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Can the CPU be upgraded?

Q: Can the CPU be upgraded?

I have a HP G7-2235dx laptop. It currently has an AMD processor (AMD A8-4500M). Can the processor be upgraded? If so, what AMD processor can it take?

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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I upgraded my XP to Windows 7 and the original monitor is not widescreen compatible. I recently bought
AOC E2070SWN-B 20" LED Widescreen Monitor - 1600x900, 5 ms, 16:9, 20M:1, Vesa Mount, (Refurbished) - RB-E2070SWN-B and I am still unable to see the whole screen correctly.

Thank you for your assistance.

A:Upgraded XP to Windows, Upgraded Monitor, not configuring

You didn't provide ANY information about and a description of your computer, so we have no idea what graphics device it has.

It's my guess its graphics device doesn't support Windows 7, so it's using a default VGA mode.


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Hi all, I hope you can help me here.

I've just upgraded several bits of hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 32/64Bit CPU S9
Asus A8N-SLI SE S939 NF4 SLi DDR400
2 x 512Mb PC3200 (PC400) DDR Memory
460W Akasa Black Nickel Ultra quiet
Powercolour ATI Radeon X700 SE PCI Express Graphics

I booted from my windows CD and chose to repair the existing installation. It all seemed to work fine. Then after set up completed, when i come to the screen asking me how i want to start windows i.e. something like:

Safe Mode
Safe mode with command prompt
Last working configuration
Start Windows normally

At this point, whatever way i choose to start windows, the pc just restarts almost immediately after selection. I really dont know what to do!

One thing, that may also be relevant. My hard drive is partitioned into 4 parts. When i try to boot in safe mode, and all the files start loading, they are listed as ...

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32.. etc.

I suspect that it should be c:\WINDOWS ... etc.

Perhaps this is the source of the problem. I really dont know.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Just upgraded mob+cpu - please help!?

When i try to boot in safe mode, the pc resets when attempting to load the file:


hope that helps


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Have recently upgraded to windows 7 pro on a nice new 1TB hard drive. I have removed the previously installed win xp drive, and that is now in an external caddy.

I have been in the pricess of moving the files from the xp drive to the win7 drive. I forgto to backup my IE8 bookmarks before the switch over, and have tried to find the actual bookmark links via windows explorer but can't find them.

Any idea on where they may be?

I have tried looking in dos and setting\users\favourites...but the bookmarks are not in there.

A:Upgraded to Win 7 pro

Windows XP stores the Internet Explorer Favorites in a directory like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Favorites

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Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?
Thanks guys!

A:Upgraded from x86 to x64

Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826

Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?
Thanks guys!


It is the program folder for non x64 bit programs.


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I just completed this process and thought I would post my experience doing this. My original install was an upgrade from xp to 7 home premium 32 bit. I decided to upgrade to 64 bit to maximise my memory usage as 32 bit would not recognise my 4gb of ram. When I put the dvd into my drive it gave me a warning that "the operating system is not supported,reboot and boot from cd". After enabling first boot from cd in my bios it went right to the installer and all went well,it even seemed to go a little quicker than the original 32 bit install.After installation completed all the 64 bit drivers were installed for all my hardware and everything is running great. The only device I was not able to install a driver for was a usb hub that windows would not accept the 32 bit drivers for. This device had installed correctly with 32 bit. It did create a Windows.old folder and a program files (x86) folder along with the program files folder. 32 bit programs get installed into the x86 folder. All in all this was a very easy process and I hope this will help anybody that is thinking of doing this

A:Upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit

And how can you upgrade directly from 32bit to 64bit?

Perhaps you can clarify how you accomplished it.

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Ran the Upgrade Adviser which said my old XP Home Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop was compatible, so I did the deed and am VERY pleased with the result. After I got it up and running, I went through the laborious installation of Windows Updates. I didn't actually count them, but there was well over 100.

My question regards 41 "Optional" updates all labeled "Update for Windows 7". What is the collective wisdom regarding installing such updates. I'm not inclined to go into the MS Knowledge Base and analyse them all (or any, for that matter), so it occurred to me some experience sole here on TSG might have some wisdom to share.

'Preciate any and all thoughts/suggestions.

A:Upgraded from XP to Win 7

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Here's my most recent log -- just want to make sure everything's ok. Five requested prelim steps have been completed. Also, are there any known program bugs involving IE7? I've stumbled into one -- I was able to update my Panda scan program to be current, but it won't run -- it just sits at 0 files and doesn't do anything. Is that a known issue? Thanks...swhit32257

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:51:08 PM, on 10/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1155078071\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch... Read more

A:Just upgraded to IE7

Welcome to TSF.

We apologise for the delay in responding to your log. The Security Analysts here at TSF are all volunteers and the forums have been very busy.
If you still require assistance, please provide a new HJT log and any changes (good or bad) in your computers stability, and I will personally help.


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hi. i upgraded from windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 ultamat 32bit. my raptor HD is still almost full. is it because there is still the XP partition? if so is it ok to delete teh XP partition and windows 7 will run fine and be like a fresh install?

A:upgraded from xp to 7

Is there a folder called "Windows.old" on your C: drive, and if so, did you have another version of Windows on this computer before XP?

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can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !

A:Now that I upgraded to 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150

can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !

Is the recovery partition still intact? or you could just request another key from microsoft


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Tried upgrading my CPU from a 3800+ AM2 CPU to a 5200+ AM2. Reset the CMOS, becasue of previous overclocking, and put the new processor in and fired the beast up.

At first it just hung at the screen before POST. Sometimes it would get to the POST and tell me my checksum wasn't correct and default had been loaded (For BIOS, I presume). I couldn't do anything as the USB keyboard hadn't been loaded, so I tried a spare PS/2 keyboard and could get into BIOS. I saved and exited and got back to POST where it said the same thing again (checksum blah blah) so I tried pressing F1 to continue, but it just hung at a black screen.

Anyone know what could be up with it?

Rest of my specs can be seen from drop down.

A:Upgraded CPU, but PC not having it.

Check which BIOS version you have and compare it to the updated ones over at the ASUS site. There is a bios update that supports newer CPU's.


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All was well until I upgraded my AVG to v9. I even sucessfully removed the Symantic Bloatwear from the startup using some software. But this meant that my easy use pop up window for my plug in memory stick stoppedpopping up. So I recovered to a previous date. The Symantic was still not showing. All well and good as far as I'm convcerned. But, now I can not download anything from anywhere. I've changed the account settings to switch of that windows question about it being a trusted source. But still not able to download. HAs version 9 scuppered me, can it be fixed or is something else wrong?

A:Fit, until I upgraded AVG

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I've been a long-time visitor in the Win 98 forum. Well, I just upgraded to 2K Pro. A bunch of things sure are different! So I expect I'll be a frequent visitor here until I figure out how to tweak this new (and much better) OS.

First question: How do I change the folder view default? I prefer "view details" but the default seems to be "large icons." I change the setting but it keeps reverting.

I also want to learn about 2K's services and which ones can be turned off. I think I'll try some forum searches first.

A:Just Upgraded!

Originally posted by md2lgyk:
I've been a long-time visitor in the Win 98 forum. Well, I just upgraded to 2K Pro. A bunch of things sure are different! So I expect I'll be a frequent visitor here until I figure out how to tweak this new (and much better) OS.

First question: How do I change the folder view default? I prefer "view details" but the default seems to be "large icons." I change the setting but it keeps reverting.

I also want to learn about 2K's services and which ones can be turned off. I think I'll try some forum searches first. Click to expand...

Hi and welcome!

I can help with the first question.

Open windows explorer and change the view to how you want it eg details. Then click tools>folder options. Click the view tab and click "like current folder". Click OK. Close and reopen explorer.





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i want to upgrede RAM in my Laptop.  which capacity of RAM is support by my laptop. which company of RAM is best?

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Hey there peeps,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I was running Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 32 bit on my old CPU (Q8200) and Motherboard. Today I upgraded my CPU to a Core i5 and bought a new z77 Gigabyte motherboard with 8 gigs of ram.

However the problem is that I want to be able to use a 64 Bit Windows 8 pro with Media center. I upgraded my Windows 8 from my Windows 7 which was 32 bit before. What should I do now to upgrade my current 32 bit windows to a 64 bit windows?


A:Upgraded my PC would like to use 64-bit OS

Also I just wanted to add that I upgraded my windows from Windows 7 through the upgrade assistance so I don't have the Bootable disk.

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FRom .5gM to 1GB, I boot the computer it sits thee loading windows and goes no further. SO i reboot and load safe mode which off course works. I return the compter to its original condition, still the same. Any Ideas?

A:I Upgraded My Ram

Does still the same mean the computer will not boot in the original configuration?

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I'm personally back in 7 but do have plans to go back to Win8 when some of my customization tools are out of alpha stages(win8), another reason is that I use an alternative desktop shell meaning I run an alternative desktop.

Don't get me wrong, if weren't for this I wouldn't go back but I will be back at SP1 which should be early 2013 or even by the end of the year.

However I am glad I got 8 when I did otherwise I probably would have paid later on, I'll probably either buy win8 pro for a fresh install and use home on my parents PC.

Another reason, aero. Sorry love the squared edges but I miss the transparency's, and glass effects.. shallow yes, but oh well to each his own. Also, video drivers. While nvidia has released a WHQL driver for 8 I'll wait to Sp1 or even til sp1 beta to fully upgrade all my machines.

I do believe we will see aero in win8 via windowsblinds, or someone writing a shell that makes it look and feel like vista/7. It wouldn't surprise me if we see it back via an update from Microsoft, the taskbar is fine with a basic color but man.. the windows remind me of windows 9X.. at least allow for gradients..

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Hi All
I have installed W8 Pro on C: with wiping windows 8 standard.
During the process it never asked for an install key and what I ended up with is seen here below. What have I done wrong?

A:Upgraded to W8 Pro though still W8

Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

Which Windows 8 Pro are you using?

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I picked up this computer (el cheapo) to give to my sister as a starter to learn on,, its clean and works fairly well,,however microsoft tells me me the validation key is not valid,, so it was upgraded from another XP CD. It only has service P1 and i wanna up grade to service P2,,, will i still be able to up-grade? Also, i get (program not responding) alot when i wanna close out some windows i have open,,, any thoughts on that?
I dont know if this was a clean install but how can i find out if os98 is still there and can it be removed safetly ? or should i not even worry about it ? I dont see it under add/remove programs

I'll prolly have more questions later on...lol

A:Os 98 Upgraded To Xp Pro

almost sounds like a Pirated CD Key, if you can't update on the www.microsoft.com

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I hope some one can tell me: i have a emachines 633is with 64mb mem. I know i can get memory but how can I add a cd burner? I dont have a blank slot on front and wondering what to do? Can I add a cd burner cheaply? or better off buying new system? Any help or tips with this would be of great help thanks

A:Help getting upgraded

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Hi, I just got 512 ddr 3200pc ram. Along with 2 256's sticks ddr also.

Anyway When im playin a game and doing other things on my comp I get a blue popup and it restarts my computer its sayss a bunch of stuff but i cant read it cuz it goes by so fast.... what can i do to stop this ? Its like when i alt tab from the game to browse the web or chat on msn it does this sometimes.... like when im trying to do along of things real fast it does it.... and since i got 1gig of ram... whats the problem here ? Im using windows xp!

A:Just upgraded ram

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I bought this laptop because of the size of the screen (two kids, so comes in handy) and because it had a dash of performance.  Also, truthfully, it was a bit of a hasty purchase, but not looking to replace so only one direction to head... forward!  I do some gaming and recently have been winning some discussions at home with the fiance on upgrading my laptop for performance.  I replaced the 1TB hard drive with a Samsung Evo 850 500gb SSD, moving the old into an external enclosure.  Basically, I'm trying to figure out what next.  Outside of the SSD and a potential new graphics card (which of course can get expensive in a hurry), I don't really know what else I can replace/upgrade to improve performance.  Cash is of course a major player here, but even if I can't afford at the moment the knowledge will be handy so any suggestion is appreciated.      Thank you! 

A:Upgraded my HD to SSD, what next?

Hi, Please don't think about upgrading video card, if you had plenty of money, buy a new machine, don't try to upgrade video card on your laptop, actually nearly all laptops. The following link shows its specs:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04493729 You still have room to add 8GB of RAM to have 16GB. Please check the existing RAM and buy the same (even same brand). Regards.

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Everything went okay except for the video driver and the USB not working. After trying to correct the issue, this is what happens.
Machine will post normally, then the Windows Splash screen comes on, after that it goes black. I have tried rebooting several times, I also tried booting to Last Good Known config..And safe mode. When I try for safe mode, it will restart automatically.


AthlonXP 2400
512MB pc133 ram
Voodoo 3dfx 3000
OS Windows XP Sp2
Crappy MB.. Not sure what else to try. THanks.

A:I upgraded to XP SP2

is the LAN enabled???

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My reason is very simple.
Windows 7 Home Premium does not support more than 16 GB of RAM.
My new rig has 32 GB of RAM
I could have gone to Windows 7 Pro - but that actually cost more than upgrading to Windows 8 Pro, and 8 Pro was readily available at our local Staples store.

That is it in a nutshell.

It is kinda cool to be on the `bleeding`edge of technology. But as I post in the gaming forum so far my experience with game`s playable in Windows 8 has been 50% - 3 of 6 games I have loaded so far have worked.

On the productivity side MS Office 10 & Adobe Elements 10 both work great, even MS Outlook 2007 works fine.

Google Chrome is doing fine, but I broke IE 10 and it will only operate if I make it the default browser, I`ll rant about that elsewhere.

I miss my screen gadgets from Windows 7.

I have not yet got the hang of Windows 8 and spend 95% of my time in Desktop.

Compatibility problems creep up now and then, e.g. my motherboard has something called Charger+ which promises to charge your phone or other USB connected device faster and when the pc is turned off. Asus`s charger+ proved to be incompatible. Oh well I can live without that and not notice it.

I upgraded on the 26th of October the day they released the DVD`s in the stores. Downloading would have been cheaper but not realistic as we live in rural Canada and our only options for internet are dial up or satellite. Satellite is far superior to dial up, but on a clear day I get 1 to 1.4 M... Read more

A:Why I upgraded

Hi , Fortkentdad, ( no worry Enaberif is not member here) . You will be fine with 8, it as some annoyances, but we can deal with it.

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I just upgraded from IE6.0 to IE8.0. When I tried to run the browser it would not run. I had to right click on the Desktop icon and had to run IE8.0 without add-ons. My question now is how do I manage the add-ons so that I can start IE8.0 from the Desktop icon? I tried to install Flash, and I am also not able to do that. Help?


A:Upgraded To IE8

I would just ditch IE 8 and use Firefox. Much more safer, a lot more customable, and more secure *less security flaws for now*http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

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I have a Gateway GT5668E with a dual core 3.0 Athlon and want to upgrade the CPU to another AMD one. How can I know what my PC can handle? Here are the specs:

Gateway Support - Specifications

A:Can my PC CPU be upgraded

Advice Pro,
I think we need to get to the mobo portion to see what it can accept.

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Hi all,

I was looking at upgrading my video card on my Acer Aspire 5742G and I was wondering what I need to consider in terms of what graphics cards can be used in my laptop?

It currently has an NVidia GT 520M 1GB and I want to upgrade it to a 2GB card if I can.

I figure I can stay in the same 500M series but any advice is welcome!

Thanks a lot,

A:What can my GPU be upgraded to?

Most laptops do not make it easy to upgrade the GPU. Are you sure you know how? It isn't as easy as a desktop computer, and you will have to take it all apart. Does that void the warranty? Have you done this before?

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If so, what are your thoughts? I've only used the free edition of AVG 7.5.


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Or have I. Have recently purchased the upgrade to 64 bit Vista, however, having installed the disc on boot up I expected some sort of instruction on the transfer to 64 Bit procedure........nothing. When I review the details of my PC in the System menu on the Control Panel it still shows me running with 32 Bit. I have even tried to run the set-up from the upgrade DVD but have been refused and told to run from boot-up.
Any ideas that will assist will be greatful


A:Just upgraded to 64 Bit

sounds like it's your hardware . is your m/b 32bit or 64bit
you can run 32bit on a 64bit but you can't run 64bit on a 32bit system

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hi im using win xp pro
intel c2d e6420 2.13ghz
maxto 500gb sata ii hdd
geforce gs7600 256mb
was using 2gb ddr2 pc5300 from Buffalo Select 2 memory slots
i just upgraded them to 4gb ddr2 pc2 5300 Crucial ram, now the win xp can only see 3gb,and my computer is lagging as hell, could that be memory problem?
the sound icon is gone,i went to control panel try to fix it but it says has no sound device
i need help, thanks

A:Upgraded to 4GB of ram

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I am trying to help a friend clean up a computer that has Windows XP installed as an upgrade to ME. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the problems, but I am curious to know what people think.

One of the main things I would like help with if I could get it, is that the "Process Manager" shows a constant 20 - 30% CPU useage. I have cleaned up a lot on this computer and am not getting that to clear up. The computer is faster than it was, but I would still like to get it to stop running so much in the background.

I am attaching a current HJT startup log. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this, or if there might be something else you need to see.


A:ME upgraded to XP

Installing XP over the top of a disaster like ME (pardon the language) is a recipe for disaster. She/he will have a much more stable system if she/he backs up the data and performs a clean install of XP.

Installing on top of ME ( pardon the language ) brings forward all the problems that ME had . . and there were plenty.

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I'm wondering if it's at all possible to upgrade my CPU and maaaaybe my GPU, too. If so, how far can I upgrade it? I know sometimes you can only go up to a certain point before you need a whole new motherboard. If you'd like to, you could give me the same information for my RAM and motherboard, just in case I want to go all out at some point (though in that case, I should probably buy a whole new computer... maybe next time I'll go with a desktop instead >_> they're a better bang-for-buck).

These are my laptop specs, I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz
Merom 65nm Technology

3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)

Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)

Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
256MB GeForce 8400M GS (HP)

Hard Drive
59GB Patriot Torqx TRB 64GB SSD ATA Device (SATA-SSD)

A:Do you think my CPU and/or GPU can be upgraded?

Isn't this a laptop? In that case, I'd rather not try to upgrade, and it won't be a huge difference anyway.

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I checked the wrong box. How can I correct it, and does it have to be before deadline?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

A:i upgraded to w10 at 32-bit instead of 64. What should I do?

As long as you have 32-bit Windows 10 installed and fully activated you are fine. You will have to download the 64-bit ISO file, make a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD, boot the computer from that and do a clean re-install of Windows 10 64-bit. You can't change between 32-bit and 64-bit by "upgrading". You have to clean install the opposite architecture.

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I have a Vista x64 installation cd from hp.com.
Can i use this cd on my laptop which is currently x86, because i really need to wipe away everything on this laptop, and just reformat it.
Just curious.


A:x86 upgraded to x64?

If you have an HP laptop which came with Vista preinstalled and you, now have a Vista DVD, 64 bit, from HP, you can use it if:
Your computer can handle 64 bit
You use the 64 bit on only one computer and you do not use the x64 on any other computer.
Finally, it may be better to use the factory restoration partition. We can help if you give us the make and model of your computer.

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I have seen in the program files folder that windows sidebar is still there. I wonder, can I delete some old vista stuff that isn't used by 7 after my upgrade? are there programs folders like this that I can rremove? or Is 7 still using this for gadgets? I didn't do a clean install some I am not sure if these a reminents of old programs that no longer work

7 works great BTW

A:Just UPGRADED to 7 . . . now here is a quesiton

Sidebar is part of 7 you are right this is where all the desktop gadgets are stored, have clean install of 7 and its there.

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Anyone else see this yet?
Upgraded itself on my system while I was in the middle of another response in another part of the forum tonight. 
Totally new look to the interface, the alert bubble is...different. 
Just an FYI.

A:Ghostery upgraded to 6.0

Just updated my firefox add-ons just now and have the ghostery.6

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I just upgraded to windows 7 home premium from vista and now i keep getting blue screens i have no idea what causes it

I am attaching a zip with the mini dump

A:Just Upgraded to Win 7 and getting bsod

Update the drivers for your Linksys wifi NIC -


rt70x64 Linksys Home Wireless-
12/27/2006 4:41:31 AM

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Hi Team,
I am owning a Thinkpad T61 [7660A42] with 4GB hosting a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. Can this laptop be upgraded to 8GB RAM? If yes what other dependancies are to be considered and which RAM model should I consider to buy?
Moderator Edit:  Change title and first line to match intent.

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A:Can Thinkpad T61 be upgraded to 8GB RAM ?

No, the ThinkPad T60 only supports a maximum of 4GB of memory. MemoryPC2-5300 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Two (DDR2) TechnologyThe use of 667 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2GB memorySupports up to 4GB maximum memoryNote: Only 64-bit operating systems support more than 3GB of system memory (RAM). Intel Chipsets 945GM and 945PM do not support more than 3GB system memory (RAM), even when a 64-bit operating system is installed.Recommended for memory expansion are 2 GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM or 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM. -Myles

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Hey all

I have a Sony vaio which I purchased 2 years ago - it came with Windows XP Home Edition with 256MB RAM with which I received another 256MB free (which I installed). The hardware profile (right click on MyComputer) at that time used to show 512MB RAM.

Yesterday I upgraded to XP SP2. Now the profile shows 256MB RAM. Also my laptop has slowed down.

Can you tell me what I need to do to correct this? Do I re-install the RAM? If so, can you let me know how to do that - I dont have the instruction set any more....

Your help is much appreciated.

A:Upgraded, now confused!

You could try uninstalling SP2 and seeing if your ram shows up again. If it does then before you reinstall SP2 disable all anti-spyware programs and disable your anti-virus as well. Then install SP2.

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Ok, I did a search but didn't really find anything to help, so here goes..
A friend brought me his Sony Vaio model-SVE14AE13L
it has the nvidia graphics card, and i guess has the dual cards?

He had Win 8.1... and decided last week up upgrade to Win 10. He said that win 10 downloaded, ok... installed ok, then actually booted ok to the desktop, but then before it was finished loading all the way, it crashed. When he restarted he was now stuck at BSOD and reads "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed" with error code 0XC0000225 underneath that. I'm able to use f8 to get to "startup settings" with the following options.

1.Enable debugging
2.Enable boot logging
3.Enable low resolution video
4.Enable safe mode
5.Enable safe mode with networking
6.Enable safe mode with command promt
7.Disable driver signature enforcement
8.Disable early launch anti-malware protection
9.Disable automatic restart after failure

All I tried from the above list was safe mode because I wasn't really sure what the others would do, and safe mode just sent me back to where i started.
I got to "windows Boot Manager" and the windows listed was 8.1. There was no Win 10 listed. I was told by someone else that it probably started to revert itself back to 8.1 because something was wrong. He didn't get a recovery disk with the machine. I'm just at a loss here. The thing that is killing me is that he said he wouldn't care if i just reformatted it, but... Read more

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RAM upgraded from 512 to 1024. I purchased the RAM through the computer manufacturer so it would be compatible with my system and the system seems to "recognize" the upgrade b/c it lists the RAM as 1024.

I increased the virtual memory to minimum 1536 - max 3072, yet my system is still sluggish and I will occasionally get "virtual memory running low" messages.

So, two questions really (please forgive what I fear may be a breach of etiquette, I am concerned the two are related):

1) Are there any other changes to my computer I need to make after having installed the extra RAM?

2) What of the "virtual memory running low" messages?

I have contacted the manufacturer help line twice and have not been able to recieve an answer to my question.
No gaming or video editing, I am a student and do a lot of research, will usually have several applications such as Nexis open at once.

Dell Dimension 4550
Windows XP Home
2.4 ghz
NAV & Firewall 2003 (current year susbcription update)
Use Ad-Aware, Spybot & Spy Sweeper (with constantly updated definitions)
Monitor what sites place cookies on my system
Use NAV system scan once a week (updated definitions)
Do not use file sharing sites (seriously!)

A:Upgraded RAM - What is Next Step?

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Good morning everyone! I've contacted Lenovo Support directly, asking if the Z70-80 is certified to run Windows 10. As yet, I have received no answer. I backed up my system, created recovery media, and downloaded updated drivers from the support pages, but I still haven't gone through with the upgrade. I am doing volunteer work in the highlands of Peru, supporting myself as a freelance writer, which makes my laptop my only connection with the outside world. I can't afford to brick my machine on an optional major upgrade. Has anyone upgraded their Z70-80 to WIndows 10 x64? If so, what were your results? Did you run into any problems? I'm not particularly worried about my current data, settings, or programs, as long as the machine works and I can put everything back on it. For now, I'm sticking with WIndows 8.1 x64, the stock OS. I suppose that, when I get back to the states, in about year, I'll have a new machine anyway. There's really no rush to upgrade, anyway. Thanks for your input.

"There is no such thing as a foolproof system. Someone will make a better fool, tomorrow." @LoneWolffe

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A:Has anyone upgraded Z70-80 to Windows 10 x64?

I have been wondering as well. I look at the drivers availability and threads but virtually nothing on this model we have. Even a post on the 81 bios when unanswered. Many of the driver for other platforms seem beta grade and buggy requiring updating. I don't want to go through that. What did you create your backup image with? I recent used the free Paragon Backup creating it to an external USB 3.0 drive but the Boot CD won't boot. I have not popup for boot selection tapping the F12 or F10 keys as previous notebooks had to select the CD as the boot device. I like you want to have everything foreseeable addressed before making the move along with a quick reverse solution.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GBZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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I have an Asus A8V Deluxe for 6 months Ive been running 2 x 512 mb DDR 400 with no problem.

So today I purchased another stick of 512 mb of the same brand , Latency etc etc

re aranged my sticks so that they are in Dimm 0 , 1 and 2 just as it says in Manual . This then will allow single mode and not dual mode.

But I get No boot and no Picture..

Ok so I then test further..

I remove 1 of my original sticks and insert my new stick again no picture (Same slot ) so why dont this work..

Then I test my new stick on its own and it boots up NP and even runs 3 d Mark 05 all the way..

What do you think the problem is with this new stick in a sense that why doesnt it run with the other 2 and why doesnt it run in place of one of the others ?

Any ideas would be greatfull..

PS. Ive re set Bios prior to install of new Memory..


A:Upgraded memory from 1 gig to 1.5 no joy..


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I have Packard Bell Club 550, running Windows 98.

It has a 15GB hard drive

It has 64MB of RAM

and has a 550 MHz AMD-K62 processor.

I find it will be cheaper to upgrade the PC than buy a new one. My parents have a better PC, but I want to make this one better.

I want to upgrade the RAM to 512.

Im going to buy an external HD.

I also am going to by a DVD-Rom drive and a DVD re-writer.
I've heard packard bells cannot, or are really hard to upgrade. Is this true??

Please help.

A:Solved: Can my PC be upgraded?

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Is there a way to TEST my system to make sure it is defending me against attacks of all kinds?ESET NOD32 V4, ZoneAlarm firewall

A:OK..now that I have upgraded my protection

There's a relevant thread over at Wilders.

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Hello Everyone, well it seem i lost all my Virtual machines ( insiders win 10 plus a few other VM ) when i upgraded to Genuine WIN 10 Pro, i was using VMware Workstation prior to the upgrade, i would now like to try Hyper V, since its built in to Win 10, is it possible to point Hyper V to the location of my previous VM's and have them work on Hyper V ?

Thanks in advance

A:Lost VM's When upgraded to 10

I personally never tried it but...:

How to Use VMM to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V2V)
Migrating a Virtual Machine from VMWare Workstation to Hyper-V | Blend Master

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