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given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

Q: given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

Yesterday I began the processing of migrating my C: drive contents to a newer larger SSD. i used Clonezilla to copy to the new hard drive. I thought everything had gone OK but it didn't (of course) . The new hard drive was recognized as the C: drive; the old hard drive was recognized, but only in Disc Manager and Windows would not boot unless i booted from the old SSD. Through a process of pretty much trial and error, I am now at the point where both drives are recognized. The new drive is C: and the old drive is now visible in Explorer as drive I. The old drive still has all it's original contents including Windows and needs to be reformatted (it's more than 90% full). The computer is booting from the C: drive as it should.

The only quirky thing which is happening now is that when I boot the computer, I'm given a choice of loading Windows Home Premium or Windows Home Premium (Recovered). If I do nothing the computer loads the former after 30 seconds...all is well.

Any idea why the "recovered" option is there, and how do i get rid of it?

Preferred Solution: given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

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

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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

A: given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

Well its there bcause windows automatically repaired ur computer.. try which entry is working n remove the other one using easybcd software.. but make sure the menu entry ur choosing at boot is working fine

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Hello there.I have been trying everything I can to get my dell laptop to run windows 7 home premium, especially with getting wifi available. I would go to a specific part of this forum but to be honest I really have no idea what it may be though I have high belief it maybe be due to updates since my computer refuses to check for updates.

I am willing to provide any detail and/or info on what kind of laptop I am actually running on, what I did prior to coming here for help, etc. I am begging for help with this since I thought I was a real computer geek and could fix anything but as you can see, that is not the case. If I did want someone to fix it, it would be sixty-dollars which I would rather not pay since I was just trying to freshly clean the laptop and put windows 7 home premium on it so a friend could have it.

Again, the main problem I have had is that there is absolutely no option for wifi. No adapter for it, no option to set up a new one, nothing. I know the laptop does do wifi do to me using it before perfectly fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated or any advice such as I should just give up on the old heap of junk haha.

A:Windows 7 home premium will does not have option for wifi

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Can you do a wired connection using Ethernet cable ?

You can use the link above my signature to fill in your system spec's page
Click Start and type in the search box
system information
Click on the suggestion or hit the enter key

You should land on the system summery page
On the top left go to edit and Select all
Then Edit again and Copy

Open a reply here and right click and Paste.

Windows updates well that has been quite a popular problem
Review this for an older existing updating issue,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

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Can someone please help. Iam 70 years old and have a computer since i was 68. When i first got it 2 years ago i had windows home pemium since a month ago i have a new version due to the renewal of my hard drive after it broke. they saved a small amount of data and when i restarded it up and entered my product code etc i now have a new version. Can someone help me get the old one back as it is not in memory of my computer. Please forgive me for not beeN able to get this accross properly

A:windows 7 home premium old version

Does it look drastically different? I'm wondering if you have Windows 8 installed instead of Windows 7.

If it is still Windows 7, is it that the desktop looks different? Or are installed programs and/or your personal data missing?

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Hello everybody! I need your help. I wanna reinstall windows7 home premium but I can't find where I can download the iso file to burn it on a disc. Can you tell me what I can do? Also, I asked to a microsoft technician but he told me that they can't help me because my license is OEM and he told me that I had to contact with DELL to get the iso file for my laptop. I'm using a DELL N5010. Please, help me because I wanna get Windows 10.

A:I am looking for the iso file of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM version

Hi Marin
Windows has stopped providing the iso image to the general public for some reason best know to them. but i guess this conversation will help you since you you already have the license
Please let me if that work for you

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Hi Guys,
I'm after purchasing the downloadable upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium, but when I clicked on my downloads folder to install it, it wouldn't open. I downloaded this version last month on to my laptop without any real problems. My PC is a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L with Windows Vista SP 2 installed on it. Can anyone help?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Version

Can you be more specific as to what you purchased and downloaded and what exactly happens when you try to open or run something?

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A:no sound in windows 7 home premium 64 bit version

Had you forgot you'd already started this thread - No Sound (Windows 7 Home Premium) 64 bit

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I downloaded and burnt the win 10 installation iso file to dvd, if I want to make it like my win 8.1 retail disc do I need to purchase a retail key, for the windows 10? If so how do I go about it? Thanks!

A:windows 10 home premium retail version key required?

Windows 10 has to be run as an UPGRADE on a qualifying OS first to record the activation for that PC with MS
Once the PC activation has been recorded with MS - you can just skip over the product key prompts during setup and clean install

PS (so far for me) all the edition activation keys have been the same
and not PC specific

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 458361 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, EMCP73VT-PM
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

**(I also have Malwarebytes Anti Malware )
UNLESS I need to get it activated again from Malwarebytes since My system was restored????

1) A tech friend RE-INSTALLED my (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) with a (32 bit Windows 7 )version. If I am able to re-install (Windows 7- 32 bit) back to it's original (Windows 7 - 64 bit) using my product key on side of computer, would I get the same problems back from when it originally had problems with the original Windows 7 64 bit and original product key on side of computer?
* As of now, I can not do a thing because my Administrator Password Expired. I had to create another Homegroup to enable me to work on it. STILL I CAN NOT DO A THING,
no downloading at all,
no changing settings,nothing.
I Can not update Adobe Flash Player
and probably can not re-install Windows 7- 32 bit back to it's original Windows 7-64 bit because of Expired Administrator Password.

2) How can I RE-INSTALL WHAT I HAVE Windows 7 Home Premium 32... Read more

A:Solved: windows 7 home premium 64 was re-installed with a 32 bit version.how can I re

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im using DELL 15Z...which has 8gb RAM, 2.70ghz processer ,750gb hd,2gb graphic card........
just using from last 1 month
it is fitted with window 7 home premium 64 bits.........
it was well in begining but now it takes around 80 sec to boot up..........
i have found some answer on google
wic says that antivirus may be the troubleshooted....im using AVIRA trail version.....
i scaned my lappe manytimes with DOCTER PC....but i didnt find any problem in it....

i expecting some usefull replycan u please help out.............

A:windows home premium booting slowly

Welcome to Seven Forums AhmedKhaleel

Take a look at these tutorials:
Optimize Windows 7
Startup Programs - Change

Replace Avira with MSE Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Also, uninstall any of those crappy registry fixing so called doctors or pc fixing programs please

Do the steps above and post back for further suggestions.

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Custom built system on which 2 recovered Vista operating systems are installed, one of which I have forgotten the system log on password.

I want to upgrade to Windows 7, I already have the upgrade CD, as well the original Vista installation CD.

All existing hard drives (4) will be replaced with WD 500 GB units, I may do a RAID, not sure of which type yet
How do I go about differentiating between the 2 installed systems on my present drive?
I wish to eliminate the one that I have forgotten the password, and keep the other and upgrade to 7 onto it.

I do have access to Norton Ghost, as well an external hard drive enclosure of which I have installed one of the new WD drives

Would it be easier to just re-install Vista from scratch and them upgrade to 7? Would this not involve the lengthy task of downloading all Vista's patches and updates again? Not to mention other programs....

Hope this makes sense, I just need advice on the easiest and safest way to do this

Thanks in Advance !

A:Recovered Vista Home Premium

Would it be easier to just re-install Vista from scratch and them upgrade to 7To avoid any problems, that is what I would doUpgrades are always troublesome

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Dear Sir/Madam
I would like to upgrade my laptop from Win 7 Home Premium to higher version.   But it was either saying, the country I was in cannot purchase Windows 8, 8.1 or 10; or it give a message saying I need to run it from Window Anywhere Upgrade.  This
also failed saying "there is no upgarded.
Please can you advise?

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I tried using VISTA home premium but evidently this is not one that works. I have WinXp Pro and I want to get to win7 home premium as an in place installation. What version of VISTA do I need?

A:What Version of VISTA Do I need For an Inplace Upgrade to Windows & Home Premium?

Any version will work, I suggest Home Premium ($119.99), but you need to run the W7 upgrade advisor first, to see if your PC can handle the upgrade.


Once you are satisfied your PC will run W7, see this article/video on moving from XP to W7



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I received a laptop from my work which is currently running Windows 7 enterprise. Unfortunately, our administrator is a bit on the overzealous side about what to-and what not to block, and the whole "I will watch you through the built in webcam" shenanigans, I'd like to dual-boot the enterprise OS with my own Windows 7 home premium. Is this possible?


A:Dual-booting Windows 7 Home Premium and Enterprise

Of course you can, make a partition from Windows 7 Enterprize, then install W7 Home Premium on it.

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Cannot install Realtek-Network-Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Error Details: Code 80070103
Can someone please help me? Please?
EM: [email protected]

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Alright folks i got a serious problem here, after a couple of hours from being shut down my desktop computer running windows vista home premium 32-bit edition, will just start booting all on its own. i dont know where to start to fix this problem. I have run a virus scan using AVG and till no luck with fixing this problem. So far this has occurred 3 times now. If anyone knows how to fix this problem please let me know.

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Randomly Starts Booting

Hi Dragunfli

I have never heard of this before, however the experiences of others says its either a faulty power supply unit or switch. There is a sticky available here Power Supply Information and Selection that will assist you when choosing. Be careful when attempting to test, or otherwise play with such devices, as the voltages and current that they can put into your body can kill. Anyway, good luck!

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I have booted up into regular mode with my user account and as an Administrator. Desktop icons load slowly (placeholder icons load right away, but the specific icons for the items load 1 evrey 5 seconds). I get a message about Zone Alarm being expired (not part of theproblem, but letting you know it executes Zone Alarm just before the BSOD occurs).

Safe mode is fine (I have even tweaked the registry to have sound during safe mode). Safe mode sucks though.

I have attached the 3 BSODs. I haven't analyzed them myself yet. My dump files exceed the size limit. - will convert to a format that is within limit and is readable.

Thank you.

A:BSODs booting into regular mode Windows 7 Home Premium

You should have no problem posting minidumps even with a low post count. You must Zip them. Read and follow these instructions:

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HP laptop with I7 processor running Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium after booting up races. I went into task manager and see svchost running memory at over 256K. I delete this and another svchost and the racing stops but eventually it starts again.
I performed all suggested tips  from Wintips.org for Full Malware Scan & Removal Guide to Clean Heavy Infected Computer by running:
RKill in Safe Mode with Networking
Delete Temporary Files and folders with TFC by OldTimer
Removed any Programs recently installed in Control Panel
Junkware Removal Tool with JRT
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
ESET online antivirus scan
What is causing this racing without opening any programs?
I don't know what services that might be running that are causing this.
I have stopped whatever programs that I know that are not needed.
As a result of this racing, it is causing excessive heat and am getting Critical Core 0 or Critical Core 3 messages popping up?
Some are suggesting the hard drive is failing and I haven't been able to run any tests yet.  I am attempting to Repair My Computer in Safe Mode and the racing is ongoing.  
I downloaded a Seagate Tool to test the hard drive and was attempting that in normal bootup but the test will take several hours and it had the CPU temperature utility to cease working.
This computer is about 6 or 7 years old and it is the original hard drive.
I do not know if ... Read more

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The Laptop model number is Gateway MT6916, I partition the drive using windows vista, then proceed to install windows 7. Windows 7 finished installing then rebooted, the odd thing about was that there was no bootloader (for dual booting). The laptop booted into the gateway recovery instead. I check the Bcdedit just using the command prompt from the gateway recovery and everything seem to listed fine with the exception that windows 7 identifier is <default>. I tried repairing the startup for vista and windows 7 but it still keeps booting to the gateway recovery? Windows Vista Home Premium is under C: and Windows 7 is under D:
Laptop Specs:
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T5250
1.5 GHz | 1 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB
Chipset Intel® GM965
Display panel 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 × 800)
Memory 2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)
Operates at 667 MHz
Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Video controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory



A:Solved: Having Trouble Dual Booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 ultimate

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My current build has been good to me over the years, but it's definitely starting to show its age. I feel that it's time not for just an upgrade, but an entirely new system from scratch. New case, new mobo, new RAM, new everything.

This includes a new operating system as well. I definitely don't want to transfer the OS from this build to the new one. The most I'll do is put some files on a USB drive and copy them over to the new one. There's way too much leftover HP stuff and who knows what else from when this build started as a prebuilt PC some 6 years ago.

I don't want windows 8 or 10, I'm perfectly fine with Win 7. It's flawless, and has less compatibility issues with old games (I'm a sucker for old-school gaming).

I've looked around for a boxed of Win7 copy to buy, but all of them say they're 'OEM', which I've heard not good things about. It's also not the same as what I have currently. All I want is a new replacement for the exact one I already have: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1. I've found this on amazon but I can't find out if it's OEM or not:
Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit DVD + Genuine Product Key

A:Where to buy a non-OEM version of Win7 home premium SP1 64bit?

It looks okay but yeah it's not the official box. Not sure why they don't sell them anymore, maybe to get everyone on Windows 10 to use their market ?

Since it was a prebuilt, you should have a sticker on your pc with the windows serial key, you can enter that into Windows website to download the official windows.iso, they also have a usb tool to make it bootable from USB.

Plug in your usb, boot up from usb, install windows. Simple

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...nload/windows7 Enter your key here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...-download-tool USB tool, use a blank USB stick.

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THEre please help m to fix this issue.
how to change version w7 home premium to professional
Tried several ways even from windows anytime upgrade and all no luck.
Please give me some ideas

how to change version w7 home premium to professional

A:how to change version w7 home premium to professional

You'll need to buy a license key for Windows Professional, either a retail upgrade key or for the full version of Win7 Pro if you don't already have one. You can use the anytime upgrade with the new license key. Also, you need to ensure you upgrading 32-bit to 32-bit, or 64-bit to 64-bit, otherwise it won't work.

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I installed the upgrade version before over my win xp home but, can't remember how I did it. Right now, I managed to get win 7 32 bit on booting from cd not upgrade option, but now it rejects the product key I guess because it's for upgrade only? I had the 64 bit version on before which is what I really want on there now but, I don't get the option to boot from cd so can't do it. I also made a 32 bit universal disc and a 64 bit universal from the upgrade discs so I could install just, the home premium version only or, will that not work with the upgrade version key either? I have 2 pcs when the pc crashed, I took the drive out and put it in the working pc which has the same 64 bit upgrade disk on it except, I purchased a key to upgrade it to win 7 pro to format it then, put it back in the broken pc so I could start my install. I have a retail version of xp home which I installed but, was not allowed to upgrade from that OS. I did it before but, just can't remember how I did it. All help will deeply be appreciated Thanks!

A:need help reinstalling win 7 home premium upgrade version please help!

If you have a valid product key, follow these instructions for the best results.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
When asked for your product key number do not give it. Set up all your stuff the way you want it then activate with the key. If you do not know how that is done, just ask us.

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Hi All

I am using a Dell XPS 1330 machine running Vista Home Premium.
I needed to replace some files(tcpip.sys,tcpreg.sys etc)in the system 32 folder with their new versions. But Vista wont let me copy them to the destination folder(system 32) citing admin reasons.

Read a bit and found out that "Administrator" account is by default disabled in Vista.
So ran the following 2 commands from command prompt to enable Admin account and set the admin password.
net user administrator password
net user administrator activate:yes
After that logged off and was expecting to see the admin login option on the welcome screen. But it didnt come.

Actually in the control panel user accounts I can see myself as Administrator....but I guess that is some administrator with limited powers and there is a greater/stronger/divine/all-conquering "Administrator" above this crappy admin category to which I right now belong and which Microsoft has due to some inexplicable reasons kept undercover. So plz plz help me and lemme know how to get that all-conquering admin to come on my welcome screen so that i can log in and try out what I want.

Best Regards

A:How to Bring the Admin Login option on the welcome screen in vista home premium

Hello Roy,

This tutorial below will show you how to activate the built-in administrator account in Vista instead.

Administrator Account

Hope this helps,

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Hi everyone,
I have a Hp Pavilion dm4 running Win 7 64 Home Premium, that will not boot, only a blank black screen with blinking cursor top left of screen. I did review similar problem at, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487382/windows-7-frozen-black-screen-with-white-blinking-cursor/. I have a frst.txt from first scan earlier and wasn't sure if the fixit file in the other post would also apply. Thx in advance for any help!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-12-2014 03
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-S2TA806 on 12-12-2014 14:28:16
Running from h:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] => C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] => C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe [569200 2011-02-18] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SetDefault] => C:\Program F... Read more

A:Win 7 Home Premium booting problem

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I have windows 7 home premium , but apparently it is OEM, so cannot take to another machine or when I do a big upgrade. If I do the windows free upgrade to windows 10, it is still apparently tied to the computer.

I was looking at buying windows 10 home premium retail but have a few questions.

Firstly, I understand it is not tied to specific hardware, but can only be on one PC at a time. Is that correct?
I understand windows 10 is the last OS microsoft will make, so it makes sense to be able to use it in future computers if I buy another , or if I do large upgrades to the hardware. Is that also true?

Could I run dual boot with windows 7 and 10 in the mean time, with separate licences & keys for each on the same machine?

Can windows 10 home premium do software raid, specifically striped drives? My present OS cannot.

I am looking to maybe using windows 10 for entertainment like gaming so can use directx12, and also linux for everything else. Apparently linux does not need to be reinstalled if you change a lot of hardware. Windows obviously does.


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Last night i installed sp2 on my Vista Home Premium X64. The install seemed to be in finish fine but after the restart the "Windows Error Recovery" screen comes up saying " Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" vista will not boot up it goes to the black screen with the bar saying Microsoft Corporation it freezes. When i tried to boot is safe mode it gets to "Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys" and freezes. When i tried to boot it in "last good configuration" it freezes at the same screen as a regular boot. When i try to boot from the dvd a black screen comes up saying "windows is loading files..." with a white bar when it finishes loading the screen goes black and nothing happens.

As you can see im in a bit of a pickle any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Home Premium X64 not booting after sp2 instal

Hi smasta

Have look at this tutorial:

Startup Repair

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I have a customer of mine who has an advent desktop with vista 32 bit home premium. The startup repair cannot repair the computer automatically. When you try to launch startup repair recommended, it keeps producing a blue screen with this error code nvlddmkm.sys. It has something to do with the NVIDIA graphics card installed. This could be linked to why vertical blue lines appear when windows vista 32 bit home premium is loading. Safe mode, safe mode with command prompt etc,etc work OK. I have already done a checkdisk scan, which corrected the errors. I also did a system file check and it found a file that it could not repair ie mshwjpnr.dll. I did some research on this DLL and found it has something to do with printing software! I did a registry tweak, based on this you tube video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrOKlh9fC9g, to help get rid of the nvlddmkm.sys blue screen of death, and used Spyhunter (a malware removal tool) to help repair the mshwjpnr.dll file as advised by a website. The customer has just replied to my email, saying that the vertical blue lines are still there when windows loads, even after doing all of this. In safe mode etc, the vertical lines are white. and the icons are all very blurry ie google chrome, norton etc,etc. I did update the nvidia graphics driver 307.83 that i found on the programs menu, but I did not update the nvidia geforce 7300 LE driver that is found under the display adapters in device manager! I went onto nvidia's website to fin... Read more

A:vertical blue lines on vista home premium 32 bit version

I need a quick reply, if possible, please. I am assuming that the graphics card has gone and will need to be replaced! Windows cannot be loaded at all by the way! It only works in safe mode etc,etc?

Will updating the above geforce 7300 LE driver, help to get rid of the vertical blue lines when windows loads, after this driver has been correctly updated from nvidia's website?

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Hello, I Have a HP Pavilion Ze4900 1.3GHz Intel M CPU, 1gig Ram I installed Vista every thing works fine
a Little slow I know i need another Gig of Ram but I have one Problem, Dose any one know how I can turn the TAP CLICK to OFF I do not like it, it gets in the way and i click things i dont mean to. on XP there used to be a pointer device in the toolbar i could right click not any more. Any Advise?

Thank you

A:Full Version Home Premium Install On Laptop Question

Hello, I Have a HP Pavilion Ze4900 1.3GHz Intel M CPU, 1gig Ram I installed Vista every thing works finea Little slow I know i need another Gig of Ram but I have one Problem, Dose any one know how I can turn the TAP CLICK to OFF I do not like it, it gets in the way and i click things i dont mean to. on XP there used to be a pointer device in the toolbar i could right click not any more. Any Advise?Thank you Cant some one help?Also it wouldnt let me Edit thats why double posty

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Got an HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop. My friend says it has a virus and won't boot....I asked her why she thought it had a virus. She said it was AntiVirus 2010 that kept popping up and finally it wouldn't boot at all....Sure enough it wont boot. I take the drive out of her machine, attach it externally to my desktop. The drive shows up in My Computer and Windows Explorer. I copied all her documents and pictures to disk for safe keeping. While the HD was attached I did a Malware Bytes Anti Malware scan on the drive...it finds no infections. So, i take the drive, install it back in her laptop, try to boot...now it goes right to a black screen with an unmoveable horizontal blinking cursor. Looking at the drive in My Computer, it shows as Drive F and I can see the recovery partition. How can I get this drive bootable again?I can get to the BIOS and change the boot order if I need to. The owner never created Recovery Disk to boot from. According to the documentation that came with the computer, no Disk is required. F11 gets you to the recovery, but when I push F11, I get the same black screen with the cursor. I did download and create a Windows Recovery CD from here. Vista Boot ISOThe laptop will boot using the created CD. The first sreen is a black screen with a bar across the bottom "Windows Is Loading Files" then there is a "Install Windows" screen with language, time and currency, keyboard method options. I then select next. That takes me to an "Inst... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium Booting/Recovery Problem

Post this in the Am I Infected section you will get expert help there. Depending on the length of time the virus has been on there will determine how much cleaning and repair is required. These fake anti-virus warnings are all trojans and downloading agents that will download more nasties.

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I posted here earlier (a couple weeks ago) about a painless installation of Win7 on a resized C Drive, which I partitioned into into a C Drive (Vista) and W Drive (Win 7).

All was fine until yesterday - I had been able to login into and out of both operating systems without drama - when out of the blue, for no apparent reason, whenever I try and log onto the Vista operating system, it allows me to logon as Rod with my correct password, but after the logon screen I get the "Preparing your Desktop" and and am presented with a Desktop and icons - but not for me! I get a bubble pop up out of the System Tray that says "Windows had trouble loading your Profile and has loaded up a temporary profile. Contact your administrator".

That would be me! I for the life of me don't know what happened. I have created no new users, nor amended any existing ones. Though, when using Win7 earlier in the day, I had to give access rights and permissions to All authenticated Users in order to access and use files on a separate (D) Drive.

Will this have screwed up my User Profile and login to Vista? How?

Any help and or thoughts would be greatly appreciated


A:Dual Booting WIN7 and Vista Home Premium

Does this fix it and/or explain?

A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system

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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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Hi All,
I am planning to format my disk and want to install windows 7 and windows server 2008 in two separate partitions. Please guide me on how to install the same. Which OS to install first? How many partitions to create.? I have 1 TB hard disk. So how much space to be allocated to each partitions since I am planning to create 3 or 4 partitions(say C,D,E,F) ?

My System details:

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 8)
Number of threads 4 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i5 3210M
Codename Ivy Bridge
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Northbridge Intel Ivy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge Intel HM77 rev. 04
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 6 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 798.7 MHz (1:6)

DMI System Information
manufacturer Dell Inc.
product Inspiron 7520

DMI Processor
manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
model Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
clock speed 2500.0 MHz
FSB speed 100.0 MHz
multiplier 25.0x

Display adapter 0
Name : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Graphics : AMD Radeon 7730M (2GB)

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Home Premium Edition 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
DirectX Version 11.0

Please guide me whether my system requirements support this ? If not let me know alternate solutions.

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual booting Win 7 Home Premium x64 & Server 2008 R2 in 2 partitions.

Why do you want Server 2008, you`ll never use it, do you have a way to activate it ?

Just split the drive in half, a 1 TB drive is too small for 4 partitions, but you could make 3, a pair of 300 GB and the rest for storage.

Your specs are fine.

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I've recently bought a dell laptop with Vista Home Edition. I've had it for just over 2 months and I've had about 2 to 3 BSOD when it boots.

The only things I've installed are AVG anti-virus, Commodo Firewall, but the main installation is Flight simulator 2004 with many addons.

I've managed to get a minidump debugged and pasted below

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.8.0004.0 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini042608-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\windows\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows Vista Kernel Version 6000 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 6000.16575.x86fre.vista_gdr.071009-1548
Kernel base = 0x81c00000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x81d11e10
Debug session time: Sat Apr 26 19:00:33.234 2008 (GMT+1)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:20.124
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
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A:Occasional BSOD on booting with Vista Home Premium Edition


Hi pompomke -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

Nice job that you did up there!

Please get all of the memory dump files and I'll take a look at them.

Two reports, please -
- Belarc Advisor report saved in "mht" format, as a web page (html) or as a Word document. You can download Belarc HERE

- DXDiag report - dxdiag.exe from an Elevated command prompt. Then save this report as a text file.

Please zip them up and attach to an email. Please DO NOT post any of these items - see my PM for my email.

Regards. . .


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Whenever I power on my HP desktop (windows xp home version), it will not start properly. Before it can even reach the welcome screen, it will just turn itself off and start again, and just keeps repeating this action. I tried starting it in safe mode, but the same thing happens, it reboots itself automatically without even fully turning on. How can I fix this to make it actually start so I can have access to my computer again?

A:XP Home version unable to start;constantly booting itself

Other than a reinstall of XP, I think the only way to fix this is to try a "Repair" of XP.

You will need your installation CD for this

A repair won't lose any data, other than Service Pack (if not on CD), any Windows Updates and unsigned drivers, which will need to be re-installed afterwards.
Stay offline to do a repair and do not go online again without a firewall enabled. After repairing XP, install Service Pack (if necessary), firewall and then you must install all Critical Updates next.

How to Repair XP.
1.Boot the computer from your Windows XP CD

2.When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen press [Enter] to start the Windows Setup.

Note: Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", you Do Not want to load Recovery Console.

3.Accept the Licence Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

4.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press [R] to start the repair. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

5.Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will then continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Scroll way down page to
Windows Installation CD - Repair Current Installation


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I started having problems with my Gateway laptop model NV53a .  I noticed it started to take forever to boot in the normal mode.  I thought I may have picked up some virus or malware and booted to safe mode. This also took forever to boot.  The hard drive never really finished booting with the hd light always flashing/working.  I get the normal things on the desktop screen, but can't use any programs or go into task manager at all. I thought it might be a RAM issue and changed it from my 8gb to 3gb sticks and it still didn't fix the problem.  I then removed the hard drive, since I couldn't run any programs in either normal or safe mode.  I made the laptop hard drive into a removable drive and ran malwarbytes.  The malwarebytes scan detected pup.optional.somoto and was quarentined.  I put the hard drive back into the laptop and booted in normal and safe mode with no change.  If anybody could please give me any suggestions on what to do next, I would really apreciate the help. Thanks

A:Win 7 Home Premium laptop doesn't finish booting in normal and safe mode

See if the PC will boot a Live distro of Linux from a flashdrive or CD. If it boots up normally and you can navigate with the HIDs easily, then the HDD has probably failed/failing. Let us know.

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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I currently have Windows Vista Home premium installed on my computer and need to upgrade to windows 7.
I understand I will  have to purchase it, that is fine, it has been suggested to look on amazon, etc. I just want to make sure of a product code or ID number specifically before i make any purchase.

As I said i currently have windows vista sp2, build 6002, and am wanting to upgrade to windows 7 sp1.

please advise.

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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
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A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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I would like to install Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my home computer. I currently have Media Center Edition 2005 installed, but want to start from scratch (i.e., NOT upgrade) and install the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium. I have two questions:

(1) If I buy the retail boxed version of Vista Home Premium, will it contain the 64-bit version in addition to the 32-bit version?

(2) When I pop the DVD into my computer and reboot, what (if anything) do I have to do to get it to install the 64-bit version? Will I be prompted to choose?

Any guidance or experiences would be greatly appreciated!


A:Vista Home Premium Clean install - what do I need to install 64 bit version?

Oh great. I can answer this question (I think lol). I could not find a retail 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium. I had to buy the Vista Ultimate. I originally bought an OEM version of the 64 bit Home premium for $119, (I had all kinds of problems that turned out NOT to be from Vista, but that is another story). I exchanged it for the Ultimate retail version which came with Microsoft support. I have recieved better "support' from this website than the official MS support BTW. Anyways........

The Ultimate version of Vista came with 2 installation discs, one the 32 bit version and one the 64 bit version. I popped the 64 bit version disc in and it installed 64 bit Vista on my computer with no additional prompts. While I was unable to find the 64 bit RETAIL version of Home Premium, I'm sure that if you do, it will only contain the 64 bit version on the disc. While I was kind of hacked off to pay much more for the Ultimate than I was anticipating, I like the additional features. Hope this helps.

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:

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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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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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Hopefully there's an answer out there. I'm a long time Firefox user currently using Version 14.0.1 on a PC with W7 64bit.
Since taking the upgrade to version 14, I no longer have the option to pin the shortcut to the task bar of start menu but have to be content with the shortcut on the desktop. When right clicking on the shortcut, I no longer see the traditional option of where to pin the shortcut. I've gone back as far as Version 10.0 but the option is no longer there either.

Any ideas on what's happened or how to solve this mystery?

A:Solved: Firefox any version - No option an option to pin shortcut to Taskbar or Start

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

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A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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Please advice on the performance comparison between
- Windows 7 Home Basic versus
- Windows 7 Home Premium
assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM.

Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

By the way, how to activate the Windows Aero in Windows 7 Basic???

A:Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

Last question first. This tutorial may help enable Aero. Please note that there is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

As far as performance, I have not been able to find any specific "speed" tests to say one way or the other.

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium | Difference Between | Windows 7 Home Basic vs Home Premium

But if Basic and Home Premium are run on two identical machines (not just identical RAM, but also identical hard drive/hard drive speed, identical CPU, identical programs and apps installed, etc) I would give a very slight performance advantage to Basic simply because it doesn't have the same amount of features that Home Premium has. Fewer features to load usually equals faster performance. But I think any performance advantage would be so slight it wouldn't make any appreciable difference.

I did find some comments comparing Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

performance difference 7 home premium vs. 7 professional? - Microsoft Community

Of course, others may completely disagree with my thoughts and that's cool. Healthy discussion and debate is welcomed.

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