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Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an “a” or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?

And if so, is it worth it? All of my other devices run much faster and have stronger signals and are connected on the 5GHz channel (they are also obviously newer so...). I have replaced hard-drives in ...
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Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E/B ram Upgrade upper limit? (real limit)

I've got an F series Vaio with the exact model that I depicted in the title field. In its specs, it is implied as 8 GB for maximum memory limit. But a friend of mine with also another f series said me ...
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Ubuntu kernel upgrade after graphic card driver update

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. I use 2 monitors, and I had to update the video driver because the default one doesn't remember its settings after reboot. I have found out ...
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SiS 900 Fast Ethernet Adapter needs driver, But where?

I just recently got an compaq presario which had windows xp installed on it. I decided to put a bigger hard drive on it and upgrade it to windows 7. When i did this, it did not recognize my sound ...
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Cannot exit audit mode after upgrade to Windows 8

I accidentally entered audit mode from OOBE after upgrading to Windows 8, and now i get this message: . How do i get my system back to usable state?
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Full-size card in slim case?

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 (the slim one) and was thinking of upgrading the video card. I was interested in something like the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but because I have a slim case, this may not be ...
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 using the upgrade assistant with an MSDN subscription

I have an MSDN subscription, and want to use this to upgrade from Win 7 to 8.1; however, the upgrade assistant doesn't allow me to enter a product key - I simply get an option to buy Windows. Is ...
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I have a dv6 3122us laptop,and wondering what kind of upgrades i can get for games? [closed]

Everything stock.I have the 4gb ram,but didnt know if putting the 8gb ram will even help,or be used.Can i change the video card,or is it soldered?I already have the 2.4 ghz cpu,but can i put bigger ...
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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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State solid hard disk upgrade

Wha type of connector are mounted on SSD? I'm searching for a new notebook and I'm stuck on this choice. Could I buy a notebook with a classic HDD and then, upgrade it with a SSD?
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Upgrading Memory for Lenovo 510 i7

I want to upgrade memory for my Laptop Lenovo 510 i7.at the moment it has 6GB I would like add another 8GB. Please let me know if it is possible Thank you Regards Minu
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How to upgrade an old Linux box with this hardware configuration?

I have an old Linux box that needs to be upgraded without touching the processor or motherboard. It contains software that was licensed specifically to this physical unit and I have no option other ...
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macports dependency: upgrade all packages not depending on a specific port

I have upgraded to Maverick when I run: sudo port upgrade outdated I get the error: Error: eigen does not build on Mavericks or later. I have plenty of ports that does not depend on eigen, how ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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Cannot identify my graphics card [closed]

After buying Company of Heroes 2 a few days ago I tried playing it for the first time and I ran into some serious fps problems. The screen I use for playing games is 1080p, but I couldn't get the fps ...
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CPU - motherboard compatibilty issue

I have an old PC, that has AMD Sempron CPU on 1 GHz in it. And it works fine. I would like to try to upgrade CPU with one of the old CPU's I have, that are slightly better than current one. Those are ...
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Which type of RAM do I need and where to find it?

I want to upgrade RAM in my laptop but I'm afraid I'll buy a wrong RAM. I currently have 4gb and I'm looking to upgrade to 8gb. The laptop has 2 slots for RAM and there's one free at the moment. I ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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How to Find Out What Upgrades My Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Supports?

I have a Lenovo Ideacentre K430 and would like to upgrade its graphics card. In particular, I would like to upgrade to a GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD GeForce GTX 760. However, I do not know if my computer ...
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update vs upgrade what's the difference? [closed]

Although it may sounds confusing and alike but updating and upgrading have very different concepts Updating a software is when you install a newer release of the same software version you are ...
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How to make my computer forget the key for my Windows 8.1 upgrade?

I have a W7pro machine. Bought a W8.1 upgrade. (Yes, I have good reasons to do so, don't flame me on that one.) Turned out it wouldn't keep my software installed. I didn't want to reinstall ...
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How can you go from IE 8.0.7600.16385 to IE 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7?

Simple question: How can you upgrade Internet explorer from version 8.0.7600.16385 to version 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7? There doesn't seem to be much of an "Update button" anywhere on IE for this ...
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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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Is there an easier way to install package newer than in repositories (CENTOS)

I'm on CentOS 6.4 and I want to install newest stable version of gtk+. So I got gtk+ from their website, but after running ./configure it starts crying about loads of dependencies that are installed, ...
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How can I upgrade eclipse helios?

I tried to upgrade eclipse helios by Help--> Check for updates. But the progressing bar stops at 38% and never completes. I'm developing php applications using this eclipse helios. Can anyone ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Vista to Windows 7

Okay I am trying to do an in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, via Vista, but I am running into a problem. I put my Vista disc in for the initial upgrade but when I get to the part where it asks ...
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acer aod 270-1466 get more video memory any possible way

is there any possible way to get more megabytes to my graphics card. its a quad core. 1.6ghz, i got 4g ram stick windows 7 ultimate bios been updated and as far as i know the only thing left is ...
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What type of RAM can I use to upgrade my system?

My machine certainly isn't the newest one. It can handle most current games when I turn down the settings to medium/low. Core specs are (according to SiSoft Sandra): CPU: Intel i5-2500 RAM: 4GB of ...
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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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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Debian Wheezy: installing from sources or repositories? upgrading to new software release?

a. I'm wondering for some software if it is wiser to install them from sources or from official repositories when available like: glpi inventory fusion inventory monitoring tools like nagios I ...
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How to dismiss the Windows 8.1 Upgrade banner?

As of today, my Windows 8 system is displaying a large banner covering about a quarter of the screen, demanding that I upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. The banner helpfully informs me that that I can ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...
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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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Will a gtx 760 4GB work in a alienware X51 with the 330 watt psu? [closed]

I have a alienware X51 with the specs of: PSU: 330W CPU: I5 3450 3.1GHZ RAM: 8GB 1600MHZ GPU: GT 640 1GB GDDR5 HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM I just want a plain and simple answer and to know if it won't ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade created a second recovery partition. Can I remove the original?

Windows 8.1 upgrade created a second recovery partition. Can I remove the original? Prior to this the partitions were Recovery, EFI, OS(C:), Data(D:). After the upgrade partitions are Recovery, EFI, ...
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Can I run 32 bit laser engraver printer driver on 64 Bit OS? [duplicate]

I work at a small trophy shop and we are wanting to upgrade our computer. One of my engravers must be run on 32 Bit OS. Is it possible to run a 32 bit printer driver on a 64 bit OS?
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1

I am considering buying a Windows 8.0 laptop, but I need to upgrade to the 8.1 version. I am unsure about how the upgrade process works in Win 8. Do you use the Windows Update program (like in Win ...
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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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SkyDrive broken after upgrade to Windows 8.1: “This location can't be found, please try later”

Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via the Store upgrade path has screwed my SkyDrive. The C:\Users\<user name>\SkyDrive folder is empty (it only has single file desktop.ini). When I open ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 on a machine with a Users folder on a separate drive?

I tried to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, during the upgrade process I receive the following error: Sorry, it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be ...
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“Operating system not found” after upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I own a Thinkpad X121e and I upgraded its Ubuntu from 13.04 64bit to 13.10 64bit using the Update Manager. When the upgrade process suggested to restart the system, I restarted the computer and now it ...
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How can I upgrade a clean Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1?

When I clean-installed my Windows 8, hoping to start clean when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I noticed that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was absent from the Windows Store. It appeared again once I had spent ...
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Something happened and the Windows 8.1 Preview couldn't be installed. Please try again

Windows 8 Pro, on the way to upgrading to 8.1, got a cryptic error, steps as follows: - clicked on the 'update to windows 8.1' windows store tile - 'downloading' message showed up - error! 'Something ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 on a netbook with a small screen?

I am attempting to update a netbook to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. Unfortunately, visiting the Windows Store in Internet Explorer and clicking the "Get the free update now" link leads to the following ...
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Update Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise KMS activation [closed]

So it is shown that volume license packages of Windows 8, like Pro and Enterprise, are unavailable for upgrading. I received a link last night to download the Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90-day ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade download location [duplicate]

My Windows 8.1 upgrade is currently downloading via Microsoft Store. I have two laptops running Windows 8 both of which I am planning to upgrade. Since the upgrade requires downloading 3.6 GB, ...
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add more RAM or time to get a new computer [closed]

I use a Mac Pro with dual 2.4 Ghz quad-core Xeon processors. The machine has 6 GB of DDR2-667 RAM and two 500 GB drives in RAID 0. I am running OSX Snow Leopard because newer versions of OSX are not ...
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Windows 8.1 Upgrade from 8 failed at “User Account installation…”

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro RTM. My computer is Asus 1215B. The installation process stopped responding at screen "Next, User Profile is installing..." or something like ...
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Is it possible to upgrade graphics card in an Omni 120-1120t?

Is it possible to upgrade graphics card in an Omni 120-1120t? I would like the same level of performance as my other machine which runs an Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS card. If it is, what card do I need, ...