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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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32bit to 64bit without formatting? [duplicate]

My friend installed Windows 7 on his computer (upgrading from XP). He wasn't sure if his processor supported x64 or not, so he installed the x86 version, just to be on the safe side. After I looked ...
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Samsung Series 5 - RAM Upgrade

I am looking to install an extra 4 GB of RAM on my Samsung Series 5 (NP530U3B-A01US) and have watched videos on YouTube for the installation. It seems to be too easy to be true in the videos... For ...
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Upgrading 4GB onboard SSD in my EEEPC4G

I own an Asus EEEPC 4G and have installed Windows XP on it. The 4GB internal SSD is almost full and it keeps giving me regular warning of disk full. I have tried everything under the sun to create ...
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Down-clock 1600Mhz RAM on Macbook Pro Mid 2009

My Mac (Mid 2009- MacBookPro5,5) installing OS 10.8.2. Currently, it is using 2 x 1GB (1066 Mhz). My friend gave me 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) of his 2012 Mac. After installing 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) on my ...
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With 3GBs of RAM and single core processor, what would you upgrade first? [closed]

Please help! which one is better to upgrade if i can only do one at this certain time.
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Upgrading CPU in laptop

My wife would like a laptop, and I'm looking at an HP G6, specifically, a g6t-2000. She says she only wants it for storing photos and so forth, but the techie in me would like to ensure it doesn't ...
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Why does Windows store not start after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional

Many people who have taken the $39 offer to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional are having this problem. Most of the apps on the Start screen don't work. This is only occurring with customers that have ...
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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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Maximum Memory for Acer Aspire 5672wlmi

I wanted to upgrade the memory in my Acer Aspire 5672wlmi. By default, there are 2 x 1GB DDR2 installed and I wanted to upgrade to 3GB, so I bought a 2GB DDR2 PC667. When I replace one of the ...
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What is the oldest operating system you can upgrade to windows 7 from?

Right now I have a mac and I downloaded virtual box and want to install windows 7 on it. I bought a windows 7 CD from my campus bookstore for a really cheap price but later found out it was upgrade ...
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Will a Crucial DDR3 8GB Ram Chip work with a Ramaxel DDR3 4GB Ram Chip

I am thinking about upgrading the ram in my laptop (currently 6GB, consisting of two, a 4GB and a 2GB, Ramaxel DDR3 SODIMM chips), but I am going to replace the 2GB chip with an 8GB Crucial Chip. The ...
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How to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion?

My Mac died and I needed to reinstall. I tried to restore from my Time Machine backup, but that also crashes for me (no idea why). So I've reinstalled OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and ran all the updates, ...
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VMware Workstation upgrade

I'd like to upgrade VMware Workstation 7 to the latest version to run Windows 8 (test flight). However, I'd like to use Easy Install. Should I simply run the installer over the old version or shall I ...
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IDE Power Switch compatible with any Motherboard?

I have a Dell Precision T3400, I want to upgrade my MoBo and I found some difficulties, but the one I need help with is: The power switch cable thingy is connected to a separate card at the front, ...
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Worth upgrading a Dell Precision 380? [closed]

I have a Dell Precision 380 that is a couple of years old, but works fine. I have installed Windows 7 on it and it runs fairly well. My question is whether I should spend money on upgrading the ...
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Can my MacBook Pro RAM be used in Lenovo U165?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro RAM to 8gb and now the original 4gb is unused. I want to use these to upgrade my Lenovo U165 RAM, which is only 2gb. Is this possible? I also found out that both used DDR3 ...
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Added extra RAM the notebook won't start

I have an HP Probook 4520s notebook which motherboard is gone. I though I could just take its RAM and slip it into my HP Probook 4720s (same but with 17" display). I followed this video to open and ...
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Updating BIOS on DOS

I am using a Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard on my computer. I wanted to migrate from Award BIOS to UEFI. I downloaded the binary file from the Gigabyte product page, but when I tried to run, it ...
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Motherboard upgrade necessary? [closed]

My PC configuration is as follows: Intel D102GGC2 motherboard. Intel Pentium D820. 80 GB HDD. 2 GB RAM. Does my motherboard support 500 GB HDD and a 2GB graphics card, or do I need an upgrade?
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Installed a new PSU and GPU and performance doesn't improve

I installed a new 500w PSU and a Geforce GTX 660 GPU. And after installing all the newest drivers from Nvidia. I upgraded from a Geforce 9600 GT. And I should be seeing a MAJOR upgrade. But it seems ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 8 from 32 bit to 64 bit online, if I have the 64 bit disc already? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the windows 8 upgrade 32 bit or 64bit I just upgraded a 32 bit Vista machine to a 64 bit Windows 8 pro with discs I got thru mail order. I have another XP sp3 machine ...
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Can a processor upgrade cause BSOD?

I Had the following hardware setup: Phenom II X4 945 Asus M4A97 4GB DDR2 OCZ Radeon HD5850 OCZ Agility 2 120 GB Windows 7 x64 Pro Fully updated (latest drivers and windows update patches) Then I ...
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My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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Is it possible to use a PATA to SATA adapter in a notebook?

How to update an old notebook with a SATA SSD (that I already have)? I know there are adapters available, but they apparently don't fit in a laptop because the dimensions of the SSD and PATA drive ...
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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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Fedora lower vesion not allowing php upgrade

I have php 5.2.9 installed on fedora6. Now I want to upgrade php on it's latest version. But lower version of fedora not allowing I tried with yum and rpm commands. Please help me how can I upgrade ...
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Adjust brightness function is gone after upgrading Windows

I recently installed Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio (VPCCW17FX). Now my adjust brightness function is missing. It is gone from the power option as well. How do I fix this problem? I also had a chat ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from Windows 8 OEM to Windows 8 Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system I've just built a new computer and purchased the OEM (System Builder) version of Windows 8 (64-bit). I ...
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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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Running a query with conditions

i have a system with dew version. any version has 5-9 upgrade scripts. in order to upgrade version 1 to 5 i have to run each script in any version in the correct order (01_script, 02_script, ...
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Upgrade RAM in Samung NP550

I've just purchased a new set of RAM for my Samsung series 5 laptop (NP550P7C) however (embarrassingly) cannot figure out how to get the laptop apart! I've taken plenty of other models apart in the ...
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Downgrade Windows 8 back to Windows 7

Last month I upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Now the last week I bought a new computer that had Win 7 installed. Can I downgrade the previous computer back to Windows 7 and upgrade ...
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Adding more RAM at different speeds? Will it impact performance as much as to make it worse than without adding it?

I got a new laptop with 4GBs of ram, expandable to 8GBs. It has 1 4GB stick DDR3 PC3-12800 at 1600Mhz. I can't seem to find another one exactly the same locally, the closest I've found is 1 4GB stick ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows 8 x32 to x64 fastest & easiest?

I was upgrading the hardware in a family member's computer and purchased the Windows 8 upgrade for $40 from their website. Not thinking, after I installed it I realized I now have 32bit Windows on ...
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Updating kernel on stable box

Is it a bad idea to upgrade the linux kernel when my linux box is stable? I was running an ugrade and I noticed that I got the message The following packages have been kept back: linux-generic-pae ...
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After installing Windows 8, boot hangs before BIOS setup

I have an Alienware M15x, 940MX processor, 16 GB RAM, 512GB M4 SSD, and I was running Win7 64bit. I backed up the disk and ran Win 8 setup. Setup appeared to go well through multiple reboots. ...
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Please define: “Maximum Memory Supported - 10GB, Service Upgradable Only”

I am assuming this means that the RAM modules can only be inserted/removed from some place very inconvenient? Maybe under the keyboard? Or does this mean something more strict, as in the only way to ...
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Upgrade using downloaded $40 to Win8 x64 to blank SSD using only retail 32Bit XP install CD

I have purchased the downloadable $40 UPGRADE version of Windows 8. I want to install this upgrade to a new/blank SSD drive WITHOUT prior installation of retail version of XP/service pack 3 ...
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Upgrading RAM to 8 GB – use 2×2 GB or 4 GB?

I have a motherboard with four RAM slots. I already installed 4 GB (2×2GB, 1333) of the same RAM type (dual channel) and I want to upgrade RAM to 8 GB – so what is the better option to upgrade to? ...
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Upgrading MacBook Aluminium to Mountain Lion. Fully supported? Or will it slow down?

I have a MacBook Aluminium late 2008 version: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 1067MHz DD3. Since Apple doens't provide updates for my mac anymore and other important apps (like Firefox) does the same, ...
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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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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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 using Technet?

I want to go get a TechNet subscription to test some Windows software before I buy it. I want to replicate upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 with specific software in a virtual machine then see how ...
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Can I go back to fresh install of Win7 if I don't like Win8 (after upgrade)?

I have Windows 7 Pro. I'm interested in Windows 8, particularly for the $40 upgrade option. If I upgrade my box, but decide I prefer Windows 7, can I do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the same box ...
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Windows 7 Rollback basic to professional upgrade

I recently got a notebook that came with a Windows 7 Basic version pre-installed, and inside the notebook box came a windows 7 professional box. I installed this professional one over the basic one, ...
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Can I install a Windows 8 Pro upgrade in a virtual machine?

I bought a Lenovo 430K with Windows 7 Home Premium and upgraded it to Windows 8 Pro. I created a DVD from which I installed the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. I'm underwhelmed with Windows 8, however. I want ...
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Reviving an old laptop

I have a Toshiba Tecra A4 laptop (Model: PTA40A-1D2004) that was top notch in it's day. Now it's slow and behind the times :( I want to add a bit of RAM and a bigger HDD to give it a new life, ...
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Does upgrading a Windows 7 OEM licence to Windows 8 remove the OEM restrictions?

I have Windows 7 OEM version installed on my PC at the moment and I want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and graphics card, but I've been told that an OEM version of Windows will not boot if I change ...
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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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shutdown when upgraded ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04

I shutdown my system when it was upgrading. Now I can only login in low graphics mode (only have a terminal) and cannot connect to the Internet. How do I fix it?