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

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

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

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

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

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

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my desktop is Dell XPS 730. it currently using Vista 32 bits. Everything runs very slow and none of games are runnable due frames dropping, skipping, and freezing even after I installed new Hard Drive. I decided upgrade to Windows 7 64 bits would help with running minecraft game without issue.

I downloaded Windows 7 USB DVD download tool and Windows 7 64 bits ISO. it installed into flash drive successful but it came with bootsect error. So I looked around for it and found here 32-Bit BootSect

I downloaded "bootsect7600x86.zip". I right clicked and clicked on Properties and clicked unblock then applied and clicked ok. Then opened and I only find Bootsect exe file, nothing else. so I clicked that and command prompts came up and disappeared really instant and nothing ever happened. What am I missing? I also need Window 7 64 bits for my laptop after new HDD arrive. Just needed to make USB bootable somehow.

EDIT: I did right clicked on that exe file and did not see "run as admin"

EDIT2: Forgot to add, do I need to have product key code? Im upgrading my desktop from vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home perm 64 bits from Vista 32 bits

The term is bit, not bits

Use WintoBootic to put the iso on the flash drive, it works perfectly everytime.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

Where are you downloading the iso from, I would download it again and check the size when you`re done.

Home Premium and Professional 64 Bit are both 3.09 GBs

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Two months ago, I bougth a HP Pavilion with preinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium-64 bits.

Last week, I installed Panda antivirus. The next day, the antivirus displayed a message saying that it had found a malware in the "urlmon.dll" file and that it was deleted and that the computer had to be reseted. When Windows restarted, it displayed several error messages, one said that the Side Bar couldn't be opened because it didn't find the "urlmon.dll" file. Some other applications stoped working, like: Windows Explorer, Control Panel, Bluetooth, and others.

I called Microsoft and they told me that the only way to restore the file without having to restore the computer to the factory settings, was to obtain a Windows Vista Home Premium installation disc, but I won't pay for the whole operating system just use the first disk to restore one file. They also told me that since the operating system was preinstalled in the computer, the manufacturer has to give me technical support, that in this case is HP.

I also called HP and they gave me instructions, but they were for Windows XP. Later, they told me that I have to resotore the computer to the factory settings.

I also called my ISP technical support (Prodigy), because the antivirus that I installed, they give it for free for their subscribers. They told me that HP has to give me technical support.

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bits - urlmon.dll

can you boot into Vista anymore? If so you can download URLman.dll and add it to the system 32 folderAnother way is to uninstall Internet explorer and reinstall it through add/remove programs..Remove windows components.

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Hello everyone!

I always come here for help and I always find it so here I am again... although under very different circumstances. My cousin really needed a laptop 2 months ago so i loaned him mine for a while. Unfortunately I just got it back and something is totally wrong. Here is a list of problems I can identify:

The window edges and home bar are not vista like (more like the old 1995)but background is normal
The wireless card cannot be detected
The audio card cannot be detected
Security center is not working... says cannot be started
Roxio not working
Updater is not working
System Restore disabled
Thinking that perhaps i need to reinstall the drivers, i tried to put the disk that came with the computer for the drivers but the preparing to install flashes 3 times and nothing happens

I thought that my 16 year old cousin could handle the responsibility, however, it seems not. So I questioned him and managed to get out what he did or was trying to do. Apparently he torrented one of those Dragon Speech Recognition Softwares and was trying to use the directopms to "crack it". (thank god he had printed the directions so I can give you a little idea what he did).
So after installation and putting in the fake serial, the directions ask you to:

-In msconfig: Disable boottime loading of any following (look in 'Services' tab also): 'Ereg', 'SSBkgdudate', 'issch', 'ISdM', 'ISUSPM',and 'agent'
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A:Inspiron 1525 Vista Home Premium Really Need Help!

When I see so many issues....I suggest, you back up your data and you reinstall Windows. If you need your laptop NOW, that is probably the fastest way.

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Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista. Bought Windows 7 and followed all the online and book instructions to install.
Now when I turn the computer on, the pretty Windows 7 screen opens and asks for my password then immediately turns to a black screen where all this information is scrolling so fast I can barely read it.
I can see something about Windows did not shut down properly...and crash dump files...


I can get into Safe mode but "run windows normally" takes me through the same loop as above over and over.

What am I missing here!?!!??


A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Vista upgrade to Windows 7 = crash dump

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My PC gives a very long beep when it starts up. But it does start up. More over, it automaticall types the / character in the password field sometimes.
sometimes behaves upnormally by not letting to type any character....
Y is it so?

A:Beep Sound while Booting Dell Inspiron 1525 windows vista home basic

Try running the Dell Diagnostics Test (the full version) to see if it detects any problems. Here's how: How to Run the Dell. If it does, contact Dell Support for assistance (there's a link near the bottom of the above article).

I hope this helps. If the test comes back completely clean, then post back and we'll try something else (or if your computer is still under warranty, contact Dell Support anyway as they should be happy to assist you and know more about your computer than we do).

Good luck!

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own

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Hi, I'm currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit on my computer and think that it's time to upgrade to the next level of Windows software.  As I mentioned, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit and need to upgrade to an equivalent
Window 7 operating system.  Will this require a complete install of Windows 7 or is there an easy upgrade.  Also how do I get the get or purchase the Windows 7 operating system software?

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Vista home premium sp2

? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?

? What was original installed OS on system?

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?

? Age of system (hardware)

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
Never re-installed


AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800 MHz
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
ATI X1300
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
19-1 Media Card Reader
PSU Dell/Asus 300 Watts

? MotherBoard
A Dell version of ASUS M2N61-AX


Around 2 week ago my computer started getting bsod once a day in random situations. But from the last 3 days it's getting the blue screen several times a day, specially when it boots. The Windows loads, then the bsod comes. After 3 or 4 reboots, the system finally gets stable and I'm not having that random bsod during the day.

All requested files are attached.


A:BSOD Windows Vista Home Premium 32bits sp2 - Dell Inspiron 531

Hi -

33 BSOD kernel memory dumps processed.

As you mentioned, they suddently started just 11 days ago. All dumps have the same probable cause listed -


gbpkm.sys Wed Mar 24 17:11:10 2010 (4BAA7FEE) - GAS Tecnologies GbpKm GbPlugin Device Driver
Remove the offending app.

Update NVIDIA nForce drivers -

nvraid.sys Tue Oct 03 20:25:15 2006 (4522FF6B)
nvstor32.sys Fri Oct 26 14:50:16 2007 (472236E8)
nvmfdx32.sys Mon Aug 27 15:46:06 2007 (46D329FE)
NVIDIA - http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Update ATI video and Realtek HD audio driveers -

atikmdag.sys Mon Jan 08 12:16:47 2007 (45A27C7F)

RTKVHDA.sys Mon May 14 05:01:07 2007 (46482553)
ATI - http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
Realtek - http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/...&GetDown=false

Update your Primax USB mosue drivers -

pmxusblf.sys Sun Oct 15 03:58:28 2006 (4531EA24) - Primax USB Mouse driver -http://www.primax.com.tw/big5/pdt-computer.htmpmxmouse.sys Fri Jun 01 01:41:01 2007 (465FB16D) - Primax USB Mouse driver - http://www.primax.com.tw/big5/pdt-computer.htm

If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier -- http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm

Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .





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I have no idea why my computer is extremely slow. Takes forever to open a webpage, to download attachments, videos, Youtube and keeps constantly loosing the wireless conection. I am using a EXTERNAL LINKSYS CISCO WIRELESS DEVICE. Being so slow is already driving me crazy. Please help me to find a solution, Thanks!!!
Here are the specs:​DELL INSPIRON 531S​​​​4.00 gb RAM​​64 Bit Operation​​Processor: AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.60 GHz​​ Windows Vista Home Premium SP 2​​

A:Solved: DELL INSPIRON 531S-Windows Vista Home Premium SP 2 64 Bit

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Hi could please someone point me out a trusted page where I can download an ISo for Windows 7 home premium 64 bits SP1, I have tried already in many pages but it seems I always get the wrong file.

I own a laptop with serial code but no cds at all and I am plannig to reinstall.


A:Link to ISO for Windows 7 home premium 64 bits SP1

We're not allowed to link to ISO downloads for Win7, but you can search Google for Official Win7 ISO downloads to find a safe one.

Follow these steps to get a Perfect OEM reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

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I have an ASuS notebook and I would like to reinstall windows 7 64 bits home premium. The rescue partition is corrupted. Where can I download the OS for which I own a license? I have seen that there are tutorials to install the image into a pendrive and install it from there. For short I want to download the OS image to use my license.

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows 7 home premium 64 bits image

You should be able to order the Recovery DVD from ASuS. Check their web site.

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I am having a devil of a job upgrading from Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 to Windows 7 Home Premium. The installation procedure runs all the way through without a hitch. However, when the PC boots back up, I get a message saying the upgrade was unsuccessful and that the previous Vista O/S will be reinstated. Also, if I restart the PC manually, I get a Dos screen up asking me to choose between 'Setup' and 'Vista'. The PC will only boot up if I choose the 'Vista' option. Can anyone offer any advice on how to resolve this annoying problem?

A:Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Home Premium

Are you using an OEM Windows 7 DVD? Or, MS blue-disk DVD? OEMs are often installed & "married" to a specific computer.

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Ok here is the problem I have. I have a laptop with vista home premium 32 bit.. (OEM)..No install disk But can make one.I was going to install it on pc. I have ordered an upgrade disk for windows 7 x64 professional.. I was wanting to put it on my pc. It is running Windows 7600-16384 at the moment. From what I see it seems I won't be able to upgrade because:
1. Vista home premium to Windows professional won't work.
2. You can't upgrade with windows 7600-16384 to RTM
3. Not sure about going from 32 bit to 64 bit.

I am correct in my thinking??? If so I may have to cancel my upgrade buy from Newegg..Or change it somehow.

Would I be able to do clean install (RTM) on the pc with 7600-16384 on there????

A:Vista Home Premium 32 bit upgrade to Windows 7 x64

Hi buckman, welcome to the forums.

Firstly, the upgrade paths have been set out HERE

Secondly if your hardware is x64 compatible then there's no reason not to install x64. You will, however, need to 'clean' install as upgrades from x86 to x64 do not work.

Hope this helps in some way


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I had to use Recovery Manager and reset laptop to factory settings which means Vista. Can someone please help me in finding a good link to upgrade to Windows 7 please?

A:Can I still upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7, or...

lrq018 wrote:.... Can someone please help me in finding a good link to upgrade to Windows 7 please?Hi, Do you mean for free ? I don't think you can get this option. Please try the following tool first to check your computer:     https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=20 then try the following steps:    http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-7/how-to-upgrade-your-computer-from-windo... Note: I think you pay Microsoft (directly or indirectly) to get Windows 7 Regards.

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Have installed this twice using the different options and the OS seems to drag considerably. The optical drive is not very responsive and the shutting down takes ages. I have installed enditall with no effect. Really need some help here Windows Advisor never threw up any issues. Plenty of HHD space and 4GB RAM. The laptop is only one year old.
Any help would be appreciated.


A:Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit upgrade from Vista

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I just bought an upgrade version of Windows 7 which I intend to use to upgrade my Vista laptop. I just want to be sure I do not make mistake in this upgrade.

I have a 32 bit Vista, and I want to upgrade to 64 bit Windows 7. Is it possible? Or do I have to use a custom installation? I presume I can do a custom installtion, since though the windows 7 cover says "upgrade from Vista", it also says that one would have to perform a clean install if it was XP that was being upgraded. Am I correct in this assumption?

I know one or two of my programmes (freewares) would not work with 64 bit. Is there any way to run them in an environment which would allow them to run (may be in a compatibility version)?

In case I want to go back to Vista (unlikely, but always possible), would the installation of Windows 7 keep the Vista backup option on my HP laptop drive D?

Finally, why should I use a 64 bit version (except that it is the most advanced?)?

Many thanks for your help. I can back up all my programmes and data on a hard disk, which I would before upgrading.

A:Upgrade from Windows Vista (home premium)

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Hello people, as I've been researching online that there is ONLY one way of going to from version to version when upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7. For example, Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. You technically (In Microsoft's eyes) can't go from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. People bought the $30 Student 7 Professional from DR when it was available, and had Vista Home Premium on their laptop. Mistake? I don't think so. We are also assuming that you have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional Upgrade. We also assume no liability for any damages or data loss this may occur from doing my tutorial..

First off we need things done before we can do the upgrades. (Yes Upgrades).

1. Backup everything you need saved (Make an image with Acronis or any backup program)
2. Have a copy of Windows 7 (Any edition works, I'll tell you why later)
3. Have a quite some time to do this (Upgrades took a total of probably half a day)

Assuming you did the first 3 steps continue....

So you have a DVD copy or image of Windows 7. Extract the image or copy the disc to a folder on the HD of the computer you are upgrading. We are going to be going from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium as this is the only way we can do it (THANKS MICROSOFT).

View the extracted dvd/image on your HD. You will see a Sources folder, and you will see a ei.cfg. This can be edited with Wordpad or notepad, either one will do fine.
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A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro

It works also because an Upgrade only needs to see an OS when first scanning the HD to allow upgrade key.

If you don't put the key in upfront and it continues the install, it is allowing you 30 days to input the key at Computer>Properties.

I figured someone would put this together when I saw this popular workaround which worked for me on RTM > 7 Home Premium: UNAWAVE - Downgrade Ultimate to Home Premium or Professional

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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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Hi Sirs.I'm looking how to upgrade my hp Hp Entertainment PC Hp Pavilion dv8700 from Vista to windows 7 or 8.(all this just because Microsoft Corporation stops supporting XP and Vista)I need to know if my laptop is abkle to manage windows 7 or 8 ...would be better if 8 will run easy wthout giving me hard times, freezings and other problems.And the best of all..., if there is a FREE downloading and installation link for windows 7 or 8. Thanks  Awaiting for a fast and effective rersponse I remain,Yours friendly.   -Simsmart- 

A:Free windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit upgrade to 7 or 8

@ramdalg There are ten different models of the Pavilion 8700 -- we need to know which is yours. There will be a sticker on it, probably on the bottom or in the batter compartment, that looks like one of these below: Once we have the product number, I can check for HP Win7 drivers for it.We can proceed when you provide the information.Thanks

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What are the "upgrade" rules? I don't need Windows 7 Professional but sometimes upgrades don't work if you are moving to a package lower on the feature tree. Please let me know if you have a definitive answer or give me a pointer to the correct place to ask.

A:Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the supported upgrade paths are: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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Hi members.

I thought I should ask may be someone know
I had purchased the present Dell Laptop almost one year ago with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit pre-installed. If I upgrade to Windows 7 will there be any discount? (I am in Japan and OS is in Japanese.)

Thank in advance.


A:Discount for upgrade Vista Home Premium 32 to WIndows 7?

Nope...you dont have a chance of getting a discount. It doesnt work that way.

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I am currently running Windows XP Home Edition, and I think I am ready to make the jump to Vista. Specifically, I want to upgrade to Vista Home Premium 64 bit version.

You see, currently I have 4 GB of ram installed into my computer, but because of page filing, CPU cache, and the 768 MB of memory on my Video Card, coupled with the limitation of 32-bit operating systems, I cannot use an entire GB of ram. Upgrading to a 64 bit Operating System is the only way to solver this issue. It's funny, because I am expecting a performance INCREASE from upgrading to Vista. I also have a Dual-core 64 bit AMD Opteron processor that I would like to take full advantage of (if not only for the sake of saying that I am). Finally, I NEED DirextX 10. Need.

So here is my question. I can get a Vista Home Premium Upgrade disk and license through my college for cheap. The only problem is that I am unsure if you can upgrade from XP Home 32 bit to Windows Vista 64 bit.

I called up Microsoft to ask them this question specifically, and after much waiting I was told that it was possible. I was told that I would first need to install Windows Vista Home Premium onto my computer with the 32-bit disks, and that I would then be shipped the 64 bit disks that would allow me to upgrade from a 32 to 64 bit operating environment. The thing is, I felt like I knew more about Windows Vista than the saleswomen (at first she didn't even know you could get Home Premium in 64 bit).

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade Questions (32 bit to 64 bit)

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This might be a silly question, but I need some advice. I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit, and since the release of windows 7, the price of Vista Ultimate has dropped dramatically. My questions are these. What would be the benefit of upgrading to vista ultimate on a home PC or should I just upgrade to Windows 7?

A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium to Ultimate or Windows 7

I would go with 7.

Vista was never very popular. It would be my guess that support for the OS is ended as soon as possible, without any extensions.

7 has better security

Although mostly eye candy, 7 does have a lot of nice features.

Of course a question like this is very subjective, there is no right or wrong.

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I tried using VISTA home premium but evidently this is not one that works. I have WinXp Pro and I want to get to win7 home premium as an in place installation. What version of VISTA do I need?

A:What Version of VISTA Do I need For an Inplace Upgrade to Windows & Home Premium?

Any version will work, I suggest Home Premium ($119.99), but you need to run the W7 upgrade advisor first, to see if your PC can handle the upgrade.


Once you are satisfied your PC will run W7, see this article/video on moving from XP to W7



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I am trying to upgrade from 2GB to 4BG at 1GB sticks. I recently got 2 Transcend 1gb sticks #TS128MLQ64V6J   (2 x 1GB = 2GB) 240-pin DIMM DDR2 PC-5300 RAM memory module for desktop PC
240-pin DIMM, unbuffered Non-ECC memory.
and they don't work, the 2 in my cpu now that work are Hynix 1GB 2rx8 pc2-5300u-555-12. I am trying to figure out why they don't work?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium (Memory Upgrade Problem)

Looks to me as if those modules should work.  Remove the old modules, replace them with the new in the same slots.
Does system boot?

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Hi, - I used the process outlined in this link: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_upgrade_clean.asp
to make a clean install from Windows XP Home Media Edition to Windows Vista Home Premium. <<ACER 5100 notebook, 1G ram, 1.6Ghz, 110G HDD>> Until I found Paul Thurrott's web site, it looked like I was going to have to actually upgrade and bring along all that mess from 3 years of using XP. But, following the instructions Paul gave, I actually did get a clean install. The software was 10% off too from Circuit City. Too bad about them, huh ?

Well, the clean went well, but afterwards when I repeated the process inputting the product key, right near the end, maybe the 3rd or 4th restart, the ACER froze up. I did it again after first deleting the partition and recreating it (BootIt NG). 2nd time it installed fine. Took about 30 min for the clean install, and 1 hour 5 min for the upgrade. The only thing I did differently the 2nd time was to change the boot sequence back to HDD, CDROM.

Anyway, the PC is fine. Wireless works and I've done some Internet browsing. But, in device manager, I have 3 instances of PCI Flash mem alarm, and 1 instance of a USB2.0 camera alarm. Minor but Vista keeps reminding me to install drivers. I don't have the hardware, so I don't know why this has happened. Anyone know ? What to do at this point ?

Thanks !

A:Drivers Missing After Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium

Solved by getting two drivers from ACER's web site. It wasn't obvious which ones I needed by the description in Device Manager but after Googling found several folks who had the same thing happen to them and also found which drivers were needed.


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Copied title here for ease of reading. ~ OBI have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow computer IE7 stops Help, Here is HJT log as well as dds log which I was instructed to use.End of title.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:18:08 PM, on 12/5/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Users\Steve\Downloads\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.netR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.comcast.net... Read more

A:I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?


A:Do I have to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

compused said:


When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

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No! Just get the Office 2007 and you'll be set..

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I have a Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop. This computer will freeze when two program are running. I have run a registry cleaner and it still does not work. I found a lot of virus but have been clean since. What suggestions do you have? To mention I have misplace my Windows Vista Home Premium CD.

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop

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Ok, about 2 weeks ago my laptop would lose internet after it went into sleep mode. I could only get internet back if I re-started laptop. Suffice it to say this is getting very annoying.

Do not know if this is related but I have been requested to update to Windows 2 service pack. I have tried repeatedly but it always comes back as a failed attempt (no error message) Is this because I am eventually losing internet?

Anyway, help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Inspiron 1525 Windows Vista

Try going to the manufacture of your machine's website update the Wifi adapter drivers.

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I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop (Model: VPCF12A4E) from Germany. It installed windows 7 home premium on it when I first turned it on without any CD. Something went wrong after a year or so and the only way out was to re-install the operating system. I did get it re-installed but the new one is 32 bits and they dont have the original 64 bits one.

Is there any way the original windows 7 home premium can be installed? Because if it installed initially without any CD, then it must be stored somewhere inside the pc.

A:Help: Re-installing factory supplied windows 7 home premium 64 bits in Sony Vaio

When you first turn on a new laptop , Windows is already installed effectively. All that's left to do is for the owner to enter a few details, choose an account name and a few other configurations. That's not the same as installing Windows, the actual installation is done at the factory.

However, most new laptops are supplied with a Factory Recovery Partition (instead of a recovery disc) which is usually hidden but can be seen (though you can't browse through it's content) in
Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.

This Recovery can usually be invoked in Windows (have a look in Start >> All Programs, and look for Vaio Recovery Center.

Alternatively, ifWindows is badly screwed up, you can usually invoke Recovery by pressing a specific key when the Sony splash-screen appears. Read the user manual for info on how to do this as I've never owned a Vaio and all makes are different in this respect.

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Just as the title says, I removed the hard drive on my laptop which ran Vista and replaced with a SSD drive I then purchased an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium and proceeded to install. Now I'm not able to activate Windows with provided Product Key.

Here is my MGADiag:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-9TX87-36WFV-7PD37
Windows Product Key Hash: Z8KjlmQEi6hBZk43KNDsWdeYDtI=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9828852-88136
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {36855FE4-DE5F-4E05-9AF6-2689C7D1DD48}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x8... Read more

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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I have genuine windows vista home premium in my Laptop.However it takes nearly five minutes to come up to full performance after i logged(Stucks for 3 minuts after loading the Desktop and takes another 2 minutes to come to full performance).It takes so many time to load the Windows Side bar so i removed it from the start up.

But for my wonder now it starts to load even slower.This problem never occured as soon as i created a new user account and logged from that.However after some days it becomes slow again. Any suggestions...?

My Laptop is HPdv5-1104TX. 3 GB Ram and 512MB Nvidia 9600 GTZ. Processor is 2.24 GHz(Centrino Processor)

A:My Laptop Stucks For 5 Minutes...Windows Vista Home Premium Help..!

Perhaps its all of the programs you have set to run at startup / login? Did you disable any or is this a brand new laptop and you haven't done anything?

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Thank you for taking the time to read this thread..
I have a Toshiba Qossmio G50 laptop
64 bit O.S. Vista Home premium -
CPU Intel core duo CPU P7350 @2.00 GHz
Memory 4 .0 GB (RAM)
Norton 360

It is running like thick molasses moving downhill.
I have tried registry cleaners, speed boosters etc. all junk.

If the laptop sits idle for around 8 minutes it will locked up ... the mouse pointer moves but I can not close any windows or shut the system down.
All I can do is hit the big off button over and over again. I get like a ghost like background with a blue "O" spinning around and around endlessly.

I have checked out my power settings thinking there was something wrong there, but everything seems to be the way it should be.

I had a feeling I should have built my own machine, but i got lazy.

Do you have any idea of what the problem might be?
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

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I have an error code 80080005 with Windows Update.
My pc is a Dell E-521, Windows Vista ed. fam. premium, 32 bits.
«Fix-it», «Winupdatefix», «Cleanup-tool», «Errorend», «Free Window registry repair«, «CCleaner» and the others solutions of Microsoft (and friends!) are not the good solutions... I tried these!
And my pc is not infected, I checked it.
Thans for your new idea to help me...

A:Error 80080005 in Windows Update (Vista ed. fam. premium 32 bits)

Are there any entries in the event logs related to Windows Update. If there are can you post example details.

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After upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the internal microphone on my DELL Inspiron 1525 does not work. When checking in the Control Panel > Sounds, the only device options are for the external microphone connection to the jack... Please help!

A:DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

Hi vinnyspice,
According to Dell's website, this laptop's drivers are only for Windows Vista. You contact Dell and see if there is any update available.
In the meantime, try downloading and installing the chipset driver and the sound card driver for Windows Vista and see if the issue can be resolved. You can download
Also, run Windows Update to see if it helps.

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 with 2gb ran dual core and i downloaded the upgrade advisor for windows 7 and it said that it has all the requirements to run windows 7 but I just want to make sure...

A:Can my dell inspiron 1525 laptop run windows 7 rc?

of course windows 7 could run on a toaster

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Hi here,

First, very sorry for my english... this is not my native language!

So, I've buy this mornong a SSD to replace the one into my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525). I've buy a Kingston 120Gb, the drive is see in the BIOS but when I try to install windows, the installation process don't see the drive. I've try the ATA and the AHCI, nothing working. My BIOS got the last firmware (version A17)

I don't know why the SSD drive is see by the Bios, but not a the Windows installation. In the box of the drive, there are a external case to plus the drive in usb. The drive is good and working great. So it's not the SSD...

So, why the BIOS see the drive but not at the installation?

Thanks alot! (i've return the drive because I only have 5 days to return... so until i've found a solution, I will buy another one when I will get few solution)

Thanks alot!

A:Cannot install Windows 7 on my SSD (Laptop Inspiron 1525)

Is there any error message?

You are saying that during Clean Install Windows 7 it reaches the drive selection screen but the window is empty? If not describe exactly what happens and at which step.

Try booting into installer System Recovery Options Command Line to create an Active partition as shown in Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.'

Try resetting the BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then try all other SATA modes.

Is this by chance a BIOS with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums ?

Try installing the SSD on another PC to see if it is seen so you can partition it in Disk Mgmt or using Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help . If not put it in the external case to see if it's detected to partition it.

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does anyone know if Dell will be releasing drivers for Wndows 7 64 bit for the Inspiron 1525 laptop and if so when wil they be released? thanks

A:drivers for windows 7 64 bit on inspiron 1525 laptop

Welcome to the forums
They don't even offer Vista 64bit drivers for it (which often
work if Windows 7 doesn't install certain default drivers), so it's unlikely they'll be releasing Windows 7 drivers at all for the Inspiron 1525?
It'll be hit and miss therefore, whether Windows 7 installs drivers for everything (unlikely tbh), and you'll be on your own I'm afraid, in regards to finding suitable drivers if it doesn't

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
Application like Egistec - WinLocker,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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Hi All,

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium just before two months (Sept 2008) and facing a problem of Black Screen only mouse is active since last three days I just asked Technical support guy to help me out the same but he asks for charge though I have three years warranty even for Physical damage (complete cover).

I have tried to diagnose it and found the following error&#8230;

Error Code 0F00:137B
Msg: DVDW_4-Disk is missing/blank, insert data disk (Examle:RCD)
The given Error code and message can be used by Dell Technology Support to help diagnose the problem.
I don&#8217;t want to reinstall the OS as I have some important Data on C Drive.

Speedy help will be appreciated.

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turn computer on and it says BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

I went into f2 and made cd/dvd drive first bootable option and placed Dell Operating System Reinstallation DVD into cd drive and restart.

I wait for press any key to to boot from cd/dvd and hit any key as instructed and get: The file is possibly corrupt. The file header cheksum does not match the computed checksum.

I have stuff on this computer that I need to get access to....please help me someone!!!! =)

A:dell inspiron 1525 with vista premium

You can take the Hard drive out and use an 2.5 to USB adapter and hook it up to another PC and hopefully access the data

Have you checked the Boot disk for dirt or scratches

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