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Upgrade to Window 7 Professional

Q: Upgrade to Window 7 Professional

Where or how do I purchase a Window Professional product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium?

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade to Window 7 Professional

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.)

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I have installed window 8 on my desktop. Before July 29, 2016, I have upgraded it to window 10. now I had some issue in my system. I have formatted the system but now I am fail to upgrade again for window 10. May I upgrade it again? If yes, what is the
link and processor to upgrade the same?

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We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

A:Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 is not supported by Toshiba nor by Microsoft.
The only possible way to upgrade (go from 1 installation with some data to Win7 and keeping your settings and data) is from WinVista SP1 or later.

So regardless of how You look at it, You need to get XP out and either begin with WinVista factory installation + any 1 million updates that were released after this, OR
you can boot up from the Win7 media directly and install clean.
The second method saves a lot of time BUT have some negative side effects - namely not all drivers and utilities will be available in the final system if installed clean.
Some packages from WinVista works well in Win7 and are for that reason expected to be in the system during the update.
Hence, if You do a clean install, they will be missing.

However, they might not cause any trouble for You if they are not there, but that is not known until You're there and can see what You are missing.
Basic functionality should be expected though (WLAN, LAN, Sound, video....so on)

So, think about what You want to do and get busy with either recovering your unit with the WinVista set, updating, and then running the Toshiba Upgrade DVD, Win 7 upgrade and finally the Toshiba upgrade DVD again, OR just install Win7 clean + adding as much as possible / needed from the Toshiba Upgrade DVD.

Good luck!

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I bought a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk at retail and want to use it to upgrade a new computer that has Win 7 Home Professional installed. The installation stopped and I was directed to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to do the job. Microsoft expects me to purchase a key in order to perform the upgrade. Can I ignore this and use the disk I have? If so, what's the procedure?

A:Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

Welcome!

You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

You will not be able to do an in-place upgrade from the disc, to the best of my knowledge.

If you would prefer to do a clean install, try this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I bought a PC and it had window XP Professional and no key to activate. So i bought a new window XP Home edition and it won't let me install it. How do i erase the whole thing off? Is Thar a way i can do this? Thanks
 

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is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing
 

A:window xp professional

Windows XP 32-bit will recognize and use a maximum of about 3.25 GB of RAM.

Windows XP 64-bit will recognize and use more than 4 GB of RAM.

Unless you plan to install it in a computer that has and needs more than 4 GB of RAM, use the 32-bit version.

You may also run into a problem with installing and using certain programs with the 64-bit version.

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is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing

A:window xp professional

  
Quote: Originally Posted by yvesj


is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing


This is a Windows 7 Forum.

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i wwant to know how to format window xp professional .. i've do many research on this but i just cant get it..just want to know the steps and i have question to ask..is the resource cd and window xp installation cd same?? or do i have to get window xp installation cd?i have "resource cd only..
kindly tell me all the steps.. how to set up the setup to boot the window. how to make it boot from the resource cd..
thnks in advance...
im beginner thats why i want to learn more and might ask other questions aswell... ]
 

A:how to format window xp professional

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I am at work and my question is for the computer at home. I have reformat my harddrive and try to install win. xp professional on the computer. Turn on the computer and i am in dos mode. I put in the win. xp professional disk in the cd rom to install. The computer then goes installing, it starts by going to the xp setup screen, ask a few questions like Fats 32 and copywrite agreements and such. It would not go into the actual installation of the xp installation program where it would ask for a disk code. After the xp setup program, it then ask to restart my computer, which i did. After the restart it would ask to "press a key for cd-rom boot" and i did, then it would go into the xp setup screen again and the whole xp setup process would starts over again and then it would ask to be reboot again. Now during the beginning of restarting the computer, if i didn't press a key at that point of time when it was asking "press any key to boot from cd-rom", then it would give me this promt "NTLDR is missing press any key to restart". I then would press a key but it would not restart but the same prompt "NTLDR is missing press any key to restart" would appear again. I cannot do anyting at this point and have to mannually turn off the computer. I don't know what to do now?

Please help
thanks
 

A:need help in installing window xp professional

NTLDR is missing press any key to restart, your getting this error because there is a cd in the drive and it's looking for NTLDR file, which appears not to be on it. (strange)

go to www.bootdisk.com and download the six floppies for xp. Put the first one in your puter, and restart, run through all six, and then continue the set up process with the cd.

you said you reformatted the hard drive? I believe you have to set the partition first, then format. XP should do this for you, try the boot disks, and let us know if it works.
 

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Hi everybody,
I have an issue with window 7 64 bit professional, the laptop shutdown itself down after 5 -10 minute if no one login the system, but when i login and log back out, nothing happen after. It happen after some window update at around Feb, did scan the computer
with sfc /scannow and no error occur.
Does anyone know how to fix it?


 

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When doing the software clean install on my NetBook my computer turned off. Now I can't use my computer, every time I start it it house through windows reboot over and over its like its running around a track over and over with different paths but it always ends up at the starting line. It will not go to the home page. Please someone help. I've tab diagnostics and tried everything the NetBook will allow me to do thanks Ryan_1

A:window starter to professional crash

and welcome to the Forum

Can you boot from the installation disc?

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I have Windows XP and I have Office Professional 2003. I downloaded the Trial 2007 Office Pro from Microsoft's website, but after trying decided I really didn't like it so I uninstalled it. Even before I unistalled when ever I opened a 2003 application the Windows installer would pop up. Now that I have uninstalled 2007, my 2003 won't open, it is like it isn't there (although I went to the control panel and it was there). The Windows Installer pops up no matter what I try to do, even logging on to the internet.

I went into the control panel where you can add and remove programs and 2003 is still there. I tried restoring back to a previous date, but that wouldn't work.

Can anyone tell me how to get the Installer to stop popping up, and how can I get the system to recognize my 2003 Office Software?

A:Window Installer/Office Professional

Hi,

Do you still have the install disks for 2003?

If so remove 2003 & anything to do with it and 2007 and reinstall from the disk.

E-Mu

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I just upgraded from w/98 1st edition to w/2000 professional. When the computer reboots and gets to the logon I enter the password and it says saving system settings, then goes back to the logon screen. I enter the password again and same thing, it just continues looping through this. I'm sure I'm using the right password cause when I enter the wrong one it says check username and password. When I enter the right password it just starts the loop again. I could really use some help on this please. Thanks
 

A:window 2000 professional problem

http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread27287-1.html
 

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I was wondering if any one can help me out here. i was on my computer last night and it just shut down on me while i was on the internet. Lately my computer has been taking forever to load up and takes forever to shut down. well when i went to start it back up i got an error message stating " windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. <windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file". Now what am i supposed to do. i have an acer aspire 5100 and the operating system i have an my computer is windows XP professional. Can anyone please help me out, i just got that hard drive 4 months ago.
 

A:Solved: window xp professional will not start

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Since 1997 i have been writing and using the Euphoria Programing Language with first Windows XL and later Windows 7 Premium desktops.

i now have moved to situation where I have no room for a desktop.

So bought a Windows 7 Professional laptop.

A lot of my Euphoria programs don't work. Especially those using the system() and Xcopy commands.

I no longer have access to my desktop.

How can I convert my Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Premium?

Don Cole

A:Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Some searching lead me to Can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium? - Microsoft Community.

Try at your won risk!






Quote:
Hello Everyone

I was in a similar situation. I had "Windows 7 Home Prem OA HP" on a HP desktop I bought new and then upgraded the system to Ultimate with an Upgrade key. But now that I bought a refurb desktop with no OS (with a COA for "Windows Vista Business OEMAc") I needed to use that Ultimate license on the "new" refurb desktop. So my "downgrade ultimate to home premium" search brought me here, amongst other places.

I used a registry solution explained here and in several other places, but I made the changes manually and without the use of a popular tool from a website called deviantart. I figured I was better off hacking the puter manually myself. I did however used it this way (notice upper & lower case matching the "Ultimate" entry format):

HKLM\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
EditionID "Ultimate" changed to "HomePremium"
ProductName "Windows 7 Ultimate" changed to "Windows 7 HomePremium"

For reference, I also used the following posting on tomshardware (Downgrading Win7 Pro to Home Premium - Downgrade - Windows 7), specially the response by aquasystems. I would've added this reply there but the thread was closed.

Then, I needed to do an "in-place repair upgrade." I tried using the wi... Read more

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How to fix the window startup

A:dell optiplex 330'window xp professional

You need to provide complete details about the problem you are having.

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I have done a lot of reading...tried a few things...no virus or issue that I can determine..EMISOFT and SuperAnti, system clean, basic task bar and start up review..nothing seems wrong. PC is very very clean from my point of view. It sound like it is trying to download something and sometimes I can get it to stop by rebooting. Almost think is has something to do with FIREFOX or an update of some type. I installed more RAM a few months ago and even adjusted the paging and all that...still happens. CPU goes to 100% when this happens which is most of the time..The PC however worked fine..It could be getting slower but not really..then again..I am so confused...any thoughts out there as to what I might be able to research and or do?

A:Window 7 Professional sounds like it is trying to downlaod something and slower

Hi,
 
You should use the Windows Task Manager or better Process Explorer to check what is using the CPU at 100%

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I forgot my administrator password and can only log into guest. When I log into I can't do anything because access is denied. Do I need to install the operating system again? Even booting in safe mode required a password for the administrator.
 

A:lost adminstrator password in window xp professional

Unless there is no password- you often see the password prompt box, but there is no password, so just try pressing the Enter key to log on.

It's not clear to me, whether you mean a personal user account at Admin level......or, the actual Administrator account. These are two different accounts.....

There is no other help except this from Microsoft, >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

If there actually was a typed password, and you have forgotten it, there is nothing we can help you with because that is a violation of our terms of use for this site. I have to Close your thread.
 

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My computer shut itself down and as it restarted it hung on the windows progress bar and reverted to a blue screen with the following message: Stop: 0X00000024 NTFS- File System Address BFFS78A2 base at BFEF 3000
Date stamp 3edebe95 NTFS.SYS. Nothing I have tried will reboot it. I will not do anything but the blue screen. I have virus protection and firewall. It will not even boot from the Windows 2000 CD to check for errors or even reformat.
 

A:Window 2000 Professional wont restart

Maybe this will help:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...0/server/reskit/en-us/prork/prhd_exe_ebam.asp
 

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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop that originally had Vista installed on it, then it was upgraded to Windows 8. One day it would not boot. It would display a message that Windows was preparing to repair itself and then it would quickly flash a message that the PC ran into a problem and needs to reboot. Once it reboots, it would do the same thing again.

I backed up the data from the hard drive to an external using a Linux live CD and I ran some checks on the HDD. So the HDD appears not to be the source of the problem.

At this point I thought the best choice of action would be to install a fresh/clean copy of Windows 8, However, I am still stuck in the same loop. I turn the laptop on with the Window 8 disk inserted and press any key to boot from the DVD drive when prompted. I can hear the DVD drive spin up and then the Windows logo appears and the same message about running into a problem and needing to reboot appears.

I am really stumped by this one. Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Unable to install Window 8 Professional, keeps rebooting

Update: I followed these instructions for optimizing your HDD for Windows re-installation and I get a BSOD everytime I try to boot from the CD.

Maybe a hardware problem???

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get license so I can do fresh install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get <g class="gr_ gr_34 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="34" id="34">license</g> so I can do <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm
undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="45" id="45">fresh</g> install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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Hello.  I have many pictures is my photo gallery including scans, img and others.  Each item is assigned a number for example scan0001 and img001.  Lately pictures have been showing up in my photo gallery and are assigned numbers that start with B000...for example scan0001 is assigned a number such as B0001234.  Both the scan picture and the B000  picture remain in the photo gallery.  I have an external hard drive and thought that the B000 were backup numbers.  I have looked on google and asked the question about the B000 and have had no luck.  Can someone help.  Thank you.

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I have been having problem with my computer. I can't get online playing game the window close buy itself and the memory is to low I try to defragged. But every time the computer turn on the screen say memory insufficient. And when I open an program the message pop up say the memory is come to minimum. I lost everything I don't know where I put the computer disk at. With out the disk can i upgrade my computer to Window Vista? Or can I just go buy another Window XP to fix the computer first? Can you help me fix the problem above? Which software should I used to fix my computer? I don't have any money right now to get another computer.

* Remove temporary Internet files
* Remove any downloaded program files
* Empty the Recycle Bin.
* Remove Windows temporary files.
* Remove installed programs I no longer use
* Defragged.

Thank you very much I have try everything but nothing work. Can I just upgrade my computer. Please try to help me thank you again.
 

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Hi folks,
I really want to move from windows vista to windows 7, i currently use window vista business os 32bits on my hp compaq 6730s but now i feel its outdated and want to move to probably window 7 ultimate or which version do you think is best? i need your assistance on how to download the one with genuine key. I have checked muy system with windows 7 upgrade advisor and i got these reports, find report in attachement pls.
Thank you in anticipation.
Wakss3.
 

A:Help, i will like to upgrade my window vista 32 bits to window 7 (HP laptop)

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Netgear model d6200 won?t load into window 7 professional- in device manager it shows up with an exclamation mark- needs a driver, but windows can?t find a driver. Have tried resetting, makes no difference. Have internet, so device is working but I want wifi and cant set that up on my computer?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16366 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD RADEON HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 449 GB (335 GB Free); I: 1862 GB (704 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
 

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Hi All,

I use Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I want to open folders in command prompt from windows explorer without having me to navigate in the cmd window to my folder. After researching in google, I came to know that there is an option (Open Command Window Here) in the right-click menu to open command prompt windows quickly. However, when I right-click I do not see that option. Instead I see an option called ?cmd?. When I hold shift key and right click on this option I get an error message. See attached.

I tried to google this error in internet but couldn?t get any clues as to why this happens. Some sites suggested me to delete the "Extended" registry keys in the following nodes:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd

I tried to delete the ?Extended? key from the above registry nodes and restarted my laptop but didn?t help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hello Red Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Extended" key is for having to press Shift + right click instead of just right click.

If you like, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below may be able to restore "Open Command Window Here", and no longer having to press Shift.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have upgraded my laptop OS from Window 7 to Window 10 when window 10 launched. Now message appear on bottom right corner than please active windows (Go to settings to activate windows). But my window 7 was genuine and it came with my laptop pre installed. Then how come Windows 10 become pirated.  I lost my Windows 7 produce key. sticker also not available. now how can I activate my Windows 10 . Microsoft online help center said that they are unable to active your Windows 10 without product key.
My Dell laptop model is Dell Studio 1555.

A:Window 7 genuine while upgrade to Window 10 than it becomes pirated

Microsoft should have your product key and information from when you upgraded to Windows 10.  It sounds like there is a glitch with Windows 10 and their license verification service and as such you would have to deal with Microsoft on that issue.  If Microsoft cannot or will not do anything about it, you will have to have your key in order to validate your license.  Dell will not have a copy.

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I just got my Acer Aspire One.
It has 1 G Ram and 160 GB HD.
Came wit Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I want to upgrade to XP Professional.
I purchased an upgrade CD (XP Pro SP2).
When I tried to install the upgrade, it did not recognize as an upgradable version (also said it was an earlier version on the CD - SP2 insted of SP3).
I need the networking capabilities of the XP Professional (that I do't have with the XP Home that came pre-installed)
I am unable to install the upgrade for XP professional and wondering if anybody could help

A:Upgrade to XP Professional

If Sp2 is installed then a standard Xp installation disc cannot see it. So if you have Sp3 then Sp2 cannot see it. Xp Sp2 works with either Home or Pro. So you need Xp pro installed prior to Sp2.

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Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?

JordanJP

A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

Here is the comparison of the editionsWhich one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

and

Compare Windows 7 Editions
No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

I will say that for most Home Premium is more than enough, except in special situations.

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?

A:xp professional upgrade

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?




you can uninstall service pack 2 from add and remove programs, if that helps.

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I am currently running Windows Xp Home Edition and I have a copy of XP Pro, but its not the upgrade disc, it's the full package. I was wondering if there was anything special I had to do to up upgrade. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade

Here's the MS page on this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;292607
 

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We just purchased this laptop, it came with Windows 7 Pro, with a free upgrade disk to Windows 10 Pro. However, there is no dvd drive, and we don't have an external dvd drive. Is there someway to do the update without using the dvd? It's aggravating to have to go out and buy an external dvd drive just to update one laptop.

A:Windows 10 Professional Upgrade

You should be able to upgrade with the Media Creation Tool.You can download the tool here:https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10Follow the steps in the tool for upgrading to Windows 10.Do not forget to back-up you data first!    

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I ran a program last night to help me determine whether or not I would want to upgrade to Windows XP. The results are shown below.

After running this program, I went to Wal-Mart and bought XP Professional, but haven't tried to install it yet. First, I decided to show the program results to my nephew today and he told me that I should be concerned about the possibility of an incompatibility issue with my Hard disk controllers -- that Hard disk control is usually an integrated part of the motherboard. Also, he said I should find out the brand name of my Hard drive. [By the way, I have no idea what is meant by Sony USB Device Driver (not currently present)].

Aside from this one possibility, I don't think I should have any major problems during upgrade, but if anyone sees anything else potentially troubling here, please let me know.

I'm pretty sure that I'll at least have to uninstall and then reinstall Norton Utilities. (Or perhaps I'd be better off with just an AV program.) I'm figuring that I shouldn't have any problems with my monitor, printer, and scanner, and that, if necessary, I can just update or reinstall other programs such as IrfanView and AOL Instant Messenger, as well as Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories. I'm not really sure what, if anything, I should do about Java Plug-in 1.3.1.

Once again, if anyone sees any potentially serious upgrade problems here, would you please tell me.

Thank you,
Bill

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A:XP Professional upgrade information

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I have successfully upgraded to SP2 on 2 PCs but the third has failed twice. Each time it kept rebooting. Recovering back to SP1 the first time was relatively easy; the second time was a nightmare. Neither System Restore nor Norton's GoBack Personal Edition provided usable recovery points. I'm now back using SP1 again and loathe to make another upgrade attempt without understanding why the first two failed. Should I have disabled/unloaded some of the system processes first?

Any ideas on how to make the third attempt successful?
 

A:XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

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Hi all,

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any pitfalls to be aware of?
Any suggestions for cheapest site to download iso?

Thanks
doof

A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".

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I have a new Toshiba Satellite P15-S409 that I bought a few days ago. I am trying to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. When I run the upgrade CD, it reboots and tends to freeze before the upgrade process starts!

I did a bit of searching, and found the following related articles:

1. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321645&Product=winxp
(also: http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/TSBs/ALL/-TSB000754.htm)

2. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292607

The first article says that certain Toshiba Satellite models have this issue during the upgrade, and suggested that I disable certain drivers ('TOSHIBA SD Card Controller Type A', and the 'Toshiba PCI-0804 SmartMedia Host Controller'). I disabled the first one, but could not find the second entry as specified in the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers node, or anywhere else! After rebooting, the upgrade still did not proceed.

The second article says 'Microsoft does not support upgrading Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows XP Professional without SP1'. So I tried uninstalling my XP SP1a, rebooted the machine, and tried continuing with the upgrade - and yup, you guessed it - no luck here either!
What I need to know is this:
- Can I still upgrade? How do I do this?
- Every time I now rebot my laptop, I see two options before the OS loads up, one is to load the Windows XP Professional Setup, and the other is the Windows XP Home. The lap... Read more

A:Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

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I currently have XP Home Edition. If I upgrade to Professional, will it just install the extra features, or will it cause problems with any of the files and programs I already have?
 

A:Windows XP Professional upgrade

This upgrade, unlike one from the 9x family, should be relativeley easy. And all your files and programs should be saved. There are never guarantees, so save what you can. But upgrades try to save everything.
 

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Is it possible (advisable) to upgrade from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Professional ??

If possible what are the potential problems ?? Pitfalls?
Thanks
George Hines
 

A:Upgrade for XP Home to Professional

Should be on of the better and safer upgrades you could do without problems.
 

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Hi, I want to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits to Windows 7 Professional 64bits, I want to do it with "windows anytime upgrade". My question is: can i upgrade in 64 bits system? or is it only for 32bits system? And finally, I'm gonna do it in a new computer (no software installed), I need anything in special for make an anytame upgrade?

P.s: i'm asking this because I want to be sure before buying a key.

Thank you very much!

A:Can I upgrade to Professional version?

Yes you can use anytime upgrade to upgrade 64 bits to 64 bits.

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Hey Everyone

I have recently bought Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from Amazon, but I was just wondering if anyone know how often the Product Key can be used? I don't really want it to be a one time use key, as if something goes wrong, then I will be screwed.... right?

The below is what I have ordered:
Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software

Thanks

Melloorr

A:Professional Upgrade Product Key

The product key is valid for reinstalls. There is no limit to reinstalls on the same hardware. If you change hardware that is a different issue, it may require Microsoft to reactivate.

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I just did a fresh install using my Toshiba Recovery disk. It took me back to XP Home. Last year, I had a friend who upgraded to Pro on my laptop. My backups are based on the "Ntbackup.msi" utility which was part of Pro. I am trying to restore my last backup and find that I can't without the XP Home disk (which of course was not included with my new laptop six years ago). I thought that if I had the Pro I could add the backup utility. Somehow, that does not seem to exist on the Pro disk as far as I can see. I have searched the disk and do not find that file. I would like to restore and maybe there is another work around. Any help will be appreciated.

A:How do I upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional

No need to install XP Pro.The backup utility on the Pro disk...is the same one that's available to Home users via download.WindowsXP Tips, Installing NTBackup on XP Home - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm. Scroll down to Installing the Backup Programs...Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 Louis

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I just bought a Dell XPS 8300 that came with Windows7 Home Premium. There is a chance I will need to upgrade to Professional. Is there any issues upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows? I have the reinstall disc that came with the PC.

Side note... if I were to upgrade to Professional, and then some point down the line have to reformat my drive, would I be able to use my Dell disc with Home Premium and then use my upgrade to Professional again? Or would I have to buy it again?

A:Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

If you are a lay user like I am then Windows 7 Home Premium is just about as good as Windows 7 Pro in my opinion. I just wasted money by going for Pro instead of Home Premium.

That said, there should generally be no issue upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows.

Also you can always reformat and revert back to Home Premium by using the Dell disc. But better still, please just make an image of the C drive with the Home Premium and then you can revert back to it in a jiffy. There are excellent tutorials on this Forum that teach you how to image if you are not already versed in creating and restoring them.

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I hope this is the correct forum to post

I purchased Win7 Professional for my old computer. Shortly after the install my old computer failed. I've since purchased a new computer with Win7 Home.

My question is: can I somehow upgrade the Home version to the Professional version using the Professional Install disc? The old computer was 32 bit and the new computer is 64 bit if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance, Wally

A:Upgrade from Home to Professional

If it is an upgrade DVD the rule is on one computer only, so yes. I will get you the tutorial showing how.

Do a clean install, but only on one computer at a time

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

You must format if the platform is different 32 v 64

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Hey guys im having this annoying issue with upgrading Windows 7 Professional that has not been activated and has surpassed its trail period.
When entering the upgrade CD key it tells me i must activate windows first (Professional version).
Ive tried to rearm the trial version using cmd prompt which enables the Grace Period again but it still asks me to activate windows before i upgrade.
Ive even deleted the existing trial licence "slmrg -upk" restart and it gives me a new trial licence and i end up with the same issue..
Running the Setup CD and selecting upgrade tells me to reboot and choose Anytime upgrade which takes me back to my initial problem.

Whats the point of Trialling the software if you cant switch between versions without re-installing or Activating, i swear you where able to do this in the initial BETA versions.

I would really like to resolve this issue without the need of re-installing due to the fact my dads PC has 100-150GB of small personal data files/ programs which will take a few days to install again. Not to mention the business downtime it will cause.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

the point is - usually you use a trial on a non production machine or dual boot. since you do not have a legal activated full version copy of an os installed, you will not be able to use the upgrade key.

true in the past you could do it but I guess microsoft is trying to close another piracy path.

see the following for upgrade paths...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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I saw a tutorial on upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 Professional, and it was on this site, but I can't find it. Several years ago, I bought two keys for 7 professional, and I did upgrade from Vista to 7 professional on a toshiba laptop, but when I tried to upgrade my HP compaq, I couldn't... and I learned that it was because it was xp. I was told that I could upgrade from vista but not xp. Since that time, the OS on my compaq has been changed from xp to vista, and I still have one unused product key for 7 professional. Since I had done this back in 2009, I figured that now I could do it on my compaq. I had signed up for Staples' maintenance contract, and so I took it to them to upgrade it, and they said that it couldn't be done. They said I would have to buy a windows 7 and do that first, then upgrade to professional. Well, I know that I did not do that last time. So I'm trying to find out more from the person that wrote that tutorial on doing it... I had found it by googling it, and the tutorial was from this forum, but I'm not very familiar with finding my way around forums. If it is true that I cannot do a straight upgrade at all, then I'd like to know if anyone would be interested in buying a windows 7 professional key. I paid about $100 for it.

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Professional?

Hello vampirevet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a direct clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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