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UPGRADE: Windows 7 32 Bit to 64 Bit Home Basic

Q: UPGRADE: Windows 7 32 Bit to 64 Bit Home Basic

Hi,

I have recently bought LENOVO Z560 with pre-installed 32-bit Windows 7 Home Basic.

I want to know:
1) How can I upgrade to 64 bit Home Basic
2) How can I know/ get the PRODUCT KEY of my pre-installed 32 bit Home Basic
3) Do I need to pay extra amount if I upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit (as, I have heard that if I purchase, I will get 32 and 64 bit OS in a single pack only)
4) Will my existing set of drivers work fine with 64 bit Home Basic. If not, from where can I get the drivers

Thanks In Advance.

Regards,
Ajoy

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Preferred Solution: UPGRADE: Windows 7 32 Bit to 64 Bit Home Basic

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: UPGRADE: Windows 7 32 Bit to 64 Bit Home Basic

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Can I do a inplace upgrade from Windows Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium or will I have to do a reformat and install of Win 7. I know if I do an inplace upgrade I would be able to keep the programs, settings, etc.

I've run the Windows 7 Compability Download and it says that I can upgrade to Windows 7. Does that mean I can do the upgrade in place or do I have to do the "Custom" install.

Thanks for letting me know. I've looked all over Google but haven't come up with the answer.

A:Upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Prem.

After more research, I've found that you are able to do an inplace upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

I hope this will help someone else that is not sure.

I will post back on how the upgrade went after tonight.

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?

Thanks.

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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hi there, im new here by the way, i have a vista home basic 32 bit, what do i need in order for me to upgrade it to vista ultimate? what are the procedures? hehehe.... thanks and good day

A:Upgrade windows vista home basic 32 bit to ultimate

by the way, it's in SP2

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Hey everyone, just registered ? this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!

A:Windows Vista Home Basic → Windows 7 (upgrade ripoff?)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CIS


Hey everyone, just registered — this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!


Welcome...glad you found us
You could buy an upgrade copy of windows 7 and perform a fresh install with that

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I would like to upgrade one of our computer in the office which come with windows 7 home BASIC (not PREMIUM) to windows 7 professional.

but i can't find the upgrade purchase option of this. I am finding the upgrade of home premium to professional but not of home Basic to professional


can anyone here guide me to the right direction.

we are looking for upgrade version instead of full version to save the cost.

A:windows 7 home BASIC to windows 7 professional upgrade

You may need to be using the Windows Anytime Upgrade option, although I'm not absolutely certain whether you can upgrade from Basic to Professional.

Also, you can only use it in certain parts of the world.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

All you do is buy a new product key for Windows 7 Professional, click Windows Anytime Upgrade, and then insert the product key that will have been emailed to you.

Windows then downloads the files needed for the upgrade and you will be required to activate the system on completion of the upgrade. Depending on how many files need to be downloaded, the upgrade shouldn't take any longer than half-an-hour.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you can use the option with the Basic edition of Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

It would appear you are faced with buying Windows 7 Professional.

Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. Windows 7 Starter is only available in a 32-bit version. The Windows Aero theme is not included in this version. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict the edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.[6]This edition is available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses. Source: Wikepedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

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Hi all,

Could you please help me out in this !!

I have a Dell Laptop with windows 7 Home basic. But I Don't have a Windows 7 professional License . So how can I upgrade windows 7 home basic to windows 7 professional online.
Do I need to buy a License or any other way to Upgrade with out buying a License ?

Please Help me out in This
Advance Thanks and Regards

A:Upgrade from windows home basic or preminum to windows 7

You must have a key (license). I suggest that you buy the upgrade DVD and do a clean install. You can also do an anytime upgrade, but that method is not the best, it is not a clean install.

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

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Hello,
I have windows 7 home basic pre-installed on my pc and i want to install windows 7 ultimate.
Now i do have a windows 7 ultimate dvd, so my question is how to install it? Do i need to do a clean install or something else...

A:Q] Upgrade from windows 7 home basic to windows 7 ultimate using dvd

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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Can I upgrade to premium and have all my files,settings,programs etc carried over automatically or do I need to save them to a external hard-drive or something? I'm on a laptop,2gb,I've ran the Update Advisor which says I can update from my current V.Home Basic to Home Premium.
 

A:Upgrade Vista home basic to home premium

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I have win xp pro, is it possible for me to use the home basic upgrade, even if it means losing my files?

A:XP pro home basic upgrade

According to Miscroft you can only upgrade to Business or Ultimate from XP Pro.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...radepaths.mspx

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Dell Dimension 2350, Intel Celeron® that runs at 2.30 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally. 768 of RAM, PC2100 (266-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC), integrated Intel 3D Extreme Graphics. Install an video card of 32MB of video RAM. After installing Vista on the pc, it ran ok. However, after the first update from Microsoft, the computer would not boot up to windows. I can see and ear the hard drive working, but the computer can not boot up to windows. After restoring the computer before the update, it work ok. I turn off automatic update for now, hope to find out what is going and how fix the problem.

thanks!!!!
 

A:Vista Home Basic upgrade

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hello to all, i recently had to take my dell dimension c521 back to factory set, using repair my computer on the f8 key advanced boot options (basic installed). everything loaded well and running basic no probs!!however i have an upgrade disk for home premium when i install it, it has disabled option to keep original settings and files and performs to install home premium and moves my old settings to (windows old folder).when i first got disk it just upgraded to home premium with settings and files no problem.have i done something wrong at factory set or is there a way to upgrade keeping my settings. any help much appreciated

cheers

tam

A:upgrade from basic to home premium

an update to my problem!!!i have discovered it has disabled upgrade option because vista service pack 1 is not installed.however i have done all windows updates (up to date ) and cannot see service pack 1 anyone any clues as where to download this or a link to download .i have microsoft.net framework 3.5 sp1 in updates is this the update or am i looking for something .

cheers

tam

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1. Can I do this upgrade without losing my installed programs?
2. What's the difference between Anytime Upgrade with the CD/DVD installation?
3. I'm currently running Home Basic 32bit. Can I upgrade it to Ultimate 64bit?

A:Home Basic to Ultimate Upgrade

1. Yes, it should work
2. I'll leave this to someone more knowledgable in this area
3. No, you can only upgrade 32 to 32 or 64 to 64

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Hi All

Is it at all possible to still upgrade Vista Home Basic to Vista Business? Ive got a pc that i need to connect to a domain. Or is WIn7 pro my only option. Id prefer to goto Vista Business. Could someone please tell me which options i have and how to go about, id prefer to buy an upgrade dvd rather than online download.
Sorry for this silly question, but ive been looking online an only find upgrades to win 7. Could i in theory take any Vista Installation Dvd ,put it in and just upgrade providing i have a business product key (full version) or is there still vista upgrade media out there (cheaper upgrade option). ?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista Home Basic > Upgrade to .....

Welcome to TSF

Vista Home Basic can be upgraded to either Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, but not Vista Business. You back up your data, delete the existing vista partition, format, and do a compleate clean install if you want Vista Business.
If you are running Windows Vista Home Basic, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/thread/a810adbb-d6a4-41fa-8fbb-65d5345dcf57

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I added a new HD, upgraded the processor & installed 4G RAM on the original motherboard using an OEM version of Windows Vista Home Basic & performed a clean install using the Product Key supplied with the PC.

The key was accepted successfully & as far as I can recall the product was activated as Genuine by Microsoft.

Several months later, Microsoft have deactivated the PC. I tried re-entering the Product Key but Microsoft state that it is a valid key for Windows Vista. Trying to manually activate over the phone failed as there was no group of numbers presented at stage 2 so I couldn't proceed to stage 3.

Talking to Microsoft was a waste of time as I couldn't understand half of what the person was saying due to language barriers. He said it was a bad line & promised to call back, but never did.

I rebooted from the original HD containing the original installation of the Vista OS from the PC supplier & the system has booted up & currently working.

My concern is whether this will also be deactivated by Microsoft. It's the original motherboard but the processor has been upgraded from an Intel Celeron to Intel 2 Dual & RAM increased from 2G to 4G.

A:Processor Upgrade to Vista Home Basic

I think what happened is that after the hardware change Windows required activation; that's common with major hardware changes (such as a processor upgrade) but as far as I know there is nothing that you can do for activation issues other than work with Microsoft. If you can't understand someone I find it useful to ask for a supervisor. Also don't depend upon them calling you back.

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Hi There.

I am just in th process of upgrading my system to :

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader
XFX 8600GT 256MB DDR3 540MHz Core Clock 2xDVI PCI-E
Samsung Pebble SM2232BW 22" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 300cd/m2 2ms VGA/DVI Gloss Black
Tagan TG480-U01 PSU - Migrating from Older System
Seagate 120GB Sata HDD - Migrating from Older System
Maxtor 300GB Sata HDD - Migrating from Older System
Pinnacle Studio DC10 Plus - Migrating from Older System

Microsoft Windows Vista 64Bit Home Basic Edition


The Questions I have are :-

1: Am I wise in getting the 64bit Software or should I stick to 32Bit.
2: The Games I use at the moment are
Half Life 2 - Steam Edition.
Call Of Duty 2
All the Trackmania Series.
GT Legends
Need For Speed Underground.
Does anyone know of issues with these?

I have looked around and found some answers and am quite happy to go the 64bit route, just wondering if anyone has any advice to pass on.

I currently have Zonealarm internet Security Suite and am aware this wont work, but have joined in with Outpost 2008 Beta Testing. Anyone have any up to date info on Security Suites.

Many Thanks in advance for any help given.

Spikenaylor.

A:Upgrade System and Vista 64 Home Basic

If I had a choice between home basic and XP I would stick with XP.

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i sorta like wanna keep my g41 and was curious if an upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea. as you all know, my hardware is somewhat outta date...thanks in advance
 
james
 
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A:g41 - upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea?

I'm going to say "no" for one reason alone: the graphics card is not supported and the machine will be sluggish with the generic driver. Been there, done that, ran back to XP.
 
On my "outdated" systems I'm testing various flavours of Linux...so I can switch when the plug on XP is finally pulled.
 
Good luck.

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hey does anyone think that vista could be causing my battery upgrade problem with my acer aspire 3680-2682?

thx

my blog VoIPabyte

A:battery upgrade problem. I use vista home basic

battery upgrade? please give a little more detail as to what you are upgrading and what problems are you having. If you are changing out your battery for something else, please give the battery information.

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo S10-3t, which came with Windows 7 Home Basic installed. I bought an anytime upgrade to Home Premium. I started the upgrade, but it said that I must first activate System Restore. The system restore configuration menu had two Drives C:\ with one labelled "missing". I disabled restore on it and this drive disappeared; the other one then had restore switched on automatically, so I proceeded with the installation. After about 10 minutes, I got the message that the upgrade was not successful. After clicking close, I restarted the system. It said that it was upgrading. Once it rebooted, it upgraded further, and then rebooted again. Finally, it booted into Home Premium's welcome screen.

The system properties shows that it is indeed Home Premium. Aero and Tablet Input are working fine.

Has it happened with someone else? Do I need to worry about the system being broken in any way?

A:Basic to Home Premium Upgrade: First failed, then succeeded.

Thanks for posting, because interestingly, a similar thing happened to me.

I bought a Windows Anytime Product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate and ran the upgrade.

The upgrade failed - so it said - so like yourself I restarted my computer to try again. As it started the shutdown procedure the upgrade kicked in and updated my system.

On completion I checked in system properties and sure enough it indicated I was now using Windows 7 Ultimate. To prove it I encrypted my drives with Bitlocker, which succeeded.

So, to answer your query: you do now have Windows 7 Home Premium and your system is not broken. It appears to be a glitch that Microsoft need to sort out, so I think I'll do some investigating and see what I can come up with.

In case you weren't aware, the anytime upgrade just downloads the files needed to convert your system to the new version.

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Hi

I have a Compaq laptop which runs Vista Home Basic very nicely.

I am now the owner of a full version Vista Ultimate package, and would like to upgrade the laptop to Ultimate. Should be a breeze.

When I insert the DVD it starts the upgrade process OK but when I get to the bit where I chose "upgrade" it is greyed out and a note below says "Upgrade option disabled"

I don't want to do a clean instal as the laptop has lots of software products which came with the machine and I have no instal disks for them.

Is this upgrade disabled normal? Could it be an SP2 problem, ie current system is SP2, while the Ultimate DVD may be SP1 or less??

Could it be a space issue? I have the laptop's disk divided into C and D Drive and the C Drive part is pretty full.

Thanks

A:Upgrade Home Basic Using Full Version Ultimate DVD

The first thing that comes to mind are the editions the same bit, ie 32 or 64 bit?

In addition, I think that this thread will explain your situation
Vista Home Premium will not upgrade to Ultimate

To recap, there are various reasons that an upgrade will be blocked. In your case, I believe it is due to the SP discrepency. If you do have different, bits however, that would be the specific cause that is applicable to you.

In any event, a clean install is ALWAYS best. Upgrades are very often problemsome.

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Hi
Please advice on the performance comparison between
- Windows 7 Home Basic versus
- Windows 7 Home Premium
assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM.

Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

By the way, how to activate the Windows Aero in Windows 7 Basic???

A:Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

Last question first. This tutorial may help enable Aero. Please note that there is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

As far as performance, I have not been able to find any specific "speed" tests to say one way or the other.

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium | Difference Between | Windows 7 Home Basic vs Home Premium

But if Basic and Home Premium are run on two identical machines (not just identical RAM, but also identical hard drive/hard drive speed, identical CPU, identical programs and apps installed, etc) I would give a very slight performance advantage to Basic simply because it doesn't have the same amount of features that Home Premium has. Fewer features to load usually equals faster performance. But I think any performance advantage would be so slight it wouldn't make any appreciable difference.

I did find some comments comparing Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

performance difference 7 home premium vs. 7 professional? - Microsoft Community

Of course, others may completely disagree with my thoughts and that's cool. Healthy discussion and debate is welcomed.

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.

Thanks,

Jeremy

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.

Ardneh

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hello all,

i m using a dell inspiron m101z notebook which has windows 7 home basic prebuilt. now i got a very new win7 home premium dvd. and since yes i m not very good in all this computer stuff i have opened my own topic so that things bcom clearer to me.

i want to install home premium so how can i do it if i dont want to lose my files on the laptop. specially some dell softwares like webcam and all.

i went thru this tutorial. does this do the needful. it is ok i dont need to format my HD. but do i need to backup? also the notebook i use has only C drive n no other drive.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

A:Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

Take a look at this:

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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i have problem on my thumbnail preview ... i can't enable it... pls... need some help
 

A:windows 7 home basic

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??? ???? ??? ??? ?????? ? ??? ???? ???? windows 7 home basic 64 bit ????  ????? ???? ?? ?????? .. ???? ???????? ?????? ?? ? ??????  ??? ???? ??serial number ????? ???????? ?? ???? ??????? ??????
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Translation:
Hi
I've got a Toshiba Laptop and had with him a copy Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit version original was with the machine. Deleted Windows mistake of the p device but I have the serial number for a copy of Windows Is it possible to retrieve the version by downloading
a copy from the Microsoft site and enter the serial number the guardian. Please advise me.
Thank you

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Due to OS problem I formated my ''C" drive, where i can get windows 7 Home Basic OS CD for OS instalation in my laptop.I have Product Key too.I asked the Microsoft supported team, but they said contact your Laptop manufacturer for recovery CD. So please let me know the process to get CD.TySrinivas

A:Windows 7 Home Basic

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! Before formatting the C drive, did you have a Windows OEM version - Windows preinstalled by HP with your computer. When you bought the computer initially, did it have Win 7 preinstalled OR you installed WIndows later ? If you have a product key, you can try to download WIndows 7 installational ISO image from Microsoft >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7 Then, burn the image to a DVD and use to install Win 7.Post successful WIn 7 installation, you can download and use HP Supprot Assistant to get the latest updates from HP such as drivers updates.  Let me know if this works for you.

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I have gone through the list of the windows 7 seven comparison list.But I wonder Can Install the Any visual studio version in Windows 7 Home Basic.

What is the price for Windows 7 Home basic ?

A:Windows 7 Home Basic

  
Quote: Originally Posted by danasegarane


I have gone through the list of the windows 7 seven comparison list.But I wonder Can Install the Any visual studio version in Windows 7 Home Basic.

What is the price for Windows 7 Home basic ?


I wouldn't have thought so, but I could be wrong.

Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

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I have had this HP G62 laptop for almost four years. It has always had Windows 7 Home Basic on it. I had to format my hard drive a few weeks ago due to viruses corrupting my graphics (OpenGL), so I did this and reinstalled Windows 7 Home Basic.

Before I formatted my hard drive, I used a program to obtain my Product Key for Microsoft Office and I also made a note of the Windows Product Key which was different to the one on the Certificate Of Authenticity on the bottom of the laptop. I downloaded an ISO of Windows 7 (which apparently is legal) and put it onto a flash drive and used it to reinstall Windows. I don't remember entering the Product Key when installing, so cannot confirm this.

I received a message saying that the Windows is not genuine and I must activate it. I tried to do that using the Product Key on the COA and it says that the product key will not work with this edition of Windows. The sticker on the bottom of my laptop says it is for Windows 7 Home Premium, but my laptop came to me with Home Basic.

I also tried the Product Key that I obtained from the program before formatting and this key gives me a message saying "The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license." (Error Code 0xC004F063)

Please could you assist me, here is the MGADiag report.


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation ... Read more

A:HP G62 Windows 7 Home Basic

From the looks of it you did a repair/reinstall using a Retail disk.

If the Key on your machine is for Windows 7 Home Premium - then that is what the machine is licensed for (and why anyone would wish to downgrade it to Home Basic is rather beyond me) - and you need to upgrade to the Home Premium install to get the Key to work. From what I can see of the Spec for the machine, the default is Home Premium.

From where did you purchase this?

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Good evening,

I have Vista Home Basic 32-bit running which I have done for a few years.
I have a genuine Vista Ultimate 32-bit disc which includes Service Pack 1 and also includes Windows Anytime Upgrade.
My question is, how easy is it to upgrade my laptop and will I lose all my documents and settings and programs that I have downloaded etc.
Thanks very much in advance.

A:Upgrade from Vista Home Basic 32-bit to Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Although this is for Win 7- Windows Anytime Upgrade - Microsoft Windows - I think it answers all your questions.

On the other hand, this applies to Vista- Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions. As a result, I don't know if you can still use the anytime upgrade.

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I need download the windows 7 home basic 64 bits but I searched and I don't find any link with the download of the windows 7 home basic trial

A:Trial windows 7 home basic

Hi,


I would like to tell you that there is no Windows 7 Home Basic trial version now, but you can still download the Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial instead.


Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial


In addition, if you have already buy Home Basic from Microsoft Online store, you can contact Microsoft Online store customer service.


Hope this helps.

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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my first post ,

just want to ask, just got new laptop from my office and apparently the laptop is pre-installed with windows 7 home basic. When i checked it seems that on windows 7 home basic, personalization isn't applicable. So is there any way to make "it" happen ? And i don't want to upgrade to another windows 7 version coz it will cost me sum money.

Help needed because i just want to change the theme of my windows 7 home basic.

Thanks in advance.


regards,

k317ny

A:WTA : personalization on windows 7 home basic

Hi
Welcome to Seven Forums.
Some of the customization experts on this forum will provide pointers when they are online. In the meantime, have a look at this link

Be sure to create a system restore point before dabbling with the system files

Hope this answers your query

Regards

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Hi i was hoping to reformat my girlfriends computer since she's never done it and it's got tons of stuff on there she doesn't need or use. The problem is she doesn't have her original Windows XP home basic cd that came with her computer so i was wondering if my Windows XP home edition cd would work with her cd key since my cd isn't the "basic" version.
 

A:windows xp home basic reinstall

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I WANt to ask that where would I find my Product Key.I have searched everywhere in the CD and CPU .The pop up on my PC shows that you are not running genuine windows .Please help me.I want to upgrade my PC to win 10 but it asks for windows activation .Thank you

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hi all

i am stuck in a problem, i have bought 2 computer for my home with windows 7 home basic. i have also installed a wireless networking device with router.

now i have configured the router and have connected both the desktops to wireless router.

i have created shared folders on both the desktops.

now problem is the i am able to see network and shares on both the desktops but when i try to open the shared folder it says access is denied. i have tried to allow "Everyone" to open shares, i have removed password protected sharing from network and sharing centre.

please suggest how to solve this issue.

peeyush

A:networking with windows 7 home basic

Is there anybody who can help?

I could not understand I can see all the devices of network in windows explorer even I can see the shares of each computer but I could not access them.

Please help.

peeyush

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hi i have a lenovo g560 laptop
core i3 processor
500 gb hdd
2 gb ram

i have a serial no. for windows 7 home basic but didnt got any cd for reinstalling if i want to format my laptop

please tell me how to download win7 so that i can format my laptop and reinstall my win7 home basic......

waiting for a rply
thanking you

A:download windows 7 home basic

and welcome to the Forum

Downloading installation discs can be risky . . there are no legal sites to do so, and the illegal ones will often include things you do not want.

You can request a replacement disc here:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/deta...ID=MIGR-4M7HWZ

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Hi everyone.

I'm thinking of buying a cheap Windows 7 OS and that is Home Basic and I'm thinking that if I will regret buying only a Home Basic Windows 7?

For my use of my PC I'm just a moderate gamer and sometime edit pictures and videos. And I'm thinking that if I will miss something using only a HomeBasic.

It tells in the Product that it is and 32bit OEM. I heard that you can make it to 64bit.
If I will upgrade my 32bit to 64bit can I just download it in the internet or I will still need to buy it?

A:Windows 7 Home Basic is good enough?

Windows Home Premium is your first level of the Windows family. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare

Below Home Premuim is only preinstall in factory Home Starter and Home Basic. These version arent very common because its a strip version of Windows 7 Home Preemuim. I think that you cant buy Home Basic or Starter at retail shops they only sell the Home Premium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions#Main_editions

I am suggesting Home Premium because its commonly for Home User or Professional is Business environment

32 bit is for 86 bit processors
64 bit is for 64 bit processors
OEM disc tie to your motherboard to that disc. Retail disc dont have that limitation

Depending on your hardware you can buy 32 or 64 bit version of Windows

I think if you buy retail has both versions 32,64 while OEM has to specified 32 or 64 versions

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can anyone please help me, i have done something silly, first off i compressed my c drive, now i cant get it to uncompress, and i formated my d drive and now i have lost that and the partition i am running windows vista home basic, i need help please before i throw my laptop through the window any help would be a great help, thanks.
 

A:windows vista home basic

Will it boot?
What is the error that you are receiving?
Disable defragging before it runs..possibly making this more difficult
 

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want to customize my background but I haven't seen how to put a theme on my desktop.

A:is there a theme for the windows 7 home basic?

Hi
 
Yes, indeed you can change the desktop background. Read these.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/change-your-desktop-background
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2005592/en-us
 

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Hi guys,

I am planning to build a Download rig using some old parts.

Config:

Processor: Intel Celeron 1.1Ghz Socket 370 SL5ZE
Motherboard: 810E unbranded mobo
Memory: 2x256MB SD RAM
Graphics Card: nVidia FX5200 128MB PCI
HDD: 40GB HDD or CF to IDE SSD & 500GB for Storage
OS: Windows 7 Home Basic x86

My queries are:

How much memory does Windows 7 Home Basic use & how much will I have free for other apps?

I have also tried Windows Thin PC on my Netbook.
When will ThinPC be released?

Thanks & regards,
Hariharan

A:Windows 7 Home Basic Questions

Windows 7 Home Basic uses about 300MB of RAM. There is currently no release date for Windows Thin PC.

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Over thanksgiving, i was called in to help my aunt's Thinkpad connect to the printer. She mentioned that she'd like windows 7 so i helped her get Windows Ultimate Steal using her .edu email address. It downloaded well, and we opened up the setup file. I was just leaving, so i told her to click upgrade when the prompt came. i received a call saying a dialog box popped up saying it could not upgrade from Vista Home basic, which she was apparantly running. Does anyone know of a solution or workaround to let her upgrade to Windows 7?

A:Windows Vista Home Basic

Which version of Win7 did she buy?

According to the upgrade matrix:

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

Vista Home Basic can be upgraded-in-place to Win7 Home Premium or Ultimate.

That only applies within the same addressing type: 32 bit can only be upgraded-in-place to 32 bit, 64 to 64.

An upgrade license can be used in other ways, but only with a custom (clean) install.

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There is a problem with a partitioning process. Firstly, I've installed Acronis Disk Director Suite and in manual mode I've started to create a new partition. My notebook had 3 partitions: main partition of ~300Gb with Windows installed, unknown "System" partition with "boot" flag of ~1.5Gb and recovery partition of ~8Gb. So I tried to create a new partition using the free space from the first one. After rebooting Acronis started to work, created a new partition and started to replace "HDDRECOVERY" partition. During this process, notebook had been shutdown (it was plugged into the socket) and after turning on, I noticed the next: after turning on and booting BIOS, the laptop is going to reboot again and again and again. Any ideas? P.S.: sorry for the very muddled description

A:Windows 7 Home Basic partitioning

Hi, welcome to the forums

At what point does it reboot?

You might want to try Startup Repair


OS

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Is it possible? I tried and it won't install.

A:Installing SAS in Windows 7 Home Basic

Welcome to Seven Forums ann16. It should install. Try downloading the installer again. Download to your desktop, and right click the installer and choose Run as administrator. If you are trying to install from a non administrator account, that would also be an issue. A Guy

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i have pavilion dv6 7040txi had upgraded it to windows 10 nd most of things lik microphone. internet connection. and so are not working properly nd yesterday to add to this i had a virus attack. 85.195., something... ma laptop is messed up... i want to boot the lap. so can u tell me wer to get genuine windows 7 home basic oa india to download nd reinstall as laptop came with this nd i have the product key

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PPKRR-8J7T4-TJHTH
Windows Product Key Hash: 2Xg0gGJgLddefMxQtBCLuEuvT3c=
Windows Product ID: 00346-OEM-8992752-50008
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.002
ID: {F7A2C8CE-9ECE-4C7B-B2BC-65763252528B}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Basic
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532
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 = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 103 Blocked VLK
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 103 Blocked VLK
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diag... Read more

A:windows 7 home basic says its not genuine, but i believe it is

You need to change the Product Key to the oneon the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the batterycompartment), using the Change ProductKey link at the bottom of the System properties page.

You may need toactivate by phone.

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Y6G8H-PJXV6-77GQM
Windows Product Key Hash: bW3toF7YS7aVsH5nP9871FlwQH8=
Windows Product ID: 00346-OEM-8992752-50005
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.002
ID: {941654F2-A9FE-4F87-97E9-29DAE8B2510D}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Basic
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
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 = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
2007 Microsoft Office system - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 77F760... Read more

A:windows 7 home basic says its not genuine, but i believe it is

Quote:
File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]


Install the following update, reboot, then re-run the MGADIAG report and attach it in your next reply.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971033

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hi all,
i want to personalize my desktop and do change on that theme to another ,,
how i can change themes ??? (windows home not ultimate)

A:problem with windows home basic , plz help

Well, some features of Windows 7 are disabled in the Home Basic edition, but to change themes (if you can) you right click on the desktop and from the menu that appears you select Personalize. From there select the theme you want.

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