Upgrading is the process of exchanging computer hardware or software for a faster, more recent, more secure or more functional version.

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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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Hp 4530s 32-bit to 64-bit

I have a Hp 4530s. It came with a 32-bit oem key Windows 7. I know my computer is compatible with 64-bit, if I use the Iso from microsoft to install a 64-bit version. Will my oem key work?
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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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What parts of a laptop can I upgrade? (other than basic upgrades) [closed]

I bought a Lenovo G570 core i3 I was wondering what parts other than the basic upgrades (i.e. hard drive, ram, video card) can I make. Can I upgrade CPU of a laptop or is it fixed to the motherboard? ...
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Should I reboot after dist-upgrade?

After apt-get dist-upgrade on a desktop PC with "testing" Debian Linux, is it recommended: a. reboot; b. logout?
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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3 small disk RAID5 -> 4 large disk RAID6 upgrade. Add drive or replace drives first?

I'm going to upgrade my Synology NAS from 3*1TB/RAID5 to 4*3TB/RAID6. Which is the better approach (and why): a) Add 1 new 3TB disk, and convert the group to RAID 6, then swap the remaining drives ...
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HDD upgrade; Clone or transfer?

I just bought a larger HDD to replace my secondary HDD (SSD is primary). I do install programs and some games to this secondary drive. I want to use the new drive as my secondary operational drive and ...
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Upgrading ram causes deadly fault?

First of all sorry about my English, I'm not native. Here's my thing: I got 1 Asus laptop about 1 year ago. It has 2gb of ram and therefore it's kind of slow. So 2 months ago I decided to upgrade my ...
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Upgrade from Windows 2008 Server Standard (64-bit)

I am in Canada and have a server running 2008 Standard (not R2), 64-bit, retail license without Software Assurance (until very recently, I had never even heard of SA). I'm investigating an upgrade to ...
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Confuse about DDR3 and DDR3L for my Acer laptop

I have this problem upgrading my laptop ram, because my stock sodimm is PC3L-12800s and I bought a new ram for upgrade and the specs are PC3-12800 (Crucial 4gb DDR3 PC3-12800) does it fit? Does my new ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro

I want to upgrade my windows to pro, so that I can use hyper-V and do more with my pc! But when i click add parts to Windows 8.1, i can choose I have licence, or I want to buy a licence. I Have a ...
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Can I upgrade from IE8 to IE9 only? Not go as far as 10 or 11

I'm currently testing an application in IE8, I want to upgrade to IE9 but when I got to the Windows website, it will only let me upgrade straight to IE11, I can't find any option to only go as far as ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 without loosing any data [duplicate]

I am having problems with one of my webcam. My friend said it isn't compatible or have driver issues with Windows 7 professional and can't use my webcam. One of the user of this community said that ...
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What is the lenovo z585 highest possible specs? [closed]

I have a lenovo Z585 A10 8gb Ram and 1Tb hdd I was wondering what is the highest possible specs for this laptop though sales/upgrades?
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Best way and cheapest to go from xp home 32bit to win 7 ult 64 bit? [closed]

what is the best and cheapest way to upgrade my xp 32 bit to win 7 ultimate 64 bit, processor is 64 bit and MB and I see the retail prices of a full win 7 ultimate, compared to OEM. any suggestiion?
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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Upgrading a Tenda router from H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009

I have a Tenda router, and its current firmware is H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009. Which version should I upgrade to? Their site warns that selecting the wrong version can damage the router, and even ...
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Can I upgrade CPU in a Asus X550C laptop?

This laptop comes with a Core i7 3537 processor (2.0 GHz). I want to try and get an 3.1 GHz or as close as possible to that. Is it possible? It has a NVIDIA 720M graphics card, 1 TB hard drive and ...
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How to upgrade Windows 8.1 32-bit to 64-bit without CD/USB

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 32-bit and I want to upgrade to 64-bit because I heard it's faster. I watched tutorials on YouTube but all of them require a CD/USB but I have none. How would I ...
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How do I “upgrade” to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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laptop motherboard processor upgrade

i have a Toshiba satellite pro LAPTOP with 80 GB hod 512 MB ram and 1.8 GHz celeron processor and manufactured in 2007. i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor along with the ...
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Upgrading RAM. Speed compatibility

I have an older machine. I'm planning to upgrade its RAM memory (DDR2-Synch DRAM PC3200). I mostly find memory speeds of 533, 667 and 800 mhz. Does it have a significant impact if I install cards with ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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Maximum RAM restrictions

So I have a eMachines ET1862 with an Intel i3-550 and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since 2GB is wayyy too slow (quick look at task manger shows it's been running at ~80% RAM since boot) I want to upgrade the RAM. ...
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Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
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Can I use recovery disks from one computer to upgrade my other computer?

I have 2 computers. One is running XP and the others Windows 7. Can I upgrade the old XP with recovery disks from the Windows 7 computer? Thanks.........
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How to upgrade from linux mint 15 to linux mint 17?

How to upgrade from linux mint 15(olivia) to linux mint 17(qiana).I googled,the results are showing upgrading 16 to 17.please help on this.
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How to upgrade my PC [closed]

I have an old PC with the following configuration. Intel Core 2 Duo Intel 945GCCR Motherboard I want to upgrade it to the following configuration. Core i5 ( 4th Gen) Any Intel motherboard. 4 GB ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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Can I upgrade to 64bit Windows 7 from 32 bit Windows 7 without CD?

My PC is now running 32-bit windows 7 and I want to upgrade it to 64-bit but I don't have disc. Can I upgrade to Widnows 7 64 bit without any CD ? If yes, what would I need to do?
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Upgrading VirtualBox using a `.deb`

I'm trying to upgrade VirtualBox using a .deb: sudo dpkg -i ~/downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733\~Debian\~wheezy_amd64.deb but it fails with: dpkg: regarding ...
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Is it possible to replace the CPU on my Asus X200MA?

Ok so I have an Asus X200MA and I was wondering if it is capable of getting it's CPU replaced or if it's current CPU is permanent
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Replacing processor on a motherboard. Any restrictions? [closed]

When I replace the processor module to a compatable one with a motherboard, are there any restrictions that I should follow? I will clean install the os and don't need any of the data I have ...
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How can I apt-get dist-upgrade without removing packages?

When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, it wants to remove a number of packages I have installed that I'd very much like to keep installed, such as netflix-desktop. To work around this, I can of course ...
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I can't upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1

I am logged in on my computer as admin. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the notification to log in as admin. I don't know how to get past it.
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osx mavericks kernel_task process

After upgrade my version of MacOs to Mavericks, i have a process called kernel_task with high cpu and memory usage, what I can do to fix it? I found so many issues and solutions in forums and ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to 8.1

I have a Windows 8 Pro machine activated with a Volume License MAK key. I keep getting notifications asking if I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (and I really would), however when I click Upgrade ...
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On my Gateway DX4840-37, can I add 2x 4GB RAM sticks on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM?

On my Gateway DX4840-37 desktop, can I add 2x 4GB RAM on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM? Current memory: 2x Samsung 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz DIMM Non-ECC RAM on Blue slots. I want to add: 2x 4GB ...
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Processor upgrade on a laptop vs. Ram upgrade. Also does ram always matter? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14r (N4110) with an Intel Core i3 and 4gb of ram. It runs very smoothly, however gaming on this laptop is very limited. This is mostly because of integrated graphics but i have ...
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How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
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Upgrade R version on Linux Red Hat 6.2

I have R 2.15.2 installed on Linux Red Hat 6.2 and I want to upgrade it to the lastest version because I cannot install some packages (like 'Rcpp', 'shiny' and others). How can achieve that? Thanks! ...
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Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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Want to upgrade Windows, but it thinks I have a pirated copy

I have a current copy of Windows Vista on my laptop and I understand Windows 8 is lighter and might make things run a little better. Pentium dual 1.47 GHz processor 4 GB RAM Windows upgrade ...
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Asus N61JQ - Ram upgrade above officially supprted 8GB

I have an Asus N61JQ laptop (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/N61Jq/specifications/). I have already ugraded the Hard Drive to 1TB with sucess. Now I want to upgrade my RAM. The laptop has 6GB ...
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Why I can't upgrade my kernel?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
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Installing Gnome 3.12 from stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1

I installed (upgrading) Gnome 3.12 from a stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1, I follow this: sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.12/openSUSE_13.1/ GNOME sudo ...
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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...