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How can I install Windows 10 32-bit disc on Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit with embedded key?

Background Two months ago, one of my cousin bought a Lenovo Ideapad 100 notebook with Windows 8.1 single language OEM preinstalled on it. The notebook uses BIOS key to activate OEM genuine license. ...
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Windows 10 upgrade window says: [Download starting…] but nothing happens

I click on the system icon (right bottom, taskbar) to upgrade to Windows 10. Then I get exactly this window: I waited, and waited. I opened the command prompt (cmd.exe) and used the netstat command ...
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Windows 10 upgrade assistant stuck at 99%

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) on a fresh PC and after installing service pack 1 started the upgrade to Windows 10. The assistant app downloads and verifies but gets stuck at 99% in the ...
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How much ram can I put in ASUS X302LJ-FN027H?

How much ram can I put in ASUS X302LJ-FN027H? And how many slots does it have? Belarc Computer Advisor and my Task Manager says it has 2 slots, but crucial says it has only 1, so I am a bit confused. ...
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Is there a good reason to avoid upgrading a laptop to Windows 10 if it originally came with Windows 7?

Some reservations: - My ultrabook has a recovery partition with Windows 7 system files. - I'm not sure how PC vendors generally deal with warranty related issues if you upgrade the OS. - I have heard ...
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Understanding dual-channel behaviour of RAM with three DIMMs

I have an Asus Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard, which has four RAM slots. The slot configuration is same as in this image: Currently I have installed one stick of 8 GB capacity and 3000 MHz speed ...
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Mac OS X Maverick started upgraded and stuck partway due to not enough disk space

I started upgrading my Mac to Maverick which Apple allowed (there was enough space) and then after it rebooted it said that I was missing 2GB of space. I'm able to get to the terminal but can't delete ...
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Is it possible to save free windows 10 upgrade to harddisc, and upgrade in the fufure?

I've got windows 7 on my laptop, and I can do the free upgrade to windows 10. All system requirements are OK. I don't really want to do the upgrade, because I like my current Windows 7. But I know in ...
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Should I purchase Windows 10 upgrade disk?

I've got a retail Windows 7 disk with a key, and I've received Microsoft's free upgrade to windows 10 (that from what I've understood by checking my hardware)... I'm thinking about buying a new PC in ...
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Upgrading HP 650 Hardware [on hold]

I have an HP 650 laptop that has very low memory and a very low pixel density. I want to upgrade the dislay from the 1366 x 768 to 1920x1080 but this guy says it's not a good idea to do that. Does ...
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What happens after we got the free Win10 upgrade and then replace PC parts?

Let's say I use the offer for a free Win10 installation before 2016-07-29, using an old Win7 key. So far, so good, I now have a working Win10 on my PC. The FAQ at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 occur boot restart loop (reboot loop)

After successful update from Windows 10 Pro Build 10240 to Build 10586 (november upgrade) pc just start rebooting constantly on boot logo. I can't choose "Safe Mode" option on boot. With Windows 10 ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser
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How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Plug-in a DDR2 800MHz to a slot that can handle up to 667MHz only

I have an old computer that has an ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard, and only have a 1GB RAM. So I planned to upgrade the RAM and buy a 2GB RAM. Only DDR2 can be installed in the motherboard. So I looked up ...
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Installing Gnome 3.12 from stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1

I installed (upgrading) Gnome 3.12 from a stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1, I follow this: sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.12/openSUSE_13.1/ GNOME sudo ...
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Upgrade from Pentium D 920 to a Intel® Core™2 Quad Corer Q9450?

I want to Upgrade a Pentium D 920 (Presler) to a Core Duo 2 Quad. I have been checking around on websites and find confusing/conflicting info. Some say yes, others say the BIOS will not support it. ...
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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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Upgrading HP Pavilion dv200 with SSD

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 with an old HD what shows Warning message in the Defraggler. Log shows that there are too many bad sectors on the drive, what could probably cause future drive failure....
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Windows 10 upgrade error C1900101-4000D

I'm trying to upgrade Acer Veriton at work which runs from W7 Pro to W10 Pro. I have tried both the 'download' and 'DVD' upgrade routes with the same results :- The first two phases work smoothly, ...
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How is my system capable of using more RAM than stated in its specification?

I have a Dell GX520 Optiplex model (mini tower) and upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB. Although the Dell specification states 2 DIMM slots Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400 ...
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What is the fastest CPU my laptop can support?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop and would like to speed up compile times on it. I have confirmed that it is, indeed, the processor time that is the bottleneck. How can I tell what processors are ...
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Upgrade video card on Dell Inspiron e1505/6400 laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 laptop. I ordered it several years ago. It uses an onboard video chip. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this laptop using an expansion card? I've ...
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RAM upgrade, what options are suitable? [closed]

I have a Dell GX520 optiplex model (mini tower), and I want to upgrade its RAM. I currently have 1GB RAM and I want to upgrade to 2GB. All I know about RAM is its capacity, and I've heard about ...
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Upgrading laptop processor

I have a Dell Studio 17. It's a few years old, and I wanted to upgrade the processor. It currently has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz My question is how can I find out which processors are ...
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64 Bit Windows drivers for Inspiron 1720

Dell doesn't seem to offer 64 bit drivers specifically for the Inspiron 1720 (laptop). I'm going to be upgrading from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64bit and I want to pull down the necessary stuff before ...
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can I upgrade my laptop M.2 SSD

Good Morning/Afternoon, Gentleman Laptop Specs: Name: Msi GE62 6QD Apache Pro Ram: 16gb Capacity:128 M.2 SSD GB+ 1tb HDD GPU: Intel Graphic Card+ Nvidia 960m Cpu: Intel Core i7 6700K Display: 15.6 FHD ...
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Asus K53SJ upgrade to 8Gb of Ram ussually getting screen glitch

I've just upgrade my ASUS K53SJ to 8Gb of RAM (the original is 4Gb), I'm using 2x Elpida 4Gb 1333Mhz. When I use just single one of RAM, everything works fine, but when I combine and use both of my ...
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Screwdriver for changing HDD and PCI cards on Dell Vostro

I have a Dell Vostro 400 and the Dell site has no information at all on which screwdrivers are suitable for taking out the hard drive and PCI cards. I am sure users on here do a lot of work with ...
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Windows Recovery Environment screen after attempt to upgrade to Windows 10

I made the mistake of trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 today. During the upgrade process, at about 80% completion, an error appeared stating a driver device error occured. That was ...
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Windows Update always start to download Windows 10 Upgrade under Windows 8.1 OS

I have over 171 updates to do (under Windows 8.1) but I can't launch them because every time I click on the Install Updates button, Windows 10 Download is starting, and I don't want it. I took care ...
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Why didn't Windows 10 ever try to force itself onto my machine?

My attempts to search for an answer only lead me to problems, complaints, and workarounds regarding the upgrade process. I don't want a fix for this. I'm just curious about the cause. I have a ...
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Outlook 2007 to 2010 upgrade - Invisible folders issue

I upgraded my outlook 2007 to 2010. Everything was smooth, but realised later that, some of the archeive folders are missing. But, When I did a search on my archeive for a mail(exists in missing ...
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Upgrade from Fedora 23 to 24 crashes and fails

I used the instructions from Official Fedora to upgrade from Fedora 23 to 24. Everything went fine until I entered the command $ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot The computer rebooted and ...
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Upgrading Processor, Pavilion Slimline s5503w AMD sempron 140 > Athlon 64 X2 5400+ or Athlon II 245?

With the ever dropping price of older processors I decided to put a new(er) processor in one of my spare computers. So I need a bit of help on deciding which processor to upgrade to. Just enough to ...
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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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What is PC66 RAM and Can I Use It? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7297 that I am planning on upgrading the RAM from 6GB to 16GB. According to CPU-Z, I am using DDR3 with a Max Bandwidth of PC3-12800 (800 MHz), but when looking at ...
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Laptop RAM upgradation Issue

I have Samsung lapatop with 2 Gb RAM and i want to upgrade it . Now the question is my laptop has 2 slots. 1 filled wih 2gb ram and another one is empty. that empty slot i want to fillup with another ...
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Will increasing RAM of my laptop with Core i3 processor, from 3gb to 8gb, speed up my laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron n5110. It has a Core i3 processor, and 3gb RAM. I have been told that I can install a maximum of 8gb RAM in my system. When I run Android Studio on it (while a Google Chrome ...
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Possible to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 and keep 8.1?

Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from 8.1 Pro retail version and keep 8.1? I've read this Win Super Site article about upgrading to reserve it for free before the July 29th deadline, like ...
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What Windows 10 edition corresponds to Windows 7 Ultimate?

I'm currently running a machine of my own making (about one year old), with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as the operating system. If I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer from ...
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Is there any risk when upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 Professional?

I have been using Windows 10 for a long time now and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but I have a lot of files on this computer I want to keep, most of them are backed up but not all. If I ...
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What does Windows 8 Core upgrade to?

I have a laptop (A Gateway NV52L23u to be exact) that is getting a Windows 10 upgrade, I currently have Windows 10 Home 64-bit disc that I have been using to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium machines ...
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Is it really necessary to restart the PC after an update? [duplicate]

This question came to my mind mostly because I rarely restart my Linux laptop, so I wondered if this has any negative consequences. Updating is basically just patching applications, so I could imagine ...
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Windows 10 Setup thinks it's booted from installation media

This has been happening for all Windows 10 Setup builds. Windows Setup will not let me upgrade or downgrade my build (currently 11082) without losing my apps. I always get this message right after I ...
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Skip a specific upgrade in emerge -auvD world

Is there a simple way to skip a certain upgrade in emerge -auvD world? For example, currently there is a broken media-sound/teamspeak-server-bin-3.0.5-r1 marked as stable in the portage tree which ...
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CPU upgrade - HP Probook 4540s and Mobile Intel HM76 Express

I have bought used HP Probook 4540s with Mobile Intel HM76 Express motherboard, with Intel Core i7 3610qm which needs 45W. My motherboard is providing 35W. On the HP Probook 4540s site this processor ...
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php5 extensions after upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my server from 12.04 to 14.04 (and then want to go to 16.04) but first I want to get it running on 14.04. The upgrade removed/disabled 2 php5 extensions I need, namely apc and oci8. With ...
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Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading

So, I have Windows 7 pro, and I'm looking to upgrade so that I can use some of the apps that are only available in Windows 8+. I considered just taking advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, and ...