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1answer
30 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
92 views

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?
0
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1answer
48 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
38 views

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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2answers
69 views

Upgrading my motherboard completely [duplicate]

I have a terrible motherboard: Manufacturer: Foxconn Model: 2AB1 Chipset: AMD 785G Southbridge: AMD SB700 Brand: American MegaTrends INC. It wont let me overclock my CPU, so I've decided to upgrade ...
0
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0answers
35 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
1
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2answers
60 views

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7

My PC is running with 2 hard drives, a 128gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. My Windows 7 install is on the SSD but I installed Steam and all my games on the HDD. When I ran the Windows Upgrade Assistant, it ...
1
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0answers
30 views

Best way to update Windows [closed]

When I bought my desktop I had an extra 2 gb ram install however I had Windows 7 starter as a default os so it was never used. I have finally gotten round to get Windows 7 pro and would like to know ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

windows 8 setup - “we can't tell if your PC is ready…”

I've been trying to upgrade windows 7 to windows 8 for a while now, but it still gives me errors. I of course searched around for this question first, and here are some of the recommended things ...
0
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0answers
19 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
425 views

SiS 900 Fast Ethernet Adapter needs driver, But where?

I just recently got an compaq presario which had windows xp installed on it. I decided to put a bigger hard drive on it and upgrade it to windows 7. When i did this, it did not recognize my sound ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
922 views

How can you go from IE 8.0.7600.16385 to IE 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7?

Simple question: How can you upgrade Internet explorer from version 8.0.7600.16385 to version 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7? There doesn't seem to be much of an "Update button" anywhere on IE for this ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

acer aod 270-1466 get more video memory any possible way

is there any possible way to get more megabytes to my graphics card. its a quad core. 1.6ghz, i got 4g ram stick windows 7 ultimate bios been updated and as far as i know the only thing left is ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
543 views

Upgrade Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Ive got a computer with windows XP 32bit installed on it and I want to upgrade/clean install it to Windows 7 64bit. I've tried the following: booting from the CD booting from USB I changed the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can a Windows 7 OEM disk be used to upgrade (no clean install) from XP

I'm currently running Windows XP Pro on my PC. I'm looking at upgrading (no clean install) to windows 7. So I was looking at buying a OEM version online. Is it possible to upgrade with an OEM disk OR ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Changing processor and motherboard but keeping same Operating System setup,etc [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my Processor and Motherboard but I want to keep the OS setup(dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows7) intact. Is it possible? What are the problems faced, if any?
1
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3answers
2k views

How to replace properly motherboard and cpu on a windows (7) machine?

I am going to replace the motherboard, cpu and ram of my windows 7 pc (at home, this is not a server, of course). What is the proper way - relative to the software and not to the hardware, unless of ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

Problems upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 during the final stage computer makes a loud buzzing sound and freezes. Only way to stoop this is to turn the laptop off. Windows Upgrade Advisor says ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Windows 7 x64 “upgrade” repair fails (also Windows Update error 800B0001)

Update: The original issue that spawned this question has been fixed, so this is now moot. I was unable to use Windows Update, as it'd throw error 800B0001 when I tried to use it, and would also ask ...
0
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0answers
23 views

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?
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votes
1answer
142 views

Upgrading windows 8 on Envy 13

Maybe I'm a little noob... I want to upgrade to windows 8 my HP envy 13 but I've seen that HP doesn't provide any drivers for this pc. So I want to know if it is possible, or what should I do, or ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

Windows fails to start after RAM upgrade

I have a alienware m11x r2 and I recently bought some new RAM for it. However after installing it, when windows boots up a "Windows fails to start" page appears. I am then giving the option to repair ...
0
votes
1answer
411 views

Does a full retail Windows 8 license grant me the right to install Windows 7 instead?

If I buy a full retail Windows 8 license am I granted the right to install a down-level version of Windows, specifically Windows 7, instead? Just to be clear: I buy a full retail Windows 8 license - ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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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votes
2answers
80 views

Is there a need to upgrade to 64 bit [duplicate]

I have 32 bit windows7 installed on my computer with 4 GB ram, an i5 processor and I use designing software like AUTOCAD and SOLID WORKS on it, but they dont work as fast as they should. Should I ...
1
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1answer
96 views

Windows 7, SandyBridge -> IvyBridge update, windows won't start or install

I'm having trouble trying to replace an Intel Pentium G630 (2.7 GHz) CPU with an Intel Core i5-3570. The rest of my system is as follows: Windows 7 64-bit Motherboard: MSI B75MA-45P BIOS 1.10 ...
0
votes
3answers
24k views

Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32bit to 64bit without formatting? [duplicate]

My friend installed Windows 7 on his computer (upgrading from XP). He wasn't sure if his processor supported x64 or not, so he installed the x86 version, just to be on the safe side. After I looked ...
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votes
2answers
88 views

With 3GBs of RAM and single core processor, what would you upgrade first? [closed]

Please help! which one is better to upgrade if i can only do one at this certain time.
0
votes
2answers
179 views

What is the oldest operating system you can upgrade to windows 7 from?

Right now I have a mac and I downloaded virtual box and want to install windows 7 on it. I bought a windows 7 CD from my campus bookstore for a really cheap price but later found out it was upgrade ...
2
votes
1answer
702 views

Downgrade Windows 8 back to Windows 7

Last month I upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Now the last week I bought a new computer that had Win 7 installed. Can I downgrade the previous computer back to Windows 7 and upgrade ...
3
votes
1answer
349 views

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 using Technet?

I want to go get a TechNet subscription to test some Windows software before I buy it. I want to replicate upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 with specific software in a virtual machine then see how ...
1
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2answers
348 views

Can I go back to fresh install of Win7 if I don't like Win8 (after upgrade)?

I have Windows 7 Pro. I'm interested in Windows 8, particularly for the $40 upgrade option. If I upgrade my box, but decide I prefer Windows 7, can I do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the same box ...
2
votes
2answers
101 views

Windows 7 Rollback basic to professional upgrade

I recently got a notebook that came with a Windows 7 Basic version pre-installed, and inside the notebook box came a windows 7 professional box. I installed this professional one over the basic one, ...
11
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2answers
3k views

Does upgrading a Windows 7 OEM licence to Windows 8 remove the OEM restrictions?

I have Windows 7 OEM version installed on my PC at the moment and I want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and graphics card, but I've been told that an OEM version of Windows will not boot if I change ...
3
votes
1answer
346 views

Upgrade from Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise

I tried to upgrade a Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise, however it fails a quarter of the way through the initialization process. Could this have something to do with the Assembly cache? ...
3
votes
5answers
352 views

How much time will it take to upgrade to Windows 8? [closed]

I'm planning to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I've read several articles concerning the upgrade. Now I ask myself how much time must be included to perfom the upgrade. Does the upgrade take ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I use Boot Camp and rEFIt to dual boot between Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. How hard is it to upgrade my Windows to Windows 8? Is it even an option, or will I have to essentially wipe Windows and ...
15
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5answers
9k views

How to backup Windows 7 and revert upgrade to Windows 8

I am currently on Windows 7, and want to upgrade to Windows 8. In case something goes wrong, or an important application stops working on Windows 8, how can I create a backup that can be used to ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How well will XAMPP transfer to Windows 8

I'm in the middle of setting up XAMPP on my Windows 7 machine and I am wondering if it's worth my time doing it now if I plan on upgrading to Windows 8 Pro later this week. Should I expect any issues ...
2
votes
2answers
359 views

Dual booting windows 7/8 with a view to upgrade 7 later

I currently have Windows 7 (64 bit), and I'd like to try out Windows 8, but not commit just yet. Can I install windows 8 in a dual boot configuration so that I can dual boot 7 and 8? Assuming ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Windows 7 upgrade needs to uninstall programs

I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 (both Home Premium). The installer stops and tells me I need to uninstall the following two programs: 'Verisoft Access Manager' and 'HP Imagezone'. ...
1
vote
1answer
450 views

Windows 7 Upgrade Fail from Home Premium to Ultimate Professional

I had a hard drive crash, which meant I had to install a new HDD in my Dell 64-Bit XPS 1350 (lovely computer). I had previously been running Windows 7 Ultimate Professional which I had upgraded from ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

No option for keeping installed programs when upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8

(Related : How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and keep my files and applications? ) I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Pro (msdnaa) to Windows 8 Pro (msdnaa). The Windows 8 is the final ...
0
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2answers
611 views

Performing a clean install of the Upgrade version of Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? Is it ossible to clean install the ...