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Upgrade Path Question


I just found out - the hard way! - That a pc with vista ultimate cannot be upgraded to win7 home premium  so i am keen to find out whether another household pc, presently running xp pro 64bit, can be upgraded (i know that that will require a clean install).

I've downloaded and am running the upgrade advisor but it's already been running for nearly an hour and i'm beginning to think it's going in circles! Can someone please give me a definitive answer? If the information is on microsoft's website, it's damned hard to find and i am not looking forward to possibly discovering that not only have i bought two useless-to-me upgrade copies (one of which i can't now send back because it's been opened) but will have lost the time i'd set aside to do the back-up and upgrade/install work.


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Bootcamp Upgrade Path

I recently decided to upgrade my bootcamp macpro tower to windows 7 64bit. I have run bootcamp for a couple years now and i am very happy with it. I own a copy of windows xp32 and windows xp64. I thought i was going to be able to just purchase a windows 7 professional 64 upgrade (which i did) my problem is that bootcamp requires a sp2 windows 64bit disk to install. I only have the original disks which came with my original windows computer (xp64 sp1).

So, since i cannot use that disk to do the initial xp64 install, i'm not sure my windows 7 upgrade cds will work. Maybe i will just have to use the windows 7 64 upgrade disk to install the os (not even sure the upgrade disk is capable of that and i would just have to use my older xp64 serial to validate the upgrade. Anyways, any comments are welcome.
 
Also, i opened the windows 7 professional upgrade disks so i cannot return them for a refund. I have always used xp64 and never got a copy of vista, so i have no vista disks either, i believe that the windows 7 upgrade is a valid upgrade for me since i do own the copy of xp64 (and a copy of xp32 for that matter).


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Printer Path Error

I was working on my program family tree maker when the following error occurred and i could not use my printer. I had to close family tree maker, close internet hookup with ancestry.com restart my computer. Then go to uniblue registry booster program to see if there are errors.

Error from microsoft 7

Runshell("regsvr32.exe", '/s "c:usersbetty'sappdatalocaltemppft8ac7. Tmpcpc_dmird.dll"', "", @normal, @wait)

Third time same date

Runshell("regsvr32.exe", '/s "c:usersbetty'sappdatalocaltemppft14fa. Tmpcpc_dmird.dll"', "", @normal, @wait)

This same problem happened 5 times more. Each time i had to go out of what i was doing on family tree maker close the file. Close my internet hook with ancestry.com and restart my computer. Here is the repair log from uniblue registry booster when i used it:

20:34:24 fri, 07 may 10
19:24: 59 fri, 07 may 10
18:04:52 sat 24 apr 10

I have done what ancestry has advised, and what microsoft has advised but this same problem keeps happening. This is a problem between your two programs and i am tired of it and someone has to repair this.


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Access To Path Denied

An accounting program, agexpert analyst, running on windows 7 home premium 64 bit, frequently crashes with the error reported by the program "access to the path 'c:analystfinance.xml' is denied". The finance.xml file is a temporary file created by the analyst software in the program folder and usually is deleted when the program is exited.

Tech support for the software says that this is a windows problem. The error did not occur with windows vista home premium 64 bit.

The error report is quite extensive and as follows.

Analyst at aef. Prxfinance. Write() at aef. Prxfinance. Settext(string , string lbltext47, string inventorypastyear3) at aef. E9. A(string arbeglabel) at aef. E9. E(string arbeglabel) at a. (Object , startupeventargs ) at microsoft. Visualbasic. Pplicationservices. Windowsformsapplicationbase.

Onstartup(startupeventargs eventargs) at microsoft. Visualbasic. Pplicationservices. Windowsformsapplicationbase. Doapplicationmodel()
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Build version: 2010-02 application version: 7. 1. 0. 26965 executable path: c:analyst last database: c:analystdataagex datafilename cpu: intel(r) core(tm)2 quad cpuq8400@ 2. 66ghz window os: microsoft windows 7 home premium , 6. 1. 7600 free disk space: c: 155, 154 mb free memory: 6, 561, 416 kb total memory: 3, 901 mb

I have set permissions for the analyst folder so that advanced security settings are full control for authenticated users, users, administrators and system. The error continues to happen.

I do note that a second permission entry exists for users, that only shows read & execute permission. It can be edited for full control, but when changes are applied, the lower permission continues to exist.


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Access To The Path Denied

On a server-client application, the server is on a windows 7 professional 64 bit the firewalls are off and the program has:

    Ownership claimed
    Shared the folder, subfolders & files
    Granted everyone permission full control
    Mapped network drive

The client, windows 7 home premium 64 bit, with the firewalls off.

The client upon completion of the questionnaire and print/preview gets an error message: generate_pdf: access to the path 'c:program files (x86)afs files generate pdf" is denied.
Attempting to access (on the client) forms created on the server get the same error message.


Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sticky Notes Path Does Not Exist

My windows sticky notes seems to have stopped to work i don't know whats wrong , when i try to open sticky notes an error message appear saying "path does not exist".

Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Access Network Path

I am using windows 7 started edition on asus eee pc notebook. The notebook does not join to active directory. It is a stand alone pc.

I connect to the server and map the network drive at the first time by saving password, so that i do not need to enter the password everytime i connect to network.

Recently, the active directory prompt to change the login password on my desktop, another pc. However, i changed to password to a new credential. Thereafter, i could not connect to network mapped from the notebook.

How do i clear to old saved password and re-enter the new one? Is anyone have idea?


Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error - 0x80070035 - Network Path Not Found

Can't map a network drive on windows 7 (it used to work) error: 0x80070035 "network path not found" i used to be able to map my network drive and could do it once on windows 7. Now it won't let me and keeps giving me the error above. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2009-11-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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In windows xp, i used to be able to create a shortcut to a specific file path on my company's shared document drive (the h: drive), like so:

H:projects2009proj999-99999 project namesubfolder title xsubfolder title ysubfolder title z

Once i'd done that, i'd drag the shortcut to the bottom of my screen, and thereafter i'd have one-click access to that file path. Now that we've upgraded to windows 7, i can't figure out how to accomplish this. I don't want to create a shortcut to one specific file but rather to the entire file path, so i'll be able to see all the documents and sub-folders within that file folder. Can anyone help me?


Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. I have tried following the instructions but somehow am not getting anywhere - i keep getting an error message the system cannot find the path specified. Can anyone help me out of this predicament?

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error - Failed To Find Driver File Path

I receive the error "failed to find driver file path. Error=ffffffffx[gle=0x00000003]" when trying to update from vista to windows 7. The upgrade gets to the 'updating files and settings' phase, then ends up rolling back to vista. Before this last install that failed i've updated all of my drivers, removed my antivirus software, used the mouse that came with my system rather than my wireless mouse, and unplugged all usb devices-basically everything i've been told to try.

The last thing i was told was that i'll have to just do a clean install. I'm very disappointed since one of the reasons i decided to buy windows 7 was that i would be able to upgrade and keep all of my settings.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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This sucks! I realize this is probably by design since the addition of libraries but it means that i have to reboot to ubuntu to do this type of search ordering now (pain!) If anyone knows a way around this to put folder as e.g. "C:program filesaardvark"i will be very grateful.

P. S. Please drop ntfs asap. Linux uses a modern file-system (ext4:2006), solaris uses a modern file-system (zfs:2004 - loved by codeproject.com) please don't keep using this slow and bad filesystem - the little improvements each year since 1993 are really started to seem sad and ineffectual.


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Entering Unc Path For Using Restrospect Express Hd With Network Drive

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Using retrospect express hd with a network drive

Previous versions of retrospect express hd required you to first map a network-attached drive or volume as a drive letter in my computer before you could use it as a backup destination. This older method has several drawbacks and is not ideal for connecting to network storage.

Retrospect express hd now employs universal naming convention (unc) to access storage resources on the network. A unc path looks like this: devicenamesharedirectory. As long as you know a network storage resource's login/password combination and its unc path (or can browse to it), then you can use it as a destination for retrospect express hd backups and copies.

To select network-attached storage as a backup or copy destination: on the "select the disk(s) to store your backups" screen, click the "click here to add a network attached drive" link.

Enter the unc path to the desired storage device or click the browse button to locate it on the network.

Enter your login and password for this storage device and click ok.

Place a checkmark next to the network-attached drive name and click next.

Finish configuring your backups normally.


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade As Clean Install Using Upgrade Media Using One Hard Drive

I need help with planning my upgrade to windows 7 from windows xp pro. Can i do this upgrade as a clean install using upgrade media if i've only got one hard drive? I'm currently running 32-bit windows xp professional and want to upgrade to 64-bit windows 7 professional.

My laptop only has one hard drive on it, so installing "fresh" to a separate hd isn't possible. Since i already back up all my data to an external hd, i'd like to just format the internal hd and install windows 7 onto that. Will that be possible though using upgrade media? How does it verify my existing xp pro license?


Posted On: 2009-10-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

How To Upgrade Hard Drive At Same Time I Upgrade To Win 7?

How should i upgrade my hard drive at the same time i upgrade to windows 7? I plan to upgrade my laptop from win xp pro to win 7 pro and want to at the same time upgrade my hard drive. I don't know what i should do to ensure that the win 7 install program recognizes the prior win xp installation.
Would it work to put the old (win xp) drive in an external enclosure connected via usb? Alternatively, what would i need to copy from the old hard drive to the new in order to have the win 7 install recognizes win xp?


Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Upgrade From Vista Home As Straight Upgrade

Just obtain windows 7 professional and it states it is an upgrade for windows vista. When i start the upgrade the program states that because i have vista home i cannot do a straight upgrade. The box does not say so. Installing the windows 7 professional as an upgrade i find i cannot do it from windows vista home as a straight upgrade. It must be a full clean installation. The documentation does not say so.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Xp Upgrade

Had registered copy of xp on backup laptop, xp crashed and requested xp disk to fix. I tried to fix but xp disk could not find hard drive so i installed windows 7 from copy i have on another computer. Everything works fine but windows genuine advantage now says i have 19 days to buy a new license key or apparently my computer stops working.

My question, can i buy a retail version of window seven professional upgrade to get a valid license key? How can i prove i had xp professional on the computer? There is a tag on the laptop with a xp product key but can i put the key in manually?


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Os Upgrade

How to upgrade my os ?On the pre-installed windows 7, how can we proceed for reinstall from scratch when no install media was given with the pc ? Is it possible to download or get them from somewhere ? I don't understand why they are not available with a new pc sold nother question, i switch to linux because it is far more performant, safe and reliable, but i have no choice every pc is sold with pre-installed os. Is it normal or can i get discount if i don't need windows ?

Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Upgrade?

i bought a second hand computer from ebay in july, which has windows 7 ultimate. Being a know nothing non computer type, i didn't realize that windows 7 had not even been released yet.

I received notification from microsoft 2 weeks ago that i was in fact running a trial version and needed to buy the proper release. I managed to get in touch with the ebay seller and he said he still had the computers original os software, xp, which i can have if i want.

I like w7 and want to keep running it, i'm not bothered about ultimate, the basic home will do me, but i'm not 100% clear on what my options are though.

I currently have:

Windows 7
Evaluation copy. Build 7100

Ideally i would like to go with the cheapest option which is an upgrade to home-is this possible?

I have been told i need to reinstall original os (xp) to qualify for an upgrade-is this true?

I am in the uk by the way.


Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

What To Upgrade?

I installed the rc and have used it with great joy until i had a conflict between outlook and 7.

After two hours of microsoft teck having control of my computer they sent me a link whereby i down loaded a clean full copy of 7. Old install went over vista. So i took everything of the computer and reloaded everything and i mean everything. Since then till now been great.

Now with the computer turning off i am in dire straights. Cant back up but more importantly i do not know what version i am supposed to purchase as i have been told the upgrade will not work and the full version loaded by the teck to sort out a flaw in the system will cost me $400 plus. Screaming here as i do not know what product i need to get. I have been waiting on microsoft to get back to me , 12 days now. I'm in trouble as i can't go back to vista or xp for that matter without redoing everything all over again; 1-2 days work.


Posted On: 2010-03-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade On New Hd

I have an inspiron 1720 and am doing a switch of drives. I have windows vista installed on my primary hd and have bought windows 7 upgrade. I want to make my current hd the secondary drive and install a new bare drive as my primary drive.

Can i install the new bare drive as the primary drive, do a complete install of windows 7 using the upgrade version and then format the old drive to be the secondary drive? Or do i have to upgrade my old primary drive first with windows 7 upgrade and then switch it to be the secondary drive and then install windows 7 upgrade on the new primary drive?


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Is Win7 Best Upgrade For Xp ?

Is windows 7 the best upgrade for windows xp? Will windows 7 delete all of my programs after being loaded? Will my hp printer work with windows 7?
 


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade From Xp - Do I Need To Have Xp Installed ?

If i buy a windows 7 upgrade, and upgrade from xp to windows 7 do i need to have windows xp installed, because i currently have a virus and can not get into that hard drive, is it possible to present a old cd during the installation? Xp home edition to windows 7 home premium, currently i have a corrupt version of windows xp on it, would that be sufficient, is it possible to run the upgrade from the boot disk, even when i have a corrupt installation because of the virus.

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

How To Upgrade Drivers?

I have been using win7 for the past few weeks and it was great! The only thing i didn't like about it that it didn't have aero in it. I did the windows experience index and it was 1. 0 :(. I checked out the "troubleshoot transparency and other aero effects" thing, and it said this: "video card driver does not support aero. " How do i update my 'video card'? The win7 os is on my desktop computer. I had to format win xp and install win7.

Oh, also, heres a few details of the pc:
Os: windows 7 ultimate
Ram: 512 mb
Processor: intel® pentium® 4 cpu 1. 60ghz
Video card:? How do i find the v. C. ?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Beta Upgrade

This beta version ran out yesterday and i just got my upgrade license thing ie. Skipping around the net i realized that it's not possible to activate windows 7 beta like you would windows 7 home premium to professional for example. I wasn't given any cd with this upgrade license, just a cd key - what am i to do?

I could of-course just buy another version of windows that has a cd. Then again. Wasting 100$ ain't my favorite thing to do. Can i download an image of the cd from your website? I saw some rather complicated solutions around the net and i can't really be bothered with them to be honest.

Edit: reading a bit more on your website it seems it was made so on purpose, not being able to upgrade that is. ?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Free Upgrade

I recently bought an acer laptop a couple months back from curry's digital and had the special offer with it that i get a free upgrade to windows 7 when its released. I have been told by a few others with similar deals that i can get the free upgrade by downloading rather than send it through the post. Does anyone know any way of doing this?

I have been to the acer website and it doesn't help much it only gives a "3 step guide" for postal delivery, but i figured that there must be someway of getting the free upgrade by downloading? Also i found out that if i send away for the "free" upgrade that i need to pay £20 for the postage and packaging - so that doesn't sound very free to me to be honest!


Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Upgrade Problem

I just bought a dell laptop. As i initiated the computer and windows vista premium, after it automatically downloaded whatever upgrades where there, after attempt to shutdown and reboot, got blue screen. Windows fix it program could not. Restored. Worked ok until came to automatic update. Again, blue screen. Called dell. Did a mirror restore and was told by technician to shut off automatic windows update. Did so. Has worked fine. I have trend micro as my security software.

3. Questions.
1. Is the problem with updates the trend micro software?
2. When will i be able to download updates?
3. How critical are the updates? 


Posted On: 2009-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Prices

Somebody know final prices for next upgrade path:

Vista ultimate > seven ultimate
Vista business > seven business
I read before in news for first option it will be around 220usd and for second 200.


Just i can't understand if home basic edition price is something around one hundred usd(minimum of abilities and features and i afraid to think about starter edition), why in case ultimate to ultimate upgrade (as we are know q-ty of abilities and features increased minimally only core of the os upgrade) we are should pay in two times more then minimal cost of core product. I say it as angry ultimate owner who spend four hundred usd =) maybe you are don't know but in russia and china only small part of users buy retail products for home use, all others buy microsoft products for home only as part of oem.

Well in any case i don't know read or not microsoft's marketeers this forum, but i think next my proposal will be good idea for them. Program for home users like for business: rent os in another words software assurance. You are pay every year small price for right to use same edition of os(like antivirus software).

Sample: 20 usd per year for one license to home premium feature pack, but  of any revision of windows. Xp, vista, seven it's doesn't matter. 40 usd per year for one license to ultimate feature pack.


Posted On: 2009-08-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Anytime Upgrade

I installed an upgrade from vista to windows 7 home premium a while back, from original disk with product key. I had previously installed it on my old laptop. It worked fine. A while later i discovered the anytime upgrade option on my laptop and was told i could upgrade to windows professional free of charge, i had never heard of "anytime upgrades" but was given the product code and it seemed the obvious option. All of this was through microsoft so i assumed it was fine.

Now i'm getting messages saying that i have an illegal version of the operating system and that it won't activate. I don't know how to revert bact to my original upgrade either, i'm not exactly a whizz where computers are concerned, or technology in general for that matter. What should i do?.
Bit of a thicky so walk me through it


Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Upgrade Disaster

I purchased a emachines t5230 a while a go, that came preloaded with windows vista 32 bit premium on it. I recently did a major hardware upgrade including the motherboard and ram. Upon booting up, it said my windows key was invalid, even when i typed in the correct key given to me by emachines when i first bought the computer. I asked for help here, and was told to think about upgrading to windows 7, which i attempted to do so. However when i try to upgrade to windows 7 it gives me the error that i must be running windows vista with service pack 1, which i do not have. And because it is not accepting my vista key anymore, i have been unable to activate vista to allow me to download sp1. I am unsure of why all this hassle is occurring and am quite displeased with it.

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .