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 Graphics Card on ASUS CM6870-US015S

I want to upgrade my Graphics card(NVIDIA GT 620) on my computer(ASUS CM6870-US015S) and I have a couple of questions. I noticed that the PSU on my Graphics card is only 350W so I'm assuming that I ...
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CPU Upgrade for Toshiba Satellite P205-S7476

I have a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7476. Would like to upgrade the processor, where can I find out what replacement CPU are suitable?
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Firmware update to Brother printer DCP-J925DW failing

I am trying to carry out a firmware update to the Brother DCP-J925DW printer in order to make it an airprint printer. I have downloaded the correct file brmain480.exe from the Brother site but when I ...
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RAM upgrade for old Toshiba Satellite L20

I used the crucial system scanner to check my old toshiba satellite L20 and says that i have a maximum of 2gb, with 2 slots, using a memory type of DDR2 PC2-5300. I wanna know if.... Could i use ...
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Does Acer use a BIOS whitelist on my Acer Aspire One ZG5?

I have a Acer netbook sitting around, and I'm going to upgrade the card, however, I don't know if Acer uses a whitelist. Does Acer use a whitelist? If so, how can I tell if my WiFi card I'm going to ...
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Can I upgrade my computer this way?

I have an older computer and it is struggling to keep up, especially now that I am starting to turn to PC games through Steam, but I know how much you can get ripped off buying a box computer from a ...
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More Powerful RFID card [closed]

As of right now I know almost nothing about RFID's but I am willing to learn anything I need to. My goal is to be able to create a copy of my apartment RFID door key that is more powerful so I do not ...
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D Link DIR-655 Router Antenna Upgrade

I noticed that I could unscrew the three antennas on my D-Link DIR-655 Router and I got the idea that I might be able to upgrade the antennas to something much more powerful to get better WiFi ...
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Problems upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 during the final stage computer makes a loud buzzing sound and freezes. Only way to stoop this is to turn the laptop off. Windows Upgrade Advisor says ...
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How to export network connection

How can I export the saved wireless networks in Win7? I have a wired connection. I am scheduling a windows upgrade from 7 to 8. I don't want to loss my network connection. For a test, I've tried ...
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Added a total 12GB RAM to laptop, but only 3.2GB is usable

I have an HP Pavilion 15Z e000 x64 with Windows 8. It shows that I'm using less ram after the upgrade than before. The BIOS is hardware reserving 9.8gbs
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Artificially blocked from upgrading to mountain lion

I have an older Mac Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and I'd like to upgrade to Mountain Lion given that the machine is probably too old to run Mavericks. According to the specs my computer meets the ...
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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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Does the Acer V3-772G have mSATA?

Here on the manufacturer product page for the V3-772G-9829 is listed "dual hard drive support". Is that an mSATA slot, second SATA (1.8" or 2.5"), or does installing a second hard drive require ...
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Can I reuse my Office 2010 licence key when upgrading my OS to 8?

As some others have been doing, I have been procrastinating upgrading my operating system. A lot. I'm still on XP (Don't laugh, I can't see spending the money), and since MS is pulling the plug on ...
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What exact changes Seagate HDD firmware version CC49 brings over version CC34?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS. smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where ...
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How can I review updates before actually upgrading with apt-get in Debian

Before acutally doing #apt-get upgrade on a Debian server, I'd like to get an overview of the package names about to be updated and what the changes are in those packages. Recently my root account ...
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Can I put DDR5 RAM in my HP laptop

I have a HP Pavilion G6 Laptop with 4GB RAM in one slot that is DDR3. Can I upgrade with DDR5 RAM on the other slot or will it not support it at all? I know DDR5 is also used in graphic cards but ...
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ASUS S400CA BIOS Upgrade-RAM doesn't work anymore

I have an Asus S400CA laptop and today, I upgraded the BIOS firmware from version 203 to 209 using the Asus Windows flash utility. Flashing was successful and even the verification was OK. So, I ...
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How much can you upgrade your computer hardware and keep your windows 7/8 license? (Is there even a limit?)

I think I remember reading somewhere that there are limits to how much you can upgrade a windows 7/8 computer without having to buy a new windows license. After some googling I can't find any ...
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Upgrade/install/remove Firefox 22 went really wrong

I just tried to upgrade my Firefox 19 to 22, but after this something went wrong. The last time I tried to upgrade, the same problem appeared and I cannot solve it. So, I downgraded to Firefox 19 and ...
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HP ENVY Phoenix 800-019eb Desktop PC (ENERGY STAR)(E3H43EA) [closed]

I want to buy this amazing PC but I want to extend this PC with a GTX 680. Is this possible? Because this PC has standard a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 with Intel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2) integrated ...
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yum update and downgrade packages

I have two bundles: bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 and bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11 Each one contains a bunch of .rpms, with dependencies. bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 is an updated version of bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11, except for ...
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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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upgrade Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 - nm_client_get_devices error getting devices

I am trying to upgrade my Fedora 15 x86_64 installation to Fedora 16, since it is quite outdated. I am using the preupgrade tool to achieve this. After rebooting the install process hangs at the ...
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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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Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my laptop

Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my Acer aspire 5742g? I want to update my memory, but all this types are confusing me. I looked at my computers memory and it says it has a SODIMM ...
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What parts do I need to RMA? I made a TON of careless mistakes upgrading. Motherboard fried for sure, not sure what else [closed]

Ok, so I have a asrock extreme3gen3, core i5, 5 case fans, 2ssd, 2hdd, 1cdrom. I have screwed up so many times doing this upgrade, I need some help sorting it out. I had a 560ti which I overclocked ...
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Back to the Future - Advice needed Upgrading old Gaming PC for Video and Photo editing? [closed]

I built this system in 2009 for gaming, been collecting dust for the past 3 years. I want something for video/photo editing and Casual gaming. Should I Buy New/Upgrade/Keep what I got? If I upgrade ...
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Installing a hdd with Windows 7 already on it into a Thinkpad T60

My T60 is running Windows XP Pro on a 100 gig HDD. I want to install a 320 GB hdd with Windows 7 already on it from a broken gateway. Can this be done?
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What OS to boot into to access files on a Windows 7 box and possibly reinstall Windows 7

I recently upgraded my motherboard and CPU on a Windows 7 box, and found myself unable to boot into Windows afterwards. When booting from the install disc and attempting an upgrade reinstall, to avoid ...
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Upgrading windows 8 on Envy 13

Maybe I'm a little noob... I want to upgrade to windows 8 my HP envy 13 but I've seen that HP doesn't provide any drivers for this pc. So I want to know if it is possible, or what should I do, or ...
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Upgrading from Mac OSX 10.5.8 – Online Download

I need to upgrade my osx from 10.5.8 to the latest. After checking the Mac store, it seems like I need 10.6 before can get to 10.8, but I dont have time to get the discs for 10.6. Is there any way to ...
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How can I tell if a laptop's video card can be upgraded? [closed]

Some laptops have integrated video, while others have dedicated graphics. Still others have dual graphics that change on demand. Most laptops have the video components built into the design of the ...
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What caused the program to stop working correctly?

Error message "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program" I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to 8 pro on my new Lenovo PC. Ever since the upgrad I am getting ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems after `do-release-upgrade`

I recently performed do-release-upgrade, and it appears to have broken some of my packages. I can't properly apt-get autoremove or apt-get upgrade any more. $ sudo apt-get install -f ... Errors ...
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Windows fails to start after RAM upgrade

I have a alienware m11x r2 and I recently bought some new RAM for it. However after installing it, when windows boots up a "Windows fails to start" page appears. I am then giving the option to repair ...
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OpenSuse-system-upgrade & third-party-repos: serious risk may break the whole system

I’m running OpenSuse 12.2 on a notebook - now I want to do an update to 12.3 Note: there are only a very very few third-party things on the machine - such as: clipcrab amarok and some more Well, ...
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Will Office 2013 64bit work alongside Visio 2010 64bit?

I currently have office 64bit 2010 installed + Visio 64bit 2010. I just bought office 2013 64bit proplus. Can I upgrade office 2010 to office 2013 and keep Visio 2010. Will office 2013 64bit+ Visio ...
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Would it be possible to upgrade a Mac Pro 2010 5,1 with a W3530 to a W3670?

I spent the last two hours trying to find a solid answer to this and come up empty-handed. They share the same socket, same memory speed... I'm just not sure if the system will be able to handle ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 with iso image

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I want to upgrade it to ubuntu 13.04. I want to do this upgrade using an iso image of ubuntu 13.04. I tried this Solution But it didn't work for me. ...
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easy_install not able to upgrade distribute

I run easy_install prog Result is the following install_dir /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ Processing prog Running setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir /opt/prog/egg-dist-tmp-OSPT3x The ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not seeing 13.04 update?

A couple days ago, without realizing it, I installed and configured Ubuntu 12.10 only to find out that 13.04 was going to be/has been released. I tried all the usual tricks to get the update, from ...
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Check Ubuntu for Installation Issues/Errors

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. I have got an error massage before the upgrade was finished and now i have the feeling that Ubuntu 13.04 was not installed correctly. How can i check/scan the OS ...
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Microsoft Access 2010 upgrade issues

I have just been upgraded to MS Access 2010, and am experiencing: syntax error (missing operator) in query expression "xx" Is this because all the tables were created in Access 2007, and Access ...
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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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Upgrading laptop RAM Dell XPS 15

I bought my Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop almost 18 months ago. It has 4GB RAM and am thinking to upgrade it. Processor: Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 2630QM According to processor specifications, it ...
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Upgrade laptop CPU from i3-330M to i5-whatever

I have a VPCCW2S1E with: CPU: i3-330M cpu Intel® NM10 Express Chipset. I'd like to upgrade it with an i5. (or anything faster!) I see my socket is either a BGA1288 or PGA988 and an i5 such as ...
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Installing a BMDC into an IBM Thinkpad T41 without one

I have an IBM T41 notebook that came with an MDC (modem daughter card) in its CDC slot. I see many BMDCs (bluetooth/modem daughter cards) for sale on eBay dirt cheap and was considering getting one. ...
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How can I upgrade ffmpeg in CentOS 6.x

At first, I've downloaded ffmpeg 0.6.5. and it works. But when I'm trying to use '-vf' option, Terminal said there's no such command. So I asked this on Super User and someone said that the cause is ...