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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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1answer
65 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
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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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0answers
162 views

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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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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Can I upgrade 32 bit Windows Vista to Windows 8 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and keep my files and applications? Will the upgrade option for windows 8 allow me to upgrade my 32 bit windows vista ...
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1answer
153 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'. ...
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1answer
193 views

How much space do I need to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Ultimate?

I have Vista Home Premium (64-bit) installed at the moment. How much free space would I need to upgrade it to Vista Ultimate (64-bit)? I ask this because I don't want to go through a complete ...
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0answers
142 views

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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4answers
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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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3answers
645 views

Should I upgrade my Windows Vista to Windows 7 or wipe/format/install Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrading or clean installation? Should I upgrade my Windows Vista to Windows 7 or wipe/format/install Windows 7? I have a Dell Precision T3400 ...
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127 views

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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3answers
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Windows 7 Upgrade keeps rolling back to Vista

I finally decided that I would update my desktop from Windows Vista SP2 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. So I got my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit DVD, popped it into my PC, and started up the installer ...
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2answers
157 views

Installing windows 7 - no Disk Space

So I tried installing/upgrading my HP Compaq (fully sufficient specs) running Vista Home Edition to Windows 7. I continuously get the error for upgrade that No disk space is available and if I try a ...
1
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1answer
223 views

Vista-to-7 Update Failed with “missing operating system”

I'm trying to update my wife's HP laptop from Vista to 7. I followed the following steps: Run full backup to external HD. Turn on computer Insert update disc Select "Update," after de-authorizing ...
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2answers
545 views

How can I know which key of Windows Vista corresponds to the upgrade key of Windows 7

I have two Dell PCs. And each PC has a Windows Vista disc and a Windows 7 upgrade disc which Dell gave me for free. And each disc has a product key. There are 4 product keys in total. I'm going to ...
3
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4answers
356 views

More than 4 GB of RAM on Vista x86

I have a machine with Vista Business SP2 (x86). There are 6 GB of physical RAM on the machine. Looking in the system properties, it does say that I have 6 GB so Vista does see it all. However, ...
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1answer
325 views

Power Outage Interrupted Upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate, Reverted to Vista, Now Vista is failing… What Next?

I was in the midst of what seemed to be a successful upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate when there was a brief blackout. The upgrade failed and Windows reverted back to Vista. Now Vista is very ...
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4answers
1k views

Can I upgrade a corrupted OEM copy of Windows Vista to Windows 7

We have a laptop that has an OEM copy of Windows Vista. Somehow the OS got corrupted and the only restore option is a recovery partition that also seems to be corrupted. We have verified that the ...
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1answer
114 views

Upgrade problem from Vista to Windows 7

I got the following error when upgrade Vista to Windows 7: To upgrade Windows, the Users, Program Files, and Windows directories need to be on the same partition. Is there a way to upgrade without ...
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1answer
94 views

Installing Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Gateway desktop with Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. It will not complete the installation, this is very aggravating! I have been trying for over 3 hours to install ...
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3answers
1k views

RAM Upgrade options for 32-bit windows machine with 2GB ram

I have a couple of years old PC used for semi-serious gaming. It has an Asus P5QC motherboard with 2x DDR2-800 1GB modules installed, running Vista 32 bit. The graphics card is external with its own ...
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2answers
142 views

Windows Vista to Windows7 upgrade

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium and I tried installing SP2 on it and It prompted me to install SP1. Then it stopped working when I installed SP1. I don't have back up that I can use to restore it. ...
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1answer
396 views

Upgrade Windows Vista Enterprise to Windows 7 Professional

I have Windows Vista Enterprise (x64) installed on my desktop. Is it possible to upgrade this to Windows 7 Professional? I know I could do a clean install, but I really don't want to. I've read ...
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3answers
53 views

Upgrading to Windows 7 Professional

I have an Acer laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. How do I upgrade to Windows 7 Professional? And what is Windows 7 Prfessional N?
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2answers
99 views

How many people still upgrading from XP to Vista? [closed]

Now that Windows 7 is out, how many people are still trying to upgrade from XP to Vista ? Is there any site out there with this data ? I have found many sites with data about Vista's market share, but ...
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7answers
153 views

Does Seven suffer of a performance decrease compared to Windows Vista?

I have to format and reinstall Windows on an old laptop (bought around 3 years ago) because of usual degradation of performance of Microsoft operating systems.. The computer had Windows Vista and I ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I upgrade to Windows 7 from a non-booting Vista installation?

My laptop came presupplied with a Vista Professional installation and no Vista installation DVD. It has now stopped booting, stuck in a cycle of failing startup repairs. I have a Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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3answers
159 views

From Vista to dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu

I currently have a laptop with Windows Vista, and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 and also install Ubuntu Linux as dual boot. I need to make disk partitions used by Windows smaller to make room for ...
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1answer
55 views

Can Vista Home be upgraded to Premium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack upgrade + Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate I have Windows Vista Home on my development machine and want to upgrade to Pro. Can I ...
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3answers
251 views

Can I upgrade my promotional copy of Vista Ultimate to Windows 7?

I got a free promotional copy of Windows Vista at a Microsoft Event a while back. I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 - how can I find out if this is possible (from a licensing/legal point of view)? Has ...
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1answer
636 views

Upgrading from Vista Home Basic to Vista Business

I have a PC that came with Vista Home Basic, and I now have some need for Remote Desktop, which is not included in Home Basic, so I'd like to upgrade. Now, there is apparently some hack to get Remote ...
4
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2answers
258 views

How to verify if a clean windows 7 install was done or an upgrade over vista was what the tech did?

I'd like to know if the install was truly done as a clean Windows 7 or If the windows 7 was installed over the vista as an upgrade - 32 bit and ultimate verstion? I noticed hp game stuff (wild tanget ...
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1answer
238 views

Windows Vista home premium upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate

I have 2 laptops with Vista Home Premium editions. I bought the upgrade license from MS, to upgrade one of my laptops. I have upgraded one of the laptops fine. Now the question is, If I want to ...
2
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1answer
78 views

Upgrading infected Win XP to Vista Ultimate

I have a dual-boot (Leopard + infested Windows XP). I want to upgrade Windows to Vista and clean it with anti-virus. I would back up my files from Windows, but I do not want to propagate the virus. ...
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613 views

Is it worth upgrading RAM on a Vista/Windows 7 64bit system with 1GB of PC2-4300

How much is enough? with 1GB my system seems quite sluggish, but I don't want to put alot of money into my system. How much ram does windows really need to run smoothly? My system: AMD Athlon 64 ...
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Do I need to upgrade DDR2 Ram in pairs?

I'm running Vista64 on a AMD64 dual core, with only 1GB of ram. Do I need to install DDR2 ram in pairs? My Motherboard: Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Model M2N-E SLI Version 1.XX Serial ...
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1answer
331 views

Windows 7 upgrade from OEM Vista - what info is needed?

I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. I currently have a Dell PC that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium on it. I can't remember if the PC came with a Vista CD or not (I think ...
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341 views

Hardware upgrade: Windows 7 bluescreens, Vista loads

I just did a fairly significant hardware upgrade while keeping my hard disks. The old system was a dell Optiplex 745 with an Intel Core 2 duo, LGA 775. The new system is custom built, Intel i5 750. I ...
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1answer
36 views

installing vista ultimate 32

I currently have Vista Home Premium 32bit and want to install Vista Business 32 bit. Is this upgrade possible without needing to do a clean install, meaning none of my software will be removed? ...
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1answer
103 views

Is my Vista Ultimate 64 bit license invalid for an upgrade from Vista 32 bit Home Premium?

I brought an upgrade disk for Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I want to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit to that. Now I am having activation issues. So I rang up Microsoft, the girl ...
2
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3answers
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Weird folders in post-upgrade Windows: $WINDOWS.~Q and $INPLACE.~TR. Safe to delete?

I just performed an in-place upgrade of Windows Vista to Windows 7. Left behind by the upgrade were two hidden folders: $WINDOWS.~Q and $INPLACE.~TR. What are these folders, and are they safe to ...
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352 views

Is a Windows Vista to 7 Upgrade like a clean install?

Is a Windows Vista to 7 Upgrade like a clean install? What I mean is, if I do an in-place upgrade, will it act like a clean installation of Windows 7 with all my programs, docs, etc? Or will it ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I stop Jraid.sys driver file from stopping my windows 7 upgrade?

Running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor indicated there would be no problem with an upgrade from Vista 64 Ultimate Edition. Setup starts just fine, the computer then reboots, and after reboot a ...
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2answers
1k views

Is it possible to trick the Windows 7 installer in to doing an in-place upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Pro?

There have been a ton of questions regarding upgrading all sorts of versions of Vista and 7 to different versions of Vista and 7, but I have not managed to find one with this exact issue. I want to ...
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7answers
4k views

Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrading or clean installation?

I've always done clean installations in the past when I've upgraded Windows, it seemed like a smart and sensible thing to do, but an article on Ars Technica made a passing comment that an in-place ...
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3answers
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Unable to progress on Windows XP to Vista upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Ultimate, and I don't want to do a clean install. The upgrade gets most of the way through the last step in the list of tasks (after about two hours) and ...
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4answers
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Upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 - new recovery discs?

I have got Windows Vista Home Premium on my Toshiba laptop, which I bought about a year ago. I then created 2 recovery discs using Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator. One of my friends has got a Windows 7 ...
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464 views

Upgrading From Vista to 7 via remote desktop ONLY

OK, so not minding the background (fried graphics card + lazy) I want to upgrade a desktop/household server to Windows 7 from Vista. As the title suggests, I want to do the entire process via remote ...
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Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit upgrade?

I have an old Vista box sitting around, and I'm thinking of upgrading it to Windows 7 64-bit, as it has 4gb of RAM. Well, I know that there's an "in-place" upgrade from Vista, but does it work from ...