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Q: vista to windows 7 upgrade shipping time

how long is the normal shipping time when you do a upgrade from vista to windows 7. i got a computer for Christmas and it had vista and i did the whole windows 7 things and i cant do it digitally i have to wait for the cd. Does anyone know how long it would take to get here i got it from microsoft

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A: vista to windows 7 upgrade shipping time

Is there such a thing as "normal"? I would imagine that it depends on where you are getting the upgrade from.

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I had no idea it took Hp so long to build a custom system. It's still processing from the 10th of this month?











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A:shipping time

@Jm567? Typical time to build a "CTO"  Custom-to-Order system is two weeks. Even the "two week" time frame is dependent on the type of system being built.  For example, if the parts for your particular system are not available at the time your order is processed, there may be a delay. Although we at the Community forum cannot help you with the details on your order, you can certainly contact HP if you have concerns. Open the email titled "Your HP Order H### has been received" (replace the ### with your order number). Scroll to the bottom > look for and click "My Order Status". If you do not have the email described, or if your email lacks the contact link, you can contact HP through one of the links that are available in your email (there should be at least one). When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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I ordered my Yoga 920 3 days ago and the estimated shipping time is January 3rd 2019. Seriously **bleep** am i gonna do in those 5 months. I ordered the base model Yoga and i just don?t understand why it would taking 5 months to ship a laptop

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Hi, I purchased 2 items from Newegg on Monday. I received emails saying they had both been shipped, along with tracking numbers. I got one item on Wednesday but the second was never received (it's Friday night), and there is no tracking information available. It says to check back in a few days, but I think it might have gotten lost in the mail. I called them today, but they were closed.

Am I just being impatient, or could it have gotten lost in the mail?

PS.: their headquarters are in Memphis, Tennessee, and I live in northern Alabama, so they're usually very fast.
 

A:Unusually long shipping time

It's all according to what you order where the item is shipped from. Newegg ships some items from CA, some from NJ and some from Memphis. If the missing item was shipped from CA by ground it will probably arrive Monday. The tracking should tell you where the item was shipped from.
 

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Hi.... I have been using Windows 2000 Professional forever and now that Microsoft has
decided to stop supporting it, I need to upgrade. Windows 2000 Pro was stable and did
everything I needed so I just never went to XP. Well, since Vista is now available
and I missed the boat on XP, I'd like to ask you guys if my computer is fast enough
for it. I never trust the suggested minimum requirements on the box, I trust real
life tests. So here is What I am running, Can Vista run just as good on this machine
as 2000 did.
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Mobo: ASUS A7V600 - X
RAM: 512 Gigs DDR Ram
Video: Geforce FX 5200 ( 128 DDR )
Sound: Intergrated SoundMax Audio
Magnetic: 80 Gig ATA HD
Optical: Lite-On DVDRW, Lite-On CDRW
 

A:Time to Upgrade: Vista?

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The title pretty much explains it all. I upgraded from Vista to 7 and I noticed my boot up time is very slow. I went ahead and tried the "time your windows 7 boot up" and apparently takes 194 seconds for my computer to boot.

I was thinking maybe if I did a clean install instead of just an upgrade that 7 would work faster but I wanted to know if that would actually be the case before reformatting.

A:Vista to 7 Upgrade--Slow Boot up Time

trust me, do a clean install. i had those problems (even check out my topics i posted in the past about slow boot up times)
here are the reasons to cause boot up times

-antivirus programs (i recomment MSE free and doesnt eat up boot up time)
-upgrading from vista takes all files from vista to 7
-soooo many start up files

so doing a clean install really helps. it helped me.
lucky i paid $90+tax for OEM (which is also a FULL version of windows 7)

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I purchased my husband's laptop just before Win 7 was released and received a Win 7 upgrade disk a few months later but decided he was happy and I did not want to "rock the boat" and have to teach him the new system. However, now it is sooo slow, I must do something. I am ready to reformat, but I need to determine if the hardware is adequate. Can you advise me of how to proceed?

A:It's time to upgrade my Vista--but is hardware stable?

Most of us haven't yet completed the mind reading course so we can't see the specs of the PC lol post specs so we can advise

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Hi all,

Would appreciate any help on this one. My wife has a Vista machine (64 Ultimate) that I'd like to upgrade in two ways.
1) Win 7 (personal) and
2) SSD vs. HDD

I've really hit a road block here.

Can I image the existing Vista onto the SSB (I don't know how to do this!), then install SSB, remove HDD and try to upgrade?.

Or, given that it Vista Ultimate is only supposed to upgradable to Win 7 Ultimate (or the equivalent) and I only have Win7 Personal (or home, whatever the lower grade version is called), is there another way?

I could just install Win7 onto the SSD and copy vital stuff over to the SSD from the HDD, but the problem with that is that she insists on using Outlook Express (three different Comcast emails) and I don't know how to move those from the HDD to the SSD seamlessly.

A:Upgrade from Vista to Win7 AND install new SSD vs HDD at same time?

You'll have to use Windows Mail, which is downloaded from Windows Live Essentials, in place of Outlook Express which is no longer supported in Win7. Google how to transfer mail and settings.

I would not pay the extra for Ultimate if you don't need the extra features, just to get an inferior in-place Upgrade. I would buy Upgrade version Home Premium and Clean Install Windows 7.
Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which will list any issues.

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I bought a Dell at Christmas time , with XP Media Center installed. I received a Vista Premium Upgrade disc with it. I ordered it equipped ready for Vista, without problems.
It has an Intel Pentium D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology, 1 GB RAM and 256 mb nVidia GeForce Turbo Cache 7300 LE.
I read the instructions, it has a compatibility disc you run first, and also tells you to back up your files. Sounds a little scary to me. When upgrading will I lose my settings, Outlook express addresses and favorites? IF I do upgrade, and don't like it, can I go back to XP, by using system restore or any other method other than reformatting and reinstalling XP?
I was using Windows ME before and am having a time getting used to XP so I am sure Vista will take another getting used to.
I have read through most of the posts on Vista Forum and am still wondering if I should install the upgrade now or wait until the "bugs" are taken care of.

 

A:Solved: Is is a good time to upgrade to Vista?

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CANNOT SIMPLY UPGRADE WITHIN VISTA??? FIRST TIME ISSUE EVER POSTED!

Hello. I have a question that I cannot make sense of. I NEED YOUR HELP! I have Windows Vista Home Basic with SP1 installed on my computer. I have a copy of a legit retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade SP1 DVD-ROM. I want to upgrade my current Vista Home Basic to Vista Ultimate. Sounds simple enough. I have read everywhere on the web and it can upgrade easily as long as you upgrade within Windows Vista and not a reboot installation. Okay, but when I get to a point in the Vista grade process, I CANNOT! During the installation process, when I get to the screen that states, "Which type of installation do you want?" AFTER INPUTTING THE VISTA ULTIMATE KEY CODE ON A PREVIOUS SCREEN, the option should be "Upgrade" ONLY and NOT "Custom (Advanced)" since the key code is set for upgrade option only. I GET THE TOTAL OPPOSITE!!! I only get the option "Custom (Advanced)" and the "Upgrade" option is grayed out. WHAT??? NO "Upgrade" option??? I SHOULD BE GETTING THE "Upgrade" OPTION!!! This does not make any sense!!! It states at the reason at the bottom of this screen, "Upgrade has been disabled. - The upgrade option cannot be started, to upgrade, cancel the installation and then choose to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more recent than the version you are currently running." This does not make any sense, does it??? I shou... Read more

A:Cannot simply upgrade within vista??? First time issue ever posted!

Did you have an OEM copy of Home Basic? I have never seen Microsoft allow a OEM to Retail upgrade before. You can get a OEM Home Basic to Ultimate upgrade kit and license key from Microsoft.

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Hello. I have an issue that I cannot make sense of. I NEED YOUR HELP! I have Windows Vista Home Basic with SP1 installed on my computer. I have a copy of a legit retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade SP1 DVD-ROM. I want to upgrade my current Vista Home Basic to Vista Ultimate. Sounds simple enough. I have read everywhere on the web and it can upgrade easily as long as you upgrade within Windows Vista and not a reboot installation. Okay, but when I get to a point in the Vista grade process, I CANNOT! During the installation process, when I get to the screen that states, "Which type of installation do you want?" AFTER INPUTTING THE VISTA ULTIMATE KEY CODE ON A PREVIOUS SCREEN, the option should be "Upgrade" ONLY and NOT "Custom (Advanced)" since the key code is set for upgrade option only. I GET THE TOTAL OPPOSITE!!! I only get the option "Custom (Advanced)" and the "Upgrade" option is grayed out. WHAT??? NO "Upgrade" option??? I SHOULD BE GETTING THE "Upgrade" OPTION!!! This does not make any sense!!! It states at the reason at the bottom of this screen, "Upgrade has been disabled. - The upgrade option cannot be started, to upgrade, cancel the installation and then choose to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more recent than the version you are currently running." This does not make any sense, does it??? I should be able to only upgrade s... Read more

A:Cannot Simply Upgrade Within Vista? First Time Issue Ever Posted!

I upgraded my XP pro laptop to Vista Business. I bought the upgrade DVD (not oem) and chose 'Clean Install'. It's worked perfectly since February 2007.
Do you have that option?

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Hello. I have an issue that I cannot make sense of. I NEED YOUR HELP! I have Windows Vista Home Basic with SP1 installed on my computer. I have a copy of a legit retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade SP1 DVD-ROM. I want to upgrade my current Vista Home Basic to Vista Ultimate. Sounds simple enough. I have read everywhere on the web and it can upgrade easily as long as you upgrade within Windows Vista and not a reboot installation. Okay, but when I get to a point in the Vista grade process, I CANNOT! During the installation process, when I get to the screen that states, "Which type of installation do you want?" AFTER INPUTTING THE VISTA ULTIMATE KEY CODE ON A PREVIOUS SCREEN, the option should be "Upgrade" ONLY and NOT "Custom (Advanced)" since the key code is set for upgrade option only. I GET THE TOTAL OPPOSITE!!! I only get the option "Custom (Advanced)" and the "Upgrade" option is grayed out. WHAT??? NO "Upgrade" option??? I SHOULD BE GETTING THE "Upgrade" OPTION!!! This does not make any sense!!! It states at the reason at the bottom of this screen, "Upgrade has been disabled. - The upgrade option cannot be started, to upgrade, cancel the installation and then choose to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more recent than the version you are currently running." This does not make any sense, does it??? I should be able to only upgrade since I only have an upgrade disc. I am upgra... Read more

A:Cannot Simply Upgrade Within Vista??? First Time Issue Ever Posted!

The slipstream may be the problem. Have you tried upgrading without slipstreaming first?

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Hello,
Vista is taking 30 seconds longer to boot up.
I know it's only 30 seconds but this is slightly annoying because I just upgraded my system.
After boot things run smoothly.

Vista Home Premium 32
Any suggestions to fix this?
 

A:Solved: Vista slower boot time after processor and ram upgrade.

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Hello everyone. I have searched far and wide on the internet for a solution to this problem, but have yet to find anything. I know about the problems at Digital River with the downloadable student editions. I am more concerned with the Discs I paid $13 extra to have shipped to me.

I was supposed to receive a confirmation e-mail when they shipped. That was exactly two weeks ago, which to me means they still have not shipped. I have tried contacting Digital River (twice) by their customer support form, but have not had any luck with that.

I'm frustrated beyond belief and have no idea what to do. I guess I could just download the .ISO, but the problem with that is then I still lose $13.

Does anyone have any idea what I should do, other than wait some more and eventually give up?

A:Windows 7 not shipping...

When you ordered the DVD, you should have received a receipt, and hopefully on that receipt there was a contact email and/or phone number. Anything on your receipt?

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Does anyone know when microsoft is shipping win 7 preorders?
I've heard oct 22, but is there a chance it's earlier? I can't stand vista much longer!!!! thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Preorder shipping

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Hi All,
I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP3 setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win 7 and Win 10, but I cannot get Windows Vista SP1 to upgrade.  I have tried many ways including
all of the fixits, through Windows update and through the stand alone.  I have also tried all of these steps, all to no avail:
You can't install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2: KB 2509997
You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: KB958056

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B": KB958040
Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista: "Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation": KB 946078
In Windows Update, it says successful installation sometimes, but then just keeps offering the Vista SP1 update.  Please help!
Thanks very much.  I have my CBS.log and Windowsupdate.log and I can post, but don't see how to do that.   Barry

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Gentlemen & Ladies: 
 
What will be the correct way to upgrade to Windows 10 when its available for sale? (given with a little tough situation I encounter with my sony laptop. 
 
Here is what the situation:
I encountered a few times of blue screen due to some sony's own software update. It's too late for me to do the System Restore as the "date(s) for late known good configuaration had passed.
 
I know I can go for a clean reinstallation of Vista (SP2-dating back to 2010), but then, it requires ALL windows update which will takes forever just to get up-to-date status...., then...wipe out again-- when the time comes for Windows 10 upgrade...OMG...
 
[ Not to mention first require backing up all files and photos, then reinstall--I know i can't get away with this part-HAHA ]
 
So, If i buy the Windows 10 Grade version when it's available for sale, then back up my files & photo, ....
 
What will be the correct way for me to install, to fix my problem, getting my laptop running up-to-date?
 
Here are the spec of my latop:
Sony old vgn-AR-770 U --7 years old
Windows Vista Ultimate SP2/ 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 
RAM 4GB
Solid State Drive 300 GB
Blu Ray Read + Write drive with built in WIN-DVD player comes with purchase
1200 x 1080 resolution
 
It's not worth any $ now, but I don't have any $ these days to buy a new computer either, ....Thank you in advance !
 
 

A:what will be the correct way to upgrade to Windows 10 when the time comes?

Why upgrade to windows 10, when It hasn't even been fully tested? 
I would go for Windows 7 instead, 

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Hi all.

Been ages since I was last here.....

I was hoping to get a feel for what its time to do with my pc.

Its 4 1/2 years old now, and still running great and runs all the current games no problem.
Most recent new game bought was cod black ops 2 and it ran fine.

I was thinking its time to lose the Vista and upgrade to windows 8, but there is the question of whether to upgrade some hardware as well.

I have a q6600 cpu on 780 evga mobo. Its ddr 2 and has 4 gigs of good mushkin ram
I have a good antec atx case and 750 watt power supply which I'm sure I could keep...along with the sound card and dvd etc.
I have 2 gtx 260 running in sli for video, and there have been keeping me in the game to date.

My thoughts are IF I do a hardware upgrade, I could A) just do the vid card and overclock the cpu to 3 gigs.....
or B) do A plus the mobo and cpu and ram also.
I am not sure if now is the time...
I'm looking at 60 bucks for windows 8 up to 800 bucks for the full upgrade.....approx. That's a huge swing...lol

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks all.
 

A:Upgrade to windows 8, or do a bunch of harware too at same time.

Before upgrading to Windows 8, it is recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps to buy, download, and install Windows 8. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8
 

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Hi

I have ordered an SSD drive that should arrive at the same time as Windows 8 is released later this week.

I want to install the SSD drive and do a clean install of my PC OS at the same time. I intend to keep my HDD for saving photos etc..

What is the best order in which to approach this?

I was thinking I could:
- re install Windows 7 on the SSD, format the HDD and then buy the Windows 8 upgrade

OR

- buy the upgrade before installing the SSD and create the upgrade installation DVD. Install the SSD drive, boot up from the HDD and then use the clean install facility on the Windows 8 upgrade DVD to install Windows 8 onto the SSD and reformat the HDD?

Will this work?

Thanks

Phil

A:Install an SSD drive and upgrade to Windows 8 at the same time.

I'd Clean Install Win8 since you have to start fresh anyway.

In Win7 if you install Upgrade version to new HD you must leave Product Key blank during install and afterwards do Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version. We're waiting to see if it's the same with Win8. You might find out faster in our sister forums Windows 8 Forums

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I've got a friend's laptop running 8.1 here. They can't upgrade to 10 because a lot of the software they use for their work is extremely buggy and just about works on Win7 and 8.1 - She has been advised by the IT people working for her company not to upgrade to 10 until they give everyone the all clear to do so.

My question is, if I use the media creation tool on her laptop now to create an ISO, would that mean she could do the upgrade for free beyond this July?
I have read that it's necessary to do an inplace upgrade first in order to generate the necessary hardware id codes etc, but Im wondering if it's goes past the 12 month free period, if that notification will be gone or the ISO on the system will be useless?
 

A:Windows 10 free upgrade time limit

The way I understand it, ALL free upgrades MUST be done before the July date.
 

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Quote:
Several Neowin members have reported that Microsoft has begun shipping Windows 7 house party packs from their house party fulfillment centers.

In an email to house party organisers Microsoft confirms that a 4LB package is on its way. Lucky blogger, Ian Cortina, wrote to Microsoft to complain the Caribbean region was not included in the promotion and received a complimentary US pack a little early. According to Ars Technica this was because the blogger emailed Steve Ballmer directly.


Read the rest here: Windows 7 party packs begin shipping

A:Windows 7 party packs begin shipping

Yep, just got my email from UPS. Man, this is awesome...2 free copies of Windows 7 for throwing a party, and attending a launch event. I'm loving MS more and more everyday.

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hello.
first of all, I have a MSI X320 that I purchased in October and on the second day I registered for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option. The way that MSI's system is set up I have not gotten any indication that ith has been processed, is in processing, or set up and I sent it to processing. I called MSI Canada and they said something about waiting for the vouchers from Microsoft or some other crap and that they do not know when it will ship.

Second, in August my mom bought a HP laptop because she was told that while Window 7 will be avialable in October, computers with 7 pre-installed won't arrive into shelves until November. She was going to wait until october until she heard this because She does not want to use Vista. I registered the HP upgrade program for her and she recieved three emmails, the last one saying that her disk is being built, but last time i checked the online webside says that it was shipped and had a tracking number for THL but THL said that the number was not valid and to wait 24 hours. that was in September. if she had known that it would've taken so long she would've waited until october where there WERE Windows 7 laptops on the shelves.

it is now December and niether one of us has recieved our upgrade disks or any indication as to where they are.
any idea why?

A:Windows 7 Shipping Delays from multiple manufacturers?

Unless someone here has experience with those problems, or works for one of the manufacturers, I doubt that you will find an answer here. I would be burning up the telephone lines calling the computer makers myself...especially the one that claimed that it has already shipped.

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Before you begin
Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.
Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
Additional information

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It will not work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Here are answers to some common questions about the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not collect or send any personal, identifiable data to Microsoft Corporation or third parties. See the Upgrade Advisor privacy statement for details.
once again i did not do this i did a lil search
 

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I've done this about 10 times now, each time it fails. It installs the OS and it reboots itself a few times then it rolls back and boots back into Windows 7.

I did some investigation and it seems that it's getting a blue screen. So the last 2 attempts, I've checked the minidumps it saves.

First time, it was wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys.
Second time, it's wdf01000.sys, pacer.sys, and AgileVpn.sys.

Last driver is the highest in the stack.

I've tried removing all software that the ASUS DVD installed when I first set the machine up (It's an ASUS P8P67 Pro rev 3.1 motherboard). I have 16 gigs of ram that has been tested.

In Windows 7, I have no issues. No blue screens, no strange errors, no weird problems at all.

Need ideas and things to try.
Thanks,
Aaron

A:Win7 x64 Ultimate Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro fails every time.

Uninstalled Avast, same result.

I was wrong about last driver in the stack, every time it's been the wdf01000.sys. I was reading it wrong.

This time, the minidump is showing wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys again.

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You can get the equivilant of a clean install from a windows 8 upgrade disk.
You still need to have the previous version of windows installed and run the
windows 8 upgrade installation on it.
Once it is installed,move your mouse down to the bottom right of the screen
to get the right menu.
Click settings,then click change PC settings.
Click general on the list to the left.
Scroll down the items til you see remove everything and reinstall windows.
Click get started.
While running the reinstall,make sure to select clean entire drive and save nothing.
Run the reinstall.
When it is done,it will be a clean install of windows 8,but it will have kept the license
and activation files for both the previous windows version and windows 8.
Those files are required for the windows 8 upgrade activation.
This leaves only windows 8 installed and gets rid of any files left from the
previous windows install,including the windows.old file.
It may request your upgrade disk for the reinstall.

Don't do this if you are trying to upgrade and keep your files.
This is only if you want to have a clean install of windows 8
with none of your previous data left.

Be advised that the reinstall itself can take several hours to run.
It is slow,so just let it do it's thing.

Just a note.
With windows 8 upgrade,you want to have your previous windows
version disks available,or a set of factory restore disks.
In case of a serious system crash,you will need to reinstall the
previous version then upgrad... Read more

A:Windows 8 upgrade-way to get clean install-takes some time.

I made this a sticky. If you don't want that, leroys1000, just let me know and I'll unstick. Thank you for the info.
 

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Hello

I have upgraded my CPU from Core 2 Duo 2.6mhz, to Core 2 Quad Q9500, and I had to upgrade the BIOS for my motherboard before that
MB type: GA-EP35-DS4

Everything worked fine for that, except when I run a game, it takes it about 10 to 12 minutes before it just crash and close itself (with no any error message), currently with:
Deus Ex: HR, Starcraft 2, Minecraft
I only get the error reporter for the games (if they had one) and no useful information I can get from them
I suspected the heat issue, so I bought a new cooler, the heat now in sticking on 37, no more
but still I am having this issue

My configuration are:MB: GA-EP35-DS4
CPU Intel C2Q, Q9500
8 GB RAM (Kingston) (2gb x 4 sticks)
Nvidia GTS 450 (As GPU)
Nvidia 9500 GT (As physix)
1TB HDD WD
320GB HDD WD (for system)
500GB HDD WD
500 watts power supply
Now I am thinking about the power supply, but the thing is everything was OK before, and I did not face any power issues before, all the problems started after I upgraded my bios and CPU

I checked the heat status and voltage status with CPU-Z stuff, but I am not fimiliar with the correct voltage values for RAM and CPU

Any suggestions about the issue?

PS: And the windows was on my computer since Jul 2009, and I would love to keep it from that date, I would not prefer re-installation unless there is no other option)

Regards

A:Games on windows crash after CPU upgrade (With BSOD 1 time so far)

It might be a defect in the CPU
Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.

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Quote:




Later this month, Microsoft will begin selling Windows 10 and if you are in need of a key for the OS and want physical media, Amazon has you covered. Starting today, you can now pre-order the OS, both Home and Pro, but there is a catch.
According to both the Home and Pro pages, the USB drive will not ship until August 16th. As expected the price for Home is $119.99 and the price for Pro is $199.99.
Of course, most users will be receiving Windows 10 via the free update for Windows 7 or 8.1, but we do know that there will be some users who need a new key or who simply prefer to have physical media over buying it digitally from Microsoft.




Windows 10 USB drives can now be pre-ordered, shipping date is uncertain

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I've had tried many times to install windows 10 on my windows 8.1 desktop but to no success due to an error that reads 0x8007002C-0x4000d this occurs during 80-95 percent of the installation process I've tried every solution posted on How to: Troubleshoot common Setup and Stop Errors during Windows - Microsoft Community but is still get the error every time both through the ISO and windows update.

A:Every time i try to upgrade to windows 10 i get the error code 0x8007002C - 0x4000D

From ZDNet today: Windows 10 cumulative update causes 'reboot loop' havoc for some users | ZDNet

EDIT Although the article is for the update after 10 is installed, it's indicative of the initial installation also. Try disabling AV and Firewall. If no go, start in Clean Boot and then attempt.

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I was downloading the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8 Pro.

When I was at 40% download, my internet connection lost. So I waited, but it automatically restarted from 0%. What the hell? I downloaded that 40% by giving 10 hours of time. Now I have to start again from 0%. Assume I'll start downloading again and if this
time it will fail at 90%. So What should i do for complete the download

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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I have a question,how many time is taking to upgrade a Windows 10 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit?

EDIT: Sorry for posting a question with wrong tag.(Windows 7)

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I had a lot of issues with the screen blinking/flickering on/off when removing the laptop from the WD-15 dock and read that the new BIOS upgrade would fix this issue so I went ahead and upgraded the BIOS.
I installed "DellDockingStationFwUp_1.0.0.8_20161220_WD15.exe" and "XPS_9550_1.2.21.exe".
I added Bitlocker protection the first thing I did when I got the laptop about a year ago and it has been working fine.
After this upgrade (with or without) the dock attached I get the Bitlocker code prompt at every start of the laptop.
I can't seem to roll back the FW upgrades as the installer tells me I have a newer version installed...

A:Windows 10 Bitlocker code required every time after BIOS upgrade on XPS 15 9560

After searching and checking I found that I no longer have any compatible TPM according to Windows.
(Win 10 Enterprise 64bit Build 14393)
Looking in the BIOS there is no setting for TPM anymore so then I found a way to rollback BIOS FW.
It was by shutting down, unplug the power plug and then keep CTRL+ESC pressed while plugging in the power plug. That brings up a prompt where I could do a rollback and after that tehre still is no TPM in BIOS. I run the same again but this time I chose to reset the BIOS settings, still no TPM!
I still have to give the Bitlocker key at every startup and to top it off the laptop no longer goes to sleep when the lid is closed, it shuts down even though the settings is to "sleep".
This of course means that every time I carry it around I have to add the Bitlocker key when picking it up.
Our corporate network requires Bitlocker so I can't use the laptop without bitlocker in the domain.
Any suggestions?

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Hi..i want to hibernate my computer..but i have other programs that wont stay on Like AIM,MSN,Etc....is there anyway i can hibernate the computer and have my AIM and MSN still online?


Compaq Presario:SR5310F
Windows Vista Ultimate.

Thanks,
Ricky.

A:Windows Vista Hibernation time.

No, there isn't. When you hibernate the computer powers down (hence the reason your MSN and others don't work). You need to have it go into "Sleep" mode for your programs to work (computer goes into a low power state and can be setup to "wake" on LAN). This way the system will power up when it detects activity on your LAN (read: Internet).

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ok I have windows 8 and vista on dual boot
windows 8 is perfect but when I go to Vista I get the message seen in the attachment

in windows 8 I did a windows update, with new drivers, could this have caused this or do drivers stay with their os? either way should not make a difference should it?

I also increased the size of win8 partition by 10GB with easeus, obviously taking from vista, and their was 38GB free on vista.

What happened? What do I do?
I dont want to loose my data or PROGRAMS (especially their liscences!!!)
I have an upgrade disc that came with another laptop, in photo attachment, if its any good
I also have my hp recovery DVDs I made and a backup to my external HDD

And no, I dont have an image of the drive, was going to make soon with macrium, just finnished its 1.7GB download... perfect timing

A:Vista not working after some time on windows 8?

Originally Posted by ovg


I also increased the size of win8 partition by 10GB with easeus, obviously taking from vista, and their was 38GB free on vista.



That's likely what did it in. Use your Windows 8 install media (USB or DVD) to follow the instructions on the screen.

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Hi, I've been lurking a while and just registered.

I'm glad that Windows 7 running System Protection, which it does by default only on the Windows partition (usually C, lets me access previous version of files (file Properties, Previous Versions tab) or deleted files (folder Properties/Previous Versions on the containing folder), though these are only created roughly daily, when system restore points are created. This is a lot easier to inspect and possibly more frequent in time that typical incremental backups, so serves as a useful supplement to a backup strategy.

I'm aware of Time Machine on the Mac OS X that can revert to any previously saved version of a file.
I've found that http://www.bearsontheloose.com/ has release their first product, Time Traveler, for Vista or Windows in 32-bit or 64-bit versions. It appears it will create a new version any time the file is changed.

Although nobody has mentioned it in these forums to date and there seems to be only one review of any note on the wider web, I was wondering if anyone has any opinions of it yet?

If I were to trial it (10 day trial), do you think it might be possible or wise to set up a virtual machine (something I've never tried, but expect I could accomplish) as a sandbox to test it in without affecting my everyday Windows environment and requiring a full system restore to revert to normal?

Best regards,
Cynamid.
 

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Hi everyone....

Current PC specs listed above ..... to get it out of the way I am a gamer......

This upgrade is to allow me to play some of the newer games such as The Witcher and also to enable me to utilize DX10 when I eventually upgrade to Vista.

RAM.....this is what I have found...I do not overclock and I am very happy with the matched pair of Corasir XMS 512MB 5400C4 running at 533 that I currently have so I figured the safe bet is in just jumping to a matched pair of 1MB sticks of the same.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145015

Graphics card.....

I do have a budget and from the reviews I have read this card should carry me through the gaming world for at least the next year (hopefully 2) I like eVGA and I have nothing but good things to say about the eVGA 6800GS that I am currently using.

But if anyone has some input as to problems with the card listed below or if you know of another card that will perform just as well (or better) for around the same price I would like to hear about it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

Thanks in advance for any help.......
 

A:Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices??

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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The clock on my PC was somehow lagging behind the real time by about 5 minutes, so I manually changed the time to what it should have been.

However, now many programs which are synced to the computer time such as Skype and Last.fm won't work because of the synchronisation issues.

I tried to resync to the Internet time servers in the drop down menu in the Date and Time setting, however I received an error message for all of them. I also tried system restore but that didn't take me back to the old clock time.

Basically I'd like to set and synchronise my clock to the correct time and have all the programs which were synchronised with my computer clock running properly again. Can anyone help?

Thanks
 

A:Clock time issues on Windows Vista

The time-b.nist.gov server just worked for me.
 

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when i'm trying to shut down the windows vista machine it does not get shut down.while shutting down it shows logging for a long time & its does not get shut down.can u all suggest me a solution
 

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