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My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade. It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10. Tried and brings me back to the blue screen. Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD Internal Hard Disk or SSD. Drive: Brings me back to blue screen USB drive: nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue. Boot Option Menu: OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE. Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB: No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options. Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows. OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files. Remove everything: Removes all of your personal files, apps and settings. Advanced options: System Restore: Tried this but no restore point (very strange). System Image Recovery: Startup Repair Command Prompt UEFI Firmware Settings StartUp Settings Last: Turn off your PC Not sure which one to try next. Microsoft told me I need to load drivers but how do you do that in a DOS environment since Windows doesn't work. PLEASE HELP. There has to be a simple solution to getting her PC up and running.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade.  It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR  (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR  Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10.   Tried and brings me back to the blue screen.  Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD  Internal Hard Disk or SSD.  Drive: Brings me back to blue screen   USB drive:  nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue.  Boot Option Menu:  OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE.    Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB:  No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options.    Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows.  OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.   ... Read more

A:Latest WIN 10 Upgrade not compatible with laptop. How do I f...

DIANAKD Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't ... While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!If that is not bad enough, the Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo... At this point, the ONLY way to restore her prior OS is through something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your P... Read more

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Can one upgrade RAM on the latest xps 15 laptop? (Or it is soldered like Apple laptops?)
I could see lowest priced XPS 15 with a HDD and a small ssd installed. Could I on a later date replace and upgrade to larger SSD myself?
Thanks in advance for your helpful information (in anticipation)

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I am looking at a laptop for a fellow student. He upgraded from 8.1 to 10 shortly after 10 became available. Recently it was running slow and shuts off sometimes. Fan vent was clogged. CPU temp a little too high. First of all there are no drivers for Windows 10 from Toshiba. This laptop is not on their compatibility list.

I was running ccleaner and noticed its taking a long time. I looked at the CPU and Ram usage and CPU is at 7% and RAM at 49%. Then I noticed the speed of the CPU is at 1.2GHz with a Max speed of 2.6GHz. Every now and then it will jump to 2.3GHz for a second or two, then back down to 1.2 or 1.3GHz. Could this have anything to do with the 10 upgrade? Will not having the drivers for 10 create a performance issue? I think the laptop needs to go back to 8.1 but I need input from above my level (very low).

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5102
Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @2.6GHz
4G RAM Single Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

Ccleaner is still running through Edge. Been doing it for 20 minutes and still at 0% progress which is why I posted.

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Dear community,
I have a very strange problem concerning two Dell Studio 1558 laptops. I am sorry for the long post but there is no other way to describe what happened.
The first laptop (i5 520M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 720p screen) worked fine for about 6 years until one morning I turned it on, the keyboard and the fan were working but the screen was black, no POST, no life signs. I tested the screen with the self-test and it was working as expected.
After some research on the net, calling a local authorized Dell repair shop, and testing (swapping ram etc.) I concluded that the integrated video card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570) was burned out.
As the card is integrated and can't be replaced, I decided to buy a replacement motherboard. Instead I bought another (working) Dell Studio 1558 locally as it was actually more expensive to buy the motherboard on eBay and have it shipped from abroad. The Dell I bought was i3 350M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 1080p screen.The motherboard is supposed to be the same in both laptops, judging by the sticker tag next to the ram slots - CN-0CGY2Y.
As the board is the same I though that I can just swap the i3 for my old i5. The BIOS of both laptops was the latest version A12. I should also mention that some months ago I had upgraded the 4 GB (2x2GB) of ram on my i5 laptop to compatible 2x4 GB and it worked OK.
So me and my brother swapped the processors on the newly bought i3 lapto... Read more

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OK so i had been through the whole beta driver scenario with amd's latest windows 8 drivers and it resulted in bsod's...which led me to download and install the stable but old drivers which led to my games having fps drops ,which i think is related to the drivers because with the beta drivers i was getting good fps's , not so much with the stable one's , anyways the question is should i go back to windows 7 because many people including myself are having compatibility issues with windows 8,windows 8.1 when it comes to amd's beta drivers( or just their drivers in general), while the vast majority are having no problems with their windows 7.

A:Is windows 8 really compatible with latest AMD drivers

What device are you looking for drivers for?

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I bought my B590 2 years ago. It is not on the list of laptops compatible with the latest Win 10 updates. Updates fail to installl and I get messages saying the latest security updtes can't be installed until the Win 10 updates are completed. This means my 2 year old laptop is now useless. Any suggestions?

A:B590 not compatible with Win 10 latest updates

The Lenovo's Support website is down, so I cannot see if your system is compatible with the fall update, but it sounds like some previous updates failed to install, so you should check the Windows Update History to see what the current status of Windows Updates is on your system. How to Check Windows Update History Press Windows Key + i  to open Settings (or right-click on Start and select Settings)Select "Updates and Security"select "View Installed Updates History"Note any updates that failed to complete, and then report back their KB<number>  Cheers, 

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Hello, I've installed UFT 12.02 on my laptop (Win 8.1) which has java version 8 update 65. After installing UFT, I tried to execute few scripts. After sometime noticed that Java console is erased. Later tried to download latest version of Java but couldn't. is UFT 12.02 compatible with higher versions of Java (8 and above) Thanks,SB

A:Is latest version of Java (8 update 65) compatible with UFT ...

Partial SOLUTION. I kept having problems with the setup or Java re-install aborting (something like a 1608 error...) The ultimate workaround, was to DELETE the JRE folder under HP/HPE's  UFT directory (since UFT was using it's own JRE that somehow conflicted with other JAVA installs) -- -AND- I removed all the ENVIRONMENT variables that dealt with "JAVA".   After that the JAVA setup would work without failure. Getting UFT install back so that it doesn't clobber the JAVA8 is the next step...

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The current version of iTunes ( does not run (nothing happens when its executed, and it does not appear in Task Manager) with Intel HD Graphics 530 driver version (A09) installed. This is the version of the Intel driver currently on Dell’s Windows 10 driver download page for the XPS 15 9550, starting April 4, 2017.
When I install the previous version of the Intel driver, (A08), iTunes runs fine.
However, after just a few minutes the screen goes blank for a moment and the Intel driver is instantly updated to version (A09) again (perhaps by Windows Update?) breaking iTunes again. I went through this cycle twice before giving up.
It seems to me there is a bug in the latest Intel HD Graphics 530 driver that needs to be fixed ASAP.

A:iTunes on XPS 15 9550 not compatible with latest Intel HD Graphics 530 driver

There are other complaints about the new video driver as well such as causing BSOD reboots for a lot of people (me included.
To resolve the issue and keep Windows update from updating the driver:
Note: It's possible that you can skip some of the below steps and go right to the "Roll Back Driver" step but I have not tried that. I know that these steps work :-)
Go into Device Manager and locate the display driver.
Right-click it and chose to uninstall it. Make sure to check the box to uninstall the software as well.
Before you reboot, disable networking so that Windows Update cannot update the driver for now.
Install the previous driver (the A08 version from Dell).
Re-enable networking.
Note that Windows will still update the driver, but when it does, go back into device manager, right-click the display driver, chose properties, go to the driver tab, pick Roll Back Driver. Windows should no longer attempt to update the driver.

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Latest Intel Gfx driver (Driver Version: posted for the H50-50 at support.lenovo.com will not install.     Displays Error:  "The Driver being installed is not validated for this computer.   Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer".  The driver in question is listed on the website for the H50-50, and is also recommended for it by System Update. System InfoLenovo H50-50   MT: 90B7000HUSOS Windows 10 64-bit  1607   (OS Build 14393.693) Filename: u2vdo76us14.exe dated 12/26/2016Hashes below taken from the downloaded installer appear to match those listed on Lenovo website.CRC32: 6DA4220BMD5: 00D178F7E1676DAECDB5AAD19005D3A4SHA-1: 4784BD9F47780200437217EF6A516C2FD009B1B5 Not really a big deal since the previously posted v. dated 06/13/2016 is installed and working fine for me, but though I should report the error since an updated driver might be needed by others to correct their issues. Cheers,

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hi at all, i have alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 and i want to know if i can upgrade ram from 16 gig to 32 Gig on this model also i have nvidia gtx 1060 is it possible to upgrade too


A:alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 ram upgrade and nvidia upgrade

Yes, the RAM can be upgraded to 2X16 = 32 G.
The internal GPU cannot be upgraded - you'd need to buy an external Alienware graphics amplifier and use an external GPU to upgrade.

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Greetings,ok, pc just upgraded to 1511 10586 and during the upgrade when it asks what do you want to save etc. it made a choice for me I couldn't save my settings from the original win 10 upgrade (the files were saved but not the settings) so everything that was on this pc is somewhere in cyber space. Thing is I need those settings lol. If anyone is having this issue or if you know how to retrieve the settings I would greatly appreciate it. Thx

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Morning, on Windows 2012 VM, IMC has been upgrade from P04 to P06  with no issues.While starting IMC services, looking into IMC Agent I see Jserver, error occured in process startup, see the log.Can't connect to management page.Where I can find log for Jserver? Best regards,

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server and I think I really need this since its more than half an year ahead of the previous.

However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.
So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above? I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 16 gb.Is this good for this operation?

A:Cant upgrade to the latest BIOS

efiflash is a DOS utility. You'd want to prepare a bootable DOS USB drive and run it from that.

I'm not familiar with Qflash, but if it's equivalent to Asus' EZ Flash, that would be the simpler way to do it. I wonder whether you'd need to add the right file extension to the actual BIOS file. (For most Asus boards, the extension is .rom, but for some it's .cap.)

I'd suggest that that you read the manual, but I don't see anything about BIOS updates in the downloadable version. Shame.

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I have Win7 Build 7022. Is it possible/safe to upgrade to 70xx (Where xx > 22), or do I have to do a fresh install (Format driver...)?

Also, is 7048 downloadable from anywhere?

A:Have 7022, can I upgrade to latest?

Found 7048 - Just need to know if I can Upgrade, or if I need to do a full brand new install.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3532 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 911 GB (412 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B05
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I got my computer a few years ago with windows 8. Then upgraded to 8.1, then windows 10. I've had a few problems but nothing serious. My recent UPGRADE for Windows 10 has created a problem because my You Tube videos have become totally HUGE and unwatchable. I use You Tube videos for my "how to" tutorials. Even the video here for the New Member information was unwatchable, and I could only listen to it.

Can someone please help me get my videos back to normal size? I just don't know what to do.

Thank you so much for reading


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First off, let me start by saying that I have a budget of $500, and I run on Windows 98. I have a lot of questions, so please bear with me. You donít have to answer them all.

Now, itís definite that Iím getting a hardware upgrade now for Christmas. Before I get into details, Iíd like to say that any general information on installing the pieces to be mentioned would be much appreciated. Also, Iím talking about regular stores such as Staples and such for purchase. Iíve never gotten anything online. That means one general question for all subjects is Ďwhatís the best one that can be brought for a low priceí?

First and foremost, thereís a hard drive in the mix. I want to get a new hard drive, and any new one I get is bound to have at least 4 times more storage data than I have now. I want to get at least 80 gigabytes (GB) to be split between 3 disk drives.
1a.) Would it be better to add a hard drive opposed to replacing the one I have now? I want more data for the stuff I have now, and I donít want anything on my computer changed.
1b.) If I do want to replace the hard drive I have now anyway it goes, how hard will it be to install? Are there any sites you can recommend for helping me do this?
Is there a way I can bring my old programs and files onto the new drive? If thereís a program to do that, will that program cost me?
1c) I run on the Ďoriginalí Windows 98, not Second Edition. Are there much hard drives around for Win 98 first edition?
1d.) Should I limit mys... Read more

A:My latest thread on my computer upgrade...

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I've lost many hours of my time while my computer tries to upgrade to latest version 1709 (or something like that). It always fails at 82% then just sits with blank screen until I restart. After restart it displays "machine exception" then says "installation failed, attempting to restore original version of windows". Since the 14th failure, I've been trying to stop this happening without success. I've looked at MS blogs and such, tried "hiding" this upgrade a few times, then in blogs it says to uninstall stuff and disable security measures, etc, also mentions my computer may not support this upgrade. I'm no computer whizz and don't particularly wish to become one at my age - I only use windows as an interface for internet, mail and file storage, so am becoming increasingly frustrated with this POS from MS.
If my machine is not compatible, the upload program should recognise that instead of continually taking many hours of my access time. Short of completely stopping auto updates there doesn't seem to be any easy way to stop this happening. Where do I go from here??

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My current version is 1.40. The latest version 1.60 only has OSs Win Vista to Win 8.1-upgrade listed.

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Hi there
Anybody who has Winamp PRO and wants the final version (5.666) you only have until Dec 20 to download.

The Freebie has already gone and so has the store (you can't buy a copy if you don't already have it).


A:Winamp - last few days to get the latest PRO upgrade

what you talking about willis..

the freebie is still available when I click it.

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 Hi, i use 3CRWER200-75 router (JE467A). Status:General Information3C number 3CRWER200-75Software version 1.3wwBoot loader version Redboot V0.00.01Wireless version DFS2Hardware version 3COM_AP51_v01 I have a problem with changing wireless settings.On status menu they are showed as changed, but really all devices can connect to lan with deffault name "3Com" without any security.And even if i turn off the wireless, it will work. I had firmware version - v1.3s, but I had problem with low internet speed,it worked at 20-30Mbit/s max, with ISP port up to 1Gbit/sAfter this i tryed to upgrade to v1.3.06WW, v1.3.14SH, v1.3.14WW,and now i try to use v1.3WW. Problem with low speed are remain and i can`t change wifi settings, and all can connect to my wifi and use my network. How i can solve the problem, and where i can find last firmware, or find old v1.3s ? 

A:How to upgrade the 3CRWER200-75 to latest firmware, and solv...

Hi Try https://h10145.www1.hp.com/Downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JE467A&lang=en&cc=us&prodSe...

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My Dell Inspiron 15R laptop is 6 years old.  It came with Windows 7 installed.  Service tag 4DHR1N1.

It was auto-upgraded to WIndows 10 when this first came out. 
Since then all the Windows 10 upgrades have worked upgrades have worked OK - until yesterday.

Before this, there had been an unsuccessful attempt to load
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 for x64 (KB3186568)

The first time it tried to upgrade, when I powered up, it went straight to "Restoring your previous version of Windows"
- even though Update History reported the successful installation of
2017-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4025339)

It then asked me to schedule an update installation time.

Following this, when I attempted to start the laptop, I got the Windows logo and spinning dots for a few seconds - then my laptop shut down.  I noticed that the fan was putting out warmer air than usual.

This happened the following 4 times I attempted to reboot the laptop.  Screen live for a few seconds, then shut-down.

On the 6th attempt, I finally got the message "Restoring your previous version of Windows".  And my laptop is now working again.

Is there ANY way I can either stop the automatic update from crashing my computer, or revert to Windows 7?
I have Windows 10 Home, not Windows 10 professional.
Dell told me some time ago that they had not tested this particular laptop for... Read more

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1) How do I find out what version of Foxfire I have. When I am in Foxfire and click help the little box that comes up says version 0.9.3 -- but before that it says Windows 5.0....version 1.7

2) how do I make sure I have the latest version of Foxfire ( 1.73)

3) Do I have to download something to make sure I get the latest version so I can
not be vulnerable to security problems listed in the message at the top of this forum--If so how do I do so

Will downloarding Foxfire again from Mozilla work, will I have to remove my current Foxfire first?

Can I set up Mozilla to automatically upgrade

A:How to I upgrade to latest version of Foxfire for security

Download the latest version from here --> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Make sure you uninstall the old version first before installing the new version.

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2 days ago my husband was using the computer when a Windows upgrade popped up. He installed it. At the end of installation, a message said that Internet Explorer was not currently installed as default browser, and did we want to install it? We think he clicked No. (sorry to be vague about this). When we next tried to get onto the Web, we had a completely new home page, almost entirely blank. It does not respond to any commands; sometimes it actually freezes, but usually it is just so slow that essentially nothing happens, and it stops us using any other programmes. I noticed in task manager that it seems to be using a huge amount of memory. We can get into a workable version by going into Applications:System tools: Internet Explorer without add-ons, but we can't use any music programmes or run video/music clips. The three upgrades/patches we installed were Update for Windows XP KB904942, Hotfix for Windows XP KB914440 and Security update for Windows XP KB920213. Can anyone tell us what has happened, and what to do about it? Thanks very much, Angela

A:Problems with Internet explorer following latest WX upgrade

Hi Angela

Does the new IE icon have a golden orbit around a blue letter e? If so, it sounds like one of the updates may have been IE7. Something on your system might conflict with it, or perhaps something went wrong during the installation. You can try uninstalling the last three hotfixes, then reverting to IE6 SP1 - and see if things are better. If still problematic, try a System Restore using a restore point from just before you installed IE7.

Also run thorough scans for malware infections - these can slow your Internet dramatically. Depending on what the screen looked like, it could have been a malware "scam" or "Phishing" exploit that generated the official-looking window. If you find you have a serious infection, try the 5-Step Security Checklist --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html

Also, if you revert to IE6, visit Windows Update again - manually - and make sure the patches are up-to-date.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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I didn't uninstall Firefox 2.0 and just downloaded and installed Firefox 3.0 but there seems to be no difference in performance or looks. I still can't access Yahoo because it still says I need to upgrade to Firefox 3.0 and Flash applications aren't working on Firefox but they do on IE.

Am I suppose to uninstall Firefox 2.0 first? But wouldn't that make me lose all of my bookmarks?

I am trying to sync my bookmarks using Foxmarks but it's taking over a hour in trying to sync but no success. =/

A:Do you have uninstall Firefox to upgrade to latest version?

hi,,, all versions should install over the top,,,, the best bet is to totally uninstall f/f and download the latest version and redownload all your add ons,, etc,,
good luck and happy chtistmas.

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Okay here's the deal;
I have seven of these to set up for users here at work, and we have several applications that need to be preconfigured and standardized for users. Thus the boot into Audit Mode for setup and Sysprepping with "CopyProfile=True" in my xml file.

First two bombed and Microsoft Support has been no help. Their suggestion is that I return it to the point of purchase as defective. I'll skip the obvious rant and move on.

First symptom that reared its ugly head was that accounts that log in after the latest version update are flawed in that the Start Menu doesn't work and there's no context menu on icons in the taskbar. I haven't dug any deeper for symptoms.

Second symptom, which came up after a fresh image downloaded from Microsoft was freezing during SysPrep, but on this attempt I installed all the updates before I sysprepped instead of after.

The second Surface exhibited the same symptoms as the first. It was SysPrepped, then updated.

I know the short answer is either "don't upgrade" or "don't sysprep" but neither of those are viable options. I can (I think) block the upgrade from happening, but that's not really what I want to do. Not SysPrepping means I'm going to be holding a LOT of hands helping users configure their profiles and hunting down applications, not something I have time for.

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated. Also, if I've missed something, just ask. I'll flag this thread for notificat... Read more

A:Surface Pro 4 problems after sysprep and latest upgrade

For anyone following the thread; I can disable the version update by checking the "Defer Upgrades" box in Windows Update - Advanced.
Not really a solution, but a workaround that will have to do for now.

If anything further develops, I'll pass it along.

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Hi, everyone. I just installed the latest version of Firefox (3.something), and something strange happened: there's now a big, maybe 1/2 inch empty bar near the top of my windows, stuck in below the strip of bookmark things (those quick links you can drag onto a toolbar) and right above StumbleUpon, the one add-on I have. I attached a screenshot of the problem -- take a look. So far I've tried starting it up in safe mode and resetting my toolbars/extensions, but no luck. Any suggestions?

A:Weird blank strip with latest Firefox upgrade

Some of the themes that supposedly are OK with the new version are not working completely as they were I've found - maybe over the next couple of weeks new updates of the themes, extensions etc. will start coming thru and working properly

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Just upgraded today and was getting a lot of BSOD at first. Once i got all updates installed they settled down abit but are still occurring just not as frequently. Most of the time its a different error that comes up. the latest one 0x00000133 didn't have anything come up under bug string check in BlueScreenView. Any help would be much appreciated. They happen randomly so as soon as i boot up some after 10-30 minutes. It will also freeze without giving a BSOD and having to be manually restarted.

*sorry for the typo in the title

A:New upgrade to windows 10 multiple BSOD latest 0x00000133

Remove all software from IObit & Slimdrivers and use a restore point prior the use of them.
If you've used IObit & slimdrivers software before you upgraded, I recommend to do a clean install and only get the drivers from legimate sources.
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.

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Hello, I've updated BIOS via System Update tab in Lenovo Vantage on my P50. BIOS updated without any problems (after 1-2 minutes laptop rebooted itself, as always when BIOS update), however there was no Embedded Controller upgrade after initial BIOS upgrade (usually there is one, i have no idea if it may be cause, just mentioning it). Boot manager can't see now any disks or boot from USB drive (however - it is shown in boot manager list). All 3 disks including 2xM2 in RAID are visible from BIOS, they are just not listed by boot manager. Is there anything i can do myself?

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hey guys,
Hope there is someone who is able to help me.

i have a k7vat Lucky Star mobo.
BIOS is award modular v6.00PGN

i need to update it because it sees only 136 GB out of 320 GB of my new hard disk!!

i have xp pro sp2 and it sees the full 320 GBs (in disk management), but when i boot my pc in the bios screen it shows: 136 GB
"you could say where is the problem?? your xp sees it all..."
yes but when i try to create a new partition (whatever type), i cant access it.
so 90% it's bios limitation.

please help me.
i cant find the site of lucky star...

A:Latest upgrade for k7vat Lucky Star mobo?? help...

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I currently have a GeForce GTX 650 and am upgrading to a PNY GeForce GTX 960
I have a 990FXA UD3 Motherboard
and a AMD Fx 8350 Processor

I just have a view questions,
- Will the motherboard fit the card?
- Does the 960 take the same power as a 650?
- Is the 960 compatible with my pc

A:Computer Upgrade compatible?

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Hey guys, this forum was a crucial part in building my rig a year and a half ago, and I'm going to call on this community once again because its almost time to upgrade my system.
I'm looking to upgrade to 4GB RAM, possibly a hard drive, and in the future I'll need a new processor and video card.

RAM: I have 2 1GB modules right now, and I was wondering whether I should buy 2 more 1GB modules, so all 4 slots on my mother board are filled, or whether I should get 2 2GB modules of a "better" RAM,as in better RAM. DDR2 800 is preferable, but I'm not sure if there has been "better" RAM that has come out that my mother board supports

HD: I'm looking to get a 10,000rpm raptor in the near future. Any recommendations on a nice little hard drive that totes the speed for a fair price?

CPU: With DX10 games coming out in the near future, I'm going to be looking at getting a better CPU before I head off to college. I'm currently running my 2.4 dual core cpu, and I know my 775 motherboard can take on a quad core. I know way off in the future I'll need a new motherboard, but before I head off, I want to get the best possible processor my motherboard can handle for a decent price. Any suggestions on a good quad core (can my mobo use extreme quads?)

Video Card: My system so far has been a breeze to use and build, even though its been running vista as its OS. ALL of my problems so far have come from my video card. Several times it ... Read more

A:Need compatible upgrade suggestions.

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I want to upgrade my CPU. It is currently an AMD Athlon Neo Processor MV-40. It is only 1.6 Ghz. My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment PC. My motherboard specs are below.

Model: Flextronics 3055
FSB: AMD Hammer, 200 Mhz

The question I have is: What other CPUs are compatible with my motherboard.

I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there. Thank you all in advance for any help.

A:Motherboard compatible with CPU. Upgrade.

Faites, welcome to the forums.

I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there.

Probably because it is an OEM board made by them for that (and maybe more) particular notebook. They wouldn't provide any support for it even if you did find it on their site as that would all fall on the notebook manufacturer.

As far as upgrading the CPU, unless it is supported in the bios the best you can do is the Turion Neo x2 listed here,

AMD Processors for Notebooks: AMD Turion

other than that, nothing. Even if it is supported (and that is entirely up to HP), ther eis the small matter of finding one.

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a compatible gpu upgrade for my (pci-e x16 1.1)   a card that is pretty good for gaming as i belive 2.0 and 2.1 cards are compatible but i dont know any that would fit my pc any help would be apprectiad oh nad my current gpu is the ATI READON HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 LOW PROFILE SAPHIRE

A:Compatible GPU upgrade (gaming)

@Brent171, welcome to the forum. The problem that you will have with upgrading the video card is two fold: 1) newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS and yours has a standard BIOS and 2) your power supply unit (PSU) is only 250W.  Most newer cards require a minimum of 300W to operate properly.  The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670 series. Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They will save you time and money.  The seller pays to ship the card to you, but you pay to return it if it doesn't work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Manufacturer's motherboard name: ASUS P5LP-LEHP/Compaq name: Leonite-GL8EWhat is the newest compatible  UPGRADE cpu that i can install in this machine, ser#mxk5420nnn

A:newest compatible cpu upgrade

@lionsgate131, welcome to the forum. Here are the only processors that have been approved for use in the motherboard: CPU/ProcessorSocket: 775Supports Pentium D (Smithfield) up to 3.2 GHz and Pentium4 (Prescott) up to 580 and 670 They are the only ones that are supported.  There is a chance that any others will not work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi Good day, I bought an HP Notebook 15-ba047cl and I need to upgrade the RAM, but there's a few issues.  So the laptop comes with two slots, one is being used with an 8GB SODIMM. I want to expand the RAM to 16GB and also enable dual-channel mode, but the stick of RAM in my laptop seems to not only be quite rare, but very expensive. The RAM currently installed in my laptop is:  Manufacturer HynixManufacturer Reference HMA81GS6AFR8N-UHCapacity 8GBName PC4-19200Short Form 8GB(1Rx8)Type 260PinConstruction Type SO-DIMMModel SO-DIMMOrganization 1Gx64Description DDR4 2400MHzNumber of Ranks 1Extension unbufferedError Correction non-ECCDRAM Organization 1Gx8Number of DRAM 8Construction Type of DRAM FBGA(78ball)Type Height 31.25mmVoltage 1,2V  I've read HP's documents extensively and they insist I use RAM from the same manufacturer and model number in order to enable dual-channel mode (though I know full well this isn't always needed), but this particlar brand and model is severely problematic to get a hold of. As for my question, I was wondering whether or not I should purchase an entirely new set of 2 8GB sticks, and which ones you would recommend for this laptop, or if there was some way for you guys to assist me in getting just one other stick of RAM from another manufacturer that would work and enable dual-channel mode. I can't seem to find much people, if any at all, mentioning this laptop, and when I try to use the offline hardware scanners an... Read more

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Hi ,
I want to upgrade to 8GB RAM (Now I'm using 1 GB RAM)
I want to know if my computer compatible with 8GB or not !
my friend told me that it depends on the processor ... Does it ??

Windows 7 professional
Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 1.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system
I'm sorry if the info is not enough I don't know what is the important info to tell !!

A:Want to upgrade to 8GB RAM is my computer compatible ?

The CPU itself is 64 bit capable,

Intel? Celeron? Processor 900 (1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

but seeing it is a socket 478 CPU, it all comes down to what the motherboard will support; one bit of info you left out. Also as long as you are running 32 bit Windows anything beyond 3 GB is essentially a waste as 32 bit Windows can only use up to 4 GB, and you will lose some of that due to memory addressing of all devices in and on the motherboard.

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Current Lenovo firmware for the EM7455 is, however Sierra Wireless has a newer version, listed here: https://source.sierrawireless.com/resources/airprime/minicard/74xx/airprime-em_mc74xx-approved-fw-pa... After flashing with the newer version and rebooting, the card reverts back to Has anyone else experience this? Is this something the carrier would dictate and enforce? Any help would be appreciated. Reason for upgrading is, when traveling internationally the unit has spotty connectivity and not very reliable. Hoping firmware upgrade would be a step in the right direction to resolving it.

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i'm a skateboarding filmer. which means a lot of footage and i need faster memory and a bigger hd. please help me find memory that's compatible with my Gateway 310 and is cheap. my comp can handle only 2048MB and the type of RAM is DDR PC2700. help and thanks!

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Hello Seven Forums,

I am in need of, I am assuming, a new Processor and more Memory (RAM) for my motherboard/P.C. .

The reason I ask of this is because I have very little knowledge of hardware, and am last night I purchased a new graphics card and power supply. The Power Supply supports up to 600W, I have a Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR2 Graphics Card (which recommends 400 Watts).

Will I also need to upgrade my Power Supply again?

To see what my motherboard can support, and what it already has, please redirect here.

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5) Compaq Presario CQ5210F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I have no idea what I need, what's good, and how much I may be spending, if my gaming can get a serious change with upgrading my RAM, that would be sweet.

I also am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, so I am pretty sure I can support more than just 4GB.

Thank you for all of the future help you will give me,
Thank you Seven Forums for all of your help now and all of your help in the past,

A:Compatible Upgrade Hardware For My Motherboard?

If your planning on upgrading the cpu and ram you might as well make the move to Socket AM3 or Intel Socket 1155 by upgrading the motherboard also, as DDR3 ram is considerably cheaper than DDR2 ram which is what your computer is running you will see better results from upgrading to more recent computer hardware and it will cost the near the same if not less than upgrading the few pieces of an older system but i cant really tell you much more if your not knowledgeable enough to build the computer yourself.

Also the Power supply should be good enough to run all you need unless you have 4 hard drives etc

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Hey all,
I have a scenario.
Say, I have a machine with win7 64 bit installed on it.
As we all know a few software donot have 64 bit versions as yet, so say im now using a 32 bit version of a software xyz. lets call the version v1.
now say, we have newer version available for xyz which goes by the name v2.
now v2 is prepared to support 64 bit and I d obviously want to have that on my machine.
So, if I try to install v2 on my machine , what will happen???
Will v1 cease to exist and get upgraded to v2??
or will a seperate installation happen for v2 with all the corresponding files copied to a newer folder, say C:\\programfile\x64???
Will v1 and v2 coexist?

I would also like to know about the registries, whether they would be any different from the 32 bit ones!

Please answer

Thanks in advance!!

A:upgrade of software from 32 to 64 bit compatible version

1) On 32-bit Windows, programs are installed by default into a system folder called Program Files, while OS components and shared libraries are installed into the System32 folder. On 64-bit Windows, apart from the regular Program Files folder, there is a Program Files (x86) folder for 32-bit apps. Also, in addition to the System32 folder, there is a SysWOW64 folder. Somewhat ironically, 64-bit OS components and shared libraries go into the System32 folder, while 32-bit ones go into the SysWOW64 folder.

This arrangement lets 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same apps to be installed side-by-side on the 64-bit OS without overwriting one another’s files or accessing the wrong versions of the same library.

Registry keys specific to 32-bit apps are stored in a branch under the following key


2) Now, how exactly your particular app behaves would vary from app to app, depending on how each app is designed. E.g. 64 bit win7 has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of IE8. By default, the 32 bit IE8 runs when you launch IE from locations like the taskbar or a hyperlink.

OTOH, AFAIK, 32 bit Office cannot co-exist with 64 bit. Of course, this may be by design because MS recommends that, for now, customers use the 32-bit version of Office since many of the common Office Add-ins will not run in the 64-bit Office environment.

So, basically I can think of 3 scenarios- one where the 64 bit app would refuse to install if the 32 bi... Read more

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I would like to upgrade the WIFI card in my DV7 laptop. It currently run on a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi Adapter.I would like to find the best (fastest) possible card available with all the bells and whistles on it. (Bluetooth and whatnot)Also, is there any word of any new cards coming out in the near future?Thank you in advance.

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Is the following RAM:

compatible with this motherboard:
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: SR5710F Ram Upgrade Compatible?

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I have an HP pavilion a1020n running on
519J Intel 4 processor,
512MB pc2-3200 ddr2 sdram
200gb ata HD

It's a very basic, bough out the store computer with nothing added to it. I purchased a Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB (no fan) card for it, worked fine for about 2 months, then the pc kept freezing at the xp loading screen. Once I removed the card, computer worked just fine. Could it be overeating? If so, what can I do to fix it?

A:Most compatible video card upgrade?

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Vostro 360 upgraded to Windows 10 (via ISO).
Built-in panel video is corrupted (vertical stripe down center that suggests panel failure).External monitor works fine.However, built-in panel works during boot for both BIOS and Windows 10 logo screen, and also works in Safe Mode. Additionally, the panel works fine after it comes out of sleep mode.Any time the video mode changes (e.g. by a resolution change, plugging in an external monitor, or starting the computer) the built-in panel will be garbled. Causing the system to sleep and unsleep (even immediately after startup) will correct the built-in panel video corruption.Driver installed by Windows 10 is: Intel(R) HD GraphicsDriver Date: 5/27/2015Driver Version: update a Vostro 360 Windows 7 system with the latest Intel HD Graphics driver, I will get the same behaviour, so it's almost certainly a driver issue.What confuses me is that no-one has mentioned a similar problem, and many have mentioned successful upgrades to Windows 10. Am I just unlucky with my systems, or is there some software variable that could mask (or create) the problem?On Windows 7, I can revert to an older driver to make the problem go away. This is difficult on Windows 10, as it continually upgrades to the latest driver.Closest similar issue is an unresolved red/green/blue colour cycling problem.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/dell-vostro-360-and-optional-intel-graphics-driver/2fbf78e7-2c1b-4986-b711-add8... Read more

A:Vostro 360 upgrade to Windows 10 video corruption with latest Intel driver

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

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