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Upgrade Without Having To Reinstall Programs


I would like to upgrade my computer from vista ultimate_to windows 7. I need to know if my c drive with 11 gig free out of a total of 55 gigs and my d drive 45 gigs free out of a total of 50 gigs. My basic question is can i upgrade windows vista ultimate to windows 7 ultimate on my d drive without having to re-install my current programs on drive c. One other thing i can clean the 50 gig d drive without a problem.

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Reinstall Programs By Using Backup Program

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Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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In practice, is this possible? If my understanding is correct that the xp home license is "consumed" during the initial upgrade to windows 7, how can it be temporarily reactivated on new hardware as a prerequisite to performing the windows 7 upgrade? The other scenario that would force the issue would be complete hardware failure due to water, electrical surge, etc.


Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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I know i could reinstall vista and upgrade from that, but that seems senseless and likely to add to the problems i already have. Fyi: i’m not an it pro and while i rely on computers for my work, i do not consider myself an expert of any sort, so it would really help if you explain your ideas clearly for this somewhat befuddled user. Thank-you for any and all input.


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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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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).

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Here is my issue though - i have since found out that, after clicking the custom option, i had the ability to click on the drive option (advanced) button that would allow me to actually delete and then create a new partition for a completely clean install, which i would have preferred.

I have no problem at this point re-installing my os, but since i have a windows 7 upgrade disk and not the "full" product, if i delete and create a new partition will the installer still recognize that i am doing an upgrade or will i have a problem re-activating my product?


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I have set up a home wireless network and do not want to lose my connection. I called dell technical support and was told that the upgrade disk would install the proper wireless card drivers and i would not lose my wireless connection. I would like to make sure before i do this. If dell support gave me incorrect information, what do i need to do to make sure that my wireless card continue to function after upgrading to w7?


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I want to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate. Having checked compatibility, the following issues are preventing windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.

Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.

Upgrading windows will affect the following devices and/or programs:

These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open control panel and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's website to search for updated drivers.

Mobile devices: microsoft usb sync.

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open control panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade. )

Itunes (please authorize computer prior to upgrade)
Logitech desktop messenger
Googletoolbar


Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

When I Install Upgrade, Will I Lose All My Programs ?

When i install the upgrade, will i lose all my programs? Programs such as:

Nero 8 essentials
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Adobe photoshop & reader
Skype
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Ms works se & ms office enterprise
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Google chrome

Do i need to update to latest versions of all the above before the upgrade? Will i lose any songs purchased in itunes?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

These Programs Might Not Work Properly After The Upgrade

What do i do if i get the message these programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgradingť in a  windows 7 upgrade compatibility report?

Posted On: 2009-08-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How Do I Recover My Lost Programs After Upgrade?

I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista. In the process i have lost use of works, money and numerous other applications. How do i recover my lost programs? The disc used to install these programs is my vista o. S. Disc. I can't even open my documents. How do i recover my lost programs?I have attempted to use the setup w/o success. I even tried to run as administrator still nothing.

Posted On: 2009-11-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade Programs Incompatible

I had a problem with the upgrade from vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. The upgrade advisor advised that canon easy-photo and catalyst install manager were incompatible so i uninstalled both and re-started. The upgrade then went through its own compatibility check and then stalled saying the same two programs were incompatible. After several more unsuccessful attempts including ensuring the two programs were uninstalled i solved the problem and succeeded with the upgrade by 1) searching for and deleting every file that referred to the two programs; and 2) using regedit to search for and delete every reference to the two programs in the registry. Of course the above hassle should not have been necessary to upgrade.

Posted On: 2009-11-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Also, i'd like to add it is not an illegal version of word, the friend of mine who installed it for me is a computer technician. And also, i believe it is the newest version of office available right now.


Posted On: 2010-01-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 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 .

Will The Upgrade Migrate The Programs From Vista To Win 7?

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Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I couldn't upgrade from vista home to windows 7 premium. But i successfully installed windows 7 anyway. So how do i transfer all my old vista programs and files from a external hard drive to window 7. I tried using the easy transfer unsuccessfully.

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Using System Image To Restore Programs After Upgrade From 32 To 64-bit

Can i use windows system image to restore my programs after upgrade from windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit? I have read through a fair amount of the forum but can't seem to find a straight answer on this. I may be naive but i am looking at upgrading my 7 ultimate 32 bit to the 64 bit version and want to know if i can use the system image utility in windows back up to restore all my programs and files after the custom install necessary to get to 64bit. I don't have a lot of my serial numbers etc for programs i have purchased and it will be a hassle to get everything back on there.

Posted On: 2010-07-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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It appears that there is a continuous refresh of the page selected that causes various parts of the page to "flicker". In addition, the cursor has the continuous running circle, instead of a pointer or arrow. Tried the compatibility wizard, and it did not work. This did not happen in vista. Do you have a suggestion on what is causing this?


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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