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Is there a good reason to avoid upgrading a laptop to Windows 10 if it originally came with Windows 7?

Some reservations: - My ultrabook has a recovery partition with Windows 7 system files. - I'm not sure how PC vendors generally deal with warranty related issues if you upgrade the OS. - I have heard ...
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Understanding dual-channel behaviour of RAM with three DIMMs

I have an Asus Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard, which has four RAM slots. The slot configuration is same as in this image: Currently I have installed one stick of 8 GB capacity and 3000 MHz speed ...
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Is it possible to save free windows 10 upgrade to harddisc, and upgrade in the fufure?

I've got windows 7 on my laptop, and I can do the free upgrade to windows 10. All system requirements are OK. I don't really want to do the upgrade, because I like my current Windows 7. But I know in ...
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Should I purchase Windows 10 upgrade disk?

I've got a retail Windows 7 disk with a key, and I've received Microsoft's free upgrade to windows 10 (that from what I've understood by checking my hardware)... I'm thinking about buying a new PC in ...
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Upgrading HP 650 Hardware [on hold]

I have an HP 650 laptop that has very low memory and a very low pixel density. I want to upgrade the dislay from the 1366 x 768 to 1920x1080 but this guy says it's not a good idea to do that. Does ...
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What happens after we got the free Win10 upgrade and then replace PC parts?

Let's say I use the offer for a free Win10 installation before 2016-07-29, using an old Win7 key. So far, so good, I now have a working Win10 on my PC. The FAQ at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Upgrading HP Pavilion dv200 with SSD

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 with an old HD what shows Warning message in the Defraggler. Log shows that there are too many bad sectors on the drive, what could probably cause future drive failure....
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Windows 10 upgrade error C1900101-4000D

I'm trying to upgrade Acer Veriton at work which runs from W7 Pro to W10 Pro. I have tried both the 'download' and 'DVD' upgrade routes with the same results :- The first two phases work smoothly, ...
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Upgrade from Pentium D 920 to a Intel® Core™2 Quad Corer Q9450?

I want to Upgrade a Pentium D 920 (Presler) to a Core Duo 2 Quad. I have been checking around on websites and find confusing/conflicting info. Some say yes, others say the BIOS will not support it. ...
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can I upgrade my laptop M.2 SSD

Good Morning/Afternoon, Gentleman Laptop Specs: Name: Msi GE62 6QD Apache Pro Ram: 16gb Capacity:128 M.2 SSD GB+ 1tb HDD GPU: Intel Graphic Card+ Nvidia 960m Cpu: Intel Core i7 6700K Display: 15.6 FHD ...
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Windows Recovery Environment screen after attempt to upgrade to Windows 10

I made the mistake of trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 today. During the upgrade process, at about 80% completion, an error appeared stating a driver device error occured. That was ...
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Windows Update always start to download Windows 10 Upgrade under Windows 8.1 OS

I have over 171 updates to do (under Windows 8.1) but I can't launch them because every time I click on the Install Updates button, Windows 10 Download is starting, and I don't want it. I took care ...
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Why didn't Windows 10 ever try to force itself onto my machine?

My attempts to search for an answer only lead me to problems, complaints, and workarounds regarding the upgrade process. I don't want a fix for this. I'm just curious about the cause. I have a ...
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Upgrade from Fedora 23 to 24 crashes and fails

I used the instructions from Official Fedora to upgrade from Fedora 23 to 24. Everything went fine until I entered the command $ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot The computer rebooted and ...
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Upgrading Processor, Pavilion Slimline s5503w AMD sempron 140 > Athlon 64 X2 5400+ or Athlon II 245?

With the ever dropping price of older processors I decided to put a new(er) processor in one of my spare computers. So I need a bit of help on deciding which processor to upgrade to. Just enough to ...
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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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What is PC66 RAM and Can I Use It? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7297 that I am planning on upgrading the RAM from 6GB to 16GB. According to CPU-Z, I am using DDR3 with a Max Bandwidth of PC3-12800 (800 MHz), but when looking at ...
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Laptop RAM upgradation Issue

I have Samsung lapatop with 2 Gb RAM and i want to upgrade it . Now the question is my laptop has 2 slots. 1 filled wih 2gb ram and another one is empty. that empty slot i want to fillup with another ...
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Will increasing RAM of my laptop with Core i3 processor, from 3gb to 8gb, speed up my laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron n5110. It has a Core i3 processor, and 3gb RAM. I have been told that I can install a maximum of 8gb RAM in my system. When I run Android Studio on it (while a Google Chrome ...
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Possible to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 and keep 8.1?

Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from 8.1 Pro retail version and keep 8.1? I've read this Win Super Site article about upgrading to reserve it for free before the July 29th deadline, like ...
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Windows 10 upgrade assistant stuck at 99%

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) on a fresh PC and after installing service pack 1 started the upgrade to Windows 10. The assistant app downloads and verifies but gets stuck at 99% in the ...
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What does Windows 8 Core upgrade to?

I have a laptop (A Gateway NV52L23u to be exact) that is getting a Windows 10 upgrade, I currently have Windows 10 Home 64-bit disc that I have been using to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium machines ...
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Is there any risk when upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 Professional?

I have been using Windows 10 for a long time now and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but I have a lot of files on this computer I want to keep, most of them are backed up but not all. If I ...
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What Windows 10 edition corresponds to Windows 7 Ultimate?

I'm currently running a machine of my own making (about one year old), with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as the operating system. If I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer from ...
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Is it really necessary to restart the PC after an update? [duplicate]

This question came to my mind mostly because I rarely restart my Linux laptop, so I wondered if this has any negative consequences. Updating is basically just patching applications, so I could imagine ...
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CPU upgrade - HP Probook 4540s and Mobile Intel HM76 Express

I have bought used HP Probook 4540s with Mobile Intel HM76 Express motherboard, with Intel Core i7 3610qm which needs 45W. My motherboard is providing 35W. On the HP Probook 4540s site this processor ...
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php5 extensions after upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my server from 12.04 to 14.04 (and then want to go to 16.04) but first I want to get it running on 14.04. The upgrade removed/disabled 2 php5 extensions I need, namely apc and oci8. With ...
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Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading

So, I have Windows 7 pro, and I'm looking to upgrade so that I can use some of the apps that are only available in Windows 8+. I considered just taking advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, and ...
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How to install or upgrade to gnome v3.20.X in Kali Linux?

I am running gnome v3.18.1 on Kali Linux & want to upgrade to gnome v3.20.X. Steps I followed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro wants to upgrade to 10 Home

I recently bought a new Acer laptop, that had Windows 10 Home preinstalled. Since I still had a Windows 8 Pro key, I wanted to upgrade that to 10 Pro. What I did so far: Install Windows 8.1 using ...
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Windows 10 Pro Recovery Disk after upgrade from Windows 10 Home

I have upgraded my new laptop from Windows 10 Home Single Language to Windows 10 Pro through Windows store by paying $100.I did not get any Pro Product key but my laptop was upgraded using digital ...
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Windows 10 upgrade application does not launch

I downloaded the Windows 10 update launcher from Microsoft that I did on several other machines, but for this one it will not start. I tried running all the updates and then a reboot. Still nothing. ...
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Lenovo Y50 SSD upgrade - powering on issues

I recently upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Y50) from a 1TB HDD to an equivalent 1TB SSD from Samsung. I used EaseUS ToDo copying tool. When the computer boots up, everything works BEAUTIFULLY! Better than I ...
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New graphics card doesnt work with my custom built computer

Sorry if this has been posted before Components: Intel core i5 2400 CPU, biostar h61mlv3 motherboard, corsair vs550 psu, 8gb ram, sandisk ssd OK, so after upgrading GPU to gtx 960 (gigabyte 4gb) i ...
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Upgrade Dell Optiplex 745 mini tower. [closed]

I have Dell optiplex 745 mini tower with Intel core 2 duo(2.40 GHz 2.39 GHz), 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD SATA 7200RPM. Could any one tell me which graphics card will be suitable for it so that I can play CS:...
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CPU (with integrated GPU) UPGRADE with Linux Mint (from old Pentium G620 to i7-3770)

I have a system based on Linux Mint working very well, I am really happy of it but I am a newbie with Linux, only 2 years I use it and I cannot solve every problem simply like I was able with my old ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro won't upgrade to Windows 10 Pro? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1 Pro installed and activated (of course with a legit key) and I want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Everywhere I read about the upgrade it says I'm suppose to get the Pro version of ...
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Windows 10 Setup thinks it's booted from installation media

This has been happening for all Windows 10 Setup builds. Windows Setup will not let me upgrade or downgrade my build (currently 11082) without losing my apps. I always get this message right after I ...
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RAM CARDS COMPATIBLITY, 2Rx8 and 1Rx8 RAM

Specifications Vaio SVE 11135CXW Laptop 750GB HARD DRIVE 4GB RAM Samsung 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-B2 DDR3 1600 I wish to upgrade to 8GB, I have found a similar Samsung card, Samsung 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-...
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Transfer windows 10 pro upgrade to new computer

Ok, so I paid the $99 to upgrade my laptop from windows 10 home to pro. I bought the upgrade in the windows store because that's the only way I figured I could do it. If that laptop dies and I get a ...
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windows 10 upgrade wont show percentages or time remaining

My dad is using windows 7 professional 64 - bit and he has clicked that upgrade to windows 10 button in the notification area but it has been going on for an hour and a half without any percentage ...
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can't update-initramfs generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 error

Hi today I did a upgrade in my debian after of this. have a problem really I look a solution for this problem and I don't find anything.
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.03 -> .04 upgrade breaks Xorg

Does anyone know the solution to this problem? I upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.03 to 14.04.04 and it almost completely broke Xwindows. I've tried the tdm and gdm password managers, and they both launch Xorg ...
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RAM upgrade for Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 not showing new amount

I upgraded the RAM for the Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 from 2GB to 4GB. But when I start the laptop, it still shows having only 2GB in the settings. The laptop its totally new. I brought the ram from the ...
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Windows.old results emtpy after windows 10 update

I've been stuck in this situation from a couple of hours and can't really find any solution to that issue. Background: My friend's pc (an HP computer) (with windows 10 upgraded from windows 8.1) ...
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Max RAM: SIW vs System Manual

I'm upgrading an old laptop for a family member, and I'm not sure how much RAM it can support. According to the manual, it can support 1 GB per slot, for a total of 2 GB. However, when I ran SIW (...
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Windows 10 update to version 1511, 10586 on netbook hogs internet to download, fails to upgrade, downloads again

I've got a cheap netbook that came with Windows 10 installed (Lenovo Ideapad 100S). It's now stuck in a resource-hogging loop that downloads the "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, version 1511, 10586" over ...
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Odd Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Looking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in a roundabout way. Can you guys let me know if my thinking here is correct? What I have: Macbook Pro (nothing but OS X on it right now) Windows 7 ...
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Black screen after CPU upgrade

So I have been wondering around for an answer to my problem but nothing quite fits. I have a good 'ol HPg62 and I upgraded the CPU from the factory P6000 to a core i5 that I have salvaged from a Asus ...
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How to solve Kernel discrepancy

I am running Centos 7, when I tried to upgrade the kernel or check the version it shows me an older version running. Yet it seems the newer one is in place and installed. Any idea how to fix this ...