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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Would Like to Upgrade CPU of hp pavilion touchsmart 11z-e000 Notebook

I recently bought a HP TouchSmart 11Z-e000 Laptop but I am not happy with performae. It is using AMD A4 CPU with 4 GB RAM. I think the RAM is enough. Culprit here is CPU for the slow performance. I ...
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No sound on windows 8.1 after memory upgrade

I have recently upgraded the RAM on my notebook (HP 620) after I've reinstalled Windows 8.1. Originally the laptop was shipped with 3Gb DDR3 and before the upgrade the video and the audio was worked ...
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Upgrading processor IBM x31

I have an IBM X31 notebook that is running windows 7 home premium. Its current specs are a 1.4GHz intel pentium processor with 1GB of RAM. Is it possible to upgrade the processor in it and if so how ...
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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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How to report a bug against Ubuntu's upgrade process?

I just upgraded to lucid and discovered a nasty bug. It prevents the system from booting and took me hours to resolve. Now I'd like to report it along with the workaround I found. The only problem is: ...
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HP Laptop Memory upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading memory on my i5 HP Pavilion dv6 laptop since it seems to be the cheapest way to increase its speed. Right now I have 4GB with 70+% of memory used with Chrome(10 websites ...
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Is it possible to replace the CPU on my Asus X200MA?

I have an Asus X200MA and I was wondering if it is capable of getting its CPU replaced or if its current CPU is permanent .
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Can I replace Pentium 2117u with Core i7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?

Can I replace the Intel Pentium 2117u CPU with Intel Core i7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?
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Snow Leopard dedicated partition size [on hold]

Coming from a Widows world I consider a system upgrade synonymous to problems and week-long headaches. I have a 320GB hard drive in my MacBook which is pretty much full (sometimes only 100MB to spare) ...
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The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer

We have a client machine secon (XP-Pro, SP3) and a server machine servlet. When upgrading Norton Antivirus from 11.4 to RU6, one of our applications named 'LeaftradeLauncher' did not start anymore. ...
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Can I add as much RAM as I like to my old computer?

I have had my computer for around 5-6 years. It's a Dell Vostro 200 Slim model. My OS is Vista Home Basic 32-bit. It has 1.00 GB RAM and my processor is an Intel(R) Core Duo @ 2.00 GHz. Can I ...
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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [closed]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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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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Windows OS change procedure [closed]

I want to change OS from XP 32 bit to Win7 Pro SP1 64bit. MB is ASUS P5Q Pro. CPU is Core2 duo 8400. I am installing a new SSD as boot drive and 8Gb of mem. Is this the correct procedure: update BIOS ...
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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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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 ...