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Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

Q: Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

I have 4 primary partitions at the moment 2 of which are lenovo windows 7 recovery partitions 1 is the C drive and another has drivers for my hardware. if i did an upgrade on the c drive to windows 8 would i still be able to use the recovery enviornment to restore to windows 7?

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Preferred Solution: Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

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: Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

Without seeing the disk management screen (start, search, type diskmgmt.msc and <enter>), it is hard to be sure how your partitions are set up.

If you post a screenshot (Alt+PrtSc) open Paint, paste, save, and post the image (insert image button above Reply to Thread text box here) in your next message we may be able to advise you better.

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Well ...

guys i need to know if ther is any prob if i upgrade from Win 7 beta version to WIN 7 RC

plz lemme know asap ... kinda scared :d

PEACE !!!!!!

A:UPGRADING FROM WINDOWS 7 BETA to RC

You should read some of the threads before you post questions that have been already answered, in short no you should do a fresh install otherwise you will most likely run into problems.

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I recently installed software that allowed Windows XP to access linux partitions (EXT2) on an external drive (assigned them to P: and V: ). Once I had copied out the files I wanted from those partitions, I uninstalled the software and reformatted the drive to NTFS (assigned to Q: ). The software I used was Ext2 IFS (www.fs-driver.org).

Disk Management shows that drive as only having one partition (74GB, Q: ). However, the other drive letters are still listed in My Computer (and any Explorer dialog). When I try to open V:, it gives a long dialog that starts "V: refers to a location that is unavailable." I would be okay with leaving that one. The REAL problem, in my mind, is P:, which opens the same file system as Q:. I've never had two letters pointing to the same drive before, but I can't imagine it's a very good idea.

Any suggestions on how to remove these drives from Explorer? I am comfortable navigating the registry, if that's what it takes (as long as you're comfortable telling me correctly what needs to be removed/altered in the registry).

Things I have tried:

1) Looked in Disk Management -- not listed.
2) Looked in Device Manager -- not listed as volumes for the disk.
3) Tried assigning those same drive letters to another drive -- those letters remain unavailable from the drop-down menu in Disk Management.
Thanks!
 

A:Windows XP - Nonexistent drive listed in XP and two letters assigned to same partitio

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My computer is an HP Pavilion a6345f which has a C and D HDDs. As I understand it, the the latter allows me to restore factory programs and settings in the event that something goes seriously wrong with the C HDD.

If I were to upgrade to Windows 7 either via a purchased download or a cd, it makes sense to me to upgrade what's on the D HDD with the newer OS so that possible future problems with the C drive could be remedied with the new OS.

How would I go about that? Install the upgrade on the the C drive and then the D or is there some other way of doing this?
 

A:Upgrading to Windows 7 and a Recovery HDD

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Recovery is not working after updating to windows 10, so we should delete it, or there is a way to make it work as it is occupying more than 22 GBs of memory.Also I believe there is not any requirement of recovery in windows 10 as we can get fresh installation without worrying about product key as it is digitally embeded in our system.

A:Is Recovery corrupted after upgrading from windows 8.1 to wi...

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. After performing an upgrade from Win 8.1 to 10 and if activation was successful, then you were activated using a new method called Digital Entitlement. For Win 10 you no longer need a key/COA sticker/etc. Next time you attempt activation on the very same computer it will get auto activated due to the new method as long as it is the same PC (not a different one). With regards to the recovery partition - you can delete it if you believe it is not working and if you do not plan to return to Windows 8.1 Should you need any kind of Win 10 recovery, you can simply download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft web site and use it to- either burn it on a DVD- or write it to a USB thumbdrive You can then use this DVD/USB drive as a recovery to perform recovery steps or complete reinstallation of Windows 10.>> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

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Hi, Purchased in the month of May 2015 new laptop - HP ENVY 15-k203TX Notebook PC and it came with preinstalled Windows 8.1 (64-bit) OS. Wanted to upgrade to windows 10 in it. But my query is that 1]  if i upgrade to windows 10 will there will be any warranty issue/problem in future since my laptop came with windows 8.1 and user has upgrade to windows 10 in it? 2]  If i upgrade to windows 10 then hp recovery manager will work ? because hp recovery manager is link with windows 8.1 and in future if incase any problem occurs and user uses hp recovery manager then it will install windows 8.1 or windows 10? i have read in some post in hp support forum that user are facing problem in hp recovery manager after upgrading to windows 10. Hp recovery manager doesnt work after that. 3] After upgrafding to windows 10 if incase any problem user uses HP Recovery manager then OS should revert to Factory condition i.e Windows 10 (not windows 8.1) I read in some forum of hp and microsoft that there are working on  this issue. 3]  Still now i haven't created windows 8.1 system recovery disc/usb. Shall i create before upgrading to windows 10 or after upgrading to windows 10 or create both system recovery for windows 8.1 and windows 10? 4]  Even havent created hp recovery disc yet, therefore shall i create hp recovery disc in windows 8.1 (i.e before upgrading  windows 10) or create after upgrading to windows 10. Because Hp... Read more

A:Regarding Upgrading to windows 10 and Hp recovery manager

Varadar Let me try to answer your Win10 questions ...1) NO -- Upgrade does not invalidate the warranty, but neither does it extend it.2) NO -- recovery manager will no longer work because the files it needs are preinstalled on your PC from the factory. Not only are those only for Win8.1, but the Win10 upgrade has a nasty habbit of corrupting OEM recovery information, preventing any HP recovery from working after the Upgrade.3-1) NO -- you will NOT be able to do a factory reset after the Win10 Upgrade for the reasons mentioned in 2) above, plus the Win10 Upgrade does NOT install the files needed for a factory reset --as those come only from HP.3-2) NO -- Don't bother with these -- better alternative described below4-1) Same as 3-2, above4-2) Yes -- see below regarding image backup5) Yes, see 1) for warranty question response Unfortunately, the Win10 GoBack function has been demonstrated to be unreliable, so when folks try to rollback to an earlier OS, when it does not work, it can leave the machine in a corrupted state, such that only a full factory reset from HP Recovery Media will get it back to a working condition, and not only do you have to purchase that media, you end up losing all your data, settings, and applications in the process.However, you can protect yourself from upgrade and recovery problems if, BEFORE you do the Upgrade, you consider using a third-party imaging/restoration application like Macrium Reflect to image off your machine so you can easily r... Read more

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My laptop came with Preinstalled Windows8(64bit). i recently upgraded to Windows8.1 through Windows-Store. i want to RESET my PC but it will bring Win-8 back, So how can i Update PBR Recovery Partition with new Win-8.1 ?  PBR partition contain "Install.wim" windows image file of Win8 of course, i want to update with Win8.1Both REFESH & RESET will bring back Windows 8. 

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I upgraded my new refurbished Dell 15 7000 from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Now, my hidden recovery drives are showing on "My Computer". On Windows 8, they were hidden so the user, or softwares, can't access the partitioned recovery drives.

After upgrading to windows 8.1, they are all visible on "My Computer" and files are be written on them. How can I hide these drives? I am afraid of doing Windows Update or installing Office 365 since they extract the files on a different drive and move them back to C drive.

Dell 15 7000 specs
Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 8
Intel i7 4500u
Nvidia 750m GDDR5 2GB
8GB memory
1TB Western Digital HDD
4 USB 3.0 ports

A:Recovery partition showing after upgrading to Windows 8.1

Sorry for the bump, but I made too many spelling mistakes. This was not my fault, it's the iPads. The auto correct feature is a pain.

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So I put in a SSD into my computer. When I made a copy of my system on to it for some reason it gave it a 213.99GB recovery partition which is half of the drive. I guess my question is can I delete it and put that space to use, since I have made a recovery image on an external hard drive?management.docx

A:SSD has a large recovery partitio and I want to remove it.

The recovery partition likely contains your Windows 10 Recovery Environment (WinRE). I would shrink it to 500MB and then add the free space to C: Drive.

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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Hallo, I need to restrore a disk image created with onekey backup from my home laptop g500 to a usb hard disk. But the laptow died and i didn't have any lenovo pc at home. At office we have some brand new thinkcenter. Hoping to recover my G500 hd,  i have installed onekey and made a disk image... but if  i try to test the  restore i have a error, okr ask me to reboot, i think to search for  the recovery partition... How can i tell onekey restore to read the backup i have done? Thank'sMarco

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i suddelny lost my windows 7 after the plug was removed , i tried to recover but i falied i used to do the recover with no problem . how can i solve this issue ? 

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Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta):
Windows Defender (Beta 2) is the final name for Microsoft’s antispyware solution. Current Windows AntiSpyware (Beta 1) customers will be notified automatically to upgrade.

Windows® Defender (Beta 2)
Version: 1051 - February 13, 2005

Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

Overview
This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft’s growing understanding of the spyware landscape.

Specific features of Windows Defender Beta 2 include:

* A redesigned and simplified user interface – Incorporating feedback from our customers, the Windows Defender UI has been redesigned to make common tasks easier to accomplish with a warning system that adapts alert levels according to the severity of a threat so that it is less intrusive overall, but still ensures the user does not miss the most urgent alerts.
* Improved detection and removal – Based on a new engine, Windows Defender is able to detect and remove more threats posed by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Real Time Protection has also been enhanced to better monitor key points in the operating system for changes.
* Protection for all users – Windows Defender can be run by all users on a computer with or without administrative privileges. This en... Read more

A:Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta 2: Windows Defender (Beta 2) Released

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Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out for Windows 10






Viber for Windows 10 beta begins rolling out in the Windows Store today, it?s free to download from the Store and will be available across all Windows 10 devices.





Viber is the easy-to-use free app that lets people just about anywhere send messages and make HD-quality phone and video calls securely over WiFi and mobile networks. Now, the connections can happen on any Windows device as Viber for Windows 10 beta arrives. Built from the ground up, this version retains the best of Viber while adding welcome new capabilities and a uniform, familiar interface that suits every Windows device.




Viber for Windows 10 beta delivers features unavailable on earlier versions of the app. Now, in addition to messaging friends for free, sharing photos, videos and voice messages, adding stickers and links, and other popular features, users can enjoy Public Chats, end-to-end encryption and People app integration as well. Group messages of up to 200 participants are possible, and if you have second thoughts about a message you?ve sent, just delete it ? from everyone in the conversation, even after it?s been delivered.

Responsive design resizes the app for optimal viewing, whether you?re on your mobile device, laptop, or tablet. Even chat info and contact details are viewable on your PC. And for peace of mind, a padlock icon confirms that all of your messages, including group messages and th... Read more

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Trying to install the update but having a problem with the instructions listed below.

"1. Select and copy the following to your clipboard:

reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f

2. Click on “Start”, then “All Programs”, then “Accessories”

Right click on “Command Prompt”, then click on “Run as administrator”
In the UAC prompt, verify that the program’s name is “Windows Command Processor” and then click “Yes”
Right click on the “Administrator: Command Prompt” window’s black area, then select “Paste”
Press “Enter”, you should see “The operation completed successfully”.
If you see “ERROR: Access is denied”, please make sure you followed Step 3.

Close the “Administrator: Command Prompt window”
This script above simply removes the configuration change, and will prevent future CEIP related crashes. The above fix is permanent, and will only need to be run once."

When it says "Right click on "Command Prompt", then click on "Run as administrator" I right clicked but there is no "Run as administrator" option ? There is a run with parameters or a run as..what do I do next ? Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Beta - Fix Installer & Windows Update Crashes ??

Last I read .. The update was just to test the updating.

I also just read the M$ is recommending to return to Vista .. or your previous system ..
And the W7 RC trial version is expected soon.
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/04/08/windows_7_beta_downgrade_vista/
 

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I currently have a 64 bit version of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit installed but I want to try out the beta release of Windows 8 Milestone 3 Build 7989 that is floating around. How would I go about doing such? Please help.

A:Want to Triple Boot Windows 7\Windows 8 Beta\Ubuntu 11.04

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CDavis504


I currently have a 64 bit version of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit installed but I want to try out the beta release of Windows 8 Milestone 3 Build 7989 that is floating around. How would I go about doing such? Please help.


Easiest way, install it in a virtual machine. I'd suggest downloading either VMware Player 3.x or VirtualBox, install it, and then install Windows 8 as a VM.

I do absolutely everything in a VM, haven't dual booted in forever.

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In Windows 10 we create a recovery drive accessed by typing ?Create a Recovery drive? in Cortana search bar. This recovery drive allows us to potentially repair our Windows and or restore an Image.
Further in Windows 10 Microsoft has restored the Backup & Recovery process from Windows 7 and has labelled it as such, Backup and Recovery (Windows 7).
As part of the setup up process in Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) we are asked on one final screen to confirm our settings and then click ?Save the setting and run backup?. On this screen there is a warning that ?A system repair disk maybe required to restore an Image.? The ?Repair? (or Start) disk is a Windows 7 concept.

My question. Can I definitely restore the Image created by the ?Backup and Recovery (Windows 7)? process with the Windows 10 recovery drive (USB flash drive) or do I still need to create an old windows 7 Start / Repair disk?
I think the wording in the warning needs to be updated. If the Windows 10 recovery drive is required then it should state a ?Recovery drive? maybe needed or it should state a Windows 7 repair disk is required.

Any clarification would be appreciated. I also use Image for Windows, from Terabyte inc., to "Image" by boot drive.

Thanks

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I am trying to install XP on my 2000 but it says: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional to Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
Setup cannot continue.

Do i have to reformat my HD?
Do i have to reinstall everything on my HD some stuff i dont have the cd any more.
Like Office 2003
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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I have an acer aspirex3200 desktop which is running windows vista home premium service pack 2 its a tripple core processor with 4gigs of memory with option to go to 8 gigs of memory, it has a 360gig hard drive , it has a 8400 AMD processor. the problem is when installing windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate it begins to install as if everything will work until it come to point where it cannot not read a file or something on my motherboard at that point it dosen't installing. will some body help me ASAP.

thanks
sultangiver

A:having problems upgrading from vista to windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate

Are you selecting the Custom Install option or the Upgrade option? Also, is your current OS (Vista) 32bit or 64bit? What service pack do you have? You will need to know this. To check, simply right click on Computer, and click properties and you can find out there.

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As the title suggests, I want to upgrade to my machine to Windows 64 bit doing a clean install. I was wondering though, since I have two physical drives installed, (one for the os and the other for media) will it just erase the contents of the drive I install it on or will it erase the contents of both drives? Thanks for any help on this.
 

A:Solved: Upgrading from Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows Ultimate 64 bit

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Hello, my Lenovo ideapad flex 15 is giving me blank screen after I tried to upgrade it to Windows 10. After downloading the upgrade the system recommended to reboot. I did exactly that but right after that I am getting black screen. Even bios wouldn't show up. I tried to do hard reboot . And reset. Surging access power . Ram stick is fine. I think if I can bring it back to the original windows 8 it will fix it. But the bios wouldn't show up either. I don't have the recovery disc. I really need some advice to fix it. Your help will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi,

I had a worm in my computer. I think its gone now. I used Trend Micro System Cleaner. I think its gone because I can open up my C drive now and I can install anti-virus applications which I couldn&#8217;t do before. However there seems to be some residual damage. IE8 Still doesn&#8217;t work (but FF does) and every time I click a link in Google I get redirected to somewhere else. Also HiJack-This closes down every time I try to run a system scan.
My question is:

Is my worm still active, or is this just damaged registry entries or something else? I have run Trend Micro and Avast and I haven&#8217;t found anything.

I don&#8217;t have a Vista disk. It didn&#8217;t come with my laptop, so I can&#8217;t reinstall VISTA to fix the registry. Can I install Windows 7 Beta to fix the registry? I&#8217;m scheduled to receive my own copy in late October or early November.

I have downloaded IE8 and tried to reinstall but no joy.
 

A:Solved: Would Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Solve My Problem?

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Hi, my friends have problem after she upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1. Driver still enable but every time connect using wifi always have limited access and can't connect internet. She is also have try other wifi connection and all have limited access. There is also system batch error before, but now doesn't show again. Thanks...

A:Wifi Driver (Limited Access) after upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1

What network adapter is your friend using? To find out do this:
 
Press Windows + X
Click Device Manager
Click the arrow beside Network Adapter
List all the adapters you see

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A good friend of mine went ahead and updated from Win 7 to win 10 without backing up anything (despite my objections) and now has windows live mail but any of his old email messages are gone. I would suspect they are in the windows. Old folder in .app but not sure. Does windows 10 store the emails in the .app file like win 7?  I haven't gone over to help him yet. I am using Win 7 and will upgrade once I know that everything is working with 10.
 

A:Lost windows live mail messages after upgrading to windows 10.

Hi munybuny You should try to see if you can find anything under the folders listed in this article.http://www.pcworld.com/article/189238/win_live_mail_store.htmlIf they are really under the windows.old folder, it should be:C:\windows.old\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

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I successfully upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my Vostro 3500 computer, but when I tried to do the same on my Vostro 3700 running the very same operating system, I ran into trouble.On the Vostro 3700 everything in Windows 10 seems to be okay, except I cannot connect to the Internet. To make Windows 7 run properly after a complete system wipe and reinstall, I had to install two network drivers which I obtained from the Dell site. They work in Windows 7, but one will not install in Windows 10. If the Vostro 3500 can run Windows 10, it seems that the Vostro 3700 should be able to, also.

A:No Internet connection -- Upgrading Vostro 3700 from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Both the 3500 and the 3700 were never tested to work with Windows 10.  That being the case, by installing it your on your own unfortunetly.  From what I have heard most Windows 7 drivers do not work with windows 10 and normally people would install Windows 8.1 drivers as a work around, but the 3700 doesn't seem to have anything available past Windows 7.  If you are dealing with the RealTek or Intel drivers, you can go to their websites and see if there is a work around or update of drivers for your particular card.

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I downloaded Windows & Home Premium 32 it from repuatbale company and preared from ISO to DVD. After installing it , it allows me to activate, I choose online dwonloading, theh just runs on and on, without updating. What is wrong here? SHould I dlete my hard drives (C;and Recovery D) ????? What other advice. I ran Windows Upgrade Advisor and updated drivers. Compatiblity checker again just kept running.

A:Problmes Upgrading Windows 7 Home Prem from Windows Vista Ho...

It might be helpful to investigate what Windows 7 is installed.  If prior to SP1, download that directly.  Also the more convenience roll up might helphttps://www.howtogeek.com/255435/how-to-update-windows-7-all-at-once-with-microsofts-convenience-rol...

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Now that Microsoft has finally started offering the free Windows 10 upgrade to users across the world, we?re seeing quite a lot of people trying to clean install the new operating system and thus avoid the painful process that the upgrade could turn out to be in case of compatibility issues or any other problems experienced during download and install.

And while the clean install worked for every single version of Windows released in the past, it doesn?t work for Windows 10, so you must not attempt to clean install Windows 10 without upgrading first!

The reason is as simple as it could be: the product keys you have for Windows 7 or 8.1 won?t work in Windows 10 and in order to benefit from the free upgrade, you need to perform the direct upgrade first.

How Windows 10 activation works
Microsoft explains how exactly this process works:

?Once your device upgrades to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer and activates online automatically, an entitlement is registered to your PC?s hardware for your edition of Windows 10. (If you go to Settings >> Update & Security >> Activation says ?Windows is activated?.) Now you will be able to clean install (i.e. boot from media and install Windows 10) the same edition of Windows 10 seamlessly without having to enter a product key.?

In other words, once you perform the direct upgrade to Windows 10 and the operating system is activated, you can perform the clean install how many times you want, as the g... Read more

A:Windows 7 and 8.1 Users, Don’t Try to Clean Install Windows 10 Without Upgrading First!

They are late, almost a week after we gave the instructions
 

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I received a notification that I could upgrade to Windows 10 for free. I completed the download and started the installation.

Then I was prompted for my Windows Anytime Upgrade key. The only key that I can find is the product key which did not work. So my question is where do I find the Windows Anytime Upgrade key?

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Hi All

been here before, but when I tried to recover old accounts password emails weren't recognized, anyways wondering what the exact cost would be to upgrade from WIndows 10 Home to Pro? Currently my 8 Core System is Running Windows 10 Home, kinda missing bitlocker encryption like my old System had, and also Remote Desktop and such. (Old System was HP P6-2133W, with OEM Windows 7, 8.0 and finally 8.1 with Media Center which autoly got updated to Pro when I upgraded on July 29th 2015), didn't have unused media center key, so have to wait now til I can afford Pro version for this system

A:Exact Cost to Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

If you need to connect to your Windows 10 system, you can use something like Teamviewer, rather than pay for an OS upgrade. There aren't many reasons for a non-domain computer to need Pro, so I wouldn't spend any money on it. If you have a previous version of Windows that's a Professional or above, you can just activate that with Window 10 Pro.

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I have Windows XP Professional 32 bit.   I have done some searching and found that I can upgrade to Windows Vista Professional 32 bit without losing my programs and data.  My question is:
Is there a website that I can download the upgrade or would it be best just to buy the upgrade disc?

A:Upgrading Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Professionl

I believe you would be better off buying the upgrade disk. I do not know of anyplace Vista can be downloaded legally. But, if you can run Vista, I would advise you to check if you can run Windows 7 instead which is a much better option. You should also make sure if there are Vista or Window  7 drivers available for all of your devices.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

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My computer is running 8.1

It has a 32GB SSD with a wee bit over 4GB free.

Will that cause problems upgrading to Windows 10?

A:Upgrading Windows 8.1 >> Windows 10 question...free space

Yes it will as the upgrade installation leaves a Windows.old folder which in itself will be over 20GB. You'd need a bigger SSD really.

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I'm trying to get my Windows 7 users upgraded via WSUS using the "Windows 7 and 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1703, en-us" package but its failing with:

2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent *************
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent ** START ** Agent: Installing updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent *********
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent * Updates to install = 1
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent * Title = Windows 7 and 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1703, en-us
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent * UpdateId = {14D0C4E6-1531-4CA4-B326-4E920BE15E6C}.201
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent * Bundles 1 updates:
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 e54 Agent * {AC521E9D-2FA3-4CF9-BACC-15907FBEF015}.201
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 dfc AU Getting featured update notifications. fIncludeDismissed = true
2017-10-25 13:50:15:267 1008 dfc AU No featured updates available.
2017-10-25 13:50:15:282 1008 dfc AU Getting featured update notifications. fIncludeDismissed = true
2017-10-25 13:50:15:282 1008 dfc AU No featured updates available.
2017-10-25 13:50:15:282 1008 dfc AU Getting featured update notifications. fIncludeDismissed = true
2017-10-25 13:50:15:282 1008 dfc AU No featured updates available.
2017-10-25 13:50:15:423 1008 e54 DnldMgr Preparing update for install, updateId = {AC521E9D-2FA3-4CF9-BACC-15907FBEF015}.201.
2017-10-25 13:50:15:423 1008 fa8 AU >>... Read more

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Well, finally a reason to get out from under windows xp that is reasonable. Problem is they didnt make it easy. Obviously going to have to do a complete clean install with backups to external etc... but.. what about the drivers?

Maybe this is wrong forum, sorry if it is

Obviously i am going to have to update drivers for graphics cards, motherboard, bigfoot networking card.. its an onboard sound.. so not for sure where to get that driver. but is there a way to tell what other drivers I might need besides just noticing problems?

How do I uninstall my old nForce driver and install the new one?

I had thought that nForce drivers would be like other nvidia drivers in the control panel's uninstall programs area, but I found only graphics and network drivers there.

Btw its a nforce 780i sli motherboard
 

A:Solved: Upgrading Windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64 Bit.. Driver questions

While you have Windows XP still installed--plug in and turn on all of your devices. Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...90-7659-4BD9-9E51-2497C146AF15&displaylang=en). It will tell you what you will need to find a driver for. In most cases, the driver is either on the DVD or will be downloaded during the install.

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Need to know where I get a link to download Window7 or 8 for upgrading these OS for free. Thanks Best regards.

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I would like to upgrade my current system to Ultimate not sure what problems I may encounter.
Current version is Win7 64 bit Home Premium with all updates current.
I have a retail version of Win7 Ultimate but it doesn't indicate if it is with sp1.

Is it possible to upgrade without having to re-install programs etc?
What issue might I have?

Thanks in advance,

A:Upgrading from Windows 7 Home premium to Windows 7 Ultimate

Type Anytime in Start Search box, insert the Ultimate retail key and in minutes it should unlock the extra features. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

Backup your files and a Win7 backup image of Home Premium in case you want to go back: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hello, I wanted to upgrade my main computer to windows 8 by buying it and installing it. But I want to use the windows 7 copy that is currently installed on my main computer on my secondary computer that is still on vista. I know how to find the product key which I have, but I don't have an actual physical disc copy of windows 7 so how will I install windows 7 without a disc with the product key I have?

So Pretty much I guess I have to get windows home premium ISO file and type in my product key. But I want to be sure I get this file legally. It means nothing without the product key anyway.
 

A:Upgrading main computer to Windows 8 and using my Windows 7 copy on another

I don't know of a surefire legal way to get a Windows 7 image anymore (without re-paying for it). You might be best off trying to find a friend that you can borrow the disk from. Microsoft used to offer it for download, but I'm not sure if you could get it without buying a key at the same time, but in any case, I couldn't find that anymore since they are pushing Windows 8 pretty hard.
 

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I have a laptop that came with Windows 8.1. The hard drive failed and has been replaced with a new hard drive. If I want to install Windows 10 on this laptop, do I first need to install Windows 8.1. and then perform the upgrade to Windows 10, or can I just install Windows 10? Will Windows 10 use the Windows 8.1 license key in the BIOS to activate? Or will this not work unless I first install Windows 8.1. and then upgrade to Windows 10?

This computer has never had Windows 10 on it.

The computer has a new unformatted hard disk that has never had Windows 8.1. installed.

A:Install Windows 8.1. on new hard disk before upgrading to Windows 10?

The newest download of Windows 10 will read the Windows product key in bios stored in bios and use that to both install and activate with as long as the ISO you download contains a version of Windows 10 compatible with the version of Windows 8 the product key is good for.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

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So recently I picked up an Elgato Game capture HD, to find out that the software required to use it only runs on Windows 7 & 8. I have Windows Vista Home Premium...

... I was wondering if there is a (legal) way of upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 for free? I read online (2009 article) that you can upgrade using the SIN code on the bottom right hand side of your computer.

I think it's about time that I upgrade haha.

If it helps, my computer is an Acer.

If anyone can help, I'd really, REALLY appreciate it!

-Faulk

A:HELP!: Upgrading Windows Vista Home Premium to ANY Windows 7/8

Welcome
I will give you a definitive answer. There is no way to legally upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 for free.
You can get 7 for a pretty good price, since 8 has alreay been released.
I have Seven and it is awesome.

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Will it improve gaming in anyway? In some (if not all) situations is there something with windows 8, that allow smoother processes in gaming?

A:Will upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 improve gaming performance?

You will find the below links as interesting.
 
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/24/battlefield_4_windows_7_vs_81_performance_review/#.Uxm2O_mSxcp
 
http://www.game-debate.com/blog/?b_id=4853&author=WorryBear

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I'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode&#63; - Microsoft Answers

TIA

A:Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

  
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I'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode? - Microsoft Answers

TIA


Use virtual pc: since you have Home Premium you can't use the new one but the old one works fine:Download: Virtual PC 2007 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Install XP in this VPC and enjoy ;p your programs will run fine

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Hello, my Lenovo ideapad flex 15 is giving me blank screen after I tried to upgrade it to Windows 10. After downloading the upgrade the system recommended to reboot. I did exactly that but right after that I am getting black screen. Even bios wouldn't show up. I tried to do hard reboot . And reset. Surging access power . Ram stick is fine. I think if I can bring it back to the original windows 8 it will fix it. But the bios wouldn't show up either. I don't have the recovery disc. I really need some advice to fix it. Your help will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Is it at all possible to upgrade windows vista home premium edition to windows 7? I have since downloaded windows 7 upgrade advisior which tells me my laptop meets the requirements for windows7.
Will I have to purchase a copy of windows7? or can I upgrade from my Windows Vista Home Edition.
 
I use a Dell Inspiron 6400 intel dual core  32 bit with service pack2.
 
Any suggestions, ideas, or info leading me to Windows 7 will greatly be appreciated.

A:upgrading windows vista home edition to windows 7?

Hi catman47 In order to upgrade to Windows 7, you'll have to buy a product key for the product. Once done, you can upgrade via a clean installation of Windows 7, or an upgrade from Windows Vista. Do you know your computer specs or not?

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This post has questions about upgrading to windows 10 pro and windows 10 problems or potential problems if the upgrad was made using the default bios setting or a  different bios settings.  Please repost this on the bios board if it more appropriate there than on the windows board. Many people have upgraded mobile workstations from windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro. These updates were likely done without changing the default bios settings unless the end user had received information about potential problems. The default setting for windows 7 pro was legacy mode. Windows 10 pro does not work in legacy mode I was reported that HP had found that mobile workstations (zbooks) upgraded from windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro may have problems if they were upgraded in bios legacy mode. HP had indicated that a proper update should be done by first changing the bios from legacy to uefi hybrid using windows 7 pro. Then and only then should the windows 7 pro be upgraded to windwos 10 pro to avoid later windows 10 problems. Then after upgrading windows 7 pro successfully to windows 10 pro the bios setting should be changed from UEFI hybrid to UEFI without CSM or UEFI with CSM? Please indicate whether the above is correct or incorrect.  If a portion is incorrect then please indicate what is correct and what is incorrect. Please provide HP notices or white papers about this problem upgrading wndows 7 pro to windows 10 pro Ple... Read more

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Hi,
We are have an on-going project to upgrade Windows 8 computers to Windows 8.1. To cut the story short, applications installed for some computers affected by the upgrade are not retained once upgraded to Windows 8.1. We had to reinstall the applications after
the upgrade which made the upgrade process much longer. Does anyone know how to prevent installed applications from being deleted upon upgrade?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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I currently have windows 8 preview and would like to re-install windows 7 ... I do not have the disks but I do have the iso files on the HD. Can I mount the iso to my drive and re-install win 7 or do I have to either burn to disk or usb...
Thanks

A:Would like to reinstall windows 7 over windows 8 beta.

You need the bootable disk or USB flash stick for repair as well as reinstall.

If this is the Toshiba which came preinstalled with Win7 then follow these steps for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the latest official installer with SP1 and Media Refresh (thousands of more drivers).

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Hi new to the forum so please excuse if I have not posted this question in the correct place.

I work in the touchscreen market so have been looking forward to the release of Win 8 for some time. Currently I have a Fujitsu Life book T900 with a Wacom digitizer and pen plus dual touch touchscreen running windows 7. I set up my laptop to be a dual boot system some time ago and have been using the 2nd partition to be win 8 since it was released as a beta. I updated with the latest beta version of win 8 a few weeks ago. This was so that I could show the merits of the Baanto shadowsense touch technology at a trade show in Spain (I.e. we don?t need software or drivers so we just work).This went down very well. However, much of what I have on my laptop does not work with the latest beta version of win 8 because the drivers are not in the opp system (the dual touch screen and digitizer for one) so I don?t want to upgrade my win 7 to be win 8 untill I know all my hardware will work with the new release but I would like to use the released version of Win 8 which Wacom tell me will now have drivers that will allow the touch and digitizers to work. So my question is can I used the win 8 pro upgrade (and low price deal) to upgrade the beta version of win 8 already installed in my laptop? Or do I have to get a full new install version (and even then can I dual boot with it)? The documentation says that I can upgrade from XP, vista and win 7 but obviously does not say I can upgrade fro... Read more

A:Windows 8 beta to full Windows 8 Pro

Looks like you can: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/6/3140976/windows-8-release-preview-upgrade-windows-8-pro
also: http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...show_how_to_upgrade_Windows_8_previews_to_RTM
 

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