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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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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What specs should I upgrade on my laptop if I were to use it to play games? [on hold]

My laptop, Inspiron 1525, is SLOW. It is almost impossible to play Portal 2 and Portal 1 is laggy but still playable. I still managed to beat the game. Half Life 2 episode 2 is possibly even laggier ...
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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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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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Dell Dimension 4600C Upgrade

I have a dell computer and would like to upgrade the RAM to 4GB. I know that each slot can only take a maximum of 1GB and there are 2 slots. Can I increase this maximum by upgrading some other part of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I apt-get dist-upgrade without removing packages?

When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, it wants to remove a number of packages I have installed that I'd very much like to keep installed, such as netflix-desktop. To work around this, I can of course ...
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I can't upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1

I am logged in on my computer as admin. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the notification to log in as admin. I don't know how to get past it.
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Upgrades available for Student Teacher versions of Adobe Creative Suite? CS5.5 or future?

As an example, if I own Adobe CS5 Design Standard Student Teacher version, is there any way for me to upgrade to the Adobe CS5.5 Design Standard Student Teacher version? Adobe state in their Student ...
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osx mavericks kernel_task process

After upgrade my version of MacOs to Mavericks, i have a process called kernel_task with high cpu and memory usage, what I can do to fix it? I found so many issues and solutions in forums and ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to 8.1

I have a Windows 8 Pro machine activated with a Volume License MAK key. I keep getting notifications asking if I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (and I really would), however when I click Upgrade ...
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Upgrade R version on Linux Red Hat 6.2

I have R 2.15.2 installed on Linux Red Hat 6.2 and I want to upgrade it to the lastest version because I cannot install some packages (like 'Rcpp', 'shiny' and others). How can achieve that? Thanks! ...
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On my Gateway DX4840-37, can I add 2x 4GB RAM sticks on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM?

On my Gateway DX4840-37 desktop, can I add 2x 4GB RAM on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM? Current memory: 2x Samsung 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz DIMM Non-ECC RAM on Blue slots. I want to add: 2x 4GB ...
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Processor upgrade on a laptop vs. Ram upgrade. Also does ram always matter? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14r (N4110) with an Intel Core i3 and 4gb of ram. It runs very smoothly, however gaming on this laptop is very limited. This is mostly because of integrated graphics but i have ...
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Are older browsers limited to certain operating systems and hardware? [closed]

What exactly are the reasons that people still use something like IE6? Surely it must be something more than "they are just not computer-savvy"... I am assuming that there are possible hardware and ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
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Why I can't upgrade my kernel?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
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Windows 8 Pro install on empty hard drive allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 upgrade If I purchase the Windows 8 Pro copy via the Windows 8 offer that's currently running until Jan 2013, do I have to install it on a PC having an ...
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System won't boot if I connect SATA hard disk

I had an old PC with an Atom processor, two SATA hard disks with 40 GB and 160 GB each. Recently I upgraded my PC, got a Gigabyte H61M DS2 Motherboard, 2 GB of RAM and Core I3 processor. But ...
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Want to upgrade Windows, but it thinks I have a pirated copy

I have a current copy of Windows Vista on my laptop and I understand Windows 8 is lighter and might make things run a little better. Pentium dual 1.47 GHz processor 4 GB RAM Windows upgrade ...
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Asus N61JQ - Ram upgrade above officially supprted 8GB

I have an Asus N61JQ laptop (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/N61Jq/specifications/). I have already ugraded the Hard Drive to 1TB with sucess. Now I want to upgrade my RAM. The laptop has 6GB ...
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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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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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Is my GT 430 bottleneck my perfomance? or is there any other factor?

I have a performance issue lately with my computer and here is my computer spec, Intel i5-2500k Nvidia GT 430 8GB of RAM (DDR3) With motherboard, ASUS P8H61-M LE OS : Windows 7 64 bit What i want is ...
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How hard is it to swap an SSD in a laptop? [closed]

If I buy a modern laptop with a comparatively small SSD, how hard (typically) will it be to clone & swap the drive later?
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How to re-deploy a Linode server?

I have completed successfully this guide for upgrading to a 64-bit Kernel. In the 2nd section the guide says: Questions What do I need to do to make sure my user space and libraries are 64-bit? ...
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Should I upgrade my Windows 7 Professional 64bit to Ultimate 64bit, in place, or reformat method?

I'm feeling a little on the lazy side today, wondering what the tradeoffs are to doing in place upgrade.
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I upgraded Xuntubu 12.10 to 14.10 Utopic Daily build BY Mistake

I accidentally added a line of source for Utopic to sources.list. And later my system can't get into GUI. While trying to fix the problem I accidentally typed in command sudo apt-get update and sudo ...
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Graphics card memory showing 256mb in-game

Im using Lenovo ThinkPad T440p. It has intel i7 4600 and Intel HD 4600 inbuilt gfx card. CPU-Z shows 2GB graphicsa ram while in-game I get only 256mb available graphics. Please guide, also can i ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade - Can I install it not using older system?

If I buy cheap upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro I can install it on older Windows 7 Home Premium, right? I've seen Upgrade Assistant from Microsoft support page but still have some questions. What if ...
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How to Upgrade/Utilise an HP Proliant Server

I have an HP Proliant ML115 (quadcore Opteron 1216 2.4GH/2.5GB RAM) gathering dust in my study. It runs Windows 2008 pretty well - I used to use it as an environment for playing with new software and ...
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PC gaming freezes, upgrade recommended? [closed]

Some computer games or software require higher computing performance, the smoothness of my current PC just doesn't satisfy me. Here are my specs: OS: Windows 7 Windows Experience Points: Processing ...