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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 Upgrade - Can I install it not using older system?

If I buy cheap upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro I can install it on older Windows 7 Home Premium, right? I've seen Upgrade Assistant from Microsoft support page but still have some questions. What if ...
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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...
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Reinstall windows 8 upgrade with a windows 8 oem disk?

I have a windows 7 PC that I upgraded to windows 8 pro awhile back. This PC has been having some issues so I wanted to do a clean install, but I didn't make an ISO image of the windows 8 upgrade when ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 wipe my raids?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and i have setup a spanned partition and mirrored partition within windows 7 disk management. If i upgrade to Windows 8 will i lose all the data on these drives? ...
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PHP 5.4.24 is upgraded, but the previous version 5.2.6 is still running in XAMPP 1.6.7

I'm using XAMPP 1.6.7 with PHP 5.2.6 on Windows 7. I'm trying to upgrade PHP 5.4.24 without upgrading XAMPP. I tried to upgrade XAMPP several times by taking a backup of the htdocs and data folder ...
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0answers
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Windows 8.1 Enteprise update from 8.0 fails with no error

I'm trying to update a Windows 8.0 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise with no success. The setup starts, shows a Windows log for a short time, shows a really quick progress (98%) and then fails ...
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Have XP upgrading to Windows 8 and then to 8.1: Should I run both the Windows 8 and 8.1 upgrade assistant to check for compatibility? Will this work?

I found Windows 8 Pro for 1/3 the price of 8.1 Core, and with the free upgrade, I am going this route to get Windows 8.1 Pro cheaper than 8.1 Core. I'm currently working out the issues with security ...
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windows 8.1 upgrade from win 8 fails with error code 0xc1900101-0x20017

I just tried to install windows 8.1 on my laptop, but it fails to install with the message: Sorry we couldn't complete the update to Windows 8.1. We restored your previous version of Windows to this ...
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1answer
286 views

Upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am not offered the option to keep apps and settings

I was trying to upgrade my windows 8 pro 64-bit (ZH-TW) to Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (ZH-TW) and my pc would not get the option to keep apps and settings. I tried it on other computers that were ...
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3answers
543 views

Upgrade Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Ive got a computer with windows XP 32bit installed on it and I want to upgrade/clean install it to Windows 7 64bit. I've tried the following: booting from the CD booting from USB I changed the ...
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Can a Windows 7 OEM disk be used to upgrade (no clean install) from XP

I'm currently running Windows XP Pro on my PC. I'm looking at upgrading (no clean install) to windows 7. So I was looking at buying a OEM version online. Is it possible to upgrade with an OEM disk OR ...
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Windows 7 x64 “upgrade” repair fails (also Windows Update error 800B0001)

Update: The original issue that spawned this question has been fixed, so this is now moot. I was unable to use Windows Update, as it'd throw error 800B0001 when I tried to use it, and would also ask ...
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How to reinstall my genuine Windows 7 in a new hard drive (SSD)?

I want to update, my laptop to a SSD flash drive, and want to install the windows that came pre-installed in my machine. I know there is supposed to be a partition on my current hard drive, that has ...
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411 views

Does a full retail Windows 8 license grant me the right to install Windows 7 instead?

If I buy a full retail Windows 8 license am I granted the right to install a down-level version of Windows, specifically Windows 7, instead? Just to be clear: I buy a full retail Windows 8 license - ...
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338 views

Upgrading to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

I have a Dell XPS M1730 and am running Sims 3, and Lightroom 3.6 (I think), Adobe Photoshop. I'm wondering if upgrading my RAM to 8 GB would make a significant change on my computer? I know I ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade Stuck at Spinning Circles after the First Reboot

When I try to upgrade my version of Windows from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro on my Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest, A07 BIOS, with the Windows upgrade setting to preserve my files and ...
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Upgrade danish Windows XP Home 32 bit to Windows 7 or 8 Pro 64 bit English

.. or am I really asking too much of the upgrading license, and should just buy a new full Windows 7 /8 ?
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I want to replace 120GB SSD with 240GB SSD. Will I need to reinstall Windows?

Some SSD vendors offer "upgrade kits" that are supposed to move the operating system from the old disk to the new one without the need to reinstall it, however, it didn't really quite work for me in ...
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1answer
213 views

Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8. Then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7

Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8 and then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?
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1answer
259 views

Toshiba windows 7 upgrade disk no longer working

Back in 2009 I bought a Toshiba Satellite L510 laptop for my sister. It came with Vista SP1, but registering gave my a free toshiba updgrade disk to windows 7. I took the time to do DVD backup from a ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade : From Windows 7 Trial

This is a bit complicated it seems. I own Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit (Retail). It was okay, but around a couple of weeks ago I had some system crash and at that time I decided that I will install ...
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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? I have a license for Windows 7 but don't ...
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Windows 8 Pro install on empty hard drive allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 upgrade If I purchase the Windows 8 Pro copy via the Windows 8 offer that's currently running until Jan 2013, do I have to install it on a PC having an ...
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1answer
565 views

Upgrading to Windows 8 Enterprise edition

Just came across this page for Windows 8 Enterprise Edition I am particularly keen on Direct access without VPN as well as Windows to go. Can I upgrade to Enterprise directly from Windows 7 Pro or do ...
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unattend.xml Windows 8 upgrade

I am trying to upgrade my Windows 7 machine using Windows 8 setup.exe command line options, setup.exe /unattend:answer.xml I am getting the error "No images available." Does anybody have a sample ...
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1answer
141 views

Upgrading from Windows 8 RTM to Release, if there is a difference

So I'm kinda stuck in a hard place. I'm wanting to finally re-install Windows and looking at whether I should stick to tried and true Windows 7 or go with the funky and experimental Windows 8. As ...
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1answer
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Upgrade from Windows 7 OEM Home to 7 Ultimate using Vista to 7 Ultimate 64-bit upgrade disk

I'd like to upgrade from Windows 7 OEM Home to Windows 7 Ultimate using Windows Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit upgrade disk. Can this be done?
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Windows Anytime Upgrade unsuccessful

I tried to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional but the upgrade failed and here's the error in the upgrade.log file: DoTransmogrify failed due to error 0x80070002 I did a quick search ...
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758 views

Crashplan backups after upgrading windows

I'm about to upgarde my Vista PC (I know, I know ...) where I have hundreds of GBs stored in crashplan backups. The backup files are located in my "G:" drive so I would like to, after the upgrade is ...
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1answer
294 views

Will upgrading to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium remove Media Center?

My computer came with a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. If I upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional, what will happen to Media Center? Will it be deleted because it's not available in Professional, or ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Upgrade using Advisor

I am trying to upgrade from windows 7 home basic to windows 7 professional, both 64-bit. I ran the windows anytime upgrade, which says that my system is really compatible for an upgrade. The ...
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429 views

How to know which operating system is suitable for my PC between 32/64-bit?

I'm using 32-bit operating system since I've my laptop. I've never used the 64-bit operating system so I'm much curious about this that if I upgrade to 64-bit still my pc will give me the same ...
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2answers
264 views

Could one hypothetically upgrade a computer from Windows 95 to Windows 8

Hypothetically, could you start with a computer running Windows 95, upgrade this to Windows 98, then upgrade this to Windows XP, then upgrade this to Vista, then to 7 and finally to 8 (consumer ...
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635 views

Should I upgrade my Windows Vista to Windows 7 or wipe/format/install Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrading or clean installation? Should I upgrade my Windows Vista to Windows 7 or wipe/format/install Windows 7? I have a Dell Precision T3400 ...
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1answer
91 views

Will this memory be compatible with my notebook?

My notebook is an HP dv6757ca which has the following specs: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (currently using Windows 8 Developer Preview 32-bit) Intel Centrino Duo @ 1.6 GHz 2 GB RAM I am ...
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2answers
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Best practise for upgrading Windows software

When updating software on Windows which is already installed, what is best practise? Is it better to uninstall the old version first, and then run the new installer, or will all installers have the ...
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1answer
496 views

“To upgrade windows, the users, program files, and windows directories need to be on the same partition.”

I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 64-bit and it is giving me this error. Problem is they are all on the same partition, C:... I even checked all the registry keys and they all point to someplace on ...
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356 views

What files does the Windows 7 upgrade disc look for? [closed]

I have a valid copy of Windows XP and a purchased a Windows 7 upgrade disc. I like to wipe my drive clean when reinstalling my OS. However, the upgrade disc fails to install if it doesn't find a ...
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1answer
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After upgrading to Mac OS X Lion, I can't boot Windows anymore

I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion and I can't run the installed Windows anymore. It seems the issue is that the Lion installation created extra partitions so the Windows partition has a different number ...
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1answer
269 views

Changing windows 7 version?

I just made a very stupid mistake. I re-installed windows about 5 days ago, just finished reinstalling the old programs, movies the files where they need to go, etc. When I realize I didn't activate ...
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1answer
488 views

HP Media Smart Home Server upgrade to WHS2011

So, I currently have an HP Media Smart Home Server. I'm wondering what the process is to upgrade it to WHS2011? It has no video out nor any optical dirve. I realize that with out Drive Extender I will ...
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Outlook 2003 to 2010 upgrade/replacement. Best route?

I have a machine with Windows XP (SP3) and Office 2003. Can I remove Microsoft Office, install Office 2010 and expect my Outlook information to remain intact? If not, what is the best route to do ...
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1answer
323 views

Power Outage Interrupted Upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate, Reverted to Vista, Now Vista is failing… What Next?

I was in the midst of what seemed to be a successful upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate when there was a brief blackout. The upgrade failed and Windows reverted back to Vista. Now Vista is very ...
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1answer
124 views

Error while trying to upgrade to higher android version

I am getting an error trying to update my android packages. It is saying momentarily deactivate your antivirus software. --I am not using any anti virus softwares. Please close any programs that ...
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2answers
356 views

Have MSDN Ultimate 7 installed by company. Want to convert to personal Ultimate 7. Can I?

I purchased a used development PC with Ultimate 7 MSDN version on it. I own a laptop with Ultimate 7 full, installed over XP. I also own a 3 user Home 7 with only one install (2 left). Yes, it's ...