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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, ...
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Trouble upgrading laptop processor to core 2 duo

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545 that uses, I believe, a Pentium 4. I wanted to upgrade it, so I looked and found that the strongest processor the laptop officially supports is an intel core 2 duo T6600. I ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 Upgrade after HDD failure

My HDD failed and I had a recovery service salvage most files (thought it was backing up on server but Win 7 does not play well with others). Computer came with Home Premium which I had upgraded to ...
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Questions about upgrading my PC for gaming [closed]

I'm a pc gamer and since Battlefield 4 is out, and by playing the beta, I can play it on medium settings without that much lagg. (bf3 on high). So I would like to upgrade my pc to be able to play it ...
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How to mirror Dedicated Server

I bought a dedicated server with cent os from 1&1. I want to upgrade the cent os version on dedicated server. Before that, i want to take a mirror of the server for backup. It hosts many ...
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Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?
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Can I replace Pentium 2117u with Core i7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?

Can I replace the Intel Pentium 2117u CPU with Intel Core i7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?
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Upgrading the RAM/Processor of a Toshiba Satellite laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite (L455D-S5976) with a 250G HD and 2G RAM. It is a few years old, but I have been pleased with it so far. I have gone through with regular housekeeping on a regular basis. ...
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Is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key?

I may be too early with this question but here goes - I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8.1, and I have a product key for Windows 8 Pro (the boxed "upgrade" they sell retail). The RTM ...
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Lenovo CPU upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire V3 571g with an i7 3610QM CPU and a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580A with an i5 3230M CPU. I burned the GPU of the Acer a couple months ago and I want, if it's possible, to trade (exchange) ...
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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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MB not registering new RAM

I have an ASUS P5QC MB and one of my old Cosair DDR2 sticks recently failed on me, so I decided to get new memory sticks. Since my motherboard is capable of accepting both DDR2 (4 slots, 16 GB max) ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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Changing processor and motherboard but keeping same Operating System setup,etc [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my Processor and Motherboard but I want to keep the OS setup(dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows7) intact. Is it possible? What are the problems faced, if any?
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How to replace properly motherboard and cpu on a windows (7) machine?

I am going to replace the motherboard, cpu and ram of my windows 7 pc (at home, this is not a server, of course). What is the proper way - relative to the software and not to the hardware, unless of ...
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Emacs Package management

I am a bit confused on exactly how the emacs package management works. I currently run emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just ran the command package-menu-mark-upgrades which marks all the packages ...
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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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RAM upgrade with PC2-6400 when specs list PC2-5300 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 two slots, using a memory type of DDR2 PC2-5300. I can only find a pair of Kingston ...
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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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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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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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Why is smartmontools advising me to upgrade Seagate ST31000528AS firmware version CC34 to CC49?

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 ...