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Can I upgrade to Professional version?

Q: Can I upgrade to Professional version?

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

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

Thank you very much!

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A: Can I upgrade to Professional version?

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

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I took advantage of the Windows 7 student offers to buy either Home Premium or Professional editions at a reduced price ($30 or 30 depending on country) but one thing that isn't clear is stopping me from using it yet. I know they are labelled as Upgrade editions but as I've never used a version like that it's confusing me a little.

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail products? I ask because my desktop is still clunking along happily right now but I'll be upgrading it at some point in the future and I like to build my own systems. If it's classed as OEM then the key would be tied to my old computer but if it's Retail it'd be free to use to upgrade any legtitimate Windows install in the future.

A:Solved: Windows 7 Professional Upgrade version - OEM or Retail?

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail productsClick to expand...

They can be either one.

Not sure what that student version is, I doubt it is OEM.

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I just competed building a new system and installed Windows XP Professional X 64 operating system. I do not like it due to incompatability issues with the 32 bit software I own (especially 32 bit drivers, some will not load at all). I would like to uninstall the X64 operating system and install a standard XP Professional OS. Please advise on the proceedure, safest / cleanest way to uninstall the X64 version now on the machine and then install a standard 32 bit XP. Thank you.

A:uninstall XP Professional x64 replace with XP Professional standard 32 bit version

Just start over. Format your drive and re-install.

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Yesterday I upgraded one computer from windows 10 version 1607 to version 1703 (OS Build 15063.13) using the Microsoft Update Assistant.
This is disk management on the computer that was upgraded using the Microsoft Update Assistant:

This computer was used to reproduce a Windows defender offline blue screen boot loop.  The troubleshooting menu on a windows 10 1607 iso did not have startup options with safe mode and command prompt to turn off windows driver verifier.  The partitions
on the SSD drive were deleted making the drive unallocated.  Then the windows 10 version 1607 was installed.  And as above it was upgraded to version 1703 yesterday without any problems.  The Windows defender offline incompatibility problem
with Windows driver verifier was tested with windows 10 version 1703 and the blue screen boot loop was fixed by Microsoft so that it is no longer occurs.
A second computer had the option via windows updates to get an early edition of 1703.
This update method was selected and this morning it displayed:
Something went wrong.
Error code 0xc1900200
This computer had Windows 10 version 1607 and also had a Windows defender offline blue screen boot loop.  It was fixed in a store.  There the... Read more

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Hello Team ,
i was planning to upgrade windows 7 to 8 and windows 10 any latest version but could not do that 
and found that on google first need to install  KB3095113 and KB3159706 on wsus server 2012 R2 
but unable to install both KB on server saying not applicable to server 
hence unable to push patches to server 


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I am running an "Anytime Upgrade" version of Windows 7 Professional. I have since discovered that sysprep does not function (or is disabled) on "Anytime Upgrade" versions of Windows 7. In other words, if I had purchased a physical
copy of Windows 7 professional then sysprep would be available. Since I did not, sysprep is not available.

Question: If I purchased a full retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate and upgraded my current version of Windows 7 Professional using that DVD could I then regain a working sysprep feature on my laptop?

Thank you in advance. I would upgrade to Windows 10, but my graphics card is not supported by Windows 10. I receive an error from Windows 10 Upgrade .... "Windows 10 is not compatible with your graphics card". 

Any workarounds or advice would be appreciated.

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I had a system builder build me a computer and he installed XP Professional OEM on my machine. I want to format the hard drive and reinstall the XP Professional OEM operating system. The system builder provided me with the installation disk.

I have never reinstalled the XP operating system before. I have installed W2K on machines in the past so I am familiar with how to do this. My understanding is that when you perform a clean reinstall of the XP operating system, you have to perform activation with MS within "x" amount of days. Does this need to activate hold true when you are installing an OEM version of XP Pro on the same computer?

A:XP Professional OEM Version and Registration

The system builder should have also provided you with a Product Key alongside the installation disk. Alternatively, you can retrieve the product key that was used to validate your current installation using Keyfinder. Note that keyfinder will only work prior to the reformat.~Blade

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I just went to MBAM website and (I think) purchased the professional version for $24.95. I downloaded the installer and installed (version Now when I click on the desktop icon and go to "Protection", it says "Purchase our powerful protection module to actively protect your system from malicious software". When I click on "Purchase" it takes me back to the page where I just charged $24.95 for the electronic download. do I now have the "Professional" version that will run in real time? It also says my download is valid until 4/17/2011. What does that mean, please? I'm sure it doesn't mean I have to renew it next month...right?...Thanks...Fred

A:MalWareBytes Professional Version

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I am about to build a new home PC and will be installing Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM version. I am a longtime XP SP3 user and look forward to having a Windows 7 system.

I am concerned that there may be limitations in the OEM version for PC builders that I am not aware of.

What are the differences between the OEM version and the FULL retail version? [I can find little on the Internet explaining the differences.]

I'm guessing there won't be a manual or fancy box, but I assume there will be a CD and key that will permit me to reinstall the OS if necessary.

Any help will be appreciated.



A:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM version

The OEM version probably doesn't have a fancy box, like you state. Also, you only get one version of the OS. Those of use that buy the regular retail copy get a DVD with 64-bit and a DVD with 32-bit version. You only get the version you specifically order. Beyond that, the features are the same and you will get a key, and probably a sticker you can place on your computer with the key on it (not sure about that). People on here that have also bought the OEM version probably have more details, but for the most part, you won't notice anything besides the lower price.

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Can I tell whether or not Office Professional Plus 2010 is 32 bit or 64 bit from the version number? I had it loaded on my PC running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, but had to restore with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and now my Office 2010 won't load. I think it may be 64 bit, but can't be sure. The version number is 14.0.4730.1010. Does anyone know?

A:Office Professional Plus Version Number

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I have windows 7 Professional on my laptop at the present. If i order the Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) will it give me the option to up grade or will i have to replace all my programs?

A:Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)

Yes, Will be a clean install from x86 to x64.
why not buy the upgrade?

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Right now I'm using windows 10 version 1511 , then I have to install windows update KB3199986 , the bad thing is that I have to upgrade my windows version to 1607 enable to have to install KB3199986? How can I upgrade my windows 10 version 1511 to 1607?? or can I install KB3199986 using my current windows 10 version 1511? Thank you...

A:How to upgrade windows version 1511 to version 1607

Go here:
Windows 10

Click the "Upgrade Now" button.

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I went to staples today and I was asking one of the employees there about the Windows 7 Upgrade version and he said that he tried both the upgrade version and the full version and said that the full version was faster does anyone else have reports of this? I'd like to save the $60 if possible but i'd like my computer to be as fast as it can be, even if that means spending a little extra.

EDIT: title should be Windows 7, not Microsoft 7.

A:Microsoft 7 upgrade version is slower than full version?

Buy the upgrade version, but do a "clean" installation. See this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1818-...-7-a.html?ltr=UI think someone was trying to get more money out of you.

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I just came to the realization that a computer of mine is 64bit even though it has been running the 32bit version of Windows 7.  This came about when some curiosity lead me to the manufacturer's website seeking to learn some specific details about the
computer.  Interestingly there is a statement which says something to the effect that this particular computer was not intended for use with the 32bit version of Windows.  This causes me to assume that it was sold with the 64bit version installed
which was changed after market.  I have no idea how this might have happened insofar as I obtained the computer from a friend who was discarding it.  This friend isn't someone who would know about such things.  I did reinstall the 32bit version
of Windows when I added an SSD drive but did this thinking it was a 32bit computer because it was running the 32bit version of Windows.
While the 32bit version is working fine, I am dependent on some software where support for 32bit has been abandoned.  I'd also like to add more memory and learned that while the computer can support up to 16GB it. apparently, won't use more than 4GB
when running the 32bit version of Windows.
I have quite a bit of work invested in building out the computer with the software I'm using and it would be nice if I didn't have to redo that to upgrade it to 64bit, which is what leads to my question.

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I will be installing Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) on my Laptop and using a mouse and touch pad (have a Microsoft Wedge ordered). On this particular version will the touch screen option be available? From the research I have done I think as far as I can tell I will have the option to have a screen similar to the windows 7 desk tops with my I cons showing just like windows 7. Is this correct?
Thanks for the help

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IE 32 bit version works fine but the life of me I can't get IE 64 bit to work (It keeps coming up as the 32 bit

version per task manager
I have set Enable Enhanced Protection Mode (and rebooted)
Set use Software rendering instead of GPU Rendering (and rebooted)
I reset all advanced options to default
removed all add-ons
deleted all Internet Temporary files
Opened to About:blank as my home page
Turned Internet Explorer off in Program Options --> rebooted and turned it back on
Nothing works.

To be more specific about what I need to do.

I need to connect to my Cisco SA540 router to establish an SSL VPN connection.

First on Windows 64 bit machines using 32 bit IE I get a "browser is incompatible" error when I attempt to log


I can log in using Fire Fox but nothing happens when I try to connect to the VPN (no errors, nothing)

I wrote a VB.net program (framework 3.5) add a Webbrower control. I can login to the router, when I connect to

the VPN I get a prompt to install the Cisco program, then I get the following error:

   Line250:   Char 1

   Error Obect required 'VPLaunch1'

   Code 0

   URL https://(my router IP)/scgi-bin/userPortal/sslvpnclient64?launch=true&ie64bit=true

It appears to be looking for a 64 bit program but since it is running as 32 bit it fails.

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I have an XP Professional software disc for a referbished computer ( HP Compaq ) that had to be reinstalled. Now even though it is a valid disc and the referbished serial on the computer is correct, I am left with these problems that I do not know how to fix. This computer can take windows 7 easily I ran the microsoft verificaton but to be honest we have several computers at home, and do not have the funds right now to buy windows7 for this one.
I want to still use this computer though...
so ..
Here are the missing things:
Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus
Ethernet Controller
Video Controller
Is there a way to fix this so I can at least have my Uverse connection on that computer once again?
Thank you

A:Problem with reinstall XP Professional 2002 version

The "missing" items all appear to be drivers, which is not necessarily a catastrophe .
Drivers for the HP system should be available at the HP website.
Specific model Compaq, please?

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Hello again, and many thanks in advance to anyone willing to take the time to help me understand the difference(s) between various Windows XP Professional licenses. Simply: I want to purchase a legal CD copy of Windows XP Pro--not a secondary manufacturer's bloatware version, just XP Pro--that I can install on my present computer YET also install on the new computer I hope to purchase in the not-so-distant future (and also on any other future computer I have, if it comes to that), non-simultaneously of course. After using Google and searching this site, I find myself quite confused as to the differences between a 'retail' version of XP Pro and an 'OEM' version of XP Pro; and further, the differences between a 'full' OEM version and a secondary manufacturer's OEM version. Basically, I want the least expensive version of unadulterated Windows XP Professional that I can legally use--one computer at a time--on as many computers as I happen to own from now until XP Pro is no longer useful to me. Also, this version must be installable on both a computer that does and does not come with an operating system already installed. Again, thanks very much to anyone who can guide me to a better understanding of this topic.

A:Differences Between A 'Retail' And An 'OEM' Version Of Windows XP Professional

Louie, you will need to purchase a Retail version of XP Pro to achieve your purpose of re-using the OS on subsequent new computers. A retail Windows is licensed to be used on any computer you own, as long as it is only installed on a single computer at any time. There isn't a limit to the number of times it can be activated, as long as you can assure Microsoft on each occasion that the previous installation has been removed from the computer it was installed on.

An OEM Windows is licensed to be used only on the computer it is initially installed onto, it cannot legitimately be transferred to a second computer.

I expect the difference you are referring to between a "Full" OEM version and a manufacturers version, is that the former is produced and marketed directly through the OEM wholesale chain by Microsoft. The only difference between these and retail Windows is the license.

A Windows installation disc from a computer manufacturer is created by the manufacturer themselves under a volume license, and is often tailored specifically to the brand. It may not be possible to install from such a disc onto another brand or even a different model of the same brand, and the Windows installation may be pre-loaded with drivers or utilities specific to the brand and/or model of system it was designed for.

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THEre please help m to fix this issue.
how to change version w7 home premium to professional
Tried several ways even from windows anytime upgrade and all no luck.
Please give me some ideas

how to change version w7 home premium to professional

A:how to change version w7 home premium to professional

You'll need to buy a license key for Windows Professional, either a retail upgrade key or for the full version of Win7 Pro if you don't already have one. You can use the anytime upgrade with the new license key. Also, you need to ensure you upgrading 32-bit to 32-bit, or 64-bit to 64-bit, otherwise it won't work.

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I was able to get hands on office pro plus for free. Its asking for a serial no, which I don't have. I have gone and purchased the home & student version but it will not accept serial no
How to I install OFfice home& student and accept the serial no ?

A:Office professional to home& student version

First of all, welcome to BC !
First of all, uninstall the Office Pro version, then the home version, re-boot and re-install the home version.
To uninstall a program click 'Start - Control panel - Programs and features'. Then select MS office in the list of applications, then click 'Uninstall' towards the top of the screen. This should solve your problem.
Chris Cosgrove

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

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


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

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

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

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

Good luck!

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I need to know if I can use a clean install disk for Windows 7 Ultimate to upgrade from Vista or if I have to use an Upgrade version?

I'm leaning towards buying the clean install disk so that if I should loose the hard drive at some future point I could just clean install Win 7 Ultimate from the disk without having to first install Vista and then upgrade.

Regardless of which type I purchase, am I better off to buy the OEM disk from the machine manufacturer (Toshiba) or just purchase any OEM disk?

Of course, if I want Microsoft support then I need to purchase retail disks.

Thank you.

A:Upgrade version vs clean install version

I suggest the much cheaper upgrade DVD. It will do a clean install, if there is an underlying supporting version of Windows

MS has changed the rules for OEM, they are not for personal use, even if builidng your own computer.

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I have Win 7 64 bit Home, OEM. If I do any anytime upgrade to Win 7 64 bit Pro, does that change the OEM to a full version?

Reason I ask, I may want to change motherboards, to a different brand, and with an OEM I wouldn't be able to reactivate it.

A:Anytime Upgrade from OEM version to full version??

I don't even think you can get a Windows 7 Retail any more.

My understanding you can up grade from Home Premium but you will have to pay for the Up grade to Pro OEM builders.

Their might be other members with a better idea.

I personally don't like upgrades and just buy OEM builders and do a clean install.

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I am using windows 2003 o.s with my SAP software got installed.As i am not having the sound drivers for my 2003 o.s .so that can i install xp on my p.c with out un-installing my SAP software and i don't want to format my system.........so that i can get sound drivers with Xp..


A:Is It Possible To Upgrade On Higher Version To Lower Version O.s

No, you can't do what you are asking here. The only way you can change the o/s is to format and install.

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Downloaded the iso for ATA v1.7.2 so I could upgrade our current ATA center which is at 1.6.4103.  According to the "ATA update to 1.7 migration guide", it seems to say that I can be at 1.6 to upgrade to 1.7.  However, upon running the
Microsoft ATA Center Setup, I get the following pop up message:
  "Updating to version 1.7.5757.57477 from version 1.6.4103.64991 is not supported"
Is this accurate and, if so, what process should I follow to get to version 1.7.*??  Do I need to uninstall version 1.6 and can I preserve the existing Mongo DB?


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I have Microsoft Office (2003) Student & Teachers. It has MS Word, Excel, PP, and Outlook. I want to know if this is a compatable application to upgrade to Office Professional 2007. The side of the box states "Any 2000-2007 Microsoft Office program or suite" or "Any Microsoft Office XP Suite" but when I put in the installation disk, entered the Product Key, the Upgrade doesn't recognize that I have an eligible version of MS Office installed. Typically, there is no one I can easily call (without spending beaucoup $$) at Microsoft to ask this simple question. Thanks!

A:Office Professional Updgrade from Student & Teachers version

Simple answer. None of the Student & Teacher (or Home & Student) editions are upgradable. They never have been. This also means that you cannot upgrade the 2003 version to the 2007 version.

The reason is simple. The Home versions of this software contains 3 licenses. You can legally install the software on three computers (in the same household). It's also WAY cheaper than the standard, professional, or enterprise versions.


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Special offer on minitool partition wizrd professional - normally $39 but free.

Main advantage over free version is ability to handle dynamic disks.

Hurry offer ends on 27/11/16

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I have installed Win 8 Professional x64 bit - the release version. Yes I do have it. Windows update fails. I have run everything I found on three different forums and Windows 8 Professional update still fails.

The install was flawless - surpised me. Windows 8 accessed the internet at the start of the install so that isn't a problem. All the drivers and BIOS are current. I can access the internet on IE 10 and that doesn't fail like internet explorer fails in Win 7 professional (yet). So does anyone, yes even you MS, know how to get Windows 8 to update?

Thanks and make sure that you have a great holiday!

A:Windows 8 x64 Professional Release Version UPDATE FAILS

Did Windows Update provide you with an error message and number? If so, have you searched using Bing/Google/Yahoo/whomever to see what turns up for that message and/or number?

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I just ordered the academic version of Office Pro. Can anyone tell me how many computers I can legally install one license on? I can't seem to find this info.

A:Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Academic Version


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HP 15-f337wm Notebook, Win 10 Home 64-bit. I accidentally deleted something unknown tto me that stopped me being able to attach photos to my AOL mail.   A few days ago Microsoft (via internet) downloaded for me a two month trial of MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2013 which for reasons unknown to me FIXED the problem!    Yesterday I purchased at Walmart a OFFICE HOME & STUDENT 2016 product key.  Am only interested in downloading what ever it was that stopped me from being able to attach pictures to my AOL emails. I would like to keep the WORD but am not interested in the Exel, PowerPoint and OneNote unless someone tells me I need to download ALL of them to fix my photo attaching problem.  Also, do I need to uninstall the trial before downloading the new product key?

A:Uninstall trial version Office Professional Plus 2013 before...

Hard to say what happened with the AOL photos but that full Office 2013 has a photo editor program included and that may be what started the photos working right again. Since that was a 2 month trial you are not going to be able to keep it anyway. I would uninstall the Office 2013 before installing the Office 2016. If you do not, the Office 2016 upon install will give you the option to keep or upgrade all parts of the Office 2013 which have corresponding apps in 2016. However, since the 2013 you have is more full-featured you will likely wind up with a mish-mash of 2013 and 2016 components and it is going to be confusing when 2013 expires.  If, after the 2016 install, your AOL picture problem is back, post back then and we can attack that issue on its own merits. I'm sure it is a very easy fix and likely just a file association thing. It's not really fixed until you understand how and why it is fixed.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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A:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL VERSION AND OEM?


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I recently downloaded the free version of DarkBasic Professional. It installed successfully and I entered the CD Key and it accepted it, but everytime i try to start the program it starts to load and stops at the same point everytime.

Has anyone else run into this problem, and if so, do you know how to fix it?

A:Problem Running DarkBasic Professional Free Version

do you meet the requirements? is there an error message?

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Hey all,
My Dell D620 with Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz, 2GB DDR2 RAM (2 x 1GB config), 80GB Hard drive and is currently running Windows XP Pro 32-bit version.
My question is, I am about to install Windows Vista, but version of version of Windows Vista do I need to install?
Thanks in advance.

A:Which version of Vista to install on Windows XP Professional machine?


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Hi, I want to 'Start Over' on my computer and wipe the whole thing clean. Problem is I have no Operating system disks, and no driver disks. Therefore, I have to purchase a new operating system. Right now I have microsoft windows XP Professional. I am going to buy XP Home edition b/c I dont want to spend that much money. Can I buy the upgrade version or do I need to buy the full version. Remember that I need to format the drive. Thanks.

A:Full version or Upgrade Version??

If you don't have any XP discs and you format your drive, you will need the full version. What you could do is get the upgrade and install that first, then remove your XP.

EDIT: Sorry, it's late here and I really should be in bed. For some reason I was thinking of Vista Home Basic. What I said still applies, however. If you have an earlier version of Windows, eg, '98, you can reformat your drive then install the upgrade. It will simply ask you to insert your '98 disc to check that the upgrade is valid. It's a long time since I installed my upgrade version of XP, but it was quite happy when I inserted an upgrade version of '98.

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Which is the better option?

A:Upgrade version vs regular version

Hello Mitchball, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The full (regular) version will allow you to do a clean install easier and will not require you to have a qualifying current version of Vista like the upgrade version will. Otherwise they are the same version of Windows 7.

I like the full version better for ease of use and installation.

Hope this helps,

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

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

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I have a copy of MS Office Professional 2003 that has been installed and working fine for 2 years. Now (perhaps as a result of a Microsoft update ?) I am told that it is not genuine and will fail to work in 10 days. The invalidity is confirmed at http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/ It seems this is part of a bunch of product keys that purport to be one in a series of a volume licence but were really stolen.

Do I need to buy a full retail edtion of Office Professional 2007 or will an upgrade version be acceptable to the activation code ?

A:Will an upgrade version of MS Office see a hookey one as a qualification for upgrade

If you purchased this as a legal, retail version, then contact Microsoft about the false notification.

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

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

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


A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

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


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No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

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

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

A:Upgrade to XP Professional

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

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

A:xp professional upgrade


Originally Posted by metalic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

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A:XP Professional upgrade information

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

A:Windows XP Professional upgrade

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

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