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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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Upgrade to Windows 10 - Doubts [on hold]

Sorry, but my language is not English. . . Who upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29, 2016 following back to Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1, can return to Windows 10 at any time since the machine ID was recorded ...
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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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User cancelled Windows 10 upgrade, laptop rolled back to 8.1 instead of 7

A user in my class on computer skills for senior citizens accidentally started the Windows 10 upgrade. She has a Toshiba laptop that came with Windows 8.1 Home, but was downgraded to Windows 7. She ...
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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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Where can I find the the built-in patch mechanism to upgrade Android Studio?

How do I upgrade to Android Studio by using the built-in patch mechanism within version 1.5.1. I'm asking because I would like to upgrade to version 2.1 from version 1.5.1 using the built-in patch ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu old upgrade 8.04 -> 12.04

(Moved from stackoverflow.com) I have a computer running the old Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. As well as 8.04, the next LTS version, 10.04 is also no longer supported. There is no published path of direct ...
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Curious about RAM upgrade on HP p6520y

I have an HP p6520y desktop I was putting new ram into. The specs for this board can be found here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02179806. The board is an H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) with an AMD ...
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Why does GNOME have to be removed for PHP 7 on Debian 8 (Jessie)?

Just upgraded my VirtualBox VM's OS from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie) and want to PHP from 5.5.x to 7.0.2. The simpliest solution seems to do this via the Synaptic Package Manager. So I ...
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How to control Win10 updates

Recently my Win10 went through an upgrade and an old software that was working stopped working. Once I restored Windows to a prior date my software became functional again. I want to know 1- How do I ...
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Using 1GB and 4GB ram sticks: worth it? [duplicate]

I have a laptop running Linux with a 4GB RAM stick that came with it. It's a DDR3 1066 MHz stick. I also have a 1GB DDR3 1333 MHz stick lying around. I've read somewhere that it might not be good to ...
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Avoiding Upgrade-Chain When Getting Windows 10 Free Upgrade (Vista -> Win7 -> Win10)

I have a copy of Windows 7 that was upgrade from Windows Vista and now I'm interested in accepting the free update to Windows 10. However, there are a few concerns I have related to how this works for ...
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What does one have to consider before upgrading laptops CPU [duplicate]

this question is not similar to this, because the other one is about one pc in specific and mine is about any pc. Upgrading laptop processor I have found a intel core i7 octa core (with Intel vpro) ...
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PC not booting after cloning to new HD

After upgrading a pc it gets stuck loading windows 10 after I cloned the old hd onto the new one. There were no issues when i booted the new hardware with the old HD. So far I've tried bootrec ...
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AMD processor to an Intel processor [closed]

I've got an AMD FX 8320 as CPU and I wanted to upgrade it to an Intel i7 4790k. I just don't know if the CPU will fit in the motherboard I have now. The AMD fits. This is my motherboard. Will the ...
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Laptop won't even start fans, new RAM upgrade

Recently tried to upgrade my laptop's stock ram with something with a little more capacity. I learned that my Satellite C55-B5299 could have 8GB max, so thats what I got. Old Ram: Samsung ...
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Installing ram upgrade and new hard disk after windows 10 upgrade

I got a new pc for Christmas. It originally had Windows 8 on it. I'm planning to install a new hard drive and RAM upgrade after the Windows 10 update. but it might tell me to activate windows 10 after ...
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How to know if the ram memory that I want to buy is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO SVE14A25CLB that has 1 module of 4GB of ram: Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Nanya Technology PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Voltage 1.5v And I want to upgrade to (I’m ...
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Formatting Windows 10 Upgrade without Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

This year I installed the Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 8.1 on my computer and now I have a little doubt. Supposing I want to format and reinstall this Windows 10, would I need to first install ...
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Manufacturer states that RAM is DDR3L but Windows and Linux apps and commands states DDR3

Is DDR3L RAM and DDR3 RAM compatible? I have a Notebook that I want to upgrade, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5212KL and (the manufacturer specs are here) where they clearly state that the RAM is a DDR3L. ...
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What are the standart write/read speeds for sata on my laptop Asus x54c (x54c-sx037d)?

I want to upgrade my laptop to SSD. What are the standart write/read speeds for sata on my laptop Asus x54c (x54c-sx037d)?
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 occur boot restart loop (reboot loop)

After successful update from Windows 10 Pro Build 10240 to Build 10586 (november upgrade) pc just start rebooting constantly on boot logo. I can't choose "Safe Mode" option on boot. With Windows 10 ...
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Can I upgrade a Windows 7 student licence to Windows 10?

I have a Windows 7 with a student license (it's a full license, not OEM). I want to use the free upgrade to Windows 10 and still have a valid license. The thing is, I am no longer a student. ...
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Upgrading machine to SSD, and upgrading OS

I am upgrading my machine(selfbuilt) to run on an SSD(250gb). I want to put my OS and common apps on it, I know I am not exactly reinvinting the wheel here in terms of complicated questions, but I ...
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No Signal - PC upgrade

I just plugged in a new MSI R7 250 vga and the mobo and ram The computer is running but I get no signal from the monitor. I tried putting in the vga again but I still get no signal. Specs: Asrock ...