• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.02

    DB:4.02:Serious Problems Doing Windows 7 Upgrade 9k





    Hi all,

    DB:4.02:Serious Problems Doing Windows 7 Upgrade 9k


    Glad to hear that your issue is resolved. Please feel free to reply, in case you face any other issues with Windows in future.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.94

    DB:3.94:Samsung N150p Windows 7 Upgrade Problems jd





    I have downloaded windows 7 home premium upgrade but it will not install

    DB:3.94:Samsung N150p Windows 7 Upgrade Problems jd

    There are some Netbooks that are just not cut out to run the premium editions of Windows 7 such as Ultimate, Home Premium and Professional.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.83

    DB:3.83: Satellite P200-17c - Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 9x





    Am looking to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, anybody done this? And was thier any problems with drivers etc?

    Thanks

    DB:3.83: Satellite P200-17c - Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 9x

    Hi

    I don’t know what you want to hear now exactly but you can download all drivers here:

    http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com = Support Downloads = Download Drivers

    As far as I know this P200 model belongs to the PSPB6 series.

    Therefore it seems that all drivers available for Windows 7 32bit.

    Generally about Vista and Windows 7 I can say that new OS runs much faster and never had a problem as yet. I can recommend it!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.70

    DB:3.70:Installed Windows 7 As A Clean Install From Upgrade Media. How Do Activate It cs


    Windows Xp/7 Key Problems

    DB:3.70:Installed Windows 7 As A Clean Install From Upgrade Media. How Do Activate It cs

    Skip entering your Windows 7 product key and complete the installation.
    Once you reach the desktop, click Start, right click Computer
    Click Properties
    Scroll down to Windows Activation
    Click the link x days until activation.
    Click the link that says 'Show me other ways to activate'
    Enter product key
    Click Next
    Select Phone Activation
    Click Next when Enter your key page displayed
    Select your country
    Click Next, call the number listed
    Remember to explain to the call agent your situation.
    Provide the generated installation ID when requested by the call agent
    They will give you a confirmation ID in return, enter it
    Click Next to complete the activation.
    The requirements for upgrade media though is that you have a previously qualifying operating system such as Windows XP or Vista installed to use it. From the Windows 7 End User License Agreement.
    15. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use
    the software you upgraded from.
    So, if you are still denied, you will have to simply reinstall Windows XP or Vista and let it do the eligibility check.

    or

    How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

    6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929/en-us

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.65

    DB:3.65:I Have Hp G62 It Came With Windows 7 Home Basic .Now I Wish To Upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium Or pp


    I have hp G62 laptop it came with windows 7 home basic .Now i wish to upgrade to windows 7 home premium or professional using windows anytime upgrade. Is it possible to purchase the upgrade from market and apply on my laptop?

    will oem make problems?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.62

    DB:3.62:I Have Macbook Air With Bootcamp Installed Windows7. If I Want To Upgrade To Lion, I Am Afraid The Windows 7 Required To Reinstall. Is It Any Problems? ap


    I have macbook air with bootcamp installed windows7. If I want to upgrade to lion, I am afraid the windows 7 required to reinstall. is it any problems?

    DB:3.62:I Have Macbook Air With Bootcamp Installed Windows7. If I Want To Upgrade To Lion, I Am Afraid The Windows 7 Required To Reinstall. Is It Any Problems? ap

    I have macbook air with bootcamp installed windows7. If I want to upgrade to lion, I am afraid the windows 7 required to reinstall. is it any problems?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.56

    DB:3.56:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 9c


    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor คืออะไร และฉันจะใช้ได้อย่างไร

    DB:3.56:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 9c

    Windows7 Upgrade Advisor เป็นเครื่องมือฟรีที่คุณสามารถดาวน์โหลด เพื่อตรวจสอบว่าคอมพิวเตอร์ของคุณสามารถใช้
    Windows 7 ได้หรือไม่ เครื่องมือนี้จะค้นหาปัญหาที่อาจเกิดขึ้นกับฮาร์ดแวร์ อุปกรณ์ หรือโปรแกรมในคอมพิวเตอร์ของคุณ และแนะนำสิ่งที่ควรดำเนินการ หากต้องการดาวน์โหลด
    Windows upgrade Advisor โปรดไปที่เว็บไซต์ Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx )

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:Upgrade Windows Vista With Windows 7 m7


    upgrade windows vista with windows 7

    DB:3.55:Upgrade Windows Vista With Windows 7 m7


    Thanks for choosing Windows 7. Let us know if you need help with anything!




    Jeff- Windows Canada Outreach

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.53

    DB:3.53:Can I Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 z9


    I want to get rid of vista. Too many problems. What do I have to buy for upgrading to Windows 7 home?
    Where do I get it and what's the price?

    DB:3.53:Can I Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 z9

    If you have many problems with Vista, then upgrading to Win7 will not make it better. In fact, Win7 may also experience the same or even more problems that your Vista is experiencing.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.51

    DB:3.51:Vista To Windows 7 Upgrade On Lenovo N100 xz


    Hi..I own an N series laptop which was preinstalled with vista. I want to upgrade it to windows 7 . My question is ..once I upgrade and then run a Restore to Factory settings by using the Lenovo care button...will there be any problems???? I'd be grateful if anyone could throw some light on it..thanks.

    DB:3.51:Vista To Windows 7 Upgrade On Lenovo N100 xz

    if you do a restore it will take it back to vista because thats what is on the recovery partition



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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50

    DB:3.50:Win 7 Rc 7p


    If my HP laptop run smooth do i expect not face any problems with Windows 7 upgrade?

    DB:3.50:Win 7 Rc 7p

    You shouldn't have any problems, but be sure to run the Upgrade Advisor that James mentioned to ensure that all your programs and hardware are compatible.

    David
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50

    DB:3.50:Not Able To Connect Windows Vista And Windows 7 Machine. fa


    Original Title: Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade.
    I am using Vista Ultimate and purchased Windows 7 Home Premium. After opening the package, I found that I can upgrade only to Windows 7 Ultimate. Am I now stuck with an opened package of Windows 7 Home Premium? I have just purchased a Windows Ultimate upgrade
    also. I have had zero problems with Vista Ultimate, but can't network with my Windows 7 notebook.

    Linda

    DB:3.50:Not Able To Connect Windows Vista And Windows 7 Machine. fa

    Hi Linda,

    What happens when you try to connect both the machine?
    You may follow this link and check if the issue persists.
    Network connection problems in Windows
    For replacement of Windows 7 Home Premium, you may contact Microsoft replacement department for assistance.
    How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and replace product manuals

    Hope the information helps.
    Please post back and let us know.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.49

    DB:3.49:Have Windows Vista, Bought Windows 7 Upgrade. Doesnt Work Unless I Have Windows Starter. 1f


    Have Windows Vista, bought Windows 7 upgrade. Doesnt work unless I have Windows Starter. Anyway I can cut my cost by buying a Windows 7 Starter then upgrading or getting a refund so I can buy a full version?
    original title:Upgrade Problems

    DB:3.49:Have Windows Vista, Bought Windows 7 Upgrade. Doesnt Work Unless I Have Windows Starter. 1f

    What you bought was an Anytime Upgrade for Windows 7. Windows 7 Anytime Upgrades are only intended to upgrade existing editions of Windows 7 to a higher editions, example, Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium.

    You cannot use a Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade to upgrade Windows Vista or Windows XP to Windows 7.

    Refund:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/productrefund/refund.mspx

    Items ordered from Microsoft Store online:
    http://store.microsoft.com/Help/Returns-Refunds

    ---------------

    Correct product:

    Upgrade pricing:
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Windows_Upgrade_Matrix

    ---------------

    Upgrading from Windows Vista

    Upgrade paths:
    When making significant changes to your computer such as an upgrade, it is always recommended you backup your system prior to installing a new version of Windows. In your case, you can upgrade to Windows 7 depending on edition and architecture of Windows Vista
    you have installed. If you are running a 32 bit version of Vista and want to upgrade to a 64 bit version (edition of Windows 7), you will have to a do clean install, this applies vice-versa.

    If you are running consumer editions of Windows Vista such as Home Basic or Premium, you can only upgrade to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. Also, you cannot do downgrades, which means, if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate now, you cannot downgrade
    to Windows 7 Home Premium. You must do logical upgrades:

    Windows Vista Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Business Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise
    Windows Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate.
    --------------------------

    Upgrading from Windows XP?

    Please read these instructions carefully and completely before you begin installing Windows 7: There are important steps that you need to follow to upgrade from your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7 in order to preserve your files and settings.

    Before you begin, you'll need to back up all your data to an external storage device, and you'll need all of the installation discs for programs you want to keep. Please make sure you have an external hard drive (see details below).

    More detailed instructions are available at windows.microsoft.com/upgrade-windows-xp. Here are the basic steps.

    1. Run Windows Upgrade Advisor (windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor) to see if there are any known issues that might affect the installation and whether you should install the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 7.

    2. Save your files and settings on an external hard drive using Windows Easy Transfer (windows.microsoft.com/windows-easy-transfer). If you don't have an external hard drive you won't be able to use Windows Easy Transfer. Alternatively, you can copy files you
    want to keep on a USB flash drive, CDs, or DVDs.

    3. You'll need to manually reinstall your programs, such as Microsoft Office, after you install Windows 7. Gather the installation discs for your programs and any associated product/license keys. You might be able to download some programs from the Internet.
    For example, Windows Live Messenger can be installed from download.live.com/messenger.

    4. Inset the Windows 7 DVD into your PC. When asked "Which type of installation do you want? click "Custom (advanced)."

    5. After Windows 7 is installed, use Windows Easy Transfer to restore your files and settings.

    If you're not comfortable installing Windows 7 yourself, check with a local retail store or PC services company to see if they offer upgrade services.

    http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/13/winxp-to-win7/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

    DB:3.48:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional From Windows 7 Home Premium 9f


    just bought new computer with windows 7. Cannot install virgin broadband from disc. virgin says having problems with compatibility.
    can I upgrade from W7 home premium to W7 professional. If yes could I then install virgin broadband in windows XP mode. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
    many thanks
    stockman

    DB:3.48:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional From Windows 7 Home Premium 9f

    You do not need the Virgin setup disk.

    Just set up your connection as explained at
    http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=BROWSE_TOPICEXPANDED_TOPIC_TREE_NODES=+1198+1203+VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=CableTOPIC_ID=1203TOPIC_TYPE=0STARTING_ID=0TOPIC_NAME=Broadband+ConnectionPARENT_TOPIC_ID=1198PARENT_TOPIC_TYPE=0SOURCE_FORM=BROWSE_TOPICTOPIC_HIERARCHY=1203TOP_LEVEL_TOPIC=1198SIDE_LINK_TOPIC_ID=1198SIDE_LINK_SUB_TOPIC_ID=1203USERTYPE=1CONFIGURATION=1002PARTITION_ID=1TIMEZONE_OFFSET
    =

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

    DB:3.48:Upgrading From Vista To Windows 7 m3


    I have an Acer Aspire 5738, with a 64-bit operating system. I am currently running Vista Home Premium I already have the service pack 2 installed. Due to all the problems I am currently having with the Vista I need to upgrade. I assume Windows 7 is
    the next way to go. Can I upgrade directly to either theWindows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium($79.95)
    or theWindows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional($89.95)?

    DB:3.48:Upgrading From Vista To Windows 7 m3

    Start here:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7
    Windows Update has nothing to do with upgrading Windows. Please post any future questions about upgrading in this forum:http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/threads

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Vgn-Fw48e Windows Upgrade Fails sd



    Has anybody else had problems trying to upgrade VGN-FW48E laptop from Vista to Windows 7.I have followed all the instructions in the Sony Windows 7 upgrade booklet but the upgrade fails and the upgrade process then restores Vista.I have attempted the upgrade twice with the same outcome, upgrade appears to get to the end and the system attempts to boot in windows 7, there is a screen dump and then Vista is restored.

    DB:3.47:Vgn-Fw48e Windows Upgrade Fails sd


    Has anybody else had problems trying to upgrade VGN-FW48E laptop from Vista to Windows 7.I have followed all the instructions in the Sony Windows 7 upgrade booklet but the upgrade fails and the upgrade process then restores Vista.I have attempted the upgrade twice with the same outcome, upgrade appears to get to the end and the system attempts to boot in windows 7, there is a screen dump and then Vista is restored.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional 7j


    Having problems with SP1 installation ( code 80073701 ) I decided to upgrade my 7 home premium OEM to 7 Professional. I purchased a copy ( 300 AUD) and I tried to run the upgrade. After key validation, I accepted the conditions but upgrade is not successful.
    What can I do?

    DB:3.47:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional 7j

    Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade fails:
    If your get the following: Error: Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful
    This issue can occur if Windows 7 SP1 has been downloaded by Windows Update but has not been installed yet.
    See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2660811

    =============== Other reasons and possible fixes ====================
    Windows Anytime Upgrade Fails with error:
    "anytime upgrade failed. Go online to resolve the issue"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2658652
    If Anytime Upgrade still fails:
    Shutdown and start your computer again.
    Make sure the latest Windows Updates have been installed.
    Download the hotfix containing a tool called CheckSUR, this tool will look into the servicing and package folders and fix any corrupted data the tool is listed under kb947821 it can be found at the following link
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821

    If Anytime Upgrade still fails, disable User Account Control:
    1. Go to User Accounts in Control Panel
    2. Change User Account Control Settings
    3. Pull the Slider down to lowest level possible
    4. Reboot the PC
    5. Go through the "Anytime Upgrade" as normal

    Try the following:
    1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade
    2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
    3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
    4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
    Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    Who should I contact if I'm having trouble installing and / or activating my Product Key Card?
    Please contact customer support at:
    www.windows7.com/getkeysupport.

    If all the above fails, install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 then attempt the Anytime Upgrade again:
    Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1
    If your key is invalid and you need to change the keys you may have to open regedit and deleting the ProductKey value in the following registry key first:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsAnytimeUpgrade

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Windows 7 Update kp


    Can i upgrade from Vista home premium to Win7 ultimate without any problems.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Will I Have Any Problems With System Mechanic If I Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 c1


    I have Iolo System Mechanic Version 11.0.5 running on my computer. Presently, I am running Vista but want to upgrade to Windows 7. Will I have any problems with System Mechanic after the upgrade?

    DB:3.42:Will I Have Any Problems With System Mechanic If I Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 c1

    Doesnt matter what the status is, such utilities can render the sys or programs unuseable when they make changes, uninstall it

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:How Do I Get Windows 7 Upgrade 91


    how do i get windows 7 upgrade

    DB:3.42:How Do I Get Windows 7 Upgrade 91

    You can find all the information you need atFuture Shop's Windows 7 Upgrade Site.



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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.41

    DB:3.41:Windows 7 Upgrade Trouble s9


    I am having problems installing the Windows 7 upgrade supplied by HP. The installation gets to around 30%, then an error message comes up saying the files are corrupted. I've tried rebooting and reinstalling, same result. Can anyone offer some useful advice?

    DB:3.41:Windows 7 Upgrade Trouble s9


    I'll try taking off everything but the monitor keyboard and mouse. Could well be a defective DVD (:

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.41

    DB:3.41:Can I Upgrade To Windows 7 km


    my windows edition is vista home premium 32 bit and im thinking about upgrading into windows 7. does my system cope with windows7 without having any program problems?

    DB:3.41:Can I Upgrade To Windows 7 km

    On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:54:53 +0000, torche wrote:

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Problems 1c


    the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor keep telling me to upgrade shockwave player 10.2.0.23, but i already install shockwave player 11.5 . and i clearn out eveything i have about shockwave player 10.2.0.23. but it still tell me: Number of issue found you may need
    to adress: 1 . that was the shockwave player 10.2.0.23. please tell me what i can do .

    DB:3.40:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Problems 1c

    Since you are having problems just to get Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to run, you might want to run SFC /scannow to see if there is any problem with your system files. KB 929833 - How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted
    system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    The upgrade advisor may not work if there is a conflict with the third party program or service. I would suggest that you try to run the Windows vista upgrade advisor after disabling the third party program or services by following clean boot procedure
    Perform clean boot and check if you have the issue.
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
    If the issue is resolved check which third party is causing the problem, referring the link given below:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Reset the computer to start as usual
    After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
    Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
    When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.
    Refer the below link to download the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
    Refer the below link to download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
    Note if you trying to upgrade to Windows 7 you cannot upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP you will only be able to do a custom installation of Windows 7.
    For more information refer the below link.
    Upgrading from WindowsXP to Windows7
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7
    On your question if your computer can run 64 bit of Windows vista or windows 7 or not, the quickest way to find out would be to contact your PC manufacturer.

    You cannot upgrade from 32bit operating systems to a 64 operating systems. You will have to do a custom install after which you will have to reinstall all the programs and application on the computer.

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40:More Upgrade Problems Satellite P305d-S8834 z7



    Since I upgraded to 7, I can't get my downloaded programs to work. Triedto download them again and can't do it. Computer repair store says I need to do afull install for cost of $175. But I've already paid $110 for the upgrade! Help-am I stuck? ck

    I had Vista and compatibility test saidthe upgrade was the right program.

    DB:3.40:More Upgrade Problems Satellite P305d-S8834 z7


    i have the same thing or problem i have had nothing but grief since i bought the Toshiba piece of crap with vista upgraded to 7 i can't get any firewalls to work correctly IM junking my PC soon sorry i couldn't help i had to vent

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40:Cursor Problems, Windows 7 cm


    cursor very eratic, jumping two or more lines. windows 7 upgrade from vista

    DB:3.40:Cursor Problems, Windows 7 cm

    did the above but found no marks of any kind. thanks anyway.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.39

    DB:3.39:Windows 7 Upgrade p9


    Windows 7 Upgrade: Isn't there some kind of discount for those who have suffered with windows vista and all it's problems? A free upgrade would be nice. I don't feel faithful windows users should have to pay every time microsoft corrects its mistakes.

    DB:3.39:Windows 7 Upgrade p9

    There is no free Windows 7 Upgrade, unlessyou fit the Upgraderequirements at the links below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx

    Above Microsoft link has the info for Windows 7Upgrade Options from different participating Computer Manufacturers.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-faq-option.aspx

    FAQs about the Upgrade are at the above link.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx

    Windows 7 upgrade paths at above link.

    Forany further Windows 7 questions:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    Above link is to Windows 7 Forums, for questions about windows 7.

    All Windows 7 questions should be directed there.

    You are in Vista Forums.

    Cheers.

    Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.39

    DB:3.39:Windows 7 Upgrade - Installing Problems 7j


    Hey, I'm trying to install my Windows 7 Upgrade.

    When I put in the HP Upgrade Manager disc, an autoplay window doesn't turn up like it says in the instructions.

    How do I begin the installation process manually from the CD drive folder?

    Thank you for any help and suggestions.

    DB:3.39:Windows 7 Upgrade - Installing Problems 7j


    Using windows explorer, navigate to the cd drive, see if there is a setup.exe file on the disc, if so, double click it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Windows 7 Upgrade 83



    I have an HP All in-one TouchScreen model IQ846t and just received the Windows 7 upgrade pack from HP.

    After reading messages here it seems like a lot of problems could occur if I upgrade.

    The upgrade pack came with step by step directions and I have done all the steps except the actual install.

    Has anyone had good results with the upgrade or should I wait awhile until Windows 7 has been out longer.

    Thanks

    Bob

    DB:3.38:Windows 7 Upgrade 83


    What you'd want to do is create recover disks first and also backup all the files you want to keep onto DVD or another PC.

    Once you have a backup and recover path you should then feel pretty safe about rolling back if you really need to.

    IMO Windows 7 is much better than Vista, especially for touchsmart PCs, your particular PC also seems to have many more available windows 7 drivers, you probably would want to apply those after upgrading to iron out any of those incompatabilities that jimbjr is mentioning.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=4063lc=endlc=encc=uslang=enproduct=4004514

    I would also skip the option of doing an upgrade and instead do a clean install, only because I would want to completely remove any of the customizations that are done by HP, things like explorer views, I could never work out how to save the views, they would always revert back to how they were even after i change the folder options... but that is what I would do - i don't know why ppl prefer to upgrade especially when you have available most if not all drivers and application updates that you would need.

    However on the other hand I would consider first doing an upgrade (only if I wanted support from HP - but then again what support are they providing anyway) before i would do a clean install, I'd do the clean install only if the upgrade completely failed. If both the upgrade and the clean install attempts failed you can alway rollback to vista using your latest recover disks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Problems Windows 7 Upgrade Program zf



    I received the HP upgrade to Windows 7 disc few months ago. Tried installing them today but get some issues.

    - HP Upgrade manager disc worked fine and says completes all steps.

    - Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Media disc gives an error

    "disc is not compatible with this version of windows"

    HP Pavilion DV7 2160eg

    Windows Vista Home Premium (service pack 2)

    PC says is 32 bits steering system. Disc two of upgrade says 64 bits software only.

    Question

    Do I need to have a different disc to upgrade to Windows 7 or is there another way to upgrade. Want to upgrade and keep my files and not a new install.

    DB:3.38:Problems Windows 7 Upgrade Program zf


    Hi,

    It would appear that HP have sent you the wrong discs. If your Vista installation is 32bit, you'll need 32bit Upgrade Discs. You can contact HP regarding this on the following link.

    Contact HP

    Regards,

    DP-K

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Problems Installing Windows 7 Upgrade From Xp 7k


    getting message in setup.exe - Bad Image - D:\Sources\SPWIZENG.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. etc. Have windows Vista and am trying to install new purchased upgrade windows 7 but continue to get this message. Could
    anyone give me some suggestions please.

    DB:3.38:Problems Installing Windows 7 Upgrade From Xp 7k

    Sounds like you have a corrupt or damaged installation disc.

    Download a copy of the edition of Windows 7 you bought and burn to a DVD then use your product key to install it.

    Windows 7 (English) with Service Pack 1

    Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-58996

    Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58997

    Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59183

    Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59186

    Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - X17-59463

    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)* - X17-59465

    ImgBurn - In addtion to supporting the creation of CD's from .ISO files,
    it supports a wide range of other image file formats, and it's free.
    (BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, MDS, NRG, PDI and ISO)
    http://www.imgburn.com/

    http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning+ISO+Images+with+ImgBurn

    Note: Always use the slowest burn speed (4x or 2x) if offered a choice.

    (If you are attempting to install the 64 bit version of Windows 7, you must boot from the DVD).

    Upgrading from Windows XP?

    Please read these instructions carefully and completely before you begin installing Windows 7: There are important steps that you need to follow to upgrade from your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7 in order to preserve your files and settings.

    Before you begin, you'll need to back up all your data to an external storage device, and you'll need all of the installation discs for programs you want to keep. Please make sure you have an external hard drive (see details below).

    More detailed instructions are available at windows.microsoft.com/upgrade-windows-xp. Here are the basic steps.

    1. Run Windows Upgrade Advisor (windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor) to see if there are any known issues that might affect the installation and whether you should install the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 7.

    2. Save your files and settings on an external hard drive using Windows Easy Transfer (windows.microsoft.com/windows-easy-transfer). If you don't have an external hard drive you won't be able to use Windows Easy Transfer. Alternatively, you can copy files you
    want to keep on a USB flash drive, CDs, or DVDs.

    3. You'll need to manually reinstall your programs, such as Microsoft Office, after you install Windows 7. Gather the installation discs for your programs and any associated product/license keys. You might be able to download some programs from the Internet.
    For example, Windows Live Messenger can be installed from download.live.com/messenger.

    4. Inset the Windows 7 DVD into your PC. When asked "Which type of installation do you want? click "Custom (advanced)."

    5. After Windows 7 is installed, use Windows Easy Transfer to restore your files and settings.

    If you're not comfortable installing Windows 7 yourself, check with a local retail store or PC services company to see if they offer upgrade services.

    ---------------

    http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/13/winxp-to-win7/

    -----------------

    Continue to experience problems?

    Installation might stop if the system cannot copy files. Here are some possible causes and solutions for this problem:

    Your Windows installation disc is scratched, smudged, or dirty. Clean the disc with a soft cloth, insert it in the CD or DVD drive, and then begin the Windows installation again. If your installation disc is damaged, you might need to replace it. For more information,
    go to How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware on the Microsoft website.

    Your CD or DVD drive is not working properly, or the disc might be vibrating too much for the laser to accurately read the data. For more information about this problem, consult your hardware documentation, or contact the CD or DVD drive manufacturer.

    If your computer has multiple CD or DVD drives, your computer might be trying to locate files on the wrong drive. If your computer has a feature to disable CD or DVD drives that are not being used, disable the drives that you aren't using. Otherwise, try inserting
    the disc into a different drive, and then start the installation again.

    This is usually caused by hardware or software that is incompatible with Windows 7. If you have this problem, follow these steps:

    Wait about 10 minutes to see if the installation continues. Watch the hard disk indicator (often a small light on your computer that blinks when your hard disk is running) to see if there is any activity. If your hard disk appears to be working, the installation
    should be in progress. If your hard disk does not appear to be working, go to step 2.

    Uninstall all antivirus software, and then restart your computer. Don't forget to enable antivirus software after you install Windows.

    If the installation fails again, there might be a hardware incompatibility problem. Go to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on the Microsoft website to see if your computer can run Windows 7.

    If you have compatible hardware and your computer still stops responding, disable any unnecessary hardware. Remove universal serial bus (USB) devices; remove or disable network adapters, sound cards, and serial cards; and then restart the installation.

    If the computer still stops responding during installation, contact your computer manufacturer or retailer.

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    DB:3.38:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Says My Pc Is Compatible, But Im Facing Problems In Windows 7. sp


    My PC's Configuration:
    2 GB DDR2 RAM

    DB:3.38:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Says My Pc Is Compatible, But Im Facing Problems In Windows 7. sp

    My problem is in both the bubbles screen save and at the beginning of chess titans game.Thanks for your helpful answer.I'll try it.

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    DB:3.38:Upgrade df


    I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, but it is giving a lot of problems. |How can I upgrade to Windows 7?
    Deo

    DB:3.38:Upgrade df

    On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:46:50 +0000, Deo Luhamba wrote:

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    DB:3.38:A215 5807 Restore Problems - Can I Just Upgrade To Windows 7? c7



    I have been trying to restore to 'out of box' set-up with the recovery disks that came with the laptop. Recurring problems that I can't seem to correct following other advice on these forums and others (missing preinst5.SWM and other Preinst files, bootmgr missing messages). Had been considering upgrade to Windows 7 anyway. Can I just buy the upgrade and load a new operating system or am I likely to have other problems with that install.? thanks

    DB:3.38:A215 5807 Restore Problems - Can I Just Upgrade To Windows 7? c7


    I have been trying to restore to 'out of box' set-up with the recovery disks that came with the laptop. Recurring problems that I can't seem to correct following other advice on these forums and others (missing preinst5.SWM and other Preinst files, bootmgr missing messages). Had been considering upgrade to Windows 7 anyway. Can I just buy the upgrade and load a new operating system or am I likely to have other problems with that install.? thanks

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    DB:3.37:Windows 7 Upgrade ds


    Does anybodyhave good news with experiencethe upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
    I have had a situation where the OS had been upgraded and the results were not great.
    Looking to upgrade to Windows 7, but don't want any problems to deal with. Computers are cheap now.
    Any advice would help!

    DB:3.37:Windows 7 Upgrade ds

    First of all, run the the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15displayLang=en
    This will check how ready your system is for Windows 7.
    Upgrade paths:
    When making significant changes to your computer such as an upgrade, it is always recommended you backup your system prior to installing a new version of Windows. In your case, you can upgrade to Windows 7 depending on edition and architecture of Windows Vista
    you have installed. If you are running a 32 bit version of Vista and want to upgrade to a 64 bit version (edition of Windows 7), you will have to a do clean install, this applies vice-versa.

    If you are running consumer editions of Windows Vista such as Home Basic or Premium, you can only upgrade to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. Also, you cannot do downgrades, which means, if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate now, you cannot downgrade
    to Windows 7 Home Premium. You must do logical upgrades:

    Windows Vista Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Business Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise
    Windows Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate.

    1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade or do a clean install.
    2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
    3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
    4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.

    Troubleshooting your upgrade experience:
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.

    Make sure you backup all personal files and settings;
    http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/07/using-windows-easy-transfer-in-windows-7/

    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin |Notebooks |

    Microsoft MVP

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    DB:3.36:Hard Drive Upgrade Problems a9



    My 750GB HDD died on my Pavilion p6204y. I installed a new 1.5TB HDD. After installing Windows 7 64bit i got a message that windows cannot run because of hardware problems. I do not know how to correct the problem. Please help.

    DB:3.36:Hard Drive Upgrade Problems a9


    Great, I'm glad that is was easy. I wonder why the BIOS wouldn't automatically detect the drive??

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    DB:3.36:After Running The Windows 7 Upgrade My System Has Multiple Problems. mm


    Mad Problems with Windows 7 upgrade, from Starter to Home Premium...Computer is Whack all the Way around! Im so Frustrated!! is it Ate Up or what? Help!!

    DB:3.36:After Running The Windows 7 Upgrade My System Has Multiple Problems. mm

    Was the system performing properly prior to the Anytime Upgrade? I don't believe it is a virus if the system was working properly prior to the upgrade. Its possible the Anytime Upgrade caused an issue with Acers built in software.

    You could try the following and see if it corrects the the problem:
    Boot into Safe Mode:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

    Then attempt the following:
    Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.

    then
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow
    This will check for any integrity violations
    Restart your system

    then
    do a clean boot:
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.

    --------------
    If this does not resolve the problem, try restoring the system to manufacturer state:
    New computers that come preinstalled with Windows 7 often have what is called a recovery partition. This is used to reinstall the operating system in the event of a system crash. To access it, you will need to boot into when you start your computer by pressing
    a function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12 or even DEL or Tab key. Consult the owners manual that came with your PC for instructions about how to reinstall Windows.

    For Acer, press and hold ALT + F10 as soon as you see the logo

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    DB:3.35:Windows 7 Upgrade sf


    My dell laptop had a hard drive crash (among many other problems) I decided to build a new computer. I bought a windows 7 upgrade license - will I be able to do a fresh install with my window 7

    DB:3.35:Windows 7 Upgrade sf

    could i use the vista license from my crashed laptop
    Vista would have to be the Full retail version to move it.

    Can You Move Windows 7 To A New Computer

    If it's a retail Full or Upgrade license - yes. You can move it to a different computer as long as it's only installed on one computer at a time (and if it's a Windows 7 Upgrade version the new computer must have it's own qualifying XP/Vista
    license). The previous Windows 7 installation on the old computer must be formatted/deleted. You might have to call Microsoft and explain what happened to complete the activation. Activating it on the second computer will automatically in effect "deactivate"
    the license for the first computer. The key will work with both 32 and 64 bit, but only one can be installed at a time.

    If it's an OEM license - no. OEM licenses, including Windows preinstalled on a computer before purchase and Windows bought separately, are tied to the first computer they are installed on and can not be transferred to a different computer. To install
    Windows on a different computer you will need to buy another copy.

    Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
    FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions Answers

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    DB:3.35:Windows 7 Problems With Upgradeclean Install mf


    I had windows 7 home premium on my laptop (HP Dv6 Quad edition). The computer couldnt boot, so I tried to use a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade disk, which ended up doing a clean install. Now the Key that came with the Windows 7 Pro upgrade wouldnt activate
    because I did a clean install. What can I do to either activate the current version of Windows 7 Pro, or to revert to myoriginal Windows 7 home Premium. I just want to have a fully functionnal windows,

    DB:3.35:Windows 7 Problems With Upgradeclean Install mf

    Skip entering your Windows 7 product key and complete the installation.
    Once you reach the desktop, click Start, right click Computer
    Click Properties
    Scroll down to Windows Activation
    Click the link x days until activation.
    Click the link that says 'Show me other ways to activate'
    Enter product key
    Click Next
    Select Phone Activation
    Click Next when Enter your key page displayed
    Select your country
    Click Next, call the number listed
    Remember to explain to the call agent your situation.
    Provide the generated installation ID when requested by the call agent
    They will give you a confirmation ID in return, enter it
    Click Next to complete the activation.
    The requirements for upgrade media though is that you have a previously qualifying operating system such as Windows XP or Vista installed to use it. From the Windows 7 End User License Agreement.
    15. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use
    the software you upgraded from.
    So, if you are still denied, you will have to simply reinstall Windows XP or Vista and let it do the eligibility check.

    How to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on your HP:
    HP laptops come preloaded recovery partition will allow you to create a set of Hp restore disks that can be used to recover all of the original software in the event of a major problem by tapping the F10 key continuously when the PC is first boots up. However,
    there may be times when recovery discs are needed to restore the PC. By using the Recovery CD-DVD Creator program, you can create a set of recovery discs to restore your PC back to its original condition.
    Creating A Restore CD
    The recovery CD set contains a complete set of the original operating system, drivers, and application software that shipped with the PC. The Recovery CD Creator software can be used to creat a set of recovery CDs for your computer. Because this software
    actually contains the Operating System, the Creator program allows only one complete set of CDs to be created. This data that will be put onto the CD is the same as the recovery CDs that you’d receive if you’d actually ordered them from HP.
    You’ll need a blank CD-R or blank DVD-R.
    To begin, click Start, then All Programs. If you have an HP Pavilion click Hewlett-Packard and then HP PC Recovery CD Creator. If not, try clicking PC Help Tools, then HP CD Recovery CD-DVD Creator to start the program.
    You will see a welcome screen. Click the Continue button on each screen to start the disc creator. You will see how many disks are necessary to create the HP recovery disks. Label them, so you do not get confused after each burn.
    The disk will burn, verify data, then eject each CD when complete. When the process is complete, you should have a working set of HP restore disks.
    You will not be able to create another set, so if you lose or damage these disks, you’ll need to contact HP for a replacement.
    Request a recovery disc set from HP:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=endlc=encc=usdocname=c00810334

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    DB:3.35:Wireless Mouse Problems j3


    I am having trouble installing my intellipoint mouse software on windows 7. It shows compatibility issue. Is there an upgrade?

    DB:3.35:Wireless Mouse Problems j3

    Are you using 32 or 64 bit and do you have the latest version
    Latest version is Intellipoint 7.0

    32Bit
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1815FB0A-E223-40BD-8C6A-8F0100C37874displaylang=en

    64bit
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=enFamilyID=b4605438-a8f1-4691-8836-8011ba3e5e1e

    I am using both in my dual boot config both are working pls try and let me know.

    I will try to help you to the best that i can. If you liked my reply.Please rate as helpful -Nicholas Digital Labs Admin

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    DB:3.35:Photosmart 4380 Print Problems After Windows 7 Upgrade a3



    My print is very small after a Windows 7 Upgrade on my Photosmart 4380. How do I correct this?

    DB:3.35:Photosmart 4380 Print Problems After Windows 7 Upgrade a3


    Hi,

    If your HP software remained with no change after upgrading the OS,

    Make sure to uninstall it and install the latest Windows 7 software below:

    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software11/COL30677/​mp-76047-2/PS_AIO_02_USW_Full_Win_WW_130_140.exe

    You may find the full uninstallation instructions on the document below:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam​e=c02259020cc=usdlc=enlc=enproduct=3221646tmp​...

    If you upgraded from Windows Vista, make sure to install the following patch as well:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa​dIndex?softwareitem=mp-77751-1cc=usdlc=enlc=en​...

    Please let me know of any improvement.

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    DB:3.34:Will I Lose Mac Ios If I Upgrade To Genuine Windows 7 z8


    will i lose mac ios if i upgrade to genuine windows 7? right now i have both mac ios and windows 7 on my imac. but windows 7 is not genuine.. and i do have a genuine windows 7 ultimate. will i have any problems if i upgrade to genuine windows 7???

    DB:3.34:Will I Lose Mac Ios If I Upgrade To Genuine Windows 7 z8

    The Mac OS partition is hidden from Windows 7. So you could simply use your genuine Windows 7 Ultimate and do a repair upgrade.
    Simply boot to the Windows 7 Deskto
    Insert your Windows 7 Ultimate DVD
    Click Install Now
    When the setup menu appears, click Upgrade
    This will preserve your personal files, settings andi nstalled applications
    Enter your key when completing the installation
    Activate and you should be genuine.

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    DB:3.34:Hp 50g Rom Upgrade sj



    I just got an HP 50G Graphing Calculator and downloaded the v. 2.15 ROM upgrade for Windows XP. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Any known problems upgrading with Win 7?

    DB:3.34:Hp 50g Rom Upgrade sj


    You are correct, there is no need to upgrade the ROM. Enjoy the calculator :-)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

    DB:3.34:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor... 37


    I want to upgrade my windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 but Upgrade Advisor says that my Intellitype Pro 6.2 and LifeCam version 1.0.0.0 are not compatible with Windows 7. I tried to upgrade IntelliType online but it kept failing and I don't know
    why. I think I am biting off more than I can chew! I don't want to perform the Windows 7 upgrade until I can fix these two problems. Other than that Advisor says everything else is good to go for the upgrade. Help?

    DB:3.34:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor... 37

    Hi Crystal,

    What is the exact model of your lifecam webcam?

    You may install the Intellipoint
    version 7 which is compatible with Windows 7.

    Please follow the link to check the list of Lifecam webcams which are compatible with Windows 7.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?l=en-ustype=Hardwares=microsoft%20LifeCam%20

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    DB:3.33:Upgrade Gateway Dx420dx To Windows 7. sa


    Gateway advises me not to upgrade my pc to windows 7 because it my cause problems to drivers. Now what do I do ??? I purchased the upgrade and it won't work at all. Even a clean installation.

    DB:3.33:Upgrade Gateway Dx420dx To Windows 7. sa

    Hi harold t,

    Gateway has information about their systems and which can be upgraded to Windows 7 etc:

    http://www.gateway.com/windows7/requirements.php

    You would also need to get any necessary drivers from them as well.

    Hope this helps!

    Debra
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our
    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think

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    DB:3.33:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Will Not Run 8k



    "I have 2 computers, both running VISTA HOME PREMIUM. (Laptop since upgraded to WINDOWS 7) In the laptop, which is a wireless connection to the internet, WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE ADVISOR, Secunia PSI will properly connect to the internet, and scan the
    machine for out of date software. No problems. (IE8 is the default browser)

    DB:3.33:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Will Not Run 8k

    Leon, we'd love to get more details on why this problem is happening for you.

    Could you please e-mail your %TEMP%\WuaDiagnostics.log file to *** Email address is removed for privacy ***? It will help us figure out what is going wrong.

    Thanks,
    - Richard
    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Program Manager

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    DB:3.33:Upgrade To Windows 7 kp



    Can I upgrade to Windows 7 with a Hp upgrade windows 7 disk?







    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    DB:3.33:Upgrade To Windows 7 kp


    NO. the only discs that will work are the toshiba upgrade and the windows retail upgrade.




    -civicman4-
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Post all info about your laptop and version of windows. We are working on it but still do not have the powers to read your mind.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.33

    DB:3.33:Windows 8 Upgrade Problems (Touch Screen And Audio) 9x



    my computer is HP touchsmart 600 1005xt and recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 (64-bit)

    after up grading I noticed that the touch screen does not work and and the speakers also did not work

    DB:3.33:Windows 8 Upgrade Problems (Touch Screen And Audio) 9x


    I see what you mean, dan10025. I have removed that suggestion.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.33

    DB:3.33:Upgrade To 7 k8


    Did the the upgrade from vista to 7 can fix some problems in windows or not?

    DB:3.33:Upgrade To 7 k8

    On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 06:17:42 +0000, moh72 wrote:

    Did the the upgrade from vista to 7 can fix some problems in windows or not?

    I am normally in favor of at least trying an upgrade from one version
    to another, rather than doing a clean installation of the new version.
    The one time I am strongly against upgrading is when you are having
    problems. An upgrade is much more likely to worsen the problems than
    to solve them.
    But can an upgrade fix problems? Yes. It's just not very likely.

    Ken Blake

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    DB:3.33:Upgrading To Windows 7. Problems With My Version Cisco Peap Module. a3


    Upgrading from Vista 64 bit HE Premium to the same in Windows 7. The upgrade advisor has an issue with the CISCO PEAP Module. I know there's an firmware/software upgrade/update. Dell doesn't seem to have it. Will I need it, or will Windows Update resolve
    the issue?

    DB:3.33:Upgrading To Windows 7. Problems With My Version Cisco Peap Module. a3

    Here is a message I receive from CISCO Support:

    Thank you for contacting Cisco.

    In order to upgrade to Windows 7, you can un-install the PEAP 1.0 module (Version 1.0.13.0).
    This will allow you to complete the upgrade to Windows 7.

    Once you have completed the upgrade, you should download and install the latest driver for your WLAN card from your PC manufacturer’s web site for Windows 7. This download should include the PEAP 1.1 module, which is Windows 7 compatible.
    Hope this will help.

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    DB:3.33:Is The Windows 7 Upgrade 50% Off? md


    Is the windows 7 upgrade 50% off?

    DB:3.33:Is The Windows 7 Upgrade 50% Off? md

    As of today the Windows 7 upgrade package is not 50% off at the Future Shop website. Perhaps you are talking about the pre-sale order special? That's long over.



    __________________________________________________________________A+ Certified Computer Technicianwww.theFakeGeek.comHas this post helped you out? Please click on the star on the left!

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    DB:3.33:Windows Vista To Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Language Problems sa


    I had windows vista on laptop in portuguese. I bought windows 7 home premium upgrade and installed. It installed in English. I am willing to do clean re-install again but how do I get it in portuguese (or spanish would do).

    DB:3.33:Windows Vista To Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Language Problems sa

    Hi Kimidic,
    Please take a look at the following link that shows information regarding Portuguese:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/languages
    Thanks!

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    DB:3.33:How Can I Install Windows 7 Bit From Upgrade Media zd


    Windows 7 reinstall problems

    DB:3.33:How Can I Install Windows 7 Bit From Upgrade Media zd

    Try reactivating by telephone instead:
    How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

    6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929/en-us

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    DB:3.32:How Do I Install Windows 7 Upgrade? 7p


    How do I install Windows 7 upgrade?

    DB:3.32:How Do I Install Windows 7 Upgrade? 7p

    It's similar to other pieces of software, you put the DVD in, it should autoplay, and follow the instructions. If it doesn't autoplay, you'll have to find your cd drive and run it from there. If you still have issues, you may want to take it to your nearest Future Shop where they can do it for you.



    Robert ParadisConnectPro Online Support Expert

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    DB:3.32:Will There Be Any Problems With Itunes When I Upgrade To Windows 7. km


    Will there be any problems with itunes when I upgrade to windows 7.

    DB:3.32:Will There Be Any Problems With Itunes When I Upgrade To Windows 7. km

    Yes, you may have the wrong version. Uninstall it, run 7 setup, and reinstall it. Easy transfer will let you save settings.

    Rating posts helps other users

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Should I Upgrade My Trial Ms Office Before I Upgrade To Windows 7 9f


    Trial version of MS OFFICE Home Student expired, Windows 7 upgrade is in the mail to me. I missed getting the upgrade for MS OFFICE at $99., so my question is: Should I buy at the current price and get it loaded before I do the Windows 7 upgrade, or
    do I wait and hope that it goes on sale again, will I have any problems installing it AFTER I do the Windows upgrade?

    DB:3.32:Should I Upgrade My Trial Ms Office Before I Upgrade To Windows 7 9f

    The only reason I'm suggesting you have a physical CD in hand and don't just install online is because there are a lot of posts from people saying things along the line of "I reinstalled Windows and now I can't install my Office which I paid for". I'm
    old-fashioned; I like to have a physical CD/DVD of software I'll someday need to reinstall. Maybe you have a good local office supply store or discount store llike Costco?

    MS-MVP - Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!

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    DB:3.32:I Am Having Problems Reinstalling My Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade. pk


    I have just completed a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Home premium after an ugly battle with a Trojan. I am now having problems reinstalling my Windows 7 professional anytime upgrade. The upgrade process runs for about 5 minutes and flashes a BSOD for
    about 5 seconds, Any suggestions?

    DB:3.32:I Am Having Problems Reinstalling My Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade. pk

    I have just completed a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Home premium after an ugly battle with a Trojan. I am now having problems reinstalling my Windows 7 professional "anytime upgrade". The upgrade process runs for about 5 minutes and flashes a BSOD
    for about 5 seconds, Any suggestions?

    Follow Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean install of Windows 7:
    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19480753.aspx

    Its Dell based but most the steps apply to non-Dells. Use the Windows 7 Professional .iso (Step 1b)and install your Windows (Step 8)and skip entry of your product key. You might want to carry out Step 7a (before Step 8) to ensure that the drive is completely
    wiped.

    Follow Step 11d to activate your Microsoft Product.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Upgrading From Windows 7 Professional To Ultimate 1a


    I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate and I am eligible for a upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate from HP. Through MSDN Academic Alliance, I can get Windows 7 Professional right now. Since the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade is being shipped when Windows 7 actually
    comes out, I wanted to know if I could upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate without any problems.

    DB:3.32:Upgrading From Windows 7 Professional To Ultimate 1a

    That's understood. I think the question would be, is that kind of key going to be sold at a discount? I think one wonders what the cost would be to get a key that goes from Professional to Ultimate.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:My Computer Will Not Resume The Windows 7 Upgrade On Restarting. It Freezes On The Starting Windows Screen. What Can I Do To Correct This Problem 8j


    Upgrading from window xp to window 7 problems

    DB:3.31:My Computer Will Not Resume The Windows 7 Upgrade On Restarting. It Freezes On The Starting Windows Screen. What Can I Do To Correct This Problem 8j

    Try the following:
    Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
    Click Install Now
    Accept License Agreement
    When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced)
    select the disk partition where you would like to install Windows 7 Click Next.
    You will receive the following warning:
    The partition you selected might contain files from a previous Windows Installation. If it does, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your
    previous version of Windows.
    (At all cost, do NOT click anything named Format or Delete or Partition. So even doing a custom install, your personal files are still preserved. Click OK
    Setup will now start the installation. During the installation, your machine will be restarted several times.
    When the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience such as selecting your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone. You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and
    drivers.
    You can then recover your personal files from the Windows.old folder and reinstall all your applications and drivers.
    http://notebooks.com/2010/11/09/how-to-recover-documents-music-and-email-after-upgrading-with-the-windows-old-folder/

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    DB:3.31:Upgrade Vista To Win 7 jd



    Will there be any problems running Win 7 if I upgrade Vista HOME PREMIUM to Win 7 on a LAPTOP..?

    DB:3.31:Upgrade Vista To Win 7 jd

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 share similar system requirements.

    1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade
    2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
    3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
    4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
    Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    When making significant changes to your computer such as an upgrade, it is always recommended you backup your system prior to installing a new version of Windows. In your case, you can upgrade to Windows 7 depending on edition and architecture of Windows
    Vista you have installed. If you are running a 32 bit version of Vista and want to upgrade to a 64 bit version (edition of Windows 7), you will have to a do clean install, this applies vice-versa.

    If you are running consumer editions of Windows Vista such as Home Basic or Premium, you can only upgrade to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. Also, you cannot do downgrades, which means, if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate now, you cannot
    downgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. You must do logical upgrades:

    Windows Vista Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Business Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise
    Windows Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate.

    also see:
    http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/07/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-7/

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    DB:3.30:Free Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 sa


    Free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7

    DB:3.30:Free Upgrade From Vista To Windows 7 sa


    If you purchased your computer since June 26th 2009 then you can go here. Take note of whether your computer's manufacturer requires a receipt, and whether they charge shipping and handling. Click the link for you manufacturer and fill out the information they request. They'll mail you your copy in no time! If you need any further assistance then please join the forums and we can help you out!




    Robert ParadisConnectPro Online Support Expert

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    DB:3.30:Can I Upgrade Windows 7 Home Basic To Windows 7 Home Premium Using Windows Anytime Upgrade 87


    Original Title: Please open the question to get a detailed information about my problems!

    Please answer my questions paragraph wise and write the question number before answering for which you are writing,so that I can understand easily.

    DB:3.30:Can I Upgrade Windows 7 Home Basic To Windows 7 Home Premium Using Windows Anytime Upgrade 87

    Please answer my questions paragraph wise and write the question number before answering for which you are writing,so that I can understand easily.

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    DB:3.30:Is It Advisable To Upgrade To Windows 7, When Windows Vista Is Having Issues 8k


    Original title: upgrade Windows Vista Windows 7 problems
    I have problems with Vista. The "windows explorer" bar freezes, especially when I try to mess with my volume. My tasks also stop responding so I have to close them. If I upgrade to Windows 7 professional, will I have that problem as well?

    DB:3.30:Is It Advisable To Upgrade To Windows 7, When Windows Vista Is Having Issues 8k

    Hi,

    It is not advisable to upgrade to a new Operating System when the existing one is having issues.

    Before upgrading to Windows 7 I would suggest you either check what is causing the issue remove that application and then continue with the upgrade, or you can backup you data and continue with a fresh install of the new Operating System.

    ·Who is the manufacturer of sound card?

    To check as to what is causing the issue, you may configure your computer to clean boot and check if the issue persists. If not then continue with the steps in the article given below and check what is causing the issue. to configure the computer
    in clean boot state follow the link given below.
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow step 7 in the article to boot to normal startup.

    Hope this information is helpful.
    Amrita M
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

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    DB:3.30:Which Windows 7 Do I Need To Upgrade From Vista Ultimate jd


    no problems just need to know if i can upgrade my vista ultimate to windows 7 pro

    DB:3.30:Which Windows 7 Do I Need To Upgrade From Vista Ultimate jd

    You qualify for the upgrade, but you cannot do an in place upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional because they are not logical corresponding editions.

    Upgrade paths:
    When making significant changes to your computer such as an upgrade, it is always recommended you backup your system prior to installing a new version of Windows. In your case, you can upgrade to Windows 7 depending on edition and architecture of Windows Vista
    you have installed. If you are running a 32 bit version of Vista and want to upgrade to a 64 bit version (edition of Windows 7), you will have to a do clean install, this applies vice-versa.

    If you are running consumer editions of Windows Vista such as Home Basic or Premium, you can only upgrade to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. Also, you can do downgrades, which means, if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate now, you cannot downgrade
    to Windows 7 Home Premium. You must do logical upgrades:

    Windows Vista Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Business Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
    Windows Vista Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise
    Windows Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com

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    DB:3.30:Problems After Upgrade To Windows 7 c9


    Iwas using windows vista before. After i upgrade it to Windows 7, i can't find my smart webcam anymore. And also the toolbar which would come up on the topwhen i started my computer, now is disappear.
    How can i find the smart webcam and the toolbar?

    DB:3.30:Problems After Upgrade To Windows 7 c9

    After you install an operating system you must then install drivers for all your hardware. This includes the drivers for your webcam. Go to the computer mftr.'s website and download/install drivers for all your hardware for whichever version of Win7 you
    are using (32 or 64-bit). Do you have a Dell? If yes, then the "toolbar" at the top is the Dell Dock and you can get the software from Dell and reinstall it.

    MS-MVP - Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!

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    DB:3.30:Forums: How To Upgrade To Window 7.0??? pa


    What options do I have to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.I had and am still having problems with Vista........|:-((((Regards, Asaf

    DB:3.30:Forums: How To Upgrade To Window 7.0??? pa

    Asaf09 said:

    What options do I have to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.

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    DB:3.30:Re-Upgrade The System To Windows 8 Without Loss Of Activation Key cf


    faced some problems after the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and you choose not to keep something during the upgrade.

    DB:3.30:Re-Upgrade The System To Windows 8 Without Loss Of Activation Key cf

    faced some problems after the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and you choose not to keep something during the upgrade.

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    DB:3.30:Dual Boot 8p


    I have win XP and win vista. i like upgrade Vista to windows 7 or I will have problems after installation windows 7

    DB:3.30:Dual Boot 8p

    I have done exactly that... and wrote about it
    http://www.formatandreload.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20688

    The thing you are going to have problems with are old software and obscure drivers.

    I would advise running both the Vista upgrade advisor and the beta win7 upgrade advisor first so you know what you are likely to encounter. To be honest I think that you are most likely to run into problems with the software you most want to keep.

    Your call - do a backup before you start so that you can get back to your original install if it goes horribly wrong.

    Never ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly".
    My hangouts Format and Reload or
    Windrivers

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    DB:3.30:Was Told That I Can Upgrade To Windows 7 From Windows Vista For Free. Where Can I Download Windows 7 cm


    I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD GO ONLINE AND UPGRADE VISTA TO WINDOWS 7 FREE OF CHARGE SINCE VISTA HAS HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS(AMEN TO THAT) WHERE DO I GET THIS FREE DOWNLOAD

    DB:3.30:Was Told That I Can Upgrade To Windows 7 From Windows Vista For Free. Where Can I Download Windows 7 cm

    Are there any deals for persons who acquire a PC with Windows XP or Vista today?
    The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program debuted on June 26th, it provides anyone who buys a PC from a participating OEM or retailer with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate to receive an upgrade to the corresponding version of Windows 7 at little
    or no cost. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program will be available until January 31st, 2010 and is global.
    For more information on tak

    As you can see, that opportunity has since past. If you need an affordable upgrade, look into the 39.99 upgrade offer to Windows 8 Pro mentioned by Mike.

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    DB:3.30:How Do I Reinstall Win 7 Upgrade k8


    I have installed a win 7 home prem over a vista ultimate. It has developed problems...the type of problems that I used to resolve in vista with a reinstall...can I reinstall the win 7 upgrade and if so how?

    This is a released version

    DB:3.30:How Do I Reinstall Win 7 Upgrade k8

    Hi Ajbehr,
    Welcome to Microsoft answers.
    · Could you brief about the issue you are facing?
    As you have an upgrade disc for Windows 7 I would not recommend that you perform clean installation if you have any issues with the Operating system, you may have to install Windows Vista on the computer prior to the installation of Windows 7.
    However there is an option to where you may try to perform In-place Upgrade for the Operating system and most of the issues are also fixed by performing System Repair in Windows Recovery Environment.
    Refer the link to access System Recovery Options: What are the system recovery options in
    Windows7?:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7
    Swathi B - Microsoft Support.
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum
    and let us know what you think.

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    DB:3.29:Windows 7 Upgrade On Sg3002uk k7



    I have installed windows 7 on a SG3002UK, all OK apart from USB problems. I think I need a chipset driver compatible with Win 7, can anyone help ? Or can someone suggest a solution ?

    DB:3.29:Windows 7 Upgrade On Sg3002uk k7


    Thanks very much all links and drivers worked

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    DB:3.29:Upgrade To Windows 8 Reverts Back To Windows 7 md


    will this cause problems?

    Original Title: Tried win8 but reverted to win7 on samsung rv515,msinfo32 and actual bios numbers different?

    DB:3.29:Upgrade To Windows 8 Reverts Back To Windows 7 md

    Hello Arthur,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community Forum.

    What is the complete error message?What is the complete model number of your computer?What BIOS numbers are you referring to?
    Try removing external devices and start the upgrade and check.

    It is very important to ensure the current hardware specification of the computer is compatible with the next operating system you are upgrading to.

    Method 1: I would suggest you to first download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant tool which will tell you if any update is required for your current operating system.

    Refer to the article: Upgrade Assistant: FAQ

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows-8/upgrade-assistant-download-online-faq

    Click on the blue tab Download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

    Method 2: Also ensure that the make and model of your computer is compatible with Windows 8 operating system.

    Refer to the article below and follow the steps below.

    Get the Latest Drivers, Manuals, Firmware and Software

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads#

    Enter the exact model number of your computer and click on it.

    Click on Downloads tab

    Choose the operating system

    If you do not see Windows 8 operating system listed, I would suggest you to contact the manufacturer and check.

    Support - Samsung

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you

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    DB:3.29:Windows 7 Post-Upgrade Problems mz


    I just upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP, and I have several issues:

    DB:3.29:Windows 7 Post-Upgrade Problems mz

    The screen resolution is totally off (even after putting it at the highest setting) - it almost looks like the text and windows are spread out too wide across the screen, making text and images a bit blurry.
    Have you tried updating the video card drivers?
    How to
    Update Windows 7 Video
    Card Drivers | eHow.com

    Microsoft Office Suite has to install itself every time I open it; and
    Have you tried repairing your Microsoft Office installation?
    How to
    Reinstall or Repair Microsoft
    Office : Notebooks.com
    1) My keyboard shortcuts (e.g., volume shortcuts, etc.) seem to not work anymore;

    General keyboard shortcuts

    The following table contains general keyboard shortcuts.

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    DB:3.29:Are Their Problems Upgrading From Windows 7 To Windows 8 On Hp Touchsmart 320 Pc dd



    Does anyone know if their are problems upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 on my touchsmart 320 PC and if I decide to upgrade can I remove the windows app and go back to windows 7 without problems?

    DB:3.29:Are Their Problems Upgrading From Windows 7 To Windows 8 On Hp Touchsmart 320 Pc dd


    When requesting assistance, please provide the complete model name and/or product number of the HP computerin question. HP/Compaq makesthousands of models of computers. Without this information it may be difficult or impossible to assist you in resolving your issue.

    The above requested information can be found on the back or bottom ofthe computer.Please do not includethe serial number. Please enter the model/product information into HP's Online Consumer Support pageand/or post it here forour review.

    THISis HP's position on Windows 8 support and any HP computer not originally shipped with Windows 8;

    Not all Windows 8 features may be available on all PCs.

    Your particular experience with Windows 8 will be determined by the capabilities of your PC.

    HP is providing upgrade instructions and drivers will be available for most Windows 7 systems sold after 1st October 2011.

    If you want to restore the original operating system after upgrading, you must create HP recovery media before you upgrade.

    Please note that if you purchased your system prior to October 1, 2011, HP has not tested these PCs or developed Windows 8 upgrade instructions or drivers for them. Upgrading such systems may be difficult or impossible.

    and

    Important information regarding additional limitations and requirements;

    Screen Resolution Requirements

    Limitations with DVD playback software

    Limitations with Blu-ray playback software

    Limitations with TV Tuner software

    Secure Boot other UEFI dependent features

    Limitations with touch screen capabilities;

    Windows 7(and Windows Vista)PCs with touch screens will not have full Windows 8 touch capabilities after upgrade.HP PCs with touch input hardware designed for Windows 7 (or Windows Vista)will provide a comparable experience for only two touch point applications after the upgrade to Windows 8. HP Windows PCs with touch input hardware will not support Windows 8 applications that require more than two simultaneous touch points. Additionally, Windows 8 edge swipes may not be available due to the recessed bezel on HP touch systems shipped with Windows7 (and Window Vista).HP TouchSmart Magic Canvas and HP TouchSmart applications are not compatible with Windows 8 and must be uninstalled before upgrading. Note that content created using the TouchSmart applications such as Graphitti will not be available after upgrading.

    I did a "clean" install ofWindows 8 on my HP TouchSmart 320-1120m CTO Desktop Computerand had NO issues at all. If you do an actual "upgrade", please be aware that much of the HP value-added software that came with the computer will have to be uninstalled before doing the upgrade. You may also run into other minor issues with other software already on the computer. The only way to go back to Windows 7, is to use the HP Recovery Discs you should have already created. If you haven't yet created these discs, do so BEFORE upgrading to Windows 8.

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Please click the white KUDOS star to show your appreciation

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    DB:3.28:Windows 7 Upgrade 91


    Could somebody out there please help me, I upgraded my windows XP to windows 7 beta and everything worked perfect even those old windows 98 apps that I have running. Since that upgrade I've also used the incremental released upgrades up till 7077.0 and have had no problems with any of my apps or drivers, after that upgrade I decided to upgrade to version 7106.

    DB:3.28:Windows 7 Upgrade 91

    Hi MaggillaThese forums only support the official Release Candidate (RC) Build 7100 and Beta Build 7000.
    Please see the following thread for a more detailed description of this policy and a description of the builds you are using.
    Windows 7 Unofficial Builds
    This thread will be locked.
    Thanks for understanding.

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    DB:3.28:Upgrade Hp Pavilion Dv6 Vista Home Os To Windows 7 Professional? 3j



    Can I upgrade HP Pavilion dv6 running on Vista Home 64 bit OS to Windows 7 Professional without problems? I have run the MS Win 7 upgrade advisor and things appear to be OK. However, the advisor only gave a report for Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate - no mention of Pro version. AND I could not find an upgrade advisor specifically for Win 7 Pro form MS! I need it for networking to Server 2008

    DB:3.28:Upgrade Hp Pavilion Dv6 Vista Home Os To Windows 7 Professional? 3j


    You're very welcome.

    Just use the drivers from the PC's support and driver page. They will work for any version of W7.

    Paul

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    DB:3.28:Printer Problems With Windows 7 Upgrade And Dell Printer f8


    I just downloaded windows 7 upgradeand now can't use dell printer AIO 962; I uninstalled and tried to load to back and get the phraseprint processor doesn't exist; what to do

    DB:3.28:Printer Problems With Windows 7 Upgrade And Dell Printer f8

    HI
    The DellPhoto AIO962 is not compatable as per microsoft compatability 32bit 0r 64bit
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardwarep=Dell%20962%20Photo%20All-In-One%20Printerv=Delluid=221-7017l=en-USpf=0pi=1s=AIO%20962os=64-bit

    Regards
    GT4U

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    DB:3.28:Can't Upgrade To Windows 7: "Model Does Not Support Windows 7" 98



    After several problems with my Toshiba L510 laptop (PSLF2C-1600G), I decided to restore to the factory settings, which made my laptop go back to Windows Vista. I installed all the windows updates, updated the BIOS and the drivers, and started to run the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant, but I get the error message that my model does not support the upgrade to WIndows 7.

    What can I do?

    DB:3.28:Can't Upgrade To Windows 7: "Model Does Not Support Windows 7" 98


    USA model A505-S6960 and L505-S6947 have instructions for manually upgrading Vista to 7. There is a PDF file to download.

    I think that Upgrade Assistant just automated the removal of certain Vista features, didn't it?

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    DB:3.28:Can Dreamweaver Run On Windows 7 On 64 Bit Machine Or Upgrade Dm 8? m9



    Hi,

    Can Dreamweaver Run on Windows 7 on 64 bit machine or Upgrade DM 8?

    If upgrade is required, what version has less problems?

    Dreamweaver101.1

    DB:3.28:Can Dreamweaver Run On Windows 7 On 64 Bit Machine Or Upgrade Dm 8? m9


    For compatibility you should upgrade to the latest version, CS5.5 as under the current upgrade model this is your last chance to upgrade. You may also want to read about Adobe's new upgrade policy announced for CS6 and future releases in the following thread:

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/923377?tstart=0

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    DB:3.28:Window 7 Pro Upgrade Over Home - Activation Problems - Error Code 0xc004f061 Recognising It As An Upgrade cm


    I installed Windows 7 professional upgrade on a new machine that came with W7 home. On activation I get an error code 0xC004F061 recognising it as an upgrade but not to be used for a clean installation. I tried the original W7 Home key and that will not
    work either. What can I do to activate my windows?

    DB:3.28:Window 7 Pro Upgrade Over Home - Activation Problems - Error Code 0xc004f061 Recognising It As An Upgrade cm

    Did you activate the Windows 7 Home Premium installation before upgrading it to Professional? If you did an Anytime Upgrade, this is probably why.Try activating by telephone:

    Activate Windows 7 manually:
    1. Click Start, and in the Search box type : slui.exe 4

    2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard

    3. Select your Country.
    4. Select the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person.

    Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004F061
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Windows-7-activation-error-0xC004F061

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    DB:3.28:Upgrade Vista To Win 7 Without Vista Sp2 3z


    As the Window 7 upgrade instructions say you need Vista to be up todate, and I am having the same problems as many Vista users arehaving trying to get SP2 to install, I wondered if Windows 7 upgrade will install OK without Vista SP2 being installed.

    DB:3.28:Upgrade Vista To Win 7 Without Vista Sp2 3z

    I had no problem with Vista SP1 or any of the other security etc updates. Only SP2 fails...every time...
    If you Service Pack 1, it should still be sufficient to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.

    Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com

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    DB:3.27:Problems With Upgrade x1


    I bought a windows 7 upgrade to upgrade my vista. WHen I click on upgrade the system tells me that I have to uninstall Nero- Burning Rom which I did. I tried many times after and I still get the same message. And I can not find the nero program any more
    on the computer.

    DB:3.27:Problems With Upgrade x1

    Also try and make sure there's no folders left over from Nero in C:\Program Files\

    Kevin

    If you find that my answer was what you were looking for, please remember to click the "mark as answer" box below!

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    DB:3.27:Diskeeper Home And Windows 7 On T61 df


    Has anyone experienced problems with reinstalling "diskeeper" after windows 7 upgrade?De-installingit, isnecessary for Windows installation. Now diskeeper installer stops with telling me, that it is not designed for my operating system.Does someone know updates or compatibility patches?Thanks

    DB:3.27:Diskeeper Home And Windows 7 On T61 df

    What version of diskeeper do you have? Diskeeper 2009 is supported on Windows 7 so in that case the installation should work. If you got a older version that doesn't work with Windows 7 i guess you need to buy a upgrade.If you got a license for diskeeper 2009 and downloaded the software some time ago you might have an old build that doesn't support Windows 7. In that case you could download Diskeeper 2009 again to make sure you got the latest build and then try to install again. If you got a license for diskeeper 2009 you should get new builds for diskeeper 2009 for free.

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    DB:3.27:If I Buy An Upgrade Edition Of Windows 7 Can It Be Used For A Clean Install If I Experience Problems cf


    if i buy an upgrade edition of windows 7 can it be used for a clean install if i experience problems?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Hp Psc 500xi Installation Problems 3j


    I have upgraded my computer from Win XP to Win 7, clean load, not upgrade.

    DB:3.27:Hp Psc 500xi Installation Problems 3j

    "If printer sharing is enabled, when you add the printer on the 64bit PC the install driver dialogue, from windows update, should activate."

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    DB:3.27:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade To Windows 7 Pro With Msdn Academic Alliance Key pk


    Hello,

    I recently purchased a Dell that came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. I am a student and have also recently obtained Windows 7 Pro through the MSDN academic alliance program. I need to install or upgrade my new computer to Windows 7 Pro and have ran
    into some problems. When I try to insert the Windows 7 Pro dvd it tells me to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature instead. When I try to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature it tells me that it doesn't work with my particular key (I'm guessing because
    it's MSDN academic). How am I actually supposed to install Windows 7 Pro on my computer?

    Thanks

    DB:3.27:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade To Windows 7 Pro With Msdn Academic Alliance Key pk

    Please contact your Program Administrator with your question. If you don't know who your MSDNAA Program Administrator is, use theSchool Search
    to look it up.

    Carey Frisch

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Upgrading From One Language Version Of Wiondows 7 To Another Language Version Of Windows 7 jp


    My Windows 7 Home Premium Edition software is in spanish. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate in english without confronting any problems?

    DB:3.27:Upgrading From One Language Version Of Wiondows 7 To Another Language Version Of Windows 7 jp

    My Windows 7 Home Premium Edition software is in spanish. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate in english without confronting any problems?

    If you want to use English install disks you must do a clean install.

    You can't do an in place upgrade from one language to a different language. The only way is to do a custom clean install which means you'll have to backup all your files and reinstall all your programs.

    To keep your installed programs, you will need to do an Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate, then install English.

    Install complete language with a Language Pack (LP) - MUI
    Language Packs (or MUI - Multilingual User Interface)
    - Language packs provide a translated version of Windows dialog boxes, menu items, and help content.
    Switching to certain languages with a Language Pack, such as
    English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and others, requires your computer to be running Windows 7 Ultimate. You can download any of the available language packs by using Windows Update.
    If you don't have Ultimate you can do an Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate.
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125894

    Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate
    Type Anytime Upgrade in the Search programs and files box in the Start menu and click on the Windows Anytime Upgrade icon. From there, you can buy an Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Then your can enter your Anytime Upgrade product key and perform
    a simple upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate so you can install a different language. All programs and files will stay on the computer.
    If you're unable to buy online in your area a local store may sell Anytime Upgrades, or you can buy the version of Windows 7 you want.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/windows-anytime-upgrade

    Install New Multilingual User Interface (MUI) in Windows 7 Ultimate:

    1. Start - All Programs -- Windows Update -- Optional Updates.

    2. Open optional Updates and go to the section Windows 7 Language Packs.

    3. Tick the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) you want and click OK

    4. Proceed with Install Updates

    How to change the Windows 7 Display Language:

    1. Go to Start - Control Panel - Clock, Language, and Region / Change the display language

    2. Switch the display language in the Choose a display language drop down menu.

    3. Click OK
    4. Restart for the changes to take effect (this will affect only the user profile under which you are currently logged on).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Upgrade Is Not Working s7


    I just ordered Windows Anytime Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Preminum, I am having problems with the upgrade activation. I followed the instruction that was given, I get this message "operation is not supported at this platform"

    DB:3.26:Upgrade Is Not Working s7

    I tried the hotfix but the Wauquickstart.exe program returns Operation is not supported on this platform. HELP!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Getting The Following Messave When Trying To Upgrade The Upgrade Key Is For An Edition Of Windows That Does Not Work With Windows Anytime Upgradeupgrading px


    Issue - Windows 7 Ultimate
    I am having problems upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate. Message" the upgrade key is for an edition of windows that does not work with Windows Anytime Upgrade" Any ideas please?

    DB:3.26:Getting The Following Messave When Trying To Upgrade The Upgrade Key Is For An Edition Of Windows That Does Not Work With Windows Anytime Upgradeupgrading px

    Where did you obtain this license?
    Is it an Anytime Upgrade license or a retail upgrade/full version license?
    If its Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, are you sure you bought the correct upgrade?
    Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade Pricing List for USA
    * Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium: $79.99
    * Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Professional: $114.99
    * Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate: $164.99
    * Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional: $89.99
    * Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate: $139.99
    * Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate: $129.99

    If its an MSDN-Academic distribution of Windows 7 Ultimate you won't be able to use the key with Anytime Upgrade.

    If its a retail upgrade or full version, try the following:
    If Anytime Upgrade fails, Windows Anytime Upgrade Fail:
    Shutdown and start your computer again.
    Make sure the latest Windows Updates have been installed.
    Download the hotfix containing a tool called CheckSUR, this tool will look into the servicing and package folders and fix any corrupted data the tool is listed under kb947821 it can be found at the following link
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821

    If Anytime Upgrade still fails, disable User Account Control:
    1. Go to User Accounts in Control Panel
    2. Change User Account Control Settings
    3. Pull the Slider down to lowest level possible
    4. Reboot the PC
    5. Go through the "Anytime Upgrade" as normal

    Try the following:
    1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade
    2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
    3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
    4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
    Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    Who should I contact if I'm having trouble installing and / or activating my Product Key Card?
    Please contact customer support at:
    www.windows7.com/getkeysupport.

    If all the above fails, install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 then attempt the Anytime Upgrade again:
    Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Will Acrobat Pro 6 Work With Windows 7 sf



    I have had Adobe Acrobat Professional 6 working with Windows XP for many years without a problem. Recently had to upgrade to Windows 7 and having problems installing

    DB:3.26:Will Acrobat Pro 6 Work With Windows 7 sf


    Assuming 6 precedes 7, there is no longer an activation server for Acrobat Pro version 7 or earlier. You might be able to get version 7 via the page linked below, but that still is no guarantee that it will be compatible with your newer system

    CS2: Error: Activation Server Unavailable | CS2, Acrobat 7, Audition 3 -

    http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.htm l

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Anytime Upgrade And Multiple Reformatsreinstallations On Same Computer a9


    I wish to upgrade from Windows 7 home Premium to Ultimate.

    My question is::

    When reformatting and reinstalling Windows 7, when activating, Which product key do I use? My original Home Premium key or the upgrade key? or both?

    Will I have any problems reusing the upgrade key on the same computer after reinstalling Windows 7?

    DB:3.25:Anytime Upgrade And Multiple Reformatsreinstallations On Same Computer a9

    In order to reinstall your Windows Anytime Upgrade, you must first reinstall the base license, this would be the Home Premium license, reactivate, then do the Anytime Upgrade again to Windows 7 Ultimate.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows-7
    If Windows 7 Home Premium came preinstalled on your computer:
    New computers that come preinstalled with Windows 7 often have what is called a recovery partition. This is used to reinstall the operating system in the event of a system crash. To access it, you will need to boot into when you start your computer by pressing
    a function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12 or even DEL or Tab key. Consult the owners manual that came with your PC for instructions about how to reinstall Windows.
     
    - Samsung uses ESC on most of its systems

    - HP uses F9 on most of its systems

    - Fujitsu uses F12 on most of its systems

    - Acer uses F12 on most of its systems, but you often need to go into the BIOS to enable it

    - Dell uses F12
     
    In general, look at the screen during POST for a hint about what is possible.
     
    If your recovery partition is not available or damaged, you should contact the manufacturer of your computer and request a recovery disc set you can use to reinstall Windows 7. They might charge a small shipping and handling fee.

    --------------------------
    After reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate through Windows Anytime Upgrade, you will need to reactivate by telephone again, because it was previously in use.

    To retrieve your Windows Anytime Upgrade key:
    you can return to
    www.windows7.com/getkey and sign in using the 'Sign In' link in the top right corner of the page. This will retrieve your Product Key if you established your account with your Windows Live ID. If you did not setup a Windows Live ID account initially there
    is no record of your Product Key online. Check your e-mail since this is the only record of your Product Key.

    --------------------------------
    One of the best ways to avoid going through all this, is to simply create a system image of current setup with Windows 7 Ultimate and save it to a External Hard disk. When the time comes when you feel you need to reinstall Windows, simply restore the system
    image. This will even exclude the need to reactivate:
    http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/24/how-to-backup-your-installation-of-windows-7/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Upgrade Win 7 Followed By Clean Install fm


    I want to try an upgrade to Win 7, but since i have some problems with Vista, i want to have the option of doing a clean install in case the upgrade doesn't work smoothly. Can i do a clean install of Win 7 over an upgrade of Win 7?

    DB:3.25:Upgrade Win 7 Followed By Clean Install fm

    Additional resources:
    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin |Notebooks |

    Microsoft MVP

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Upgrading To Windows 7 From Vista za


    I have a lot of problems with vista on my laptop and I am wondering if I could upgrade to windows 7 with out any problems?

    DB:3.25:Upgrading To Windows 7 From Vista za

    On Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:08:10 +0000, dpatter wrote:

    I have a lot of problems with vista on my laptop and I am wondering if I could upgrade to windows 7 with out any problems?

    Although many people will tell you that formatting and installing
    cleanly is the best way to go, I disagree. Unlike with previous
    versions of Windows, when doing an upgrade was often a mistake, an
    upgrade to Windows XP or later replaces almost everything, and usually
    works very well.
    The only real exception is when you are having problems; in that
    situation, an upgrade often worsens problems, rather than solving
    them. So in your situation, I strongly recommend against upgrading.

    Ken Blake (MS MVP)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Upgrade From Windows 7 Starter To Ultimate f1


    upgrade from windows 7 starter to ultimate

    DB:3.25:Upgrade From Windows 7 Starter To Ultimate f1


    You can do so by purchasing a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade and performing an in-place upgrade.

    Alternatively you can do a Windows Anytime Upgrade directly from within your computer.

    (Looking from a different angle though...since Windows 7 Starter is most likely to exist on a netbook, whether running Ultimate is worthwhile on a netbook is another story.)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Fw1e - Windows 7 Upgrade Problems kj



    I'm trying to perform an in-place upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows Home Premium. I ran the upgrade advisor, no problems reported.Ran the upgrade, gets to near to the end "Transferring files, settings, and programs" and then at some point later I get a message saying that the upgrade could not be completed successfully.Any idea how I can find out what is going wrong?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Reusing Windows 7 Pro Upgrade 73


    My last computer came with Vista Home Premium. I purchased Windows 7 Pro Upgrade for that machine. When that machine died, I purchased anotherHP with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. I reused my Windows 7 Pro Upgrade disk successfully. I have Windows
    7 Recovery disks that were created prior to the Windows 7 Pro Upgrade install. Now, I have preordered Windows 8 Pro. When it arrives, I would like to use my Windows 7 (Home Premium) Recovery disks to take the machine back to its original state, then install
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. Then, I would like to use the Windows 7 Pro Upgrade disk to upgrade another machine running Windows 7 Home Premium. Will there be any problems reusing that disk again?

    DB:3.25:Reusing Windows 7 Pro Upgrade 73

    Ok, I am revising my plan slightly. I have the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, but have not installed it.
    The Windows 7 Pro upgrade is currently installed on my desktop. Now, I want to leave that Windows 7 Pro in place when I install the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, so I don't have to reinstall all
    my files. I actually already did reinstall my Windows 7 Home restore disks, but ended up reinstalling
    the Windows 7 Pro upgrade so I could install Virtual XP and reinstalling everything else. I should not
    have done that as I now have learned that I can not get Virtual XP back under Windows 8. But at
    this point, I don't want to have to reinstall all my files yet again. So, when I upgrade my
    Windows 7 Pro upgrade to Windows 8 Pro upgrade, with it's new product key, will that free up
    my Windows 7 Pro upgrade so I may reuse it on my laptop, now running Windows 7 Home Premium?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Problem With Reinstallation From Windows 7 Upgrade Disc.... ja


    I have sony vaio. I got it with windows vista preinstalled but with free upgrade disc to windows 7. Now i am having problems with windows 7. As i am not having recovery disc of windows 7..... Can i do a clean installation from those windows 7 upgrade disc
    or not? What about validating windows? would it show windows geniune on fresh installation or not?

    DB:3.25:Problem With Reinstallation From Windows 7 Upgrade Disc.... ja

    If your computer came with a previous qualifying license such as Windows Vista or Windows XP and the Certificate of Authencity is still attached to the machine in good condition, then the COA is reason enough for representing compliance to the software
    license agreement. No actual installation of previous software necessary, which means you can do a clean install with Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

    How to do a clean install with the upgrade disk:

    Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
    Click Install Now
    Accept License Agreement
    When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced)
    Click Drive Options
    Select the drive/s click Delete
    Click New
    Click Apply
    Click OK
    Click Format and click Next to proceed with the installation

    Skip entering your Windows 7 product key and complete the installation.

    Once you reach the desktop, click Start, right click Computer

    Click Properties

    Scroll down to Windows Activation

    Click the link x days until activation.

    Click the link that says 'Show me other ways to activate'

    Enter product key

    Click Next

    Select Phone Activation

    Click Next when Enter your key page displayed

    Select your country

    Click Next, call the number listed

    Remember to explain to the call agent your situation.

    Provide the generated installation ID when requested by the call agent

    They will give you a confirmation ID in return, enter it

    Click Next to complete the activation.

    The requirements for upgrade media though is that you have a previously qualifying operating system such as Windows XP or Vista installed to use it. From the Windows 7 End User License Agreement.

    15. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use
    the software you upgraded from.

    So, if you are still denied, you will have to simply reinstall Windows XP or Vista and let it do the eligibility check.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:T/X Vista To Windows 7 Upgrade cx


    I currently am able to sync my T/X via bluetooth while running Vista. My computer came with a free upgrade to Windows 7. Do I risk running into sync problems if I run the upgrade program?
    Post relates to:

    DB:3.25:T/X Vista To Windows 7 Upgrade cx


    If it worked in Vista should be no problem in Win 7. I sync using wi-fi. It worked well in Vista and nothing changed with the upgrade to Win 7!

    Good Luck with that.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Problems Downloading Windows 7 Upgrade For Students 9s


    i recently purchased the windows 7 upgrade for students, that is 29.99, and i didnt get to finish downloading it and forwarded the email i got at my school email to my personal email address and realized it is disabled if forwarded, after i forwarded it.
    no i cant continue the download, so what do i do?

    DB:3.25:Problems Downloading Windows 7 Upgrade For Students 9s

    Will have to call them tomorrow and get the link again. 1-877-244-8653.

    Frenchie

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.24

    DB:3.24:Z580 Upgrade jd


    Can i upgrade my z580 from windows 7 to windows 8 stably? Like i mean without encoutering problems with important drivers like the WiFi ?

    DB:3.24:Z580 Upgrade jd

    Yeah, i dont like Win8 as well, I dont like being forced to use a touch interface when my notebook does not have a touch screen, and the loss of the start button, also no aero or gadjets, you can get hack for most of these.I just hope Microsoft will make these feature customizable for people who do not need them, i do like the Win7+ desktop though.So i will be getting the $15 upgrade, and hope Win8 improves.John.



    Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Vista Has Problems, Can I Upgrade To Windows 7 xa


    My lap top currently has windows vista but when i turn it on i get error loading operating system. i was advised to get recovery discs or i could install windows 7. will i still be able to install the windows 7 while this error is on the computer?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Anytime Upgrade Problems cz


    I have just bought a product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Home premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. When I run Anytime upgrade it tells me that the product key is for a version of windows that does not work with anytime upgrade. This can not be true as anytime
    upgrade sold me the product key. what can I do?

    DB:3.23:Anytime Upgrade Problems cz

    If Anytime Upgrade fails, Windows Anytime Upgrade Fail:
    Shutdown and start your computer again.
    Make sure the latest Windows Updates have been installed.
    Download the hotfix containing a tool called CheckSUR, this tool will look into the servicing and package folders and fix any corrupted data the tool is listed under kb947821 it can be found at the following link
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821

    If Anytime Upgrade still fails, disable User Account Control:
    1. Go to User Accounts in Control Panel
    2. Change User Account Control Settings
    3. Pull the Slider down to lowest level possible
    4. Reboot the PC
    5. Go through the "Anytime Upgrade" as normal

    Try the following:
    1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade
    2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
    3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
    4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
    Click Start
    Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
    Click 'Run as Administrator'
    At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
    1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    5. Click OK.
    6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
    7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
    Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    Who should I contact if I'm having trouble installing and / or activating my Product Key Card?
    Please contact customer support at:
    www.windows7.com/getkeysupport.

    If all the above fails, install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 then attempt the Anytime Upgrade again:
    Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Windows 7 Download And Toshiba Upgrade Assistant zc



    I just wanted to know if the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant will assist with upgrading a download copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft and if so how to integrate it into the upgrade; or, should I wait for the backup disc. I just want a clean update with no problems--if there is such a thing!

    DB:3.23:Windows 7 Download And Toshiba Upgrade Assistant zc

    jrosree wrote:
    I have an L505D-S6947. Is there a list of the programs the upgrade assistant uninstalls and re-installs along with a list of device drivers that are updated? I'd feel comfortable all Toshiba programs are handled but what about the Realtek RTL8192E NIC (Microsoft upgrade advisor says to update the driver after the install) and the ATI Catalyst Install Manager (Microsoft upgrade advisor says to uninstall and then reinstall)?

    Go to the Product Support Link at the top of this page, enter in your model information, then go to the downloads tab. Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Document found there. It will list what drivers and applications need to be removed or updated.

    You can also just run the upgrade assistant to get a list of what it will download for your specific system. It won't actually change anything prior to that point so it's safe to use. That would give you the best idea of what it will be doing.

    And please take note that if your system wasn't manufactured in 2009 (signified by having a 9 as the second digit of it's serial number) Toshiba does NOT reccomend using the Upgrade Assistant to perform the upgrade. You either need to use the Software Installer option with a clean install or perform the in place upgrade according to the instructions in the above mentioned Upgrade Document.




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    If you don't post your COMPLETE model number it's very difficult to assist you. Please try to post in complete sentences with punctuation, capitals, and correct spelling. Toshiba does NOT provide any direct support in these forums. All support is User to User in their spare time.