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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How to upgrade from linux mint 15 to linux mint 17?

How to upgrade from linux mint 15(olivia) to linux mint 17(qiana).I googled,the results are showing upgrading 16 to 17.please help on 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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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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Hp 4530s 32-bit to 64-bit

I have a Hp 4530s. It came with a 32-bit oem key Windows 7. I know my computer is compatible with 64-bit, if I use the Iso from microsoft to install a 64-bit version. Will my oem key work?
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Upgrading to 64-bit hardware underneath 32-bit operating system

I have a home file server which was previously running on an Athlon XP cpu (Socket A). The operating system on it is Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS), 32-bit, server-flavor. I believe the motherboard has died and ...
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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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Upgraded graphics card, wireless not fully working

I just upgraded my graphics card on my desktop. My wireless no longer fully works. I have already ensured that that the card has sufficient power; manufacturer suggests a minimum of 750w and that is ...
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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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What parts of a laptop can I upgrade? (other than basic upgrades) [closed]

I bought a Lenovo G570 core i3 I was wondering what parts other than the basic upgrades (i.e. hard drive, ram, video card) can I make. Can I upgrade CPU of a laptop or is it fixed to the motherboard? ...
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Reinstall windows 8 upgrade with a windows 8 oem disk?

I have a windows 7 PC that I upgraded to windows 8 pro awhile back. This PC has been having some issues so I wanted to do a clean install, but I didn't make an ISO image of the windows 8 upgrade when ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Should I reboot after dist-upgrade?

After apt-get dist-upgrade on a desktop PC with "testing" Debian Linux, is it recommended: a. reboot; b. logout?
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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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3 small disk RAID5 -> 4 large disk RAID6 upgrade. Add drive or replace drives first?

I'm going to upgrade my Synology NAS from 3*1TB/RAID5 to 4*3TB/RAID6. Which is the better approach (and why): a) Add 1 new 3TB disk, and convert the group to RAID 6, then swap the remaining drives ...
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HDD upgrade; Clone or transfer?

I just bought a larger HDD to replace my secondary HDD (SSD is primary). I do install programs and some games to this secondary drive. I want to use the new drive as my secondary operational drive and ...
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Upgrading ram causes deadly fault?

First of all sorry about my English, I'm not native. Here's my thing: I got 1 Asus laptop about 1 year ago. It has 2gb of ram and therefore it's kind of slow. So 2 months ago I decided to upgrade my ...
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Upgrade from Windows 2008 Server Standard (64-bit)

I am in Canada and have a server running 2008 Standard (not R2), 64-bit, retail license without Software Assurance (until very recently, I had never even heard of SA). I'm investigating an upgrade to ...
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Confuse about DDR3 and DDR3L for my Acer laptop

I have this problem upgrading my laptop ram, because my stock sodimm is PC3L-12800s and I bought a new ram for upgrade and the specs are PC3-12800 (Crucial 4gb DDR3 PC3-12800) does it fit? Does my new ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro

I want to upgrade my windows to pro, so that I can use hyper-V and do more with my pc! But when i click add parts to Windows 8.1, i can choose I have licence, or I want to buy a licence. I Have a ...
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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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Alienware MX11 upgrade RAM to 16gb DDR3?

I want to buy an Alienware MX11 from a friend. Specs: CPU: Overclockable Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) w/ WWAN Video Card: 1GB ...
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Can I upgrade from IE8 to IE9 only? Not go as far as 10 or 11

I'm currently testing an application in IE8, I want to upgrade to IE9 but when I got to the Windows website, it will only let me upgrade straight to IE11, I can't find any option to only go as far as ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 without loosing any data [duplicate]

I am having problems with one of my webcam. My friend said it isn't compatible or have driver issues with Windows 7 professional and can't use my webcam. One of the user of this community said that ...
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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What is the lenovo z585 highest possible specs? [closed]

I have a lenovo Z585 A10 8gb Ram and 1Tb hdd I was wondering what is the highest possible specs for this laptop though sales/upgrades?
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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...
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Best way and cheapest to go from xp home 32bit to win 7 ult 64 bit? [closed]

what is the best and cheapest way to upgrade my xp 32 bit to win 7 ultimate 64 bit, processor is 64 bit and MB and I see the retail prices of a full win 7 ultimate, compared to OEM. any suggestiion?
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Upgrading a Tenda router from H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009

I have a Tenda router, and its current firmware is H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009. Which version should I upgrade to? Their site warns that selecting the wrong version can damage the router, and even ...
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Can I upgrade CPU in a Asus X550C laptop?

This laptop comes with a Core i7 3537 processor (2.0 GHz). I want to try and get an 3.1 GHz or as close as possible to that. Is it possible? It has a NVIDIA 720M graphics card, 1 TB hard drive and ...
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Is it possible to replace the CPU on my Asus X200MA?

Ok so I have an Asus X200MA and I was wondering if it is capable of getting it's CPU replaced or if it's current CPU is permanent
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How to upgrade Windows 8.1 32-bit to 64-bit without CD/USB

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 32-bit and I want to upgrade to 64-bit because I heard it's faster. I watched tutorials on YouTube but all of them require a CD/USB but I have none. How would I ...
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Upgrade OEM Windows 7 Pro to Windows 7 Enterprise

Our hardware vendor has sold us a laptop that comes with Windows 7 Pro OEM. Since we want Windows 7 Enterprise (for features like DirectAccess and BitLocker), the vendor has supplied us with a ...
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How do I “upgrade” to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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laptop motherboard processor upgrade

i have a Toshiba satellite pro LAPTOP with 80 GB hod 512 MB ram and 1.8 GHz celeron processor and manufactured in 2007. i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor along with the ...
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hp officejet 4500 detected by sane-find-scanner but not lsusb or Simple Scan in Ubuntu Lucid

I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 from 8.04 recently. When I try to use Simple Scan it says "No scanners detected". sane-find-scanner detects my printer/scanner but lsusb does not. Also I am able to print ...
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Upgrading RAM. Speed compatibility

I have an older machine. I'm planning to upgrade its RAM memory (DDR2-Synch DRAM PC3200). I mostly find memory speeds of 533, 667 and 800 mhz. Does it have a significant impact if I install cards with ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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How do I upgrade my motherboard without reinstalling Windows 7?

I'm going to be upgrading my motherboard, CPU and memory very soon. Everything else about the computer is staying the same, but I'll be changing from a core 2 duo CPU to an i5 2600K, plus changing to ...
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Maximum RAM restrictions

So I have a eMachines ET1862 with an Intel i3-550 and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since 2GB is wayyy too slow (quick look at task manger shows it's been running at ~80% RAM since boot) I want to upgrade the RAM. ...
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Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
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Can I use recovery disks from one computer to upgrade my other computer?

I have 2 computers. One is running XP and the others Windows 7. Can I upgrade the old XP with recovery disks from the Windows 7 computer? Thanks.........
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How to upgrade my PC [closed]

I have an old PC with the following configuration. Intel Core 2 Duo Intel 945GCCR Motherboard I want to upgrade it to the following configuration. Core i5 ( 4th Gen) Any Intel motherboard. 4 GB ...
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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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Is it possible to upgrade a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 without having to reinstall?

I have a client who wants to upgrade his Windows XP machine to Windows 7. He a lot of important software that he wishes to keep. Instead of doing a clean install of windows 7 and manually installing ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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Can I upgrade to 64bit Windows 7 from 32 bit Windows 7 without CD?

My PC is now running 32-bit windows 7 and I want to upgrade it to 64-bit but I don't have disc. Can I upgrade to Widnows 7 64 bit without any CD ? If yes, what would I need to do?
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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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Does “laptop memory” mean SO-DIMM?

I want to upgrade RAM of my laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad Y510. The form factor of RAM given here is "SO DIMM 200-pin". I have two options, first and second. My question is: both are of type DDR2 2GB ...
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Replacing processor on a motherboard. Any restrictions? [closed]

When I replace the processor module to a compatable one with a motherboard, are there any restrictions that I should follow? I will clean install the os and don't need any of the data I have ...