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

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

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

Is is there a workaround?

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

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

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

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

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

thanks,
Carl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Eligible for upgrade offer?

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

A:bought new computer with xp eligible for vista upgrade

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

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I am running an "Anytime Upgrade" version of Windows 7 Professional. I have since discovered that sysprep does not function (or is disabled) on "Anytime Upgrade" versions of Windows 7. In other words, if I had purchased a physical
copy of Windows 7 professional then sysprep would be available. Since I did not, sysprep is not available.


Question: If I purchased a full retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate and upgraded my current version of Windows 7 Professional using that DVD could I then regain a working sysprep feature on my laptop?

Thank you in advance. I would upgrade to Windows 10, but my graphics card is not supported by Windows 10. I receive an error from Windows 10 Upgrade .... "Windows 10 is not compatible with your graphics card". 

Any workarounds or advice would be appreciated.

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Hello Team ,
i was planning to upgrade windows 7 to 8 and windows 10 any latest version but could not do that 
and found that on google first need to install  KB3095113 and KB3159706 on wsus server 2012 R2 
but unable to install both KB on server saying not applicable to server 
hence unable to push patches to server 

Thanks,
Madhukar

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Right now I'm using windows 10 version 1511 , then I have to install windows update KB3199986 , the bad thing is that I have to upgrade my windows version to 1607 enable to have to install KB3199986? How can I upgrade my windows 10 version 1511 to 1607?? or can I install KB3199986 using my current windows 10 version 1511? Thank you...

A:How to upgrade windows version 1511 to version 1607

Go here:
Windows 10

Click the "Upgrade Now" button.

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I just came to the realization that a computer of mine is 64bit even though it has been running the 32bit version of Windows 7.  This came about when some curiosity lead me to the manufacturer's website seeking to learn some specific details about the
computer.  Interestingly there is a statement which says something to the effect that this particular computer was not intended for use with the 32bit version of Windows.  This causes me to assume that it was sold with the 64bit version installed
which was changed after market.  I have no idea how this might have happened insofar as I obtained the computer from a friend who was discarding it.  This friend isn't someone who would know about such things.  I did reinstall the 32bit version
of Windows when I added an SSD drive but did this thinking it was a 32bit computer because it was running the 32bit version of Windows.
While the 32bit version is working fine, I am dependent on some software where support for 32bit has been abandoned.  I'd also like to add more memory and learned that while the computer can support up to 16GB it. apparently, won't use more than 4GB
when running the 32bit version of Windows.
I have quite a bit of work invested in building out the computer with the software I'm using and it would be nice if I didn't have to redo that to upgrade it to 64bit, which is what leads to my question.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Eligible to receive one copy of Windows 10

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

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I am building a new system and have already purchased the upgrade version of W7 Home Premium. I am not planning on installing XP on it. I figured the upgrade version of W7 upon installation would ask me to place a qualifying product (XP) into the CD drive and verify that I already owned a qualifying product to upgrade from.

Does it do this or do I need to return the upgrade version and purchase the full version?

Thank you!
Jim
 

A:Windows XP to W7 upgrade version

You install the W7 upgrade while in windows XP, they have changed the upgrade routine.

But there is a workaround to use upgrade media to do a clean install. No need to buy full version.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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Based on this topic here per Post#1:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/79852/how-to-perform-a-clean-vista-install-using-a-vista-upgrade-product-key/Can I do the same thing with Windows 7?Would this permit me to perform a clean install of 7 using Upgrade Media on a Hard Drive with no operating system installed?Note, that I own a genuine licensed copy of Vista, but want to wipe the drive clean and install 7 OUTSIDE of Windows (ie: booting from the DVD).I welcome your thoughts...

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Version

Not normally would you be able to clean install with an upgrade version but according to the article here: http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/pa...rk-exactly.aspx it says if you have a qualifying version of windows, you can use the upgrade version to clean install by selecting the custom install option.

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Just want to ask if it's possible to install the Windows 7 Upgrade Version on a computer with Vista Starter OS? Will it install if i just Upgrade it? Or do i need to install it in clean installation? Thanks

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Version

I'm pretty certain that it'll force you to perform a clean install, but even if it doesn't you should do it that way anyway. A clean install w/ backed up data is much better than a messy upgrade installation.

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Quote:
Microsoft released the final version of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor today. This is a essential utility that can help you prepare for a smooth upgrade to Windows 7. Brief Description

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.
Overview

Before you begin: Be sure to plug in and turn on any USB devices or other devices, such as printers, external hard disks, and scanners, that you regularly use with the PC you're checking.
The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you'll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance on what to do to before installing Windows 7 on your PC.
You can download it here


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A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor version 2

Great find, I'll add it to the Installation reference list

Thanks

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Hi! In short, I have this problem. I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8 on my old hard disk, but now I bought a new shiny SSD and I want to do a fresh clean install there, because I have some problems that I think I can only resolve with a fresh installation. I thought it was simple, but... how do I do it? I don't have any ISO, because I did the installation with the program that Microsoft made me download (Upgrade assistant or something like that).
 

A:Install Windows 8 on a new SSD from an upgrade version

Read this.
 

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I have been getting failures trying to upgrade to Windows 10 1703 for months. The machines gets into a loop and constantly downloads the upgrade - 5Gb each time, then fails and tries again. After 5 Microsoft techs investigated - the 6th one said my model will never support version 1703 or later.Do I throw my 2 year old laptop away???

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Hello All,

I have a new PC and I am in the process of transferring all of my files from my old PC to the new PC. I have a retail version of the Windows 7 64 bit software and it is an Upgrade version. I downloaded Windows 7, SP1 with the help of one of the tutorials from this forum and I used that version to install Windows 7 on the new PC vs the CD that came with my upgrade version. Windows has installed sucessfully on the new PC. I did not connect the PC to the Internet and I did try to enter the retail key from my upgrade copy but Windows would not accept it. I then downloaded the file in option 3 from this tutorial. I was able to get to the point where Windows wanted to connect to the Internet to verify my activation but I did not connect my new PC to the internet as I wanted to ask some questions.

1. Once I activate Windows 7 on my new PC, will that immediately invalidate the copy on my old PC?
2. As I said, I have a retail Windows Upgrade CD but I used a version of Windows that I downloaded which had SP1 on it. I did this so I would have the latest version of Windows.
3. If the answer to #2 is it will not work, should I install from my retail CD?
4. Am I missing anything?

Thanks, Bill

A:Using Windows 7 Upgrade Retail Version on new PC

Hello Bill,

What will most likely happen is that you may have to activate by phone on the new computer if doesn't do so online since that key number has been activated on the old computer.

Once activated on the new computer, it will eventually no longer be activated or genuine on the old computer. As long as you format the old computer when finished transferring what you wanted to the new computer, you'll be fine and acting within the EULA.

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Hi all
 
I've been having problems with my WinXP PC and have decided it's time to move into the modern age  Well, modern-ish.... 
 
As I understand it, until the end of the month it is still possible to get a Windows 10 FREE upgrade (via accessibility), so I need to move quick! My plan is to install W7, get the W10 upgrade, then compare the two. If I decide to roll back stick with W7, at least I'll have a copy of W10 waiting for me in the future. So here's what I'm hoping to find out:
 
1. Which is the best W7 for a DAW? 
2. What is the best way (and cheapest preferably) of getting W7? Should I be looking at OEM, retail, etc? 
3. Will the OS be tied to my system/HD, and if so is there a way to prevent this? As part of my PC shake up, I'm considering buying an SSD for the OS, but this will need to be done later down the line. I don't want to find out then that the OS is tied to the HD it was first installed on.
4. Will the Win7 version I get determine which Win10 version I can access for free? 
 
Any help with these questions would be most appreciated, as well as anything else I might have overlooked.
 
Huge thanks
 
Max

A:Windows 7 - the best way to get a copy, which version for DAW, W10 upgrade, etc

The first thing you need to do is download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to determine if the computer is capable of running Windows 7.
 
If it's capable then you can look for a license on ebay from a seller with at least a 99% rating and the ability to get a refund from Ebay if the license fails.
 
I doubt you will have a good experience running Windows 10 on an older computer that was installed with XP. Drivers could be problematic even for Windows 7.
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8061 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 482 GB (195 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G261D
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated Every time I try to upgrade to version 1903, it goes through the entire download and during the install it says, could not complete upgrade, unknown error. And then this error code 0x80070002. And sometimes this error code 00009c48. Please help.
 

A:can't upgrade windows 10 to version 1903

Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Then on the right side, Click on Windows Update, a trouble shoot button will appear. Click that and see.
 

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I bought this at my local Future Shop, and from my best guess I think this is the full version. I want to be able to do a clean install, but am unsure if this is just a simple upgrade disc. Box I bought looks like the attachment. Sales reps didn't seem to knowledgeable. Also want to confirm, this doesn't look like an OEM version right? I want to be able to install this on another computer in case something happens to my current computer.

A:Is this the full version of Windows 8 Pro or an Upgrade?

I thought they weren't selling a full retail copy. It was either an upgrade, or a system builder (Oem).

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section or a similar question has been asked before. My Desktop is Windows 7 Pro, (which I am used to), and I wondered can someone point me in the right direction please

I am getting, (hope) a new HP laptop for Xmas with OEM version of Windows 8. In case I wish to upgrade the hardware at a later date I intend buying a retail version of 8.1. My question is:- Is there anything I should watch out for when and if I can upgrade to 8.1.

Appreciate any/all assistance

btw, Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all members.

A:OEM version of Windows 8, want to upgrade with retail 8.1

Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community








Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator


Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


Hello,

We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.



If you are receiving this error:
1.
First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

2.
Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


3.
Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1



Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018, C... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8061 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 482 GB (195 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G261D
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated Every time I try to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903, it tells me it can not due to an unknown error. Leaves an error code 0x80070002 or sometimes error code 0x8007000e or 00009c48. Please help
 

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Hiya
I have windows 7 home premium. Unsure if it OEM or the retail version.
I want to upgrade it to windows 7 professional retail version.
The anytime upgrade does not work.
How do I do this so its genuine software?


just to be clear.
I AM NOT LOOKING TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10

A:Upgrade to 'higher version' of windows 7

Anytime Upgrade has been history for a long time.

Why do you want to upgrade to Windows Pro retail when oem is the same thing ?

What do you need in Pro ? Do you plan to add more memory ?

You will not find Retail anywhere, and you don`t need it, oem is the same exact thing, the only difference with retail is that you get 365 days of support from Microsoft, and you don`t need that.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Right here in Computer Properties it tells you if it`s it`s oem or not.

If you didn`t install it then it`s most likely oem.

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Scenario: Bought Win10 Home OEM for new computer build. Installed it and all of my requisite 3rd party software. Then find out that Home 10 does not allow RDP connections. Buy 10 Pro OEM for $128 (rather than pay $99 for an upgrade through the Windows store so I have a copy of Home on hand which you know will come in handy some day).

Try to put in the new product key to do the upgrade. Get error 0xC004F050.

Call Microsoft and find out that I need to do a clean install to get Windows 10 Pro. I forgot to ask if the problem was the original Home OEM or the new Pro OEM or the combination.

In the off chance that I could save some time, I tried to do un upgrade from the setup.exe on the disk. The options for keeping the existing files and programs were grayed out - only the clean install option was available. And it said it was going to do a clean install of Window 10 Home, rather than Pro, even though the disk was a Pro disk. Weird.

I found no mention of this anywhere on the web so I am mentioning it here and a couple of other places to maybe save someone else some grief.

- Brad

A:Can't upgrade to an OEM version of Windows 10 Pro with product key

Originally Posted by bradlymathews


Scenario: Bought Win10 Home OEM for new computer build. Installed it and all of my requisite 3rd party software. Then find out that Home 10 does not allow RDP connections. Buy 10 Pro OEM for $128 (rather than pay $99 for an upgrade through the Windows store so I have a copy of Home on hand which you know will come in handy some day).

Try to put in the new product key to do the upgrade. Get error 0xC004F050.

Call Microsoft and find out that I need to do a clean install to get Windows 10 Pro. I forgot to ask if the problem was the original Home OEM or the new Pro OEM or the combination.

In the off chance that I could save some time, I tried to do un upgrade from the setup.exe on the disk. The options for keeping the existing files and programs were grayed out - only the clean install option was available. And it said it was going to do a clean install of Window 10 Home, rather than Pro, even though the disk was a Pro disk. Weird.

I found no mention of this anywhere on the web so I am mentioning it here and a couple of other places to maybe save someone else some grief.

- Brad



Hi.
Have you tried this?
Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

It may work .






To upgrade from Windows 10 Home if you have a Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key, enter the default product k... Read more

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I have been getting failures trying to upgrade to Windows 10 1703 for months. The machines gets into a loop and constantly downloads the upgrade - 5Gb each time, then fails and tries again. After 5 Microsoft techs investigated - the 6th one said my model will never support version 1703 or later.Do I throw my 2 year old laptop away???

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I went to staples today and I was asking one of the employees there about the Windows 7 Upgrade version and he said that he tried both the upgrade version and the full version and said that the full version was faster does anyone else have reports of this? I'd like to save the $60 if possible but i'd like my computer to be as fast as it can be, even if that means spending a little extra.

EDIT: title should be Windows 7, not Microsoft 7.

A:Microsoft 7 upgrade version is slower than full version?

Buy the upgrade version, but do a "clean" installation. See this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1818-...-7-a.html?ltr=UI think someone was trying to get more money out of you.

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I have downloaded Windows 10 Pro,version 1511,10586 but cannot instal.  I am told that Windows Steady State is not compatible and it should be uninstalled.  When I click on Uninstall I am informed that I must do this myself.  However, WSS
is not listed in programs in Control Panel and I am at a loss as to how I can uninstall or where and how to find WSS.  Please help. Papi J.

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Hi all,

I have an account at a local computer shop that has windows 8 pro 64 bit upgrade DVD version for 60E. Since I have some money left on that account, i was thinking of buying the retail DVD of windows 8 pro upgrade instead of using the online procedure with the 40$.

My concern is the following:
The Retail Upgrade Windows 8 PRO UPGRADE DVD package is in my local language version and not the English language version I would prefer. Its NOT the version 3UR-00022 (ref. to English)

So, the question is... Can I use the product key number found inside the non-English version DVD box of Windows 8 upgrade pro, to download and activate the english version of windows 8 pro uprgrade OR each key is also related to the default language to be initially installed in my system?

Looking forward to your help...

A:Windows 8 Pro Upgrade ONLINE vs DVD version and Language!

Once Win8 is installed, you can install any of the language packs, and works in whichever language you like.

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So my computer tried to install new upgrade of Win10 but failed with missing file error. Now it tries to restore the old version but it doesn't. It always says "Restorin your previous version of Windows" and after couple of minutes restarts and thr same message again... Dit tgis like 20 times in a row. How do I get my Windows work again?

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I just to know the price of the upgrade version of Win. 7 for vista.

A:The Price of the upgrade version of Windows 7 for Vista

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare

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I need to repair my computer because it hangs and does not boot up. I've tried almost everything. I don't have a repair CD from my vendor, so I have to buy windows XP. I don't want to spend the amount of money on the full version if I don't have to, though. So does the upgrade version, which is half the price, have the repair option? Thank you!

A:Does the Windows XP UPGRADE version have the repair option?

Yes it does . . but you would probably be better off buying an OEM version that matches the version on your pc

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My computer has been running the Upgrade version of Windows 7 (from Vista) for two or three years. I want to perform a repair install, but wonder whether it would be possible from a new, current Windows 7 disk.

I have kept up with the updates. Can anyone offer advice?

Harry

A:How to repair install on Upgrade Version of Windows 7

Quote:
it would be possible from a new, current Windows 7 disk.


If you mean from Windows 7 HP with sp1, Yes.

Repair Install

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I got the Win 8 pro upgrade and since I am getting a nice refund for taxes I am buying an new motherboard cpu and ram.

What I would like to know is am I still going to be able to use the Upgrade on the new hardware? I can install win 7 first then do an upgrade if need be. Will I have to do something with the activation or what?

I am unsure of what is going to be required of me. Am I still legal with the upgrade install or will I have to buy an oem or retail?

A:Windows 8 upgrade version install on new hardware.

Hello Sparker,

As long as you no longer use the Windows 7 product key while the Windows 8 is installed, then you'll be good to go to do a clean install with the upgrade copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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I recently wiped all of my three hard drives clean, including my OS harddrive, by formatting them. I did this through the Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade disk and then I proceeded to do a clean installation of Windows Vista with the disk. With my current OS disk, the only option I have is to do a clean install because I'm not upgrading my OS from a previous OS. The problem I am having is that I cannot activate my Windows copy, which I have 29 days to do, because of the fact that the Vista OS disk I have is ONLY for UPGRADES. I don't have any Windows XP copy to install so there is no way I can upgrade back to Vista. To summarize this, I need some way to downgrade my OS so I can then upgrade to Vista through the Upgrade disk, which is currently my ONLY OS disk. If anyone has any suggestions or solutions, they would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Vista Upgrade Version Issue

Joe, you're out of luck! You need to re-install Windows XP and then run your Windows Vista upgrade. If you still have a product key for Windows XP, you're OK, an independent computer will loan or give a copy of that version of Windows XP. It's illegal for them to give you a copy with purchasing a product key but they can without a product key.

BTW, why are you upgrading to Vista? I'd advise against it unless you actually need Vista for something. I also don't like Windows upgrade installations. Too much hassle when something goes wrong.

-- Andy
 

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So my computer tried to install new upgrade of Win10 but failed with missing file error. Now it tries to restore the old version but it doesn't. It always says "Restorin your previous version of Windows" and after couple of minutes restarts and thr same message again... Dit tgis like 20 times in a row. How do I get my Windows work again?

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Hi,
I am using a C50-A-157 lap top running windows 10 and cannot up grade to August Windows 10 version the upgrade wizard is telling me my display is not compatible can anybody advise.
Regards,

FoxyP48

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I have upgraded from windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro first build. I am now trying to upgrade from this build to Windows 10 pro Version 1511. But each time the upgrade hangs at 64% and 77 % (Installing features and drivers). I then get a liuttle screen reading "Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error . C/Windows/BT-Source/Setupplatform.exe.Once I click ok the upgrade stopes and my previous versionof Windows 10 is restored.I have tried all kinds of solution including unintalling my AV, Intel Video Card.  I have even followed the advice of performing the upgrade using the Media Creation Too, or via a USB, all to no avail. .  Please is there anyone who can help me with the solution so I can upogared to the latest version?  

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Hello everyone,

Just to let you all know that I have confirmed that you can do either a clean install, custom install, or upgrade install with a retail Upgrade version of Windows 7 and activate it on a clean unallocated (blank) drive or partition without any other OS installed or with one installed. It does not matter.

For questions and more information on this, please see this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


100% confirmed
Shawn



   Warning

Remember that you need a valid qualifying previous version of Windows to use a Upgrade Windows 7 copy legally. Microsoft only made doing a clean install from a upgrade Windows 7 possible to make it more convenient so you do not have to reinstall both the old Windows version (ex: Vista) and upgrade to Windows 7 everytime you needed or wanted to reinstall.

If you do not have a valid qualifying previous version of Windows, then you are violating the terms of Microsoft's Windows 7 End User License Agreement and could get your product key number invalidated by Microsoft. Plus, it is considered illegal.

For more about this, please see: Microsoft SMB Community Blog : Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know.

A:Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Thank you for clearing this up.

The past few days have been a constant battle against misinformation that an Upgrade clean install can be done from boot. Even some regulars have insisted this on thin evidence that the XP Upgrade installer could boot and ask for the qualifying OS key, something which hasn't been in effect since XP.

Similarly, the Vista upgrade over itself trick was specifically foreclosed by MS, ending any hope for a boot clean install. Or so we thought. Now we learn that the Vista trick itself works, and there is Paul Thurrot's workaround to avoid having to install over itself.

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can i upgrade to windows 8.1 enterprise from 90 day evaluation version? as our company has volume license key for win 8.1 enterprise purchased

A:can i upgrade to windows 8.1 enterprise from 90 day evaluation version

No, you cannot upgrade from the Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90 Day Evaluation to a full version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. The excerpt from the
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90 Day Evaluation page states under Activation and Usage Guidance:

Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. A clean installation
is required.

Brandon
Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro
The Springboard Series on TechNet

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Friends Gateway PC had motherboard failure. Replaced it with an aftermarket MSI mobo now the machine works great.

However I cannot get recovery discs from Gateway anymore, and I cannot access the recovery partition on the hard drive. According to Gateway support my only options are to purchase a new OS.

Will windows 7 upgrade work in this situation?

Another question: According to gateway the machine is no longer a "gateway" because the motherboard is what defines it as a Gateway PC. Since it is no longer a "gateway" can I purchase an OEM version of Windows 7 for this machine?

Thanks very much in advance.

ACM.

A:Will a Windows 7 Upgrade version work in this scenario

Try install from Sources folder, setup.exe

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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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