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Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

Q: Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

I just bought a Dell XPS 8300 that came with Windows7 Home Premium. There is a chance I will need to upgrade to Professional. Is there any issues upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows? I have the reinstall disc that came with the PC.

Side note... if I were to upgrade to Professional, and then some point down the line have to reformat my drive, would I be able to use my Dell disc with Home Premium and then use my upgrade to Professional again? Or would I have to buy it again?

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

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: Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

If you are a lay user like I am then Windows 7 Home Premium is just about as good as Windows 7 Pro in my opinion. I just wasted money by going for Pro instead of Home Premium.

That said, there should generally be no issue upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows.

Also you can always reformat and revert back to Home Premium by using the Dell disc. But better still, please just make an image of the C drive with the Home Premium and then you can revert back to it in a jiffy. There are excellent tutorials on this Forum that teach you how to image if you are not already versed in creating and restoring them.

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Hi,

I bought Toshiba satellite pro850 with Windows7 professional pre-installed laptop. Initially for the first time when I logged on my laptop, it asked to choose 32 bit or 64 bit.
So, at that due to lack of knowledge I selected 32 bit. My laptop is of 8GB RAM. later I came to know only 3 GB of RAM is using because of the 32bit and my application not running smooth with this 3GB RAM. So I need to upgrade to 64bit in order to use 8GB RAM.

So, Kindly help me how to upgrade my laptop from Windows7 Professional 32bit to 64bit. From internet I came to know we need reinstall the OS inorder to upgrade to 64bit.

But I didn't receive any OS DVD with my laptop.

Kindly help me how to reinstall/boot my C Drive to the Windows7 professional 64bit.

A:Howto upgrade my Toshiba laptop from Windows7 Professional 32to 64 bit

1st you must buy or find someone who has Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and see if they will lend it to you for an hour or so, it takes 15 minutes to install windows.

Find a reputable dealer in your area.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Read this Tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 7

and this one.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you buy windows it will come with an activation key, if you borrow a disc, use the key on your Certificate of Authenticity to activate windows.

Ask any more questions you have.

COA

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hi, i asking to know 2 things:
1) Is it possible to install the 64 bit professional over my already instaled 32bit win7 home premium edition
2) will i need a fresh install of windowsor just use the in place upgrade?

As i have a large amount of games installed using Steam, will it be possible to make a hard drive partition to store the files on and then copy them back, removing the need for the tedious downloads?

thanks for the help in advance.
(hope this is in the correct section)

A:Windows7 32 OEM -> Win7 Professional 64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by upgrade


hi, i asking to know 2 things:
1) Is it possible to install the 64 bit professional over my already instaled 32bit win7 home premium edition
2) will i need a fresh install of windowsor just use the in place upgrade?

As i have a large amount of games installed using Steam, will it be possible to make a hard drive partition to store the files on and then copy them back, removing the need for the tedious downloads?

thanks for the help in advance.



Yes it is possible, and yes it absolutely needs a clean install. No the games need to be re-installed and you should use the 64 bit versions of any app that is 64 bit.

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Hello

I want download links for windows7 professional OA MEA. Any one help.
Thanks...

A:I want download links for windows7 professional OA MEA

  
Quote: Originally Posted by softae


Hello

I want download links for windows7 professional OA MEA. Any one help.


Thanks...



Hello Softea ,

I don't think we are allowed to provide the links you are looking for, my only other suggestion would be to purchase Windows 7 Professional OA MEA.

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When I go to start> shut down, windows 7 shuts down and my monitor loses input, but my computer (fans, lights, processor, hdds, ect.) stays on completely. I have to manually hold the power button to shut down. I have checked the power settings and googled this problem but havnt had any luck. Previously ran Vista Home and no problem. Also installed 8 gig of Corsair ram previous to installing 7. purchased mosly new software other than Office2007.

Anyone have any ideas? thanks for any help!

A:New install Windows7 Professional 64 bit problem

Hello there,

In windows7 the shit down button is custumizable to either put the pc in to sleep mode or hibernate. In your case it might be set to put your pc into sleep mode rather then shutting your pc down. Here is a link to another thread on this forum to show you how to do this,

http://http://www.sevenforums.com/ge...ndows-7-a.html
Ritualjman

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Hi Team,

I have one Windows7 Professional Service Pack 1 Virtual Machine.

Operating System : 32 bit

ipconfig /all command shows that it has one interface and both IPv4 and IPv6 address is bind.

IPv4 address : 198.18.225.86
IPv6 address : Global IPv6 address so not writing here

I have install cygwin so I can access through ssh.
I have already stopped firewall in the machine.

In the same machine, one of my application is listening on 127.0.0.1 (localhost) and port 41000.

executed netstat -nao | grep 'Address\|41000' and found that its listening.

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State           PID
  TCP    127.0.0.1:41000        0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING       3460

Now, I want that if any request comes on 40000 port for an ip address 198.18.225.86, then it should forward it to localhost (127.0.0.1):41000 port.

For this, I executed command:
netsh interface port add v4tov4 listenport=40000 connectport=41000 connectaddress=127.0.0.1

OR

netsh interface port add v4tov4 listenport=40000 listenaddress=0.0.0.0 connectport=41000 connectaddress=127.0.0.1

OR

netsh interface port add v4tov4 listenport=40000 listenaddress=198.18.225... Read more

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BACKGROUND:

I have posted this because I found that many people had provided information that either just didn't work (for me) or which effectively says "you can't run Quicken 2004 under Windows 7". You can - both in XP compatibility mode and natively!

This post relates specifically to 'Quicken 2004 Release2 CD 2004'. I am using this version because Intuit stopped selling Quicken in the UK in that year. The Release 2 variant was a 'free' disc that Quicken sent to their customers (well those who had recently paid for Quicken 2004 anyway) along with the letter that said they were withdrawing support from the UK. This CD doesn't require a licence key or any other form of authorisation in order to use it although it does nag you to register for a while (don't bother).

I MUST EMPHASISE that I do not use Quicken to download from Financial Institutions - partly because I found the process error prone and partly because Intuit withdrew this facility about 3 years after my purchase - presumably to encourage users to upgrade - despite the fact that it wasn't possible to upgrade in the UK anyway! Therefore I can't say whether it would work or not; I suspect not.
CONTENTS:
A. An account of a failed 'straight' install into Windows 7
B. Successful implementation using Windows XP Mode
C. And FINALLY, an install into native Windows 7 - obviating the need to run XP Mode.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________... Read more

A:The steps I took to run Quicken 2004 on Windows7 Professional

FWIW: I installed the diskette install version of quickbooks version 5 on my XP under virtual pc.



Rich

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SM Bus Controller drivers issue Windows7 professional 64bit Dell inspiron N5520 i7
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

When i do update on internet its unable to find
and cant find these specifix driver solution in this regard

A:SM Bus Controller drivers issue Windows7 professional 64bit

sydjunaidshah, welcome to the forums. You should be able to get the drivers you need from the dell site.

Dell Drivers and Support

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Hi everybody, i really need some help, i was trying to put windows7 pro 32bit on my gf's desktop she was using vista, and it was working just fine only really slow and i wanted to wipe it clean, i reformatted the partition and tried installing, it worked fine until about 25% and it blue screened with a pfn list error message, i tried to do the same thing again, it made it to 40% and did the same thing with the same msg. it was getting late in the evening and i had to get going leaving her stranded. if anybody has any ideas to get this working please help. i will attach screenshots and any other helpfull info a.s.a.p.

A:BSoD install windows7 professional 32bit PFN_List error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by delldawg


Hi everybody, i really need some help, i was trying to put windows7 pro 32bit on my gf's desktop she was using vista, and it was working just fine only really slow and i wanted to wipe it clean, i reformatted the partition and tried installing, it worked fine until about 25% and it blue screened with a pfn list error message, i tried to do the same thing again, it made it to 40% and did the same thing with the same msg. it was getting late in the evening and i had to get going leaving her stranded. if anybody has any ideas to get this working please help. i will attach screenshots and any other helpfull info a.s.a.p.



If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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I have windows 7 professional 64 bit operating system and trying to connect samsung galaxy s4 . It connects but had exclamation mark and while troubleshooting it tells me that Bluetooth peripheral driver missing

Samsung Galaxy S 4
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Dell Latitude E6410

Please help.
Thanks in advance

A:DELL LATITUDE E6410 Windows7 Professional 64 Bit Bluetooth peripheral

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. I take it your Bluetooth Driver is Installed ? ...

Have you Downloaded any Software for your Phone ? ...

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I would like te establish software mirroring of the boot disk on a Windows 7 Professional system. As per document How to Establish and Boot to GPT Mirrors on 64-bit Windows ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814070 ) I am stuck at step 8 where it comes
to using xcopy command to copy the system files from the primary EFI partition to the Shadow EFI partition. I hit the following error:

C:\Windows\system32>xcopy p:\*.* s: /s /h
P:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Sharing violation

The document mentioned applies to Windows Server 2003 but I can not find an adequate document for Windows 7. How can I perform the same task on Windows 7 Professional?

A:Instructions to setup SW mirror on Windows7 Professional including EFI partition

No you can replace the board without a problem. It is just tricky and it is possible to break the mirror on a board replacement so you need to have a backup.
Also you are incorrect in stating that you cannot take an existing OS and make it into a hardware RAID1. The limitation is the controllers. You'll need a high-end RAID controller to be able to create a mirror after the fact.
Have you tried to do an install and then use Disk Management to create the mirror? Does it not work or give you an error? I can try it out myself since I've never done it.

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kms activate of Windows7 Professional on Windows Server 2016 Standard.
We hava a problem.

We built kms host on Windows Server 2016 Standard.
We attempt to authenticate Windows 7 Professional.
But We can't authenticate  Windows 7 Professional
and ouccur below error messages.

 cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx???use Windows 7 professional kms key.
 error: 0xC004F050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid
 
and We confirmed below error messages.

 cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx???use Windows 10
 error: 0xC004F015 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F015' to display

We want to solve this problem.
Please tell us this problem's soloution.

==============================================================
 1) We built kms host on Windows Server 2016 Standard(kms key)
 2) We built and enable to authenticate office 2010.

  Name : Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition
  Description : Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel
  Partial Product Key: Txxxx
  License Status: Licensed
==============================================================

Best regards.

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I have used incredimail for ten years but when i recently upgraded to a newer version, I lost the ability to open any links that were sent to me from other people. Some web pages links will not open either. What is wrong? Can anyone help? TIA

A:opening links in emails and some web pages in Windows7 Professional and Incredimail

Please quote error messages - they help us to help you!

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I have had this pc for over a year now but i only now want to upgrade to a 64 bit of windows 7 i know that i will have to do a clean install but i lost my disk and wanted to know if i could download the windows 7 64 bit of the store and would i have to
buy a new windows or could i still use my product key from my current windows if i want to upgrade to 64 bit from 32 bit... thank you

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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!

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

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

Welcome!

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

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

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

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I mean is there allot of differences between vista and 7???

A:do we need to upgrade to windows7?

First, does this belong in a vista x64 forum?

Second, MS has not been forthcoming about the features which are to be included in windows 7. Speculating about whether you NEED to upgrade or whether there are any or a lot of differences is a moot point.

Third...when is there ever a NEED to upgrade? I hardly ever see one. I only upgrade if the old OS no longer satisfies my needs or if the new one offers significant upgrades.

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Please i need help.i know you all know better than me,so please help get me through this.I have windows xp home edition and i want to upgrade to windows7.I have allready ran microsoft windows compatible diagnostics and i got something that says i need to upgrade my graphics card.What graphics card should i use?.

A:upgrade from windows xp to windows7

For the time being I would not worry about the graphics card. The worst that can happen is that you lose some of the Windows 7 glass functions. But that would probably not bother you.

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I have a widows vista which has a windows 7 upgrade we had a power black out which caused my computer to malfunction and i had to set it back to factor setting and now it will not except my disc for windows 7 upgrade could you please help me.

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My dell laptop came with windows vista when I bought it last year but I was entitled to a free upgrade to windows 7 which I installed without any problem. But a couple of weeks ago my pc crashed and the repair shop reset it back to vista. But when I tried to re install the windows 7 upgrade I just get this error message: 'This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows to upgrade you need the correct installition disc for more information check your computer's system information.to install a new copy of windows restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc and then select custom advance' I tried re booting several times but I just get the same message.
 

A:can't re install windows7 upgrade

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I am running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) on a Toshiba U305-S5127 laptop purchased in9/20/07. After downloading and installing Windows7 Upgrade Advisor on said machine, I am unable to get program to run to completion and generate a report to determine what components need attention (have run for as long as 3-hours). Have executed same application on other XP based machines with no problems. Any assistance / suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Windows7 Upgrade Advisor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by budscars


I am running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) on a Toshiba U305-S5127 laptop purchased in9/20/07. After downloading and installing Windows7 Upgrade Advisor on said machine, I am unable to get program to run to completion and generate a report to determine what components need attention (have run for as long as 3-hours). Have executed same application on other XP based machines with no problems. Any assistance / suggestions would be appreciated.


Turn off fire wall and anti virus.
Uninstall Advisor and begin again

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Hello, I am trying to upgrade from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit but in the installation process the compatibility report/upgrade advisor says:

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.)

? ATI CATALYST Install Manager *
? ATI Catalyst Control Center *
My problem is when I click Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features, I see ATI CATALYST Install Manager (3.0.710.0) and I can completely remove it but for ATI Catalyst Control Centre I can't even see it.

So now I?m stuck on what to do next because I don't want to install windows 7 if it recommends me to uninstall ATI Catalyst Control Center. What should I do?

Just to let you know: On the windows 7 compatibility center online I search software, ATI and it says both ati install manager and catalyst control center are compatible but when i run the upgrade advisor these programs appear. (as shown above)
Any ideas/comments will be much appreciated thank you.
EXTRA DEATAILS:
I have a Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-NW11S/S with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card

ATI Catalyst control center is 2.0.0.0 shown in updrage report.

I right click ATI icon bottom right and select 'about' and it says version2009.0515.32.42252
Microsoft NET framework version is 2.0.50727.4200

A:Cannot Upgrade to Windows7 - Cannot Uninstall ATI CCC?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dannylydly


Hello, I am trying to upgrade from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit but in the installation process the compatibility report/upgrade advisor says:

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.)

? ATI CATALYST Install Manager *
? ATI Catalyst Control Center *
My problem is when I click Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features, I see ATI CATALYST Install Manager (3.0.710.0) and I can completely remove it but for ATI Catalyst Control Centre I can't even see it.

So now I?m stuck on what to do next because I don't want to install windows 7 if it recommends me to uninstall ATI Catalyst Control Center. What should I do?

Just to let you know: On the windows 7 compatibility center online I search software, ATI and it says both ati install manager and catalyst control center are compatible but when i run the upgrade advisor these programs appear. (as shown above)
Any ideas/comments will be much appreciated thank you.
EXTRA DEATAILS:
I have a Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-NW11S/S with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card

ATI Catalyst control center is 2.0.0.0 shown in updrage report.

I right click ATI icon bottom right and select 'about' and it says version2009.0515.32.42... Read more

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I did upgrade IE on Microsoft web to version 11 on my Windows 7 comp. Now IE is getting stuck after I run it. Basically I see IE window with no active links and address boxes, so I am not able navigate. No error messages. See attachment. I was trying downgrade IE, but failed. Please advise how I can fix the problem. Thank you. Viktor.

A:Windows7 IE problem after upgrade to IE 11

Hi and welcome to TSF try using system restore to a point prior to your updating IE

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Hi Everyone...

I'm looking at Upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista and wondered if anyone had any tips/advice for doing this... There seems to be a few different versions of windows 7, which one would people recommend.. (currently looking at Windows7 ultimate 32 bit edition??) We only use the PC for Browsing the web and Excel most of the time, No gaming... Although I am fairly computer literate I have never actually installed a complete new operating system so any advice on doing this and the pitfalls to avoid etc would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows7

You have to decide which version is right for you: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare

As for installation, first make sure your system supports W7 (http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor)

If you do install W7, boot to the W7 dvd, delete and recreate your system partition, format, and install. Then install all drivers, starting with the chipset driver. Then install a GOOD anti virus app. Then go to Windows Update and install all software updates (do not use Windows Update for hardware or driver updates - those should only be obtained from the websites of the various hw manufacturers).

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I currently have a computer running Vista 32bit Ultimate and purchased the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade.

When I used both the 64bit or the 32bit DVD to boot, I would get stuck at the STARTING WINDOWS screen for around 30min. After I will then be able to get to the install windows screen. Since I want to Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit, my option is only the CUSTOME/Clean install.
HOWEVER, when it ask me where I want to install the windows to, windows7 installtion could not detect any hdd. I am guessing this is why the STARTING WINDOWS screen took 30min load, as it was looking for a hdd.

In the same screen, it does have an option to load a driver.
So, I went to Asus to d/l the vista 64bit sata driver and also tryed the WD sata driver for the Raptor hdd.
The WD driver would not even show up on the floppy, and the Asus did.
Loaded the Asus sata driver, and still no hdd detected.

The computrer is currently running with this HDD in Vista32bit and is seen on the bios. This is the only hdd in this computer, I really don't want to waste money to buy a slower hdd for my computer as the Raptor is 10k rpm.]

Note: I do not care about any data or problem in this hdd, I just formated teh hdd and did a clean

P.S. Windows7 Upgrade Advisor tested and all hardware are ok.



What can I do, please help me.
Thank you.

MB: Asus Striker Extreme
Hdd: WD Raptors 150gb

A:No Hdd during installation of Windows7 Upgrade 64bit

If you purchased your Upgrade retail, you are entitled to MS tech support. They will know the fix for this as no one here has it apparently.

I have found MS tech support in the past to be worth more than the price of the OS.

Sorry but I would just be throwing darts while MS has the fix for almost install failure.

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I currently have Vista Home Premium 32bit installed on my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to Win7 Home Premium 64bit. What would be the best way to do this? Will my program files transfer automaticly? Should I do a clean install or just the upgrade? Would it be better to stay with 32bit Win7? I am only moderatly computer literate and would like to keep it as simple as possible. The reason I want to go to 64bit is to get more RAM for gaming. Thank you for any and all advice you can give.
 

A:Upgrade Vista32 to Windows7 64bit

You will have to do a clean install, but other than that it is easy and straight forward.
 

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Hi,
can someone help me with the procedure to update my win7 to the oem win 8.1 which was delivered with the laptop? I tried booting from the first dvd and there is only option to recover the laptop, removing everything. I wonder isn't there a standard windows upgrade that doesn't touch other than OS files and preserves accounts, passwords etc?

If I download from microsoft site - where do I find the OEM serial number?

Thank you in advance

A:How to upgrade my Windows7 to Windows8.1 - Tecra Z50-A-15W

According notebook specification your notebook was preinstalled with Win7 64bit and Win8.1 installations DVD. Before you do anything make Win7 back up and create Win7 recovery media (DVD or USB).

I don?t have this notebook model but if I understand the situation right Win8.1 DVD that you got is installation disc that you can use for clean Win8.1 installation. With other words it is not an upgrade disc that you can use to upgrade preinstalled Win7.

Create Win7 recovery media, back up all your all your important data and use Win8.1 recovery disc to make clean Windows installation.
> If I download from microsoft site - where do I find the OEM serial number?
Both versions that you got with your machine are activated and you don?t need Windows product key. By usage of any other version Toshiba has nothing to do with it and you must obtain and buy valid product key.

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A:Can 6930G Laptop upgrade to SSD and windows7

The 6930G uses a SATA drive, so there should be no problem with upgrading it to a SSD. Depending on how much memory yours has, you might want to upgrade before installing Windows 7.

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Hello, I got my laptop with windows 7 starter pack and now I want to upgrade it to windows 10. It asks me to validate windows first before upgrading it to 10. please help and guide me the way to do that.

A:I have a windows7 starter pack and I want to upgrade it to w...

I am not certain that Windows 7 starter pack is qualified or not but it has to be a SP1 version.  Other than that it should let it be upgraded.Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is required before you can upgrade using Windows Update. But all PCs sold with Windows 7, even pre-SP1, qualify for the upgrade Check this out to see if it works for you.

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My version of VISTa became unstable , so I re installed it.Eventually managed to get SP1 installed & now running OK.(windows 7 compatability program said I had to do that)
Have bought Windows 7 professional & tried to upgrade, - downloaded windows compatability check & that says ok to upgrade.

So turned off virus software & tried to upgrade but keep getting message
ox80070005 unable to create a required installtion folder.
Totally fed up with Microsoft products
 

A:Vista to windows7 upgrade problem

Hi IanAAAAAAA,

Can you provide your system specs? Also, just want to make sure, these are genuine copies of Windows, correct? I'll try to do some research to see if I can find you some support options.

Cheers,
Kim
 

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Has anyone tried to upgrade Dell Optiplex 990 from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10?   I'm having problems upgrading and could use some advice.  
Thanks

A:Optiplex 990 upgrade from Windows7 to Windows 10

Best advice is not to upgrade. Windows 10 can be installed on almost any computer but it doesn't run well on all of them especially older models with windows 7. It can make computers fail. Since you never upgraded to windows 8.1 on that computer, you shouldn't install windows 10 now. Wait until you replace your computer to get windows 10. Check the Dell list for models that can be updated. The 990 is not on it. Heed the warning. 
www.dell.com/.../SLN297954

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Hi,

I encountered the following problems after installing windows7 upgrade.
After completing the windows 7 installation the media player 12 is NOT installed (and I can't find it anywhere on my computer. Reinstalling windows 7 several times doesn't help).

Furthermore, I can't install live products such as moviemaker. After installing the error wmvcore.dll is missing pops up. I've tried the following advise, but no succes.... Wmvcore.dll - Wmvcore.dll Not Found Error - Missing Wmvcore.dll - Fix Wmvcore.dll

All other functions seem to be working fine. I had no such problems before on Vista, I have uptodate antivirus software. I assume the problems mentioned above are interrelated. Any advise??

Many thanks

A:No mediaplayer after upgrade from vista to windows7

Start over, this time do a clean install. Use windows easy transfer, to transfer your email, favorites etc. Now, begin as you did the previsous time. This time choose custom intall. When asked for your product key, do not give it. When completedr use easy transfer to get back your settings etc. then install all of your programs. When you are happy with what you have activate and make a system image.

It sounds like you did a upgrade which never works out entirely correct, you should have done a clean or custom install.

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

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

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Hi, I bought Windows 7 back in August, I noticed I wasn't using all of my RAM but recently its showing on some games. I want to get Windows 7 32bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I've looked on the Internet and it just comes up with "No, you have to do A fresh install". I originally upgraded from Windows XP 32bit and I remember saying that I had to use a custom installation or somthing, and it created a folder called 'windows.old'. Would that folder be created again if I was to go ahead with this fresh installation? Thanks.
 

A:I want to upgrade Windows7 32bit to Windows 7 64bit

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And a stupid question. I have my media from Toshiba (I assume one is a Toshiba drivers disk; the other is a Toshiba branded Windows7).

Can I use it to upgrade ANY valid existing Vista license which I already have or must I use it on my Toshiba laptop. Thanks.

A:I have my Toshiba laptop Windows7 Upgrade Media!

Does it have a MS OEM bar-coded Product Key sticker on the Win7 DVD included in the Upgrade Kit?

So far all of those have proven to be locked to the mobo in the S/N account of the manufacturer.

According to some reports, MS required this to issue the Upgrade Kit's Product Key license stickers on the DVD.

Another poster on here tonight gave a detailed description of the Toshiba Win7 DVD as a customized version with Toshiba interface, no Repair console, but Custom install option with Advanced Drive tools for formatting. Their DVD will boot to clean install.

So it might be useable as an installer as are all Win7 DVD's, but use of the activation key is likely restricted to the intended machine.

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Hey, just trying to figure How do to remove the Windows X (Ten) Upgrade offer from Windows7? I have a few clients that are happy with Windows 7, yet Microsoft seems to be almost "Forcing" Ten on them/us.. I was wondering if there's anyway to respectfully decline, and remove the borderline annoying ten upgrade from Windows update, and anywhere else,? Thanks in Advance!
 

A:How do I remove the Windows X (Ten) Upgrade offer from Windows7

There can't be more than a dozen threads about this on these forums. See How To Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Notice for one.
 

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my neighbor borrowed my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit which I haven't used since June. She allowed all the upgrades that had queued up to install overnight. since the upgrade, the system will not come up.

I have tried to uninstall, go in via safe mode, used the diagnostic disk, etc, but can't get the system to come back up. Is this a known issue and if so, what is the fix?

A:after windows7 upgrade, system won't come up & can't back out update

Welcome to Seven Forums loritopor. If you could explain exactly what happens, error messages, what you see when you try to start the system, it would help anyone who tries to help you. So we know what you have, please fill in your system specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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microsoft had to do a fresh install of windows 10 on my computer.  i no longer have office because of it.i had windows 7 professional and thus all the office programs preinstalled. is there any way to get these replaced. i do not want to buy office 365.  the only office disks i have are from 2003 and were not part of this computer.

A:preinstalled software lost in upgrade to windows7

Hello @healthyoptions, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I understand that you are having an issue with Microsoft Office, and wanted to assist you! Based on the information that you provided, you will need to contacting Microsoft Support, in order to get the situation worked out.  Please post back with the results. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva

A:Make recovery disk windows7 upgrade from Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva


I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva


You choose your language upon installation,i did anyway.
And microsoft have language updates also.

I think as long as the key is for "ultimate" it will work.

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?

A:xp professional upgrade

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?




you can uninstall service pack 2 from add and remove programs, if that helps.

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I just got my Acer Aspire One.
It has 1 G Ram and 160 GB HD.
Came wit Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I want to upgrade to XP Professional.
I purchased an upgrade CD (XP Pro SP2).
When I tried to install the upgrade, it did not recognize as an upgradable version (also said it was an earlier version on the CD - SP2 insted of SP3).
I need the networking capabilities of the XP Professional (that I do't have with the XP Home that came pre-installed)
I am unable to install the upgrade for XP professional and wondering if anybody could help

A:Upgrade to XP Professional

If Sp2 is installed then a standard Xp installation disc cannot see it. So if you have Sp3 then Sp2 cannot see it. Xp Sp2 works with either Home or Pro. So you need Xp pro installed prior to Sp2.

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Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?

JordanJP

A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

Here is the comparison of the editionsWhich one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

and

Compare Windows 7 Editions
No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

I will say that for most Home Premium is more than enough, except in special situations.

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Going to do an in place upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. In step 6 of Brink's guide, if I select the option Go online to get the latest updates for installation, will that infest me with the Windows 10 nagware patches?

Thanks in advance.

A:InPlace Upgrade to Windows7 from Vista-Updates for Installation Option

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure a in-place upgrade is even possible if you need new installation media you can use this to get it easily
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Personally I would clean install,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.

I also have the three required updates on my OneDrive if you can't or don't want to deal with the catalog,
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr

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I just did a fresh install using my Toshiba Recovery disk. It took me back to XP Home. Last year, I had a friend who upgraded to Pro on my laptop. My backups are based on the "Ntbackup.msi" utility which was part of Pro. I am trying to restore my last backup and find that I can't without the XP Home disk (which of course was not included with my new laptop six years ago). I thought that if I had the Pro I could add the backup utility. Somehow, that does not seem to exist on the Pro disk as far as I can see. I have searched the disk and do not find that file. I would like to restore and maybe there is another work around. Any help will be appreciated.

A:How do I upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional

No need to install XP Pro.The backup utility on the Pro disk...is the same one that's available to Home users via download.WindowsXP Tips, Installing NTBackup on XP Home - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm. Scroll down to Installing the Backup Programs...Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 Louis

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