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Lenovo H50-50 upgrade questions

Q: Lenovo H50-50 upgrade questions

Hi, So I've got a lenovo H50-50 with an integrated Intel HD 4400 Graphics card installed.... It doesn't run a lot of higher-end games very well at all... So I'm curious as to what freedoms I have to upgrade the graphics card to something that can better handle games (as in, what's compaatable?) I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to computer hardware beyond "graphics card does graphics(etc.)", and that integrated cards aren't really a gread choice for gaming, so if you randombly just blurt out a name of some hardware company model/its stats I might get confused... Thank you for your time.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320 15IAP 80xr I am planning to upgrade it to a 500GB SSD and while I am in there I thought why not upgrade the ram. Is the ram upgradable, if so what kind of ram does it take and does it take 1 or 2?

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I currently have a 1 TB WD solid state hybrid drive that is suffering from a SMART event and needs to be replaced. The actual mechanics of this do not look too hard. I was going to get 1 TB WD 3D NAND 2.5in SATA SSD to replace it as WD gave me a 25% off coupon so it's a decent deal for the drive.  https://www.wd.com/products/internal-ssd/wd-blue-3d-nand-sata-ssd.html#! I really don't have any important files on my computer that aren't already stored on my dropbox or on an external hard drive so I'm not worried about losing any files, but I'm worried about my ability to get my Windows 10 and Office working again. I have linked the digital key to my Microsoft account, so is that all i basically need to do? And how can i ensure Office works again? Lastly, should i wipe the existing hard drive before tossing it and could that cause any problems with my replacement? Also, any tips/advice are welcome.  Thanks!Brad

A:Lenovo Y700 hard drive upgrade questions

Hi bradpitch92,
 
Greetings.
 
I think you are good to go, the speed of the replacement storage is something that you would notice. Since your machine came with preloaded OEM Windows version, the product key would automatically reload as it is captured from the systemboard.
 
Linked keys on your Microsoft account is also a good practice for other users (specially with replacement systemboard). The product key would now be accessible with using the same account.
 
As a practice, have everything set and working first (including checking your MS office keysunder your account) before deciding on the old drive. Soon as everything is activated and all data restored, then you can decide to wipe the old drive out from confidential/ personal files/data (specially pictures).
 
If you need additional storage, then you can refer back to our previous post for the m.2 option.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I am generally a Mac user, but wanted a PC to run a few apps I can't run on my Mac, and didn't want to partition my drive and use Boot Camp (I'd done this previously, and chose not to do it this time). A few days ago I purchased a Lenovo 110-15ISK laptop, model number 80UD0017US. I had been looking at an HP laptop, but read that it was not so user friendly when upgrading the RAM and hard drive, and passed on that one (for that specific reason), and saw this Lenovo in the local Best Buy on sale. I usually check things out pretty throughly before I purchase, but I have to admit, I didn't on this purchase. Although the laptop is nice, I was not pleased to find out that you pretty much have to disassemble half of the computer to be able to access the memory and hard drive. Not exactly what I was hoping for. Anyway, I've decided to leave the hard drive as is, since it's a 1TB (although I prefer SSD and upgraded my MacBook Pro to an SSD on day 1 and love it!). However, I definitely want to upgrade the RAM from 4GB. I was a little horrified to find out that the 4GB is soldered onto the motherboard, and that there's only one available slot for RAM. I've read up a bit on it, on both this forum and through Google and Bing searches, and it seems there are differing opinions on how much RAM this model can accept and still be stable. Some say it can take as much as a 16GB DDR4 stick bringing the memory up to 20GB, and some say that the max is a 4GB stick, bringing the RAM u... Read more

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.













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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.


























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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi everyone, I'd like to introduce myself with my very first post in this community.So, I'd like to upgrade my Lenovo B590 (I know it's an old one ).Currently my specs are: - Intel Celeron 1005M 1,90GHz; 8 Gb DDR3 Ram (which i perfectly upgraded); 450 Gb HDD and Windows 10 - 64x and this mainboard Socket 988B rPGA (G2 if I am correct). Thanks to this forum an other posts like this one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/B590-Processor-Upgrade/td-p/1948989 I could figure out more like for e.g. which CPU's are compatible. So my question is I actually found on ebay an Intel Core i5 Mobile CPU Socket G2 PGA 988 with the following FRU 40W0492, but on the Lenovo Maintenance Manual the FRU of the i5 is completey different (102001067). So is my laptop with this CPU incompatible 100%? Aren't FRU numbers supposed to have 7 numbers with letters? Or am I wrong? Thank you in advance and sorry for my english I haven't talked it for 3 years or so. 

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Hey folks,
 
Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer. 
 
Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again. 
 
Please help and inform, thanks!!!
 
James
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Stuck at Lenovo splash screen after lenovo solution bios upgrade

I would try resetting the BIOS using the jumper, or by taking out the CMOS battery, wait a minute or two, and then replace it and try booting up. See page 73 of the Hardware Maintenance Manaul linked below for location of the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper (# 20) https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m83m93p_hmm.pdf Clearing the CMOS (BIOS)1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. 4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and pin 3). 5. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. 6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately five seconds. 7. Repeat step 1 through step 2. 8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2). 9. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. Good Luck, 

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Hey folks, Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer.  Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again.  Please help and inform, thanks!!! James

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Essentially I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to *cough*legal*cough* Ultimate, or at least Professional if that gets too expensive. I soooo do not trust what I'm running right now, but I wanted to try it out-- And I love 7. I do own a copy of both XP MCE SP2, and Vista.

Could I ever get a clean install from purchasing this "Anytime Upgrade" deal? I keep reading it's just a download- but of what? A disc image? Or just an installer? Or just some sort of key generator to "unlock higher versions" (as one person speculated)?

Or must I buy an "Upgrade Version?"

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

[And btw Hi I'm new here blah blah blah LOVE THE SITE! ]

A:Anytime Upgrade vs Upgrade questions...

I think this should answer your question.
If I'm reading you right.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi, I have a few questions about Laptop Lenovo Yoga 900.The first is that the a laptop with a resolution of 3200x1800 takes more battery than as if he was in 1920x1080?The second question is that I am looking browser that consumes the least energy, from what I read that Edge does best but Opera claims of doing better, so I do not know which is better.The third question is how I set the screen resolution to 1920x1080 then the text on the screen is blurry











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A:Lenovo Yoga 900 Few Questions

Hi Hisayuki , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Higher resolution is not a significant threat to power as compared to lower resolution on normal usage as full LCD panel is still lit . Higher pixelated displays type needs higher power (HD vs. FHD vs. QHD). In gaming setting higher video setting would requuire more power to be used by the video card . Dimming the brightness would lessen power draw. 
 
About the browsers , features offered by Edge would lead most test and others may claim otherwise but may also depend fairly on the user and the websites visited. Limiting number of open browsers sure would lessen processes therefore less power consumption. 
 
Adjusting to lower resolution manually to what suits your vision can help as other simply use applications to automatically do it . 
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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i am finding good rts games for my s20-30 netbook.
 
can starcraft 2: lagacy of the void run smoothly on its lowest settings on my netbook?
 
or can you give me a list of games that my netbook can run
 
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A:Lenovo s20-30 gaming questions

can i run starcraft 2 in my netbook on the lowest graphical setting?
 
if so, how much fps would it probably would be?
 
can you give game titles or a list of games that my netbook can run so i dont have to be anoying and ask questions like this.
 
it would be a kudos if you helped me
 
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Hello guys I need your kind help on the following questions

1- I bought an otg cable and found that it keeps disconnecting a lot, like when I connect a usb hard drive, or mouse, or xbox controller it keep every now and then disconnecting,

2- the sound volume is really low , especially when I play music

3- is there a software that can tell me about lenovo driver or software updates

4- when i press the power buttom to turn off the display youtube disconnects, i was wondering if i can play youtube while display is off, as I like to listen to youtube sometimes and don't care about the screen to be on

kindly please tell me in detail as I am still new to windows tablets especially drivers and software

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Hello!I'm thinking about buying Lenovo Y700-15 (standard version i7, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd) and i have three questions about this notebook:1) I want to upgrade ram memory and the question is DDR4 2400MHz will be working on this laptop with 100% performance? (Kingston HyperX Impact SO-DIMM 2x8GB 2400MHz)2) I would like to install SSD drive on M.2 port .This port will be working with NVMe protocol? (Samsung SM961 256GB)3) Will I void warrancy when I made this upgrades?Buying laptop on weak configuration and upgrading is cheaper than buying in ready configuration and I will have better components (if somebody would like to know why I would like to upgrade weak configuration). Thanks!

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Hello. I have a couple of questions regarding the one key. My laptop came with windows 8.1 installed, and all drivers installed - to make sure, I updated all drivers through Lenovo's website and my graphic card driver through nvidia's website. 1. Nothing happens when I press the recovery button, while my computer is on - is this normal? Should'nt it pop up with some options to restore or something? At least it should open the One Key app up, right? When I press it when the computer is off, it boots up with a BIOS screen with multiple options - just like I thought it would, so I guess that's working fine. 2. I made a One key backup through the One Key app, I saved it on my SSD drive since thats the only drive I have currently, though my SSD is 256 GB large, I also have a small D: drive called "LENOVO" which contains drivers etc, but it's only 25 GB big - I read somewhere that this drive was ment for one key's backup, but my current backup is filling 50 GB twice the D: drive capacity - is there anyway I can make it smaller, or should I just get rid of the D: drive? In that case, how? My One Key app is Version 8.1.0.2619 Thank you for your time, and have a nice day! Cheers - Simon











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A:One key/Recovery key questions - Lenovo Y50

When you are logged into Windows, pressing ONE KEY will do nothing.
To boot into Recovery there are options in the Control Panel or the Charms Menu. or as you did shutdown and press the NOVO button.
 
The D: contains drivers for Lenovo, it is NOT the recovery partition. The Recovery partitions are hidden and can only be seen in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Disk Management
 
To make best use of One Key, you should create a USB recovery disk/drive.
It is not a system backup but it is a recovery disk and should fit in a USB of 16GB.
 
Check the User Guide -
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_y40-70_y40-80_y50-70_y50-80_y50-70%20touch_y5...
 
And the Manual -
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_y40_50_series_hmm.pdf

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Hello, I currently own a T440P  (machine type 20AN) and my HDD is failing.  I want to replace the HDD with a SSD and had a few questions about the process (my apologies in advance, I'm not the most tech savvy user).  They are:1) What size is the HDD?  Normally, it's written on the outside of the media device, but I can't seem to find it on the drive.2) What size devices can the machine fit?  That is, can it fit a 7mm?  Or a 9mm?3) Is it possible to just replace the HDD with a SATA SSD?  Do I need any special tools, adapters, etc. to do so?4) If the old HDD has failed, is it still possible to access the recovery partition?  If I cannot, how/where can I access the drivers and Windows that were preloaded on my machine? 5) Where can I obtain a copy of my Windows product key in case I need it at some point?6) When I purchased my machine, I elected for Windows 7 via downgrade rights in Windows 8.  Is it possible to still stick to a W7 installation?  How do I elect this option when reinstalling windows? Thank you kindly for your assistance.

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I've purchased (hopefully they'll send me the right one) a used Thinkpad Yoga 15 on eBay. I was informed that it was one that does not include the Nvidia 840m card. I'm not sure how often I'm planning on gaming with it, but I'd like the option if it was cheap. I got the laptop itself for about $210 total and saw an NVIDIA 840m chip for $10-$20 on eBay. Would it be possible to install? I'm sure I've read that it's not possible to change it if it comes with it installed because it is soldered on. If it IS possible to install (as I believe there should be an empty spot for it if it doesn't come with it), would it be possible to install a slightly more powerful chip?  Another question is could I install an mSATA 256 GB SSD into the available mSATA slot without any issue and use it as a second storage space?

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Hi everybody, ever since a friend showed me the Lenovo Yoga Book online I've been in love with the device. I'm a big note taker and writer, and I think this could be perfect for me. However, I live abroad in a country where they don't sell the Lenovo Yoga Book. I'm soon going for a short visit to the Netherlands where I can finally see (and most likely buy) it, but I have a couple of questions that I can't seem to figure out from searching online (and I will not have enough time in the Netherlands to keep going to the shop ).  I am interested in buying the Android version. First of all, because I am buying it as a tablet and not a laptop; second because of the 100 euros price difference (yes, welcome to Europe...) and third because of the ability to take notes in tablet mode with the screen off. However, I struggle to find out how to digitalize handwriting notes and I read contradicting statements on this.  From handwriting to textAs I understood, you can't digitalize (meaning change handwriting into text) with the app that Lenovo installed (Note Saver). Is that correct? If that is the case, I am looking for a programme that can do this. Does it exist for Android? I've been looking into OneNote. Is it possible to write using OneNote and then convert the handwriting to text? Or do you know of any other apps? Evernote for example? Furthermore, when using those apps (especially OneNote), can you convert it do a .doc document?  Taking notesAnoth... Read more

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Hi! I got a Thinkpad X60 (1706-C92) lying around in my drawer for quite sometime, as my secondary notebook.There is a WWAN antenna available at the top right corner of the LCD display.However, there isn't a SIM card reader available (SIM placeholder available on motherboard) besides the DIMM slots.I also noticed that there are LED indicators for WiFi and Bluetooth, but no LED for WWAN.In this case, can WWAN still be used in my laptop even I were to install a Lenovo approved WWAN card since the antenna is available?I am currently residing in Singapore, with all GSM carriers around the island. RegardsEdmund

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I have a problem. I have Conexant Smart Audio HD and Dolby Digital Home. Problem is that Dolby works with only one application at time, often getting stuck to one.  I heard tat Dolby Home Theater v4 works better, however I cannot find it for Conexant audio.  Besides I wanted to ask. 1. I wanted to upgrade my Z50 to 16GB of RAM. Question is, what kind of RAM you guys would put into it? I am upgrading only because I want to play more applications at the same time (and Forza 6 Apex is kinda memory hungry too )2. Is 70 degrees celsius during heavy gaming actually normal? I want to know since Laptop feels a bit hot when gaming, but I got used to it, just don't know if it's safe. 




My rig: Lenovo Z50-70, Intel Core i5-4210U @ 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT840m 4GB, 1TB HDD.

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Hello, i'm an owner of a Lenovo ideapad Z580a , i7 3632QM , 16GB RAM upgraded after the latest driver update (there were 4GB ) , SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB upgraded  and Nvidia 635m (2GB integrated) .Laptop runs smoothly after the upgrades but the GPU is a downer for me since im an architect. The Motherboard model is "Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipset" Is there any way i can perform an upgrade to the GPU?  even if the gpu doesn't physicaly fit inside the laptop i may be able to 3d print a new base chassis . 

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Hello all,

OK i have a ADVENT T12 computer and i want to MAX the Specs for it but would like to know 5 of the best Processors that would fit onto the motherboard. also i have a BELKIN N1 Wireless Desktop Card would it be better to use that or the bilt in one i have?

I already know that it can take upto 4GB ram (4x 1GB). I would just like to confirm that im right about what RAM to get... Is it DDR 184pin PC3200 ?

Specs at the moment are :

CPU- Intel Pentium 4 3.4E GHz HT (Prescott)

BIOS- Phoenix-Award BIOS.

Motherboard- MSI 7091

Memory- 2GB DDR RAM - (4x 512MB - PC3200)

Hard Drive- 250GB WD2500JD Western Digital 7200RPM SATA

CD Drive- Pioneer DVR-108DB DVDRW

Video Card- nVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM) (512 MB) PCI-Express

Sound Card- CMI9880L

Bluetooth- Internal Bluetooth card

Network Card-
VIA Rhine III VT6105
RaLink RT2500 Wireless LAN

Modem- Modem/Analogue/Digital TV tuner CTX918_V2

Ports - Front-
2x USB 2.0
1x Card Reader
1x Headphone
1x Microphone
1x 4-pin Firewire (IEEE 1394) *
1x 6-pin Firewire (IEEE 1394) *
1x Phono (left) in
1x Phono (right) in
1x Composite in
1x S-Video in

Ports - Back-
1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x Serial
1x Parallel
1x Optical audio in
1x Optical audio out
1x S/PDIF Digital Input
1x S/PDIF Digital Output
4x USB 2.0
1x LAN
1x Firewire (IEEE 1394)
6x Audio input/output
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x Modem
1x TV antenna
1x FM radio antenna
1x S-video TV out
1x Composite TV out
1x SCART TV-out

Case- Advent AIRXL

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Hi, I have two question regarding my laptop upgrade. I use it for web surfing, movies, some excel/word work etc..mostly regular basis. 1) I saw that my RAM can be upgraded to 8GB. Currently I have 4RAM working on 1333MHz. If I buy 2x4GB 1600MHz will it work on this laptop, I went in BIOS and didn't see that I can change ram speed anywhere nor did I see how much can this laptop support, hence should I buy 1x4GB 1333MHz instead if it can't support 1600MHz. 2) Can I upgrade my HDD 700GB Seagate 5400rpm SATA II 3.0Gb/s with Samsung 850EVO 250GB SSD? I know that SATA III drives are backwards compatible meaning can work on SATA II but is it worth it, how much speed will I use if my laptop doesn't support SATA III.  Laptop product number: B4E42EAChipset: AMD A70M FCHCPU: Upgraded from A6 4460M to A10 4600M Thanks!











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A:SSD and RAM upgrade questions

It will not run at 1600 mhz so just buy another 4 gigs of DDR3-1333 memory. The SSD is the best upgrade you can do. Definitely worth it. The SATA-III SSD will operate just fine on a SATA-II bus. There is very little difference in actual operation. 

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Hello all.

I want to upgrade my computer for tax returns. Here's my current specs:

Antec 900 case (original version) w/ Seasonic 620W Modular PSU
AM3+ socket Asus M5A99X Evo motherboard ($150 mobo)
AMD Athlon II X2 3.0ghz Regor
4GB G. Skill dual channel memory (2x2gb)
XFX Radeon HD 5770
500GB Caviar HD

I want to buy this CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

1) I think i'll be happy with this, but since I already have an am3+ motherboard, should I just go with an am3+ cpu. is it worth it (including the extra cost)?

2) I need a heatsink and stuff so I can overclock. What's a good one? I don't want stock. I do plan on overclocking.

What video card should I buy to *MAX OUT* Battlefield 3 with good FPS (over 30) at 1080p?

Once we figure these couple of things out I can decide what else to upgrade. But right now these are my two concerns and I don't know how much either will cost.

Thanks for the help all.

A:Upgrade Questions

HD7970 3GB for the card
But you will probably be CPU bottlenecked with that 1055T

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My PC is running Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit).

I've been battling some redirect viruses, and malware.

In the process of removing these other problems have popped up --
1. Programs in start menu empty, cannot open them.
2 Downloading programs for my school work are incomplete and will not open.

I think my only option is to reinstall , but I would like to upgrade to Pro.

If I understand correctly, if I do the online upgrade, the os will be new(fully funtional), but the viruses might still be there.

I plan on purchasing the backup disc to do a clean install if necessary.

Also, I plan on building a new PC later this year, can I use the backup disc and purchase a new key?

A:Upgrade questions

Is this preinstalled Win7 or retail - OEM, Upgrade or full?

If preinstalled I'd run full Factory Recovery or clean reinstall using the Product Key on COA sticker. Reinstalling Windows 7

You can then Anytime Upgrade to Pro and save a WIn7 backup image to use in place of reinstalls going forward.

If retail, you can do the same or buy/install Pro version and save your Home Premium license for use on another machine.

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I'm trying to get familiar with how this forum is set up. I have spent the most time over on CNET which has been simple. Anyway, regarding 10 OS; We have 3 computers;all WIN 7 consists of 2 laptops. My question on changes; I use my one laptop hooked up to the t v with HDMI cable. I have used it for playing movies which would affect me with media player. I have noted one person using VLC and I have also heard of GOM player. My question is if I upgrade or when I will have to replace the laptop with a 10. will HDMI streaming still work the same? I use streaming more than using media player for running movies. So that means I go to youtube. The volume quit working so I just use the add on speakers I use hooked into the laptop. Everyone knows laptop speakers aren't very good for volume so I created a workable situation by just relying on the extra speakers hooked into the laptop rather than the volume on the t v itself when I am streaming from the computer to the t v. The speakers I have for the laptop really have better quality sound than the t v.

A:Upgrade questions

If the system is connected via an HDMI cable and your PC will support Windows 10 drivers, it should all still work without an issue.

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Hi. I'm currently running Win 7 Build 7100.

I plan on purchasing Home Premium. My computer was originally running Vista Basic. I did a clean install of the beta (no partition, Vista is gone). Can I purchase the upgrade copy or do I need to purchase the copy for new computers? Will I need to put Vista Basic back on my computer if I want to use an upgrade copy? If I can upgrade directly from the beta, is it best to do a clean install? I'm a little confused as to how this process is going to work.

Thanks!

A:Upgrade questions

You may not get a clear answer on this until the upgrade versions are on the street. Microsoft has not, as far as I know, published a complete list of requirements.

The safest assumption is you will have to re-install Vista, and activate it, before you can proceed with an upgrade license of Win7.

If you haven't deleted windows.old, you can restore the old OS from it:

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

It may be possible to upgrade from the RC (I suppose you mean that, as the Beta has expired). It would require making a modified version of the install DVD that changes version checking.

Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience

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I'm seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8, but before I do I wanted to ask a few questions.

Can I somehow center the taskbar items like I can with custom themes on W7?Does the Adobe CS6 work fine?Will Office 2010 work perfectly on there?Will Restorator 2007 work for when I want to further customize my system by editing the DLL's?Do you know the status of compatability of any of the following programs: VMWare Workstation, Steam games, iTunes, Norton Ghost, FileZilla, WinRAR.

A:Questions before I upgrade

Hello Lloyd,

Here's what I know for these.

Q1) Yes. It's the same. Taskbar - Center Icons - Windows 7 Forums

Q2) Adobe CS6 shows it supports Windows 8. FAQ | Adobe Creative Suite 6

Q3) Yes.

Q4) WinRAR shows it supports Windows 8. WinRAR download and support: Start

The link below is helpful to look up any others to see if they may be compatible.

Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7

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Hi, I'm considering upgrading to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista. I'm looking at upgrading to the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Basic.

I'm currently using Windows XP Home 32-bit. I have an AMD64 processor, so I know my processor can operate with a 64-bit OS, but the information on the Microsoft help articles is a little unclear.

It tells me that I can only upgrade to a 64-bit version of Vista if I already have a 64-bit OS. I don't quite understand this. If I don't have a 64-bit OS already, how would I ever get one? Is this saying I would have to buy a full version and not just an upgrade version or does this mean if I simply format my drive first I can upgrade?

I have already used the Windows Upgrade Advisor and it tells me there are no problems with my system upgrading to Vista, but I'm not sure if its referring to 32-bit versions or to the 64-bit version.

Thanks for the help.

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It is confusing, I agree. But it sounds like you said, in order to "upgrade"
to 64 bit you must have a 64bit os already installed, such as xp 64.
I guess. You can save money buying a full version oem. Go to
www.newegg.com full version oem is like $120.00, something like that.
Cheaper than retail.

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Hello! I am currently running ME on an HP system and I'm ready to upgrade to XP. I bought the XP home edition upgrade but I have a few questions before I install it.

1) I've read that whenever possible a clean install should be done. I also read that this could be done using the upgrade software but you need the original disks. Because I have an HP that already came with ME on it, all I have is the HP recovery disks. Will these work as proof that I am eligible for the clean install?

2) I'm running Norton Internet Security 2002 and I've been upgrading online. I understand that I cannot upgrade to Windows XP with this on my computer. I'm going to uninstall it but I was wondering what's the best way to have internet security software on my computer when the upgrade or install to XP is complete. I don't want to be out on the internet looking for software without having protection.

Thanks - bengt75
 

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I recently did a clean install on a hp running Me. After plunging ahead and loading XP I incurred a number of problems (e.g. my CD rw wouldnt work; come to find out Roxio did not support the upgrade to XP). The upshot is that hp has an upgrade disk for around ten bucks that I thinik would have saved me a lot of grief. Check out the hp website for further info.
 

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Hello. I would like to upgrade from my integrated Intel HD 4600 to an AMD RX 480 4 GB for gaming purposes I am also curious as to which model would be most compatible and perform the best with my current HP 700-327.  I also would appreciate any suggestions for 500W Power Supplys. Any and all help is appreciated, Thank you.

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I did look for information concerning your request.  I found this:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Accessories/Graphic-Card-Compatible/td-p/5980516 And it appears the power supply is already 460w, what just are your needs?

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i have a Dell Dimension 4300 Series, it has a P4 1.5Ghz and 256MB of ram, i am running Windows XP Professional, and i have a Geforce 3.
I want the upcoming AIW 9800 Pro, two sticks of 512MB, and atleast a P4 2.8Ghz. I need help with the processor, i dont know what motherboard i have, and i want to be sure i can find a processor that will be compatible with the rest of my system. i'll be getting the ram sticks from crucial.com. but i am confused about the processor. basically i want to be able to run Doom 3 and Half Life 2. Please help...what do i need to do.
 

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PS---okay i just found out that my Motherboard Chipset is an Intel Brookdale i845. what does that mean?? i have no clue...what now???
 

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I presently have a T61 (for wife) with a 100GB Hitachi along with another T61 (for me) with a 500GB Seagate - both running WinXP (SP3). On the wife's machine  -  my plan is to install a Samsung 830 128GB SSD, then do a clean install of Win 7 64 bit.  The drive is SATA 3, but without doing a Middleton BIOS update, I'd be held to SATA 1 speed to the best of my knowledge. Will Lenovo ever develop T61 BIOS updates that will work in the Win 64 bit arena and open up SATA 2/3 speeds? I could do the Middleton update in the present WinXP (32) configuration - then do the above upgrade. Is there any downside to doing a Middleton BIOS update with regard to future T61 BIOS support from Lenovo? Are there any other concerns I may not have mentioned ?  Do I appear to be on the right course of action to maximize my T61 performance for a couple years ? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide ! >Brad B

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I presently have a T61 (for wife) with a 100GB Hitachi along with another T61 (for me) with a 500GB Seagate - both running WinXP (SP3). On the wife's machine  -  my plan is to install a Samsung 830 128GB SSD, then do a clean install of Win 7 64 bit.  The drive is SATA 3, but without doing a Middleton BIOS update, I'd be held to SATA 1 speed to the best of my knowledge. Will Lenovo ever develop T61 BIOS updates that will work in the Win 64 bit arena and open up SATA 2/3 speeds? I could do the Middleton update in the present WinXP (32) configuration - then do the above upgrade. Is there any downside to doing a Middleton BIOS update with regard to future T61 BIOS support from Lenovo? Are there any other concerns I may not have mentioned ?  Do I appear to be on the right course of action to maximize my T61 performance for a couple years ? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide ! >Brad B

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I have a Dell Inspirion 5100, recently I replaced the 30GB hard drive with an 80GB hard drive and it works well, but I was wondering if I should upgrade the RAM which right now is 256MB, and the processor which is a Pentium 4 2.66GHz. Thanks for the help.
 

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If you're using XP or 2K, going to 512MB of RAM will make you very happy. 256MB of RAM was never enough for XP. 512 for home and office work is about perfect.
 

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I installed a Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD along side my 1TB mechanical HD, moved the OS to the SSD and kept data on the hard drive, etc. It's all working quite well, but I have a couple of questions:

1. When I did the shrink on the hard drive partition I set it to 240 GB (240x1024 = 245,760,000). I intentionally made it a little smaller than the SSD's 256 GB (256 GB/1024 = 250,000,000) to make sure it would fit. I thought I'd be able to extend the size afterward on the SSD, but neither the Windows 7 Disk Manager nor EaseUS Partition Master see any extra room at the end of the partition. I did include the 100MB system partition at the front end but there should have been a few GB leftover - just curious

2. My motherboard only supports SATA 2. I've read that the benefit of an SSD is mostly the very fast access time, but I'm wondering if there would be some small additional benefit from installing a PCIe SATA 3 card? My mobo supports PCIe 2.0 and the BIOS has a boot from add-in card option.

A:SSD Upgrade questions

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Yeah there should be ~4GB of unallocated space. Post a snip of the disk management.

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Ive been doing some research and can't seem to find a clear cut answer to some things, so I decided why not ask people who own vista platforms.

Im currently running windows Vista 32bit home premium on a compaq presario F762NR The max memory I was told that I could install was 3gb ( oddly HP's online manual told me 2gb) I want to take full advantage of the dual channel capability on my laptop but can't if one slot is 2b and the other is 1gb, is it possible to just run to sticks of 2gb?

My second question is about harddrives, Mine came with 120gigs but I want to upgrade. I was told that I could only go as high as 160gigs, is this true? and once I do upgrade the harddrive do I have to format the new one, and how would I go about doing that, Mine didn't come with recovery disks but Ive made some from the software provided with the laptop.

Any help would be appreciated and Thank you in advanced.

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Hi FuzzRacer and welcome to Vista Forums

Answering your questions in order:
Firstly, memory. Your computer has a 32-bit version of Vista installed. 32-bit versions can only address a total of 4GB of memory. This includes addresses that are mapped into this space by I/O devices and other hardware. As a result, the maximum amount of physical memory that can be accessed is usually between 3 and 3.5GB dependant on the hardware. If you wish to make use of dual channel mode (assuming that it is supported), I would go for 2 sticks of 1GB capacity. That should be sufficient for a 32-bit version of Vista.
Secondly, hard drives. Although Vista can utilise high capacity drives natively, they need to be supported by your BIOS. There is also a limitation as to how big a hard drive you can get in a 2.5" format without exceeding the recommended power consumption. The recovery software should be able to format the drive automatically if required. Alternatively, you can install a retail version of Vista, either full or upgrade - see the following Tutorials: Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista or Clean Install From Upgrade Vista. If you choose that route, you should download and save to a CD/DVD the necessary drivers (see links below). Note that both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are available, so you could take the opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit and 4GB of RAM.
32-bit: Select software and drivers*
64-bit: Select software and drivers*

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Hello there, I have HP pro 3500 mt and I would like to add some more RAM.I found a great package of 2×4gb brackets.I have one simple question: will it work??Motherboard 22F8. Intel H61

A:Questions with my hp pc upgrade

Hi, Sorry I don'r know what are they ? You need RAM with the following information:            Non-ECC, DDR3 SDRAM UDIMM (1600 MHz) and yes, it does support 2 x 4GB or RAM Regards.

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G'day all, this is my first post, so be gentile.

I'm considering upgrading my RAM and so have some questions.
I have 128M with pentium III 700MHz and running Japanese Windows ME in a 2000 model NEC laptop. Have reduced startup menu and custonised AV software to minimise resource consumption. System runs ok but tends to stress out when running several programs simultaneously or after being on for long time. I've read that extra RAM is the single most effective performance enhancement for the money.

Would extra RAM give a significant improvement ?

Can windows ME actually effectively manage extra RAM ?
Thought I heard somewhere that too much RAM is a waste since windows couldn't really utilise it.

Since my pc is Japanese I can't find it's model in Crucial or Kingston and the Crucial "scan" didn't work either !

Have a good one
 

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Would extra RAM give a significant improvement ?Click to expand...

yes it sure as hell would! you'll notice the hugest leap in performance to 256 MB, which should cut it. i reccomend you get another 128 MB stick. 512 MB is probably the limit of your board (as is most PIII chipsets).



System runs ok but tends to stress out when running several programs simultaneously or after being on for long time.Click to expand...

windows me is in the same boat as 95/98 when it comes to reliability. windows me cannot stay on for long periods of time on account of chronic problems the kernel suffers, such as chronic memory 'leakage' and gdi discrepencies. if your fsb and ram are both running at 133 MHz, then windows xp could be run great on your computer (if you add at least 128 mb of ram). windows xp is solid nt-based stuff and can stay on for very long periods of time, and it runs the computer more efficiently for multitasking.

the bottom line is: get yourself another 128 MB stick of ram and a copy of windows xp.

what chipset do you have?
 

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Hi guys, I'm new here, got a question for you

I downloaded an updated version of my mcafee virusscan plus, with firewall etc etc..

I discovered a problem with the mcafee and I contacted mcafee directly they advised that I needed to have XP SP2 installed for it to work correctly? I checked my version and it seems I have SP1 installed on my PC, before I remedied the problem, which I have instructions for from them.

My question for you guys is, that on checking what updates were available for my PC, a window came up saying:

Welcome to the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Setup Wizard

Before you install this update we recommend you:

-back up your system
-close all open programmes

To continue, you may have to restart your system .... etc etc.

I am slightly worried about this whole back up thing because there is another problem with my PC, my CD rom has totally died on me, and has been like this for quite some time, so I can't reinstall any programmes if I need to using CDs It just won't open, and its basically falling to bits!

What I'm worried about is if I go ahead and install the SP2 package will it wipe things from my PC? Such as drivers, programmes etc? I'm worried about losing my net connection altogether if it deletes the modem drives etc as I wont be able to reinstall it using the CD rom from the ISP

If installing the SP2 update won't wipe anything, I'm just curious as to why if it's been available for quite some time, my PC ... Read more

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Hello all...

Following some advice I had from another thread I am just about to upgrade my PC with these parts and was wondering if these parts will go well together and work?

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Socket 775 onboard VGA 7.1 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.8v - Ebuyer

Western Digital WD5001AALS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black - Ebuyer

And I was also thinking about getting this case:
Envizage LC727-03 2 Bay Black Micro ATX PC Case 500W | Envizage | Buy Online Now!

if you have any other suggestions they will be gratefully received

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Quote: Originally Posted by burtie


Hello all...

Following some advice I had from another thread I am just about to upgrade my PC with these parts and was wondering if these parts will go well together and work?

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Socket 775 onboard VGA 7.1 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.8v - Ebuyer

Western Digital WD5001AALS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black - Ebuyer

And I was also thinking about getting this case:
Envizage LC727-03 2 Bay Black Micro ATX PC Case 500W | Envizage | Buy Online Now!

if you have any other suggestions they will be gratefully received


do you have a video card to use with this? if not i would look at getting one. you will not really want to use the on board video. i would suggest that you go with a mid tower for better air flow. 500 watt psu should be fine.

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Hey everyone, i am looking to upgrade my computer so i can meet the requirements of new games comming out. I have chosen hardware i plan to buy but i am not sure if i should go the vista route. I have read that Vista isnt worth buying, but i know that you need it to run DX 10 for the newer video cards, ( atleast i think so) i haven't been able to keep my self updated enough cause i have a 2 year old and i work alot. I just looking for some opinions. I'll include what i plan on buying hardware wise to see if anyone thinks it should be pretty well off for future games with the possible high requirements. I dont need everything like case and what not

Processor Model
Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Core 2 Quad
Model BX80569Q9550
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
Tech Spec
Core Yorkfield
Multi-Core -Quad-Core
Name -Core 2 Quad Q9550
Operating Frequency 2.83GHz
FSB 1333MHz
L2 Cache 12MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V – 1.3625V
Thermal Power 95W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

Video Card
XFX GS250XZDFC GeForce GTS 250 1GB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Motherboard
Model
Brand ASUS
Model P5QC
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
FSB 1600/1333MHz
Chipsets
North Bridge Intel P45
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
Memory
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hi just a thought you could get a copy of win7rc which will last untill next summer which will give you time to decide what you want to do and will be released as a retail product by then so 1year of free os and time to decide to boot
 

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Hey

I was running the win 7 rc and installed win 7 but using the student version with the iso from digital river. I want to ripe the machine and start clean. If i use the same license after I wipe the pc clean and boot from the iso will this work or will I have to buy the license again?
 

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You do not need to buy another license. If Method 1 in this article does not work use Method 3.
 

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I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum so feel free to move if needed!

I know I need more memory, I ran belarc but what I am wondering is if someone can take a look and tell me what kind of memory I can buy at a place like office depot or whoever else has a good sale in the town that I live? When I clicked the buy more link next to memory at the belarc site I couldnt make heads or tails of it, too many choices and different kinds!

What else should I upgrade?
Please remember laymans terms, thats what hung me up at the
belarc site lol.

Operating System System Model
Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Gateway
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
450 megahertz Intel Pentium II
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Board: Intel Corporation WS440BX AA744110-205A
Serial Number: ISWS00307096
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. 4W4SB0X0.15A.0018.P13 11/03/1999

Drives Memory Modules c,d - Buy More
10.23 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3.35 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

IDE-CD R/RW 8x4x32 [CD-ROM drive]
LG CD-ROM CRD-8400B
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

Generic IDE hard disk drive (10.23 GB) -- drive 0 64 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6J1' has 64 MB
Slot 'J6J2' is Empty
Slot 'J7J1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 10.23 GB 3.35 GB free

I didnt post the entire Belarc report so if you need more info let me know. Thanks Chari ps no laughing please
 

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I just reserved my copy of Win 10, dunno when I will get it. I intend to do an upgrade via update, unless there is a reason I shouldn't. I really do not want to go through the hassle of a clean install.
 
first question is what happens with the EFI, Restore Tools and Restore Image partitions that are currently on my boot drive, which were put there by Windows. Do they get updated, do I get even more "extra" partitions, or what. Similarly, will I end up with any useless partitions (e.g. the Restore Image partition) that I can destroy afterwards.
 
2nd question is what should I enable or disable, run or avoid running prior to updating? I already intend to disable Secure Boot and un-install Norton Security Suite before I start the upgrade - will re-enable Secure Boot afterwards and install latest version of Norton afterwards. I have also seen it suggested to run Tweaking.com Windows Repair, before upgrading -but I have zero experience with that program. I already have a recent backup image of my OS in case things go very wrong.
 
3rd question is about System Restore. I am thinking of just disabling it before upgrading, since I don't know what would happen if I try to restore to a 8.1 restore point from 10. Is there a reason to leave it on?
 
Probably have more questions later, but this is all for now.

A:Upgrade 8.1 to 10 questions

I can't answer all your questions, but I left restore on in W7 and update worked, I don't think your old restore points would be carried over.
 
I turned off all my security software, some say uninstall them but turning them off worked for me.

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