Upgrading is the process of exchanging computer hardware or software for a faster, more recent, more secure or more functional version.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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. ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
256 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
434 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 - ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
495 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

cant install osx 10.8 - error “the disk is used for time machine” - its my main HD

Im trying to upgrade to 10.8 from 10.7.5 on my "13-inch macbook, aluminum late 2008", when i run the install i click agree on the T&C, and then i get to select the HD i want to install it on (but ...
3
votes
1answer
87 views

Issues with upgrading iPhone4 to iOS 6

When I last upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, I later had to install another version of iTunes on my macbook to synchronize my files between my computer and my iPhone. This new version of iTunes required ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I easily put an SSD in an ASUS G75, and which ones?

I've been out of the hardware game for a while. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, but even the gaming laptops mostly come with a 5400 RPM HDD. I've got my eye on some variant of the ASUS G75 but I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Are there upgrades for an Acer 6930G?

I actually own an Acer 6930g that runs Windows 8 with a SSD. It is powered by a Intel Centrino Duo T9600 (2.8Ghz) and a NVidia GeForce 9600M GS. It's a five year old machine I bought for cheap thanks ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Installing a platform from a used up disk

I have just recently bought a windows 7 os to upgrade from windows vista and I installed it and it worked. A few years later I used up the disk (3 times) and when I installed it on the fourth computer ...
1
vote
2answers
863 views

Is it worth buying a SSD disk for a motherboard that only supports SATA I?

The title says it all: I wanted to make an upgrade to my old computer. The motherboard only supports SATA 1 (Asus P5GD1 Pro). Do you think that I can still have significant gains in performance ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Are there any problems after glibc update from 1.2.10 to 2.12 in Linux?

I want to update my glibc from 1.2.10 to 2.12. Are there any problems regarding dependency for other tools and software currently installed using previous version of glibc on CentOS release 6.3 ...
-2
votes
2answers
82 views

Is there a need to upgrade to 64 bit [duplicate]

I have 32 bit windows7 installed on my computer with 4 GB ram, an i5 processor and I use designing software like AUTOCAD and SOLID WORKS on it, but they dont work as fast as they should. Should I ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

firefox (xulrunner, libmozjs) versioning scheme in Debian

I have firefox installed from mozilla's tar.gz in /usr/local. I should upgrade libmozjs and xulrunner from exprimental with the regular aptitude update && aptitude upgrade command sometimes. ...
1
vote
3answers
452 views

Can I upgrade my Lenovo T-520 i3 to an i7? [closed]

I have a Lenovo T-520 Core i3, with 8 GB RAM and 500GB HDD. It's not very slow as it is, but having been spoiled at work with a 128GB SSD, I would very much like to upgrade to at least 128GB SSD, but ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Can I upgrade the CPU and RAM in my Toshiba Satellite laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303 laptop with the following specs: Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm)HD Graphics GHz RAM: 2.00 GB (1.59 GB usable) I would like to upgrade the hardware ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Windows 7, SandyBridge -> IvyBridge update, windows won't start or install

I'm having trouble trying to replace an Intel Pentium G630 (2.7 GHz) CPU with an Intel Core i5-3570. The rest of my system is as follows: Windows 7 64-bit Motherboard: MSI B75MA-45P BIOS 1.10 ...
0
votes
3answers
30k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
-3
votes
2answers
94 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
217 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
138 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
397 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
681 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
196 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
710 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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, ...
-2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
322 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
164 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
705 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
539 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

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 ...