Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

ram upgrade

Q: ram upgrade

Hello.Task manager says 1slot used of 2,and I can't find 2nd slot for ram.Is anybody knows where it is?I see there only one ram and no space for 2nd. model is hp envy x360 15-ar052sa amd a12-9700p processor.













Solved!

View Solution.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: ram upgrade

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: ram upgrade

Hi,You have only one slot for RAM. Task manager might see two slots because you probably have 2048MB of onboard memory (soldered to motherboard) and the one slot offers the only expansion capabilities. You can see this in service manual on page 1 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05085451 Hope it helps,David

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE...the cause of media no longer playing on Windows Media Player and iTunes and all other media players was linked on my PC to the download and installation of AIM 6.5. It also caused my network icon in my system tray show i was no longer connected to a network, and it was an unknown network.

To fix these problems use the system restore program that Vista comes with and restore your PC to a saved version before your installation of AIM 6.5.

Hopefully this helps everyone having these problems.

Note: Aim will no longer work after doing system restore, so you have to re-install in, and if you dont have the install package for 6.0 saved somewhere on your computer do not re-install 6.5, go to the aim site and look for the classic version 5.9.
 

A:AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation?

Thanks.

A:Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk

No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

I'm trying to find out the easiest way to go about upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) to Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) and what issues I might run into.

I don't want to reinstall everything (Or anything if possible) so am looking for the easiest option to upgrade.

Anytime upgrade offers the upgrade at $139, a bit expensive.

I found a seller on ebay selling "Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Full Digital Download Key " for a lot less (He has about 1500 feedback at 100%)
My question is, can I use the key from this and enter it into the 'Enter an upgrade key' box during the Anytime Upgrade? Will I run into problems doing this?

Alternatively, I could get a copy of Ultimate from Digital River, burn it to a disk or thumb drive, use the key from the ebay seller above and try to do an 'upgrade' install over the top of my current Windows 7 Home Premium install (I don't know if this is even possible?)

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!

A:Upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium - Anytime Upgrade or reinstall?

The best way for any install is ALWAYS a clean install. Believe me you will have less problems and headaches than an upgrade. It would be worth your while to reinstall your software.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

I have got myself into a bit of a mess.

I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista. To see if it improved the performance or if the laptop itself was rubbish. It did so I purchased an upgrade to windows home premium. When I enter the upgrade key it says I need the current key is invalid for upgrade and that I need to phone a number. Does this mean the software I brought is useless. I didn't want to buy a disc as I had read that using a upgrade key meant everything was kept. Is there anyway I can use the software I've brought. The computer recognises the key as an upgrade one.
Thanks.

A:Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade

Quote:
I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista.


You can not use the Windows Starter from your Notebook on your mother PC.
Doing so would be a invalid upgrade.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105.

Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to win7, which is no easy task since I have had to go out and find some of the drivers and service pack 3.

I am using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and need input on which of these 11 issues really are issues, and which I can skip and just install new once I upgrade.

Adobe issues -- I uninstalled it.

Toshiba Blue Tooth Stack for xp version 4.0 -- I downloaded and installed version 7.0, but have not uninstalled 4.0. It doesn't make sense to my feeble brain why I would have to uninstall 4.0 if I installed 7.0 unless it is because I downloaded the 7.0 instead of upgrading to it?

Here is a list of the rest:
MS .NET Framework 1.1 --I downloaded and installed a later version, so which version do I need to find?

Toshiba ConFigFree -- No clue what this is.

Intel ProSet/Wireless software -- ZeroCfgSvc Application -- No clue

Toshiba Utilities -- I have updated everything available from ms, so is this another one that I have to go find, and if so, what version?

To be uninstalled unless someone suggests otherwise:
Messenger
Realplayer
Realtek HD audio driver
Sonic Record now
Yahoo music engine

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!

A:XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis

1st, you can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7, you have to do a Clean Install which means boot the DVD and format the drive, so nothing you do to XP will have any effect.

Having said that, you can cheat

See here: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

My recommendation would be to do an image backup of the XP system then do a Clean Install (with format), apply all updates then start restoring your data from the backup. All software will have to be reinstalled, it can't be copied from the backup to Win 7.

Good tutorials here:

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

hi at all, i have alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 and i want to know if i can upgrade ram from 16 gig to 32 Gig on this model also i have nvidia gtx 1060 is it possible to upgrade too

thx

A:alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 ram upgrade and nvidia upgrade

Yes, the RAM can be upgraded to 2X16 = 32 G.
The internal GPU cannot be upgraded - you'd need to buy an external Alienware graphics amplifier and use an external GPU to upgrade.
www.dell.com/.../gaming

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.


























CPU.JPG ?60 KB

A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

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??

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

AIM 6.5 Upgrade causes media to no longer play on versions of Vista DO NOT UPGRADE...the cause of media no longer playing on Windows Media Player and iTunes and all other media players was linked on my PC to the download and installation of AIM 6.5. It also caused my network icon in my system tray show i was no longer connected to a network, and it was an unknown network.

To fix these problems use the system restore program that Vista comes with and restore your PC to a saved version before your installation of AIM 6.5.

Hopefully this helps everyone having these problems.

Note: Aim will no longer work after doing system restore, so you have to re-install in, and if you dont have the install package for 6.0 saved somewhere on your computer do not re-install 6.5, go to the aim site and look for the classic version 5.9.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.8

Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.













Solved!

Go to Solution.





















CPU.JPG ?60 KB

A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

Hi,
You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Like the title said, I'm getting random BSOD after upgrading to SSD and RAM.
Initially I thought it was the Intel Rapid Technology, because the system improved after I've installed. But now it still BSOD, but less frequent.

Here are my dump files and jcgriff2 files

Minidump.7z

Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.7z

Edit: Sorry I didn't put my CPU config, silly me.
Asus u46SV
Intel Core i5-2410M
2 x 4GB Corsair Value Select Ram (NEW+NEW)
GeForce GT 540M
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB firmware v1.5 (Latest+NEW)

A:BSOD After SSD upgrade and Ram upgrade in Laptop. Mostly IRQL errors

Welcome
Have you updated to the latest firmware for your SSD?






Quote:
STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner,
Backup tool, compatibility

STOP 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory

STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM),
Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS


Suggestions:

Kaspersky does cause BSoDs. Please uninstall it and use Microsoft Security Essentials (at least to test)

Free up your start-up, keep nothing except the antivirus
→ Startup Programs - Change

Take memtest. Run for 4/5 passes
→ RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Run Disk Check for file system errors and bad sectors on it
→ Disk Check

Let us know the results

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

We are attempting to upgrade our version of HP Device Manager from version 4.6 to version 4.7,  however it always fails on the upgrade database portion of the install.  It does not give me any reason for the fail,  just a dialog bos that says "Upgrade Failed" I have also tried creating a new database and then importing the old database into the new database,  but this also fails.   Any ideas?  Is there some logs with more details somewhere that I am missing?  Cant troubleshoot much with just "Upgrade Failed" heres the installer log output output: 6-23-2016 11:00:51 | INFO | Start HPDM installation/uninstallation...6-23-2016 11:00:51 | INFO | No command-line parameters is set. Install HPDM with interactive UI.6-23-2016 11:00:51 | INFO | Successfully execute: C:\Users\KAREEF~1.HUG\AppData\Local\Temp\2\{13FC33E7-9CF8-4B19-9397-735CE3F2778F}\QueryLogonUser.cmd6-23-2016 11:00:51 | INFO | Install HPDM...6-23-2016 11:00:51 | INFO | A previous HPDM exists in the machine.8-8-2016 13:42:20 | INFO | Start HPDM installation/uninstallation...8-8-2016 13:42:20 | INFO | No command-line parameters is set. Install HPDM with interactive UI.8-8-2016 13:42:20 | INFO | Successfully execute: C:\Users\KAREEF~1.HUG\AppData\Local\Temp\1\{A6CDEC59-F949-4DCB-A2E7-590D1BED3A92}\QueryLogonUser.cmd8-8-2016 13:42:20 | INFO | Install HPDM...8-8-2016 13:42:20 | INFO | A previous HPDM exists in the machine.8-8-2016 13:43:11 | INFO | D:\hpdm8... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Since Windows 10 was announced that it will be free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, that got me hyped up. There are many things I've found about Windows 10 that makes me want to have it such as DirectX 12 and Windows Aero (one of the reasons why I love Windows 7). I signed up to the Windows Insider Program and got a slow but interesting feel of the Windows 10 Preview on VMWare Player and now I'm ready for the real thing! I reserved the upgrade for Windows 10 when it comes on July 29th just to be ready.

Only problem, its August and I haven't been given a message that says Windows 10 is ready to install.

Now I've read that when Windows 10 was released on the day of its launch, that the Microsoft servers have been running at their limits since a lot of people have waited the day and received their Windows 10 upgrade. I've googled some forums as well to find any other problems associated with the Windows 10 upgrade but none of them matched my description. I have the Windows logo notification on the taskbar, it just hasn't told me that Windows 10 is ready to install.

Now I'm not saying that this is taking too long and I want Windows 10 now, I'm only just a little nervous about how long this keeps up. I really hope that this doesn't drag on all the way till next year when the free upgrade option has expired, but this isn't much of a concern. I've heard of a Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and I have downloaded it but I decided not to install Windows 10 this as I have school an... Read more

A:Windows 10 Upgrade Notification: No upgrade ready message

Hi,
Well 10 does have some aspects of aero = windows snap... but it does not have windows glass
What it does have is opacity which unfortunately they did not give a slider to control the amount of opacity

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

I have a home built ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe MoBo with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. I upgraded Win XP Pro to VISTA Ultimate with no problems other than upgrading a few drivers. It went smoothly. At the time I had 1 GB in one of 3 available slots. I attempted to add 2 GB more to occupy all 3 slots. This produced a reboot after POST as VISTA started. I rotated the the modules through all slots and finally realized that when I went beyond 2 GB it produced a reboot. During post it tests 3 GB and the BIOS displays 3 GB. I have 512MB of RAM on the video card. Any suggestions ?? I am running the latest BIOS and if I remove one GB the machine boots and runs great... ???? Ron
 

A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

I installed Win 8 RC Build 8400 over Win 7 on my "experimental" spare laptop. I have seen web posts that you cannot directly upgrade Win 8 RC to Win 8 RTM, without going through some special steps and modifying one of the install files.

My question is is if I purchase WIN 8 Pro on Oct 26 will I be able to easily upgrade to it from my RC Build, preserving setting and apps, or will I have to basically do a clean install or some some "special steps" as in the RTM case to accomplish an upgrade of RC 8400? And by apps I am referring to my installed programs, like Office, Photoshop, Quicken, and tons of other programs I have installed.

Just looking ahead to how much work I might be facing later this month.......... If I cannot do an easy upgrade install of Win 8 Pro over my RC Build, maybe I will just bag it and forego Win 8 and go back and do a clean install of my Win 7 media. Hopefully I have better choices.

A:Looking Ahead to Upgrade... Can I Upgrade RC Build and Preserve Apps?

I think so, just click Upgrade on the installation process and everything will be intact. Anyway, if you upgrade to Windows 8 RTM and all apps from RC are gone (like what you get from a clean install), you can just sign in on your Windows Live account and re-download all your apps from "my apps" page in the Microsoft Store, though the settings that you had for RC won't get imported.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Hi Guys, Is there any way to upgrade from HDD to SSD in HP Pavillion n012tx? I also wanted to change the stock keyboard to a backlit keyboard. This changes will improve the longevity of my laptop for about a year or two I guess. Any help will be appreciated, I will be sad if the forum ignores though. Love for all.  Thanks Arghya  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Hi,I just bought the v310-15ISK with model number: 80SY02MMSC. It has 6th gen i7, 8GB(4dim, 4 soldered) ram, amd r5 m430 2GB graphics, 120GB sata SSD in M.2 bay and 1TB hard drive.  I have some questions but to start with RAM. I have read other posts but none do finalize for me what can I do regarding RAM upgrade. Intel for my CPU says 32GB max, Lenovo says 12GB max(with 8GB module added) and some say that on kingston and crucial says 16 GB max. I'm confused. I had 16GB of ddr3 in my, now dead, laptop and i want to eventually reach the same for the sake of productivity applications like Photoshop, premiere, virtualisation ... And with all 3 different answers not clearing up for me. First, I find 4GB soldered dumb, but what can I do with this laptop beeing very good for it's price range compared to others here in my country. Then with 8GB stick added, I would have 12GB with Lenovo specifications beeing happy but having myself unsatisfied, wanting 16GB. Then "trying to obay crucial and kingston" to have 16GB max would mean to add 12GB module that doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned. Then Listening to Intel would mean adding a 16GB stick and ending up with 20GB. Not a problem but I might end up running into BIOS or other problems for my computer to ignore "too much ram". So what should I do? Now I'm perfectly happy with SSD that it came with but as it beeing in an M.2 slot, would that mean that I could replace it with M.2 PCIe SSD and would work faster or i... Read more

A:RAM upgrade and M.2 SSD upgrade on V310-15ISK (and onelink connector)

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20V310%20(15_)/Lenovo_V310_15ISK_15I... You have the optional 4GB soldered and 1 memory socket. 16GB max.You could add 8GB in the socket and have 12GB of memory. Wonder if you could add 16GB in the socket and have 20GB max??? Someone else would have to confirm if this works. Crucial shows 20GB max for V310-15IKB.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Dell Xps L502x
current cpu: i5-2410m
mainboard Version:   A00
mainboard Name: 0YR8NN
GPU GeForce gt 525m    upgrade to 540m or max

A:hi what mother boards can I use to replace to upgrade the gpu upgrade to 540m or max

The 540m is the max.
It's this board:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

I am planning to upgrade to WinXP Pro soon but I seem to have run into a problem. I plan on upgrading as opposed to full install because I can purchase WinXP Pro Upgrade from school for $25 (full version not available unfortunately). So, to make sure that none of my software or hardware will create an problem in the upgrade, I ran Microsoft XP Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor is telling me that my version of Win98 is not supported for upgrade. The exact message is as follows:

Blocking Issues

Unsupported Operating System Version
The version of Windows running is not supported. Setup can only upgrade
official releases. Setup will now exit.(the last part of course being the text message I would presumably receive if I were to attempt an upgrade)

See attachment for full Upgrade Advisor report.

For one I would like to know why Upgrade Advisor is telling me that Win98 on my machine is not supported. Could it be because I originally loaded Win95 and upgraded to Win98?

Also, I would like opinions on wether or not this will actually prevent me from upgrading. Especially if you have run into this problem.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Windows XP Upgrade Advisor Says Win98 not supported for upgrade.

That would be my guess that it will not upgrade an upgrade. That's what I thought when I read "official releases" in the log file.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

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.

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!

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Thanks in advance for your help.

I have other posts on my VISTA reinstall problems but I'll make it short to say I had to reinstall my OS. Knowing I had to reinstall Office, I also installed Works 9.0 that came with computer (Dell). Now, that is exactly what was installed before when I installed the Office 2007 just fine the first time (pre-reinstall of VISTA).

However, now when I go to install Office, it tells me it can't find a required upgrade product. On the box Works 9 is listed as an eligible product and that is what I have installed. It gives me an option to browse to the folder where it is installed but I've tried and don't quite know where to point it to find what it wants. Works seems to be in many folders.

Does anyone know what I can do? I don't have internet on that specific computer right now because of the VISTA reinstall issues (see other post) has created an issue with all the network drivers.
 

A:Can't install Office Upgrade...Why? I have listed upgrade product.

Have you started up your copy of Works to see if it functions?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

I recently obtained an upgrade for Vista Ultimate (I'm currently running Vista Home Premium), dated 2007. According to the upgrade chart, it's supposed to be perfectly fine to upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate. However, I get past the product key dialog and the next one indicates that my system is not capable of taking an upgrade, but can perform a clean install. Strange.

I went on-line and ran into a blitz of different answers to this problem, but finally found something that might look like the reason:






Q. Could this problem be occuring because I have Vista Home Premium SP2 applied, and my Ultimate Anytime Upgrade only includes SP1?
A. Yes. you would need to uninstall the Windows Vista SP2 and then upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate.
Note: An upgrade always begins at the desktop. After uninstalling Windows Vista SP2, boot to the Windows Vista Home Premium desktop, then insert the Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade DVD disc in the DVD drive.



Is this right? Do I need to roll back SP2 in order to do the upgrade to Ultimate, then re-apply SP2 once it completes?
Also, side note question: I entered my product key and then the installation type dialog came up next after a few moments. Does this mean my product key passed the validation? I just want to be sure that my product will activate, as I bought this 2nd hand and was assured that it wasn't activated.

A:Ultimate Upgrade won't upgrade--only Clean Install option given

I am not going to answer your question, directly, but will say that a clean install is always better. Go with the clean install. You do not save time with an upgrade if you take into account the multitude of problems that may occur.
Back up your stuff, use Windows Easy Transfer and all you need to do is reinstall your software and you have the very best installatio, a clean install.
Enter your key after you have used the system for a few days, your software is all installed and you are satisfied, you have 30 days, which can be extended.
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
Would you want your old car after being detailed or a brand new 2012 car, it works the same with the OS.
If you choose not to use my advice, you need to have SP1 with an SP1 install.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

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

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

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

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

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

HELP!

I actuall have two problems. Firstly, I had been having the worst problems with my mouse which lead to me to thinking that I should reinstall win 2k with the possiblity that this would solve everything.

The mouse is sticking and it takes 2-3 clicks to get it activated again. Then when it is idle it seems to pull to the top or side or bottom of the page on its own. I have cleaned the ball, tried another mouse and uninstalled all the sp 3 upgrades I had done. It also happens when I go into WinMe which lead me to believe that it is not a win2k prob but thought I would give it a try anyway.

I installed the win2k cd and choose upgrade.

WELL.... it now says that:

"Setup cannot locate the Windows installation you want to upgrade. Contact your system administrator"

I cannot get back to windows 2k as it keeps trying to install upgrade. I am using Partition Magic Dual Boot and if I could get back to my drive c (the duel boot now makes drive f drive c) I could at least backup the important stuff.

I would appreciate any help to get out of this situation.

Looking forward to any and all replies.

Thanks in advance.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great
 

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26.4

Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

So I have a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x, and I just bought a MSI GeForce GTX 970. I also have a 500W CoolerMaster powersupply, would I need to upgrade this to 600-750W?

+note: I also bought two sticks of HyperX 16GB RAM and a Corsair H75 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.

A:Upgrade graphics card=upgrade powersupply?

Your 500 watt PSU meets the minimum requirement.... GeForce GTX 970 | Specifications | GeForce

So with that in mind....I'd say yes to a new PSU.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

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.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Recently upgraded from Windows 7Home to Pro. After a while I keep getting non genuine error page. MS support initially said it is Genuine and did a remote fix but error still returns. Next time MS support say its a known issue due to Malware that only their subscription service can remove. I have run a Malware check, using MS's own Malware checker and found 1 file called TrojanDropper win32/ Rotbrow.d. This has been removed. Norton have also done a deep clean and found nothing. Running scannow it tells me there are windows files it cannot repair but in the CBS.log there is no "Cannot repair" flagged up. Running MGADiag I get a list of tampered files. I have another machine with the Windows 7 Home on it and I've tried to replace the suspect files to no avail. If anyone can help I'd be obliged.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KPGQV-TR48C-HTG63
Windows Product Key Hash: yrW7o3B10jiOtqj/nIyuxa6Aisw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-619-7585003-85923
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {719E5BE0-D838-4507-B86D-E24B2DF62B13}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.wi... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Genuine on upgrade but fails later

I may have solved this myself, by reading a lot of posts here folks so that you so much. It's great to have real support out there. I realised I have to go through the procedure of taking ownership of files, granting admin rights and copying stuff in manually. At last it past the MS validation test online for the first time. Hopefully this will be of help to others.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Hi there, i have the upgrade for windows 7 home premium, a member of the household has recently brought a netbook which has windows 7 starter. I am wondering if i connect an external dvd drive to the netbook, if i can do an easy upgrade to home premium on this netbook?

thanks

A:Upgrade from Starter to Home Premium with Upgrade DVD?

You can do any Anytime Upgrade for which you just need a key, you dont need any disk or external dvd drive.

How to Upgrade Your Netbook to Windows 7 Home Premium - How-To Geek

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Hi,

I have w7 pro 32 bit but need to take advantage of more memory so want to upgrade to ultimate 64 bit. I'm a student and have seen that I can get an upgrade to ultimate 64bit but it says that I cannot do this from w7 at all but can do it from vista business - as per below link

Windows 7 Ultimate: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition

Do you know this to be the case? I have a vista busines recovery disc but am unsure if this will actually install the vista os on my notebook (I have all data that I need backed up on a USB removable hdd so not bothered if it's a clean install). I really need to do this legitimately as the reason I need to upgrade is so that I can install and run virtual machines to do a microsoft course (quite ironic) and would get found out immediately if I didn't choose the correct way to do it.

Any advise would be great - Thanks in advance

A:have w7 32bit but want to upgrade to w7 ult 7 64bit- upgrade path?

You can only do a 64 bit In-Place Upgrade from 64 bit Vista. You will need to do a clean install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Did the notebook come with Windows7?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

I want to upgrade my wifes netbook to Home Edition. Its running Windows 7 Starter. I know how to use the Anytime Upgrade, but I have a Family Pack Windows 7 Home Edition Upgrade Retail box/disc. I have only used one of the upgrades of the family pack. Can I use another to upgrade the Starter netbook, or do i have to by an Anytime upgrade? Seems like i should be able to, but it also seems like the upgrade is meant to be from just xp or vista, not a lower end window 7 version. Also, how would i do it if i can. Can i simply change the product key, or do i have to insert a disk and run the whole upgrade. If i do have to insert disk and run the upgrade, will i have to do a clean install? Plus while typing this i just realized her netbook doesnt have an optical drive....so what about that too?

Just want to get these questions answered before i even bother attempting it. I would hate to think i could just change the product key and go about my business.....cause thats never the case, and everything always turns into a few hours of work...

thanks for the help, and i just registered here because im getting back into windows. im mainly a mac, but i think im both now. so hello.

A:Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade

Welcome to the forum,

You can just use one of the upgrade keys you have in Anytime Upgrade, no need for the disk.

It will just unlock all the features, reboot once or twice and you're there.


Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

I purchased an upgrade key from Microsoft last year and used it on my Win 7 home premium 64 bit installation and upgraded it to Win 7 pro 64. Lately, my system has gotten squirrelly and I wanted to
do the "upgrade" (repair) install from my CD. The system will not allow me to do this. It says that
Windows 7 Pro cannot be upgraded with Windows 7 Home Premium.

So now I'm stuck unless there's a way to uninstall the pro upgrade and revert back to home premium.
Is there a registry key I can delete or something so that it will work? I don't want to lose all the neat programs I have installed.

A:Can't upgrade install after running anytime upgrade

You are going to have to do a few registry tweaks to fool the Windows Installer in thinking you have the previous version. Once you have done so you can continue doing the upgrade repair process however you must do it while the machine is currently booted. (From the Desktop).


This link provides a good step by step process which you may want to try.

Please note that I have not completed these steps so please proceed with caution.

EDIT: I had to attach the link into a text document since the URL could not be copied.

Hope This Helps,
Josh! =]

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

I have Toshiba x770-11c. Is it possible to install 16gb here?
What memory I need to buy (best choice)? and should I take my laptop to service or ram can be changed at home?

And the same question about ssd.
Best choice to buy and how to change at home?

I think it's time to upgrade our x770!

A:Qosmio X770 - RAM upgrade to 16GB + SSD upgrade

> I have Toshiba x770-11c. Is it possible to install 16gb here?
As far as I know you can use max 8GB RAM

> What memory I need to buy (best choice)?
DDR3 RAM (1.333 MHz)

> and should I take my laptop to service or ram can be changed at home?
RAM replacement isn?t very difficult procedure.
Take a look here:
[Qosmio X770 Memory Replacement|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/CRU22039I0000R01.htm]



> Best choice to buy and how to change at home?
SSD drives are compatible and you can use an common 2.5? SATA SSD drive.
There are different SSD drives on the market so you can choose the one of your choice.
Some are cheap but the performance is low. So recommend reading some articles and test about available SSD drives.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

I have a Gigabyte Socket 775 motherboard with an AGP video card, and I want to upgrade to a system that has PCI express X 16 for a new video card. The thing is, I dont want to see my 2gb PC3200 dual channel kit go to waste because all the new motherboard are DDR2 only.

So is it too late to upgrade to 939? With the money saved without getting new memory for conroe boards or AM2, and the relativly inexpensive price for a 939 board, I can get a Athlon 64 X2 3800 for 939 which is much, much faster than my current cpu, and get PCIX16 video card support, all the things that I exactly want!
 

A:Budget upgrade: Upgrade to Core 2 motherboard, AM2 or 939?

Works For Me

Sounds like you have thought things out. If you want to save your DDR I (thats what it is called now) a socket 939 motherboard is the way to go. Still avaiable for the present, and socket 939 dual core processors are coming down in price. Just make sure your memory is compatiable with the new motherboard. You should be good for a while, although the future belongs to DDR II.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Like the topic says, trying to upgrade to windows xp - abit with a "full install" disc. So far I've not figured out how to do this, or if it's even possible. I tried inserting the disc while in windows 98, but it didn't give me an option to upgrade.
 

A:Windows XP: Can I upgrade from 98 with full (not upgrade) disc?

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

I am not sure if I have win 8.1 pro or win 8.1Says 8.1 pro in mscinfo but doesnt allow me to install win 8.1 pro features. Anyway that is not the issue I am writing about. Issue is , I had my laptop crashed 1 month after I installed Win 10. it required HD replacement by HP, at which stage I was told not to ugrade to win 10 as my laptop will not handle it. My Question is:free upgrade to wn 10 ends soon.what happens when my OS will no longer be supported by MSWhat is actually the problem that causes HP notebooks to crash? Is there a feature in win 10 that can be turned off to avoid causing the crash?Atleast we can keep up with the updates!! Need some help to understand what the actual issue is and if there has been some workaround found by now.SD

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Hi,
My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 26

Want to upgrade Win 7 Home Premium 32bit to Pro 32bit so that, among other things, I can do backups to a network attached storage device. Anytime Upgrade tells me it is no longer available.
Home Premium was installed from a Reinstallation DVD for Dell PCs (I have a Dimension 5000) and I still have the DVD and product key from when I installed and registered it.
Is there still a way to upgrade (legally of course) or would I need to buy a Pro DVD (or download it) with a new product key and do a clean install?

Read other answers