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Unable to Upgrade Windows Vista to IE9

Q: Unable to Upgrade Windows Vista to IE9

Hi guys

I have inherited my daughters old lap top which runs Vista and I'm hoping to use it for running my online shop and nothing else. The internet is amazingly slow to load. I have removed some malware with the ADW cleaner but have noticed I have been unable to complete the below security update. It always fails with error 66a.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416472)

I have also been directed to upgrade to IE 9 when logging on to outlook, but the upgrade also fails.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
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I have a Windows XP Pro installed with a software that has known issues installing with windows Vista but runs on windows Vista if it is installed on XP and then is upgraded. The problem I have is the Windows Vista Business DVD I have does not let me upgrade the option is greyed out and says it has been disabled.

The OS right now is Xp pro 32 bit running on a single 80 gig HDD formatted NTFS. Why can't I do an Upgrade with a 32 bit version of Vista business?

A:Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Is this "Vista business" a upgrade copy or "For new Computer" copy?

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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Hello, I am trying to perform an upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. But I get this error when I press upgrade.

Windows Vista? Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?.

A:Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

Are you trying to upgrade from Vista 32 bit OS to Win 7 64 bit OS? You can't upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, that must be a complete new install.

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade


Originally Posted by pip22

Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?

It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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I have been trying to upgrade from Vista to 7 and have been getting an error towards the end of installation when it is trying to transfer the temporary files (last step of installation) and it then states that it was unable to complete the installation and then tries to reload back to Vista, which it is unable to do and I am stuck back in the reloop to Vista. This seems to be a common problem, as I have read that many other people are having this problem on the Microsoft website, but there does not seem to be a solution that works. I have tried looking in the command prompt for the words "is too long" as they suggested, but I do not find this phrase anywhere. Has anyone found a solution that works that is easy to understand? Microsoft doesnt seem to be in any quick hurry to help the people who have spent their money to upgrade but are now at a stand still because they cannot get it to install. PS- I am REALLY trying to avoid doing a clean install and want that as my last possible option...

A:Unable to upgrade from vista to 7

Are you going from 32 to 32 or 64 to 64 bit? That's the 1st question.

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Hi, i have read with interest and impressiveness the assistance that your team give to people with problems that they face.I have a problem similar to a thread that i have read and hope that you will be able to help me as you did them.

I have an ACER 5738Z laptop originally running Vista that i have upgraded with legit disc to Win 7. My problem is that when surfing,IE is redirected to various non requested websites.Tried scanning with anti virus software with AVG, then uninstalled this and tried with avast - no joy.I think that it is infected with avisus or something.I have recovery disks so have i reset laptop to as it came out of factory.I am now unable to upgrade to Win7 as error message when it runs compatability check states "there is not enough free space to store temporary Windows installation files. Try using Disk Cleanup, uninstall old programs, or move files to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive." I cannot find HDD in disk management and i am even after running recovery disk still being redirected to websites not of my chosing.I dont know what else to do until i stumbled on your webpage.
Hoepfull you will be able to help and that i have followed your pre-requistes to correctly:

DDS report:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Potter at 20:12:38.20 on 09/02/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3000.1973 [GMT 0:00]
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A:Unable to upgrade to Win 7 from Vista/Redirect problems in IE

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.


If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum


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Hi All,
I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP3 setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win 7 and Win 10, but I cannot get Windows Vista SP1 to upgrade.  I have tried many ways including
all of the fixits, through Windows update and through the stand alone.  I have also tried all of these steps, all to no avail:
You can't install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2: KB 2509997
You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: KB958056

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B": KB958040
Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista: "Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation": KB 946078
In Windows Update, it says successful installation sometimes, but then just keeps offering the Vista SP1 update.  Please help!
Thanks very much.  I have my CBS.log and Windowsupdate.log and I can post, but don't see how to do that.   Barry

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Before you begin
Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.
Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
Additional information

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It will not work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Here are answers to some common questions about the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not collect or send any personal, identifiable data to Microsoft Corporation or third parties. See the Upgrade Advisor privacy statement for details.
once again i did not do this i did a lil search

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I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit but when booting from the upgrade disk it has problems finding my HDD's and says that windows cannot be installed on them once found.

When choosing a clean install from loading the disk from within Vista it starts to install and then when it restarts it brings up a blue screen saying that windows cannot be installed and is I have installed any new HDD's or controllers then on uninstall them.

When trying to upgrade at first it was complaining about the ATI ACHI Compatable RAID controller not being compatable but now it starts to do the install and then on restart it does the same as the clean install.


A:Unable to upgrade to windows 7

There are several excellent sticky threads in this board that deal with installation issues.


Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you haven't done so, review them and see if they answer any of your questions.

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unable to upgrade in windows 8.1 from 8

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I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -

You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.

Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow the steps in the above tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. You will need a valid product key to activate Windows 7 once it is installed.

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL


On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.

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HP touchsmart TX2 which I have carried out upgrade from vista to windows 7 Pro, eventually every thing works except cannot play dvd's, windows Mediasmart DVD comes up saying DVD in drive press play to proceed, but operating the play button on screen or on the remote has no effect. Any ideas, cheers Iantohx

A:unable to run DVD's after windows 7 upgrade/install

Hi and welcome to TSF try the hp support site for your model and see if there is any fimware needed for win 7 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...586&taskId=135 choose your model

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Hi guys

I am having real problems loading security updates for Windows 7. Have been to many sites and Microsft are now telling me to upgrade windows 7 but i am having issues with ATI Catalyst Install Manager and ATI Catalyst Control Centre. The upgrade gets half way through and then rolls back.

It asks me to uninstall these programs but unfortunately they do not appear in my programs and features in the control panel.

It would appear it is ghosting somewhere (my term I dont know what the official term would be lol) and I dont know how to find or remove it.

Any suggestions?


A:Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

Two ideas:

1) Re-install the Catalyst package, and then uninstall it normally.

2) Driver Sweeper: Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

Of course, a clean re-install of Windows would fix your problem.

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I am not able to hpgrade to windows 10 because HP Client Security Manager will not uninstall.After attempting to unistall the program the HP Client Security Manager is still in the program list.  If I attempt to uninstall it again I get a message "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid".I have reinstalled HP Client Security Manager and uninstalled it a couple of times with the same result.   

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Tried to upgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.   Failed over 20 times.  Most common error message pertained to "Drivers".   After Microsoft started charging for Windows 10 I called them to see if it would work if I bought the disk.   Microsoft looked up the HP 800-030qe in its data base and said: I would never be able to upgrade my computer to Windows 10 because HP could not or would not supply the necessary Windows 10 drivers to allow the computer to be upgraded.  I would appreciate if a HP representative would confirm this.   Am I stuck with 8.1 until I buy a new computer?      Thank you. I can supply a Belarc Advisor evaluation if that would help. Bill Detert / Springfield / IL 

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My computer automatically updated to Windows 10. Initially, it just has a black screen so I had to do a hard reset (following instructions from the support site). Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before.

A:Windows 10 upgrade - unable to use computer

Welsh_sarah wrote: Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before. Hihttp://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-beats-special-edition-23-n100-all-in-one-desktop-...May help, but it US oriented. If you can open a command prompt as an administrator and type ping   assuming your router is that number, a label on it should say, but it may be get something like Ping statistics for    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),then you have a connection to your router.  If you have managed that and feel brave, type the following lines 1 at a time. ipconfig /releaseipconfig /renewipconfig /flushdnsipconfig /registerdnsnetsh winsock reset catalognetsh int ipv4 reset reset.lognetsh int ipv6 reset reset.lognbtstat -RR Then reboot, and perhaps come back and give an update.  

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I just purchased Windows 7 64bit upgrade.

I installed it on my Windows XP computer. According to the official microsoft guidance, this upgrade can only be done as a "clean" or "custom" install - in place installs don't work when upgrading a 32bit system to 64bit.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 no problem, but when trying to activate I am told 0xC004F061 error, This product key is licensed only for upgrading, not for clean installations.

What do I do? This is a valid CD for installing Windows 7 to an XP computer, and I have a valid XP COA - how do I activate the software I paid for?


A:Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

Welcome bigonroad

Read this, ask any questions and give it a try. Good luck

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

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After I upgraded to windows 10,  I am unable to print

A:unable to print since windows 10 upgrade

Did you uninstall the old printer software/driver and install Windows 10 drivers/software? I didn't find an Officejet 4832- choose your model fron the list here to get the Windows 10 drivers:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/identify?q=All+In+One+Officejet+4832&tool=s-002#Z7_3...

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Hi all, 

I have tried a number of times now to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It always fails and puts out an error WindowsUpdate_C0000005. 

I did a search on this error which recommended using the Windows Updater Repair which I have done. However at the end of this it states it is unable to fix Windows Updater Error 0x80070057. 
Another search done led me to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/53a1f2ab-037b-438e-a690-00a0e745730d/windows-7-update-error-0x80070057?forum=w7itprogeneral which suggests using RegEdit to fix the problem however the keys that
are referenced in this don't exist for me. 
Any thoughts here?

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Windows updater error 0x80070057

Hey, this may help you. Change the following for 0x80070057 error on your system:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
?IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled?=dword: 00000000

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Just completed upgrade to windows 8 from 7 but am unable to connect to my wifi. Have iPad and MacBook that are still connected fine but my pc can now no longer find any wifi networks. If I select change pc settings I have no networking options available. If I access the desktop, control panel and network connections nothing I do will allow it to connect to a network. HELP!!

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I am trying to perform a clean/custom install of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on my VAIO SZ-650N. I have the upgrade disc and though its primary purpose is to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, it is confirmed to work with clean installs as well. Since I want to perform a clean install, I must boot the installation from the disc and not within the OS. The problem is that when I insert the disc into the drive and start up the computer, it'll pause for a moment longer than usual, as if it detects that the CD is there, like I can hear the disc spinning in the drive, and this little gray underscore will blink on the screen, but it will never give me the "Press any key to boot from CD" message and it'll eventually just load up my OS. The disc is in perfect condition and I can view its contents and run it from within the operating system...I just can't boot from it. Even the directions for clean/custom installs that come with this disc say that it must be done from the disc, not when the OS is loaded. The problem can't possibly be my BIOS startup order, because first of all the disc drive is selected to load first thing and when I insert other bootable CD's such as my beta copy of Windows 7, I can boot from it fine. Does anyone know a fix to this? Or a workaround that doesn't require me to boot from the disc? Thanks.

Edit: It will not let me do a custom install from within the OS regardless because it is unable to detect any drives/partitions to install ... Read more

A:Unable to boot from my Windows 7 upgrade disc

Hello omgitsrichie, welcome to Seven Forums!

Where did you get the upgrade disk from, is it one you created from an ISO file you downloaded?

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Dear HP community, i am am currently having an issue with my computer of 5 years. I have been rejecting the Windows 10 update for as long as I could but ultimately it did a self update and shortly after updating, I was unable to even start up my computer as I kept getting stuck at the loading page with two errors "error with FAT32 hard drive" and "error with NTFS hard drive". To which, the subsequent message would be "we are attempting to resolve this issue by restarting your computer" and I would be stuck in the infinite loop where my computer cannot start upi would appreciate any and all forms of help as this is highly frustrating, given that my school term has started and I am suddenly without a computer. Please help! Thank you. RegardsYi Xiang 

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Unable to access the computer in question to send information or I do not know how under these conditions.

An uninstalling to reinstall Norton 360 never completed. After 12 hours I rebooted only to find that I as no longer able to boot into Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. I am trying to lose as little as possible. All of the Library is backed up onto a USB external MyBook drive.

Booting from USB the Repair function said it could not repair it. The restore points all three of them are unsuccessful.

I have rescue USB thumb drives, and thumb drive and CDs using the Media Creation Windows 10 strategy. I never see the option of refreshing Windows 10. I only see Reset that keeps files (not programs I installed) and not keeping my files.

When I try to use the thumb drive or CD created with the Media Creation Tool it starts to get ready to install. Then I get the message that I booted from the other than the hard drive and it requires that I remove the external boot source and reboot to do the windows 10 update install from another computer but my problem is that I can only boot from one of those sources. Any way I can override that request and continue or would that be helpful? Otherwise I keep getting the light blue screen saying that it must reboot due to ?IRQL not less or equal?.

Is using the Safe Mode helpful in any way?

Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks.


A:Unable to boot into Windows 10 to diagnose, upgrade, etc.

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Installed a recommended BIOS upgrade on my HP Envy. Everything went smooth until after I rebooted the laptop. I was unable to login to Windows 10. My username would show up correctly, but my password would not take. Panicked, I searched for a solution from another laptop and was almost ready to reset the laptop to factory condition. However, I knew that I would certainly lose some software that I installed prior to the BIOS upgrade. I decided against doing this because it would certainly take hours and hours to recover all that and most installed software is licensed.I found a forum entry that recommended trying to reset the Windows password on https://account.live.com/password/reset. I did this from another laptop. It is simple. One is prompted to enter the phone number or e-mail address used to originally register the password. Next, a code is sent to the phone or, in my case, to my e-mail address. Upon entering the code I entered a new password. Using the new password I was able to login to Windows again and all was well again. I am listing my experience in the event someone else is running into a similar problem and don't know how to get out of it. It can be a scary situation, especially when keeping business information and software on your laptop. HP should have done a much better job and warning users of potential problems prior too upgrading the BIOS and, of course, telling users what to do in case of upgrade issues.

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I installed a new motherboard, CPU & memory today. Prior to this, I decided not to do a clean install of windows, but just to boot up & repair if needed when the new configuration booted up. I DID do a backup of data before dismantling the old system, so I have that saved.

However, when I started the new system, the repair will not work. I can't get Windows to see the external drive where the backup data is stored.

I'm now re-installing Windows over the top of the old installation using the custom option, & my main question is this: Can I restore using the backup I made before the upgrade or will I lose all that data? When using the custom installation option, does it automatically save the old data?

A:Unable to repair Windows 7 after hardware upgrade

The correct way to start Win7 when changing major hardware is to SysPrep the HD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Your backup should work after reinstall. Enter Backup and Restore Center if you used Win built-in file backup. Backup User and System Files

If you have an image backup you can use it now from the booted DVD or REpair CD to reimage rather than reinstall Win7. System Image Recovery

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I upgraded from windows 8 to 10.  Now I can't open settings.
The scf has said there are files that are corrupt and can't be fixed.
I am attaching the log.
Thanks for any help on resolving this issue.
Log was too large, here is the dropbox link
Thank you very much.

A:Unable to open settings after upgrade to windows 10

Found a site that helped and fixed the problem with the settings not opening.  Still not sure of corrupted files.
Thanks for looking anyways.

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I regisitered with mirco soft to get my free windows 10 upgrade. When I checked yesterday I received I message that my computer wasn't compatible with windows 10. I feel that the whole think was nothing but a PR stund by micro soft they really wanted this work they would have the patchs avilable for all window 7 and 8.1 computers to be updated. They just want you to force you to have to buy a new computer.

A:Unable to upgrade my aspire one windows 7 netbook ...

I was able to upgrade both of my laptops but usually a netbook does not have enough installed memory for the windows 10 upgrade.  My netbook will not upgrade either but it doesn't have the memory.   It has to have at least 16gb of free memory installed.   Because of the size of netbook most do not have that much memory.   It was not a problem stunt by Microsoft as I and all of my family and friends have upgraded their laptops and desktops but not netbooks.  Just for the record I am speaking honestly because I am not a Microsoft fan at all.

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I regisitered with mirco soft to get my free windows 10 upgrade. When I checked yesterday I received I message that my computer wasn't compatible with windows 10. I feel that the whole think was nothing but a PR stund by micro soft they really wanted this work they would have the patchs avilable for all window 7 and 8.1 computers to be updated. They just want you to force you to have to buy a new computer.

A:Unable to upgrade my aspire one windows 7 netbook ...

I was able to upgrade both of my laptops but usually a netbook does not have enough installed memory for the windows 10 upgrade.  My netbook will not upgrade either but it doesn't have the memory.   It has to have at least 16gb of free memory installed.   Because of the size of netbook most do not have that much memory.   It was not a problem stunt by Microsoft as I and all of my family and friends have upgraded their laptops and desktops but not netbooks.  Just for the record I am speaking honestly because I am not a Microsoft fan at all.

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I up-graded to windows 8 from windows 7, all has been fine until today when I am no longer able to access my saved documents error message

A:Upgrade to windows 8 now unable to access files

Hello Salt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this has just happened today, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,

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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

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Recently received this notebook from my daughter and her fiance fro my birthday, and am greatly impressed. Wanted to download/install August 2016 Windows 10 upgrade, but "Settings" search said computer is up to date. Went on Microsoft site and downloaded update, but it will not install. I get a message that the program needs 20gb to install, and only 2gb are free. SSD is only 32gb to begin with. Is there a separate download for notebooks, or will I not be able to install update unless I uninstall programs?

A:Unable to install August 2016 Windows 10 upgrade

Hi: When you have a situation like that, you can normally insert a 16 GB usb flash drive for windows to store temporary installation files. http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN298780/EN?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04#Need-more-space

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I upgraded my LENOVO G580 laptop from 8.1 to windows 10. after installation the screen brightness increased tremendously and the tools to reduce it do not work. can anybody help ?

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HelloThanks for reading my problem.My son's HP stream 14 runs windows 10.I know disk space is tight but up until now we have managed.Windows has a new update, they call it the anniversary edition 14943.It needs 8GB space.I managed to get it to 8.2 GB but still it wouldnt run.Now it has popped back to 6GB.I have uninstalled everything I can and ave run disk clean up millions of times including removal of windows updates.I have even turned off hibernation,This update refuses to go aheadI think by virtue of the disk size, this HP Stream14 is unable to accomodate windows OS updates anymore. any suggestions welcome, but please bare in mind, I have researched this topic top to bottom for hours and hours and have come up with nothing. When upgradeing from win8.1 >win10, I was allowed to make use of a flash disk to supplement the install process. But with this upgrade, the option is not available. Thanks in advance for listening Joe PS HP, if you are listening,if this refuses to proceed, you have lost a customer for life!

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Since the beginning of 2016 I have been unable to upgrade ending with constant requests to restart and the failure data as per attachment is the latest.

I did defer this upgrade but recently it has been ignored and the upgrade has been installing and failing again on a regular basis.

I have tried the ISO's and other links to this upgrade and they all finish with a simple statement "Failed". Funnily in Security & Maintenance it shows a failure almost as soon as it starts to download and then about an hour later it says it was a successful update. I expect to see a Windows.old in 'C' drive but there isn't any.

Last night a notification suddenly announced "We are working on it!" - what? Today it did another upgrade download and installation and guess what - failed.

I am under the impression that Microsoft want to get this upgrade going in preparation for the Windows 10 anniversary end July 2016.

I notice in Tiribos's post the instructions for downloading the ISO and mounting etc, but mine downloads as zip file but I suppose it all amounts to the same performance.

What to do?

This forum seems to be the best place to post as there is so much useless crap elsewhere on the internet mostly from a year or more ago.

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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

A:z580 unable to connect to wifi after upgrade to windows 10

Hello TvakilThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Are you certain the unit is compatible with win 10?
From the looks of it, there is not even win 10 drivers available for the unit,
You can double check the compatibility on this sheet/post:
I would suggest reverting back the previous Windows.
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I am running windows 7 x64 on a core 2 quad. I can never seem to upgrade internet explorer 8 to 9. I keep receiving errors. I have deactivated all of the addons. My computer is completely up to date but for this one. I received error code:80246007 What should I do?

Thank you

A:unable to upgrade to internet explorer 9 on windows 7 computer.

When you try to install updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive a "0x80246007" error code
may apply - I think it still applies to Vista and Win7.

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I haveupgrade Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit (English US) to Windows 10 Pro, 64bit also English(US) when I received the Microsoft notification in my HP ENVY 17 laptop, onJuly 29th according to my memory.
The upgradingprocess was without difficulties, like a charm; the laptop continued to worksatisfactorily and I am happy with Windows 10
Since thattime a number of updates were automatically downloaded and installed forWindows, Windows Defender (a lot), Office and two Cumulative Updates: KB3105213and KB3116869.
The laptophas i7, RAM 16GB, HDD 1TB with 750GB of free space.
However inNovember v1511, Build 10586 was not automatically downloaded and obviously notinstalled. So, my current version still is 10.0 Build 10240.
Therefore,I tried to install 10586 manually with an ISO file saved on a DVD and downloadedvia the Media Creation Tool and Tech Bench.
Aftermounting the ISO I tried to install 10586 opening its exe file as Administratorbut installation always stuck at 25%. Similarly with the program downloaded to anUSB and opened via Advanced startup or directly from the USB itself.
As anexternal device I only have an USB Microsoft mouse. I also tried to use the laptoptrackpad instead the mouse but results were the same.
At 25%always appear the same phrase: ?Something happened Windows 10 installation has failed?.
Ialso tried to deactivate both Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, but sameresult.
Both sfc /scannowand dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth commands were and ar... Read more

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 10, v1511, Build 10586

What anti-virus are you using? Try uninstalling it. You can reinstall after the upgrade.
Same if you are using a firewall other than the built-in Windows firewall.

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HiI recently had HP replace my hardrive under the warranty.  HP had installed windows 8 back on.  Since then I was not able to run the update to windows 8.1 or windows 10.  The error I'm receiving "0XC1900101-0x40017 The install failed in the second_Boot phase with an error during Boot operation.  I think the new replacement hardrive is the issue?Please help how to resolve this issue.  Thank youXay

A:Unable to perform any windows upgrade from windows 8

xi123 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems with your DV6 and wanted to help. I seriously doubt that the drive is the issue, as that would generate a very different error code. That error code indicates faulty drivers that are interfering with the Win10 Upgrade. Here's a link to an MS thread that describes what to do when you get that error code.  However, I would NOT convert the drive to GPT unless is it already formatted that way:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-troubleshoot-co... Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Dear Sir/Madam
I would like to upgrade my laptop from Win 7 Home Premium to higher version.   But it was either saying, the country I was in cannot purchase Windows 8, 8.1 or 10; or it give a message saying I need to run it from Window Anywhere Upgrade.  This
also failed saying "there is no upgarded.
Please can you advise?

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My computer was unable to upgrade to windows 7. I am using a compaq presario notebook PC. The boot device ( CD ) does not work, the system recovery does not work and there is no "repair my computer" on the F8 option. I tried safe mode and it does the same thing as start windows normally. It will say Setup is starting services and after 10 seconds it will auto restart.

Also, is there a way to load the windows.old files?

A:Unable to upgrade windows 7, starting services auto-restart

You can install Windows 7 from a flash drive if your computer supports it. If not, why not replace the optical drive so you have one that works?

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

You can now use the downloaded .iso file to create a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3.

Simply start it, select Windows 7 from the drop down menu, point to the downloaded .iso and your flash drive, and your off.

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I have a brand new XPS 13, 9343 model with i7 processor and 512GB SSD. I am still within the 14 day cooling off period, and I'm now seriously considering returning it. I have never experienced such a load of nonsense trying to install any other piece of software.
So far, and after many attempts, I've been totally unable to upgrade to Windows 10. The very first thing I did was install all available Windows updates for 8.1 (there were 79 of them), and immediately after that I began the Win10 install saga. Nothing else has been done to the laptop - no dodgy software or USB devices (other than the boot USB where necessary). It is in a clean state.
- After downloading through Windows Update, the installation procedure is INCREDIBLY slow (eg it takes 36 HOURS to reach 42% completion - and at this point it hits the error message). What on earth can it be doing??
- I also tried creating a bootable USB through the media creation tool. If I boot from this USB drive and perform a "clean" install, this works perfectly - it takes about 8 minutes in total (which emphasises how ridiculous the 36 hours is). However, because it is a clean install and not an "upgrade", I end up with a non-activated version of Windows 10 and I get prompted to pay £99.99, which I have no intention of doing. I paid for the laptop on the understanding it would get a FREE upgrade to Win10!
- I have also tried using the USB (but not booting from it) to perform the in-place upgrade -... Read more

A:XPS 13 (9343) - Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Error 0xC1900101 0x30018

Hi Everyone,
If you are experiencing the issue whereby your XPS 13 is not upgrading to Windows 10 and is getting stuck or taking several hours, PM me with your Service Tag.

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Upgraded my HP Pavilion 500 PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without a problem and have been running updates without issues. Now trying to run 1607 anniversary update keep getting "Unable to update reserved partition".  Whe I check using "diskmgmt.msc", check properties, right click on Disk 0, I see 100 MB and 100% free. I would have thought there would be a better solution than to go to a web site that wished to sell you software and provide a complex set of instructions. Any ideas??

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