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Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

Q: Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

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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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Hi
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.

Thanks,

Jeremy

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.

Ardneh

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I accidentaly uninstalled something like media accelerator from Intel and it prompted me to restart. Then, it was centered and looked like Home Basic. How do I make it look normal? Please help I don't know what to do
 

A:My Vista Home Premium looked like a centered Home Basic in my Laptop

Check this on setting a theme.
http://www.myvistathemes.com/articles/how-to-change-the-theme-in-windows-vista/
Set a theme and it should reinitialize aero destop
if there aren't any problems.
 

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Hey there,

Basically I love gaming, and recently people have said to me that it would be a good idea to upgrade from Vista home basic, to Premium.

I tried checking the prices without much luck (Link directly from computer only shows US and Canada on country to buy it from list), so here are my questions.

Firstly does Premium give that much of a benefit to gaming on your computer, and secondly where can I buy the upgrade from (preferably cheap hehe)?
 

A:Worth upgrading Vista home basic to home premium?

Here is the comparison chart at the Vista site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

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This site is selling it for $80.00. I've bought software there in the past, and it's genuine.

http://www.softwareoutlet.com/Merch...de=8069&Category_Code=UTI-014&Product_Count=8

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Hi guys & gals, yup another Nubie, so be gentle with me!
Been following the forum for a few day's - you're 'awesome', really.

I would like to convert my 32bit Home Basic,SR5019UK Presario into a 64bit machine, with Windows 7 Home Premium. Is it possible, am I crazy? Yes, I'm new to computers!

Having checked through the various channels, its possible. But with a M2N68-LA motherboard, 2.5G and 'Basic' other components, I will maybe have to change a few things?

I really would appreciate your feedback and 'constructive advice. As economically as possible, sure, but I realise 'I can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear', as they say, where I live!

So come on guys give us the benefit of all your expertiseee, pleaseee.

A:32bit Home Basic into 64bit win.7 Home Premium?

Welcome
Dont guess, dont even rely on us, find out for sure
Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues

If you do upgrade, do so with the much cheaper upgrade DVD, not the full retail.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...on.html?filter[2]=General Tips
Follow the above tut and the results are the same

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Hi all
In Offices etc it's not a problem as these places usually have an email server (probably something like Microsoft Exchange) and an email client such as Outlook.

So removing an email client from the more "Officy" versions of W7 like Professional and Ultimate makes 100% sense.

I do think they should have left an email client back in with W7 for the "HOME" versions as these installations won't normally have the full office suite in them (containing OUTLOOK) and I know a lot of people HATE webmail type solutions - although obviously better than nothing.

Some people might have some problems with getting their VISTA Internet mail stuff into an appropriate W7 email client as well.

Maybe this is all a part of Microsofts idea into getting more and more users to use Microsoft Live (and eventially "The Cloud").

I like pretty well everything I've seen in W7 so far -- including the yet to be included "XP compatability feature" -- much much better than the stupid "downgrade solution" but I still think the lack of a built in email client - especially for home users is a bit of a mistake. I actually quite liked Outlook express from XP -- simple, easy to manage multiple accounts etc.

Most webmail based services are an abomination -- slowish, hardish to manage attachments, difficult to track sent mail and loaded with tons of ads.

Just my views but of course YMMV.

Cheers
jimbo

A:W7 Home Basic / Home Premium Should have Email Client

Hi Jimbo,

Don't blame Microsoft for this blame the governments who tell them you can't use the virtual monopoly that you've worked for years to build up, to provide the user with added extras to the OS they need

The whole thing with the Windows Live suite of programs is Microsoft's attempt to avoid the regulators. It also means that you can now remove IE8 and WMC12 et al, if you so wish.

Hopefully when Windows 7 is released, the bureaucrats will still be too busy doling out money to the banks to bother Microsoft to much.

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I don't have enough RAM on my computer to run vista home premium, and I don't have enough money to buy anymore RAM. Therefore, how do I downgrade from vista home premium to vista home basic? (By the way, I only have 766 MB of RAM on my computer). Please help.
 

A:How to Downgrade from Vista Home Premium to Home Basic

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Can I upgrade to premium and have all my files,settings,programs etc carried over automatically or do I need to save them to a external hard-drive or something? I'm on a laptop,2gb,I've ran the Update Advisor which says I can update from my current V.Home Basic to Home Premium.
 

A:Upgrade Vista home basic to home premium

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I live in India. I recently bought Vista Home Basic. Is there any way i can upgrade to Vista Home Premium 64 bit or above without loosing the money I spent on the Vista Home Basic which was for Rs.3500/US$ 70 I just realized the home basic 32 bit does not read memory over 3300 MB , where as I have 8 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM plus a Core 2 Quad 2.37 GHz Processor

A:Upgrading Vista Home Basic to Home Premium 64 bit

Sorry mate, you can't upgrade a 32 bit version to a 64 bit version. it will require a fresh installation.

You can contact MS to send you the x64 version, however you will also have to pay for the upgrade to the premium license.

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Ok, so I have Vista Home Basic and I am looking to upgrade to Home Premium. I was looking at the features I don't have on my laptop (eg Windows Media Center, Windows Aero, Remote Desktop) and when I searched my computer, I found out I had features that Home Basic shouldn't have, like Windows Meeting Space and Windows Mobility Center, which I found strange

Now, I found out that if I upgraded to Home Premium, I would loose Windows Complete Backup and Restore and Networking Center and Remote Desktop, with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption not being available on on either OS.

What I would like to know is if I upgraded to Home Premium, would I keep Windows Complete Backup and Restore and Networking Center and Remote Desktop from before the upgrade.

I do hope that this is not too confusing to understand and I also hope someone can help me out!

Thanks for reading

A:Trouble with upgrading from Home Basic to Home Premium

Hi Combat,

Check this out:

What's in your Windows Vista? - CNET Reviews

You may prefer to upgrade to Windows 7 instead :

Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Which one is right for you?

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What would you recommend: Vista Home Basic edition or Premium edition? What are the main differences between the two? Thanks.

A:Vista Home Basic vs. Home Premium

Hello,
Check this out.....
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...g_id=10033VHb2

The Basic is just that....basic, whilst Premium has Windows Media Centre, fancy Desktop Graphics, Movie Maker, DVD Maker and more.
It's no contest!

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Hello,
I have sort of a special case here. I purchased my HP laptop in Thailand, and much to my chagrin it came installed with Windows 7 Home Basic. In addition, the HP store which sold me the laptop installed 4gb of RAM neglecting to tell me that the 32bit version of 7 only supported up to 3. At any rate, I am hoping to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit edition.

But while there is a glut of information online about how to upgrade from Starter, there is little to nothing about Home Basic. Do I have to buy a full copy of 7 Home Premium 64 Bit? Can I buy an Anytime Upgrade that is meant for Starter and apply it to my computer?

Windows has so many editions that it's left me quite confused; I just want to purchase the correct product.

Thanks!

AA

A:Upgrading 7 Home Basic 32 to 7 Home Premium 64

No need to buy a full copy version, but you will need a Windows 7 Home P x64 dvd to upgrade to x64.

Anytime upgrade can not upgrade 32bit to 64bit

To upgrade 32bit to 64bit you need to clean install.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I'm looking at a new Dell laptop for my wife to use. Her real interest is in having a webcam so she'll be able to see her new grandchild using Skype or similar. It will also be used for basic internet surfing.

The basic computer I'm pricing comes with Vista Home Basic but the Dell rep is telling me I should have Home Premium since it will be used with a webcam. I have a feeling I'm getting a sales pitch since we'll never use the computer for any advanced video producing and such. Do I need the Premium for an additional $30 or is the Basic sufficient?

Here are the basics of what the computer will have in case that helps:

Inspiron 1525
Intel? Pentium? Dual Core T2390 (1.86GHz/533Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic Edition SP1
Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
Size: 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
CD / DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini-Card
Webcam Option
6 cell battery
High Definition Audio 2.0


Thanks for your help. Terry

A:Vista Home Basic or Home Premium?

I know of no reason why you would need Premium to support a webcam I think he may be spinning you a tale.

Check out this link to see the differences

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...s/default.aspx

The premium version will give you a better visual experience but I dont think it will make a difference in video as a better Graphics card would do.

But for your extra $30 you will get Windows media support and the overall visual look of the software if far better but this is not a neccesity

Buy Basic!

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I am running windows 7 home basic and want to convert it to win 7 home premium. I have the .iso image of the home premium OS. Please let me know the steps.

How do I create a bootable DVD from the .iso Image?

A:Win7 home basic to home premium

If you want to do an in-place Upgrade between Win7 versions, MS wants you to buy an Anytime Upgrade which simply unlocks the extra features without any install at all.

So normally it would require a clean install of Home Premium. However, adapting a popular registry workaround you can fool the installer into thinking that Home Basic is actually home Premium and it is doing a Repair Install - an upgrade over itself in Win7.

Open Regedit as Administrator, change the circled keys to exactly this wording:



All programs, files and settings are kept in place while Home Premium is installed, you only need to activate with your Premium key afterwards.

Burn the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x with verify, or you can extract the Win7 ISO files to the desktop and run the in-Place Upgrade from there. Attachment 44091

Select "connect to the internet during install" to get the latest drivers/updates during install, more will arrive via Windows Updates.

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my friends bought a notebook acer extensa and the OS installed was windows vista home basic.unfortunately he encountered viruses that kills the windows...he reformat he replace the windows vista home premium..since he dont have the windows recovery...the notebook works but he encountered some problems like the desktop display is too dark..well ofcourse from 64 bit turns to 32 bit colors...and the ethernet doesnt work anymore..he did try to download the drivers but when he run the driver its error...he also updated the hard ware but still didnt work...does it need to upgrade also the bios or any suggestion pls...thanks
 

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Forget for a minute how good or bad Vista is. It's what I'm going with when I build my new system. I have both Vista Home Basic x64 and Vista Home Premium x64 on disk. I have been running Home Basic x64 on a slightly underpowered machine for about six months. So, among other things and because it's been underpowered, I'm no judge to say whether or not it's stable. So I was just wondering if anyone has heard if Premium is any more or less stable than Home Basic?
 

A:Home Basic x64 or Home Premium x64

Use the "Vista Home Premium" as the Basic is a stripped down version to be used on a VERY low powered machine.

Have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx
 

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I know Home Premium has Aero glass and Media Center, but aside from that is there really any big difference between it and Basic? And is it worth the extra money for those features?
 

A:Is home premium much better than basic?

Depends.

What are the intended primary and 2ndary uses for your computer?

Which OS are you running now?

Do you intend to cleanly install Vista or upgrade?

On what hardware [ cpu - speed & single or dual core, ram amount, hard drive - speed & size, video card, power supply ] will Vista be run?

What is the speed of your internet connection?

How much money can you afford to spend?

Would you describe yourself as a beginning, intermediate or advanced computer user?

RF123
 

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hello to all, i recently had to take my dell dimension c521 back to factory set, using repair my computer on the f8 key advanced boot options (basic installed). everything loaded well and running basic no probs!!however i have an upgrade disk for home premium when i install it, it has disabled option to keep original settings and files and performs to install home premium and moves my old settings to (windows old folder).when i first got disk it just upgraded to home premium with settings and files no problem.have i done something wrong at factory set or is there a way to upgrade keeping my settings. any help much appreciated

cheers

tam

A:upgrade from basic to home premium

an update to my problem!!!i have discovered it has disabled upgrade option because vista service pack 1 is not installed.however i have done all windows updates (up to date ) and cannot see service pack 1 anyone any clues as where to download this or a link to download .i have microsoft.net framework 3.5 sp1 in updates is this the update or am i looking for something .

cheers

tam

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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
Outofthedarkness
 

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 use vista home premium on my office computer, and purchased a laptop that advertised the same version installed. I am an hour drive away from the place of purchase. When I booted the laptop, it loaded vista basic. I want both versions to be the same. Can I do a backup of my office computer, then install it over my laptop system?

A:install vista home premium over basic?

Originally Posted by chandlerdc


I use vista home premium on my office computer, and purchased a laptop that advertised the same version installed. I am an hour drive away from the place of purchase. When I booted the laptop, it loaded vista basic. I want both versions to be the same. Can I do a backup of my office computer, then install it over my laptop system?



you cant use an office backup to install to the laptop. there are different drivers for each machine. If you have the vista license for each and have the vista dvd for the office machine you can use that to install it on your laptop

let us know if we can help

ken

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008546-how-replace-vista-full-windows.html

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

Hi,
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?

Thanks

Richard
 

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E. It has Vista Home Premium. Every now and then, and I am still learning how the computer operates, it changes back to Vista Basic. Why and how do I change it back again?

A:Presto chango Vista Home Premium to Basic

I assume you mean the visuals, not the entire operating system seeing as that is literally impossible. If you are the only user on that pc you might want to run a virus scan.

Go to display properties and select Vista Areo for theme if it is there.

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo S10-3t, which came with Windows 7 Home Basic installed. I bought an anytime upgrade to Home Premium. I started the upgrade, but it said that I must first activate System Restore. The system restore configuration menu had two Drives C:\ with one labelled "missing". I disabled restore on it and this drive disappeared; the other one then had restore switched on automatically, so I proceeded with the installation. After about 10 minutes, I got the message that the upgrade was not successful. After clicking close, I restarted the system. It said that it was upgrading. Once it rebooted, it upgraded further, and then rebooted again. Finally, it booted into Home Premium's welcome screen.

The system properties shows that it is indeed Home Premium. Aero and Tablet Input are working fine.

Has it happened with someone else? Do I need to worry about the system being broken in any way?

A:Basic to Home Premium Upgrade: First failed, then succeeded.

Thanks for posting, because interestingly, a similar thing happened to me.

I bought a Windows Anytime Product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate and ran the upgrade.

The upgrade failed - so it said - so like yourself I restarted my computer to try again. As it started the shutdown procedure the upgrade kicked in and updated my system.

On completion I checked in system properties and sure enough it indicated I was now using Windows 7 Ultimate. To prove it I encrypted my drives with Bitlocker, which succeeded.

So, to answer your query: you do now have Windows 7 Home Premium and your system is not broken. It appears to be a glitch that Microsoft need to sort out, so I think I'll do some investigating and see what I can come up with.

In case you weren't aware, the anytime upgrade just downloads the files needed to convert your system to the new version.

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Hi all,

For the past few days, if not a week now, I've noticed that when I switch to Basic theme for RAM intesive programs like Adobe After Effects, Windows is quite slow, almost running as though my laptop is 1GB not 2GB RAM.
Though when I switch to Aero theme, Windows is only slightly slower with Adobe After Effects running.

My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ56, 2GB shared graphics and I can't explain why the Basic theme is running slow whereas Aero is responding faster, so much so, programs tend to stop responding more frequently on Basic.

I have run MSE, MBAM and SAS (MSE realtime, others are standalone mode) and found no viruses and I update them all either daily or every two days.

I only have Realtek Audio and MSE on Startup so I can't figure out why this happening!

Thanks in advance for any insight as to what's happened/happening

A:Windows 7 Home Premium basic theme is slow but aero theme is fast?

How much dedicated video memory does the laptop have?
It's conceivably possible that you are actually dumping more onto the system reserved ram by turning it off If the configuration is sharing ram with your video card anyway.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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.

Before you ask ... Yes, I have checked that all three computers have the same Work... Read more

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

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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

Welcome
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'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:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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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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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 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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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?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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
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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

Welcome!

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,
~JK

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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:





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* 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:





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* 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 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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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

Louis

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Here's the question --
I had a Dell Dimension IDE XP SP3 PC but the memory/motherboard is gone. I ordered a Dell Inspiron 530S that only has 1 320 Gb SATA drive. I have access to older Dimension PCs at the office, and could use some direction or web shortcuts on taking my old HD, which has XP Home SP3 and pictures and financials and resumes (Word '03) and adding that to a PC that can "see" my home PC hard drive as a secondary IDE drive so that I can copy files to a flash drive/CD to transfer to my new Dimension SATA/Vista Home SP1 drive. Thanks in advance for your response.

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1) I have Laptop and PC connected with lan cabel. They are both with Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit.
They both have no problems with internet.
They have the same WORKGROUP names.
Both have real IPs.
I see each other on the Network but i can not connect to them... (it was all OK when I was on XP...)
>When I try to connect from the Laptop to the PC i recive: "Error code 0x80070035", I click on Diagnose and I see this.
I tried to turn off the Firewall and the NOD32 antivirus, but ... nothing changed ....
The Sharing and Discovery Settings are OK, like this.

2) I give share permissions to my network.

3) May be I have to install "Client" for "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" but is no listed 'Client' or 'Servise' to use.

4) I found I have to allow permissions in the firewall to some ports like:
-TCP 139
-UDP 137
-UDP 138
-TCP 445
... I did this ...
Give me some help how to manage with my network so I can browse both computers, copy files and so on ...
Thanks in advance

A:Home Network Problem on Vista Home Basic 32bit.

I can't help but just wondered why you have made another post not long after your first post with exactly the same question ?

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Hi, is there any way to create a home group with windows 7 home basic, my other computer which is desktop with windows XP pro on it with wireless card. Please let me know if anyone had success in doing so.

A:How to create home group from wndows 7 home basic

Hi,

Home Groups are unfortunately not available in Home Basic.

Regards,
Golden

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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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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?

Thanks.

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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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.
Thanks

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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Hello, can I upgrade my win7 64bit sp1 OEM to the win7 64bit home premium retail family pack? Thanks

A:win7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM to home prem. retail fam pack ugrade

What would be the point ? Why do you want to ?

Is there something wrong with windows ?

You could do it by entering the retail key and reactivating, but it would waste a perfectly good oem license.

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My gf is trying to upgrade her operating system from Vista Basic to Vista Home Premium and we are having an issue. It gets to the (C) Microsoft Coperation with a box above it with green color scrolling bars going around and around but thats the farthest it is going and will not boot up. What is the reason for this and any recommedations on solutions to this problem?

A:updating from Vista Basic to Vista Home Premium....Issues. Please Help

Have you tried booting up from the disk and doing a startup repair?
If that's not the case, something must've gone wrong in the installation.

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I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:downgrade from ultimate 64 to home premium 64 w/true image home 2011

  
Quote: Originally Posted by netbadger


I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.


Just curious, why do you have to "downgrade?

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