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?

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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 .

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 .

Hardware Upgrade

I'm wanting to upgrade my computer significantly. I plan on replacing the motherboard and graphics card. From what i've heard, changing out the motherboard to a new one makes windows think it's a brand new computer, and thus wants a reinstall of windows. Is this true? I'd prefer not to have to buy another copy of windows 7 ultimate 64. I have no idea if microsoft is in the business of allowing reactivation of a copy of 7 (i imagine not) or if they'd reissue me a new key (big maybe, i'm guessing).

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unwanted Upgrade

I have accidentally upgraded my windows 7 professional oem to ultimate through the upgrade windows anytime tool, i don't have a product key and really don't want to have it, and was wondering if there was anyway of getting my professional back without losing all my stuff. I would really appreciate the help, and please spare the comments about what an idiot i am in doing this or asking me why i did it. Personally i wanted to see what the tool looked like and thought that it would have asked me for a product key before doing anything. Please help.

Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Parallels Upgrade

I recently changed to a power mac and use parallels to run windows vista. I up-graded to parallels 4. 0. I use automatic up-dates and yesterday had some up-grades that installed on shut down. Today when working in word i received a warning that i might have un-registered software installed and then my desktop went black. I can still run parallels and windows by my desktop remains black and i can't change it. To my knowledge i do not have unregistered software installed in windows environment nor on the mac.

Posted On: 2009-09-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade

I go to the ohio state university and, while i don't know the details, i get a free copy of windows 7 ultimate for being a cis major. I attended a windows 7 load-fest with a copy of windows xp to put on my mac for dual boot. When i arrived the microsoft employee was surprised i was installing xp when i could put 7 on it. I replied that i also have a desktop and wanted it to have 7 and since i cannot load it on two computers i would put xp on the mac. He then told me that with this copy, it didn't matter if i put it on two computers so i loaded 7 on the mac with his help.

Now i want to put 7 on my desktop but do not want to begin installation until i can be sure that this won't cause issues. The case is just a black brochure with one copy of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit that says "not for resale" all over it. It says nothing about family pack or anything like that so i'm not sure if this can be done. Inside the information page in mentions "enterprise" edition many times and also says "you will need your product key each time you install it" implying i am allowed to install it more than once.

My main questions are: 1. Can i install this on this second computer and 2. If i try and it fails, what will happen to my computer(s)?

Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Vs Custom

I haven't seen this question anywhere so i figured i'd come straight to the source. I just saw on one of the information pages for upgrading to windows 7 if i already own a legitimate copy of window xp or vista that i can buy and use any package which states "upgrade". Is this true? I understand that upgrading my winxp machines will mean a custom install but if you tell me i can do it from an "upgrade" package why would the sales people in the stores tell me i cannot do this? Obviously they want me to get the higher priced product but why contradict something that's easily found on your pages? Also, can i do an upgrade from a "full" product purchase?

Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Upgrade From Vista

I just ran the windows 7 upgrade advisor beta and it says this : you can do an in-place upgrade to the 32 bit windows 7 home premium or ultimate. If you choose to upgrade to a different edition you will need to preform a clean installation. Does this mean i could not do a in-place install to windows 7 professional 32-bit ?†And why cant i ? Is there anyway i can? I would like to find a way since my school is part of the msdnaa and windows 7 professional is available for free to me as a student. Please don't be to technical in any replies, i am only a little above an average computer user.

Posted On: 2009-09-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade To Win7

I recently bought windows 7 online while they were running the student discount special. I've downloaded the iso file to burn on a cd and installing it from there (later realizing i was doing it the confusing way but w/e). I got to the part where it asks for the windows product key, which i know is located on the back on my computer, only problem is that it won't accept it at all.

Beforehand, i've had windows vista with no problem with the product key, it took it the first time with ease since it was pre-installed when i bought it a few months ago. I just continued and i'm on the 30 day trial for now. It's only an upgrade, from windows vista, not a new installation.

Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Upgrade To Ie7

I am trying to upgrade our church's computer to ie7 and have tried just about every idea i've read online. Downloading and installing the ie7 upgrade loses my internet connection. I get the "cannot display page" error. I have tried it with no firewall and with all add-ons disabled. I tried installing xp - sp3 upgrade today and lost connection with ie6. As soon as i uninstall ie 7 and xp - sp3 - everything works again. The connection diagnostic tells me three ports are blocked due to the firewall - but it's disabled. Ive written down everything i can find (ip address, gateway, etc. ) And nothing appears to change after the upgrade - i just can't get back to the internet. Has anyone else dealt with this problem?

Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade From Xp

When i first upgraded, i did a clean install. Everything worked fine. Weeks later, caught a bug and ended up reformatting & re installing but error message cx004f061 cam up and a message stating that my disk was for upgrade only. That's what i was doing! As xp to win 7 has to be a clean install, how else can i upgrade without doing a clean install. I have 10 days left on my 30 day limit prior to activation and i don't look fwd to reinstalling all programs again.

Posted On: 2010-06-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade Not Successful

I have hp dv6 series laptop. I got 2 disk from hp under free windows 7 upgrade program from vista hp 32 bit to win7 32 bit. When i started upgrading, the progress was going fine until it reached 62% of the transferring data & files. After hanging at 62% for about 10 minutes then computer restarted saying "setup will continue after restart". But after restart an error message "the upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time". And after few minutes windows vista got restored.

I had tried microsoft fixit 50319, disable kaspersky internet security 2010 and restarted upgrading, but again no success. But this time the progress after hanging for about 10 minutes, move from 62% to 63% for fraction of seconds and then restarted ending up with same result. While restarting once the screen was blue with some text running. It was too fast to read, only something i was able to read was "dumping physical memory"?

I also run windows 7 upgrade advisor, which shows me two issues.

1. Adobe shockwave player version 11. 0 (but i already have installed latest version 11. 5 on my laptop).

2. Hp mediasmart webcam version 2. 2. 1621 (latest version is already installed, no further updates are available on hp website).

I also run windows update, hp update & antivirus update - all is updated. I do not know what is the problem and what next to be done? Please help to install windows 7 on my laptop.

Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Tablet Upgrade

I am visually impaired, and i can't seem to find some information about windows 7 that i need before i can commit to upgrading. I am currently using a fujitsu tablet laptop with vista home premium. It has a number of programs for designed for tables that came with the computer. I can't find anywhere whether i need a specific distribution of win 7 designed for tablets or not. I also want to know if microsoft has available somewhere i can download windows journal and similar software for windows 7.

I know that i should be able to upgrade from vista to 7 without losing any software, but the university i currently attend only sells windows 7 professional at reduced cost. I could upgrade to vista business then 7 pro, but in addition to spending much more money it would take a lot of time.

Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Reinstall

I'm just wrapping my head around who to upgrade from windows xp to windows 7 and i messed up and installed it from the boot cd rather than with in the preexisting windows xp installation. I understand i need to reinstall xp and then windows 7. My question is about the future. If i have a drive fail for some reason or another, when i replace it would i have to reinstall my old xp os and then upgrade again, or†having been activated the first time, would i be able to reinstall windows 7 directly onto a fresh drive?†

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

Cannot Upgrade To Win7

I am trying to upgrade from windows vista ultimate to windows 7 ultimate. In the setup window, shortly after i select upgrade i wait 5 mins and then i get an error saying:there is not enough free space to store temporary windows installation files. Try using disk cleanup, uninstall old programs, or move files to an external location such as a cd, dvd, or external hard drive. I have 155 gb free space but that is not the problem. I tried to make a custom install but in that part when i select a drive to install the os i can't see my hard disk. Can anyone help me?

Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 35 Replies .