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I have originally Windows 8, but I've upgraded to 10, but I keep having my windows media player crash/not responding

I recently did the Windows 10 upgrade, from 8 and for the most part it's pretty good, but I have a problem with my windows media player constantly crashing sometimes as soon as I turn it on, but even ...
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Windows 10 bypass / fool compatibility appraisal

I am trying to get around the compatibility appraisal which complains about the NVIDIA 7900 display adapter. I tried to uninstall it, then rerun the appraisal but that didn't work. (it still flagged ...
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Can't activate Windows 10 after clean install (“product key is blocked”)

I had Windows 10 in my laptop. I performed a clean install due to Inaccessible_Boot_Device error that prevented me from starting it at all. After the clean install Windows starts normally but it is ...
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MacBook Pro 13-inch, upgrade 4 GB Ram to 8GB Ram

2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Can I use 4Gb 1Rx8 Pc3L-12800S DDR3 1600Mhz to replace 2GB Ram DDR3 1333MHz? Thank you
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System error after Kali Linux dist-upgrade

I was doing a distribution upgrade on Kali from 1. 1. 0 to 2. 0 using: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Upgrade was of 2 GB and after downloading 1 GB, and I wanted to download openssh-server so I did an ...
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Will a DDR3 532mhz CL7 work with DDR3 1333mhz CL9

I want to upgrade my laptop's ram but i have a doubt weather the combination will work or is there any risks of damage? Here is the specifications of my laptop Processor : Corei3 M380 @ ...
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Will Windows 8 OEM be accepted by Windows 10?

I have an Dell Inspiron that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and I have my Windows 8 OEM key stored in the BIOS not on the hard drive. I upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 recently but I want to do a ...
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After a fresh upgrade to Windows 10, should I run a tool to scan for outdated drivers, even if I don't have issues? [closed]

During my attempts to upgrade to Windows 10, I completely reinstalled Windows 7 first because of issues with my system reserved partition after upgrading to an SSD. After reinstalling Windows 7 to fix ...
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How to upgrade PHP in SLES 10 sp2?

I need an updated version (at least 5.3) of PHP in my server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 sp2 (PHP 5.2.5). I've look for instructions but I haven't found. Can you explain me how to do it, ...
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Cant upgrade Windows 7 Home Edition to Ultimate

I have the upgradation code but my laptop doesnt seem to upgrade. The code is valid for sure. Laptop -Acer Aspire 5738Z.Also-it shows no error code, just shows 'upgradation unsuccessful. Please help ...
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Upgrade Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro Processor

I'm a total tech dumbass, so I need your help. I own a Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro, and I heard that it is possible to change the processor, am I right? I love everything about this computer, except how slow it ...
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Can't upgrade my Intel HD 4600 Driver?

Please help. My graphics driver is at 10.18.14.4251 and the latest version is 15.40.4.64.4256! I tried installing the new version but when the PC restarted it still showed the old version! The reason ...
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Can I install from a Windows 10 ISO or USB stick and still get the free upgrade?

I am trying to upgrade my Win7 system to Windows 10 (because I am, apparently, masochistic). It's not working, locking up at about 30 to 35%, requiring me to reset, which then backs out the upgrade. ...
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Windows 10 Explorer Crash

I updated my Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home and now as soon as my PC starts the explorer keeps crashing and won't let me do anything....I found out that MS already have released a fix as Update ...
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Bitlocker PC identifyer changed after upgrade windows10

After the upgrade to windows 10, my Toshiba Z930 laptop entered in a startup loop which cannot be stopped. Using windows repair, it need the bitlocker key. However, the PC identifyer changed and does ...
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Can I become eligible to receive free Windows 10 upgrade?

My PC was installed with Windows 7 Pro full licence, now windows 8.1 enterprise. Through a development programme, I then attained MSDN membership for a year and decided to upgrade to windows 8.1 ...
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New DDR2 RAM doesn't fit

Just bought 2 4GB sticks of DDR2 RAM, and they don't fit in my motherboard. The new sticks are Komputerbay 240 Pin 800MHz PC2-6400F DDR2 ECC Fully Buffered FB-DIMM Memory Modules (on the bottom in the ...
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Where can I get windows 10 upgrade advisor for volume license?

I have the volume licensed Windows 8 (not 8.1) installed. I would like to know whether it would be OK for me to upgrade to Windows 10. The "free" upgrade is only available to non-volume licensed ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) i3 2.6GHz Ram Upgrade Crash

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 i3 2.6GHz M390 with 1333MHz 2GB memory with windows 8.1 32bit Operating System. I wanted to upgrade the RAM, i could not find any 1333MHz 4GB memory So i bought a DIMM ...
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Black screen with cursor during Windows 10 Upgrade

So I've been trying to upgrade to Windows 10 for a week now. I have tried upgrading via Windows Update, through the Media Creation tool's .exe, and through a created media USB. Most recently, I tried ...
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Windows 10 inside VirtualBox not scaling after upgrade from 8.1

I installed VirtualBox on my host windows. Inside I have windows 8.1. I decided to do an upgrade check. The check informed me that the following devices were incompatible: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter ...
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Which folders ($Windows.~BT/Windows.~WS) are really needed for the Windows 10 Upgrade?

I have a Tablet with Windows 8.1 Bing 32Bit and 23.5GB usable disk space. Windows Update is offering me the Windows 10 Upgrade. Currently 17.5GB of said disk space are used and 6GB are free, but the ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - Windows on SSD, programs and files on HDD

I'm trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 but I want to be sure to do it properly because all my work is on this pc. I have a installation of Windows 7 on a SSD (C:) which contains only ...
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Can I get a free win10 upgrade using USB

I've had some trouble with my win7 installation recently and I cannot go through the 'Upgrade my PC' option without it crashing. So I want to install it from USB. I've read a lot of articles that ...
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Can my recovery partition be used after upgrade?

I have an HP Pavilion laptop that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I have not made a copy of recovery partition to DVD. Now, if I upgrade it to Windows 10, will I be able to make recovery DVD/CD ...
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How to get Windows 8.1 edition when installed on Parallels Desktop

I know that one usually can lookup an installed edition of Windows 8.1 in System dialog. My Windows was installed with Parallels Desktop into a Boot Camp to support both loading scenarios, as a Guest ...
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Windows (7, 8, 10) - Is a clean install better than an upgrade and if so why? (be specific)

I'd like to know if given an existing Windows PC, are there any concrete reasons why a clean install should be performed over an update. Articles like this one at How to Geek refer to "bloatware" and ...
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windows 10 app wont show

I had reserved windows 10 upgrade about a month ago, last week I had decided to install the insider preview. when the windows 10 went out I downgrade to windows 7 back so I could fully upgrade to ...
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Getting Windows 10 from “Non Genuine” Windows 7 Gateway

My SO bought a computer from Gateway which originally came with a copy of Windows 7 installed. She did not keep the OEM install disk when she received the desktop. After her OS crashed, I ...
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Must I download The Windows 10 Upgrade for every PC on my network?

Windows 10 is out this week! I want to upgrade all the machines on my network to Windows 10, but not have to download it for each of them. That would kill my internet connection. Is there a way ...
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Upgrading XAMPP, mysql tables “lost”

To upgrade from my older XAMPP to a newer one, I renamed the folder C:\XAMPP to C:\XAMPP_OLD and installed the newer version with xampp-win32-5.6.8-0-VC11-installer.exe into C:\XAMPP. Then I ran ...
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How to resolve Windows 10 installation error FIRST_BOOT, MIGRATE_DATA?

Trying to update my German Windows 8.1. Professional to Windows 10, it fails after about half an hour with the (German) error message: Manually translated this reads: Could not install Windows ...
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Upgrading from a 28 lane CPU to a 40 lane CPU

I'm looking to do a 2011-3 build on a budget. For the time being I'd like to put in a cheap CPU with 28 pci-e lanes and I would like to do an upgrade to a 40 lane CPU later on. This would allow me to ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 10 upgrade as an ISO image (to make a bootable install disk from)?

The Windows 10 upgrade, free to users of earlier Windows versions, is out on July 29. The upgrade is being made available via Windows Update as an automatic download and install, if the user has opted ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 now and still receive a free upgrade license?

This is a little strange, but I'm in a situation where Windows 8 has a particularly troublesome bug that seems to have been resolved in Windows 10. I realize that we're only a little over a week to ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 16GB ram for any corei5, 5th Gen Laptop?

I am little bit confuse about upgrading my RAM for laptop. I just want to extend RAM to 12GB by adding another 8GB in this laptop. Is it possible? If yes, then why everywhere it is mentioned that ...
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What is better ram 800 and 800 as size of 800 each one or 1600 mhz on size 800? [closed]

I have 8gb ram of 800mhz speed, i want to upgrade, what is better to have: 1- two 8gb ram of 800 mhz speed each(total 16 gb ram). 2- One 8gb ram of 1600 speed.
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SSD upgrade for Mac Mini

My Mac Mini (late 2012 model) has always been a touch on the slow side, and has been even more so ever since I needed to start running a Windows VM within it. I'm planning on upgrading the HDD to an ...
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Keep Windows 10 reserve even in Windows 10?

A month ago my laptop running Windows 8.1 had a HDD failure and I needed to install another os, so I picked Windows 10 because I had no prior experience with Linux based operating systems. Prior to ...
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Can you reserve a Windows 10 copy inside Windows 10?

I'm using a Windows 10 Preview Build, and the tray icon to reserve a final copy is exclusive to Windows 7/8. The serial key for the Preview Build expires when the retail version is released. Is there ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 8.1

Weird, I know, but bear with me here, please. I've been assembling a PC for sometime now, piece by piece. A friend gave me a gift for it: Windows 8 Pro (that's what it says on the box). I was ...
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RAM timings when upgrading notebook memory and nomenclature

So my ThinkPad has a free slot and I wanted to buy another 4GB stick for dual channel. Knowing that timings matter somewhat more in notebooks I checked cpu-z and it said that timings were 11-11-11 ...
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PC inspiron 1525 won't boot after upgrading CPU to T8300

My PC inspiron 1525 does not boot ater I changed CPU to T8300 and updated BIOS to A17,I upgraded RAM to 4GB.However it boots with the old CPU T4200.Anyone has suggestion to resolve this problem.
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Windows failing to start after upgrading RAM sticks

I have recently upgraded the RAM in my desktop machine and now Windows is stuck on the Starting Windows screen. I cannot even start it in Safe Mode. But when I run Ubuntu 15.04 Linux it boots and ...
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Replacing SSD in mid-2014 MacBook Pro

So I bought a mid 2014 MacBook Pro apparently JUST BEFORE the early 2015 one was discreetly released. From what I've read so far the EARLY (not the new one) 2015 Mac can be upgraded easily, but mid ...
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Upgrading my Ubuntu virtual server makes the network interface disappear

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 VPS. Everytime I try to upgrade to 15.04 I experience weird symptoms. I was able to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 with no problems. After the upgrade is successful and the server ...
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Windows 10 Offer Icon (GWX) - How to get it on AD/Domain joined PCs?

I know there´s no need to rush getting Windows 10 as I should receive it for free in the future, at least according to what I´ve read. However, information about the upgrade offer popping up in the ...
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MacBook White 2010 Unibody - Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 on BootCamp?

I have Windows 8.1 installed (not by upgrading from 8) on my MacBook White Unibody 2010 via BootCamp. Before, I had Windows 7 installed and searching through the internet tells me that if I upgrade ...
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Unable to upgrade packages after a major version upgrade

I recently upgraded from FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE to 10.1-RELEASE. I'm trying to rebuild the packages after the upgrade according to 24.2.3.3. Upgrading Packages After a Major Version Upgrade. When I run ...
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Pear upgrade not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear it shows a message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade ...