My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade. It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10. Tried and brings me back to the blue screen. Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD Internal Hard Disk or SSD. Drive: Brings me back to blue screen USB drive: nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue. Boot Option Menu: OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE. Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB: No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options. Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows. OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files. Remove everything: Removes all of your personal files, apps and settings. Advanced options: System Restore: Tried this but no restore point (very strange). System Image Recovery: Startup Repair Command Prompt UEFI Firmware Settings StartUp Settings Last: Turn off your PC Not sure which one to try next. Microsoft told me I need to load drivers but how do you do that in a DOS environment since Windows doesn't work. PLEASE HELP. There has to be a simple solution to getting her PC up and running.
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
DIANAKD Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't ... While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!If that is not bad enough, the Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo... At this point, the ONLY way to restore her prior OS is through something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Good LuckRead other 1 answers
My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade. It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10. Tried and brings me back to the blue screen. Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD Internal Hard Disk or SSD. Drive: Brings me back to blue screen USB drive: nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue. Boot Option Menu: OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE. Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB: No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options. Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows. OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.  ... Read moreRead other answers
I am looking at a laptop for a fellow student. He upgraded from 8.1 to 10 shortly after 10 became available. Recently it was running slow and shuts off sometimes. Fan vent was clogged. CPU temp a little too high. First of all there are no drivers for Windows 10 from Toshiba. This laptop is not on their compatibility list.
I was running ccleaner and noticed its taking a long time. I looked at the CPU and Ram usage and CPU is at 7% and RAM at 49%. Then I noticed the speed of the CPU is at 1.2GHz with a Max speed of 2.6GHz. Every now and then it will jump to 2.3GHz for a second or two, then back down to 1.2 or 1.3GHz. Could this have anything to do with the 10 upgrade? Will not having the drivers for 10 create a performance issue? I think the laptop needs to go back to 8.1 but I need input from above my level (very low).
Toshiba Satellite P855-S5102
Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @2.6GHz
4G RAM Single Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Ccleaner is still running through Edge. Been doing it for 20 minutes and still at 0% progress which is why I posted.
OK so i had been through the whole beta driver scenario with amd's latest windows 8 drivers and it resulted in bsod's...which led me to download and install the stable but old drivers which led to my games having fps drops ,which i think is related to the drivers because with the beta drivers i was getting good fps's , not so much with the stable one's , anyways the question is should i go back to windows 7 because many people including myself are having compatibility issues with windows 8,windows 8.1 when it comes to amd's beta drivers( or just their drivers in general), while the vast majority are having no problems with their windows 7.
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Latest Intel Gfx driver 188.8.131.5249 (Driver Version: 184.108.40.206.4549) posted for the H50-50 at support.lenovo.com will not install. Displays Error: "The Driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer". The driver in question is listed on the website for the H50-50, and is also recommended for it by System Update. System InfoLenovo H50-50 MT: 90B7000HUSOS Windows 10 64-bit 1607 (OS Build 14393.693) Filename: u2vdo76us14.exe dated 12/26/2016Hashes below taken from the downloaded installer appear to match those listed on Lenovo website.CRC32: 6DA4220BMD5: 00D178F7E1676DAECDB5AAD19005D3A4SHA-1: 4784BD9F47780200437217EF6A516C2FD009B1B5 Not really a big deal since the previously posted v. 220.127.116.1174 dated 06/13/2016 is installed and working fine for me, but though I should report the error since an updated driver might be needed by others to correct their issues. Cheers,
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Morning, on Windows 2012 VM, IMC has been upgrade from P04 to P06 with no issues.While starting IMC services, looking into IMC Agent I see Jserver, error occured in process startup, see the log.Can't connect to management page.Where I can find log for Jserver? Best regards,Read other answers
Greetings,ok, pc just upgraded to 1511 10586 and during the upgrade when it asks what do you want to save etc. it made a choice for me I couldn't save my settings from the original win 10 upgrade (the files were saved but not the settings) so everything that was on this pc is somewhere in cyber space. Thing is I need those settings lol. If anyone is having this issue or if you know how to retrieve the settings I would greatly appreciate it. Thx
I have Win7 Build 7022. Is it possible/safe to upgrade to 70xx (Where xx > 22), or do I have to do a fresh install (Format driver...)?
Also, is 7048 downloadable from anywhere?
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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)
Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server and I think I really need this since its more than half an year ahead of the previous.
However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.
So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above? I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 16 gb.Is this good for this operation?
efiflash is a DOS utility. You'd want to prepare a bootable DOS USB drive and run it from that.
I'm not familiar with Qflash, but if it's equivalent to Asus' EZ Flash, that would be the simpler way to do it. I wonder whether you'd need to add the right file extension to the actual BIOS file. (For most Asus boards, the extension is .rom, but for some it's .cap.)
I'd suggest that that you read the manual, but I don't see anything about BIOS updates in the downloadable version. Shame.
Anybody who has Winamp PRO and wants the final version (5.666) you only have until Dec 20 to download.
The Freebie has already gone and so has the store (you can't buy a copy if you don't already have it).
what you talking about willis..
the freebie is still available when I click it.
First off, let me start by saying that I have a budget of $500, and I run on Windows 98. I have a lot of questions, so please bear with me. You donít have to answer them all.
Now, itís definite that Iím getting a hardware upgrade now for Christmas. Before I get into details, Iíd like to say that any general information on installing the pieces to be mentioned would be much appreciated. Also, Iím talking about regular stores such as Staples and such for purchase. Iíve never gotten anything online. That means one general question for all subjects is Ďwhatís the best one that can be brought for a low priceí?
First and foremost, thereís a hard drive in the mix. I want to get a new hard drive, and any new one I get is bound to have at least 4 times more storage data than I have now. I want to get at least 80 gigabytes (GB) to be split between 3 disk drives.
1a.) Would it be better to add a hard drive opposed to replacing the one I have now? I want more data for the stuff I have now, and I donít want anything on my computer changed.
1b.) If I do want to replace the hard drive I have now anyway it goes, how hard will it be to install? Are there any sites you can recommend for helping me do this?
Is there a way I can bring my old programs and files onto the new drive? If thereís a program to do that, will that program cost me?
1c) I run on the Ďoriginalí Windows 98, not Second Edition. Are there much hard drives around for Win 98 first edition?
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2 days ago my husband was using the computer when a Windows upgrade popped up. He installed it. At the end of installation, a message said that Internet Explorer was not currently installed as default browser, and did we want to install it? We think he clicked No. (sorry to be vague about this). When we next tried to get onto the Web, we had a completely new home page, almost entirely blank. It does not respond to any commands; sometimes it actually freezes, but usually it is just so slow that essentially nothing happens, and it stops us using any other programmes. I noticed in task manager that it seems to be using a huge amount of memory. We can get into a workable version by going into Applications:System tools: Internet Explorer without add-ons, but we can't use any music programmes or run video/music clips. The three upgrades/patches we installed were Update for Windows XP KB904942, Hotfix for Windows XP KB914440 and Security update for Windows XP KB920213. Can anyone tell us what has happened, and what to do about it? Thanks very much, Angela
Does the new IE icon have a golden orbit around a blue letter e? If so, it sounds like one of the updates may have been IE7. Something on your system might conflict with it, or perhaps something went wrong during the installation. You can try uninstalling the last three hotfixes, then reverting to IE6 SP1 - and see if things are better. If still problematic, try a System Restore using a restore point from just before you installed IE7.
Also run thorough scans for malware infections - these can slow your Internet dramatically. Depending on what the screen looked like, it could have been a malware "scam" or "Phishing" exploit that generated the official-looking window. If you find you have a serious infection, try the 5-Step Security Checklist --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html
Also, if you revert to IE6, visit Windows Update again - manually - and make sure the patches are up-to-date.
Best of luck
. . . Gary
Hi, i use 3CRWER200-75 router (JE467A). Status:General Information3C number 3CRWER200-75Software version 1.3wwBoot loader version Redboot V0.00.01Wireless version 18.104.22.168 DFS2Hardware version 3COM_AP51_v01 I have a problem with changing wireless settings.On status menu they are showed as changed, but really all devices can connect to lan with deffault name "3Com" without any security.And even if i turn off the wireless, it will work. I had firmware version - v1.3s, but I had problem with low internet speed,it worked at 20-30Mbit/s max, with ISP port up to 1Gbit/sAfter this i tryed to upgrade to v1.3.06WW, v1.3.14SH, v1.3.14WW,and now i try to use v1.3WW. Problem with low speed are remain and i can`t change wifi settings, and all can connect to my wifi and use my network. How i can solve the problem, and where i can find last firmware, or find old v1.3s ?
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1) How do I find out what version of Foxfire I have. When I am in Foxfire and click help the little box that comes up says version 0.9.3 -- but before that it says Windows 5.0....version 1.7
2) how do I make sure I have the latest version of Foxfire ( 1.73)
3) Do I have to download something to make sure I get the latest version so I can
not be vulnerable to security problems listed in the message at the top of this forum--If so how do I do so
Will downloarding Foxfire again from Mozilla work, will I have to remove my current Foxfire first?
Can I set up Mozilla to automatically upgrade
Download the latest version from here --> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Make sure you uninstall the old version first before installing the new version.
I didn't uninstall Firefox 2.0 and just downloaded and installed Firefox 3.0 but there seems to be no difference in performance or looks. I still can't access Yahoo because it still says I need to upgrade to Firefox 3.0 and Flash applications aren't working on Firefox but they do on IE.
Am I suppose to uninstall Firefox 2.0 first? But wouldn't that make me lose all of my bookmarks?
I am trying to sync my bookmarks using Foxmarks but it's taking over a hour in trying to sync but no success. =/
hi,,, all versions should install over the top,,,, the best bet is to totally uninstall f/f and download the latest version and redownload all your add ons,, etc,,
good luck and happy chtistmas.
Okay here's the deal;
I have seven of these to set up for users here at work, and we have several applications that need to be preconfigured and standardized for users. Thus the boot into Audit Mode for setup and Sysprepping with "CopyProfile=True" in my xml file.
First two bombed and Microsoft Support has been no help. Their suggestion is that I return it to the point of purchase as defective. I'll skip the obvious rant and move on.
First symptom that reared its ugly head was that accounts that log in after the latest version update are flawed in that the Start Menu doesn't work and there's no context menu on icons in the taskbar. I haven't dug any deeper for symptoms.
Second symptom, which came up after a fresh image downloaded from Microsoft was freezing during SysPrep, but on this attempt I installed all the updates before I sysprepped instead of after.
The second Surface exhibited the same symptoms as the first. It was SysPrepped, then updated.
I know the short answer is either "don't upgrade" or "don't sysprep" but neither of those are viable options. I can (I think) block the upgrade from happening, but that's not really what I want to do. Not SysPrepping means I'm going to be holding a LOT of hands helping users configure their profiles and hunting down applications, not something I have time for.
Any ideas or suggestions appreciated. Also, if I've missed something, just ask. I'll flag this thread for notificat... Read more
For anyone following the thread; I can disable the version update by checking the "Defer Upgrades" box in Windows Update - Advanced.
Not really a solution, but a workaround that will have to do for now.
If anything further develops, I'll pass it along.
Hi, everyone. I just installed the latest version of Firefox (3.something), and something strange happened: there's now a big, maybe 1/2 inch empty bar near the top of my windows, stuck in below the strip of bookmark things (those quick links you can drag onto a toolbar) and right above StumbleUpon, the one add-on I have. I attached a screenshot of the problem -- take a look. So far I've tried starting it up in safe mode and resetting my toolbars/extensions, but no luck. Any suggestions?
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Hope there is someone who is able to help me.
i have a k7vat Lucky Star mobo.
BIOS is award modular v6.00PGN
i need to update it because it sees only 136 GB out of 320 GB of my new hard disk!!
i have xp pro sp2 and it sees the full 320 GBs (in disk management), but when i boot my pc in the bios screen it shows: 136 GB
"you could say where is the problem?? your xp sees it all..."
yes but when i try to create a new partition (whatever type), i cant access it.
so 90% it's bios limitation.
please help me.
i cant find the site of lucky star...
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Just upgraded today and was getting a lot of BSOD at first. Once i got all updates installed they settled down abit but are still occurring just not as frequently. Most of the time its a different error that comes up. the latest one 0x00000133 didn't have anything come up under bug string check in BlueScreenView. Any help would be much appreciated. They happen randomly so as soon as i boot up some after 10-30 minutes. It will also freeze without giving a BSOD and having to be manually restarted.
the different BSOD codes are;INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
*sorry for the typo in the title
Remove all software from IObit & Slimdrivers and use a restore point prior the use of them.
If you've used IObit & slimdrivers software before you upgraded, I recommend to do a clean install and only get the drivers from legimate sources.
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
Hey guys, this forum was a crucial part in building my rig a year and a half ago, and I'm going to call on this community once again because its almost time to upgrade my system.
I'm looking to upgrade to 4GB RAM, possibly a hard drive, and in the future I'll need a new processor and video card.
RAM: I have 2 1GB modules right now, and I was wondering whether I should buy 2 more 1GB modules, so all 4 slots on my mother board are filled, or whether I should get 2 2GB modules of a "better" RAM,as in better RAM. DDR2 800 is preferable, but I'm not sure if there has been "better" RAM that has come out that my mother board supports
HD: I'm looking to get a 10,000rpm raptor in the near future. Any recommendations on a nice little hard drive that totes the speed for a fair price?
CPU: With DX10 games coming out in the near future, I'm going to be looking at getting a better CPU before I head off to college. I'm currently running my 2.4 dual core cpu, and I know my 775 motherboard can take on a quad core. I know way off in the future I'll need a new motherboard, but before I head off, I want to get the best possible processor my motherboard can handle for a decent price. Any suggestions on a good quad core (can my mobo use extreme quads?)
Video Card: My system so far has been a breeze to use and build, even though its been running vista as its OS. ALL of my problems so far have come from my video card. Several times it ... Read more
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I currently have a GeForce GTX 650 and am upgrading to a PNY GeForce GTX 960
I have a 990FXA UD3 Motherboard
and a AMD Fx 8350 Processor
I just have a view questions,
- Will the motherboard fit the card?
- Does the 960 take the same power as a 650?
- Is the 960 compatible with my pc
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a compatible gpu upgrade for my (pci-e x16 1.1) a card that is pretty good for gaming as i belive 2.0 and 2.1 cards are compatible but i dont know any that would fit my pc any help would be apprectiad oh nad my current gpu is the ATI READON HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 LOW PROFILE SAPHIRE
@Brent171, welcome to the forum. The problem that you will have with upgrading the video card is two fold: 1) newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS and yours has a standard BIOS and 2) your power supply unit (PSU) is only 250W. Most newer cards require a minimum of 300W to operate properly. The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670 series. Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system. They will save you time and money. The seller pays to ship the card to you, but you pay to return it if it doesn't work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.Read other 1 answers
I want to upgrade my CPU. It is currently an AMD Athlon Neo Processor MV-40. It is only 1.6 Ghz. My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment PC. My motherboard specs are below.
Model: Flextronics 3055
FSB: AMD Hammer, 200 Mhz
The question I have is: What other CPUs are compatible with my motherboard.
I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there. Thank you all in advance for any help.
Faites, welcome to the forums.
I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there.
Probably because it is an OEM board made by them for that (and maybe more) particular notebook. They wouldn't provide any support for it even if you did find it on their site as that would all fall on the notebook manufacturer.
As far as upgrading the CPU, unless it is supported in the bios the best you can do is the Turion Neo x2 listed here,
AMD Processors for Notebooks: AMD Turion
other than that, nothing. Even if it is supported (and that is entirely up to HP), ther eis the small matter of finding one.
I want to upgrade to 8GB RAM (Now I'm using 1 GB RAM)
I want to know if my computer compatible with 8GB or not !
my friend told me that it depends on the processor ... Does it ??
Windows 7 professional
Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 1.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system
I'm sorry if the info is not enough I don't know what is the important info to tell !!
The CPU itself is 64 bit capable,
Intel? Celeron? Processor 900 (1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
but seeing it is a socket 478 CPU, it all comes down to what the motherboard will support; one bit of info you left out. Also as long as you are running 32 bit Windows anything beyond 3 GB is essentially a waste as 32 bit Windows can only use up to 4 GB, and you will lose some of that due to memory addressing of all devices in and on the motherboard.
i'm a skateboarding filmer. which means a lot of footage and i need faster memory and a bigger hd. please help me find memory that's compatible with my Gateway 310 and is cheap. my comp can handle only 2048MB and the type of RAM is DDR PC2700. help and thanks!
Hello Seven Forums,
I am in need of, I am assuming, a new Processor and more Memory (RAM) for my motherboard/P.C. .
The reason I ask of this is because I have very little knowledge of hardware, and am last night I purchased a new graphics card and power supply. The Power Supply supports up to 600W, I have a Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR2 Graphics Card (which recommends 400 Watts).
Will I also need to upgrade my Power Supply again?
To see what my motherboard can support, and what it already has, please redirect here.
Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5) Compaq Presario CQ5210F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
I have no idea what I need, what's good, and how much I may be spending, if my gaming can get a serious change with upgrading my RAM, that would be sweet.
I also am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, so I am pretty sure I can support more than just 4GB.
Thank you for all of the future help you will give me,
Thank you Seven Forums for all of your help now and all of your help in the past,
If your planning on upgrading the cpu and ram you might as well make the move to Socket AM3 or Intel Socket 1155 by upgrading the motherboard also, as DDR3 ram is considerably cheaper than DDR2 ram which is what your computer is running you will see better results from upgrading to more recent computer hardware and it will cost the near the same if not less than upgrading the few pieces of an older system but i cant really tell you much more if your not knowledgeable enough to build the computer yourself.
Also the Power supply should be good enough to run all you need unless you have 4 hard drives etc
I have an HP pavilion a1020n running on
519J Intel 4 processor,
512MB pc2-3200 ddr2 sdram
200gb ata HD
It's a very basic, bough out the store computer with nothing added to it. I purchased a Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB (no fan) card for it, worked fine for about 2 months, then the pc kept freezing at the xp loading screen. Once I removed the card, computer worked just fine. Could it be overeating? If so, what can I do to fix it?
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Is the following RAM:
compatible with this motherboard:
Thanks in advance.
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I have a scenario.
Say, I have a machine with win7 64 bit installed on it.
As we all know a few software donot have 64 bit versions as yet, so say im now using a 32 bit version of a software xyz. lets call the version v1.
now say, we have newer version available for xyz which goes by the name v2.
now v2 is prepared to support 64 bit and I d obviously want to have that on my machine.
So, if I try to install v2 on my machine , what will happen???
Will v1 cease to exist and get upgraded to v2??
or will a seperate installation happen for v2 with all the corresponding files copied to a newer folder, say C:\\programfile\x64???
Will v1 and v2 coexist?
I would also like to know about the registries, whether they would be any different from the 32 bit ones!
Thanks in advance!!
1) On 32-bit Windows, programs are installed by default into a system folder called Program Files, while OS components and shared libraries are installed into the System32 folder. On 64-bit Windows, apart from the regular Program Files folder, there is a Program Files (x86) folder for 32-bit apps. Also, in addition to the System32 folder, there is a SysWOW64 folder. Somewhat ironically, 64-bit OS components and shared libraries go into the System32 folder, while 32-bit ones go into the SysWOW64 folder.
This arrangement lets 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same apps to be installed side-by-side on the 64-bit OS without overwriting one another’s files or accessing the wrong versions of the same library.
Registry keys specific to 32-bit apps are stored in a branch under the following key
2) Now, how exactly your particular app behaves would vary from app to app, depending on how each app is designed. E.g. 64 bit win7 has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of IE8. By default, the 32 bit IE8 runs when you launch IE from locations like the taskbar or a hyperlink.
OTOH, AFAIK, 32 bit Office cannot co-exist with 64 bit. Of course, this may be by design because MS recommends that, for now, customers use the 32-bit version of Office since many of the common Office Add-ins will not run in the 64-bit Office environment.
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I would like to upgrade the WIFI card in my DV7 laptop. It currently run on a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi Adapter.I would like to find the best (fastest) possible card available with all the bells and whistles on it. (Bluetooth and whatnot)Also, is there any word of any new cards coming out in the near future?Thank you in advance.Read other answers
After I downloaded the latest Windows Vista Upgrade Package, my sound playback does not work. Is there something intertly wrong with the package I downloaded and it is not possibly compatible with my version of vista?
Now apparently they work, so I have no idea what caused that issue...
Vostro 360 upgraded to Windows 10 (via ISO).
Built-in panel video is corrupted (vertical stripe down center that suggests panel failure).External monitor works fine.However, built-in panel works during boot for both BIOS and Windows 10 logo screen, and also works in Safe Mode. Additionally, the panel works fine after it comes out of sleep mode.Any time the video mode changes (e.g. by a resolution change, plugging in an external monitor, or starting the computer) the built-in panel will be garbled. Causing the system to sleep and unsleep (even immediately after startup) will correct the built-in panel video corruption.Driver installed by Windows 10 is: Intel(R) HD GraphicsDriver Date: 5/27/2015Driver Version: 22.214.171.12429I update a Vostro 360 Windows 7 system with the latest Intel HD Graphics driver, I will get the same behaviour, so it's almost certainly a driver issue.What confuses me is that no-one has mentioned a similar problem, and many have mentioned successful upgrades to Windows 10. Am I just unlucky with my systems, or is there some software variable that could mask (or create) the problem?On Windows 7, I can revert to an older driver to make the problem go away. This is difficult on Windows 10, as it continually upgrades to the latest driver.Closest similar issue is an unresolved red/green/blue colour cycling problem.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/dell-vostro-360-and-optional-intel-graphics-driver/2fbf78e7-2c1b-4986-b711-add8... Read more
Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.
I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10 but I get a popup that says that my SP2309w monitor not compatible with Windows 10 upgrade. I've have all of the new drivers but that doesn't help. Where else can I look for hepl?Read other answers
The end of W10 free upgrade is coming soon and I want to upgrade my Dell Inspiron N5110 because MS is not going to support W7. The problem is that I get a message that the upgrade could not proceed because of the BIOS and recommending that I contact the manufacturer.
Thing is, I've been contacting Dell for most of a year and they are telling me that they are not going to do a BIOS fix. Does anyone know of a way around this?
If Dell isn't going to update the BIOS there's nothing you can do. Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 so you've got time before you need to look for another system.
A quick Google search found users who are running BIOS A11 and running Windows 10. The pre-upgrade report shows that Windows 10 is not compatible but users have found that it works fine.
I have had an older Sempron 2800, an ASRock Motherboard and an ATI Radeon 9200.
Until recently, doing some demanding tasks, all was well. Indeed all is well, except when it comes to one crucial area (for me) - World of Warcraft.
I have played World of Warcraft for a few years now, on this PC, with no problems. Nothing has been deliberately changed recently, either.
Problem: I reach a certain point in the game area and, no matter what - and I am sure that I have tried all things (all new drivers, re-installs, tweaking configs, etc) - I always freeze.
Though I never suffered before these incidents, I have thought that it would be nice to have a bit better performance / graphics card.
What I found was the ever reliable Tom's Hardware:
Best Gaming Graphics Cards For The Money
I consider myself an intermediate to advanced software user, but don't have much of a clue about hardware.
What I have done is install "EVEREST Home Edition" and so have access to the info that might be needed.
It appears that the card is AGP, as you can see from the screenshot below.
As far as Tom's article goes, I am looking in the AGP section.
Best Gaming Graphics Cards For The Money: AGP Interface
As I may purchase a new PC / have one built, in a couple of months, I would like to pick between the two most affordable (to serve as a stop-gap):
Radeon HD 2600 PRO (Best AGP Card for Under $100)
Radeon HD 2600 XT (Best AGP Card for $100)
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So im looking for a compatible processor upgrade for my old Dell XPS 410. It currently holds the Core 2 Duo E6300..
I am limited to buying only from newegg.com and all I can see thats on the list is the E6700 but its the wolfdale model.. would this be compatible? I was also looking at the wolfdale E7500 and E7600 series.. just trying to see if anyone has had any luck with these in a XPS410.. I want to get the best upgrade possible and I know there are more processors that work besides whats on their compatibility list which Ive attached below.
Thanks for any help!
this is dells list of compatible processors for the XPS 410 with the BIOS update:
PR173 Presler P4 915, 2.80G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
UY273 Presler P4 915, 2.08G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
YW816 Presler P4 925, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
XJ848 Presler P4 930, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
PU963 Presler PD 935, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
DK050 Presler P4 940, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
RT922 Presler P4 945, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
UJ776 Presler P4 950, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
CJ163 Presler P4 960, 3.60G, 2x2MB, 800FSB, B1
DK593 Cedar Mill 631, 3.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
PN407 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY394 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
KU339 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY395 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DK594 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DT883 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
HU587 Conroe E4300, 1.80G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
DX483 Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800... Read more
The Q6600 seems the most future proof to me? but does Newegg sell it? sorry, not had a look at the site so, probably would be a good starting place.
My laptop currently has the i5 460m 2.53 GH-z and standard hd graphics installed. I have already upgraded RAM and SSD and am looking to make it a bit better with a new processor and graphics card. I am having a hard time finding the compatible CPU and GPU models. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help.Read other answers
I ran the upgrade advisor and it says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC.
I have a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Motherboard and all my other problems with the upgrade advisor are fixable.
Can I Install Windows 8?
I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. It seems that I don't have UEFI bios for my motherboard.
Do we have to have this in order to run Windows 8.
Yes, you can install Windows 8. None of my computers are compatible with Secure Boot, but they run Windows 8 just fine!Read other 1 answers
Hello, i have a lenovo g780 with 4gb of ram and i want to add another 4gb, but i cant find the exact ram module to pair with my existing module. None of the vendors in croatia have ramaxel and it's very rare to find it used.. The ram i have is Ramaxel RMT3160ED58E9W1600 I found one Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 listed on a local forum for sale which was also used in lenovo g780 laptops. It has the same speed (1600mhz), timings (11-11-11-28) and the same voltage (1.5v) Can i be 100% sure that this ram wil work without any problems with my current ram?Read other answers
When attemting upgrade from windows 7 to 10, all categories are acceptable except the display, which errors out as not compatible. The computer is HP p6257c. Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9100, driver installed is 126.96.36.199, driver date 8/12/2009Read other answers
Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are CompatibleWith My Board?
Well as you can tell from the title, i'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor and what processors are compatible with my board.
I have a ASUS PDGT-LA [HP Goldfish3].
I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.
Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?
What processors are compatible with my board?
Thanks in Advance,
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors
Lots more info from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?&cc=us&docname=c00361570
Hello, I would like to upgrade my computer to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the system test says that the graphics card is not compatible, therefore, I can't upgrade. I have the Nvidia Geforce 6150SE Nforce430. Are there any cards out there that would be compatible with my system and Windows 10? If not, is there a workaround that would allow me to upgrade to Windows 10? Thank you!
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.This may help to resolve your issue.HP Products - Where Do I Find Windows 10 Drivers and Software for My Model?http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presario-CQ5000-Desktop-PC-series/3999467/model/4005895/d... #hpexpertday Regards;DebashishI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.Read other 3 answers
I would like to upgrade my OEM card (Nvidea GeForce 240 GTS) to a card that supports higher version Open CL and GL features, for more efficient photo editing with Photoshop CC, and another editing program requiring better specs . No gaming .
How can I tell which cards will be compatible with my system? Running Pentium i7 920, 9GBRam, Win7 home SP1,
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for writing to us.
Following cards are tested and are sure to work on this system. Hope one of this suit your needs.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon 4870
ATI Radeon HD4670
ATI Radeonģ HD 4850
ATI Radeon HD 3650
ATI Radeon HD 3450
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I acquired a gtx 960, after removing the panel on the side of my Inspiron 3847 case, I realized that the gtx 960 is just slightly to big to fit. Is the gtx 960 compatible with my Inspiron 3847, if so how can I make it work with my PC??
You cant make it work its too long and the power supply is no where near sufficient.Read other 3 answers
I'm new here and I'm having a problem upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on my Dell N5050. I'm getting a screen that says "What needs your attention". It listed 3 programs to uninstall because they are not compatible with Windows 8. I was able to uninstall 2 of them with no problem, but the 3rd one I can't even find on my computer. The program is Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64) and the screen that it's listed on has an "Uninstall" button that does nothing when I click on it. I've done a complete search of my computer (luckily there's not much on it) and I can't find this program. Any help would be appreciated as I'm not very computer literate. Thank you all in advance.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless, useful for mice, keyboards, pairing with cellphones, tablets, etc. The program itself may be in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). The x86 signifies the Folder where 32-bit programs get installed. Have you checked Device Manager for a listing for the adapter? Have you checked with Support | Dell US for drivers for the Bluetooth adapter? You'll need the Service Tag from a sticker on the case. Frequently the Bluetooth will be part of the Wi-Fi adapter, turn Wi-Fi off and Bluetooth will be off. I have an N5010 that I resurrected and that's the only feature that doesn't work but I can use a Bluetooth USB dongle when I need it.Read other 1 answers
I have a Pavillion Model A6525UK I wanted to upgrade from VistaHome premium 32 to Windows 7.I ran the Windows 7 upgrade advisor which told me to download the latest driver for the Nvidia nForce 10/100mps ethernet before attempting the Windows 7 Install. I've been in contact with Nvidia customer services and got this reply Upon checking the system information using the screenshot provided I see that it is a Nforce 430/Geforce 6150SE chipset in your system and there is no upgrade possible to windows 7 using the chipset as there are no supporting drivers for the card for windows 7. Please do let me know if there are any questions or concerns. Best regards,ShahbazNVIDIA Customer Care On the basis of their reply it looks like I can't upgrade to Windows 7 if I wanted to due to the driver issue I think this is pretty poor. Can anyone confirm. Thanks
Hi: The information you received from Nvidia is incorrect. There is indeed an updated chipset driver from Nvidia, which updates the ethernet driver so you can upgrade to W7. W7 is not listed on the drop down menu for the driver download but when you select Vista, it shows the driver is also good for W7. Here it is...32 bit... http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/14874/en-usRead other 1 answers