A:Reinstall windows 7 home prem office software after upgradin...

Hi, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! To my knowledge, HP does not ship computers with Office preinstalled with Office full features licence included. Computers do come with some trial version or some temporary license but not with permanent licensed software for MS Office. Please, clarify - what was your Office edition/version - e.g Office 2010 Professional ?Where you have your key from ? Was it Office 2010 Started edition with some limited edition of Word/Excel ? What is your HP computer model ?

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Hello guys,

A month back i purchased an SSD for my old HP envy laptop(purchased in 2010).
I removed the old harddrive and chuked in the ssd in its place and reinstalled the windows home prem x64 edition using the the key extracted from my windows installation on my old harddrive.

Everything seemed to be running well then and windows update downloaded a ton of updates since then

But suddenly since yesterday i kept getting the "copy not genuine error" windows build 7601

I ran check disk and it showed no errors.
Is there a way to make my copy of windows run on my ssd properly ?
I still have the one installed on my old harddisk (currently its lying around without being used ..probably it will run fine if i chuck it back in place of ssd - but i want to use my ssd)

Ohh and for ssd optimization i stopped quite a few services like indexing , system restore , date stamping and what not .. i dont remember all could this be the reason for genuine verification error ??

Also i ran a malware check using the malwarebytes soft - a quick scan turned up nothing.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-73CQT-WMF7J-3Q6C9
Windows Product Key Hash: KaFG+RmurcM3ZxzWyfEP9WtPUJw=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
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A:Genuine OEM Win Home Prem x64 fresh reinstall 0Xc004F063 error

You reinstalled using a retail disk and the key you got with a KeyFinder (which is only valid when used with the manufacturer's Recovery media).
You need to change the Key to the one on your COA sticker on the machine's case -you may need to activate by phone.

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I have a 2 yr old dell tower with windows home premium, I kept getting chkdsk error messages and upon bootup oneday it just said there was no drive found. I put in a new hard drive and used my dell recovery discs to get windows installed fresh day one again, running like a champ now, but I wanted a few files off that other drive so I put it onto and external usb dock and was able to go right in get everything I wanted safely off it.

Once I had my data off it I decided to just format the drive, after formatting it I ran seagates hard drive tool it passes every short and long test I threw at it, I know it kept saying chkdsk but could that have just been something corrupt within the windows installation not the physical disc being damaged?

At this point I have run the seagate tool 2x for short and once for long test and now have it running an extended test via another program called DiskCheckup.

Hate to toss the drive but not sure if all those chkdsk errors were just software related or hardware related, any other tests or things I should do to this to confirm the drive is ok to use? It's a 1.5tb seagate barracuda so i sure could use it for some internal storage but I don't want to risk it if it's a hardware issue.

Thanks for the advice.

A:Win7 Home Prem - chkdsk problems, Drive Bad or Just Reinstall Needed?

It would appear that the drive is running fine now, but may have intermittent hardware issues. Personally, I hate to throw away a drive as well. If it were mine, I would use it as a mobile drive (usb dock) for a while to see if any issues arise. Of course, I wouldn't put any files on it that I didn't have on another drive, or on a cloud of sorts.

One thing that I always do whenever I suspect a drive has hardware issues is put my ear up to it. Usually, you can hear a hiccup in the drive, or a ticking, when the drive itself is bad. This may or may not be found by software that checks the disk.

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So I recently bought a Lenovo desktop that came with windows 7 pre-installed - I guess I havn't logged on this computer for a couple of months so it was kind of a surprise for me when i turned it on 2 days ago and it all of a sudden said " This copy of windows is not genuine " ? I've only had the thing for 5-6 months... Did the windows 7 home prem already expire, or? It keeps asking me to "Activate windows now" since the "Activation period has expired" - It doesn't make any sense though because I never had this problem before... I tried contacting customer support but there's no phone number anywhere... apparently you have to download a program which finds your serial number for you then you can call, but the program won't download for me - it just says " Failed " - Does anyone know the customer support phone number? Or Does anyone know how to reinstall windows on a "Pre-installed system" ? Thanks

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I've been running Win8 for a while now and its getting sluggish so its time to reinstall.

Originally I purchased the win8 upgrade license for something like $15. When it was released I downloaded the iso a while back burnt to dvd and installed a fresh copy of Win8.

Now time to reinstall - I can't find the original mail with my product key, and can't find the iso either!

I've still for Win8 running so i used one of those apps to get my product key.

I then tried to go here to download the iso again:
Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help

Downloaded and ran the Win8- entered my key and get:

The product key you entered is an upgrade key and can't be used to install Windows 8

Agghh! How can I get the iso I originally used to install a fresh copy of Win8.

Since I have a working and licensed Win8 is there any trickery I can do to get it to transfer the key to the new build.
I'm trying to install a fresh copy on a new HDD - when its all up and running will trash the old hdd.

A:Trying to reinstall Win 8 with a legit upgrade prod key?

You certainly can - this worked for me in same scenario - just as long as you have you Win 8 key not your media center key.

Press the Windows key and type regedit. Press enter to open the Registry Editor.Navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/and double-click on the MediabootInstall key in the right pane.Change the key's value from 1 to 0.Exit the Registry Editor, press the Windows key again, and type cmd. Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and run it as an administrator.Type slmgr /rearm and press Enter.Reboot Windows.

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade Disc

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I would appreciate it if I someone can provide the instructions or point to where I can find them.  Also, how do I reinstall the other necessary softwares and drivers to properly run the laptop. Thanks.

A:Reformat a HP Pavilion g4 and reinstall windows 7 using prod...

Hi, You can do this as follows. Create an installation disc yourself using another PC - just download the correct Disc Image ( this must be the same version - ie Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate etc - that originally came with your notebook  ) from the link below and use an application such as ImgBurn to burn the ISO correctly to a blank DVD - a guide on using ImgBurn to write an ISO to a disc is Here.  These Images are clean and from a well-respected source - Digital River. Windows 7 Images. Use the disc to perform the installation, enter the Windows activation key found on the COA Label when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software load normally bundled with OEM installations. http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx Any additional drivers and software you may need can be found starting by entering either the full Model No. or Product No. of your g4 series notebook Here.If you need a guide on locating this information, see the HP document Here. Regards, DP-K

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I need (want) to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition to a Dell 4600 that I am giving to a neighbor but I don't have the original disk any longer. I have the product code (on the computer). I only see a download for bootable disks on the MS site - does anyone know where I can download the XP Home Edition CD?

THanks in advance!!

A:Solved: Need Windows XP Home Ed CD download-have prod code

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Hello, can I upgrade my win7 64bit sp1 OEM to the win7 64bit home premium retail family pack? Thanks

A:win7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM to home prem. retail fam pack ugrade

What would be the point ? Why do you want to ?

Is there something wrong with windows ?

You could do it by entering the retail key and reactivating, but it would waste a perfectly good oem license.

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Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on.

I am now using my back pc, it is also a windows 7 home premium build 7600, and I remember I use to have remote desktop on it but I right clicked disabled one day a long time ago and after that I was never ever able to get it back. Ive been reading online that Windows 7 home premium does not have the remote desktop option, odd because my other pc had it. Point is.. I need to connect to my job's server asaaap, but I am unable to find a way to connect to their server, I have their ip address and a special login/pass the same way you do in windows remote desktop.

I have tried downloading those rdp patches and stuff and it just does not work! I cannot find the remote desktop anywhere even have the install said "listening" and "remote desktop successfully" etc etc.

Is there a program I can use to connect to my work's server..my boss uses windows 7 remote desktop,,,

I tried using teamviewer and added the ip address but it doesnt work idk if you have to both be using the same program..please in need of help here :/

A:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
I'm trying everything possible though before that.. but I really need this to work in order to start my job

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am I completely hosed?

I usually wait until a thing is well proven before making a consumer purchase. Not this time. I figured the whining about Vista was just that. So, I jumped. Bought a "nice" laptop for home use, with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo and 4GB RAM. Unbeknownst to me, that meant it came with Vista Home Premium, 64-bit version.

One thing I gotta do from time to time is login to my company's network from home. Crank up the web browser, navigate to my employer's portal and am greeted with the message, "The VPN client is incompatible with your 64 bit operating system."

OK, hunt around the 'net for answers. Voila! Microsoft Virtual PC, and then install my last remaining licensed copy of XP Home. So, I download VPC, then try to run the install, and now the error is "Your operating system is not supported by Microsoft Virtual PC".

As I see it, I have the following options:
1) Dual Boot. Danger Will Robinson, there be dragons and a strong acid bath in the moat. I am technically NOT up to doing this.

2) Sacrifice Vista completely and just install XP. I have three major simulators that run beautifully fast under Vista 64-bit...I'd miss them.

3) Sledgehammer the whole thing and do a REAL upgrade to a 3 year old laptop running XP.

OK, I'm frustrated, sorry about #3.

What's a reasonable path to take here? Bear in mind, I don't earn an IT professional's income so it has to fit a budget that is already strained by the la... Read more

A:I have Vista Home Prem x64, need to run XP Home sometimes - out of luck?

Hi, IT professionals get an income!!! you have checked with your IT (do they really pay them?) guys. I doubt if virtual PC would be a choice, tried compatibility mode? If you want to dual boot then it isn't such a big deal just need someone to walk you through it, some good web sites for this. I have Vista\XP dual booted on this computer. Post back and do not proceed until someone from here tells you how to go about it.. if I am around I will.

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Whenever I try to Re-install windows 7 (From Disc) I get the following error along with it saying this "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart in the installation."

This happened every time on the same process (Expanding Files) on installation with multiple disks (Burned via Imageburn at 4X Speed) I tried different images most of which I just found across the internet and I got one from Digitallife recommended from this guide and I got the same results as all the other images I tried, getting stuck at Expanding Files (Around 2 or 3% is where it pops up with the Error).

If it helps how I got to reinstalling Windows is cause whenever I tried to boot up it would just reset once I got to my desktop every time, tried things like safe mode same result so I just ended up Formatting the Drive and attempting to reinstall windows and then I find this error blocking my progress.

Anyways is there a solution to this problem?

Thanks For Reading.

A:Cannnot Reinstall Windows 7 Prem. 64 - Error 0X8007045D

Start by wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Next reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Try install with only 2gb RAM. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ . Swap RAM sticks.

Next write the ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer, set HD first to boot in BIOS and trigger stick using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key - to rule out the installer as cause.

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I need to reinstall win 7, Where can I get a copy of the ISO?

A:Win 7 Home Prem

Because Microsoft is unfortunetly pushing everyone to Windows 10, you can't anymore.  Dell won't provide you with a DVD or USB restore unless you are under warranty at the behest of Microsoft. Your options are to borrow a friends DVD of Windows 7 OEM or buy one.

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Hi Al,

I was wondering if there is anyway to download a system restore/rescue iso for CD/DVD online?

I have Win 7 Home Prem. 64bit installed on a partition, but trying a flavor of linux, I added another partition to put the linux up, but it unmounted that partition, the data is still there, but can't get to it and I don't know how to fix the problem. In GParted in linux came with this error.
Linux Failed to load runlist for $MFT/$DATA.
highest_vcn = 0x6a, last_vcn - 1 = 0x138ff
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Input/output error
NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was
made to NTFS by this software.

Unable to read the contents of this file system!
Because of this some operations may be unavailable.
The cause might be a missing software package.
The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfsprogs / ntfs-3g.

I would rather have Win 7 back and I know it didn't delete the partition. Can anyone please help?

A:Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit partition.

If your windows is retail, you can download an installation iso at Microsoft Software Recovery

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Hi, Ihave vista prem home and when I browse I get a pop up tab startinghttp://fp.pc-on-internet.com...then then usually re directas to any of MULTITUDE of shopping sites. NOt sure how to stop, any help is appreciated. This is my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:25:46, on 18/12/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6172\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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Hello I have problems with my new notebook. I keep getting BSOD's with no specified pattern.

Any help on the mather would be great..

Last 3 BSOD's

1 crash

Navn p? problemh?ndelse: BlueScreen
OS-version: 6.1.7600.
Landestandard-id: 1030
Flere oplysninger om problemet:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF88004B2610F
BCP3: FFFFF8800219C278
BCP4: FFFFF8800219BAE0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Filer, der hj?lper med til at beskrive problemet:
C:\Users\Jesper Damgaard\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-46535-0.sysdata.xml
L?s erkl?ringen om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
Hvis onlineerkl?ringen om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger ikke er tilg?ngelig, kan du l?se den erkl?ring om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger, som er offline:

2 crash
Navn p? problemh?ndelse: BlueScreen
OS-version: 6.1.7600.
Landestandard-id: 1030
Flere oplysninger om problemet:
BCCode: 24
BCP1: 00000000001904FB
BCP2: FFFFF88008A5FD68
BCP3: FFFFF88008A5F5D0
BCP4: FFFFF80002C99137
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Filer, der hj?lper med til at beskrive problemet:
C:\Users\Jesper Damgaard\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-39655-0.sysdata.xml
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A:BSOD on Win 7 home prem 64 bit

Error code 24, NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - usual causes are Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure

Error code 3B, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION - usual causes are System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory

Error code 7E, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED - usual causes are Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control

This is a hardware/hardware related problem. Notice what each of these error code causes have in common.

Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c0a000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e47e50
Debug session time: Tue Sep 28 06:12:32.628 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:39:36.282
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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I have a question, just recently I have gotten an HP Compaq 610, it came with windows 7 home prem preinstalled, every time I open up microsoft office it asks for the product key, I typed the on that was located at the bottom of my computer, it said it was the wrong, how do I get the correct product key for Windows 7 Home Prem OA?

A:Windows 7 Home Prem OA

If you received a DVD with office the number is on the sleeve. If not call the MFg of your computer.

It seems that they want the number for office, not the OS.

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how do i uninstall video card and driver for a new driver?

A:vista home prem. 32x

add / remove programs. Reboot. Install new card and driver.

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From what I have read, gpedit.msc only works with Win 7 Professional and Ultimate. Whenever you try to access it from Home Premium is says it "could not snap-in". So does anyone know of a fix to this or a program that does the same thing?

gpedit.msc is a "group policy" editor and viewer.

~Correction thanks to Airbot~

A:gpedit.msi for Win 7 Home Prem. x64?

Hmm, you sure make a lot of threads. 6 just in the last 30 minutes and counting.
For FYI, it's gpedit.msc, not .msi.

You can always download the reference list to the Local Group Policy, and edit the registry setting that corresponds to the objects you wanted to change, if any. More manual, but the same thing.

Download details: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

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Hello, I have two genuine OS Vista&XP, run Registry Booster 2009,XP normally working after reboot,Vista boot,logon screen black and then explorer.exe go to 1>mb and CPU usuage 99-100%...Try safe mode explorer.exe same and when i try run reg booster 2009 and rollback changes, pc turns off...what happens?

A:Have Xp Pro [email protected] Home Prem Sp1

Any help,suggestion ??

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Recently I have been experiencing multiple BSOD's on my laptop. I have run WinDbg and the "probable" cause was ntoskrnl.exe.
I had re-installed windows previously and after a few days of the fresh installation the system started experiencing BSOD's especially whilst running Second Life (memory and graphically intensive).

I would very much appreciate any advice and help trying to solve this problem!

A:Win 7 Home Prem X64 BSOD

No ideas?
I'm still baffled by what is causing this!

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I have had a hard drive failure which i have replaced.  I do not have any OS recovery discs although I have a licence for Windows 7 Home Prem OA.   The recovery was on the hard drive which is kaput. I need a link to download the windows 7 home Prem OA that originally came with my laptop. I have a Product Key for this software. Thank you

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Good afternoon peeps ,I have my brothers pc with me as it's hard drive has gone pop. Being in his 60's he hasn't any recovery media. I have pumped the product key into microsoft for a copy of the iso but it refers me to HP for it. How can i get a link for the correct iso file to rebuild his machine please.Thanks very much

A:Windows 7 Home prem iso

You cannot. HP has no .isos for download. Microsoft used to publish Windows 7 OEM .isos on its "digital river" site until maybe just under 2 years ago when they took it down. You can look on eBay and maybe just online for a recovery disk for your specific model which you see for sale for maybe $40, or you can take a walk on the wild side and look for Digital River mirror sites for Windows 7 .isos. They are out there and for the most part trustworthy but they are not official and Microsoft does not like us to post specific links for you. 

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I have a Winstar Bluetooth dongle that I bought about 3 yrs back. I installed it on a computer with winxp 32 bit using BlueSoleil and worked perfectly. At least I could connect to cell phone though I was never able to connect to Sony Ericson BT earphone. I have a new computer (Acer E5621A) with Vista Home Prem X64. I tried to set up the dongle using BlueSoleil for X64 (latest ver.). It installed perfectly but never connected to my cell phone. I ran the IVT Hardware Check before installing BlueSoleil and it showed that it was compatible. All the connections in BlueSoleil shows "Idle", like COM3, COM5, ....... I removed BlueSoleil, uninstalled driver, restarted computer, reinstalled but the result is still the same. Search for Devices don't show anything. The LED in dongle keeps blinking indicating that it's working. I also tried WIDCOMM but it said that the dongle is imcompatible. I would appreciate it very much if someone could advise me on that. Thanks!

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I didn't explain my situation very well yesterday so let me try again.

I have a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium. I bought Windows 7 Professional Upgrade from download along with the backup disc. Unfortunately, the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade I purchased is not the Anytime Upgrade and it can't be returned since it was obtained through the student program. Do I have a "qualifying previous version of Windows" to just do the upgrade or do I need to reformat this hard drive and install my upgrade version from boot (clean or custom install)?? If a clean install is necessary, how is hard drive reformat accomplished? Please point me to the appropriate installation instructions for this scenario. Need and appreciate help Thanks a bunch.

A:Upgrade vs WOW for Win 7 Home Prem to Prof

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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Getting a BSOD about once a day. Regardless if I am gaming, browsing the net, etc...

Oh uh...system specs.

GeForce 9500GS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:Windows 7 BSOD: Home Prem

Hi -

The bugchjeck on the 3 dumps - 0xa

0xa = kernel mode app tried to access paged memory when it should not have (IRQL too high) or the memory is just plain bad.

The probable cause of all 3 - your Intel wifi driver. There has been an update since March. See if you can update the other drivers listed as well or you may be back in no time flat!

netw5v64.sys Thu Mar 26 09:21:24 2009 (49CBAB84) - Intel wifi

ATK64AMD.sys Fri Oct 27 05:45:25 2006 (4541FF65)
rixdpx64.sys Fri Nov 17 20:07:46 2006 (455E8712)

iaStor.sys Sat Sep 29 22:36:30 2007 (46FF35DE)
SynTP.sys Thu Dec 06 17:42:03 2007 (4758A4EB) - synaptics mousepad
Intel wifi drivers --> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss

The synaptics is the #2 most important here --> http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers

Regards. . .





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Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

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Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols

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Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
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I need a link to download the windows 7 home Prem OA that originally came with my laptop. I have a Product Key for this software.

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So i just had a few BSOD's in a row, not had 1 for a few months since i bought my legit W7 after thinking the other one which my mate put on was fake.

Memory_management 0*0000001a
pc will prob shut down so i doubt i have time to do what jcgriff tells me to do.

First it happened while loading up COD, then it did it after doing a scan, the audio also had seemed to be mucked up but fixed after a restore. The 2nd BSOD came after a restore.

W7 64bit
Built in september 09
OS instalation was 9th of Jan 2010 or so. After using killdisk to my drive after thinking to have a none legit W7. 9th Jan (legit) bought from pc world
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz
XFX HD 4890
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P
Coolermaster RealPower 700W Modular PSU

On my primary hdd i have 2 paritions a 100gb one for windows of course.
. For some reason i have only got 1 minidump though :S

Im expecting PC to shut down in a minute as it did it quickly after restore.


edit: just had another something about a pool header :S
also just ran this whocrashed program and i got this


On Sat 20/02/2010 18:05:34 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x19 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8003964690, 0xFFFFFA8003964680, 0xFFFFFA8003964690)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\022010-15724-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
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A:Windows 7 home prem BSOD

Hi -

The bugchecks on the 2 dumps -

0x9f (0x3,,,) = driver in inconsistant power state; object blocking an IRP for too long a time. Probable cause listed as usbaudio.sys

0X19 (0X3, 0xa8003964690, 0xa80039646 80, 0xa80039646 90) = bad pool header; the pool freelist is corrupt. Probable cause listed as "pool corruption" related to aswMonFlt.sys - Avast. The numbers in red = in a healthy pool, parms 2, 3 and 4 should be the same. They are memory addresses.

I see references to USB all over the dumps and the possible causes may be audio or perhaps NIC.

Audio - both drivers pre-date Windows 7 RTM -
ATI HDMI audio

Module Name: RTHDMIAzAudService
Display Name: Service for HDMI
Driver Type: Kernel
Link Date: 25/12/2008 09:30:47

driver - RtHDMIVX.sys Thu Dec 25 04:30:47 2008 (495352C7)

Realtek HD audio -


RTKVHD64.sys Tue Jan 20 01:12:51 2009 (49756B63

Many are having problems with this Netgear USB WN111 wifi driver -


WN111v2w7x.sys Wed Oct 21 00:01:33 2009 (4ADE879D)

WN111c3 - http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12656

These drivers need updates - they all pre-date WIndows 7 RTM -


gdrv.sys Fri Dec 05 19:57:14 2008 (4939CDEA)
jraid.sys Mon Nov 03 21:20:09 2008 (490FB159)
jswpslwfx.sys Thu May 15 06:28:50 2008 (482C1062)
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Alright, I've had Win7 installed for awhile and just never felt like backing everything up and moving it from the WinXP install to the 7 install. I finally got around to doing it and I've ran into a problem.

They system isn't 100% stable. It blue screens regularly, just not always when I am around. I can't remember how to stop it from rebooting automatically on blue screen so if someone could tell me how to that would be great.

I read through the error logs and it seems to be a compatibility issue with the CPU.......but I can't be sure. I get an error when I boot from BIOS saying the mobo isn't compatible with the CPU but I can F1 past it an be fine. I've done it for three years using XP. The CPU in question is a Intel Pentium D 940 Presler. From everything I've read it should be 64bit compatible.

I know probably not enough information to get any real help but perhaps someone else ran into a similar issue? I'll post some logs and blue screen codes when I manage to get them.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 Home Prem 64bit

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend Windows Live SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump (remove the checkmark from "Automatically restart" in order to get the system to stop on the blue screen).

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Hubby's Win 7 can speedtest.net at 17Mbps while at the same time my Win 8 Home Prem can't get above 5 no matter what...seems like it hits a wall. I've done the add of nonBestEffortLimit key, no help...help!



A:Bandwidth problem on Win 8.1 Home Prem...

Hi Hmeader,

What type of router, modem/router are you connected to? Is this a wired or wireless connection issue? Is your hubby connected on a wired connection?

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Years ago,I had a problem with my HDD and i gave it back to the store and they changed it WITHOUT to inform me .
The problem is that they installed NOT original windows, and i didn't notice it.
When i tried once to recover my laptop, i realized that there wasn't even the recovery partition.
I would like to ask if it is possible to retrieve, somehow, the Windows CD Key using the S/N of my laptop.

There was a sticker at the bottom of my laptop with the CD Key , but it is not visible anymore.
Thanks in advance.

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I have a toshiba and lenovo laptop ( both were purchased in may 15/09). Need help with the following issues. Any help is truly appreciated.1. On both laptops the message displayed is ( this is going on for more than 7 months. Error message started around August 09) : Code 80070424 Windows Update encountered an unknown error. Windows could not search for new updates. ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2. For both this laptop they did not send me the recovery disc in case the operating system crashes. Spoke to customer service of both companies, they do not want to help.................................................................................................................................................................................3.Lenovo laptop Wind. Media Player crashed, (stil have warranty till May 2010).Customer said software is not the part of warranty................................................................................................................................................................................4. On lenovo laptop the hard drive is 320gb, do not have too many prog. installed, the space it shows is 188 gb. On Toshiba the hard drive is 250gb, do not have too many prog. installed, the space it shows is 98gb.My computer knowledge is basic. I want to thank in advance to who ever helps... Read more

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Well that sound easy and in all reality it was easy except: I got new computer DellStudi XPS 9000 with Win 7 Home Prem direct from Dell here in the US. My son, who lives in Wales, England decided I needed to upgrade so he bough me an upgrade to Ultimate (very nice of him actually) so he sent me the key and I did online upgrade which worked just fine. Now my new computer is working just finr and I love Win 7.

However him living in England and me in Montana no biggie except everything I do now starts in serveral places with me in the United Kingdom rather than in Montana. It is nor a really big issue but it sure does rattle me brain everytime I see it.

Iam wondering if there is a quick or for that matter any fix for this. Anyhelp is appreciated.

A:Win 7 update from Home Prem to Win 7 Ulitimat

Start>Control Panel>click on Clock, Language & Regions>Date & Time>Change Time Zone

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Issue is on my laptop which is an HP. It is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 HP OEM. I have a valid copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 but whenever I try doing an upgrade it tells me to use Anytime Upgrade, which will not work with my serial key.

I would rather not do a full install if possible, and am curious why I cannot perform this upgrade?

Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.

BTW My Win 7 Pro license is an MSDN AA key from my school, never activated and legit.

A:Cannot perform upgrade from win 7 Home Prem to Win 7 Pro

Your spec's show that you have three OS's already installed.

Windows 7 HP x64
Windows 7 Pro x32
Windows 7 Pro x64

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I've just purchased a new laptop, it's an Acer Aspire 5720: complete with Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU which runs at 2.2Ghz, with 2GB RAM and a 160GB HD.

I've only recently bought it within the last week so I've only currently used about 10GB memory. Yet in Task Manager, there are 18 processes that I can see, yet at the bottom it says Processes: 69. So when I click "show processes from all users", all 69 processes are shown. CPU Usage is varying from 9% to 23%, physical memory 50%.

As I'm very much used to Windows XP Pro, I'm clueless why there are so many processes running, whilst my laptop is running perfectly with no lagging whatsoever.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

A:Vista Home Prem - 73 Processes in T/M

Hi, welcome to the forums Vista is a resource hog and it likes memory thats why 2gb+ is considered required for 32 bit versions. I have 41 processes from 1 user in Task manager . If additional users were logged on then processes from all users would increase so your number is not overly excessive. You can fine tune your resource use however in the final analysis the difference is difficult to notice. Do not download any programs that promise to improve performance before posting what they are here, our combined knowledge and experience can benefit you.

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Is there a way to add gpedit.msc capability to Vista Home Premium?

A:gpedit.msc for Vista Home Prem.?

Hello Churin,

Sorry, but no it's not possible for Home Premium. You can use the registry instead to enforce a policy though.

Is there a particular one you were wanting to do? I may have a tutorial already for it, or can post back a .reg file for it.


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Just Built my new system.Things were running good. Then I uninstalled some programs I would not use. On reboot the system hangs and would not start. I booted from the disc and tried a repair I viewed the drives and it had created a partition called boot x and my drive letters had changed. What is this boot x never seen it before. Help!!!!

A:Solved: Vista X64 Home Prem

I thought you only see Boot X on an Apple PC to load Linux software .... have you tried to install a dual boot system with one OS being Linux??

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New computer yesterday. Error today with D drive (HP Recovery). Culprit was Bit Defender paced test file there by default. Warning to any soul who does not know to keep D drive off limits.

A:Solved: Vista Home Prem - FYI

Say what?

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Using MSE but ? wonder how safe it is keeping me due to AV testing show it is low on the list. Avast free is only for 32 bit. I have paid for other antivirus programs in past and waste of $$ as they slowed my laptop so badly or had warnings pop up that were not warnings. Paid antivirus in past I did not like or they did not like me ( Eset,Webroot,and others) Can someone recommend a compatible antivirus.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Best Antivirus for Windows 7 64 bit Home Prem

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Here are links to BC polls:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand ScannerI generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition.Keep in mind that an offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticemen... Read more

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so yea, i have home prem. OEM and i want to install on my RC ultimate but it doesn't boot to disk when i set it in my bios and it keep loading onto my desktop even though the harddrive isn't in the boot order. how do i install this?

EDIT: oops sorry, you can move this topic please

A:installing home prem, on Ultimate RC?

Can you manually run the setup.exe file found on the install disc? Open up the drive in My Computer and you should see the file.

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HiI bought my laptop with preinstalled windows 7 home premium. I lost the installation on my device, and the product key doesent working with the iso files that are from microsoft. I tried a lot of versions that I could download from the internet. even tried to ask microsoft to provide me an other product key for the one that come with my laptop but nothing. Microsoft told me to contact with my provider wich is HP. I can,t find anywhere where I could download the HP WINDOWS 7 HOME PREM OA X16-96072 (The hewlet packard windows version). I need the spanish version.Could anybody help me with a link?

A:Windows 7 Home Prem OA iso download

Have you tried the following link?https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download

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After letting Win Update run for hours after a re- install, it finally populated with 171 updates. Was able to install about 70 of them, but now when I select a few updates and click install it just sits there running "downloading".

If this is something Microsoft broke, why don't they fix it? Probably sabotaging Win 7 to drive us to Win 10.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8085 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 124535 MB, Free - 82469 MB; D: Total - 113808 MB, Free - 113159 MB; H: Total - 499 MB, Free - 466 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97X-SLI-CF
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Win 7 Home Prem, 64bit Updates

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I unintentionally uninstalled the DVD R/W drive on my laptop. Actually it was intentional, it just didn't do what I expected (ouch!). This is what happened:

1. Windows Vista HP SP1 suddenly could not load the driver for the dvd drive.
2. This happened shortly after (a week, maybe) I started receiving an error: hpqSTE108 "An Unsupported operation was attempted". (I found this site searching for that error.)

My intent was to uninstall the drive and then restart and let Vista find a new device... Vista is not doing that. There is no evidence that the drive is even in the laptop and Vista loads fine except for the error above.

Yikes- with red face! :-)
Help??? How do I reinstall and then let Vista find the driver???

Appreciate any help at all.

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The install went fine, from XP Pro 32 to Win. 7 64 Home Prem.. I have noticed that MOST drivers (Device Mgr.) are from M$, they are all working fine, NO problems.

I have a Asus P6T motherboard which came w/an Intel X58 / ICH10R chipset, onboard LAN Realtek 8111c and onboard Audio Realtek ACL1200.

In Device Mgr.:
The onboard Audio shows as - High Definition Audio Device, M$ Driver from 2010

The onboard LAN shows as - Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, Realtek Driver, ver. 7.46.610.2011

The Intel Chipset shows up under "System Devices" along with many other Intel(R) items, all have M$ drivers from 2006, ver. 6.1.7601.17514

Win 7 seems to work differently than XP pro and I am still getting used to Win 7, even though everything works I would like to install a Realtek driver for the Audio, updated Intel Chipset drivers and possibly updated LAN driver, if possible.

I have found drivers from the Realtek site for Win.7 64 audio and LAN, also from the ASUS site.

The Intel Chipset driver is another story, not sure if I am looking in the right place on the Intel site for the X58

I know "if it ain't broke - don't fix it" this is a computer, you have to "mess" with it :-)

Some help will be appreciated


A:New install of Win 7 Home Prem. 64, driver ?'s

Hi Joe ... Try the Driver in the Link below ...


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