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Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Q: Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me).
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

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Preferred Solution: Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

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A: Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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I have a new computer that I need to reformat with the proper operating software (XP Pro, an older version that has never failed me) The version on the machine right now is not running things properly and won't install certain updates (unverified perhaps?)
This new machine is foreign territory to me as it has sata drive and is 64 bit. As far as I know, this is all that sets it apart, for the most part, from the rest of my computers. It's as state of the art as I could put out for
I've never had a problem installing this XP Pro disc on any other of the computers so I don't see it as the problem at this point.
Here's the deal...Computer reboots with disc in, I press any key to boot from the disc, Windows does it's thing, I'm asked what I want to do, I press enter, it continues in a normal fashion up until the license agreement. I can't get past here. I have the choices of f8=accept, esc=do not agree, and next page. My f8 does nothing. If I press esc, I'm exiting the install right away. Scrolling down, to read the agreement, and then pressing f8, doesn't change anything either (as it sometimes does on web pages) Finally, out of frustration, I believe I've covered every key across the board
This machine won't do things the other slower, more out of date ones will. Is this another of those things? Do I see a trip to the builder of this box in my future?
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A:Can't Accept License Agreement With F8 Key

Look at your keyboard and see if there is a button for F Lock on it.On mine it is to the left of the escape key but it may be in a different place on yours if you have it. Press it once when your F8 key isn't operating.By the way, the version of Win XP Pro is different for the 64 Bit processors and the drivers for Sata drives may have to be added manually before the install:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx

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While trying to format and restore my computer, I keep hitting a wall because the F8 key is not recognized when I need to accept the license agreement. However, esc key and page down key in same window are recognized. Also, F8 is recognized if I reboot and use it to enter safe mode. Help!

A:Cannot hit F8 to accept XP license agreement

Going out on a limb here... do you have access to another keyboard? Is there a chance this one is wireless and USB? I have seen where the F keys do not configure in the keybord map when in this combo. swaping the keyboard worked for me.

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My brother recently bought a Dell laptop (Inspiron N5110). He created a password for his user account, and when he went to login during his next session, the password didn't work. The 'Create Password' field had two entry boxes, so the probability of an error in the password is quite small.

I have tried various password reset/recovery programs, but when I boot with the program, the user account is not displayed. Thus, I cannot reset or recover the password.

Booting in Safe Mode has been tried, but it also requires input of the user's password. Booting to the last safe configuration doesn't help, as there is nothing (apparent) wrong with the actual system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MK

A:Cannot login to Windows 7, created password not working

The password is case sensitive. May have inadvertantly had caps lock engaged when the password was created. It's the easiest place to start and sometimes works.

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I increased the font size on my new computer, but now can't get to the bottom of pages to execute selections, so can't change the font size back to original. I'm trying to get an AOL account; it requires I agree to the license agreement, but I can't get to the "I agree" box at the bottom!
 

A:Can't see bottom of license agreement to accept

Hi and welcome. You should be able to right click on the desktop, properties, settings, then change it from there.
 

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How do "I accept the license terms" with a keyboard stroke 'cause usually you normally have to click it with a mouse to tick it but I only have a keyboard (no mouse) and I need to install windows 7

A:How to accept license terms with Keyboard shortcut

  
Quote: Originally Posted by vidya


How do "I accept the license terms" with a keyboard stroke 'cause usually you have to click it to tick it but I only have a usb keyboard and I need to install windows 7


I also have a USB keyboard and installed Win 7 with no problem. Could you tell me what problem you are having.

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Although I have a license number for my Photoshop Elements 7, the software will not accept it as legitimate. It is even posted in my Adobe account. When I contacted support, they said it's because the software is too old. Does anyone know a work around?
 

A:Photoshop Elements 7 will not accept license number

Maybe get a New Version ... You'll love the content aware tool that was not in v7.
Around September should be the release of v15
 

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I just bought an SSD to soup up my Dell Precision M4400 laptop. The laptop came with W7x64pro, so it should work, but I have the strangest problem I've ever encountered, and I've searched high and low but cannot find anything about this particular install problem. Basically, I cannot click to accept the license terms and so I cannot get past that page.

I can get it to boot from the W7x64pro install DVD. Using the mouse I can setup language prefs, and I can click "Install now". So steps 1-4 here Clean Install Windows 7 are no problem. I get stuck in step 5.

The problem comes on the license term page, where I can move the mouse around, but it won't take any clicks. I cannot scroll the license terms, and I cannot click to check the "I accept the license terms" check-box. The first time I click the check-box, its focus goes way, but that is all that happens. I also cannot do Alt-a to accept the license terms. I'm totally stuck here!

I have tried several times with different language settings, including the default English (US), but to no avail. I get stuck on the license term.

I have installed W7x64pro from this DVD on another computer with no problem. I also have the same problem on the laptop when trying to install W7x86pro from another DVD, so the DVD is not the problem.

I also tried different mice, but with the same result. So the mouse is not the problem.

Any ideas anyone?

A:Clean install, but cannot get past accept license terms page...

It almost has to be the installer. Download the latest from the link in this tutorial and burn to DVD using the tool given, then follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals. Use the touchpad, then try a wired mouse - PS2 if port is available.

If that fails, reset your BIOS to defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI.

If that fails, try writing the latest ISO to flash stick using Download tool given.

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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.


Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ?

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
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Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAID OUT OVER $200 FOR A RECONDITIONED WINDOWS 7(l IKE i had before it crashed) . I don't want Windows 10 just leave my Windows 7 alone  somehow it started a WINDOWS 10 DOWNLOAD NO NO NO I DON'T WANT IT! TAKE IT AWAY PLEASE.
HELP[ ME I JUST WANT TO HAVE MY ALREADY FAMILIAR WINDOW 7 TO DO MY LETTER WRITING AS I CAN'T USE PEN OR PENCIL ANYMORE DUE TO ARTHRITIS FINGERS.  i AM TOO OLD TO LEARN ANOTHER PROGRAM AND MY OTHER SENIOR FRIENDS SAY IT IS DIFFICULT - DON'T NEED THAT KIND
OF STRESS IN MY LIFE.  HELP HELP ME PLEASE.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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This is probably a crazy question - but here goes.
I have a machine with Windows 7 64 bit - the hard drive has gone. However i do have a full back up with ( Drive Image XML ) I also have a hard drive with XP professional loaded. My question is will the Xp accept the Windows 7 back up ?. Unfortunately I don't have access to a Windows 7 installation cd

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP accept windows 7 (64bit) Back up

This is probably a crazy question - but here goes.
I have a machine with Windows 7 64 bit - the hard drive has gone. However i do have a full back up with ( Drive Image XML ) I also have a hard drive with XP professional loaded. My question is will the Xp accept the Windows 7 back up ?. Unfortunately I don't have access to a Windows 7 installation cd

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I would like to add Windows 7 32-bit ont my system, but unfortunately my DVD-ROM doesnot work. My Windows 7 (to my knowledge, I bought it from Newegg) is completely legal, and I was wondering if I could install the OS through a USB.
Thanks!
 

A:Windows 7 installation with a flashdrive

Hi have a read at this thread that I just helped someone with the exact issue you are having..
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1120970-help-installing-win7-usb.html
DO NOT POST REPLIES IN THE ABOVE LINKED THREAD JUST USE IT FOR REFERENCE.
 

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I have put the windows 10 on my flash drive via boot camp on my mac. I plug it in my computer and boot from a usb. I only get the windows 10 logo. Just the logo no spinning logo or anything just the logo. I currently have Lubuntu running on my computer and i don't know how to download windows 10. please help. I can't figure this out.

A:I need help booting windows 10 from a flashdrive

you should post your comp's specs.
also when you say you put win 10 on the flash drive, do you mean the installer from Microsoft?

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i heard that their is a way to install windows xp from your flashdrive is it possible? can somebody please teach me how, because i don't have a cd rom to read a cd.

A:how to install windows xp from flashdrive

INSTALLING XP FROM A FLASH DRIVENote: Although this is especially useful for netbooks, this applies to laptops, notebooks and desktops as well.
Windows XP has been the preferred operating system for Windows users for about half a decade. Although Windows 7 showed improvements from its counterpart, Vista, many windows users still prefer XP, especially on portable systems like netbooks, which many tests proved gave netbooks a solid half hour to an hour more battery life than any Windwos 7 version. However, netbooks lack a cd drive and most people do without buying an external one. Installing XP, then, involves more time, but there are benefits including faster installation time and the convenience of a thumb drive.
Installing XP from a thumb drive includes three main phases:
I. Setting up a bootable flash drive
II. Tweaking BIOS
III. Installing XP
IV. (recommended) Reverting to AHCI
If you are using an optical drive and stuck at the "Windows did not detect a hard drive" error, proceed to the second phase. Otherwise, proceed to the first.I. Preparing a Bootable Flash Drive
Materials:
-32 bit operating system/XP in some cases (this includes a Virtual Console)
-Windows XP installation disc with a software key
-1 GB or greater flash drive, or an external HDD
-One of the three programs mentioned below
-XP-compliable drivers for your hardware (usually found from the manufacturer's support page)
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does anyone have a guide to install win xp or 2k (really any version of windows) on a flashdrive to boot from. mainly because i find it does a better job at defraging when im not boothing from the drive. NOT a way to install from a flash drive, but actualy have a working version of windows like a live linux install.
I have 8gb flash drive, and windows versions from 98se to 7 rtm.
 

A:install windows on flashdrive?

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I have a debian wheezy pc and i am trying to put windows 7 back on it. I managed to find a way to get an iso and i have a valid product key. I formatted the flashdrive(8gb) in NTFS and, using UNetBootin(A legitiment software used to put iso s onto flashdrives) put the iso on the flashdrive. I tried booting off of it and it gives me a dos-looking screen with a white blinking underscore but i cannot type and nothing is happening. What do i do?

A:How do i properly put a windows 7 iso on a flashdrive?

Why don't you use the official Windows USB/DVD Download Tool? It will "burn" the ISO to the USB stick. Works for me every time!

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I just got this pc and it has windows 10 and is always running something in the background that is using all my costly wireless broadband. I had windows 7 before and never had this problem...please help.

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Hello,
I purchased a Windows 8 upgrade license back in October 2012 when it first released and Microsoft was offering licenses for $39.99.  I've used it to upgrade my Windows 7 Desktop.  I recently factory reset my desktop, which put it to a clean Windows
7.  I went back to the email I received when I bought the license, and followed the link in the email to download the Windows 8 setup tool.  When I launch the tool, it asks for my Windows 8 serial number, and accepts it.  It says it is
going online to get a few things ready, and eventually returns an error saying we can't connect right now.  I've tried this on multiple computers, both at work and home, with active, working internet connections, which tells me this particular tool no
longer works. 
I've tried to find a working Windows 8 setup tool, or Windows 8 media creation tool online, but they don't seem to exist anymore.  I can find the Windows 8.1 media creation tool no problem, except it won't accept my Windows 8 serial #.  Not sure
how to proceed.
I know I could go directly to Windows 10, but I don't want to do that yet, as I am currently working with the Oculus DK2 Kit which doesn't fully work with Windows 10 yet.
Thanks in advance for any guidance that can be provided.

-Sean
 

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After several months, Windows 10 is now attemting to upgrade automatically and against my upgrade choice onto my windows 7 (home premium 64 bit) PC.
I want to continue running Windows 7 but also keep the copy of Windows 10 I'm elegible to have.
How can I best acheive this? I do not want the update notice continually flashing up, in fact I'd like to make it disappear (once Windows 10 is stored somewhere. I do have an old internal hard drives gathering dust in the 'useful spares box' (about 400gbs) and wonder whether this might be a suitable place for it?

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either me (i will also be scavaning for threads related to this) or one of the Mods/Admins will update this threads to keep it current....

what i ask before you post is that you include:



   Note
The program name of course....
Any errors or breakage happening (errors on the program itself and or other services [ie Vmware workstation works great on 7 but breaks homegroups...]
If you used any compatibility fixes (such as running in compatibility mode, run as admin, disabling visual themes and such...)
If it is supported or not
You dont have to include it but if you can show a picture of the application running that would be nice....
note i will be posting links to the manufactures site for more info....(so if you could also post it that that would be help thanks again john)


Working OOB

AV Programsdivx 7
MediaMonkey Gold (3.0.6)
Guitar Rig 3



CAD SoftwareAutodesk 3D Studio Max 11 x64
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 11 x86 on a x86 OS
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 x64
Autodesk Inventor 2009
ArchiCAD 11 x86
Compression/DecompressionWinRar 3.80
WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1
WinAce

Creativity ApplicationsAdobe audition 1.5 and 3
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Lightroom 2.2
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection
Adobe Audition 1.5 and 3
AZ Paint & Animated Gif Editor
Corel Draw Suite X4
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4
DxO OpticsPro
Sony Vegas 8 Pro
Sony CD Architect
Vertus Fluid Mask 3 (works with ... Read more

A:Paid Software that is Windows 7 Compatible

Nice template

Paid software working OOB:

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
xplorer? Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement)
DisplayFusion: Free Multi-Monitor Desktop Wallpaper Software | Binary Fortress Software
Paragon Partition Manager – resize partitions&#44; partitioning software
Paragon Drive Backup: disk backup&#44; system restore and hard disk imaging
http://office.microsoft.com/

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Well the more I am learning about security the more I am beginning to wonder if Paid software is sometimes better than free software. I am becoming almost convinced that it is possible to make your whole system secure without paying for any other security software. The thing that might be of benefit to of paying for security software might be that it's convenient and a good thing for the lay computer user to rely on.
 
One thing I did wonder about was real time protection. But there are some free ways of doing this too.
 
One tool that I did recently come across is K9 Web Protection. Not only is this a parental control program but it also has real time protection and blocks against malicious websites. This program seems to be doing the same thing that some premium software does but all for free. The only annoying thing I find about this though is the amount of time it blocks things prompting you to either allow or go back. But it's the ideal solution, especially if you are a parent or teacher. While I'm at it (And I admit I am digressing a bit here) I'd also like to mention a few other benefits of the program and that is it also blocks anonymizers, VPN's, Proxies, etc. And there is no way of bypassing the program unless you have the admin password. If your interested you can get this here: http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
 
Anyway what are your views on Paid software vs Free software. Albeit I do use premium stuff myself that I am very happy with but I am begin... Read more

A:[Windows] Paid vs Free Software

An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version. By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads. In some cases you may be able to disable annoying pop-ups through the anti-virus settings if the vendor included an option to disable them. If the vendor does not have such an option listed, then your only alternative is to switch anti-virus software if the pop-up ads annoy you that much.If using an older operating system like XP, then read...Forced to use Windows XP past April? 10 ways to make the best of a bad situation...those XP users left out there are wondering what they can possibly do to mitigate their risks as much as possible. The best course of action without a doubt is moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, but if you can't or won't make such a bold move, then here's the best of what's left on your plate of options.#1: Ditch the Free AV - Get a Paid Solution

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Howdy! So I've been trying to reboot this PC for the past 2 days to minimal success. I've prepared a USB drive that acts as a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit installation CD, I updated the BIOS Boot Priority to USB Flashdrive first, and I even went an extra step (out of sheer frustration, tbf) and updated the 'First Priority' to USB-FDD, which, tbh, I'm not even sure is the right USB one, they gave me 4 options and I'm pretty confused and upset by this point. Basically what happens is - I press F10 and save, the PC resets, and I get the 'Press Any Button To Boot' message, but I cannot press anything. I mean, I am pressing, I'm basically mashing the living soul out of the keyboard by this point, but I get no response. I read online that it may have to do with the fact the the keyboard is connected with USB, and that I should use an older connection, PS2 or smtn, but I don't have any of these older keyboards in my house.
Help please!
Thanks a bunch.

A:Rebooting A Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit Computer via a USB Flashdrive

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/down...-tool#overview

also check that your device is listed in bios as when you plug it in, boot to bios and with the usb device plugged in to make sure you bios sees it.

did you use the microsoft download tool?

PS2 to USB Female To PS/2 Male Converter Changer Adapter to converter.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Converter-C...s=ps2+keyboard
convert your usb keyboard to ps2

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My computer has suddenly started creating all my folders on my flashdrive into shortcuts. When I create a folder and save documents to it , the folder also becomes a shortcut. I have tried to delete the shortcut based on the Windows Online Help directions, and I lost the entire file. Noting a previous post, when I checked PROPERTIES, it shows an association to the cmd application. What's happening and how can I fix it?
 

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I am trying to install Windows 7 from a flash drive, but when I select "Install now" I see text saying "setup is starting" for roughly half a second and it brings me back to the main install menu. Could this be an issue with the flash drive?
 
Thanks!

A:Trouble installing Windows 7 from bootable flashdrive

A few questions...from where did you get the ISO for installing on the flash drive?
Review the instructions here How To Install Windows 7 From USB (Flash Drive, Ext HD)  and let us know if
you have followed those instructions or how you varied from them in creating a bootable flash drive to install 7.
 
Did you check to see if your computer is compatible to Win 7?
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Howdy! So I've been trying to reboot this PC for the past 2 days to minimal success. I've prepared a USB drive that acts as a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit installation CD, I updated the BIOS Boot Priority to USB Flashdrive first, and I even went an extra step (out of sheer frustration, tbf) and updated the 'First Priority' to USB-FDD, which, tbh, I'm not even sure is the right USB one, they gave me 4 options and I'm pretty confused and upset by this point. Basically what happens is - I press F10 and save, the PC resets, and I get the 'Press Any Button To Boot' message, but I cannot press anything. I mean, I am pressing, I'm basically mashing the living soul out of the keyboard by this point, but I get no response. I read online that it may have to do with the fact the the keyboard is connected with USB, and that I should use an older connection, PS2 or smtn, but I don't have any of these older keyboards in my house.
Help please!
Thanks a bunch.

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I have so many e-mails I need to save but I don't know how to copy them or move them from Windows Live Mail to either a flashdrive and/or a disc.   Can anyone give me instructions on how to accomplish this....
Thank you...Selahlee

A:How to Copy E-mails from Windows Live to Flashdrive/CD

Hi selahlee Microsoft have a whole tutorial showing you how to import and export various items from Windows Live Mail, right here:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/mail-import-backup-restoreWhat you're looking for is under To export email messages from Windows Live Mail. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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My first day on my new Dell Latitude. I'm trying to transfer files using Windows Easy Transfer (I'm using a windows tutorial altho' I checked the bleepingcomputer tutorial and it has same instructions) from my old notebook computer with XP to the new notebook with Vista Business, using a flashdrive. I can look at the contents of the flashdrive on the new notebook without a problem. I have copied all settings/files from the old notebook and then inserted the flashdrive in the new notebook. Everything's fine until I get to the window asking me to Please insert the first disk I created. I selected for a flashdrive. The red light on the flashdrive is on. The only selection in the dropdown menu is "F:\" which is where the flashdrive is. When I click ok, the program doesn't proceed at all. I tried removing the flashdrive and exiting program but it still didn't work. Haven't tried shutting down.

Any suggestions? I'm a novice computer user and haven't learned how to use Vista yet. Thanks.

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses


Many Thanks


James

A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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Hi there

Has anybody else noticed that an increasing number of even legitimate paid for software apps are beginning to incorporate NAG stuff in it more and more.

I notice sometimes a message appears - asking if one wants to take part in a survey, or what features would you like to see in an upgrade etc - or would you like to upgrade to version xxxx etc - even when the check for updates has been disabled.

I'm definitely becoming more minded now to use Linux more and more as these hideous practices haven't effected Linux software (at least so far).

I have no objection to people making money but do it PROPERLY - my computer is essentially for WORK - it's not an "unofficial Shopping Mall".

The PAID for stuff should be free from these intrusions into a workspace. With Free stuff you can at least expect possibly some intrusion to "pay" for the software - but PAID FOR stuff !!!!!!.

Anyway rant over - but I do really find it annoying at times. I worry if Subscription services will do this --I'm sure they will be flooding our machines to "Upgrade your Service" or get "New extra features" etc.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Windows Software - even PAID for stuff gets annoying

I see that you are mad at the world this morning, didn't eat you Wheaties?

Agree, software companies are shifting more and more to this type of marketing. If I pay for software, I just want to pay for the software and not the Adverts. Even on install, some add a section do you want to be advised of any promotions, click no and you will get them anyway.

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Hi all!
 
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
 
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
 
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
 
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
 
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

A:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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Hi all!
 
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
 
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
 
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
 
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
 
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

A:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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I was told by a computer tech person that Windows Defender is just as good as the security software I?ve purchased, Trend Micro Maximum Security. Is this true? But what about support? TM helps me when I have a security problem/question.

Thanks,
JH
 

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Hello.
Yesterday I bought UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power 32GB USB

When I connect it to my PC and try to upload anything it says


But when I tried on another PC it worked.
It not work only on my PC.

I tried on all ports and it's the same.
I am sure that my ports work because I have webcam connected and it work.

I use Windows XP SP3.
I have one more USB-flashdrive that have the same problem.
Work on other PC's but don't work on mine.

Does anybody have any idea how to solve this problem ?
 

A:USB--- FlashDrive not working

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I have've got a 8 Gb Maxell flashdrive. Somehow windows XP pro recognizes it, that little green arrow appears next to the clock whenever I plug it in, a drive letter is assigned to it as well, but I cannot use it. I just cannot open it in Total Commander nor in Explorer. I get this error message saying 'insert a new disk' or something like that. In the properties I can see 'partition style: cannot use'.
I cannot format it in cmd, since I cannot reach that drive.
It seems that there is no partition on it at all.....
Oh, yes, I do not have an install CD.....
Any ideas are appreciated.
 

A:Flashdrive not working

Right click your my computer, select manage, then go to disk management (should be 2nd from the bottom on the left hand side of the window) and see if you can find the drive in the right hand side of the window - you can then format it from within this window.
 

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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hi guys,

sure somebody can answer quick

been googling and can only find info on how to get your product key if the system is running
what if the hard drive dies? and i replace the drive?
do i have to get recovery disks from the manufacturer like samsung etc?

any info appreciated
 

A:Solved: windows 8 crashed...no license key only purple windows logo

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

A:Is a new license key required when changing from a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installation to a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit? What about Win 8.1 Pro downgrade?

I was replied in the English forums: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6307f163-ad9d-415d-9a6f-60b3ad0ffe30/is-a-new-license-key-required-when-changing-from-a-windows-7-pro-64-bit-installation-to-a-windows-7?forum=w7itproinstall

Thank you anyway.

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Hi

A question about license and activation. I bought several months ago a Windows 8.1 Home Full-Retail license that I had used until I've upgraded to Windows 10 on the day-one (29-7).
Since a couple of month I've a Msdn subscription from my business company so I've five Windows 10 Pro license keys at least to upgrade the Home edition installed.

My worry is:

1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?

2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 10 Home Full-Retail license to Windows 10 PRO using MSDN Key

Originally Posted by red5goahead


1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?



Yes. Go to settings - update & security - activation tab. Change product key. If the Windows 10 Pro product key from MSDN is not accepted then enter the Windows 10 Pro generic product key to trigger the upgrade, then go back a second time and enter the MSDN product key to activate it. The Windows 10 Pro generic product key is:
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T







Originally Posted by red5goahead


2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.



You will have to do a clean install to go back to home version, though, but you will still have your previous activation stored, so it will activate.

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I recently purchased a Dell and the only way the hardware options I wanted would come is if the OS was Windows 7 Pro with an included Windows 10 Pro License.  So I received the computer and I would like to upgrade it from the start.  However, I can't seem to find instructions on how to do this.
I have looked at the How to Set Up your new Dell Computer on the Knowledgebase, but it does not mention my situation.
I have looked at the Windows 10 Upgrade Walkthrough on the Knowledgebase. But it does not mention my situation.
I have tried the WIndows 10 Downgrade System on the Knowledgebase, but again it does not mention my situation.

The computer came with a purple CD that sys to ensure that the BIOS setting is set to UEFI mode prior to installing Windows 10.  But if I adjust this setting and run the CD there is no mention about upgrading to Windows 10 in the options available.
The Windows 10 Upgrade walkthrough talks about updating the Windows 7 install with Service Pack 1, but none of the info that came with the PC shows an upgrade code which I would probably need since the Microsoft free upgrade time period has expired.
So how to I upgrade this new computer to windows 10?  Just wondering what info I am missing.  I assumed this would be simple.  I shouldn't have to reinstall all my preinstalled software and drivers on a brand new computer on day one.
Thanks,

A:Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)

You have a MSDM tab embedded in your UEFI BIOS which contains your Windows 10 Pro OEM Product Key. Windows 10 RS1 Installation Media will automatically input this Product Key during Installation and Windows will automatically activate when you are online. See here for more details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr 
Note Disable Legacy ROMs and Enable Secure Boot in your UEFI setup for optimal performance and Security:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/ 

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In the beginning of June, the U.S. Navy reportedly signed a $30.8 million contract with Microsoft to keep supporting PCs that run Windows XP at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, according to PC World. The U.S. Navy will...

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A:Microsoft paid millions by U.S. Navy to keep supporting Windows XP

Rather strange since the various branches of the military have their own groups of code writers that most certainly could keep this up on their own, so why wouldn't the military (jointly) pool their resources and stick with an operating system, constantly improving it's function & security? I'm certainly not above the various upgrades, but each new version of windows comes with it's own risks & dangers. The feeling of "safer" is more dangerous since the user may stop being so cautious, assuming those things have already been addressed. What's that old saying? The devil you know vs. the devil you want to know ........
 

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I was over visiting the Symantec site, & all of a sudden my FW/HIPS alerts me that something called Crogram Files\Windows Defender MPOAv.dll requests an outbound connection to DNS. I've got Windows Defender on board but disabled thru services as I use it as an on-demand Scanner. So I deny the request, and immediately following that I get a request for CCSvcHst (which is the Norton Engine) to access DNS (Which, according to the logs) happens all the freakin' time--all Norton update settings that I can find are set to disable, as I update manually). I've never had Windows Defender request a DNS connection since I've had it disabled (Auto Updates and BITS are disabled as well) but now that I'm using Norton on one image all of a sudden I get a Windows Defender request thru this MPOAv.dll. Is this DLL somehow tied in with Norton? and would Norton be using it so a user might unknowingly give it an outbound connection? thx.btw, I picked this up over on Google, so I guess it was Norton just trying to access DNS thru the MPOAv.dll.
There is a feature in Windows that allows applications to use a programmatic
interface called 'IOfficeAntivirus' to scan a file before opening it.

For example, your email program may initiate a scan of files sent as
attachments before launching them, to try and ensure they are safe.

Antivirus (and antispyware) scanners can register to be called via this
interface - the DLL in question is used by Windows Defender t... Read more

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I never have this problem before but yesterday when I try to copy a few files from my D drive over to a USE flashdrive, the windows explorer hangs and a error message pops up saying that the windows has stopped responding. I clicked on the "Shut down program" and the trasfers were forced to stop.

I am not sure what is causing this problem and I have all the latest windows patches applied.

Also, would the forced close down of the transfer cause any distrimental effect to both my D drive and my USB flashdrive?

A:Windows Explorer hangs wile trying to copy files to a USB flashdrive

would the forced close down of the transfer cause any distrimental effect to both my D drive and my USB flashdrive?Not likely.Try same USB stick on another computer and see, if it works fine there.

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