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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Down-clock 1600Mhz RAM on Macbook Pro Mid 2009

My Mac (Mid 2009- MacBookPro5,5) installing OS 10.8.2. Currently, it is using 2 x 1GB (1066 Mhz). My friend gave me 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) of his 2012 Mac. After installing 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) on my ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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VMware Workstation upgrade

I'd like to upgrade VMware Workstation 7 to the latest version to run Windows 8 (test flight). However, I'd like to use Easy Install. Should I simply run the installer over the old version or shall I ...
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login after ubuntu 11.10 upgrade - failed to load session ubuntu

After Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade I'm unable to login via gdm or lightdm. Every time I receive error: "failed to load session ubuntu" Any help appreciated.
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Ubuntu 11.10 Faulty install, how do I rollback or troubleshoot?

So stupidly I allowed the upgrade of Oneiric before I thought better of it. I have gone through the installation and it has evidently bricked. Errors observed: Eternally stuck at loading screen ...
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Upgrading Graphics Card on ASUS CM6870-US015S

I want to upgrade my Graphics card(NVIDIA GT 620) on my computer(ASUS CM6870-US015S) and I have a couple of questions. I noticed that the PSU on my Graphics card is only 350W so I'm assuming that I ...
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Upgrade/install/remove Firefox 22 went really wrong

I just tried to upgrade my Firefox 19 to 22, but after this something went wrong. The last time I tried to upgrade, the same problem appeared and I cannot solve it. So, I downgraded to Firefox 19 and ...
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Why does Windows store not start after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional

Many people who have taken the $39 offer to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional are having this problem. Most of the apps on the Start screen don't work. This is only occurring with customers that have ...
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Please define: “Maximum Memory Supported - 10GB, Service Upgradable Only”

I am assuming this means that the RAM modules can only be inserted/removed from some place very inconvenient? Maybe under the keyboard? Or does this mean something more strict, as in the only way to ...
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How to resolve Kernel Panic error after upgrading F15 to F17 using Preupgrade?

I tried to upgrade my Fedora 15 to Fedora 17 directly using Preupgrade. Everything went smooth and the updates were installed. Grub2 screen came up after the restart. When I chose to boot F17, I got a ...
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computer takes hours to shutdown after video card upgrade

My computer had a nVidia GeForce 8500GT based graphics card, the fan on that card stopped working during the weekend (so I couldn't just replace the fan) I pulled an nVidia 9500GT from a less ...
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Upgrade to Windows 7 Rolls Back To Vista

My other question was getting too long, and full of different problems, I figured I'd ask a new question. I solved most of those issues, but I'm still having issues. I'm still unable to upgrade from ...
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Upgrade to OS X 10.7 Lion and Xcode 4 with low disk space

I want to upgrade to OS X Lion (from 10.6.8) but only have 2.5 GB free on my system disk. I also want to upgrade to XCode 4, so I have 10 GB in /Developer that I might be able to trash (though I'm a ...
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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Upgrading kernel in live ISO file?

I'm no Linux expert and I need to upgrade the kernel, and some applications, in a Ubuntu live ISO file whose structure looks like this: I've never done this before, and would like to check ...
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SharePoint Upgrade Global Nav Quirks?

We're working on a parallel install/upgrade of SharePoint. The client has WSS 2003 on some old hardware. We've installed MOSS 2007 in a medium farm environment. They want to use this as an ...
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How to upgrade a 1.4.3 TortoiseSVN-created repository to 1.6.x?

A few years ago, TortoiseSVN 1.4.3 was deployed to our software development team and we are now looking at upgrading the client to the latest 1.6.x version. I had hoped this upgrade would be ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...
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IBM x3650 7979-B1U Memory Configuration

Hi we have IBM x3650 7979-B1U server. We have purchased 3 quantities of the following RAM: (2x 4 GB) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FB-DIMM 667 So in total, the server should recognize 24 GiGs of ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Cray XE6 to XC30 reusing some of the hardware?

I know it's possible to upgrade from XE6 to XK7 as they use the same interconnect network and the same AMD architecture. I also know XC30 uses Xeon architecture and a different interconnect network ...
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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 min 750w and thats what I have. ...
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Linux: Upgrading BIOS on HP Pavilion HPE so I can reclock my Radeon to the correct MHZ

I installed the rovclock program from the default Debian repository, and it says that the BIOS is returning an invalid reference of 0.0, and I assume that means the BIOS doesn't have that function, ...
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GeForce GTX 750 fitting in HP Pavilion p6531p?

The tower is a HP Pavilion p6531p Desktop and the graphics card I'm thinking of buying is a EVGA GeForce GTX 750. I've already upgraded the ram and would like to upgrade the video card + power supply ...
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can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
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PHP 5.4.24 is upgraded, but the previous version 5.2.6 is still running in XAMPP 1.6.7

I'm using XAMPP 1.6.7 with PHP 5.2.6 on Windows 7. I'm trying to upgrade PHP 5.4.24 without upgrading XAMPP. I tried to upgrade XAMPP several times by taking a backup of the htdocs and data folder ...
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Upgrade Emachine E727 RAM

I want to upgrade RAM of my Emachine e727 , which has 1 GB DDR3 SODIMM 1033 MHz of 2 slots . Can I upgrade it with 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz ram in other slot ?
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Linux Mint 15 won't login in user profile after apt-get upgrade

I installed an external library for Pillow (PIL fork) and got tried to install another one after that and I got an error message for broken packages. I ran apt-get update and got an error saying that ...
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Workstation graphics card brings down memory clock of system

I had bought a graphics card NVIDIA Quadro 410 (base level) and attached it to my system. The problem i am facing is that once i install it, it beeps 3 times with a gap of 10-20 seconds and then ...
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How to Find Out What Upgrades My Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Supports?

I have a Lenovo Ideacentre K430 and would like to upgrade its graphics card. In particular, I would like to upgrade to a GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD GeForce GTX 760. However, I do not know if my computer ...
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Windows 8.1 Enteprise update from 8.0 fails with no error

I'm trying to update a Windows 8.0 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise with no success. The setup starts, shows a Windows log for a short time, shows a really quick progress (98%) and then fails ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Vista to Windows 7

Okay I am trying to do an in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, via Vista, but I am running into a problem. I put my Vista disc in for the initial upgrade but when I get to the part where it asks ...
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Have XP upgrading to Windows 8 and then to 8.1: Should I run both the Windows 8 and 8.1 upgrade assistant to check for compatibility? Will this work?

I found Windows 8 Pro for 1/3 the price of 8.1 Core, and with the free upgrade, I am going this route to get Windows 8.1 Pro cheaper than 8.1 Core. I'm currently working out the issues with security ...
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Black Bars Around My 1920x1080 Monitor

My Computer has an AMD A8 5500 Quad-Core processor with a AMD Radeon HD 7350 and i updated it from Windows 8 to 8.1 and now I have black bars around my monitor. The system has AMD Vison Control ...
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“Operating system not found” after upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I own a Thinkpad X121e and I upgraded its Ubuntu from 13.04 64bit to 13.10 64bit using the Update Manager. When the upgrade process suggested to restart the system, I restarted the computer and now it ...
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Something happened and the Windows 8.1 Preview couldn't be installed. Please try again

Windows 8 Pro, on the way to upgrading to 8.1, got a cryptic error, steps as follows: - clicked on the 'update to windows 8.1' windows store tile - 'downloading' message showed up - error! 'Something ...
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Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File exists

I'm running xubuntu off of a USB and I'm trying to run the command sudo apt-get upgrade but I keep getting this error Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 Upgrade after HDD failure

My HDD failed and I had a recovery service salvage most files (thought it was backing up on server but Win 7 does not play well with others). Computer came with Home Premium which I had upgraded to ...
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HP 625 Upgrading bios crashed computer

I uppgraded my bios from version F.20 (15 Sep 2011), in other words this one: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=4173283&sp... to F.21 (15 ...
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Can I upgrade my Asus K53U's hard drive to a solid state drive?

I was wondering if I could upgrade my Asus K53U's current hard drive to a solid state drive (This one in particular). Has anyone else had success upgrading the K53U's HDD? I'm mostly concerned about ...
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Firmware update to Brother printer DCP-J925DW failing

I am trying to carry out a firmware update to the Brother DCP-J925DW printer in order to make it an airprint printer. I have downloaded the correct file brmain480.exe from the Brother site but when I ...
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Does Acer use a BIOS whitelist on my Acer Aspire One ZG5?

I have a Acer netbook sitting around, and I'm going to upgrade the card, however, I don't know if Acer uses a whitelist. Does Acer use a whitelist? If so, how can I tell if my WiFi card I'm going to ...
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D Link DIR-655 Router Antenna Upgrade

I noticed that I could unscrew the three antennas on my D-Link DIR-655 Router and I got the idea that I might be able to upgrade the antennas to something much more powerful to get better WiFi ...
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How to export network connection

How can I export the saved wireless networks in Win7? I have a wired connection. I am scheduling a windows upgrade from 7 to 8. I don't want to loss my network connection. For a test, I've tried ...
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Installing a hdd with Windows 7 already on it into a Thinkpad T60

My T60 is running Windows XP Pro on a 100 gig HDD. I want to install a 320 GB hdd with Windows 7 already on it from a broken gateway. Can this be done?