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Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Q: Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

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Preferred Solution: Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

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.)

A: Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 is not supported by Toshiba nor by Microsoft.
The only possible way to upgrade (go from 1 installation with some data to Win7 and keeping your settings and data) is from WinVista SP1 or later.

So regardless of how You look at it, You need to get XP out and either begin with WinVista factory installation + any 1 million updates that were released after this, OR
you can boot up from the Win7 media directly and install clean.
The second method saves a lot of time BUT have some negative side effects - namely not all drivers and utilities will be available in the final system if installed clean.
Some packages from WinVista works well in Win7 and are for that reason expected to be in the system during the update.
Hence, if You do a clean install, they will be missing.

However, they might not cause any trouble for You if they are not there, but that is not known until You're there and can see what You are missing.
Basic functionality should be expected though (WLAN, LAN, Sound, video....so on)

So, think about what You want to do and get busy with either recovering your unit with the WinVista set, updating, and then running the Toshiba Upgrade DVD, Win 7 upgrade and finally the Toshiba upgrade DVD again, OR just install Win7 clean + adding as much as possible / needed from the Toshiba Upgrade DVD.

Good luck!

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Hello!

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1MM laptop.
It is running Windows Vista that came preinstalled.
Can I upgrade it to Windows 8?
Thanks for advice.

A:Satellite A300-1MM - Can I upgrade to Windows 8?

Generally speaking your old A300 is not supported for Wn8. It is supported for Win7 only. Not even A500 is supported for Win8 upgrade.
I have it too but running with Win7 32bit and I?m very happy with it.

As far as I know Vista to Win8 upgrade is not supported so what you can try is to install Win7 and install upgrade for Win8. With drivers and especially with Toshiba specific tools and utilities can be a bit problematic but you can try to use stuff offered for newer notebook model.

Unfortunately on this forum we don't have much information about such upgrade.
If you will try to install Win8 please post some feedback.

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Hello,

I have Satellite A300-210 and I want to buy SSD disk. Can I input in into second place for disk in my notebook? I can't find there any connection to the disk.
I even can change my disk for the new disk.

I have one more question is there SATA 1 or SATA 2 interface.

A:Satellite A300 - Upgrade with SSD

Hi przybi,

It?s no problem to install SSD into second HDD/SSD place if there is an additional connector for such a drive.
If you don?t have a second SATA connector you can only exchange the current HDD with your new SSD.

Regarding SATA interface: I think it?s SATA2 already but it?s not important. Newer SATA2 drives are compatible to old SATA1 interface. :)

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Hello everybody!!!

Can I change my HHD Hard disk with an SSD Hard disk at this model?
Because this one supports only SATA2, will I have problems with compatibility?

thanx in advanve guys

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I want to upgrade CPU on my Satellite A300-PSAGCE, BIOS 2.20.

Now I have Core2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz - PPGA478 (Socket M)
PM45 (Revision / Stepping 07 / B3) + Intel 82801IM ICH9M (Revision / Stepping 93 / A3)

Intel website - Compatible Processors

Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9800 (6M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9500 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9600 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9700 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8800 (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8700 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P7570 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T6670 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9100 (12M Ca... Read more

A:Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade

Generally speaking Toshiba doesn?t support CPU upgrade so before we start discussion about CPU upgrade check follow Toshiba document at first - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hi,

I would really appreciate some help as I am going around in circles. I have a Satellite Pro A300-1C2 and I want to replace the HDD and install Windows 7, whats the best HDD I can get for the laptop?

Also what's the maxium RAM I can install into the Laptop.

Any advice would be great the machines running poorly at the moment and I think the HDD has a bad sector in it.

Cheers,

James

A:Satellite Pro A300-1C2 - HDD upgrade advice

Best HDD? For this question I don?t have precise answer. You don?t need best but compatible HDD. According notebook specification your original HDD was 250GB SATA HDD.
In my A300 I have Samsung HDD inside. Visit your local dealer and buy high quality SATA 2,5? HDD with 300 or maybe 400 GB. It will be enough capacity I think. It can be Toshiba, Samsung or Hitachi HDD. Check the prices and make decision.

RAM upgrade: your notebook can handle with 4GB RAM. not more than that. If you have 2 GB inside you can buy one more RAM module with 2GB. Compatible 2GB RAM has part number PA3513U-1M2G.

Bye

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Hey,

So the old HDD in this laptop is on its last legs and I'm looking to replace it and upgrade the RAM at the same time. If you guys know how much RAM the chip set can take and if a SSD SATA 2.5 is okay to replace the drive with that would be great. Also any suggestions on best RAM and HDD would be much appreciated.

Model : A300
Part #: Psag8u-0el01x

A:Satellite A300 - HDD and RAM replacement/upgrade

Good old A300. I had it 2 years ago. It is very good old machine and it runs very well with Win7.
I don’t know how many RAM you can use with it but I think from 4 up to 8GB should not be problematic. SSD is very good solution. Your A300 will run pretty fast and much faster than before.
I can recommend you Toshiba or Samsung SSDs. I’ve tested both models on different machines.

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I decided to upgrade my old Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 PSAG9E-00700TTE Vista to Windows 8.

After two trials it was succesful. Vista was driving me crazy and when I decided to give to my son, I wanted it to function better.

Toshiba does not seem to be willing to give support to the older models. (older than 3 years.)

I can't even find this model code in the lists, the website does not seem to recognize the serial number.

Therefore all the tools provided for Windows 8 upgrade are irrelevant.

I have come accross with some minor problems before, but Toshiba Turkey never responded the messages, even the ones concerning new products when I considered buying a new notebook. At the end I went for an Asus, which outdid my expectations.

I don't expect any support this time either, due to the past experience. But I still want to try one last time.

Is there a way to get the hardware in this notebook work under Windows 8?

A:Satellite Pro A300 PSAG9E - Win 8 upgrade issues

>Is there a way to get the hardware in this notebook work under Windows 8?

Satellite Pro A300 is not Win 8 supported? this means that you will not find Win 8 drivers for this series? but of course you can use Win 8 on this unit.

In some cases the common Win 7 drivers would be compatible.

Also the Toshiba tools like VAP (value added package) for Win 8 can be used but you have to look for a Win 8 VAP released for other newer models.

Touchpad driver can be downloaded from Synaptics driver page? also other drivers like LAN or WLan can be found on chip manufacturer pages.

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Hello.
I have A300-PSAG0E with Insyde 1.8 latest firmware.
All work great.
But when I try to upgrade memory modules from 2Gb (2x1Gb) to 4Gb (2x2Gb) Windows do not want run - BSOD Bad_Pool_Header.
OK - memory modules All Samsung and when I test Memory modules one by one (by memtest+) - only 1 SODIMM module with 2 Gb RAM - All modules test OK and on ONE 2Gb module Windows work and on the another module Windows work too. But when I put in slots 2 modules 2x2Gb and try run memtest - memtest freeze and on the screen I see color blocks. And Windows cann not run on both modules, but on one or one another module works correctly.

Where is the trouble?
Thanks.

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Hello,

I need an advice. I've just took a 1GB memory (Samsung) module from older model Satellite A200 and put it to my newer model Satellite Pro A300. The following is the information about SPDs:

_Original one (that was installed on factory):_


DIMM1: Kingston (2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
Manufacture Date Week 20 / 2009
@ 333 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 200 MHz 3-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-26-2-3-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

_From old Toshiba Satellite A200:_

DIMM3: Samsung M4 70T2953EZ3-CE6
Manufacture Date Week 42 / 2007
@ 333 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-35-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-28-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 200 MHz 3-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-21-2-3-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)


According to the information provided was it a good or bad idea? I mean the differences in SPDs and will it affect on performance, stability, etc.?

Thanks very much for your time!

A:Satellite Pro A300 - RAM upgrade from older A200 model

Hi xosman,

According the information you posted it seems that the other module from Satellite A200 has the same specifications so if your notebook works with this module it?s no problem I think.

Satellite A200 and A300 using the same DDR2 memory modules so changing the RAM is no problem.

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I bought a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk at retail and want to use it to upgrade a new computer that has Win 7 Home Professional installed. The installation stopped and I was directed to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to do the job. Microsoft expects me to purchase a key in order to perform the upgrade. Can I ignore this and use the disk I have? If so, what's the procedure?

A:Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

Welcome!

You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

You will not be able to do an in-place upgrade from the disc, to the best of my knowledge.

If you would prefer to do a clean install, try this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Greetings all, first time poster here!
I recently bought an old Lenovo all-in-one Thinkcentre A300 from a friend to use as a monitor for my new build project. I would, however, like to use the little guy as a daily driver until I complete my build. 
 
My question is a simple one which up until now I have been unable to get an answer for:
Are there alternative (compatible) processors which could take the place of the sub-par performing Pentium T4400 which is currently in the machine? I am in the market to upgrade! 
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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Hi all,

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any pitfalls to be aware of?
Any suggestions for cheapest site to download iso?

Thanks
doof

A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".

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We just purchased this laptop, it came with Windows 7 Pro, with a free upgrade disk to Windows 10 Pro. However, there is no dvd drive, and we don't have an external dvd drive. Is there someway to do the update without using the dvd? It's aggravating to have to go out and buy an external dvd drive just to update one laptop.

A:Windows 10 Professional Upgrade

You should be able to upgrade with the Media Creation Tool.You can download the tool here:https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10Follow the steps in the tool for upgrading to Windows 10.Do not forget to back-up you data first!    

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I am currently running Windows Xp Home Edition and I have a copy of XP Pro, but its not the upgrade disc, it's the full package. I was wondering if there was anything special I had to do to up upgrade. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade

Here's the MS page on this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;292607
 

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I currently have XP Home Edition. If I upgrade to Professional, will it just install the extra features, or will it cause problems with any of the files and programs I already have?
 

A:Windows XP Professional upgrade

This upgrade, unlike one from the 9x family, should be relativeley easy. And all your files and programs should be saved. There are never guarantees, so save what you can. But upgrades try to save everything.
 

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get <g class="gr_ gr_34 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="34" id="34">license</g> so I can do <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm
undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="45" id="45">fresh</g> install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get license so I can do fresh install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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Hey guys im having this annoying issue with upgrading Windows 7 Professional that has not been activated and has surpassed its trail period.
When entering the upgrade CD key it tells me i must activate windows first (Professional version).
Ive tried to rearm the trial version using cmd prompt which enables the Grace Period again but it still asks me to activate windows before i upgrade.
Ive even deleted the existing trial licence "slmrg -upk" restart and it gives me a new trial licence and i end up with the same issue..
Running the Setup CD and selecting upgrade tells me to reboot and choose Anytime upgrade which takes me back to my initial problem.

Whats the point of Trialling the software if you cant switch between versions without re-installing or Activating, i swear you where able to do this in the initial BETA versions.

I would really like to resolve this issue without the need of re-installing due to the fact my dads PC has 100-150GB of small personal data files/ programs which will take a few days to install again. Not to mention the business downtime it will cause.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

the point is - usually you use a trial on a non production machine or dual boot. since you do not have a legal activated full version copy of an os installed, you will not be able to use the upgrade key.

true in the past you could do it but I guess microsoft is trying to close another piracy path.

see the following for upgrade paths...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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I am having a problem with the XP Pro Upgrade from XP Home edition. The install appears to be hung up even though it indicates only 39 minutes left to complete installation. It has been running for over 6 hours now.

I have plenty of memory, hard disk space and all the other requirements. Any suggestions on what the problem can be? How do I proceed?

thanks!
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade Problem

more info, what kind and speed of computer, is it an actual upgrade or a clean install. have you tried restarting the install??
 

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I took a job with a company that does not yet support windows 10 and some of their apps only work with windows 7 professional.  I need to download the upgrade for windows 7 professional 64 bit to my laptop which is currently running windows 7 premium
64 bit  What is the download link and the associated cost of upgrade?
 

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Hi,

I have Windows 7 Professional (64Bit) installed and attempted to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit). My DVD has 32Bit and 64Bit. Clicking on 64Bit and going forward, I receivee a message saying that I can't upgrade to 32Bit from 64Bit and the installation (upgrade) stops. As stated, I clicked on 64Bit as previous edition.

What could be the issue?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

Do a clean install, not an upgrade

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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I am trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000 professional.After i put the cd in everthing seems to be downloading OK until the setup process begins.The computer automatically shuts down and turns itself off. Can someone please help?

Thankx

sarahjac
 

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I was verbaly assured by Microsoft people that the upgrade from the Professional to the Enterprise version of Windows 7 is only a matter of installing a new key, acquired through the Software Assurance Program. After buying this program and getting and installing
new Enterprise key, Windows has not been automatically converted to the Enterprise version.

I installed a new key using:
slmgr.vbs /ipk command, and actived this key with slmgr.vbs /ato command.
Is there any additional steps required to convert Professional to Enterprise?

A:Windows 7 Professional to Enterprise Upgrade

Hi,
You must have a clean installation with Windows 7 Enterprise DVD and activate it.
Before you decide to erase the current Windows 7 Professional, you may have a system backup or migrate the data with Windows Easy Transfer tool.
Windows Easy Transfer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transferIvan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Am i able to upgrade my Windows XP Home OEM to a Professional (OEM & RETAIL)

I haven't got the actual XP Home CD because my pc is a store purchase where it comes with those 4 CD Recovery CD's which is a pain. I was wondering if i could purchase a XP Pro Upgrade pack as they are only $249. sometimes you get damaged files in windows and you can't insert the windows cd and repair windows. i don't think i can upgrade to another home.

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Hello,

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 professional now, because I want Remote desktop capabilities. I know you can purchase an easy upgrade from microsoft for 90 bucks and just enter the key they provide you.

Can I purchase upgrade media from say, ebay for cheaper and do the same thing with that code, rather than doing an entire install?

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sward445


Hello,

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 professional now, because I want Remote desktop capabilities. I know you can purchase an easy upgrade from microsoft for 90 bucks and just enter the key they provide you.

Can I purchase upgrade media from say, ebay for cheaper and do the same thing with that code, rather than doing an entire install?

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.


You can perform an upgrade to professional without any reg tweak by doing a regular upgrade...

Someone can post to the contrary if not

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I saw a tutorial on upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 Professional, and it was on this site, but I can't find it. Several years ago, I bought two keys for 7 professional, and I did upgrade from Vista to 7 professional on a toshiba laptop, but when I tried to upgrade my HP compaq, I couldn't... and I learned that it was because it was xp. I was told that I could upgrade from vista but not xp. Since that time, the OS on my compaq has been changed from xp to vista, and I still have one unused product key for 7 professional. Since I had done this back in 2009, I figured that now I could do it on my compaq. I had signed up for Staples' maintenance contract, and so I took it to them to upgrade it, and they said that it couldn't be done. They said I would have to buy a windows 7 and do that first, then upgrade to professional. Well, I know that I did not do that last time. So I'm trying to find out more from the person that wrote that tutorial on doing it... I had found it by googling it, and the tutorial was from this forum, but I'm not very familiar with finding my way around forums. If it is true that I cannot do a straight upgrade at all, then I'd like to know if anyone would be interested in buying a windows 7 professional key. I paid about $100 for it.

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Professional?

Hello vampirevet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a direct clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
DDR-SDRAM, SO-DIMM
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.

Greetings

L0nestar

P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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However youre getting Windows 10 either with the free upgrade offer or on a new PC youre probably getting Windows 10 Home. You can pay to upgrade that Windows 10 Home system to Windows 10 Professional but should you?If you already had a Professional edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, dont worry. The free upgrade offer will give you Windows 10 Professional. Otherwise, youll need to shell out some money if you want the below extra features.Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?HowToGeek have good articles when it comes to these kind of things. It's worth a read. Even thought most of these features are already available under Windows 8.1 Professional (so it's not new), it's still good information for users that never used Windows 8 or 8.1 Professional and want to see what it'll bring them if they upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

A:"Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?", via HowToGeek

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Hello all,

Over the last year or so I haven't been using my PC at all really. It's only used to watch films on of a night, and as a result of this it's not really been looked after in the way of updates etc. However I am wanting to upgrade my OS to the latest version on Windows 7 (x64) which I believe to be SP1.

It's important that I mention for a while my machine has been unable to do any update successfully. It usually says that it's doing the update but just hangs there for hours and doesn't actually do anything or just fails straight from the off.

I have tried to do the updates which it is saying I should do (x2 important and x1 optional) for which I have attached the screen shots for due to the reasons mentioned above. I have also followed the instructions for 'Windows Update Posting Instructions' although it failed on that too.

I've completed step 1 successfully, but it failed on step 2 (see screen shot) and Step 3 I've already mentioned above so there's another screen shot for that and Step 4 I've attached my log in zipped format. I have honestly tried my best to get this working but I just can't seem to get anywhere. Just a few points to make my copy of Windows 7 Pro is legitimate and my PC is a custom build from a few years back which I can give you the spec for if required.

Any help is very much appreciated at this stage. Thanks in advance Craig.

A:Windows 7 Professional x64, trying to upgrade to SP1 Error 0x8007370b

Hi Craig,
I'm sure others will respond and hopefully fix your problem, I don't have the expertise.
one thing I did was to download a win 7 ISO with Sp1 included, less to update if I needed to reinstall.
You can get it here
www.askvg.com/direct-download-links-download-official-original-and-untouched-windows-7-iso-32-bit-and-64-bit/
Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know,
hope you get it sorted without too much hassle.

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Hi guys,
today I wanted to buy laptop HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ.
I wanted to buy the laptop like it is and then install professional version since I need it for the software SAP GUI.
Unfortunately the guy in the shop told me that :

1)Windows professional will create problems on my laptop because of the drivers of the web cam and Audio card.
Furthermore I will not be abe to install the HP SW anymore.
I think that's bull **** but I would appreciate some feedbacks on that.


2)Furthermore I have been told that in case of failure during the guarantee period I would need to have windows home premium.Is that possible and easy?
should I create restore point or something similar?


3)what would be the easiest,fastest option for the OS upgrade.I have alreaday red a bit about the procedure but I am not sure.

Thanks in advance for all the support could be provided.

Regards,
GP

A:HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ windows 7 upgrade to professional

Hi there are hp models with your model number running win 7 according to this HP Pavilion dv6-6b17ez Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English) though I believe it is 64 bit

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When i reinstall Windows XP and then upgrade it to Professional and enter my key code every thing is fine until the last reboot and then gets stuck on the start up screen and says please wait and nothing happens at all. It seems like it is going to finish starting up but doesnt. I have to hold down the power button for five seconds to shut it down. Can you please help me?
 

A:Windows xp professional upgrade gets stuck on reboot

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I need help to check my Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors. Is there an easy way to do this?
lnbach

A:How to check Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors?

What kind of errors are you looking for?

You could check the event log, I suppose.

I think you can get to this by right clicking My Computer > Manage > Even Viewer.

-Coolfreak

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Hi, all. I was given a computer. The computer has Windows XP professional on it. The person who gave it to me says that she removed the password protection. However, a log in screen comes up that I cannot bypass. The log in information given to me does not work. It was suggested to me that I could reinstall the operating system to solve the log in problem. Is this correct? I do have the Windows XP software disks, but they are an upgrade version. According to some research I have done on the web, since it is an upgrade version, it would require a disk of the old computer operating system to proceed, if I understand this correctly. And I also saw mention that the upgrade XP disk is non-bootable. Does anyone have any hints or ideas on how to solve this problem? Thank you.
 

A:Re-installing Windows XP Professional from Upgrade Disk

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Hello,
We are thinking on deploying tablets on my company for production purposes. As the usage is pretty lighweight, such as read pdf files and images, we are not willing to buy high-end tablets but about 300-500$ price. Oir first choice will be Windows so we
are able to join it to the domain but all the mid-range tablet I saw come with 8.1 Home Edition.  I was thinking on buying it and also the Windows pro upgrade. Do you know if it works properly or have you tried yourself? My concern is that after the upgrade
it becomes unusable and also that we could lost the guarantee for such change.  The tablet I was looking for have 2GB RAM and a Intel Atom Z3735F CPU.

Thanks!

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I upgraded my Aspire One D255 netbook from widows 7 starter to windows 7 pro (32 bit). After upgrading it is not giving me the option to conect to my wireless router. It is not even giving me the option to scan for one. I have tried all the options in the start menu, i have tried device manager, I try to scan for a router and it says "this may take up to 90 seconds" 30 mins latter and it still hasn't found a router. Can someone tell me how to connect or go back to windows 7 starter (i dont have the disk as it was already on the laptop) or how to go back to factory deafult (like it's new). Thank you very much for your help.
 

A:Windows 7 Professional upgrade conecting using wireless. HELP!

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About a year ago, a friend bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade installation disk off of the Microsoft store. At the time, they thought they would only need the 32 bit disk, so that was all they had downloaded. I am now looking to upgrade their computer to an older one of mine which has Vista installed. Now that they will have a machine which supports 64 bit, I would like to upgrade them. Any idea where I could find the media to use with their key?

A:Download Windows 7 Professional x64 Upgrade media

  
Quote: Originally Posted by clcrutch


About a year ago, a friend bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade installation disk off of the Microsoft store. At the time, they thought they would only need the 32 bit disk, so that was all they had downloaded. I am now looking to upgrade their computer to an older one of mine which has Vista installed. Now that they will have a machine which supports 64 bit, I would like to upgrade them. Any idea where I could find the media to use with their key?


You may be able to download the 64 bit version from the Microsoft Store. (I'm not sure. I got one of each X86 and X64, so the issue didn't arise for me.)

Failling that, there are links to legitimate .iso files at digitalriver.com from www.mydigitallife.com. You may find this helpful:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It's aimed at doing a clean install on a machine with an OEM license, but a lot of the actions will be similar to what you need.

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Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


update: also think it would be best to mention that i have tried safe mode, safe mode with networking, my recovery discs and a blue screen repair discs all that happens when running these is a black screen with white cursor I left them all for an hour to see if anything happens but sadly nothing does .

A:Can I install a windows 7 professional upgrade from boot?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by edamthegrate


Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


Hello edamthegrate,

Yes, you can install it from boot. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version Are you going to do a clean install?
It would wipe all your viruses, if you format your hard drive prior to installation (clean install). Also, since a format will remove all your files, do a backup of all important files (ie. documents, pictures) if needed, you can do it in any way (ie. USB external drive, Internet Upload, etc).

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Hi guys,

I currently have windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition on my desktop. I get a copy of windows 7 professional 64 bit disc with legal key from my university for a student special. How can I upgrade? I was redirected to windows anytime upgrade during the installation. But my windows 7 professional x64 product key was not accepted there. I already have lots applications installed so I don't want to do a clean install. Any suggestion? Thanks!

A:Upgrade from windows 7 home premium to professional from disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by apexapex


Hi guys,

I currently have windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition on my desktop. I get a copy of windows 7 professional 64 bit disc with legal key from my university for a student special. How can I upgrade? I was redirected to windows anytime upgrade during the installation. But my windows 7 professional x64 product key was not accepted there. I already have lots applications installed so I don't want to do a clean install. Any suggestion? Thanks!


Your original installation may have an "OEM" license and your pro license may be retail.

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I took advantage of the Windows 7 student offers to buy either Home Premium or Professional editions at a reduced price ($30 or 30 depending on country) but one thing that isn't clear is stopping me from using it yet. I know they are labelled as Upgrade editions but as I've never used a version like that it's confusing me a little.

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail products? I ask because my desktop is still clunking along happily right now but I'll be upgrading it at some point in the future and I like to build my own systems. If it's classed as OEM then the key would be tied to my old computer but if it's Retail it'd be free to use to upgrade any legtitimate Windows install in the future.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Professional Upgrade version - OEM or Retail?

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail productsClick to expand...

They can be either one.

Not sure what that student version is, I doubt it is OEM.
 

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Hello.  I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Professional (USA - English) to Windows 7 Ultimate (USA - English).  I have two boxed retail copies of Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade, of which the product keys are currently not used on another machine.  I tried the Windows Anytime Upgrade procedure by entering in the keys, both of which give an error that says:  "The
upgrade key is not valid. Please check the key and try again."  For completeness, both retail boxes have COAs which state "Made in Puerto Rico" and "For Distribution in US Only".

I called Microsoft support, and they checked the keys.  They said they are both valid and ready to use, but they are not upgrade keys and are instead full product retail keys so Windows Anytime Upgrade wouldn't work.  I researched this online and
it sounded like Windows Anytime Upgrade should still work with full retail keys as well.  For kicks, I checked this out myself with a known
full Windows 7 Ultimate retail key.  I currently have it installed/activated on another computer, but I just wanted to test if I could make it to the next step in the Anytime Upgrade procedure which is the
license agreement step.  I can confirm I do not get the same error when using this full version key and it does in fact let me proceed to the agreement step (which I of course cancelled out of).

Being skeptical of the telephone support agent's answer, I went to the Windows ... Read more

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I bought Windows 7 Professional and now I am ready to upgrade from my present Windows Vista Service Pack 2 on a Sony Computer with Core Duo processor. I downloaded and ran the Win 7 Advisor, it says I can upgrade no problem to Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. But what about Windows 7 Professional?
Are there any caveats before I install Windows 7 Professional as an upgrade? Do I need to do a clean install instead because it is Win 7 Pro? Thanks.

A:upgrade from Vista Home Prem Svc Pk 2 to Windows 7 Professional?

Make sure you have your Windows 7 on a DVD/flash drive incase anything goes wrong. Just run the Windows 7 setup from within Vista and choose upgrade option during setup. See how it goes. Even if something goes wrong, all you'll have to do is to clean install. Make sure you have proper data backups.

What's your Vista version btw?

Also confirm what license you have actually bought -- is it just an upgrade key?



   Tip
Clean install is always a better option than upgrade

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Dear Dell Support team,
Could you help me, please?
I have just purchased below laptopInspiron 15 7000 Series 7559Service Tag: 7J828B2 
I try to install Windows 10 Professional to replace Windows 10 Home for my laptop but I can not.
How to replace Windows 10 Home by Windows 10 Professional on above laptop Dell.
Thank you in advanced for your support,

A:How to upgrade Windows 10 Professional for Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
The system has been shipped with Windows 10 Home, the OS activation license is also for Win 10 Home Win 10 Pro can be installed but activation would requiree to purchase license from Microsoft We would not be able to dispatch media for Win 10 Pro or assist with activation as the system order is not inclusive of Win 10 Pro
Thanks
Robin

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I have purchase Licensel Windows 8.1 pro. now this upgrade in windows 10.   now my Cute FTP 8.3 professional properly not working


cute FTP 8.3 professional 

file shows transferring and it shows 100% complete. But it does not it starts again  downloading is fine.

Please solve my this issue

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Good Morning/afternoon!

I would like to install a new intern hard drive on my laptop and I want to put also windows 7 on it.

The issue is that it is the first time I will do this manipulation and I don?t really know what sort of functionality will be incompatible with this installation.

- Can you recommand me a windows 7 version which can be suitable for this laptop?
- Which functionality will be deactivated when I will install windows 7 on my new hard drive?

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Remy

A:Satellite A300 1lW - Windows 7 installation - any issues?

Hi mate

To be honest I wondering about theses questions.
The Windows 7 is fully supported and usually you should not get any problems with Windows 7 running on the Satellite A300.

The Win 7 drivers are available on the Toshiba EU driver page. T
herefore I don?t expect any serious problems.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask people here in the communnity . :)

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Hi people,

I have a question concerning the Toshiba Satellite A300-129;
I would like to install Windows XP on it (due to stability problems with Vista) but when I enter the Windows XP setup I get the message that Windows Setup could not find any HDD's installed on this computer, even though the BIOS tells me there is one installed. Do I need a HDD-driver to install Windows XP on this machine?

thanks in advance!

Allan

A:Re: Toshiba Satellite A300-129 : installing Windows XP

hi,

I guess, you should integrate sata drivers:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

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