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Odd Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Looking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in a roundabout way. Can you guys let me know if my thinking here is correct? What I have: Macbook Pro (nothing but OS X on it right now) Windows 7 ...
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What kind of hard drive can I upgrade my laptop with?

Laptop: Dell Inspiron B130 Current HD: Toshiba 60GB ATA-6 I would like to upgrade to a hard drive with a lot more space; at least 120GBs. What kinds are compatible with my laptop? Is there a maximum ...
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Black screen after CPU upgrade

So iǘe been wondering around for an answer to my problem but nothing quite fits. I have a good 'ol HPg62 and I upgraded the CPU from the factory P6000 to a core i5 that I have salvaged from a asus ...
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Should I upgrade the Microsoft UAA Bus Driver?

I have Windows XP SP3 with the Microsoft UAA Bus Driver version 5.10.0.5010 dated March 5, 2004. There is an updated driver dated September 26th, 2007 version 5.10.0.5013 which is a much larger file ...
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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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Ubuntu old upgrade 8.04 -> 12.04

(Moved from stackoverflow.com) I have a computer running the old Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. As well as 8.04, the next LTS version, 10.04 is also no longer supported. There is no published path of direct ...
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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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Options to extend the life of my iMac 2007?

I have a 2007 iMac, maxed out on RAM, with the original Apple Hard drive. Given that most drives would've failed by now, I feel like I'm on borrowed time. That being said, I'd like to extend the ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030 [on hold]

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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How to solve Kernel discrepancy

I am running Centos 7, when I tried to upgrade the kernel or check the version it shows me an older version running. Yet it seems the newer one is in place and installed. Any idea how to fix this ...
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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM [duplicate]

(This question was originally asked for my specific laptop: Dell XPS 15 L502X. But it seems that understanding I gained from the upgrade experience I am able help my friends to decide upgrading RAM ...
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Curious about RAM upgrade on HP p6520y

I have an HP p6520y desktop I was putting new ram into. The specs for this board can be found here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02179806. The board is an H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) with an AMD ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade SSD

I have a genuine windows 8.1 that came with my PC. This PC has a 32GB SSD and that's barely enough for my programs. I want to upgrade my SSD to a 64GB to have more storage that I need. Now, I don't ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my laptop processor to an i3 or i5?

I am using an Old Acer Aspire 3683 laptop and my Operating system is Fedora 13. My laptop configurations are as follows: Intel celeron M processor 430 (1.73 GHz, 533MHz, 1MB, L2 cache) Mobile Intel ...
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Why does GNOME have to be removed for PHP 7 on Debian 8 (Jessie)?

Just upgraded my VirtualBox VM's OS from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie) and want to PHP from 5.5.x to 7.0.2. The simpliest solution seems to do this via the Synaptic Package Manager. So I ...
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How to control Win10 updates

Recently my Win10 went through an upgrade and an old software that was working stopped working. Once I restored Windows to a prior date my software became functional again. I want to know 1- How do I ...
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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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Using 1GB and 4GB ram sticks: worth it? [duplicate]

I have a laptop running Linux with a 4GB RAM stick that came with it. It's a DDR3 1066 MHz stick. I also have a 1GB DDR3 1333 MHz stick lying around. I've read somewhere that it might not be good to ...
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Avoiding Upgrade-Chain When Getting Windows 10 Free Upgrade (Vista -> Win7 -> Win10)

I have a copy of Windows 7 that was upgrade from Windows Vista and now I'm interested in accepting the free update to Windows 10. However, there are a few concerns I have related to how this works for ...
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AWS Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade Python to 2.7.10, how to deal with apt-get python-dev

Ubuntu 14.04 from AWS ships with python 2.7.6. Before doing anything else to the image, I do an upgrade to 2.7.10 by issuing sudo apt-get -y install build-essential checkinstall ...
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Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an “a” or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?

And if so, is it worth it? All of my other devices run much faster and have stronger signals and are connected on the 5GHz channel (they are also obviously newer so...). I have replaced hard-drives in ...
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What does one have to consider before upgrading laptops CPU [duplicate]

this question is not similar to this, because the other one is about one pc in specific and mine is about any pc. Upgrading laptop processor I have found a intel core i7 octa core (with Intel vpro) ...
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Installing ram upgrade and new hard disk after windows 10 upgrade

I got a new pc for Christmas. It originally had Windows 8 on it. I'm planning to install a new hard drive and RAM upgrade after the Windows 10 update. but it might tell me to activate windows 10 after ...
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PC not booting after cloning to new HD

After upgrading a pc it gets stuck loading windows 10 after I cloned the old hd onto the new one. There were no issues when i booted the new hardware with the old HD. So far I've tried bootrec ...
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Upgrading VirtualBox using a `.deb`

I'm trying to upgrade VirtualBox using a .deb: sudo dpkg -i ~/downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733\~Debian\~wheezy_amd64.deb but it fails with: dpkg: regarding ...
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AMD processor to an Intel processor [closed]

I've got an AMD FX 8320 as CPU and I wanted to upgrade it to an Intel i7 4790k. I just don't know if the CPU will fit in the motherboard I have now. The AMD fits. This is my motherboard. Will the ...
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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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Laptop won't even start fans, new RAM upgrade

Recently tried to upgrade my laptop's stock ram with something with a little more capacity. I learned that my Satellite C55-B5299 could have 8GB max, so thats what I got. Old Ram: Samsung ...
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How to know if the ram memory that I want to buy is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO SVE14A25CLB that has 1 module of 4GB of ram: Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Nanya Technology PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Voltage 1.5v And I want to upgrade to (I’m ...
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Upgrade motherboard and CPU without reinstall

I have a home server running Ubuntu 10.04. I want to replace the motherboard and CPU without reinstalling the OS. I read a long time ago that this would sort of work on Windows XP, but with stability ...
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Formatting Windows 10 Upgrade without Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

This year I installed the Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 8.1 on my computer and now I have a little doubt. Supposing I want to format and reinstall this Windows 10, would I need to first install ...
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Manufacturer states that RAM is DDR3L but Windows and Linux apps and commands states DDR3

Is DDR3L RAM and DDR3 RAM compatible? I have a Notebook that I want to upgrade, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5212KL and (the manufacturer specs are here) where they clearly state that the RAM is a DDR3L. ...
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What are the standart write/read speeds for sata on my laptop Asus x54c (x54c-sx037d)?

I want to upgrade my laptop to SSD. What are the standart write/read speeds for sata on my laptop Asus x54c (x54c-sx037d)?
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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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Can I upgrade a Windows 7 student licence to Windows 10?

I have a Windows 7 with a student license (it's a full license, not OEM). I want to use the free upgrade to Windows 10 and still have a valid license. The thing is, I am no longer a student. ...
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Upgrading machine to SSD, and upgrading OS

I am upgrading my machine(selfbuilt) to run on an SSD(250gb). I want to put my OS and common apps on it, I know I am not exactly reinvinting the wheel here in terms of complicated questions, but I ...
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No Signal - PC upgrade

I just plugged in a new MSI R7 250 vga and the mobo and ram The computer is running but I get no signal from the monitor. I tried putting in the vga again but I still get no signal. Specs: Asrock ...
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How to resume or abandon an apt-get dist-upgrade after connection reset?

In the middle of a "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" on my Raspberry Pi, while waiting for user input, my ssh connection got reset. I was not running in a screen. The last few lines looked like this: ...
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Broken dependencies when upgrading SLES 11.3 to 11.4

I'm trying to upgrade SLES 11.3 to 11.4 with zypper using the following instructions: https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle11sp3.html After launching the ...
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What happens to a Guest account when upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I'm presently running Windows 7 and use the Guest account. When I run the "Get Window 10" app (the app in the the System Tray) and click the link to the "View record" from the "This PC is compatible" ...
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Upgrade from 32Bit to 64Bit? [duplicate]

Do not ask me to read the similar questions because I already did and my question is different There is an idea about saving the current machine stat in a virtual machine (virtualizing a physical ...
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Will an SSD fit in this old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Although it's very old, it's more than enough for the job I want it to do. I would like to put a SSD into it, maybe something like this one. The motherboard ...
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to play Fallout 4 and I found out I need 64bit system in order to play it, but I have 32bit system and I'm capable of upgrading. Can I reinstall Windows without losing pictures and that stuff ...
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RAM upgrade for HP Envy 17 fails to boot

My laptop is HP Envy 17 touchsmart model 17-j013cl. When I bought it, it had 2GB RAM installed. I needed to upgrade the RAM and bought another identical 2GB RAM. Now the laptop does not show me even ...
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laptop security? upgrading laptop? keeping the laptop clean? [closed]

I had my first and the only laptop so far bought in year of 2000 and was stolen a few months after purchase. Now in 2015 I need a laptop and I've already purchased, waiting for it to deliver. Here I ...
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4 JEDEC RAM vs a 3 JEDEC + 1XMP…which is better?

I have upgraded my RAM, but dont understand the difference between the CPU-Z specs. My PC came with 8GB of PC3-12800. I upgraded to 32GB, but I am curious whether my new RAM is as good/better? The ...
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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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Replacing SSD in mid-2014 MacBook Pro

So I bought a mid 2014 MacBook Pro apparently JUST BEFORE the early 2015 one was discreetly released. From what I've read so far the EARLY (not the new one) 2015 Mac can be upgraded easily, but mid ...
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Can I upgrade laptop memory to 32GB of RAM?

I have an ASUS G56JK laptop with Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor which can handle up to 32GB of RAM as intel mentioned in its data sheet. But I'm not sure if I can upgrade memory to this level and I ...