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How can i upgrade a windows 7 trial version? I had vista home premium. Was having probs.computer would freeze, a lot. Took it to a repair place. They told me the motherboard was "going". I asked them to wipe the hd clean so i could possibly sell the computer for parts. I get the computer back, and it has a 90 day version of windows 7 pro on it. And the computer works fine. So i use the computer for three months, and more, but i need to activate windows 7 pro.

I have no key and i don't want to go back to the repair place. So, what do i need to buy, to be legal? And where should i buy it? And will i lose everything again when i install? Btw. No signs of motherboard problems at this point so i'm thinking the guy just was wrong. I'm willing to take the gamble, anyway, and buy windows 7.


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Trial Version

Is there a trial version of windows 7 available? If not, would i be able to install 1 licensed copy on multiple computers using the same hard drive without activating it to test the different computer systems to see which ones needed to be replaced? Example: 6 dell computers ranging from 2 to 5 years old all running windows xp professional. I take a copy of my windows 7 and a spare hard drive to computer a. I remove the existing operating hard drive and replace with the spare hard drive in it's place.

Clean windows 7 installation, drivers, programs. Then i work on the machine for 15 to 30 minutes as normal to determine if the computer system needs replacement or not. Once i am finished, i remove the spare hard drive with windows 7 on it placing the windows xp drive back in. At the end of the day all computers are running exactly the same way as they were before i walked in the door.

I know i could use the windows 7 upgrade advisor tool however, it would not give me accurate information since all the computers are only running microsoft office 2k3 (excel, outlook and word). They would all be running windows 95 today if it wasn't for the security issues - only reason for updating from windows xp.


Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Pirated Version For Trial

I have a computer designed for windows xp. However i'm highly considering getting windows 7. I had a application to see if i'd be able to run it, which it passed most the requirements. However like many know, even if you have the hardware, sometimes it doesn't quite run as smoothly as it should. Regarding this i've been tempted to download a pirated version of windows 7 to see if this computer could handle it to my expectations.

By doing so i understand that this is illegal. So, is there anyway for me to get a trial version? Such as this starter edition i've heard. If not, let's say i went ahead and downloaded the pirated version.could i just buy a valid product key online and use it on the pirated version and activate it?


Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Win 7 Trial To Win7 Pro

How to upgrade windows 7 trial to windows 7 pro? I recently bought a computer with the 30 day trial of windows 7 home premium installed on it. I just purchased windows 7 pro and have received a product key, i was just wondering how exactly do i upgrade from the home trial version to the purchased version of windows pro?I was given two downloads, however, one was for upgrading from xp and the other from vista.

I tried using the windows anytime upgrade, but that requires i activate this home version first?So yeah, just wondering how i get from this home trial version to the bought pro version?I guess i should specify: when i run the windows upgrade i am told that i must activate the current version of windows before i can upgrade. And the windows pro key i got doesn't work for that. Lso, not sure if it matters, but i bought this version from 'the ultimate steal' student offer.


Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Full Version?

Last fall, i bought a brand new hp laptop. It runs on vista (oem version). I would like to install windows 7 on the laptop since i'm not fully satisfied. Knowing that i have the oem version and i will reformat the hard disk. Should i buy the upgrade or the full version? If i buy the upgrade version, how can windows 7 recognize that i already have a vista license if the disk is reformatted? I don't know the vista license number and where to find it.

Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Activating Upgrade Version

I purchased windows 7 professional upgrade version a while back. My laptop previously had windows vista ultimate edition installed by dell when i purchased the machine. Unfortunately my hard drive died between purchasing and installation of windows 7 and the new key does not work as it tells me i'm not allowed to install as a clean installation - which quite frankly is a little annoying.

What do i do now? Do i have to go buy another copy of windows 7 or pay the difference between the upgrade version and the full version? Or do i have to uninstall windows 7, install vista ultimate then reinstall the upgrade version? Either way it is pretty annoying as there was no mention that clean installations are not allowed when installing the upgrade version.


Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Upgrade Version Product Key

I have a laptop and a netbook, one legitimate vista key, one full retail win 7 key and one upgrade retail win 7 key. My question is this: currently the full retail version is installed on my laptop and is activated. I have also installed the full retail version on the netbook - this is awaiting activation after changing the laptop (to which the vista key belongs) to the upgrade version.

My question is - can i just change the installed product key on the laptop from the full version to the upgrade version without having to re-install vista first and then doing the upgrade? If you find my response helpful, please click on the "vote as helpful" button!


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Reinstall Win 7 Upgrade Version

I am currently running windows 7 home premium and i would like to format my hard drive and reinstall windows 7 onto it. However, the problem is that i'm afraid i might go through some activation issues. When i purchased my pc windows vista was pre-installed on it. When windows 7 was released i purchased the upgrade version of it. From my understanding when i upgraded to windows 7 i needed to have a genuine version of windows already installed (which i did) in order for windows 7 to activate properly (which it did).

However, when i upgraded to windows 7 i did a clean install, which to my knowledge wiped windows vista off my hard drive. So my question is, if i try to do a clean install (reinstall) of windows 7 upgrade version, will i be able to activate without any issues? Here's a breakdown in case i wasn't clear in my explanation. 1. Purchased pc with windows vista pre-installed. 2. Did a clean install of windows 7 using the upgrade version, which was supposed to remove all remnants of windows vista. 3. Now i would like to do a clean install (formatting my hard drive) of windows 7 (upgrade version), again.


Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

Restoring Backup Of Upgrade Version

My new computer will ship with (oem) windows 7 home premium pre-installed. Thanks to my student status, i purchased a retail upgrade version of win 7 professional from microsoft at a great price. Once i've checked out my new pc to make sure the hardware works properly, i plan to use the win7 pro upgrade disc to do a custom ('clean') install.

I'm really good about backing up, so i plan to create an image of my new windows 7 professional installation, and to continue imaging my pc on a daily basis.

My first question is about restoring an image: in my case, the image contains an upgrade version of windows. Windows 7 setup does its compliance checking before you format the disc. How does 'uncle steve' know that i qualify to restore an upgrade version of windows, since i performed a custom installation of the upgrade?
 
My second question is more complicated: i qualify for an upgrade version of windows on the basis of my original oem license. An oem license can't be transferred to another computer, but i performed a custom install of the upgrade, so the original oem version is gone. Does this mean i can move my copy of windows 7 professional to a new computer?


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Re-installing Student Upgrade Version

I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and cpu very soon. I am currently running a windows 7 home premium upgrade that i brought under the £30 student offer, i am aware this is not an oem version but i am still worried. I expect that once i have swapped out this hardware i will need to reinstall the os to prevent any issues but i am concerned that this will not be allowed as i have just an 'upgrade version' key and thus a clean install will not be possible without xp or vista already on the drive. I hope that there is possibly some solution to this possible problem which means i can update my hardware, or perhaps this problem does not exist.

Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Upgrade Or Should I Buy Full Version Of Win7 ?

I have windows vista currently, and will be installing windows 7 soon, but my hard drive needs replaced, would it be better for me to try to re-install vista, then buy an upgrade or should i buy a full version of windows 7 for the new hard drive? My current computer running vista home premium has a faulty hard drive, i keep receiving errors and bsod's, so i am going to buy a new hard drive and reinstall windows. I decided to go with windows 7 since i have to start over anyway.

Should i buy my hard drive and use my recovery disk to re-install vista, then buy a windows 7 upgrade package or should i install my new hard drive and buy the full version of windows 7 home premium?  Also any idea if my factory recovery disk will work with a new hard drive?


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Net Framework Version 2.o Required After Upgrade

Installed windows & upgrade and completed all steps. When i restart, get a message that states microsoft.net framework version 2. O is required to continue. I downloaded >net freamework 2. 0 64bit and 86bit. Cannot get rid of the error. >Net framework version 2. O required

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Error - You Need To Upgrade The Version Of Flash Player

Error- "you need to upgrade the version of flash player" while watching online videos. I have flash player 10. 1 installed on my computer and when i go to play a song on youtube i get a message that i need to upgrade flash player. What's wrong?

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Will Upgrade Version Lose Programs, I Have On System ?

Built a system and put win7 beta on it to see if i like it which i do. My question is can i buy an upgrade version so as to not lose what programs i have on this system? If so which one do i need?

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Full Version With New Mb & Hard Drive

I am planing to upgrade my system, new mb , hd video card etc. I am currently running xp upgraded from win 99 which i installed the last time i did a system upgrade. The question is will the upgrade version of win 7 work on the upgrade version of win xp or do i need to get the full version of win 7?

Posted On: 2009-10-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Student Upgrade Version Cannot Be Used For A Clean Install

I bought windows 7 student upgrade back in i believe it was december, i kept the bootable jumpdrive i made from it and the registration key. The hard drive i installed it on failed recently, so i went out and bought 2 new ones, set it up in raid, and reinstalled windows 7 as well as transferred over some of the files i keep backed up and installed all the programs i lost. Bout a week later i realized i never activated it, and upon doing so received the error that the student upgrade version cannot be used for a clean install.

Now i am fairly sure i can find the original windows discs and registration numbers, however do i need to uninstall windows 7, install the old windows, just to reinstall windows 7 and all of the programs again? (Took me an entire weekend so i think you could see why i don't wish to do this) or is there a way of showing that i have a previous version without needing to go through the hoops of uninstalling everything.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

If I Buy Upgrade Version Will I Lose Installed Programs?

I built a system to try win 7 beta. I have some programs installed on it that i do not want to lose and would like to know if i can buy an upgrade version of 7 so as not to lose them? If so which one? I am using the 64-bit version of the beta. I have had no problems with it.

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Upgrade From Vista / This Version Of Windows Could Not Be Installed

I've tried upgraded to windows 7, 5 times but it hasn't worked so far. I keep getting the following:

"This version of windows could not be installed.

Your previous version of windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it. Before trying to install this version of windows again, check online to see if it is compatible with your computer. "Below are the specs:os name microsoft® windows vista™ home premium

Version 6. 0. 6002 service pack 2 build 6002
Other os description not available
Os manufacturer microsoft corporation
System manufacturer hewlett-packard
System model hp pavilion dv6 notebook pc
System type x86-based pc

Processor pentium(r) dual-core cpu t4200 @ 2. 00ghz, 2000 mhz, 2 core(s), 2 logical processor(s)
Bios version/date hewlett-packard f. 33, 31/08/2009.

Smbios version 2. 4i am trying to upgrade from 32 bit vista home premium to 32 bit windows 7 home premium


Posted On: 2010-07-31 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade Version - Installation On Reformatted Hard Drive

Win 7 (upgrade version) reinstallation following hard drive reformat. Need to reinstall xp now in order to activate win 7. I made the mistake of creating primary boot drives too small for an os other than xp or linux. Shortly after install i was unable to update my win 7 because of lack of space on the hard drive (all programs i could change the installation of, were on a separate drive). That meant i had to wipe the hard drive to repartition it.

I was under the impression that i could upgrade to win 7 after a clean install by putting the disk in and having windows check for it, like when i upgraded from me to xp. (Yes, i realize now the error of my ways. ) Now i need to fix it. Add to it, i have 32-bit xp and 64-bit win 7.

Having contacted microsoft tech support, i was told i could simply reinstall my xp and win 7 would recognize that it was there and set up dual boot. That isn't the case, as i suspected. In the reformat, i have lost some data that i thought i had backed up and obviously didn't, which is why i really don't want to reinstall win 7 a third time after reinstalling xp.

I have no windows. Old because of the reformat/repartitioning of my drive. Is there anything else i can do? (I'm so tired of being penalized with drm, activation etc. For purchasing licensed software because of all the pirates out there!).


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Revert To Vista From Win 7 Trial

How to revert to windows vista from windows 7 trial? I am currently on a windows 7 build 7600 enterprise trial, i don't like it and would like to switch back to my previous operation system. Windows vista. Is it possible to do this without the discs, and is it possible just to end my trial now.

Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Internet Download Manager Trial Period Is Over

In march i bought an e-machine with windows 7 home premium installed. Yesterday i started getting a message that says internet download manager has not been registered for 30 days. Trial period is over and and idm is exiting.
 
When i click ok another box pops up telling me "lease enter your registration details in the corresponding fields and push ok button i enter my name, email address and serial number. I enter the serial number off of the sticker and i get another box telling me: you have entered incorrect serial number. Please don't mix 0(zero) and o (ou) i and 1 while typing your s?N! Cut and paste your s?N! Where do i cut and paste this s/n from?

I t also wants me to buy a download manager. Masybe i'm just another stupid consumer but i thought that was why i was buying home premium how do i get my internet download ability back?


Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installed Ms Office But Still Prompted To Install Trial Application

I installed my own office home and student 2007 application. Why am i prompted to still download the 6 month trial period software, too? I had no problem installing my own purchased copy of office home and student 2007 application on my hp pentium computer that is a windows 7 home premium. My browser sf internet explorer 8. But, when i tried to find a plain document all i could pull up was a spreadsheet. Then, i was prompted to install the 60 day trial that is already on my new computer. So, i installed that, too. Still no luck at finding a plain document template.

There was no option to list that i already own the software and that i don't need to purchase it at the end of the six month period. When i installed my own copy of the 2007 version i even entered in my product code. My question is, what do i need to do to just get a plain document template that i can use for correspondence? This is not a new software for me and i'm very familiar with it but for some reason i'm having no luck. I'll deal with the six month expiration when the time comes, i guess.


Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error - The Version Of This File Is Not Compatible With Version Of Windows

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

I have a large cd collection published by national geographic. The difficulty lies in installing the program that displays the pages. The program installer ends in . Ins. These picture cd's have been produced by mindscape. When you try to contact them, they are based in france, and it is impossible to obtain support for this product. Is there any way of getting the installer on the cd to do its job of providing a means of turning the 'pages'?


Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error - This Version Of The File Is Not Compatible With Version Of Windows

My error message is: "this version of the file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or an x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher. "

I've tried running the program in question (castle of the winds) in every compatibility mode that is on the list and all it does is give me that error message every time. Other people have managed to get the program working, so i know it does work on windows 7, but i can't see to get it to work for me. Help?


Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Will I Need To Upgrade All Of My Existing Software To A 64-bit Version, If I Use 64 Bit Win 7 ?

I am ready to purchase a new desktop computer with windows 7, but i am a little confused about the 32 vs. 64 bit decision. I understand technically what the difference is, but i am not sure what the impact on my software will be. At present all i have is 32 bit software running on both my desktop and laptop, some of which is quite old but still needed and very functional. I can't afford to replace all of my software, some of which have no counterpart in 64 bit. My new laptop is running 32 bit vista (less than 1 year old). Will i need to upgrade all of my existing software to a 64 bit version if i get the 64 bit version of win 7 or will i be able to use my old software with the new os? I also plan to upgrade to a new version of office. What impact will that have if i go to a 64 bit version? What about compatibility with my laptop and the existing 32 bit office on it?

Posted On: 2009-10-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Redo Upgrade With 64-bit Version From 32-bit

I just recently upgraded from xp to windows 7 a couple of days ago. And i must say i love it however, because i was so excited about upgrading i actually put in the 32bit version disk. So my question would be can i redo my upgrade with the 64bit version disk. I'm assuming it would be a custom clean install and don't mind reinstalling certain programs ( it is well worth it ).

Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Convert 32-bit To 64-bit Version Using Same Upgrade

I am currently using xp on my desktop and want to convert to 64bit win7. However, my tax returns were done on this computer over the past several years and the 32bit tax software used to prepare these returns probably will not work on the 64bit os, if i install the 64bit version now i will lose access to my older tax data. Can i install win7 32bit version via a clean install with the upgrade version, now and later, convert this win7 os to the win7 64bit version using the same upgrade version?

Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Do I Really Need Pro Version?

Currently i'm running vista home premium w/sp2 (32 bit). Some of the files have become corrupt and because i can't get a full repair cd with sp2, i can't fix it. Slipstreaming is too complicated. I also want to change from 32 bit to 64 bit. No point in having a dual quad processor if you can't use all of it. I've been told that i can buy a retail version, pop in the right cd and hit fresh install. It will wipe vista off my hard drive and install the new windows 7 64 bit in it's place.

Is that true? I've been looking over the various versions and am now totally confused as to what to buy. I can buy an oem, (whatever that is), i can also buy just the 64 bit version, or a full version with both 32 and 64 bit. Whatever i get i want a cd in my hands not a download. I have macrium reflect as my iso image burning program. With that, wouldn't i have the same as the pro version of 7.

Meaning can i just buy the home premium version and use macrium instead of shelling out extra money for a feature i already have?Lso; while trying to hunt down a copy i can afford, i went to ebay. I see a number of sites offering everything windows at ridiculously low prices. One such site is top2dvd.com  they are selling 7 ultimate for $96. Now anybody with half a brain knows they are about to get seriously screwed, or they are going to get a pirated copy. Does microsoft have any kind of dept that cruises ebay to weed these people out, and hopefully throw them in jail?

Is there any place to report these sites to? I have 3 e-mails from this site, all 3 step carefully around the legal copy issue. Yet in their ad they promise it is a fully licensed copy with a good activation key. I just want to get my computer squared away so i can burn a good iso image so i don't end up in this mess again. I didn't know i was even missing files until after i bought macrium and it failed to verify an iso backup image. Kind of like buying a cow after all the fences have all fallen down.


Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Change 64 Version To 32

I purchased a window 7 home premium family pack upgrade. On the initial desktop i decided that i would upgrade to the 64 version. However i now find that two programs that i use, autocad 2006 and cs2 do not have 64 versions on the cds. I will therefore have to upgrade if i want to go down that path and since i am nearing retirement i do not want to go down that road. If i un-install the 64 version reformat and load the 32 version will that still count as one of my three upgrades?

Hence i would still be able to upgrade my wife's desktop and our laptop. The alternative is i believe to keep the 64 version and to load a virtual program and install my vista 32 version and run both autocad and cs2 in this virtual program. If this is possible how easily is it to switch between the 64 and 32 versions and will the 4gb ram i have be sufficient, or do i need more ram to run both versions at the same time? Finally if the virtual program is the way to go what virtual program should i download?


Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

What Version Of Win 7 Do I Have?

I have the windows 7 activation key but lost the dvd. How can i tell what version the key is for?

Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .