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XP/Vista software compatible in Win7 Home Premium?

Q: XP/Vista software compatible in Win7 Home Premium?

I am new to the forum. I have the Win7 RC 7100 build right now. I have installed most of what I need to run and everything is great so far. The only question I have is would all the programs I am running now run in Win7 Home Premium since it will not include the Windows XP mode? I never ran Vista so this mode is new to me. I am assuming that if I need to go in and tell it to run in XP mode that that software would not run in Home Premium. Therefore I am also assuming that if I can install software and it runs without me telling it to run in XP mode, then it should be fine in Home Premium. Please correct me if I am wrong or if I am on the right track here. Thanks a lot!

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A: XP/Vista software compatible in Win7 Home Premium?

You might find Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta and Windows Vista Compatibility Center useful in determining compatibility.

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As Windows Fax and Scan facility only applies to Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate, is there a recomended alternative (free) software program for Home Premium ??Vista "Boot Safe Mode" When I used XP, I had a program that enabled an automatic "boot" that gave the option of booting into Safe Mode, without having to restart the system with your finger hovering over the F5 or F8 key to kick it into Safe Mode. Is there such a software for Vista? A few "mixed" questions that I could really do with some answersfor ...please...I know that the folowing questions do not neccesarilly fall into this Vista related forum, but having searched for answers and come up empty handed, I thought I might try my luck here.. Is there a specific forum / site where you can post multiple questions varying from Google to Vista to Firefox - basically a general forum??I know that there are some, but having posted in these forums I noticed that many of the subject "latest post" is often well over a month or so ago which signifies a severe lack of members.Re: Google - I have been trying to make google search results open in a new tab using the about:configbrowser.search.openintab change to "true". Although it is now set to "true" is hasn't made the results open in new tab. Is there another method for doing this??Re: Windows - How do you make new windows open fully instead of the annoying small window that does not have the minimize... Read more

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I have just started using Vista Premium and wanted to know if anyone has tried installing Visual Studio 8 Pro and whether or not they ran into any issues.... Thanks

A:Is Visual Studio 8 Pro compatible with Vista Home Premium 32-bit

According to system requirements Vista is a supported OS:

Computer with a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
Visual Studio 2008 can be installed on the following operating systems:
Windows Vista® (x86 & x64) - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows® XP (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 or later - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows Server® 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 1 or later (all editions)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64) or later (all editions)
384 MB of RAM or more (768 MB of RAM or more for Windows Vista)
2.2 GB of available hard-disk space
5400 RPM hard drive
1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
Additional features may require Internet access. Fees may apply.​
Visual Studio 2005 was not supported on Vista, but as far as I know there is no prolem with Visual Studio 2008. You can install a trial to check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...EC-ED72-4A79-8961-25635DB0192B&displaylang=en

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. I just began using it. It came loaded on an older NOS HP G60 Series Notebook I recently purchased. I had Windows XP 32 Bit on my older system, and was a fan of Auslogics Disk Defrag Free. I liked it's speed and it's optimization strategy. At their site, it says it's only compatible with Vista 32. I've been digging around forums and the web but it's still not clear who's got a compatible Defrag... I don't want to wreck my file system or anything like that. I would like to get some suggestions for Vista 64 Bit Defrag Applications... suggestions that are 100% verifiable... and of course I'm looking for something other than the Defrag function that comes with Vista...

Enjoy Your Moments,

John B.

A:Taking Suggestions for a Compatible Defrag Program for Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

Try Puran. It's free. I used it on my Vista64 system for years.

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Super quick question.

OS Install Path:

XP Home OEM 32-bit
Vista Ultimate Retail Upgrade 64-bit
Windows 7 RC1 64-bit

Can I buy a Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional retail upgrade and use the valid license from the Vista upgrade or do I need to purchase the full retail version?

Thanks much!

A:Vista Ultimate to Win7 Home Premium?

You can buy the upgrade.

I don't recommend that path, though. I recommend doing a clean install. It is possible to do a clean install with an upgrade version.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Too much junk will get left behind upgrading from XP.

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I have set up a VPN in windows 7 and from my computer i am able to connect to it. I also tried connecting on a virtual machine and it connected fine(the virtual machine is Win7 as well)

I have already opened ports in my router and both computers connect to the internet on the same connection.

I also enabled ports on the firewall but with no success, i also disabled the firewall on both machines.

the credentials im using are correct also as well as the name and i get the common 800 error

A:Cannot Connect to win7 x64 VPN from vista home premium x86 error 800


Have you created the VPN via your router?

Is the Vista PC on another IP Range?

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Hi guys,

My father has purchased a copy of Win 7 Pro 32 bit OEM.
He owns a copy of Vista Home Premium.

He wants to do an upgrade installation, but can't as Microsoft won't allow this. Assuming that a clean install is not an option, how can I upgrade him from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro.

If I borrow a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, can I do an upgrade without a CD-key, then after the upgrade is done use the Windows 7 Pro disk to upgrade that to Pro?

Any ideas? I can't return the disk and the idea of forking out more money for Ultimate just to avoid a clean install is not appealing.


A:vista home premium to win7 pro. cant upgrade- any ideas?

you can only upgrade like for like as far as i know (home premium to home premium) so i think you will have to back up your pc and do a clean install. someone else might have a solution though.

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I posted here earlier (a couple weeks ago) about a painless installation of Win7 on a resized C Drive, which I partitioned into into a C Drive (Vista) and W Drive (Win 7).

All was fine until yesterday - I had been able to login into and out of both operating systems without drama - when out of the blue, for no apparent reason, whenever I try and log onto the Vista operating system, it allows me to logon as Rod with my correct password, but after the logon screen I get the "Preparing your Desktop" and and am presented with a Desktop and icons - but not for me! I get a bubble pop up out of the System Tray that says "Windows had trouble loading your Profile and has loaded up a temporary profile. Contact your administrator".

That would be me! I for the life of me don't know what happened. I have created no new users, nor amended any existing ones. Though, when using Win7 earlier in the day, I had to give access rights and permissions to All authenticated Users in order to access and use files on a separate (D) Drive.

Will this have screwed up my User Profile and login to Vista? How?

Any help and or thoughts would be greatly appreciated


A:Dual Booting WIN7 and Vista Home Premium

Does this fix it and/or explain?

A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system

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According to Windows You are not able to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows Vista Business.

I wanted to join one of our developers to our domain, unfortunately this developer has a machine running Windows Vista Home Premium. We have a license to Windows Vista Business. After reading the website above it is not possible to upgrade, only to do a clean install.

This is not an option for the company since we have some serious deadlines to meet.

I started doing research online for cloning solutions but the question is rather complex to put in a search query.

In essence this is what I am trying to do.

Install a cloning software to make a copy of the hard drive.
Do a clean install from Home Premium to Windows Business.
Use cloning software to put all applications, user's settings, etc exactly the way it was before installing Windows Business without any conflicts.

Will there be any conflicts (i.e. with the registry) or anything else, since the applications where installed in Windows Vista Home and now they are running in Windows Vista Business?

What is the best (if possible free) cloning software that I could use to clone the developer's stuff?

Is this even possible?

I appreciate any help I can get. I just started this job and don't want to let my bosses down.


Thank you very much!

A:Vista Home Premium to Vista Business (cant upgrade) cant afford to reinstall software

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hi guys,up until now i have been running xp pcs,i am updating to vista premium AMD athlon dual core 5000.i would like to know if anyone can tell me what versions of nero and clone dvd will work on it, also will record now version 7 work, thank you .....

A:Vista Home Premium Software ,,,,,,

Nero 8 works fine for me (Vista Ultimate 32 bit), that's all I really use though so I can't help you with the others.

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Trying to clean install from Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit both Home Premium. I put the Win 7 DVD in the tray, shut down the computer, restarted with hard button and nothing happened. It rebooted into Vista. Opened DVD drive and double clicked on setup.exe and got the following message "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program and then contact the software publisher."
How do I get Windows 7 to install?

A:Trying to upgrade from Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit both Home Premium

You'll need to select the DVD drive as the boot option in BIOS. Read through Clean Install Windows 7

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I have C Drive 250gb - Vista HP SP2 and, PARTIONED, also a W Drive 250gb - WIN7 RC7100

Boot Manager list WIN7 first, which is what I wanted and set via msconfig.

I think I am going to trash my Vista and install a clean WIN7 on C drive.

I am thinking to do this:

1. From within WIN7, go to msconfig and reset boot sequence to C Drive
2. Reboot. From within Vista, go to Disk Management and delete the W partition (and therefore WIN7) and then to resize my C drive to full amount of C/W size (500GB)
3. From within Vista, load in Win7 DVD, go to My computer and set off setup.exe & do a clean install...or do I have to change boot sequence thru bios first and reboot to the DVD drive to do this?

I have all discs/drivers for my other applications and they are all working fine on my present WIN7 drive

Or would I simply do an in-place upgrade?

I know I have to either purchase a new copy or an upgrade copy of WIN7.

Is my thought process above corret?


A:WIN7 / Vista Home Premium dual boot - TRASHING ONE

Installing over Vista would be easier, and you could use my tutorial (Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation) to do an restore from your Vista install.


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I cannot log on. When I put in my password it tells me that the user profile service failed to log on and the user profile cannot load. Can you help me?


A:windows vista home premium software

Hello sherry1170,
have you tryed to log onto your profile in safe mode ??
if your computer allows you to log on in safe mode create a new user area and then restart your computer and load it into windows as usual and try to log onto this acount this may solve the problem of logging onto the machine as your original acount may be currupt in some way stoping it from logging on in normal mode ... if this works to retreave the files from your original account they will be in C:/users/"original user acounts name"

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Hi there,

I have windows Vista home premium that dosnt come with fax software when I bought my computer. Any suggestion on what fax software I need to install on my computer. Help is much appreciated.


A:Fax software for windows vista home premium

Wow, i have Ultimate so I didn't know the problem existed. How crappy of them to take the fax feature out. I can't verify this software, but when I researched for an answer to your question on different message boards SnappyFax came up as a solution quite often. I hate to answer your question this way because I have no idea how well it works, but maybe it will help you a little, or at least point you in the right direction.EDIT: It does seem to come with a free trial version here that you may want to try first.

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I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium and a trial version of Norton 360 preloaded. Once the trial was over, I followed the instructions on purchasing the full version. In doing that I now have a mess of Vista where system windows won't open, all of my Gadgets were deleted and cannot be reinstalled and Norton 360 itself won't even open. I have downloaded the Norton removal tool and reinstalled 360 as recommended by Norton, however I still don't have my gadgets or the ability to open system windows like Personalization and Norton 360 still doesn't open. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can correct this issue?

A:Vista Home Premium and Trial Software

If it were me, I'd avoid any Norton software at all costs. It seems Norton-protected systems are the first to fall when viruses hit since Norton gets inactivated by them.

There is little you can do if Norton support can't help you. But trying a System Restore point from before all this happened might help. Uninstall what you can before restoring and after. And definitely remove all you can of any Norton products before trying to install the new version since their own products are often incompatible with one another.

You'll also need to remove any other protection software that you have, including firewalls and anti-spyware apps that Norton may be incompatible with, and certainly any anti-virus protection.

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Hi all,
Have a question on installing an old piece of software on VISTA Home Premium SP1 64bit. The interesting thing is this software is installed and running on Win XP Media Center 2005 SP3 and runs like a watch. However attempts to install on my VISTA machine prove futile. I get the following message:
The disk itself states for Windows 95/98/98SE/NT ( I know this is old stuff) copyright 2000. I don't know apples from oranges about code and I'm definitely not a code monkey; but wonder if it has something to do with the way the program was written? Could it have been written in 16bit code? Like I said it installs and operates on a 32bit OS. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

I have tried running as Administrator and it makes no difference.....same message appears.

A:installing an old piece of software on VISTA Home Premium SP1 64bit

Hi all,
Thanks for looking. I also tried the "Windows Compatibility Wizard" and it was a nogo no matter what I did. Soooo, after much Googling and many dead ends, I finally tracked down the current company that owns the software (not the original publisher) and they cannot make it work in VISTA either. Claim they are working with Microsoft on some kind of patch. I will say this for them though they were honest enough to put this fact in 'red letters' on their Google ad. I missed it first time around. I'll just use it on my XP machine.
Thanks for the help

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

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

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

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Greetings -

This is my first time here and am very thankful for this great collection of forums and this community.

I am trying to recover from a VAIO laptop HDD crash to Win7 Professional upgrade. I had finished working, shutdown Win7 Pro. cleanly. Drove home, attempted to launch Windows and could not, not in Safe Mode either. I restarted with F12 to launch Recovery Mode and it would only get to about 80% and reboot with a drive error (0xE.....9 - I've forgotten the exact code and can put this old drive in and get it if required).

I've done the following:Bought laptop with Win7 Home Premium
Purchased and install Win7 Professional
Installed VS2010
Did a whole lot of work for ~2 years
Original drive crashed
Replace old 640GB HDD with 500GB HDD
Downloded and installed Win7 Home Premium using original key
Started catching (again) with a few hundred Win7 updates

My question to the community and/or any experts is - how do I install the upgrade to Win7 Professional without having to pay Microsoft again?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.


A:How to recover Win7 Pro upgrade from Win7 Home Premium post HDD crash

Do you have an Anytime Upgrade key for Professional?

If so do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 of Home Premium, then after it is setup and running fine, insert the Professional product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

If instead you have a retail Upgrade copy of Professional then you can boot it's installer to Clean Install it on its own. The installer will see an OS on the hard drive to allow use of Upgrade version key, after which you should delete all partitions to get it cleanest using the Drive Options in Steps 7-8 of Clean Install Windows 7

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I have a Dell Laptop which came with XP, last year I purchased Win7 Home Premium Upgrade and installed it on the Laptop. I let my stepson use it until today, the User files have been messed with and there is more junk on it than I am willing to work around.
I would like to format the hard drive and reinstall Win7 using the same disc I purchased last year. I still have the Product Key.
I have searched but have not found details particular to my needs, which basically means I am no Techie!

A:format win7 hard drive and reinstall win7 Home Premium.

I believe you will find this is what you are looking for.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The system will run much better in general using that method rather than upgrading as well.

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I just bought a ThinkPad T400, and 8GB DDR3 upgrade kit. After first log on, I realized the Windows 7 is 32bit. How can I upgrade to Ultimate x64 instead?

Thanks for your help.

A:Win7 32bit Home Premium to Win7 64bit Ultimate: Possible without Clean

I think you have to Wipe and reinstall. You can't go from 32bit to 64bit over the top of the 32bit.

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Hi all,

Hope all is well. I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite P855-S520 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1 already installed and would like to upgrade it Windows 7 Ultimate.

I had already purchased a retail version for Win7 Ultimate before (the full version not the upgrade) and would like to use this for the upgrade.

I looked around the forums for some advice and found some very useful stuff but I would appreciate if someone could help with the following. My apologies if the answers were posted already. Must have missed them.

1. I read about the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature. Will AU work with the full Win7 Ultimate retail key or does it specifically work with an upgrade key?

2. If I use the AU and it is successful, will the new Win7 Ultimate key be converted to an OEM version as well? The full-version retail key I have gives me the right to install this to 3 computers. I do not want to lose this right since I may use it for different computers in the future.

3. Is it better to go for AU or a clean install of Win7?

Since I just purchased the laptop, I have no personal data or programs installed so I do not have to worry about losing data. However Toshiba has certain software installed with the laptop. My understanding of a clean install is that everything will be wiped clean and then necessary software e.g. drivers, etc... need to be installed again. On the other hand, once I upgrade to Ultimate perhaps some of this software will becom... Read more

A:Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium 64bit to Win7 Ultimate

What`s the need for the upgrade ? Save your Retail Ultimate for another build. But someone will be along to answer your question.

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

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


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

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

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

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

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

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

My System:

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

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

No DMP included...

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

If you are overclocking STOP

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

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

The procedure:

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

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

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

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This may seem like a stupid question but I'm just curious. Would it be possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate RC to Windows 7 Home Premium using the Upgrade version disc? I mean, it is two different 'versions' and I can't really afford the full (OEM) version of Win7 HP. Is it possible or do I have to buy the full version?

A:Win7 Ultimate RC to Win7 Home Premium Upgrade.

It's my generally semi-educated idea that, In order to get the RC you had to have a earlier MS OS on your rig. So now you want to down grade to a different version of 7 that has less to it, but all you need? From my readings of the proper install of upgrade versions, you would need to reinstall you original MS OS. Then apply the new upgrade version you require.
This would remove your ultimate and give a fresh start to apply the 7 prem.(upgrade) to.
Back up any and all you'll want to bring back into the new OS environment, and you should be good to go. This all assumes that you have a previous version of a Microsoft OS that you own?
I would go that rout just so that the time exspired version(ultimate) would be removed and no orphaned files left to mingle with new install of the upgrade.
But again, I'm no Tech, and I hold great reverence for those that know much more than I.
Best wishes.

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Hi All,

Just looking for some advice here. I have a desktop with a 1 TB Hard drive, not partitioned. The copy of Win7 Ultimate on this computer is not genuine. I would like to get genuine, but I didn't want to drop $200 on Ultimate. I wanted to downgrade to Pro or Home Premium without having to do a full re-install. My thinking was that I could get a small hard drive and install an OEM version of Pro or HP on that, and keep my files/programs on the 1TB hard drive.

Would there be any issues with this? Am I going to have to re-install all of my programs anyways? Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


A:Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Pro or Home Premium Advice

If you don't mind me asking, how will obtain the OEM version?

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Hey all,

Just did a format on a client's machine that was just given to me. It had OEM Win7 Home Premium 32-bit on it, but there was no CD key tag on the case anywhere when I got home, so I used the Magical Jellybean Keyfinder to get the key from the OS. The System window in Control Panel stated the install was supposedly "Genuine".

I used an OEM Win7 Home Premium 32-bit disk I had laying around to reinstall the OS...all is well, OS is reinstalled, but now the OS won't activate the supposedly "Genuine" key that I had before, giving me an 0xC004E003 error code...?

Thanks for any and all help!

Some more info - I can't seem to bring up the "phone activation" option? No matter what I do with the options in System/Properties/"Activate Windows Now" there is NO option anywhere to choose a country and call for Activation like there should be...?

EDIT - Added the MGADiag Log file:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {72A6CAC7-348A-4D44-83C9-B0080069C1FE}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Reinstalled Win7 Home Premium - now Win7 won't activate?

This machine shipped with Vista installed (manufactured Oct 2008 and Windows 7 wasn't released until August 2009) - and cannot support a Windows 7 OEM_SLP Key such as this.
The earlier install must have been supported by a hacker's Activation Exploit.

The best option - if there is no COA sticker at all present - is to reinstall using the proper manufacturer's Recovery media for this machine.
Second best is to purchase a new Full Windows license.

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I have a small notebook. It does have a malware that I can't get did of.
Therefore I want to do a clean upgrade. I saw it somewhere on the net
but I can't find it now.
There were 3 methods one with a change in the registry and
another where you do a double upgrade
I do have the win 7 home premium CD

A:upgrade win7 starter to win7 home premium

Hello Mogens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here you go.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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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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okay now im having this VERY nagging and now starting to become very time consuming problem...

Recently ive decided that Well i should upgrade this computer. give it a bit of ..well style.

But since ive upgraded to WIN7 there has been no sound whatsoever. Ive downloaded countless driver programs which tell you what sound card you have and not one has detected it. IVE ALSO downloaded drivers for the WIN7 version of my sound (Realtek AC97) and ran windows updates and NONE worked. ive ran the troubleshooter on the sound thing...STILL not detecting any sound card. i tried changing the audio in BIOS from auto - enabled....nothing.

so to put short. ive tried the WIN7 drivers = No worked
Trouble shooter = No worked
BIOS changing settings = no worked
Device manager = no worked (doesnt find ANY trace of it)
Windows update = No worked
driver identifyer Software = no worked (doesnt find sound card)

there is a soundcard and it worked fine till this. maybe its incompatable but it didnt come up as incompatable (sorry for my spelling) in the windows7 instalation.

should i plug in some speakers see if it fixes the problem ..or should i revert back to my old WINXP

urm. i guess system information is helpful. so um

PC: HP pavilion A1000
Motherboard: AMD Sempron
Memory: 350 odd GB left of 500GB
graphics: Radeon 200xpress (old i know xD)

I do remember having a WIN7 PC that worked for a little that broke down that had a similarish problem but was much more easily sol... Read more

A:No sound after upgrading from WINXP home SP3 to WIN7 Home premium SP1

Where are you downloading these drivers from??

My first choice for a source would be the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Probably HP in your case.

Have you tried older (Vista) drivers in compatibility mode?

I doubt if you have a motherboard made by AMD. Please check again.

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I've installed Win7 Home Premium 64-bit on a Toshiba laptop. It did have Vista on it but well you know how it was screwed up. Instillation went without a problem. Well as it installs updates, and when it reboots, I get a BSOD and a memory dump.
Here's the error code 0xc0000001-0x00100448. When it reboots it goes to the Startup Repair screen and try"s to repair it but can not.
I put in Active Boot Disk to boot it up and I find that the drive letter has changed from C to D, and it makes the 100 mb partition that Win7 creates and makes it the C drive.
I can't figure out whats causing this.
Anybody have any input on this?

A:Win7 Home Home Premium Drive Letter Change

The 100mb partition is System Reserved which Windows 7 creates for repair reasons.

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk management post a snap shot of it here.

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I have a new computer from Mesh (Elite 3470 Intel Core Quad Core Processor 64 bit. I have been using an EPSON Colour Printer DX8400. Can anyone tell me whether or not it is possible to link this device to the computer or will I have to buy a new colour printer ?

Thanks. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:EPSON Dx8400 compatible with Windows 7 Home Premium ?

Hi Windymiller, welcome to the forums According to the Epson website ,Win7 64bit drivers are available Drivers & Support - Epson Stylus DX8400 - Epson

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I'm thinking about buying a new computer which comes pre-installed with win7 home premium 64-bit.
I'm presently running win7 professional 32-bit.

should i keep win7 home premium 64-bit on the new computer or reinstall win7 professional 32-bit?

is 64-bit "better" than 32-bit hands down, or do the added functionalities of professional outweigh those of home premium?

I'm leaning toward reinstalling win7 professional 32-bit because I'm familiar with it.



A:win7 home premium 64-bit or win7 professional 32-bit

Mitch, If you give us the system specs, we can answer your question,

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I have a huge problem. I purchased a new computer and hooked it up this weekend, it has Vista Premium and is a HP. Previously had win 98se. I work for a company from home that I mainly take calls and enter them into a software application. I log onto the software with a password. The software is Seibal CRM on Demand by Oracle. Pryer to getting the computer I spoke with someone at Oracle and was told Vista was not yet supported by them but they had some with it that she did not think had any problems. Well wrong.
When I went on the software today part of it works and not the other part (the tools part with the phone which I belive is called CRM call center on demand. Anyway it keeps showing a error message. I could not work today and have talked to everyone with the exception of B Gates. Oracle and employer says nothing they can do. HP says no help. Microsoft says yes I can get xp and call back and they will then transfer me to tect support and walk me through install, that you can have 2 operating systems something about Virtual whatever. Office Depot where I got the new computer says yes but you have to
re do the hard drive. Talked to someone who said Microsoft's Virtual whatever does not work well. Don't want to lug this computer back and office depot says they have no computers with XP anyway and don't want to pay $200 for xp and probably then fight to make it work with both. Do know the software is compatible with Xp as daughter has xp though her's is ... Read more

A:Vista Premium Not Compatible

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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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I was wondering --

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Heres my story:

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

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

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

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

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Hello all. I built this system about 1 month ago:


SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Suppy

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter With Dual-Band WMP600N Network adapter - PCI

The original OS was Windows XP 32bit SP3. I upgraded this system to Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 with no issues.

I then went to upgrade the system to Windows 7 Premium. I chose the "Upgrade" install and not the "Clean" install. I've checked the updater to confirm that all my system information was adequate. I uninstalled the ATI Catalyst Controller, iTunes, etc. that it wanted me to. Oddly enough, the ATI Catalyst Controller was the most recent driver that supports Windows 7.

I checked online to see if the hardware was all supported by Windows 7. The Sapphire Vapor-X video card was not compatible or compatible... it simply wasn't on the list of either. The X-Fi Extreme Gamer said it was NOT compatible... yet, I had a driver for... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium 32bit to 7 Premium, 62% BSOD

Here's a possible solution:

Upgrade stops responding (hangs) at 62% when you upgrade to Windows 7

I've not had the problem, but I have always done clean installs. (You say that people have seen this with clean install, but most of the problems I've seen have been for people performing an upgrade-in-place.)

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I just upgraded here (Win7) from XP Pro. I knew I would need new drivers since I went from 32-64 bit. I have most things working but am having trouble getting the Home Theater and Surround Sound to return to life. It's an Azalia interface, ALC888. I found a driver and tried to download ot but it doesn't seem to work. I used t be able to plug my Kalman SS headset in one plug at a time and assign the function of the phone jacks. Front, rear, center/sub.

I am also looking for a good driver for my webcam. It's a 1.3 M CMOS cam. Used to have a "Bison Cam" icon and it worked fine. Haven't been able to find the correct driver there either.

This machine is a MSI MS-1719 (Penryn)(GX700)


A:Win7 Home Premium

We'd need to know, what your motherboard is and if we have Win 7 64-bit chipset driver available for it.Download System Information for Windows: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html to your Desktop.Get SIW Standalone (English-Only).Double click on siw.exe to run the program.Go File>Create Report File>HTMLSave the file to known location.Zip the file, and attach it to your next reply.

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I have a dell 1555 Studio.
Is there any way I can extrace win 7 from the disk that came with it so I can just install win 7 and not restore it to the original state.
Also, I have read on other web sites that I can load win7 from another disk and use the serial number from my program. Is that possible and would it be legal?

Hope all of you have a great Christmas.

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I wish I could go back to my Win7 RC as a premenant OS. I used Beta then RC, then installed Home Premium. I did not have a single problem with the Beta or RC. I have all kinds of problems with the "real deal" since I installed in October on my 4 machines.

System crashes every now and then. Programs stalls (things like Outlook, Word 2007) and some of my other software. I do not "game". Lots of white screen program not responding.

Will not install Gadgets regardless of my UAC setting. Hit the install button nothing happens, and all the solutions I have seen and tried so far do not work.

Several times it just goes blank and reboots.

It is amazing that before I was telling everyone how great the RC was and I could not wait to get the public release. Now I wish I could go back to the RC permantly somehow.

My video resolution will not stay set on one of my laptops even after Win7 reinstall. Never did it with RC.

It seems to me I see a lot more posts in here since people have started installing Win7 since October.

HOWEVER, even with the problems I am having,,, it is still far better than the problems I was having with Vista on my machines.

Or is it just me?

A:WIn7 RC was better than my Win7 Home Premium

The reason why you see more posts since October 22 is more people are using it now! Only more advanced users downloaded the RC, but now the general public is using the RTM.

Try updating your video card drivers and looking in the event viewer for errors.

We can fix these errors 1 by 1. Please create a separate thread for each of them.


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Hi folks!

Just installed Win7 yesterday and am lovin it! Save for the fact that I cant get one of my favourite games to work becuase its in MDS/MDF format.

Yup! and since SPTD [the driver used by ALcohol 120%, Alcohol 52%, DT,etc] craps out in Win7, I cant use any of those programs!

I tried an old setup of MagicDisc. Got it installed even but thats it. It froze my system and had to manually uninstall it.

Is there any free/paid utility which mounts MDF/MDS images as well as others?

On a side note, I wonder what will happen if we actually take the already installed SPTD driver from another OS [say XPSP3 dualboot] and try to install it? The only reason Alcohol 120% 's setup loops indefinitely is because it fails to DETECT the SPTD driver.

So, if we manage to literally hammer the driver in to place somehow, maybe we can start using our favourite image mounting/burning tools?

A:MDS/MDF Image mounting software compatible with Win7

OK I got PowerISO to work after reading another forum post. But still, I would like to know if we can forcefully install the SPTD driver so that all our favourite virtual CD/DVD tools can work again!


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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

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

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

it wont go past this screen.

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

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

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

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

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



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I have a HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC with Win7 Home Premium,AlMD A4-3305 APU with Radeon HD Grapics 1.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 64-bit OS. I have two major problems with this computer.
1] IE10 does not functionproperly. Clicking on links, even usingCtrl/Click does not open the link, either in the same window or in a differentwindow. Tool/IE Options/General/Tabs – When a new tab is opened, open: The new tab page; and, Open links from other programs in: (X) A new window – both are set as indicated. In order to open the link I must copy it and paste it into a new browser or into the same browser's address bar. How can this be rectified?

2] both Hearts and Freecell no longer open when their desktop icon is selected. What can be done to correct this problem?

I have searched theInternet looking for solutions with no success. Please copy your response to [email protected].
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3305M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3561 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 585788 MB, Free - 499790 MB; D: Total - 20426 MB, Free - 2211 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1104 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3568
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Problems with Win7 Home Premium

Edit post #1 and remove your personal email address from it, unless you don't mind everyone seeing it and getting bombarded with spam.


Have you been using any registry/file "cleaner/optimizer/booster/tuneup" type programs?


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