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I have a g500 2gb ram version i want to upgrade the ram to 8gb should i go with 2×4gb ram or 1×8gb

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Hi I was just checking for the latest bios version for the G5oo. My current version is showing 78CN25WW (V2.03) I tried to check on the lenovo website but as it is rubbish,i made no progress. When i navigate through to support section it just returns a server error. Presumably lenovo are too busy promoting their new lines rather than looking after exisiting customers who are struggling to keep their past naff products running 

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Hi people i am new here so if this has all ready been covered then i am sorry  I got this G500 fairly cheap  it only had a i3 cpu in it i had an i5 that was in my spares box so i put it in and it worked my question is this i know the G500 range had a few CPU options all the way upto a i7 but do i need to upgade my CPU fan? is it safe for me to use the turbo on this CPU without an upgraded fan? CPU i5-3230...... 2.6gigz without turbo and upto 3.1gigz with turbo Thank you for your help

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I`ve looked through the forum and I know some G500`can have the CPU upgraded and some can`t, I`m assuming because the CPU is soldered to the board? My G500 details areSerial Number:CB28347943Machine Type:80A6 Not sure of the processor in there but it`s not an i3, I`m hoping it could be upgraded to an i3 or an i5, if I need to add any info to help me please let me know, I`ve posted this at work but could find out more on the current CPU if it helps.

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I own a lenovo g500 which currently uses 6gb of 1600mhz ddr3 ram, one 4gb and one 2gb stickI was planning to upgrade the ram to 8gb by replacing the 2gb stick with a 4gb ddr3l stick.But when I replaced it the laptop wouldn't boot up. My research showed that the 4gb ddr3l stick should work but it didn't.All the ram sticks are from the same company so I don't think its a problem with the ram. 

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I did google search before putting up on this topic. I am pretty confused by the answers. I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU. I want to know is it possible to upgrade to Intel Core i5-4570T or equivalent.  Is that possible? I saw that the chipset is relevant but I haven't been able to clarify what the chipset is? Can anyone help? Thanks.  

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Hello, I have the Lenovo G500 Model 20236 and I would like to upgrade its RAM and Hard disk.I used CPU-Z to find out which RAM I have and found 2 GB and 4 GB with 800 MHz. If I kept the 4 GB and installed new 8 GB Kingston DDR3L 8GB SO DIMM 204-PIN (KTA-MB1600L/8G)ArtNr: 28188541600 MHz / PC3L-12800Would both work fine together?What would a good SSD to install instead of my old HHD? Thanks

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Hi, I'm using 1yr old Lenovo G500 laptop and I want to add another 4GB RAM stick to my exisitng, pre-installed 4GB one. Please suggest which of the following will be a good candidate. http://www.snapdeal.com/product/kingston-ddr3-4-gb-1/1430627http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-ddr3-4-gb-laptop/2143581784http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-so-4gb-ddr3-ramjm1066ksn4g/545240 http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-4-gb-ddr3-ram/1430587http://www.snapdeal.com/product/corsair-ddr3-4gb-ram-cmso4gx3m1a1333c9/435139   

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A:RAM upgrade to Lenovo G500

Hi Bhargavg,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are looking for a up gradation of RAM to your Lenovo G500 laptop.
As per the specification of this model its supports upto 16 GB DDR 3 1600Mhz. As you have shared few RAM I would like to inform all the RAMs are supported by the system.
Please ensure that the current RAM has 1600Mhz.As the RAM which you have listed is of 1600Mhz.
However I would also like to inform to you to visit the service centre for further details.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
Best regards,  

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Hi, I have Lenovo G500 with Celeron 1005m in it, is there any way to upgrade a cpu ? BTW i have a cooler from normal PC

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Hello.Well i have few questions about my Lenovo g500 laptop can i upgrade some of those comp. or no if so pls tell wich one i can upgrade and ty for help So my conf. is4GB RamCPU 2020M 2,4ghzGPU AMD HD 8570M / Intel(R) HD GraphicsI know i alredy can upgrade ram i think up to 16 gb if im not wrong but still i wana hear some more info ty

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Hi,I have a Lenovo G500 (59370250) laptop with Intel Pentium CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz processor. The machine is OK with few simple applications but starts hanging with heavier applications like Google Chrome, MSWord, etc.I tried having a total of 4GB RAM but that is not helping either. The CPU shoots upto 100% and the machine does not respond for several minutes. Will it be possible to upgrade the motherboard or processor to i3 or i5 in this one? ThanksSukhjinder(Bangalore, India)  

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I own a lenovo g410-0016i read technical spesification used RAM DDR3L 2gb with DDR3Land I buy ram DDR3L 4gb, after installed RAM my device can?t boot to Operating System

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Hello, does Lenovo G500 Ideapad use DDR3 or DDR3L RAM memories? I want to upgrade from 4 to 8 GB and I just want to make sure I got the right memory cards

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Hello!Please, i need your help guys!I'm going to upgrade CPU on my Lenovo G500 since Pentium 2020M to i7 3632QM.Southbridge is HM76.So, my line of thought next, if exists Lenovo G500 59403123 with Core i7 3632QM then why my Lenovo G500 20236 can't be upgraded to that i7 without any headache?Does anybody have the same experience?Thank you! I would be grateful for your advices.

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Hello there, I own a Lenovo G500, a 2013 model, and I just bought a 2 x 4GB 1600 MHz Kingston HyperX DDR3L memory kit.I pulled the old 4 GB memory out and put the new cards in, but both my Windows 7 and the BIOS see only one of them, so the laptop only uses 4 GB of RAM.I tried putting the cards in one by one, the bottom slot works, but when I only use the top slot, the laptop does not boot. It's likely this is the problem, cause even CPU-Z only sees RAM in one of the slots and displays "Single Channel" running. My question would be: is there a possibility this is a software issue? Is there a way to enable dual channel?If not, could this be a motherboard issue? Thank you. Regards,Darren

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Would this PNY XLR8 120GB Internal Serial ATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops SSD9SC120GMDF-RB - Best Buy

work in the Lenovo G500 using this HD replacement method: How to upgrade memory ram and hard drive in lenovo g500 2013 latest diy do it yourself - YouTube

Better yet, is it possible this internal DVD drive can be easily replaced with the SSD? Is there a better conversion kit than Lenovo G500 HDD Caddy ?

Specs: Lenovo G500 Laptop | Entry-Level Laptop from Lenovo | Lenovo (US)


A:Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

Hey Greg,

Since the SSD would be the same standard 2.5" size of the HDD in the laptop, you shouldn't have any issues swapping them.

The metal tray that holds the hard drive will have side screws that will work with the SSD as well. Just make sure that the SATA connection lines up before screwing the SSD on the tray though to avoid having to flip it afterwards. LOL

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Hi I have lenovo G500 Series. I want to upgrade Ram memory but i want to ask technical information first before make an order. Lenovo G500 can take up to 8GB ram / slot?Type of frequency? Up to 1600Mhz or 1866Mhz or 2133Mhz? Let you know that i have unlock InsydeH20 bios and i have advanced settings now. (It seems that i can choose frequency up to 2133 Mhz ....but default option is Auto)Or it is risky to change bios ram frequency for my new Mem Ram?  I want to buy 1) KINGSTON HYPER X IMPACT 16GB SODIMM DDR3L NON ECC CL9 1600MHZ (HX316LS9IBK2/16) (2 X 8192)or2)HyperX 16GB (Kit of 2) 2133MHz DDR3L CL11 1.35V SODIMM HyperX Impact Laptop Memory HX321LS11IB2K2/16or3)HyperX 16GB (Kit of 2) 1866MHz DDR3L CL11 1.35V SODIMM HyperX Impact Laptop Memory HX318LS11IBK2/16 Thank you 

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Its a bit unclear if the G 500 series is 100% good to go for a Windows 10 upgrade? The series doesn't seem to be on the Lenovo "good to upgrade" list, but Microsoft during its "compatibility review" seems to say "go ahead 100% of your apps work flawlessly with Windows 10...upgrade today...." Once you upgrade the "challenges" begin, audio doesn't work "out of the box", so you go to a generic driver to get it back. Video sort of works but oddly, the brightness control seems conflict in Windows 10 with the hardware key sequence Fn up arrow /Fn down arrow and at the end of the day there is only one brightness level - "medium", which can't be changed. You head to AMD, get sucked into downloading the BETA level of upgraded drivers, and suddenly you have 200 megs of programs related to gamers and surprizingly, the same old video drivers (without brightness control).  Have not really tested video playback but intital attempts, usi,ng bluetooth to output the audio have been challenging. Not sure what the cause is but I suspect "lack of tuning" in the software.  Responsibilty for drivers and compatiblity seems to be a jump shot, is Lenovo responsible for the drivers? the video chip maker (AMD)? Or the audio chip maker (Conexant) ? Or did MSFT agree to write updated drivers or provide E-Z tools and migration software for device driver coders so they could update thier software? Seems a fair amount of "finger pointing" , and "real compatibilit... Read more

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I want to upgrade my lenovo g500 intel core i3 3005M that motherboard able for that ???

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

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

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

Any workarounds or advice would be appreciated.

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

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

A:How to upgrade windows version 1511 to version 1607

Go here:
Windows 10

Click the "Upgrade Now" button.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Their might be other members with a better idea.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

A:Upgrade version vs clean install version

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

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

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

A:Full version or Upgrade Version??

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

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

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Which is the better option?

A:Upgrade version vs regular version

Hello Mitchball, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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I have an installation of v1.8. Do I need to upgrade to 1.8.1 before I go to 1.9, or can I go directly to 1.9? Thanks.

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As student I purchased the digital-river W7 Pro 64-bit and I'm happy with it.
My university store also lets me buy a W7 DVD for $ 43. I'm considering doing this for a possible second computer or to upgrade a laptop we have.

I want to buy the 64-bit version (since the future is 64-bit). It seems the university store either sells 64-bit or 32-bit DVDs, not one of the packages with both DVDs. Could I buy the 64-bit DVD and install one of the 32-bit bit versions with that 64-bit key (the digital river links had leaked) on the laptop for the time being? the laptop only has 32 bit processor. But it might only live for 1-2 years. then I'd get some 64-bit computer.

I'd buy the Pro-version. I don't think there is anything illegal, since I legally buy two different student discounts from different vendors. I also will use that one key only for one license at a time (and also assume once I register online MS makes sure it only works on one PC).

A:use 64-bit key on a 32 bit upgrade version

A CD key is independent of 32bit to 64bit, it will activate one of the other. Since you already have a DVD with the 64bit data on it might as well get the 32bit DVD too. The DVDs themselves are not tired to a single CD key.

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My OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition, version 2002, SP2. The computer is about 4 years old with 3 gigs ram, and plenty of H/D space. No problems, it is working fine.

My Web browser is I.E. version 7.0. I would like to upgrade to I.E. 8.0 and I guess I should also upgrade to SP3 as well as SP2 isn't supported anymore, I understand.

I will do a System Restore Point before starting and start with a fresh reboot and also a complete backup of my personal files.

Will I.E. 8.0 be compatible with my PC do you think? Any suggestions before I go ahead with this that you can think of? I running Norton Internet Security, think I should disable it during these installations?

I'm pretty sure some would recommend FireFox or one of the others, but I wish to stay with Internet Explorer.

Any suggestions, warning, advice wold be appreciated.

A:Upgrade from I.E. 7.0 to I.E. version 8 ?

I've updated to IE8 not so long ago and wish I hadn't. I don't see any significant improvement. It's slower than IE7 and uses more system resources. A few bugs and changes I don't like.

It's up to you but IE7 works quite well and is secure if you keep it up to date.

As for SP3, definitely do upgrade.

Steps to take before installing Windows XP Service Pack 3

Disabling Norton is not a bad idea, considering the numerous conflicts it can create sometimes. However, I rarely disable my security software to download and install programs.

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I have a question: I currently have windows 7 32-bit, I don't know whether It's a good idea to upgrade to win7 64-bit, I use PC for gaming, work (autocad), microsoft office, etc, video editing etc, (I don't want to use the highest video settings)...
I can currently use 3.5 GB of my 4GB installed RAM if I change i can use all 4GB will that be a bigger difference or not? (in games for example)
Thanks in advance...

A:Upgrade to 64-bit version?

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I am currently running Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics v1.8.6765.36693. I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 [Version 6.3 (Build 9600)}.  The ATA database on is stored on the D: volume.  Any attempt to upgrade or install a fresh instance of
version 1.9 fails with the following error:  "Update failed.  Error code:0x80070643".  I have not been able to identify any reason for this behavior.  Has anyone else experienced the same issue?

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Can you upgrade a OEM Version? I have two laptops with XP and Vista and I want to buy a 3 users upgrade for Windows 7. I also have an extra XP from a crash computer that I want to put on another computer that I am going to build and then I know I can put the upgrade on this one but how about the two laptops?

A:Can you upgrade a OEM Version?

Yes an OEM can be upgraded
but do it as a clean install, for best results
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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

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

Thank you very much!

A:Can I upgrade to Professional version?

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

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Hi ,

I have licenced Windows 7 Ultimate which I got with my new laptop.
When I try to upgrade/change it to a customised version of Win7 Ultimate from an ISO it FAILS. At start It updates the installer (tried without updating also) and after that I select UPGRADE. The installtion progress starts and goes good over the first 4 steps but in the middle of the fifth and last step (something about gathering info about services) it just suddenly sends me a popup windows with a laconic message like:

Windows cannot upgrade to this version. use windows upgarde to determine compatibility issues. the installation program will now reboot and restore windows to it's previous state

I ran this installation as system. In the background it seems like the installation is still going or in an endless loop / deadlock situation so I pressed OK.

Then the system restarts and I get 2 options:Windows
Windows setup rollback
At first I tried the windows option which leeds again to the installation screen but still It wants to exit with the same error popup. I tried several other boot options with F8 but with no avail so aventually I had to press the rollback and return to my original Win7. The message I get after it is attached. Obviously my system have the requirements needed for Win7.Whrere/What is the problem ?
How/where can I see the log of the setup/installation process ?

A:Cannot upgrade to another version of Win7

Have you tried formatting your drive first?

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I have Windows XP on my machine currently. If I bought a new HDD and installed the Win 7 upgrade onto the new drive, would this work?

If it did work, would I then lose my product key for the Windows XP copy I currently have thus making my old HDD "dead" if I ever needed to put it back into use?


A:Win 7 Upgrade vs Retail Version

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So I kind of want to install Windows 10 pretty soon. The question is whether or not I will be able to continually reinstall windows 10 afterwards. I'm upgrading from Windows 7 via the free update so I won't have a bootable disc so I'm wondering how I would reinstall Windows 10 in the future.

A:Reinstalling an upgrade version of 10

Make a Windows 10 USB or DVD. After the first upgrade, you can reinstall Windows 10 as many times as you want on that same computer for the life of that computer.

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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can someone please clarify a few things for me.

1. the upgrade disks and the full disks are exactly the same EXCEPT the upgrade one requires proof that you own a copy of vista or xp.

2. what kind of proof does it require? does it just ask you for an XP/vista serial during the install?


A:Upgrade Vs Full version

Welcome to Sever Forums, fadetoblack.

Actually, you don't need any proof.

Check out this tutorial - Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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My apologies if these question have been asked. My search skill is as poor as my bank account.

Suppose I have a Windows XP pro x86 on my box, and I'm buying Windows 7 retail to upgrade my system. My search tells me that I can buy the Upgrade version to upgrade. I know it's not a direct upgrade.

My XP was upgraded from Windows 2000, which was upgraded from Windows NT 4.

What if the unthinkable happens and I need to reformat my hard drive?

Q1: Will I be able to reinstall Windows 7 using the upgrade disc? Or do I have to reinstall XP, then perform the "upgrade" again?

Q2: Will I be better off buying the full version? Can the full version be used to perform this "upgrade"?

Any comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.


A:Should I buy full or upgrade version?

Get the full version if I were you.

With the full version, if anything goes wrong, just format you HDD and reinstall windows. Much easier than the first question you raised.

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I am building a new system and have already purchased the upgrade version of W7 Home Premium. I am not planning on installing XP on it. I figured the upgrade version of W7 upon installation would ask me to place a qualifying product (XP) into the CD drive and verify that I already owned a qualifying product to upgrade from.

Does it do this or do I need to return the upgrade version and purchase the full version?

Thank you!

A:Windows XP to W7 upgrade version

You install the W7 upgrade while in windows XP, they have changed the upgrade routine.

But there is a workaround to use upgrade media to do a clean install. No need to buy full version.



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I'm quite keen on purchasing an Upgrade version of Windows 7. I understand that the installation process first verifies whether I have a legit version of Vista/XP before it commits to installing W7. Therefore, I have 2 questions relating to this:

1) Will my copy of Vista be deactivated after the upgrade to W7?

2) Is it possible to perform a reinstallation of W7 in the future?

I'm particularly concerned about Question 2 because the reinstallation means I won't have a copy of Vista/XP installed -- and my Vista serial key may be deactivated so I won't be able to install Vista as a prerequisite to W7.

I've searched online for answers already but most of the results were written during the W7 beta phase and may now be outdated. Some of the answers were also contradictory or very vague so I thought it best to ask the questions afresh.

Sorry for my ignorance and thanks for your time,

A:Reinstalling an Upgrade version of W7.

Since you can do a clean or custom install with the upgrade media, you don't even need the prior OS installed. So the answer to number 2 is Yes.

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My computer had recently been updated by someone at a local computer shop who told me that the Windows 7 was genuine, but apparently it wasn't. The software gave me errors about a month after and now my computer is starting to run terribly and I am forced to use safe mode. I don't want to use illegal software and now this computer shop closed and I have no idea how to contact them, and quite frankly I don't want to because of what they did... I just want to know if I am able to buy the Windows 7 Upgrade disk because they offer it at my work for a reduced amount. If I have to buy the full version, let me know.

I appreciate your help on this. Thank you all and have a pleasant tomorrow.

A:Upgrade vs. Full Version

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I have a copy of Windows XP that I purchased a few months back. I built 2 computers and installed it on one computer ran it for about a month. Then I deactivated it and put it on another.

I want to run Windows7 on the deactivated computer. Do I have to buy the full version or can I upgrade.

Also if I upgrade to Windows 7 does that make my copy of XP no good anymore?

A:Full Version or upgrade

Personally, I would purchase a full retail version of Windows 7.

Here is upgrade info on W7 --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy...grade-faq.aspx

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