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windows 7 home premium licence for refurbished PC's

Q: windows 7 home premium licence for refurbished PC's

I have a windows 7 HP DC 7700 pentium D Desktop PC with a licence for refurbished PC's.
I recently took advantage of the free upgrade to windows 10, and I have now decided that I would like to return to windows 7, but unfortunately I have gone past the 30 day period when I can reverse back to Windows 7.
The computer has an XP sticker with a traditional key, and a Windows 7 sticker with unusual keys.

My windows 7 licence sticker on my computer does not look like a key that I am familiar with, it is as follows;

Windows 7 home premium for refurbished PC?s
OEM Software
Do not tamper with or remove this label

I have a Windows 7 install disk, will any of the above keys allow me to activate my machine back to windows 7, they just don't look the same format keys that I am used to.
Kind regards
Alan Woodward

Preferred Solution: windows 7 home premium licence for refurbished PC's

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A: windows 7 home premium licence for refurbished PC's

Your key is a 25 digit code in groups of 5

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I have Win7 Home Premium 64 Bit under Volume License
My OS is installed in C partition on 2 SSD drives in Raid0 format. To save space on my SSD drives my other programs are installed on D partition on a SATA3 drive. I also have a lot of data in Partition G

A few days ago, I shut down my Win7 while the program MediaMonkey (a MP3 player) was still running. I was expected Win7 to ask me to shut this down first, but it didn't. Everything is fine, or so I thought. But next time that I tried to boot up. I got the message that my 'Bootmbr is missing'.
There are many helpful postings on how to fix this and I have fixed this in the past. I ran Recovery CD > Start Up repair, then I ran the Command Prompt - bootrec commands. The messages regarding bootmbr and bootrec all went away.
But I wasn't out of the mud just yet. I noticed that my Raido status was set to failed so I deleted and installed my Raid0 successfully.
Of course I no longer have Win7 installed but I do have everything backed up to Acronis True Image backup files. I tried to run my Acronis Recovery CD but Acronis can not see my D or G partition anymore
I tried Fdisk, Gpartd, partition table recover, partition magic. Even moved my SATA3 drive to a new port. I can create my partitions with Partition Magic, and run my Acronis Recovery CD, I haven't done this yet. I am wondering if I need to reinstall Win7 to fix up Bootmanager, bootrec etc.

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A:Corporate Volume licence of win7 Home Premium, install activating

[QUOTE=superdoug4;1858375] Maybe I am making this too complicated. I should reformat my C, D and G partitions, run Acronis Recovery CD and see if everything is back to normal.

that sounds like a plan - so long as you are confident that your backups/images are totally valid and complete.

It sounds to me as if you are confused between backups and images - and I'm not certain which you've done.

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At first sorry for my bad english.

I'm french and i already owns Seven Home Premium N (Full french DVD version with a key).
I recently bought Seven Home Premium on Amazon UK (Full non N version, the E uropeen version). This version is entirely in English.

As you can see, my english is not so good to have a full non-french system. I would like to use my own french Home Premium N to install my Premium english key.

Anyone know if it it possible to enter a Premium key with a Premium N DVD ?

Thank you for any help.

A:Using a licence Home Premium N with a DVD Home Premium (E)

Unfortunately my French is very bad, so I can barely figure out the question. But, generally speaking, win7 product keys are edition (SKU) specific. So a key that works for Home premium N will not work for the E version and vice versa.

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I was sent a disc of windows 7 home premium OEM 64 bit SP1, ordered through Amazon.

The disc had a label sent with it, the label said the original licence won't work, I need to use the refurbished licence they have sent.

Is this safe ? Did the company that sent me this disk get have to contact MS for a new licence ?

A:OEM disc sent with refurbished licence.

The disc should have come with a license key code sticker.
That is the key code to use.

What are you installing it on a OEM system or a custom build?

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

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

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

it wont go past this screen.

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

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

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

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

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



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

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

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

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I am considering purchasing an additional user licence.

Does anyone know what the selling price of just the licence is, without the software?

A:Price of Windows XP Home EU user licence?

Pretty much the same as buying the media itself and getting the key that way... your not going to find much of a discount for not getting media.

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

please advise.

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

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

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

Here's my story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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hi im using desktop pc windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive and i have windows 7 home premium on d/partition dual boot i like windows 7 how do i remove xp from my pc when screen boots up i get choice whether i want to start windows 7 or earlier version

A:windows xp sp3 home edition and windows 7 home premium dual boot

Are you using two HD's or two Partitions

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Win XP & Windows 7?

Screenshot tools.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
Screenshot with Paint
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap
fscapture free download

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

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Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium.

It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then I need to reboot.

I'm new at this and not tech savvy so hopefully I've included all relevant information. If not please be kind.

My System:

32 bit
Original O/S: Vista(came pre-installed)
Windows 7: Upgrade Version
System hardware is about 4 to 5 years old
Age Of Windows 7: I upgraded to 7 about 3 months ago

A:BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium

No DMP included...

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it do it's thing?

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


Try making a DVD out of it, and doing a clean install.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I have a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium x86 and I want to DualBoot!!! Tell me: can I do this?? If I can, tell me how!!!

A:Can I DualBoot Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Vista Home Premium??

Well to do this you would need two product keys. Since you can only use one key on one installed system, to dual boot two vista OS you would need a seperate product key for each one, if you have two keys all you need are two seperate partitions to install them on.

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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hello all,

i m using a dell inspiron m101z notebook which has windows 7 home basic prebuilt. now i got a very new win7 home premium dvd. and since yes i m not very good in all this computer stuff i have opened my own topic so that things bcom clearer to me.

i want to install home premium so how can i do it if i dont want to lose my files on the laptop. specially some dell softwares like webcam and all.

i went thru this tutorial. does this do the needful. it is ok i dont need to format my HD. but do i need to backup? also the notebook i use has only C drive n no other drive.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

A:Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

Take a look at this:

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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i want to use spyware terminator and it only supports 32 bit vista as of now and i really want to use it on my new 64 bit HP it is the best and the only really good free spyware remover. i have spybot s&d right now and i dont like it i also have spyware blaster i like it but it isnt a traditional spyware remover so it really cant help me much i have avast antivirus and pc tools antivirus i had a copy of spyware doctor plus keygen but it doesnt support 64 bit either thanks for any help

A:Is It Possible To Emulate 32 Bit Vista Home Premium Under 64 Bit Home Premium

Pirating software is against the rules here - so discussions involving key generators are not appropriate here.
This topic is closed.

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Heres my story:

Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to its out of box state. I got stuck at initializomg (either that or I was impaptient) so I turned off the laptop. Then when I truer to boot I got bootmgr is missing. I have an old vista Hp disk so I installed that for the time being. So my question is, how do I get it back to the original state? I do t have any important data or anything. Please note the laptop didn't cone with recovery disks.

A:Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?

If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".

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I was wondering --

I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada.

I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install.

After I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use the key from Windows 7 Professional to upgrade to that version?

After that, can I then install Windows 7 Home Premium on a friend's computer, using the same key I had originally used on my computer, now that I'm not using Windows 7 Home Premium any more?


A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro

It appears the Upgrade keys are much more flexible than in the past, so it is worth a try at install. The worst is that you would have to use the key that came with the version.

No one I've read knows for sure whether an upgrade deactivates the underlying O.S. key, and MS's own Technet MVP's say it doesn't in case of reinstall need. It violates the EULA, of course, which says the upgraded OS replaces it except for reinstall.

Since upgrade keys are working in clean installs, you might want to try this providing your Vista Premium is retail so that you can migrate it to your friend:

1) Make an image of your Vista Premium install so it can be easily restored.

2) Try a clean formatted install booting from desired Win7 Upgrade version, which should take the key, or require the double "upgrade over upgrade" trick so the key is taken.

3) If this works, you can migrate your retail copy of Vista to your friend's computer, if not just use your backup image to restore it for in place Upgrade.

You will need to make a backup image of the finished job to avoid having to reinstall both OS in the future.

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While updating HP Active Support Library in windows vista home premium it downloads and checks for space allocation and then gives me Error 1316.A network error while attempting to read from file c:\windows\installer\HP active support library.msi Then after the rolling back action I receive Error-1603-Fatal-error during installation consult windows installer help (msi.chm) or msdn for more information. I have tried to go to the latter but have been unsuccessful in eliminating this problem. Is there anything that can be done short of restoring my laptop back to its original out of the box settings?

A:Receiving Error-1603-Fatal error during installation of update for the home support library in windows vista home premium

Worth reading, IMO: http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/20113/Error_1316__A_network_error_occurred_while_attempting_to_rea


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Hello can you please tell me if it is possible to transfer my Windows 10 Home OEM (anniversary update) licence that i got by upgrading from Windows 8.1 Home OEM to a new PC, that is, i just want to upgrade my motherboard and cpu, ssd because of poor perfomance?
Can I use the process that they added in the new anniversary update, that if you connect your licence to a Microsoft account you will be able to transfer it?

Also once i transfer it, can i switch back to a local account and have it activated?
Hope you help

A:Transfer licence to new motherboard Win10 Home AV

The way I understand it, that is the idea of that wizard....

What I'd like to know is if it's perpetual.. i.e how many different h/w scenarios can it be tansferred to ...(like eg. FPP Retail keys have a max of up to 10 activations)

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I bought Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 with my latest desktop purchase.
What license does it come with, as it cost me the same as the full product elsewhere.

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I currently have two desktop computers at home.

This computer has windows 7 home premium x64 installed.
I have purchased a w7 pro x64 OEM CD and key, and I want to upgrade this computer to pro.

My question is what happens to my home premium key once I do the upgrade, as I would like to upgrade my second machine running XP, to windows 7 home premium, using the key that is on this computer.

I was told the old key dies with the current machine once I upgrade. I have just spent money purchasing two w7 OS, why cant I re-use it on another machine.

Can someone please advise & enlighten me :P


A:Windows 7 home premium to Pro

The home premium- did it come preinstalled or has been installed using a OEM system builder license? See, OEM licenses whether preinstalled or system builder are tied to the first motherboard they are used on, they arent transferrable.

Feel free to ask.

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Basically i may need to restore my Toshiba Satellite L40 to factory setting because of some stupid issues.

However i cant find the Microsoft Home Premium (which has Word, Excel etc) disc that i bought at the same time as my laptop.

Is there anyway i can reinstall MS Home Premium after i have restored my laptop without the disc or activation code? (does MS have this on record?)

Thank You

A:Windows Home Premium

hi this is from the manual hope it helps

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I just found it. It looks kind of like Command Prompt but I really don't know how to use it. Has anybody found a good guide for Power Shell. This Power Shell thing just might be fun to tinker with. It must of come with W7 because I didn't download it.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Start here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa...7(v=VS.85).aspx

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Hey guys i am soon to be upgradeing my pcs graphics card and psu
and was wondering would they void my windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7 Premium Kandco.com
Thats the exacty copy of windows 7 i have

Also if upgradeing wont void it what other conponents can i upgrade without voiding it?
Cheers -stormz

A:Windows 7 home premium

I think you're allowed to change 1 major component at a time during your build for a certain period of time before the reactivation prompt is triggered. (e.g. one major component every 5 months will not trigger a reactivation prompt, but 3 - 4 changes in the same week would.)

From the answers.microsoft.com website:-

Windows Product Activation checks eight different categories of hardware: Display Adapter
SCSI Adapter
IDE Adapter
Network Adapter (including the MAC Address)
RAM Amount Range (e.g. 0-512 MB)
Processor Type and Serial Number
Hard Drive Device and Volume Serial Number
Optical Drive (e.g. CD-ROM)
Here's another site that explains what's it's all about (It was written for XP but i think it's a good read)

Windows Product Activation (WPA) by Alex Nichol, MS-MVP


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I have tried several times to turn on IIS 7 on my machine but when I turn it on in turn windows features on/off it goes thru its thing and then says an error occurred and some features were not turned on. Then I restart the machine and nothing has changed. I need to get this feature turned on to run a intranet time clock. Can anyone give me anything to try? Is there a service or some other thing that needs to be running for this to work? HELP!

A:IIS 7 on Windows 7 Home Premium

You might look over some of These Links for useful info.

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I have Acer Z3771 all in one monitor with windows 7 home premium it recently crashed and I reset to factory defaultthinking I could then reboot with backup discs that I had previously burned then I found that I have a locked in password in F12 so cannot access reboot menuI tried contacting Acer but they have washed their hands of it because of expired warrantycan anyone on this board help me circumvent this password or help to recoverthanks Sean,

A:windows 7 home premium

Hi Sean, welcome to Bleeping Computer.
You used the recovery partition to reinstall the operating system?

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Anybody know where I would be able to download an ISO for Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

A:Windows 7 Home Premium ISO

Microsoft has ISO files only for Windows 7 Enterprise version for a 90-day evaluation.  www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-7-enterprise
Downloading ISOs from unknown sites is unsafe, as well as, illegal.

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Will all the programs that ran with the Windows XP 32 bit OS run with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OS?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, all 32 bit programs should work on Win 7 32 bit OS.

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Trying to obtain this for a repair on an Acer All in One machine
Tried it from an official Microsoft Site and typed in the product key and it says "You must obtain the disks from your equipment manufacturer" or words to that effect
That would cost 20-40 uk pounds
There were downloads from digital river, but I can't find that anymore
Any other places ?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium iso with SP1

Hi leachim,
No they don't do them any more. But a repair disk made from a similar machine(7 HP SP1 32bit or 64 bit dependent) now does the same job(except a repair install)
You know the   start up repair,  restore, cmd etc
hope that may help

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I just got another new computer and it has Vista Home Premium 64 bit on it, being new to Vista I have a few questions. In Programs there are 2 IE explorers, plain and 64 bit. I understand the plain is 32 bit. Can you switch back and forth between them? In program files there are to Program files Plain and x86. Is the plain 64 bit and the x86 32 bit? When Windows Home Premium 64 bit comes new installed what does it default to, 32 bit or 64 bit?

A:Windows Home Premium 64 bit

The reasoning behind the two different Internet Explorers is that Flash players aren't set up to work for 64 bit (x64) systems yet. So there is the 64 bit version, and the 32 bit (x86) version so you aren't completely stuck when you get to a website that requires flash animations. To be safe, so far I have just been using the 32 bit version.

The Program Files folders are separated between the two as well. Programs that are originally 32 bit (x86) will go in the x86 folder. If the program is a 64 bit (x64) it will go into the "Plain" one. Its not that there is a default...your computer will pull from both, depending on what type of program you are trying to run.

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I came to my laptop about five hours ago and have not been able to do anything with it since. I had it in hibernate and as I flicked the lid up it shut itself down - I assumed for updates. Nothing happened.

I turned it on, started windows normally as it hadn't shut down properly and waited for the log on screen. It hung on "Please wait" for about five minutes with the circle going round and round and round, then nothing, just the home page no user no password no log on. I turned it off and turned it on again while Google'ing for answers. Seeing as I haven't been able to log in at all a lot of the answers I haven't been able to try, so far I have tried:
to boot normally and end up with the hanging screen.
booting safe mode, it loads files, finishes with \windows\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS then restarts and I'm back to square one.
booting in safe mode with networking and command prompt - same as above.
F8, repair, system restore, tried all points with errors:
System restore failed to extract the file (C:\) from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during system restore (0x8000ffff)
System restore failed. No changes have been made.
F8, repair, memory diagnostics with no problems detected
F8, repair, boot logging
F8, repair, command prompt chkdsk c: /r /f
stage 1: 0 bad files, 0 EA records, 44 reparse records processed
stage 2: orphaned file bootex.leg <2304> into directory file 5
orphaned file WerFaultSecure.... Read more

A:Windows 7 Home Premium won't log on at all

hi there
sorry to read your troubles have you taken the battery out and press the power button for 8 secs then re-fit battery and switch on then see if it boots??

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Can i Use the Windows 7 Home premium Key to activate the windows 7 Professional or Ultimate ?

If not Possible is there any solution to install the complete version of Windows 7 Home Professional or Ultimate.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Key

Hi ranga545 and WELCOME to Seven Forums! =)
Sadly you cannot use it to activate Ultimate or Professional even if it is a Retail Key, you can however upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate or Proffessional through "Windows Anytime Upgrade"

Link: http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/help/videos/upgrade-to-another-edition-of-windows-7-by-using-windows-anytime-upgrade

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OK, came back from out of town and the computer has been running strange.  It has been very difficult to open programs and the internet switchs from being very slow to having a limited connection.  Also, when I restart the computer it will just hang on the restart screen and I have to power off manually. 
I suspected it was some type of virus or malware since the kids had been on the computer without parental supervision.  I ran MBAM and it cleaned about 1100 files.  I will post the file below.  The computer now will come on but still will not restart.  Also, it takes about 5 minutes to show that the internet is connected but even then it is very slow.  Restore from a previous point will not work in regular or safe mode. 
I feel like there are still some majors issues.
Help and Thanks.

A:Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

The internet icon now says "Identifying....No Internet Access"

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windows keeps sending me a message saying my windows maybe a pirate copy??? this is not true..and then I keep getting a window saying windows can not verify the version of windows because the verification system is not working or words to that etc etc..

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VAIO Care application has stopped working correctly.
When I get to the 'Care Screen', if I try to click on any help question, a message appears: 'VAIOShell has stopped working' However, on Task Manager it states VAIOShell running & VAIO Care not responding!!
I am aware others have had similar problems, but solutions I Have seen posted, eg Uninstall/Reinstall VAIO Care does not solve the problem.
Has anyone found another solution that may work? If so, your help would be appreciated.

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I was looking through all the downloads at Heidoc.net for Windows 7 Home Premium and there are several. I don't know if some are newer, better, or what the differences are. Can anyone help me? PLEEZ

A:Which Windows 7 Home Premium ISO

Hello dswapp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would want the Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) or (x64) SP1 U (media refresh) version at the top.

Microsoft Windows 7 Direct Download Links

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