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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.

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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 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 .

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
Avg 9
Adobe photoshop & reader
Skype
Itunes
Debut video capture
Ms works se & ms office enterprise
Internet explorer 8
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 .

Upgrade From 32-bit To 64-bit - Will I Lose Current Programs & Settings ?

I have installed 32 bit windows 7 and was wondering if i can/should go to the 64 bit version. My computer is 64 bit capable. If i upgrade will i loose all my current programs and settings?

Posted On: 2009-11-21 . 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 .

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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.


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

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Recovering Pre-installed Programs

Igot a laptop a few months ago with vista installed. I'm not really happy with it and am looking into upgrading to win7. I plan on formatting my laptop when i am installing 7 but am worried that i might lose all of the programs that come pre-installed on my laptop, like "asus touch pad extra", "asus virtual camera" and assorted drivers and such. I can always get back office and stuff but i am worried about losing those programs. Will those stay installed even if i format? I tried looking on the asus site, but didn't really see anything.

Using a asus laptop, f50s series


Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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

Activating Upgrade Version

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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 therewas no mention that clean installations are not allowed when installing the upgrade version.


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

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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.


Posted On: 2010-08-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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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.

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

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