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Windows Vista Home Basic → Windows 7 (upgrade ripoff?)

Q: Windows Vista Home Basic → Windows 7 (upgrade ripoff?)

Hey everyone, just registered ? this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!

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A: Windows Vista Home Basic → Windows 7 (upgrade ripoff?)

Quote: Originally Posted by CIS


Hey everyone, just registered — this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!


Welcome...glad you found us
You could buy an upgrade copy of windows 7 and perform a fresh install with that

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hi there, im new here by the way, i have a vista home basic 32 bit, what do i need in order for me to upgrade it to vista ultimate? what are the procedures? hehehe.... thanks and good day

A:Upgrade windows vista home basic 32 bit to ultimate

by the way, it's in SP2

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Can I do a inplace upgrade from Windows Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium or will I have to do a reformat and install of Win 7. I know if I do an inplace upgrade I would be able to keep the programs, settings, etc.

I've run the Windows 7 Compability Download and it says that I can upgrade to Windows 7. Does that mean I can do the upgrade in place or do I have to do the "Custom" install.

Thanks for letting me know. I've looked all over Google but haven't come up with the answer.

A:Upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Prem.

After more research, I've found that you are able to do an inplace upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

I hope this will help someone else that is not sure.

I will post back on how the upgrade went after tonight.

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

Could you please help me out in this !!

I have a Dell Laptop with windows 7 Home basic. But I Don't have a Windows 7 professional License . So how can I upgrade windows 7 home basic to windows 7 professional online.
Do I need to buy a License or any other way to Upgrade with out buying a License ?

Please Help me out in This
Advance Thanks and Regards

A:Upgrade from windows home basic or preminum to windows 7

You must have a key (license). I suggest that you buy the upgrade DVD and do a clean install. You can also do an anytime upgrade, but that method is not the best, it is not a clean install.

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

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I would like to upgrade one of our computer in the office which come with windows 7 home BASIC (not PREMIUM) to windows 7 professional.

but i can't find the upgrade purchase option of this. I am finding the upgrade of home premium to professional but not of home Basic to professional


can anyone here guide me to the right direction.

we are looking for upgrade version instead of full version to save the cost.

A:windows 7 home BASIC to windows 7 professional upgrade

You may need to be using the Windows Anytime Upgrade option, although I'm not absolutely certain whether you can upgrade from Basic to Professional.

Also, you can only use it in certain parts of the world.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

All you do is buy a new product key for Windows 7 Professional, click Windows Anytime Upgrade, and then insert the product key that will have been emailed to you.

Windows then downloads the files needed for the upgrade and you will be required to activate the system on completion of the upgrade. Depending on how many files need to be downloaded, the upgrade shouldn't take any longer than half-an-hour.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you can use the option with the Basic edition of Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

It would appear you are faced with buying Windows 7 Professional.

Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. Windows 7 Starter is only available in a 32-bit version. The Windows Aero theme is not included in this version. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict the edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.[6]This edition is available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses. Source: Wikepedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

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Hi,

I have recently bought LENOVO Z560 with pre-installed 32-bit Windows 7 Home Basic.

I want to know:
1) How can I upgrade to 64 bit Home Basic
2) How can I know/ get the PRODUCT KEY of my pre-installed 32 bit Home Basic
3) Do I need to pay extra amount if I upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit (as, I have heard that if I purchase, I will get 32 and 64 bit OS in a single pack only)
4) Will my existing set of drivers work fine with 64 bit Home Basic. If not, from where can I get the drivers

Thanks In Advance.

Regards,
Ajoy
 

A:UPGRADE: Windows 7 32 Bit to 64 Bit Home Basic

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.

Thanks,

Jeremy

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.

Ardneh

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So I downgraded from Vista to Xp home basic because I didn't like the way vista worked. Unfortunately something went wrong when I used my Xp boot disc and now I am missing the following devices:
Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

Please help if you can, I have looked through countless forums and downloaded about 20 files already and I still haven't fixed anything.
 

A:Downgraded from Windows Vista to Windows XP Home Basic now I have missing drivers

First thing that needs to be clarified here, when you say "now I'm missing the following" what type of missing are we talking about here? Are the devices and such present inside your device manager and all that is missing here is their drivers? Or when you open up the device manager, all the above and stated hardware is gone? If this is a driver issue the fix or fixes could be relatively manageable. But if this is a case that nothing is there and indeed these devices aren't showing up with anything inside Windows, but you know they are there and still nothing, that might be a manageable thing to deal with, with the end result being perhaps a wipe of the disk and starting over from scratch. Maybe Windows didn't find these items when it was being installed for whatever reason or reasons. If you decide to install the O.S. again, I would first go into your computers BIOS and just with your own eye's, confirm the presence of these items, for if they are in BIOS and register fine, than they should translate over to Windows being able to find them as well. And while you are inside BIOS, doesn't hurt to make sure that nothing is switched off, just make sure all these items your talking about are activated or just active through BIOS and you should be fine.
 

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Can I upgrade to premium and have all my files,settings,programs etc carried over automatically or do I need to save them to a external hard-drive or something? I'm on a laptop,2gb,I've ran the Update Advisor which says I can update from my current V.Home Basic to Home Premium.
 

A:Upgrade Vista home basic to home premium

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Will this work if i buy the Windows 7 Ultimate X86 Full version and clean install on my Desktop pc wich has Windows Vista Home Basic X86.

A:Windows Vista Home Basic to Windows 7 Ultimate

Yes it will work
Clean Install Windows 7

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my friends bought a notebook acer extensa and the OS installed was windows vista home basic.unfortunately he encountered viruses that kills the windows...he reformat he replace the windows vista home premium..since he dont have the windows recovery...the notebook works but he encountered some problems like the desktop display is too dark..well ofcourse from 64 bit turns to 32 bit colors...and the ethernet doesnt work anymore..he did try to download the drivers but when he run the driver its error...he also updated the hard ware but still didnt work...does it need to upgrade also the bios or any suggestion pls...thanks
 

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Windows Vista Home Basic. Dell Inspiron 530 Computer (New 3 days ago)
How does one log off for the night so there is no power going to machine?
This is what I have been doing ? Start menue.I hit shut. The program shuts down , but minutes later the power light blinks on & off. And I just need to press the space bar and its on with my user logo and under it it says locked I hit that and it brings me back to where I was before shut down. If I hit sleep mode it does the same. I guess what I would like to be able to do is like in the last computer Windows xp I just hit the log out and everything shut down and had to hit power button on front of tower to start up gain. Can I di that with this Vista .Please help me.
Thanks
 

A:Windows Vista Home Basic - Log Off

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Over thanksgiving, i was called in to help my aunt's Thinkpad connect to the printer. She mentioned that she'd like windows 7 so i helped her get Windows Ultimate Steal using her .edu email address. It downloaded well, and we opened up the setup file. I was just leaving, so i told her to click upgrade when the prompt came. i received a call saying a dialog box popped up saying it could not upgrade from Vista Home basic, which she was apparantly running. Does anyone know of a solution or workaround to let her upgrade to Windows 7?

A:Windows Vista Home Basic

Which version of Win7 did she buy?

According to the upgrade matrix:

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

Vista Home Basic can be upgraded-in-place to Win7 Home Premium or Ultimate.

That only applies within the same addressing type: 32 bit can only be upgraded-in-place to 32 bit, 64 to 64.

An upgrade license can be used in other ways, but only with a custom (clean) install.

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can anyone please help me, i have done something silly, first off i compressed my c drive, now i cant get it to uncompress, and i formated my d drive and now i have lost that and the partition i am running windows vista home basic, i need help please before i throw my laptop through the window any help would be a great help, thanks.
 

A:windows vista home basic

Will it boot?
What is the error that you are receiving?
Disable defragging before it runs..possibly making this more difficult
 

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Dell Dimension 2350, Intel Celeron® that runs at 2.30 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally. 768 of RAM, PC2100 (266-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC), integrated Intel 3D Extreme Graphics. Install an video card of 32MB of video RAM. After installing Vista on the pc, it ran ok. However, after the first update from Microsoft, the computer would not boot up to windows. I can see and ear the hard drive working, but the computer can not boot up to windows. After restoring the computer before the update, it work ok. I turn off automatic update for now, hope to find out what is going and how fix the problem.

thanks!!!!
 

A:Vista Home Basic upgrade

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Hi All

Is it at all possible to still upgrade Vista Home Basic to Vista Business? Ive got a pc that i need to connect to a domain. Or is WIn7 pro my only option. Id prefer to goto Vista Business. Could someone please tell me which options i have and how to go about, id prefer to buy an upgrade dvd rather than online download.
Sorry for this silly question, but ive been looking online an only find upgrades to win 7. Could i in theory take any Vista Installation Dvd ,put it in and just upgrade providing i have a business product key (full version) or is there still vista upgrade media out there (cheaper upgrade option). ?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista Home Basic > Upgrade to .....

Welcome to TSF

Vista Home Basic can be upgraded to either Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, but not Vista Business. You back up your data, delete the existing vista partition, format, and do a compleate clean install if you want Vista Business.
If you are running Windows Vista Home Basic, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/thread/a810adbb-d6a4-41fa-8fbb-65d5345dcf57

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Hi Techies !

Here i put the most obvious post, sorry i didnt put enough time in searching. Can any one kinldy give me the activation keys or serials for windows vista Home Basic 2006.

I'm using compaq 6510b model, Vista currently installed working for 5 days and asking for activaiton. Kindly help or show the thread.
 

A:WIndows Vista Home Basic Activation

Buy a copy. Activation is over the internet and the key must be valid and unused.
 

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I recently decided to use only my cell phone for communications after being told that faxing with a high-speed modem was possible. I have fax capabilities with an Epson Stylus CX5800F, (it's an all-in-one), but I'm clueless as to how to begin. Is it possible to fax with a high speed cable modem? If so, please expound. . .
 

A:Faxing with Windows Vista 64-bit Home Basic

No, you have to use an Analog modem with built in Faxing. Modern ethernet or cable routers/modems are incapable of doing any faxing. By a 56K Fax/modem card with a phone connection will work.
 

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I installed windows vista home basic again on my home but now it shows no drivers for ethernet controller,pci serial port,pci simple communications controller,video controller and standard vga graphics adapter. So I went to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-54492-1 and downloaded the drivers on a flash and tried to use them but it's not working , I thought if I could get online with the computer I could update it and make it work, but ? Let me know what ya think and if you need any other info.
 

A:Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit drivers

Wow 89 views so far and no reply , I tried to install the drivers from that download but it says it was interrupted every time . I did get the broadcomm advanced control suite 2 to install but I got no idea what to do with it.
 

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Hi, Im after buying my first Laptop and was wondering if I could play GTA4 on it????????

My Laptop Specs are;

Brand: Packard Bell
Model: Packard Bell Easy Note MH36-U300 Laptop
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Processor Type: Intel Pentium Processor T3400
Graphics card: Intel GMA 4500M
Hard disk capacity: 320GB
RAM capacity: 2GB
Speed: 2.16 GHz
Screen size: 15.4?

The windows website advises that the Minimum System Requirements to run the game are:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista- Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

Thanks in advance.... Fingers crossed!!

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1.6Ghz Processer
2GB Ram
128MB Video Card (Nivida)

Lags like crazy ****?

my dad just bought me this computer its a e machines EL1300G-01W

its rating is 3/10...
He's not very good with computers so he didn't know..he thought he'd buy me a 298$ desktop and I'd be happy..

I can't open Emulators for (SNES, NES, DS, ETC...)

I can't play anything on Yoyogames...

with small programs it gets 100% CPU Usage..
My computer model is un-upgradable..

I can only upgrade the ram..thats about it...it only has one PCI 1 slot and not enough room for my new graphics card that needs a PCI-Express 16x slot..
What the hell do I do with this??
My dad won't bring it back for a refund...
It is better then my other computer but it still lags like crazy..

A:My extremely bad Windows vista home basic SP1..

Hello Somdahl,

No, there's not to much you can do to upgrade your system, but maybe this can help improve it's performance some.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I just recently purchased a second dell computer. I was having problems installing windows xp sp2 on my old computer so i used the Vista CD that came with my new computer and installed it on my old one(I'm aware this may be illegal).

I've been reading up on this about a 30 day trial period, so my question is will their be a lockdown after 30 days on my old computer asking for a cd key? It never asked for one in the first place but i have a feeling it may. I just don't want to be caught off guard on this.

Also, if i end up having to purchase another OS im going to get Vista 64-Bit Premium and install it on my new computer. Would i have a problem using the CD-key from my new computer on the old one?

Can someone inform me if this is going to happen.
 

A:Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit on two computers

Nevermind, dell uses OEM versions of Operating systems, which i found out that cannot be installed on another computer. Guess I'll just have to buy another OEM for my old computer.
 

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I continue to get a message that I am not running a 32 bit system. I can not update Windows explorer and I need to install my norton security. What can I do?

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I cannot get my old emails to delete. I always get the following message: "an unknown error has occurred", whenever I attempt to delete multiple emails. Do any of you know how I can resolve this problem?

A:Windows Mail 6.0 on Vista Home Basic

How are you trying to delete.
Do you put your cursor on the first to delete and then hold shift and markall the others?
Then hit delete?
If not how are you attempting?
Did it ever work?
If so what have you changed to cause this problem?
Is it POP3 or IMAP?

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Ok i forgot my admin password on my laptop i just gotten back from university, so I put the installation disk in and started a new installation and I plugged the laptop mains in a forgot to switch the plug on >_<

Ok so it stopped battery ran out and then it started back up fine, said "press any key to boot" like it normaly does with a new installation but this time i got to install now and,

selected my partiton ok then got to the part it started to select the files fr the installation, then after a while an error message came up saying somthig about corrupt restart, so i did and now i get the following options and error and doesnt allow me to boot


Quote:




Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3. click "repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selcted entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.


Enter = continue ESC = exit




everytime i try to restart with the installation disc in it takes me to this page... Read more

A:0xc00000f windows vista home basic

Please someone try to help I have someone calling to buy the laptop in 2 hours

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does windows vista home basic have an internal fax service imbedded on its platform?

A:fax service windows vista home basic

Hi lolajoe1, I use Vista Home Basic and No it has no built in fax capabilities. Why I can't answer, guess MS thought we'd never need it. I looked at online fax programs and felt them not very private. I bought this after a trial and feel it's worth the $20 bucks. Does what I want FAX...There are a bunch of fax programs if you do a google. Make sure you put Vista in your search. Here's a link to what I use.
http://www.avanquest.com/USA/work/communication-tools/fax-telephony-sms/Classic_PhoneTools_9.html

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I added a new HD, upgraded the processor & installed 4G RAM on the original motherboard using an OEM version of Windows Vista Home Basic & performed a clean install using the Product Key supplied with the PC.

The key was accepted successfully & as far as I can recall the product was activated as Genuine by Microsoft.

Several months later, Microsoft have deactivated the PC. I tried re-entering the Product Key but Microsoft state that it is a valid key for Windows Vista. Trying to manually activate over the phone failed as there was no group of numbers presented at stage 2 so I couldn't proceed to stage 3.

Talking to Microsoft was a waste of time as I couldn't understand half of what the person was saying due to language barriers. He said it was a bad line & promised to call back, but never did.

I rebooted from the original HD containing the original installation of the Vista OS from the PC supplier & the system has booted up & currently working.

My concern is whether this will also be deactivated by Microsoft. It's the original motherboard but the processor has been upgraded from an Intel Celeron to Intel 2 Dual & RAM increased from 2G to 4G.

A:Processor Upgrade to Vista Home Basic

I think what happened is that after the hardware change Windows required activation; that's common with major hardware changes (such as a processor upgrade) but as far as I know there is nothing that you can do for activation issues other than work with Microsoft. If you can't understand someone I find it useful to ask for a supervisor. Also don't depend upon them calling you back.

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Hi There.

I am just in th process of upgrading my system to :

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader
XFX 8600GT 256MB DDR3 540MHz Core Clock 2xDVI PCI-E
Samsung Pebble SM2232BW 22" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 300cd/m2 2ms VGA/DVI Gloss Black
Tagan TG480-U01 PSU - Migrating from Older System
Seagate 120GB Sata HDD - Migrating from Older System
Maxtor 300GB Sata HDD - Migrating from Older System
Pinnacle Studio DC10 Plus - Migrating from Older System

Microsoft Windows Vista 64Bit Home Basic Edition


The Questions I have are :-

1: Am I wise in getting the 64bit Software or should I stick to 32Bit.
2: The Games I use at the moment are
Half Life 2 - Steam Edition.
Call Of Duty 2
All the Trackmania Series.
GT Legends
Need For Speed Underground.
Does anyone know of issues with these?

I have looked around and found some answers and am quite happy to go the 64bit route, just wondering if anyone has any advice to pass on.

I currently have Zonealarm internet Security Suite and am aware this wont work, but have joined in with Outpost 2008 Beta Testing. Anyone have any up to date info on Security Suites.

Many Thanks in advance for any help given.

Spikenaylor.

A:Upgrade System and Vista 64 Home Basic

If I had a choice between home basic and XP I would stick with XP.

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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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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own
 

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After running a system check I came across an error in the device manger:

A8WF1WOY IDE Controller
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

I'm not even sure what this does, or means? Or how to fix it.
I'm using a Compaq Presario F700
32 Bit Operating system.
I can offer more system info, I'm just not sure what this problem relates to so I wasn't certain what info might be needed.
Any help is appreciated.
 

A:IDE controller issues: Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi there

Go to http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...Id=135&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3548233 and see if you can spot your exact model (it may help to check label underneath laptop)

Trying downloading and installing drivers.

Post if you need help with this
 

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I have Avira, Spybot, Startup Mechanic, and Ad Aware installed on my old laptop (as recommended by a BC administrator). I want to safe guard my new laptop with the same programs. I'm having trouble, tho. When I try to dl any of the programs, and save them, the dl box disappears. I can't them anyway, so I'm assuming the DL didn't work. I didn't really care to get Vista, but it came preinstalled on this laptop. Any advice or suggestions??

Thanks

A:New Gateway Laptop With Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi farout, so what you are saying is that when you go to download and install a program the install bosx disapears correect? Sounds like you might have to log on as Admin and give yourself Admin rights.
Go to computer>right click >properties>ursers and give Admin a password then log on as Admin and make youself an Adminstrator.

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Ok my PC specs are'nt very high...GA-945G-S3 / Core2DUO 2.2GHz / 1GB DDR2 / 7600GS 256MB. Im currently playing CRYSIS on low settings on XP, but i wanna upgrade to Vista so i thought maybe if i installed windows Vista Home Basic, it wont eat or consume my RAM and CPU and i will still be able to play CRYSIS. So, what do you think? Thanks
 

A:Windows Vista Home Basic......Reply ASAP :[

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So I decided to upgrade my desktop and have completely replaced all of the hardware, however that's irrelevant. I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic on the system but was offered a copy of Windows 7 Professional for $30 from my university and wanted to know if I could install a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro on a system that has Windows Vista Home Basic since I know I cannot upgrade.

A:Windows 7 Pro Clean install from Vista Home Basic

Welcome to Seven Forums JamesKPNC...

u can check here..similar question..!

can I upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Seven Profesional - CNET Windows 7 Forums

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I rented a Toshiba laptop for Rent a Center, when I turned the laptop the previous renter user name pop up and ask for a password. How can I reset the password, it keep asking for a disk, a disk I don't have. PLEASE HELP

Anika Johnson

A:Reset Password/ Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi nicolette7202!!


This is kind of hard question. Not to mention the steps to reset or rocover the password, but from the ethical side. The easist way for you, you may want to return the laptop back to Rent-a-Center, and told about the situation, see whether they can provide your with the solutions, which is a password reset disc






Hope this helps

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I downloaded so many files for bluestacks to my pc Windows Vista home basic and it doesn't download fully. A pop up msg comes up saying I need Windows Vista sp3. I don't understand, all I wanna do is download it so that I can watch showbox on my pc. Please help, any suggestions?

A:Windows Vista home basic, won't let me install bluestacks.

There is no Vista SP3. The last Service Pack for Vista is SP2. What is the exact error message you are getting
BlueStacks - Download Success are you downloading Bluestacks from here?

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My aunt recently bought some upgrades for a pc we built it is a
athlon sempron 3400+
1 GB 4200 RAM
250GB SATA HDD(WD)
80 GB IDE HDD(WD)
80 GB IDE HDD(WD)
2x Sony DVD+-R Drives
We are trying to install Vista onto the SATA Hard Drive, however after the install it says system disk failure. Do we need to treat use raid drivers for the hard drive to boot?
also this error also occurred when we tried to install windows xp x32 on the same drive.
any help is appreciated.
 

A:Windows Vista System Builder Home Basic x64

For XP you'd almsot certainly need to load the SATA/RAID drivers, but Vista may have them built in. What motherboard do you have? Also just the boot order in the BIOS to make sure the SATA drive is in the boot order. Also since you have two PATA IDE drives there may be something wrong going there, if there are just spare drives then disconnect them for the install of Vista - but don't disconnect them if you are trying to do a multi-boot system with an operating system on one of those drives.
 

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Hi,
I have been having a lot of problems with my computer with Windows Vista Home Basic. First, I had a virus called Vista Security 2012. I had this all cleaned up by microsft. Next, after Microsoft cleaned out the virus the computer has sat at the Dell startup screen for 4-5 minutes now it does this everytime it boots up. Next, after log in and everything all the icons are all big and some icons even move around after boot up. Last, right after log in I get a Windows Defender error the error is: Application failed to initalize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid. This is a family members computer. They said they shut down sometimes by holding down the power button. I think that is a possible part of the problem. I now have the computer at my home.

Please help,
Thanks

A:Windows Vista Home Basic Problems Is the virus still there

Sounds like your system is still infected. I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum.

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I have a laptop which has those system properties below:

-Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+ 1.80 GHz
-383 MB RAM
-Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Bit

The laptop is came from Germany. So it had Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Bit in Germany. After I got this laptop, I started to use Windows XP on it. But yesterday I installed Vista Home Basic from its original DVD and I changed its language from Germany to Turkish by using a software named "Vistalizator". The operating system is Turkish now. (Not BIOS and some of characters in command line don't appear right but it's OK.) I know that only Ultimate is available for installing language packs but I could install language packs on my Home Basic, too. Anyway, after installation everything was fine till this morning. When I try to launch Windows Update, I almost can't see anything. It just looks like below:

Is it about trying to install a language pack on Home Basic or an update that will allow to fix Windows Update? Because while no problems occured, I was prompted to install a new version of Windows Update but I was failed to do that.

I hope I can get help. I'm searching for hours but for now I got nothing.
 

A:Windows Update Trouble on Vista Home Basic

I beleive you need the latest version of the windows update agent for the language pack you have installed. More information here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
 

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everyone knows vista should have the aero theme, right? i don't. maybe it is the home basic os? i also saw on the taskbar properties that it says "show windows preview" and i have this box checked

and also no thumbnails, just the name of the window. (bottom right)

thanks for any help given
and i will help in return
getting those thumbnails will look a bit cooler than just "top sites" or a name a window.

Dom

A:aero theme on windows vista home basic

start button > right click "computer" > should tell you which version at top of page. home basic does not have aero glass effect (you probably knew already)

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PROBLEM #1 Hello, I've recently installed a new Anti-Virus called Bit Defender 2010. and SuperAntiSpyware I ran both of them, I found some junk and Ive quarantine and deleted them. I then restarted my computer and it asked for an update. I then updated and now my svchost is using a lot of CPU, before posting this I did a lot of research. I know about svchost, and what it does but I cannot seem to fix it. I tried doing things people explained on this website and nothing has worked. Please help.PROBLEM #2I've also been having some kind of worm or rootkit directing me to other pages. I know it could be Vundo or something has that showed up in Malwarebytes. But that also did nothing. Im still getting directed on different pages when I search google. Its really quite annoying. Ill do anything you ask me to. I don't know if I should post any logs. I will post anything requested. Here is my malwarebytes log.Thank you.
 mbam_log_2010_03_04__17_49_50_.txt   2.65KB
  22 downloadsLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:45:08 PM, on 3/6/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows ... Read more

A:Windows Vista Home Basic Svchost.exe CPU problem.

PROBLEM #1 Hello, I've recently installed a new Anti-Virus called Bit Defender 2010. and SuperAntiSpyware I ran both of them, I found some junk and Ive quarantine and deleted them. I then restarted my computer and it asked for an update. I then updated and now my svchost is using a lot of CPU, before posting this I did a lot of research. I know about svchost, and what it does but I cannot seem to fix it. I tried doing things people explained on this website and nothing has worked. Please help. PROBLEM #2 I've also been having some kind of worm or rootkit directing me to other pages. I know it could be Vundo or something has that showed up in Malwarebytes. But that also did nothing. Im still getting directed on different pages when I search google. Its really quite annoying. Ill do anything you ask me to. Thank you. **Note: I did everything the preparation guide told me to do, I have the Attach file log, and the ark log. Bleeping Computer would not let me attach the whole Attach file. I've tried splitting it to 3 files because I thought they were too big but it still wouldn't upload. I can Attach only half of the Attach log. **
 Attach.txt   15.9KB
  8 downloads
 attach3.txt   5.89KB
  8 downloads
 ark.txt..log   1.17KB
  13 downloadsDDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by All at 20:09:41.41 on Sun 03/07/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005Microsoft? Windows Vis... Read more

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Hi, I have a HP Computer G3660d I would like to fresh install from the windows Home basic to Windows 7 Professional. Can this be done with just upgrading?

A:Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic

Yes, see here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx




Quote:
From Home Basic to Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate


You can even do this via Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade.

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I am running vista home basic on a packard bell I recently bought,the machine has had very little use and now comes up with a black screen with a moveable cursor when I boot up I cannot get into safe mode or any of the other options at boot up as they deliver the same black screen with moveable cursor,I did not recieve any discs with this machine when I bought it new but I did make a recovery cd in anticipation of problems,,I updated with the latest available service packs about 4 days ago,really just want to know how to get the thing to boot from cd so I can utilise the recovery disk I think many thanks in anticipation Neil BTW I did see something on the same subject and same symptoms last night just before going to bed but cannot find the thread any more

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Home basic BSOD

You have to change the BIOS firing order to make the DVD drive 1st in line.

Try F2 or F10 or F12 during boot-up. One should get you in the BIOS screen. Then change the boot order to DVD drive 1st; hard drive 2nd.

The BIOS screen looks similar to this -



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