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Successful Windows 8.1 upgrade- 2nd Attempt 2 months later

Question: Successful Windows 8.1 upgrade- 2nd Attempt 2 months later

Hello Guys,

Just thought I'd let you know that after my unsuccessful Window 8.1 update on the first day of release I have tried it again this week and this time it has gone really smoothly and I'm very impressed with it.

When I originally installed it it made my computer really slow and several previously installed programs had stopped working so I put a image of pre 8.0 install back on to my computer.

The only problem I have which is very small is that I have set a key on my mouse to show the desktop (minimise all windows), on Win 8 it would minimise everything and the 8GadgetPack sidebar would still be displayed, in 8.1 the sidebar is also minimised which is a little annoying. If I use the minimise all windows shortcut on keyboard (win key+M) it will do what I want but I can't set the button on my mouse to do that.

Also the second problem which I hope will be fixed with a gadget update is the Network gadget doesn't work and any new gadgets I add do not work, I think this is something to do with dpi scaling but I can wait for it to be rectified.
So all those of you who had trouble with the 8.1 upgrade, it might be worth another look at it.

Thanks

Tony

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Preferred Solution: Successful Windows 8.1 upgrade- 2nd Attempt 2 months later

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Well after days of trying to overclock and run burn in tests and tweaking with my BIOS, as of now I am running an AMD Athlon Mobile 2500+ at over 3200+ speeds. My exact specs are: 210 x 11 = 2310MHz. Im so excited. Still not excited about my crappy 3dmark01 score of 5696. But, I'm going to try to do a little more tonight! Right now my CPU is at 43'C (105'F). Tell me what you guys think.
-X
 

Answer:eheheh Successful Overclocking attempt!

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Hello,
 
A few days ago, I was instructed to use the following tools in an attempt to rid my computer of malware that re-directs my Google options to unwanted sites every 2nd or 3rd time I'd use Google:
 
ESETScan
AdwCleaner
JRT
MiniToolBox
tdsskiller
TFC
 
Below is the DDS report:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by jmarsh at 11:32:15 on 2013-08-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3839.2194 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Disabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Disabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:First Fix Attempt Not Successful: Google Keeps Re-directing

Because the ESETScan scan ended while it had only 30%, I decided to run it again today. It completed, and found an additional 8 infections. They are listed below:
 
C:\torrent.exe Win32/BundleInstaller application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\AppData\Local\AVG Secure Search\IsolatedStorage\ofcfjooo.dll Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.V trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\1TFB0MKT\metrics[1].htm HTML/Iframe.B.Gen virus deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\AppData\Local\Xobni\oomaxprr.dll.old Win32/Boaxxe.G trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\Downloads\cnet2_dvdripper-adownload_exe.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\Downloads\cnet2_swissknife_exe.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\Downloads\dvdburning_1289.exe a variant of Win32/InstallIQ.A application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\jmarsh\Downloads\national_geographic_topo.exe Win32/BundleInstaller application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
 
I will use Google a few times and report back if anything has changed.

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Greetings!

To: Advanced Users and Members

I made this thread for open source workarounds related to Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful. Due to when you encountered this problem the system would not give any error code to start with isolating the problem why it fails.

Answer:Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful

What are the main reasons to consider when performing WAU was not successful.

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Hi,
I just successfully upgraded and installed chrome and rooted around windows 8 for the first time.

Upon reboot my login fails with error saying password is wrong for my windows live my windows live account. I am however able to login to windows live account successfully using my phone.
I have seen another user with the same issue.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.. I'm completely locked out. Thanks

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Given that the Studio XPS 1640 is not on Dell's Windows 10 pre-tested list, has anyone had any issues after Windows 10 install on Studio XPS 16xx?

Answer:Studio XPS 16xx Windows 10 Upgrade - Anyone Successful?

I have been checking for the same answer. I am wondering about the trackpad.

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Originally, I had Windows 8.1 pro installed in my PC having all the system/program files in my 'C' (SSD) drive and the 'Users' folder in 'D' (HDD) drive (as I had voluntarily moved it). As I had registered with Microsoft for Windows 10 upgrade, it was prompting me to upgrade many times. I had read that Windows 10 will not upgrade (fully and automatically) if the 'Users' folder is located in a different hard drive (other than the system/boot drive which is normally 'C'). I was hesitant for the last few days as my big 'Users' folder (>300 GB, bigger than my 256 GB SSD boot drive) was in 'D' drive. Then I read several posts in many websites to find a solution, and did get some ideas to complete the job in a few easy steps. In the following steps, I am explaining how I successfully installed or upgraded to Windows 10 (from 8.1) without doing any "relocate" option. This "relocate" option is very cumbersome (which involves copying the entire content of the USER drive back and forth) if your 'User' folder is too large (as in my case). So, I found a simple method to upgrade to Windows 10, keeping all the contents of my 'User' folder and drive intact (---this is the special thing about this method, which I could not find elsewhere in the related postings in the forums!!!). In the message below, I have used "BillGates" as my 'fake' account name, "C" as my 'system drive' and "D" as my 'Users drive'. Others who will be using this tutor... Read more

Answer:Successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 with 'Users' in other drive!

Good instructions, clear and easy to understand, thanks.

This beats having to actually copy the User folders back to the boot drtive, especially if there are lots of files or if the boot drive is a small SSD.

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I purchased this laptop in 2006. It was running on WIndows 7 Ultimate, and, before gifting it to a friend I thought I'd try applying the WIndows 10 upgrade.
I was a little surprised, but the upgrade worked with no issues. The video driver is the generic WIndows driver, and display function is fine. All functions are working; wireless, touchpad, sound, Office 2013 apps, browsers (chrome, firefox), antivirus, etc. There are no resource-intensive apps loaded; not used for gaming; but for Internet access, basic office apps, etc. it's working well. 
Totally subjective, but seems a little faster than on Windows 7.

Answer:Inspiron 9400/E1705 successful upgrade to Windows 10

The legacy AGP driver for the Radeon 9XXX card from vista works fine if you have that option.
 

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Hi,I recently decided to move from Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on my Lenovo Desktop 3000 K100 machine. I already decided to go with a custom/clean install(I'm experienced in that area), instead of using the upgrade feature. The question is that, have any of You(the 3000 K100 owners) tried and successfully moved to Windows 7 themselves, and now are happily enjoying the new OS, with no issues? I've noticed that the K100 system is not listed in the "upgrade capable systems list":http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/hk/en/htmls/1256358540190.htmlBut then again does Lenovo mean the actual "Free Windows 7 Upgrade Program", where they provide you with the free license for intended Windows 7 OS(you do pay for delivery of the Windows 7 dvd though, if I'm correct), or just that the drivers do not exist for the OS.If it's the second reason, then I believe there's no worries since many articles on the web said that Windows Vista is essentially Windows 7 in a newer candy wrapping. Hence all the drivers should be working fine and be compatible for it. I also ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisory, and at the beginning it told me that I should upgrade my Vista to SP1 before doing the upgrade. I did so successfully and now the Upgrade Advisory says that I'm set for the Windows 7(Not sure why I had to install SP1 thought, after all I'm doing a clean install). Even all... Read more

Answer:[Desktop 3000 K100] Successful Windows 7 upgrade/install?

I have 2 K100 systems, both are successfully running Windows 7 with no issues.  On one, I did an upgrade from Vista Home Premium to W7 32bit, on the other computer, I did a clean install of W7 64bit.  It was very easy and everything is operating fine. 

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Hi, Win 7 clean install worked pretty well.  Have downloade most Lenovo packages, incl HotKey, but excluding Presentation Director and Access Manager. But it seems, I can't get the green indicators (bottom center of screen) to work for when I press the volume, screen brightness, night light functions.  Any advice please?   Thank you.l

Answer:Hi, No Green indicators (volume/screen brightness) after successful Windows 7 upgrade.

Go to CONTROL PANEL > DISPLAY PROPERTIES > SETTINGS > ADVANCED. you should have 5 standard menus and about 8 ATI tabs and there should be a tab that says ON SCREEN DISPLAY click on this and that should give you the settings you need for volume/brightness/light and one other setting to be displayed on screen

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I just wanted to post some good news that might be encouraging to others. I have been in the insiders program with my custom built test system since the beginning and have watched Windows become more and more stable over time.

I build of all of my PCs myself and consider myself as a Windows PC hardware and software advanced user. The day before yesterday, I clicked on the upgrade button... dreading what might happen to my main cherished desktop windows 7 system. Even if I got through the upgrade process, I was assuming I would be having to deal with lots of things that didn't work right. Much to my surprise, the upgrade process completed without a hitch and everything is working fine. Since the Windows PC world is a hobby for me as well as providing my desktop tool... as absurd as it sounds... I am a little let down that I have nothing much to do except go through all Windows 10's settings and other such setup chores.

So the take away is, for at least some of us, Microsoft delivered on the promise. Do all the the backups and other smart things before you upgrade... but there is a decent chance that it will go smoothly for you.

Brian
Boston Area, MA

Answer:Windows 7.1 to Windows 10 Upgrade Successful - Some Good News

Yes, luckily the upgrade process went smoothly on my end also. All the programs and settings were intact, all the drivers still working. It is very easy to do an upgrade, so hopefully many less experienced users can also upgrade their operating system without a hitch.

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Let me tell you what I did this morning.

1. I removed every program that can possibly interfere with Windows 10 Upgrade.
2. I restored all services to default.
3. I turn on the UAC
4. I updated Defender
5. I removed Avast as instructed.
6 I went to the default Aero Theme
7. I removed the Logon screen and program for it and made it default.

After doing all of the above I tried once again to update this time though Windows Update. It seemed to be going OK and then guess what. I got another BSOB .
So then it started to restore my previous installation of Windows, and it couldn't even do that so I was left with a screen that said there was not an operating system found.
Once again Thank God that I have Macrium Relect. I restored Windows 7 in less that 2 minutes using it. I then destroyed every Windows 10 DVD I have. I am done with 10, at least until it is final.

Answer:My Fifth and Final Attempt to Upgrade Windows 7 Pro

Why not just perform a clean install?

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Hi, I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from my windows 7 HP Elitebook 8460p. The upgarde didn't happen but now my laptop keeps restarting again and again without a set time or anything.

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade attempt and frequent restarts

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hi, I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from my windows 7 HP Elitebook 8460p. The upgarde didn't happen but now my laptop keeps restarting again and again without a set time or anything. you can try doing a backup and then factory reset the laptop to get back to a stable windows 7.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hello, it has been a while since I have posted on here. I have been having some crazy problems and I'm not super sure where to post it. Here is what is happening.

I wanted to upgrade to windows 10 so i reserved a copy back in July. I was afraid that i would not like it and wanted a way back to windows 7, so i bought an external hard drive and cloned my internal hard drive just as an extra precaution if something went wrong. I used a trueimage to do that. I also downloaded a program to help me find my product key for microsoft office. I researched it and people said it was safe, so i downloaded that and it worked great! Got my microsoft office key and was good to go. I tried installing windows 10, as soon as it would download it would give me an error message "windows installer service could not be accessed". Tried several times with the same problem. So I gave up and just said okay i like windows seven, why fix it if it isn't broken. Well now, a ton of programs won't open. Heroes of the Storm through battle.net program won't run, steam won't run, AMD Gaming Evolved won't run, AMD Catalyst control center won't run, HP support assistant crashes right after it starts, control panel crashes if I go into certain parts. For me, if i go to system and security and then into system, it crashes. Oh yeah, and windows defender won't open. I have no idea what to do. Scanned with malwarebytes, microsoft security essentials, sfc/scannow (found currupt files that it couldn't fi... Read more

Answer:Many issues after a failed attempt to upgrade to Windows 10

You might get more help at Windows 10 Forums

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This is a short history of my OS activity. I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 sometime early last year that went very well (never used 8.0). At the end of the year I upgraded to Windows 10 and that also went very well. Two weeks ago I saw a notice at the bottom right of my screen asking me to activate windows by going to the settings, however I have been unable to activate windows. I made several attempts to correct this without success. I used SFC and the Dism tools, none of them helped. Finally I used the MGADiag tool but the copy command fails with this message "failed to create output files, hr= 0x80070002. Please contact support.
The tool indicates these:
Validation status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation code: 6
Product ID: 00330-80000-00000-AA590
Product ID Type: 0 - unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr = 0x8007007a
ID: {1D7D05F4-5011-488B-AEB9-8C63F82BC154}(3)
Administrator: yes
Legitcheck control: N/A, hr = 0x080070002
Signed by: N/A, hr = 0x080070002
Product name: Windows 10 Pro
Architecture and build: 0x00000009 10586.th2_release_sec.160527-183
TTS Error: N/A

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I updated to windows 10 about 3 months ago from windoes 7, but my computer has become incredibly slow. I want to revert back to Windows 7 and I have both the Windows 7 software with product code, but it doesn't work. System keeps saying product code invalid.I also have recovery discs but these are not being read by the computer.How can I go back to Windows 7 since it is longer than 30 days?I have spent the last 3 days, on all kinds of Forums, including Microsft but am going around in circles. I am not very Tech savvy, but I can understand step by step instructions.Please someone help!!!!!Thank you.    

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Dear Guys:

I ordered a Windows 7 upgrade through a student discount through The Ultimate Steal. I need to make sure I am doing everything right.

They give me a download, which says the following below:

Alternate download for clean installation (required for XP and Vista 32-bit users)
ISO burning software is required.

I am not sure how to work it. Do I need to create a bootable disk? And if so, how do I create that?

Here's the support information for Ultimate Steal: https://store.digitalriver.com/serv...on=DisplayHelpPage&Locale=en_US&SiteID=msshus
 

Answer:Installing Windows 7 upgrade... double checking all before I attempt it.

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DVD/CD drive not recognized by Windows 7 Home Premium after failed attempt to upgrade to Windows 10. Mr. Fixit, Registry Subkey under Regedit, Upper filters, update drivers etc. all did not work.
Please help.
 

Answer:DVD/CD drives disappeared after failed free Windows 10 upgrade attempt

Have you already tried this ?

Click on "My Computer" with the right mouse button in the context menu, choose the last item "Properties" window opens, click on the "Hardware" tab and then click on "Device Manager".

In the window will display all the hardware components of the system, at the bottom there is the icon of the DVD drive, then you just click with the right mouse button on the DVD drive's name in the context menu and choose the "Uninstall" command.

Close everything and restart.

The DVD drive will be reinstalled on reboot.
 

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I have a Dell e6510 that was running Windows 7 Pro. I received the windows 10 upgrade after reserving a copy a few weeks back. Before the updated I made sure my windows update was up to date. I kicked off the upgrade to Windows 10 and left for work. (I figured everything would be updated by the time I got home). When I got home I checked my laptop and saw the error, "An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". I shut down the computer for about 15 minutes and turned it back on. Still received the same error. I only have one drive in the laptop so I had nothing to disconnect. I inserted my Windows 7 Pro Disk in the drive and did a LEGACY BOOT from the CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive.
The Windows 7 Menu came up and I hit next and was given to options

Install NowRepair your computer.
I selected repair your computer. System recovery options appeared and I selected restore your computer. Then I received an error saying ?To use system restore, you must select which windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select and operating system, and then select system restore.
I closed the window and let the computer restart. Received the error "An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"
Since I have another laptop running Windows 10, I created a USB Boot... Read more

Answer:An operating system wasn’t found after Windows 10 upgrade attempt

SuperCycle said:

I have a Dell e6510 that was running Windows 7 Pro. I received the windows 10 upgrade after reserving a copy a few weeks back. Before the updated I made sure my windows update was up to date. I kicked off the upgrade to Windows 10 and left for work. (I figured everything would be updated by the time I got home). When I got home I checked my laptop and saw the error, "An operating system wasn’t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don’t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". I shut down the computer for about 15 minutes and turned it back on. Still received the same error. I only have one drive in the laptop so I had nothing to disconnect. I inserted my Windows 7 Pro Disk in the drive and did a LEGACY BOOT from the CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive.
The Windows 7 Menu came up and I hit next and was given to options

Install NowRepair your computer.
I selected repair your computer. System recovery options appeared and I selected restore your computer. Then I received an error saying “To use system restore, you must select which windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select and operating system, and then select system restore.
I closed the window and let the computer restart. Received the error "An operating system wasn’t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don’t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"
Since I h... Read more

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I update and save quite a few files each day, and I can see in File History that there are many saved versions for these files.
This would fill up my backup drive fairly quickly, and therefore, I need to reduce 'Keep saved versions' from the default of 'forever' to about 3 months.  But does this mean that all files older than 3 months will be deleted my File History backup?
 What happens to all my files that have only ever been saved once, but are older than 3 months?  Are these retained in File History or deleted?
The forums on File History do no make this very clear.

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Got my IdeaPad Y410 P back from virus removal and it's working great but there is no sound. No sound from built in speakers, no sound with headphones. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback (Devices)  it says "no audio devices are installed". Any help would be appreciated!













Solved!

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Answer:No speaker output (no sound) after virus removal or unsuccesful attempt to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Hello rdschetz ,  Welcome to Lenovo Community !  Please re-install the sound driver below  for Windows 8 64 bit  and for upgrade error please see link  below try to complete updates on windows 8 first. If you upgrade , you might need to face driver issues , which you need to download from the Lenovo Support site for Window 8.1 64 bit. http://www.askvg.com/fix-your-windows-8-1-install-couldnt-be-completed-something-happened-error-mess...   Best Regards , OKR-MAN Say thanks by clicking the "Star" which is on the left.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer "Accept as Solution" if it solves your issue  Sound (1)SelectNumber  Driver NameVersionSizeDateDownload37311  Ideapad Y410p/Y510p Series Realtek Audio sound card driver11.50.0.4 ...129.99 M13-04-25  Download

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Hello, I've had my y580 for almost exactly four years and in that time the hard drive has given me a lot of trouble. Not the physical hard drive, which apparently is in working condition based on diagnostics and sending the computer in for an inspection, but it's function as a storage medium. I've had it corrupt three times. The first two times were annoying but managable; I had an external HD back-up.Now I just had a third corruption in the middle of my Windows 10 upgrade. Found out afterwards that Windows 10 was not officially supported despite Windows telling me that the upgrade could happen. Basically everything seemed hunky-dory, and then it reboots into a Windows 10-looking diagnostic program. Upon restart it fails to find a boot disk, and the OKR button fails to work.I should note that both SSD and HDD were running above 60ªC and have been (along with my other components) worryingly hot for the last few months. Attempting to recover using a disk gives me the "error 0x80042407" - the target hard drive is too small for the recovery. While I was getting close to capacity of the HDD, the back up I was using definitely doesn't exceed capacity. I also tried recovering file contents using an Ubuntu live cd; according to Ubuntu the HDD was inaccessible due to potential corruption including some sort of size disparity. So basically I'm stuck with a brick (a weighty one too). While 4 years was a good long ride, I was hoping to be able to ... Read more

Answer:y580 Hard Drive Corrupted after Windows 10 Upgrade Attempt; OneKey Not Working

Same thing happened to me. I know I will have to reinstall Windows 7, but I think if I put a larger SSD instead of the 32 gig one that came with it, it might work.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes: my father tried to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 on two of his laptops.

The upgrade succeeded on one computer, but the installer would not run on the other. There is no error message or anything; the installer simply appears to do nothing. However, the computer started having numerous problems afterwards: many of the programs would not run anymore, and those that still work now take an extremely long time to start.

System Restore gives me a "The dependency service or group failed to start" error. I did lots of Google searching but could not find any solutions. I tried to repair the operating system using the Windows 7 installation disc, but the same error occurs. Anyone got any suggestions?

All the files have been backed up, but we'd rather not have to do a clean install if possible due to the amount of time involved, and Dad urgently needs to use his computer. Thanks so much!

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 over my Vista Home edition 32 bit software on a Toshiba Laptop. I ran the compatible software first and everything was a "go". I got as far as burning the DVD and installing the software. After about 3 hours, the screen displayed "Starting Windows" and then I got a message, "The upgrade was not successful...your previous version of Windows is being restored...Do not restart your computer during this time."

After this, the screen goes black, the computer shuts down, restarts again with the "Starting Windows" screen and the "Upgrade not successful" messages once again. This continues on and on and I cannot get anything else on the computer. I pressed F8 for other options and my computer just keeps recycling over and over with the same message. I shut everything down and it restarts with the same message over again.

What to do?

Answer:Upgrade was not successful

Make sure all USB ports are empty (unplug your printer), then do a 'clean' install, not an upgrade.

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After upgrading from Vista to WIN 7, I got a message that the upgrade was not successful and that it was going to rollback to Vista (Home Premium). The PC , Dell Inspiron D530 ,restarts but goes back to the same message without rolling back to Vista. Tried F8 safe boot and that eventually takes me back to the same place. I seem to be in some sort of loop of death.
Upgrade was from a download. Micosoft tech support says I need to get the CD version of WIN7 to be able to save all my files. I ordered that and it is being shipped out.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Win 7 upgrade not successful

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Getting error message, "That password is incorrect. Make sure yo're using the password for you Microsoft account. You can always reset it at account.live.com/password/reset."
I just upgrade after purchasing this laptop 2 days ago. After the first restart of the successful upgrade I can't log in. I'm using the right password and have changed it and used that with no success. I can't do anything with this computer and like I said just bought it and need it for work.
Please help.

Answer:After a successful upgrade I can't log in, why?

After changing your password you might have to wait a bit. So try again at the end of the day

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This may well be 'old news' for most but I have not yet seen a post verifying this particular 'MS unsupported' upgrade path, namely from Build 7100 RC to build 7600 RTM. It requires editing a file (cversion.ini) in the sources folder of the 7600 RTM file set. The original file contents read:
[HostBuild]
MinClient=7100
nServer=7100

If one edits it to a similar number lower than 7100 then the RTM install WILL do an in-place ugrade. My cversion.ini file contents are:
[HostBuild]
MinClient=6600.0
MinServer=6600.0

With this simple edit Win 7 build 7600 did present the Upgrade installation choice and proceeded to do so without a hitch.

I am posting this for those that choose to do an inplace upgrade from RC to RTM and would oterwise be prevented by MS from doing so. I always recommend a clean install, and do so myself. However through the years I have done many inplace upgrades with no issues.

Upon final reboot the PC this upgrade was done on several days ago, has worked a treat, and has had 0 (zero) issues.

Answer:Successful 'In Place' upgrade RC -to - RTM

Thanks for the post, I think we have seen several RC to RTM upgrades that have gone ok. What the trouble will be is all the folks that have pre-ordered the Home Premium or Professional Upgrade and are currently running Ultimate RC, I think the consensus is that those folks are SOL, they will have to blow away their current 7 install, and then re-install either XP or Vista, activate it, and use the upgrade, there is no upgrading of an unactivated OS anymore unless it is Win2000.

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Hi ppl,
This post is more of an FYI post.

I got given a faulty Aspire 5610 and decided to whip the CPU out of it and put it into my Toshiba Satellite L30 and it works! The Satellite's CPU is an Intel Celeron M series @ 1.87Ghz, while the CPU from the Acer is an Intel T2300 Centrino Duo @ 1.66Ghz. So my Satellite is now marginally quicker, but added to this is 2GB of RAM and and a HDD upgraded to 320GB running Windows 7 Ultimate. While its still not a gaming machine, it crunches all the numbers I throw at it!
Hope this helps someone.

I have noticed that the fan is running almost constantly, any suggestions?

Regards
Markkyboy

Answer:Satellite L30-10Y - Successful CPU upgrade but fan is running

Hey,

Thank you for this very interesting posting! It?s nice to hear that new CPU works properly but I must say there is no guarantee for that but you has luck ;)
CPU upgrade is official not supported but in some cases it can work, depending on mainboard, BIOS and CPU.

Anyway, I think the fan is running almost constantly because the newer and more powerful CPU producing a lot of more heat and this must be cooled from cooling system that is designed for your older CPU.
Everything what you can do is cleaning the cooling system but I think you have already done this during CPU exchange and using correct amount thermal grease.

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Obviously this is not a Lenovo supported configuration and ymmv etc. I needed a laptop with 16gb of ram for some virtualization so I recently picked up a refurb V570 hoping that it would take 2x8gb sodimms.  There was a sale on Corsair ram last week so I ordered a pair and I installed it a couple days ago.  Memtest ran overnight (>12 hours) without any errors and I was able to boot Win7 without any issues.  I've been able to create a vm guest with 16gb of ram (overcommit) and run other apps so everything looks good. Hopefully this helps others contemplating a similar upgrade since I wasn't able to find much info for this configuration when I was researching options. More details... Ram used: Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 8GB 1X8GB DDR3-1333MHZ CL9-9-9-24 204PIN SODIMM Memory Kithttp://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64472&vpn=CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9&manufacture=Corsair Laptop model (Future Shop):Lenovo 15.6" Intel Core i5-2430M Laptop (1066XF6) - Black- English Only - Refurbished - Web Only1066XF6WebID: 10189882 http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fs-lenovo-15-6-intel-core-i5-2430m-laptop-1066xf6-black-english-only-... Bios version:Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for IdeaPad V570Version 44CN43WW   













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Answer:V570 upgrade to 16gb of ram successful!

I found this site yesterday which says you can install 16 GB of ram in a Y570 which I didn't believe, this site also says you can to the V570, so that site mustn't be telling pork pies!

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I've just installed an extra 512 Mb DDR PC3200 DIMM in a Dell OptiPlex GX260 in addition to its previous 128 Mb.

On boot I get the message "Plug & Play Configuration Error. Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

If I press F1 Windows loads up fine, when I go into Control Panel, System Properties reports 768 Mb memory installed. Everest Home reports 765 Mb installed. I assume this means the extra 512 Mb is functioning OK, though I would (naively?) think the total memory should be 128 + 512 Mb = 740 Mb ?

On boot, when the error comes up, if I press F2 to run setup, the BIOS (Version A03) reports 768 Mb DDR SDRAM installed; system memory speed 266 MHz; AGP Aperture 128 Mb.

When I ESC out of setup Windows then loads up fine, as normal.

So I seem to have 'almost' been successful upgrading the memory - or have I ?? Do I need to tweak the BIOS memory settings to get rid of the Plug n' Play error message, or is there something else I've missed.

I'd be really grateful for any advice - I'm a hardware novice and this upgrade is for my girlfriend's computer!
 

Answer:Annoying error after successful RAM upgrade

Well, apologies for the obvious, glaring error in my first post ... and the fact I can't do simple arithmetic

... The original memory installed was of course 256 Mb, so the extra 512 Mb naturally brings it to 768 Mb ...

Any advice on the Plug & Play error message is very much appreciated !!
 

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A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade

You have most likely heard that a clean (custom) install is the preferred install method when migrating to Windows 7. That is most certainly true. However, there are situations when in-place upgrade is more practical method to use. Tens, maybe hundreds of gigs software installed, no install media found for the software and so on.

You might have heard horror stories about non-working Seven and how it’s all in-place upgrade’s fault, or how an in-place leaves so much unwanted and not used pieces and bits it seriously puts your system in danger, at least making it slow. Most of these horror stories come from two types of users, those who have never done a Vista to Seven in-place upgrade but have heard third hand information and rumours, and those who have not prepared installation as it should be prepared.

I have done a lot of in-place upgrades, both from XP to Vista and lately from Vista to Seven. I have even successfully tried a one-session XP to Seven via Vista in-place upgrade (in-place XP to Vista, installing service packs and drivers and then directly in-place further to Seven), to show some colleagues how to do a safe and working upgrade. I have never encountered any upgrade related problems; I do have had my share of installation problems and issues but I’ve always found out that after failing to do an in-place upgrade, the same issue has occurred also after a clean install. Most often the reason... Read more

Answer:A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade

Thank you, Kari, for taking the time in an attempt to help everyone who have not taken advantage of the greatest OS, to date.

I know that I felt a bit intimidated when I installed Windows 7 and your guide would have helped me, too.

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Just general information for anyone who cares

If you own an ASA 5505 series and have a need to upgrade the RAM to 512MB for ASA 8.4+ operating system (which is required) I have successfully done so for $16.00.

I used Corsair Value Select DDR1-400 3-3-3 512MB kit.

part number: VS512MB400/EU G

The ASA booted up without a hitch over 10 times. I am going to turn off my 1921 router and use the ASA for the next week and test its overall stability to certifiy thsi $16.00 upgrade.

Here is a link for those who want to order this upgrade....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000234UQA/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i03
 

Answer:Great news.... ASA 512MB upgrade successful!

You can also use a 1 GB stick. That's what I used in mine. Just a word of caution, it depends on which version of the ASA5505 you have and if it'll accept the stick or not. There's a thread on DSLreports with people's successes/failures. It may boot properly, but issue a "reload" command from the CLI to verifiy that it will reboot properly and not hang on POST and go into an endless loop. A cold boot will work, but you need to test the reload command.

I tried probably ~ 12 sticks of DDR before i found one that worked on POST and after using the reload command on it about 10 times in a row without problems. It is now rock-solid.
 

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Hi there

Why do loads of GREAT apps that had 100,000's of users quite satisfied totally mess things up by "re-inventing themselves".

Tunein radio (Windows version) was a GREAT app for Free Internet radio listening -- Now it's TOTALLY RUINED in its new re-incarnation on Windows -- for starters you have to get it from that WRETCHED Store thing -- so Windows 7 users you're stuck - and then it wants a Microsoft ID which I've been studiously trying to avoid.

I've found that the old Softsqueeze / SQUEEZEPLAY app is just as good or better as it can play YOUR music too (Still have some old Logitech Squeezebox hardware around) and works using the same functionality as TUNEIN. You can run SQUEEZEPLAY without having any logitech hardware if you want -- install the logitech media server (free) and start up squeezeplay - and get your favourite Radio stations again without the hassle of creating a Ms ID and loosing all your favourites. The server also streams music to any remote device too. - Works under WINE as well so you've got a BETTER app than TUNEIN that works on Linux too. - I'm running under WINE - you can see the little WINEGLASS at the top left of the screens. It installed straight from the .EXE file and worked straight Out of the box.

Cheers
jimbo

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Upgrade went OK, went back a few days later to download the ISO, ran media creation tool and made all my chorces, english,win 10 pro,x64 bit, selected iso and place to save file. then blue screen comes up and programs states, "getting a few things ready" and that's it, nothing else happens after that, 1hr, 4hr's 12hr's, still both the back and next boxes are grayed out and little dots going in circle. had to use task mgr. to end task no other way to close window. I have done search over the net and at microsoft for this problem, found nothing. done SFC it came back clean. Win 10 is activated.
any help would be apprciated. thanks

Answer:MSMedia Creation tool hangs after successful upgrade of Win 10

I had the exact same problem some time ago with W10 ITP 10130 BUILD the spinning dots are the loading screen seek help from someone who knows what they are doing. I had to restore OS in the end it killed my machine get technical help

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I am in the middle of another windows nightmare right now. I just purchased an anytime upgrade for my laptop and desktop (both OEM 64bit home premium to Ultimate), and rebooted and everything was fine on both. However, I noticed that some elements of Windows were missing. The Local Security Policy was not there, and would just bring up an error. I went on to Microsofts Technet help pages and found a fix for missing local security policy after anytime upgrade. (It was a regsvr command that reregistered all of the windows dlls.)

This seemed to fix the problem on my laptop and as I went through the control panel and administrative tools everything seemed to be there. I then installed the new version 9 of Vmware Workstation and the new virtualbox 4.2 and rebooted (because virtualbox needed it for networking) and it would just boot to a black screen. I tried a system restore, I tried using my macrium reflect system restore disc (worked in the past by rebuilding the boot configuration.) I also tried my windows 7 64bit system repair disc, and none of them changed anything- still booting to black screen after the windows splash screen.

I have an OEM factory restore disc set but there is no repair option on the HP 3 disc set, so I did not use them, normally any problems booting are fixed by my macrium reflect boot disc, or my windows 7 repair disc that I had made from within windows. Strangely, my recovery partition was no longer recognized by Windows and I had no o... Read more

Answer:Successful Anytime Upgrade Home prem. to Ultimate, problems next day

Well if bootable, I would give this a go.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also verify in the system window that it did in fact upgrade properly and is now calling itself the proper version.

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My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5740-5255 Acer Aspire AS5740-5255 Notebook PC [list][*] Display Type: HD Widescreen Acer CineCrystal? LCD Display[*] Screen Size: 15.6"[*] [*] Maximum Resolution: 1366 x 768[*] [*] Memory Type: DDR3[*] [*] Memory Speed: DDR3 1066[*] [*] Memory Size: 4GB[*] [*] Memory Slots (Total): 2[*] [*] Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB (Requires 64-bit Operating System)[*] [*] Memory Type: DDR3[*] [*] Memory Speed: DDR3 1066[*] [*] Memory Size: 4GB[*] [*] Memory Slots (Total): 2[*] [*] Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB (Requires 64-bit Operating System)[*] [*] Capacity: 320GB[*] [*] Drive Types: Hard Drive[*] [*] Hard Drive Speed: 5400 RPM[*] [*] Processor Brand: Intel[*] [*] Processor Class: Core i3[*] [*] Processor Type: Dual-Core[*] [*] Processor Speed: 2.13GHz[*] [*] Processor Number: i3-330M[*] [*] Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics[*] [*] GPU/VPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD[*] [*] Video Memory: 128MB of dedicated system memory[*] [*] Video Interface: HDMI[*] VGA[*] [*] Lifestyle: Entertainment[*] Home & Student[*] [*] Condition: New[*] [*] Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit [*] [*] Startup Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit [*] [*] Platform: Laptop[*] Optical Drive Type: DVD Super-Multi Dual LayerSo i updated the next available BIOS from the acer support site to v 1.28. ... Read more

Answer:blue screen after successful BIOS upgrade Acer Aspire

Greetings,Boot the computer into Safe Mode w/ Networking by pressing the F8 key until you see the Advanced Options Menu. Download BlueScreen View. Copy & Paste the log file into your next post.

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Any ways I think I am at the logon. Only the mouse pointer is visible. How do I go about doing a recovery when I can not see anything?

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Folks,
Please allow me to share my success upgrade a nice off-lease Dell Optiplex 755 MT for multi-monitor.
If you are looking to use a great system for business, but want to add more monitors (which is fantastic for productivity) then this solution might be nice for you.  And making a multi-monitor graphics solution that works is both easy and tricky at the same time!   It's easy if all the hardware is known to work together!  So, this note is on that topic.
* Using ATI FirePro 2450 in PCI Express 16e slot.
* Four monitors (via included VGA or DVI adapters) PLUS the motherboard video still works!
* Upgraded the BIOS to the most recent.
* Note that this card runs PCI 2.0, and it works in what apparently is a PCIe 1.0a slot on the 755 MOBO.  A 2.1 card may not work.
* This is for business, and all five monitors work fine now, even with YouTube.  This is not intended as a gaming environment.
* There are a few things to try in the BIOS in terms of settings -- for a while there was a memory error and the thing wouldn't boot -- it took a little time to figure out he exact configuration.
* WIndows 7 is the OS used -- and Windows Aero works.
* I'm not long having any crashes associated with the older Jaton NVidia PCI-based cards we were using previously.
* Physical slot dimension are fine.
* Power consumption seems fine.
* Cost from ITX Canada was about $ 250 plus shipping, tax etc.
* This is the Sapphire version of the AMD ATI card, which i... Read more

Answer:Successful Video Upgrade -- Business Multi-Monitor On Optiplex 755 MT

AMD 100-505531 FirePro 2450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195083
It comes with 2 DUAL DMS connectors.

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Need 8 ISO to attempt 7 to 8 upgrade (then up to 8.1). I HAVE a purchased 8.1 disc and key, but...
learned that 8.1 will not allow keeping installed (7HP) programs and settings, only 'personal files', while 8 upgrade will (at least attempt to) do this.

Tried via MS site (install with just produce key), but guess what, 8.1 key not valid for 8.
Tried via MS site with 'borrowed' 8 key that 'checks out' but then 'check internet connection' comes up, but I am connected. (and to test, tried 8.1 and it proceeded past that point))

I want to not have to reinstall all my stuff, though the amount of effort I am putting in to avoid that is approaching point of diminishing returns.

Answer:Need 8 ISO to attempt 7 to 8 upgrade. I HAVE 8.1 but...

Why not just upgrade to 8.1? What makes you think it will not work? Have you run the upgrade assistant?

I think you are planning on problems that do not exist.

Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 - Windows Help

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I have an Optiplex 3020. Wanted to upgrade it so my kids could use it for some gaming possibly. Bought a GeForce GTX 1060, 16 gig Ram, and a 550 watt power supply. Once everything is in, notice Dell once again pulled a fast one and had the 8 pin motherboard connection. Bought a 24 pin to 8 pin adapter....thought I'd be good to go....but the machine restarts every 2 seconds continually. 
Power supply has me test it by jumping the green and black off the 24 pin, and the fan stayed on the power supply. PSU manufacturer says it's Dell, Dell says it's the PSU, and this adapter is somewhere in between.
PSU is
Adapter is:

Tech support said I cannot put anything larger than a 290 watt in there which boggles my mind.

Anyone have any insight? I'm ready to toss this 3020 and go get something I can actually do something to..... 

Answer:AGGRAVATING UPGRADE ATTEMPT

Remove the video card and RAM, and try just the power supply -- does the system stay powered up?  If so, add the RAM and check again -- then the video card.  Trying all three at once, you'll never be able to figure out the cause of the issue.

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I have downloaded the original WIN10 from WIN7 earlier in October. I missed the November WIN10 upgrade to 1511 because I didn't have 31 days on WIN10 yet. Does anyone know when the second attempt will be in December? I don't want to do it myself, but just wait for the upgrade via Windows Update. Thanks.

Answer:second attempt for WIN 10 upgrade 1511

twl845 said:

I have downloaded the original WIN10 from WIN7 earlier in October. I missed the November WIN10 upgrade to 1511 because I didn't have 31 days on WIN10 yet. Does anyone know when the second attempt will be in December? I don't want to do it myself, but just wait for the upgrade via Windows Update. Thanks.




See link below, go to download tool now which should give you option to upgrade or clean install w/o waiting to latest version. Otherwise do not know when it will be available thru Windows Update for you...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

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I have downloaded the original WIN10 from WIN7 earlier in October. I missed the November WIN10 upgrade to 1511 because I didn't have 31 days on WIN10 yet. Does anyone know when the second attempt will be in December? I don't want to do it myself, but just wait for the upgrade via Windows Update. Thanks.

Answer:second attempt for WIN 10 upgrade 1511

Originally Posted by twl845


I have downloaded the original WIN10 from WIN7 earlier in October. I missed the November WIN10 upgrade to 1511 because I didn't have 31 days on WIN10 yet. Does anyone know when the second attempt will be in December? I don't want to do it myself, but just wait for the upgrade via Windows Update. Thanks.




See link below, go to download tool now which should give you option to upgrade or clean install w/o waiting to latest version. Otherwise do not know when it will be available thru Windows Update for you...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

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Hi,I recently became tired of having only 2gb of ram so i decided it was time to upgrade to 4gb. I purchased 2 sticks expected 2gb DDR2 800 Ram (4gb total) and expected a quick and simple switch. After removing the original memory and installing the new sticks, i started my computer only to find that it didn't post, boot, beep, or do any such action to indicate it would do so. The PSU appeared fine, all internal fans and LED's were working, and HDs were still spinning. However, i was getting no video signal on any of my 4 monitors (i run a project studio), and there is typically a bright blue LED that flickers on my motherboard, which indicates activity from my 2 Raptor HDs while they run through the onboard RAID.I immediately thought that these were signs of bad RAM, since no display or posting is common with those problems. I decided to place the new sticks of Ram into the other DIMM slots (i have 4 total) and ensured they were matched correctly to run in dual channel). Still same symptoms. I tried to use one stick, still same result. I then placed the original Ram back, but this time, expexcting everything to work as normal. However, i experienced the same symptoms. I also tried to alternate DIMM slots just to make sure.hI am beginning to think that this could be either a problem with the CPU or the Motherboard, even though the system had absolutely no problems before hand and i take care of it well. There is a chance that the CPU could have fried, since i then r... Read more

Answer:Memory upgrade attempt gone bad

Might have cooked the CPU given that the 2.4 ghz was overclocked to 3.2 and the possibility of a cooling failure due to being on its side. Most CPUs have Thermal Throttling to protect from a burn up, but if overclocked I am not sure of the chips temp control can act fast enough to avoid disaster. If you had a spare CPU to use I would swap CPUs and see where that brings you with original Ram in it.

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I have an HP Laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and a Restore partition, but no disks. Over the last 4 months, I've wasted hundreds of hours trying to upgrade to Win 10 using the option in Windows Update and it always fails. Obviously, since the 2 Gb of upgrade files is rather intelligently wiped every time, I've probably downloaded about 100 Gb of data in this time. All programmes and drivers are up to date. I've run the repair/restorehealth versions of sfc and DISM (online) many times, with no problems. I've also downloaded the Win 10 64-bit iso and burned it to DVD. One reason for doing this was to run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:wim:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess, which supposedly repaired something, but still Windows update didn't install it. I've tried running setup from the ISO DVD and it doesn't do anything. I've booted from the iso and it starts installation, but gets to the point where it wants the product key, which nowadays is rather stupidly hidden in the innards of the computer. Three Product key finding programmes gave me two options, one that looks like a MS one and one ending in OEM, so probably a HP thing. Using the first, the key gets rejected. There is an option to skip this, but then it says "You booted from the installation medium Remove the medium, reboot normally and run the installation medium" and,  when you do, setup.exe fails to do anything again an above. It makes no difference if Windows Defender... Read more

Answer:$ wasted months trying to upgrade from 8.1 to 10

First of all, you need to know that the Win10 Upgrade version does NOT use a product key for activation. So, nothing you enter as a product key is going to work.  The ONLY way to activate the Upgrade version is by doing an in-place upgrade of an existing, activated, Win8/8/7.1 installation.  Once that is done, and Win10 is confirmed to be activated, you can THEN do a clean-install by booting off the install media -- but not before. If you're doing an in-place upgrade using Win10 media (meaning, you're running the upgrade from inside Win8.1), when it gets to the product key screen, there should be some small lettering on the screen that allows you to skip -- do THAT, instead of entering a product key.  It should complete the upgrade, and after Win10 is running, it should automatically activate -- but that could take a couple of days to complete. When you do the Win10 Upgrade, it will most likely corrupt any existing OEM recovery feature on the machine, so you can not later use that to go back to Win8.1.  To restore Win10 after that, my recommendation is to use a disk imaging application like Macrium Reflect to save an image of your device on an external drive. But for now, you should retry the Update.

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Hi
I am currently running Win 8.1 and intend to upgrade to Win 10 later this week. I am in the habit of upgrading my hardware about every 5 years or so. What happens in say 18 months when I get a new cpu and m/b, how do I get Win 10 back again? I only have my Win 8 disk and if I install that again on my new system, the free upgrade time period would have expired by then.

Thanks for any replies.

John

Answer:Computer upgrade after 12 months

johnbla said:

Hi
I am currently running Win 8.1 and intend to upgrade to Win 10 later this week. I am in the habit of upgrading my hardware about every 5 years or so. What happens in say 18 months when I get a new cpu and m/b, how do I get Win 10 back again? I only have my Win 8 disk and if I install that again on my new system, the free upgrade time period would have expired by then.

Thanks for any replies.

John



There will be ISO's of Windows 10 available by then, and anyway you can make your own from the downloaded installation files. Your hardware will probably appear changed enough to seem a different computer to the MS activating servers, so you may have to call MS and they will (most likely) give you a key or twiddle some knobs on the server or do something to make it go.

You might even want to ask this question on the Microsoft Community forums...

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When I tried to install the memory I bought (Samsung 256MB [2x 128MB] PC800 RDRAM RIMM 184 Pin Kit) it didn't recognize it.  Instead I got a series of beeps & my monitor goes into standby mode.  I checked my old memory cards against the new ones to make sure I bought the right type.  They match perfectly as far as I can tell.  Then I reinstalled my old memory to see if I could get my monitor to work & now it won't recognize that either.   Just the same series of beeps & monitor on standby.  I checked & rechecked all connections.  Everything is secure.  What could be wrong? My computer is a 5 year old Gateway Pentium 4, running OS Windows ME.  Upgrading from 128mb to 512mb.  Let me know if you need more info.Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Failed attempt @ memory upgrade

Friend, first of all make sure that RAM slots are dust free. Secondly when you have different size RAM sticks then they need to be connnected in sequence. I didn't remember correct one but I think it is first small size and then large size.But first try each RAM slot with your old RAM stick and if your PC starts working then fine and connect the second RAM in the very next slot. That's all...Dr Wahab

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In recently had to do a system restore on an e-machines T2385 and my Windows Media Player version "reverted" back to v.8.0. I used v.8.0 and it worked fine. Previously I had loaded Windows XP Plus(Superpack)! which included WMPv.10, and I wanted to upgrade it again. Also, my Windows update notification kept telling me there was a newer version available.

When I attempted to load the Plus! disks I got the following message: "Installation interrupted... Click finish to exit the wizard." It did place a shortcut on my desktop though, and whn I clicked on it I got the following message: " WMP is not properly installed and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install the player from the Microsoft website?" I proceeded to try doing that... and after 45 minutes or so I got the message: "It was not possible to complete set-up. WMP10 was not installed. To update Windows, run WMP10 set-up again." But again there was a short cut on my desktop, and when I clicked it, I appeared to get a set-up window... then suddenly a pop-up message: "An internal application error has occurred." I had to click "OK" to exit the message screen.

It then appeared that "some" Plus! applications had installed, and some had not. When I tried to change Plus! through Add/Remove Programs; I got the following message: "Installation interrupted... Click Finish to exit the wizard." When I tried to remove Plus!, to re-install it, I got ... Read more

Answer:WMPv.10 Upgrade Attempt Failed; Now Nothing!

I had the same problem with MP V10. I would errors that my windows installer was having problems, but i got the new version and it still would not load or work. I tried all sorts of things to fix it. I eventually had to do a system restore to get back to the old version so it would at least work. I think there is some bugs in this program or something...it really messed up my stuff. I don't have any advice about it, other than that.
 

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At around 23:22 EST on Friday, July 29th, I began the subject upgrade process, assuming I'd be able to ?slide in under the deadline wire.? And perhaps I did . . . or could have. But somewhere along the line, something seems to have gone wrong. And I think it's probably my own darn fault ? perhaps, what I deserve for being such a chicken s#%t and putting this off to the last possible minute. I was about to throw in the towel altogether when it occurred to me the situation may still be salvageable.

To explain . . . After beginning the process at 23:22, the regular Windows Update dialogue window opened, telling me that it was downloading the upgrade code. Some 80 minutes later (now, around 00:40 EST on Saturday, July 30), I was presented with a dialogue saying that the process was ready to begin the installation and the choice to begin immediately or schedule it to occur sometime over the next several days.

This is probably where my mistakes began . . . As mentioned, it was now going on one o'clock in the morning. At some point during the preceding 80 minutes, whatever energy and mental acuity I had going for me at 23:22 had since departed. So, I decided to put off any further action until after I'd gotten some sleep. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get back to the upgrade process until much later; i.e., Saturday evening. I'm not sure about this, but I think at some point in the interim, I had closed the Windows Update dialogue window (?and this may be where I specifically... Read more

Answer:Failed 7-to-10 Upgrade Attempt — Still Salvageable ?

Worth a shot, as long as you have a complete image to restore if things don't work out.

Check in your C drive, with Hidden Items displayed, looking for C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources
See if you have an install.esd file. If so, you can copy the esd file to another folder and create a W10 ISO from it using this tutorial.

ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums

Once the ISO is created, use 7-zip to mount the ISO, and run setup.exe from within your W7 OS. The upgrade will proceed from there.

You can read the tutorial here and watch the video starting at about 22:00 to see how to mount the ISO using 7-zip.
Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

The only issue is whether the system will be activated once W10 is installed. It's pretty far past the deadline, but some people were reporting activations earlier today.

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This probably has been asked before but I've read so many different possibilities, I want to ask directly because I still don't know what to expect. Back in January, a family member introduced a virus to our Windows 7 Asus laptop. Long story short, I couldn't remove it and needed to reinstall the OS. Rather than reinstall Windows 7, I installed the Windows 10 tech preview and have been running slow ring builds ever since without much trouble. I'm currently updated to the latest build and would like to come off of tech preview once Windows 10 is officially released tomorrow. My question is whether I can do this without having to reinstall Windows 7 and then upgrade to the mainstream release of Win 10. I believe that the Win 7 recovery partition would have been left intact (although I haven't verified it), however, I would rather not go though all the hassle of two OS installs. Is it possible for me to input my Windows 7 license code to activate the current copy of Windows 10 that I'm using? I personally wouldn't mind staying on the insider rings but this laptop is used by the whole family and so I don't want to continue running beta-level software and to be forced to install new builds every few weeks.
Thanks!

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Because of the current abysmal state of Windows Phone for AT&T, my only real option for getting a phone is either to buy one off of a third party site or get the 635. (No, I'm not going to get the 830.) I know the 635 is a solid device, but I really don't know if I want to use a budget phone for the next four or five months. However, if I pay the $240 for the 1520, then AT&T won't allow me to start a Next plan for another 6 months. No one knows when the flagships will release, but I imagine it will be sooner than six months.
I know it seems like I should just use the 635, but I have one remaining concern: I really, really want to try a phablet. When the new flagships release, I want to pick up the larger edition, but I would hate to spend a prodigious sum of cash and end up not liking the bigger screen. If I get the 1520, I will know for certain whether I want to pick up the new flagship phablet or not.
What would you recommend?

Answer:Should I buy the 1520 and wait six months before I can upgrade? Or should I buy the 635?

I would go 1520. Flagship specs and a phablet. It sounds like you're leaning in that direction already. If the 640XL was available now on AT&T, I would recommend that as an option. It is suppose to becoming to AT&T.

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Good evening,

This April I upgraded my computer by replacing the mobo, ram, and CPU. Since then I would receive multiple BSOD's a day or only 2 times a week. Most BSOD's I would never see a blue screen just a computer restart.

I only play Starcraft 2, 20 mins in, the GPU throttles to half speed, then crashes. This only happens with the installed video driver Forceware 178.24. I tried forceware 258.96, 197.75, 186.18 but all would artifact and sparkle. I would CtrlAltDel then Esc, but eventually it would crash. I always do a driver sweep for driver installs. Temps always hover around 70c gpu, 45c cpu max.

Recently I started to use Windows Media Center and I would fall asleep to a show. Some nights it will crash in the middle of the night and I would wake up to a start-up repair.

OS - Windows 7 64bit Retail (Installed March 1, 2010)
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (6 months old)
Video Card - EVGA 9800 GTX+ (18 months old)
MotherBoard - ASUS M4N79XTD (6 months old)
Memory - OCZ Gold (2 x 2 gb) 1600 (6 months old)
Power Supply - Thermaltake 500W (22 months old)
Idle temps 36-39c CPU, 40-45c GPU
Max temps 46-49c CPU, 70-75c GPU

I appreciate any help with this situation. I wish I could return the favor to who ever helps me out. I hope I have included everything necessary to figure this out.

Answer:BSOD for months since computer upgrade

Hi,

Most BSODs are 0x124 hardware BSODs.

This ties in with you seeing the BSODs immediately after the hardware upgrade.

That being said, it would pay for you to fix the following potential software problems

ASIO.sys is part of several ASUS Overclocking/Hardware Monitoring programs (most likely EPU-6 Engine) and is a known BSOD instigator. Remove any software that fits that description.

STPD.sys is known to cause BSODs; remove Daemon Tools, then use this SPTD installer to remove it (pick the uninstall option when you run the installer): http://www.duplexsecure.com/en/downloads

Then, start the hardware testing with a memtest

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Memtest86+ - Instructions:

Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

Boot from the CD/USB and run the test (at least 7 passes per test) with only one stick of RAM in place at a time.

It is a time consuming process but it is the only way to be sure it isn't a RAM fault.

For your final test, run the test with all the RAM in place.




And also a CPU test

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Prime95 Setup:
Download from: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
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I'm not quite sure on which board I should post this, but this was the best one I could.
I recently tried upgrading my GPU from just running intel HD 4000 to a ASUS Strix GTX 970. I have a 500w PSU which was the recommended amount and after reading various forum posts I thought it would be fine. I managed to install the gpu without any issues.

However when I tried to run benchmarks or demanding games it would crash. No BSOD or .dmp files were created. It was just a grayish screen and I had to shut off the computer manually. After one crash the entire PC failed to start. I got it to start again by taking out and putting back in each part and resetting CMOS. However it didn't recognize my integrated gpu anymore and I had to put the 970 back in to get screen feedback.

I tried reinstalling the drivers for the integrated graphics card but it still doesn't recognize it. After a while of no issues I decided to run a benchmark (FFXIV Heavensward benchmark, maximum settings). It completed the entire benchmark without any issues and I thought everything was fine. However it did crash again when I started playing games. I can still power on the PC but I cannot use the the power buttons on both the front or the motherboard. The motherboard has no LEDs active, the CPU fan isn't spinning and I cannot get screen feedback with or without a gpu installed. I did not see any sparks, fire or smell anything burned so I don't think I fried anything. When the PC stopped working the first ti... Read more

Answer:Motherboard and CPU not working properly after attempt to upgrade GPU.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure if this might be an issue but your ram seems awful low for the board you have ?

Code:
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Memory 8,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Where did you come up with that number 666Mhz ?

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I have an ASUS A7V8X-X mainboard, AMD 2600 (333 Mhz) processor, Kingston DDR 2700 (256) RAM that will not boot. The main board was working properly with an AMD 1300 processor and DDR 2400 RAM. When I tried to install the upgrade the bios brougt up a screen that said i had changed the processor but it would not let me select the new processor parameters. I tried to go back to the original processor and memory but the system would not boot. I tried a refurbished A7V8X-X from Newegg with the same results. When I try to boot with the original hardware the system will stay on with the fans runing but will not boot. When I try to boot with the new hardware the fans run for about 3 seconds and then everything goes dead as if the mainboard is protecting the processor. I have replaced the mainboard & processor with a Gigabyte board & a P4 2.8 Gig and everything is running great but I have two processors and two Identical mainboards that I would like to get working to donate to some less fortunate friends. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:ASUS A7V8X-X will not boot after upgrade attempt

Have you cleared the CMOS settings with the jumper to return the board(s) to slow/safe default settings? That should allow you to set up any new cpu from scratch.
 

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Have a Gatewya 500x and went to install additional RAM, there was 2 slots with one filled with a 256. Added the new chip with Power unplugged and was careful about static, nowd now my pc is dead . It powers on, but no screen at all! Tried unpluggging CMOS and go back to ioriginal config, but same problem. Have I lost this PC? Thanks
 

Answer:Memory Upgrade attempt resulting in dead PC?

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I have 2 GA-5AX Gigabyte mainboards, a 300MHZ and a 500MHz one, and the BIOS was wiped out when during a routine web based BIOS upgrade went bad. The download stopped halfway through and the system locked and when I attempted to reboot is when I found out that the BIOS had been wiped clean. Is there any way to restore it?
 

Answer:Can a deleted BIOS from a botched upgrade attempt be restored?

I have been able to restore BIOS by removing the motherboard's battery for 30 secs to 1 min. and reinserting the battery.
This usually resets the bios.​
 

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Hey guys,

I somehow got roped into doing a CPU upgrade for my dad's Hp Pavilion a6719f desktop. I looked up the specs here and was told that my MoBo was a Pegatron M2N78-LA model that could support up to an AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core. So I purchased exactly that, part number HD9850XAJ4BGH.

Got it in today and dropped it into the MoBo expecting that to be it, but no go. Booting up gave me an black screen that says "Error: Unsupported CPU Installed" followed by a shutdown.

So after some web searching I heard that TDP could be the issue but from what I gather I have the 125W TDP model of CPU and my MoBo can handle that as well? Next check I made was this forum that said I should update the BIOS. So I went here and downloaded and ran the update as per the instructions on that site.

The computer rebooted and I get nothing now, backlit screen and then a 2-short, 1-long beeping pattern that repeats 5 times followed up by 8 quick beeps in a row. Now looking here at HP beep codes, I'm told that both of those mean a video card issue.

So here's the kicker, I have no videocard installed aside from the already integrated video card on the MoBo. The only upgrades I have ever done to this was drop in a WiFi card and a secondary DVD drive.

If anyone can please help point me in the right direction on fixing this I would be very greatful. I've tried to put as much detail into this post as possible but please let me know if I left anything important out. Th... Read more

Answer:Solved: Help! Botched a CPU upgrade attempt on HP Pavillion a6719f

Did u install the old CPU and try and boot?
Reset the CMOS battery
Maybe a bad bios update.....then u have big problems
 

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TRIED TO UPGRADE WITH WIN10 media creation USB drive and after two days shut her down as she seemed stuck.Been trying to revive her for the last two days and currently hdd no longer recognized in bios.last time I saw drive c with 15 meg of 200 something Gb drive was during the chkdsk I ran in the win 10 repair mode from the media creation tool. I had to 'unlock' or dismount the Volume and all opened handles would thereafter be invalid.(Whatever that means....). now I can only boot from the USB port. As in bios there is no boot device found, hard disk test in bios says hard disk not exist.now I think I need to get a win7 boot file on USB to get her going again.....maybe ?if so where? also when I tried to download win7 from MS, NEEDED the product key but label is worn and have been guessing at missing obliterated chars.... Needless to say right about now I have some choice words for bill gates.....with his win 10 that my notebook is verified to be able to run!!! any suggestions are welcome. Btw, have tried every suggestion from the HP support website.... thanks 

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Hi Forum Gurus, I am in an awkward situation and hope you'll be able to help me. I had an extra 2Gb (2x1GB hynix 1Rx8 PC2-6400-666-12) which I offered a technologically impaired friend of mine to upgrade his ThinkCentre (TC). His TC had 2x1Gb hynix PC2-xxxx-555-xx (I can find out exact model, if necessary). At first, he didn't know why he needed this upgrade bui I convinced him that his TC will work better and faster afterwards. Stupid me... So, when I first added the additional modules and switched on the TC, it started beeping which I interpreted as a memory test fail. Then I removed the original modules and left only the new ones - the same result. Then, don't know why, I switched the TC on again without changing anything. This time it stopped beeping but did not start either. I gave up, returned the original modules, assembled the TC and guess what... IT STILL DOES NOT START! Under my friend's heavy eves, I started removing one component after the other, tried different combinations, etc. Still the same. At the very end, after 2 hours of productive work, I tried to start it with just the motherboard and the CPU: no memory no nothing. Still not a sound... So, I am wondering what happened and, more importantly, what can I do in order to reanimate it. My ex-friend needs it early next week so all your comments, suggestions, thoughts are most welcome. Thanks a lot in advance! Cheers,guineapig.  








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Answer:ThinkCentre fails to boot after an attempt of memory upgrade. HELP, PLEASE!

which Thinkcentre does your friend have? we need a little more information then this. Also, when you upgraded ram did you try to ground yourself, so that you have removed all the static electricity?Finally, have you tried to use the CLR CMOS jumper on the motherboard to try to clean out the cmos and then restart the desktop after that?

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Well. My cd burner (Artec WRR-4848) tends to lock up quite frequently no matter what software I use. I did some Googling and decided to upgrade the firmware. Needless to say, this was not a good idea. The flash tool locked up, and I had no choice but to restart. It then just hung at the Windows load screen (I'm running XP, by the way). I restarted again, and got a "recent hardware or software changes may have affected..." message, and was given the option to start Windows in several different ways, none of which worked. I finally resorted to unplugging the drive, and that seemed to work. However, what to do next, I don't know. I talked to a friend of mine, but he was talking about DOS boot disks and all manners of things I'm clueless about. He did tell me to turn off the drive auto-detect in my BIOS settings, but now I'm getting a Novell Firmware notice of some sort, and I can't get into my BIOS settings. Please help me before I try to throw myself off my front porch in a botched suicide attempt.
 

Answer:CD Burner Upgrade Attempt Ruins Everything...Film at Eleven

Generally speaking if a firmware upgrade crashes before completion you are S.O.L.

The burner may be permanently hosed?
 

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Everything worked fine until a couple of days ago. Now, streaming audio does not come out of the front jack. Rear jack is fine.  If I disable the Digital Output, sound DOES come from the front audio jack (so no hardware issue). BUT keyboard volume buttons do not work. In that mode, volume must be adjusted by opening the appropriate window and using the mouse. I can't seem to make the front jack the Default Device. I do not know of anything I did to preciptate this. No new software, nothing. Just came back from vacation and that's the way it was. Thanks in advance. ~LMG1

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Posted this on other websites without much luck. Hopefully there's some hope posting here.

As titled, I'm trying to do a repair install of Windows 7. Current install and license are from Win 7 Family Pack (Home Prem x64). Installed SP1 since then. Attempting to perform a repair install from the Home Prem x64 TechNet ISO (X17-24209.iso), burned to a flash drive. Everything works great, up until it fails nearing the end of the upgrade and then rolls back.

It gets through several reboots, all the way up to the 4th phase, "Installing Features and Updates" before giving up. It then gives the message "The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of Windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time." Thankfully, it successfully restores, boots back up, and then gives a bubble to that effect.

Another site suggested it could be Windows Update failing. I installed a patch to ensure it was functioning. So I doubt it's Windows Update.

Perhaps these logs help:

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log:
setuperr.log - Pastebin.com

C:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OfflineUpgradeStore\File\C$\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log:
WindowsUpdate.log - Pastebin.com

Any ideas?

Answer:Repair Install Fails, Then Reverts - "The upgrade was not successful."

I'm not repair and install expert but when I do one this is what I use and it works. Read through this it should help.

Repair Install

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Hello,
 
Okay first of all I would like to say I have been having on going issues for months to almost a year... I have tried everything I can think of... Including wiping harddrives to DoD standards with dban, gparted etc.... I have tried monitering my connections with wireshark...  I have tried several differet anti- (virus and malware) programs including paid version of kaspersky, malwarebytes, bitdefender, eset.....
 
This problem also has involved some black hat hackers compromising my system and bank account, credit card etc all being hit and continueing to do so... I have switched ISPs , changed hardware, thrown away devices including cell phones and laptops... It seems that they were also backdoored into several of my devices and were using several different methods to continue to spread and infect other devices.. These devices include android, iphone, ipod, ipad, netbook, laptop, smart tv and even my dvd player (java).. I have tried to ask for help and seek help for this and no one can figure it out or think this cant be real.
 
I have now thrown out all laptops, and all phones at the same time and started from scratch but having issues on a brand new laptop... I am not sure this is the same issue as before... However, I would like and really appreciate if someone could help me out and view my logs and make sure.. because I have been through hell and back with all these issues.. Loss of finances, time, and sleep... SO, I truly appreciate any and a... Read more

Answer:Malware, Spyware, And hackers...equals months and months of going insane!! help!

GMER 2.1.19357 - http://www.gmer.net
3rd party scan 2015-06-29 18:38:16
Windows 6.3.9600  x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000036 HGST_HTS721075A9E630 rev.JB2OA3J0 698.64GB
Running: 11ybrc3o.exe; Driver: C:\Users\M4M8A\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldypow.sys
---- Modules - GMER 2.1 ----
Module   \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64/Intel Corporation SIGNED)(2014-09-02 06:28:41)                                                fffff800f9c65000-fffff800f9f1b000 (2842624 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys (Devmon monitor/ESET SIGNED)(2015-01-30 23:13:30)                                                                                          fffff800fa393000-fffff800fa3d2000 (258048 bytes)
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T61, Win XP Pro,Problems with the free space on HDD - the original factory disk(160GB) is full more than 90%.There are a lot of existing user settings and user information on the HDD - specific settings for different network environments (home network, corporate network, VPN, etc.), specific applications, many drivers for specific devices, many documents and pictures, and other information. So, we need to upgrade the disk, but we do not want to recover to factory state - we want to keep all the existing user setting and user information.The existing disk was dismounted and connected to a standard desktop PC.And using "Acronis True Image Home" the existing disk was cloned to new disk WD Scorpio Black 320GB.There were not any errors during the cloning process. But when we mounted the new disk to the laptop, the operating system didn't start - black screen with blinking cursor only (blinking white dash in upper left corner). So, we mounted back the old disk, to be able to work. After cloning, we see on the new disk everything is similar as it is on the old disk. There are two partition - hidden system partition, partition with WinXP and all the user folders and documents. So, we think the problem is only in a "booting part". Can anybody hints us what is the problem.Or hints us for other solution how to upgrade the disk, but without going to factory state. Thank you 













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Answer:T61 - Unsuccessful attempt to upgrade HDD using "Acronis True Image - Disc clone".

Hi MitkoS, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Try a "reverse clone" as described in the Acronis forums:
 
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/4196#comment-5187
 
You'll also find other good advice there on ThinkPad upgrade problems!

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Hi,
After reading this thread http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19379837.aspxI decided to give it a try and upgrade my Dell E510 from Pentium 4 to Pentium D 945. I upgraded different PC componentsin the past, but never a processor. I followed the instructions, removed the heatsink assembly, and took out the processor, but then I unwittingly scraped off thermal paste from the bottom of the heatsink.
I installed the new processor, put back the heatsink, and tried to start up the computer, but unfortunatelyit wouldn't start - no lights come up. I then put back the original processor - same thing, the computerdoesn't start. I read the manual once again, and realized that I shouldn't have removed the thermal paste,but can that really be a reason for the total failure ? Hard to imagine that a processor can overheat right away - or is it possible ? I can buy the thermal paste and apply it to the heatsink, but I wonder if anyone has any opinion or had a similar experience.

Answer:Dell E510 won't start after an attempt to upgrade to Pentium D 945, even with the original processor

I successfully replaced the OEM Pentium D 940 CPU in my E510 with the Pentium D 945. You MUST clean the old thermal paste off of the heatsink and then apply fresh thermal paste when you install the new CPU. Best to use isopropyl alcohol to remove the old paste. Also, a coffee filter works best for removing the old paste. I recommend using Arctic Silver thermal compound.
For me, the upgrade from 940 to 945 was not dramatic. The WEI subscore for the CPU only rose by 0.1 points. But, the D 945 is the best that the E510 can handle so it is what it is. The 945 generates less heat with a TDP of 95 W instead of 130 W for the 940 so that's a plus. Note also that my E510 came with copper performance heatsink because of the higher TDP of the OEM 940.
Upgrading from a Pentium 4 to the D 945 seems like a big jump. There are compatibility issues between the CPU and the motherboard and chipset. My E510 has the right motherboard for the D 945. Other motherboards will require you to press F1 when you boot. I don't have to do that. Moving from a Pentium 4 to the D 945 might not work. Depends on your motherboard.

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I purchased said unit Sept. last year and within a few months the battery started discharging for no reason I could see. Battery returned to Lenovo, tested and a new battery sent out (old one apparently kaput). I thought the problem was solved until a few days ago when... Battery starts discharging again for no reason I can see. Laptop eventually went into hibernation. Unplugged charger, plugged back in, switched on then powered up the laptop and the battery started charging. This sequence of events was repeated 3 times in 1 week, until yesterday when powering up the laptop failed. Took the battery out and tried laptop on charger only. Nothing. Put battery back in and tried to power up - then noticed battery indicator gave 3 orange flashes 1 second apart before stopping. Did the battery discharge thing (pressing in the power button etc.). Still nothing. The unit seems to have failed completely. Can someone tell my what I might be dealing with here - a failed motherboard? Yet again I'm going to have to send this laptop back for repair, and it's been nothing short of a nightmare because I rely on it to do work. I've never experienced something like this before with a purchased laptop and I suspect the original battery problem was caused by a fault inside the laptop. As the machine is still within warranty can I request a new machine or a full refund because I simply don't want to use something which may be inherently unstable? Looking at the views ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 only 10 months old - Battery failure 3 months ago and now this....

Hi Stephenbtc,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
Would you please try to below steps
      
1-      Switch off the machine, remove the battery and keep the charger plugged in and press and hold the power button for 15 sec.
 
2-      Remove the battery and the charger and press and hold the power button for 20 sec.
Plug them back in and check if problem still exist or not if yes please go with the rest of steps
 
3-      Remove the energy management from control panel and install the below
Windows 8 : Energy Management
Windows 7 : Energy Management
 
Please let me know if you still facing the same problem
 
Hope the information helps
 
Regards,
 

Ayman

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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

Answer:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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HI,
My wifes win7 pc stated giving us SMART warnings that the hdd was in the process of failings. We immediately began a Windows BU making a complete system image onto an external USB HD. The drive was larger than the "C" drive we were backing up. The C drive had about 350GB of space used on it and it took over 30 hours to do the BU but Windows said that the BU was successfully completed. The PC only has USB 2 so the BU was not going to be fast but I was surprised at the time and perhaps that points to a failing drive in itself?

I have been very surprised by two things but it might be normal and I'm looking for advice/opinions.

First, the external "F" drive now has over 620 GB of space used on it which is almost double the usage of the C drive that was backed up to it. Is this possible or normal?

Secondly, when I click on the F drive to see what it contains it shows a folder called "Name of PC", also a folder named Windows Image BU and finally a MediaID .bin file. With the sole exception of the .bin file the folders do not indicate any data amount in GB. If I right click on them and go to Properties they both say "0" bytes. Is this normal or is there an issue here?

Assuming nothing is amiss here am I correct that I have everything I need to successfully remove the failing C drive, put in a new one, boot off the "F" drive using Windows Image BU and copy all the programs and data from the "F" drive onto the n... Read more

Answer:Windows BU successful or not

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pbirch3074



Assuming nothing is amiss here am I correct that I have everything I need to successfully remove the failing C drive, put in a new one, boot off the "F" drive using Windows Image BU and copy all the programs and data from the "F" drive onto the new "C" drive.?



I'd be EXTREMELY wary of assuming nothing is amiss, given what you describe and given that you apparently have little experience with Windows Backup. It's a bit of a strange bird well known for confusing the inexperienced.

It's hard to say what you have backed up. Maybe just C. Maybe C and some other partitions. Maybe nothing you can successfully get at or recover.

What would I do?

I'd conduct myself as if I could NOT recover Windows until proven otherwise. Know what you would do if that turns out to be true.

I'd backup my DATA as opposed to Windows to a known good destination using nothing more complicated than a mouse and keyboard. Plain old copy, ignoring Windows entirely.

Then I'd attempt to make some sort of headway with an imaging application that is more user-friendly.

Unless of course you can get some expert help in here on Windows Backup and Restore, which might happen.

I don't think it's going to allow you to "boot off the F drive". That isn't how backup applications typically work. Nor will you get very far with a "copy all the programs and data" from F to the new... Read more

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Using HP factory recovery DVDs to reset laptop.  The recovery keepS failing with tha same error message. Error Message: The recovery attempt has failed. Please select one of the following buttons- Details- RetryI read that it may be the wireless adapter being off, but the light on the button is on the whole time. Called HP but they won't help because the machine is 3 years old, I love those people. Really frustated and tired, HELP!

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I'm not sure if this belongs in operating systems or storage devices but oh well.

So here is my problem and here is what I want to do:

I had a hard drive in a laptop experience a fall and damage some sectors and now windows 10 won't boot.
I took the drive out and did a scan on it and it seems most of the bad sectors are near the beginning of the disk.

I tried cloning the entire drive to a new drive but windows won't boot, I did SFC /scannow to the new cloned drive, Check Disk, and a virus scan before putting in back into the laptop. But no improvement.

What I want to try is this:

These are the standard windows 10 partitions:

Recovery/System Partition
EFI Partition
Reserved Partition
Data Partition

I want to do a fresh install so I get brand new partitions (because I think that is where the damage is), but then I want to clone just the Data partition from the old drive to this new drive with the fresh install.

Has anyone done it, did it work for you, do you suggest giving it a try?

Thanks for all your help.
 

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I am not able to do a search in Windows 8 on my Computer for documents.

For instance. Searching for a PDF document that is saved under the title "Lanolin". I type in "La" in the search and get a number of documents but not Lanolin. I type the full Name and get no results. I Close the search fundtion and I am looking right at the document that the search tells me is not there.

Is there something else that one must do so that the search function functions?

Mike

Answer:Search in Windows 8 not successful

Maybe

*.pdf

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As per subject has anyone successfully install Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 8500 ?I've read posts about drivers not being available, other say they work fine..I've read the BIOS won't support it... other say its fine.
Has anyone actually done it ? and how ?Thanks :D

Answer:XPS 8500 - Anyone successful with Windows 10 ?

The Windows 10 download worked well on my 3 year old XPS13--except it killed the track pad driver.  The Dell website doesn't seem to have a recent driver upgrade, and of course "Kevin & Chip" in New Delhi were as useless as usual.  

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I successfully completed an upgrade install of Windows 10 on a Toshiba Satellite L775 this evening. It took 6 hours total, including hours of watching and waiting, but everything that I've tried so far has worked. I just wanted to post this because we all curse Microsoft from time to time. Two points of advice: 1. be patient, 2. when it's done, it might not tell you. I waited 1 1/2 hours for some notification. It never came. Finally, with minimal disk activity showing, I physically shut down, waited a bit, and restarted. When it came back up, it ran through its list of "Setting up. . .,"Taking care. . . ," "Let's Start," "Adding features . . ," So far, I'm thrilled. I know, I'm lucky (but not usually).

Answer:Successful laptop install of Windows 10

It appears I have similar laptop (Toshiba L775-12F PSK3WE). Please, let me know, didn't you experience keyboard problem like this: TOSHIBA: Satellite L775-11N - Uprgade Windows 10 - FN key problem - TOSHIBA FORUM ? This topic is about slightly different model, but I fear I may come across it too. What is exact model of your laptop? Thank you.

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Dell laptop n14 Int. Hard drive died because I punched on mousepad long time ago. So I replaced HDD with new one. I went to SetUp to check if it detects HDD I installed recently and it did. Awesome. Then pressed F12 and pressed on flash drive to load OS. Installation showed up like it should be, went into install but it can't find my HDD. I rescanned and it still can't find HDD. If BIOs were able to detect new HDD then why won't Windows find it too?

EDIT: I using different AC power adapter because I could not find right one that are for this laptop so warning came up like this "System will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance"

Answer:OS loaded from USB successful but windows can't find my new HDD

I followed a step from Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

"At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

So far, most of them are successful. Now it is formatting. 21% so far. Will update once it is completed.

EDIT: now 57%

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Windows says it manage to update 2922229kb successfully but the next time it connects to the internet it says it is updating 2922229kb again.

What's going on?

Answer:windows updates successful but update again

This has happened to others.
When you see the update, right click and then hide. You will not be bothered again.

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Sorry to be creating a thread on this, but this is important because it involves Windows Update.

My Windows 10 PC was just about to restart and complete the install of the newest Windows 10 Update, but I accidentally cancelled the restart. I then tried to restart it by pressing the grey box in Windows Update that says "Restart now" but it gave me an error.

Finally, I went to the Start menu and I pressed "Restart and install updates" and it then restarted itself.

How can I be sure it installed the update successfully?

Thank you!

Answer:How To Check if Windows 10 Update Was Successful?

NiceAndShy said:

Sorry to be creating a thread on this, but this is important because it involves Windows Update.

My Windows 10 PC was just about to restart and complete the install of the newest Windows 10 Update, but I accidentally cancelled the restart. I then tried to restart it by pressing the grey box in Windows Update that says "Restart now" but it gave me an error.

Finally, I went to the Start menu and I pressed "Restart and install updates" and it then restarted itself.

How can I be sure it installed the update successfully?

Thank you!



Settings/Update and Security/Windows Update/Update History.

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Hello, I've got a problem with my windows updates for a couple of days now (3-4 I believe)

2 Updates are always being successfully installed, yet the next time I shut down my computer it always installs the same updates again!
Another weird thing is those updates are from 2011 and 2012!

The Updates are both called:
- Sicherheitsupdate f?r Microsoft .NET Framework 4 unter Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 f?r x64-basierte Systeme (KB2656351)
- Update f?r Microsoft .NET Framework 4 unter Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 f?r x64-basierte Systeme (KB2600217)

I tried fixing it with that "windowsupdate.diagcab" and it did say it fixed a problem but obviously it didn't..

I hope someone can help me :/

Answer:Windows update successful but still wants to install again

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

See this post:
update never go away after installing??

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I have several OptiPlex 3040's that when I run into boot issues with them I cannot perform a successful startup repair via USB. For some reason I have to slave a DVD drive to the unit and boot via DVD in order to get the job done. The USB stick is made from DVD that is used to do the successful repair.

I have some 3020's that work fine to repair from USB as a matter of fact all of my other models do, just the 3040's that do not work. I am wondering if there is a setting in the BIOS that needs to be changed or a driver that needs to be installed on the USB stick.

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Hello Folks,

Just replaced a HD and was able to restore a very old (2011) Windows 7 image from an external hard drive but have not been successful logging in. The login window only presents 'other user' - I was expecting it to display my user name. I have tried many old passwords without success. A few questions:
1) Is the 'Other User' prompt an indication the system image was captured before my account was created?
2) Assuming the restored image knows of my account, is there a way to reset the PW without a PW reset disk?

Thanks in advance,
Barry

Answer:Successful Windows 7 System Restore but cannot log in

NET USER is showing just two users:
Administrator & Guest

Thoughts on why the system image does not contain my user account? This was originally imaged by the IT group at my college. It seems highly unlikely that I would have created a backup on my external HD before creating the user account.

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I successfully completed an upgrade install of Windows 10 on a Toshiba Satellite L775 this evening. It took 6 hours total, including hours of watching and waiting, but everything that I've tried so far has worked. I just wanted to post this because we all curse Microsoft from time to time. Two points of advice: 1. be patient, 2. when it's done, it might not tell you. I waited 1 1/2 hours for some notification. It never came. Finally, with minimal disk activity showing, I physically shut down, waited a bit, and restarted. When it came back up, it ran through its list of "Setting up. . .,"Taking care. . . ," "Let's Start," "Adding features . . ," So far, I'm thrilled. I know, I'm lucky (but not usually).

Answer:Successful laptop install of Windows 10

It appears I have similar laptop (Toshiba L775-12F PSK3WE). Please, let me know, didn't you experience keyboard problem like this: TOSHIBA: Satellite L775-11N - Uprgade Windows 10 - FN key problem - TOSHIBA FORUM ? This topic is about slightly different model, but I fear I may come across it too. What is exact model of your laptop? Thank you.

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Sorry to be creating a thread on this, but this is important because it involves Windows Update.

My Windows 10 PC was just about to restart and complete the install of the newest Windows 10 Update, but I accidentally cancelled the restart. I then tried to restart it by pressing the grey box in Windows Update that says "Restart now" but it gave me an error.

Finally, I went to the Start menu and I pressed "Restart and install updates" and it then restarted itself.

How can I be sure it installed the update successfully?

Thank you!

Answer:How To Check if Windows 10 Update Was Successful?

NiceAndShy said:

Sorry to be creating a thread on this, but this is important because it involves Windows Update.

My Windows 10 PC was just about to restart and complete the install of the newest Windows 10 Update, but I accidentally cancelled the restart. I then tried to restart it by pressing the grey box in Windows Update that says "Restart now" but it gave me an error.

Finally, I went to the Start menu and I pressed "Restart and install updates" and it then restarted itself.

How can I be sure it installed the update successfully?

Thank you!



Settings/Update and Security/Windows Update/Update History.

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After wiping out the prior install (saved user data first) of a Windows XP Home SP1 (yes I know it's old, it's not my) system and resinstalling the op sys, I find that I have no LAN icon in Network Connections and IPCONFIG shows there's nothing there. Hence although there's a functioning high speed cable modem connected to the system, there's no internet connectivity, which was there before the system was rebuilt. This is a new problem to me and anyone with some/any inkling as to why this happened and what can be done to resolve it, would be helpful.
 

Answer:Reinstall of Windows XP not completely successful...

More than likely the driver for the ethernet card isn't installed. Go to Device manager and see if you have any yellow exclamation points beside hardware devices. If so you will need to install drivers for them.. After you get all your devices running install SP2 and all security updates.
 

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Hello,
 
I have a problem with my computer (IdeaPad S12). Yesterday I installed updates then I clicked to restart the computer. Everything seemed to be normal but suddenly it has showed a message saying :
 
Configuration of updating Service Pack wasnt successful. Returning changes that have been made. Dont switch the computer.   (its an approximate translation from my language)
 
I am waiting almost 10 hours now! Is that normal or what should I do?? I am getting nervous. Please, help me.
 
Thanks in advance.
 Linda.
 
Edit by mod:
Help, please! ... is changed  to a more statement subject = S12 Windows Update did not work successful
 
 
 
 
 

Answer:S12 Windows Update did not work successful

Hi and welcome,
mention you use  Windows 7 tried update to Servicepack 1 re-roll could take time , but not 10 hours ...
think your system hung up...in a loop ...
 HDD control Led in front cover is flickering ?  
 
 S12 on/off switch press  4-5 seconds to break the loop take hard shutdown off ...
 
Restart  Windows 7 itself should manage necessary corrections and after a while it should restart again...
 
regards KalvinKlein
 

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 am deploying an application on Windows 8.1 which has SSO enabled (uses NTLM). There are two examples: good and bad. The only difference that has been determined between the two is that in a failure scenario, the wireshark trace show that NTLM negotation
is wrapped up by the GSS-API Generic API.

In case of good login (again on Windows 8.1) there are no GSS-API messages. It has simple NTLM Secure Service Provider message (no GSS-API).

Additionally, in a bad trace i have also seen the INITIATOR_NEGO and INITIATOR_META_DATA.

Both these cases and login happen with same Os (8.1), same client application. In order to determine if this is application problem, i want to find a way in which i can make the bad login scenario testwithout the
GSS-API wrapper. But i cannot find a way to disable it on the OS.

There should be one i believe, because two same OS, one uses GSS-API one does not. Anyone can help me with this and share ideas?

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit.

Yesterday I tried installing the twelve important updates that had appeared for my computer. Nine installed and three got errors (KB2925418, KB2929733 & KB2929961, all failed with error code 80242016). I did the restart anyway and got the BSOD. The PC was recovered using the startup repair tool.

This morning WU still showed 12 updates to be done so I tried again. This time it installed 9 updates and ignored the other 3. The restart worked fine. WU now showed only three updates left. I tried installing KB2929733 & KB 2929961 again. No errors appeared until after the restart and I got the BSOD again. After several attempts the PC rebooted successfully using a previous restore point.

Now the installed updates shows a list of successful updates (and a long list of failed ones) but the successful ones still appear in the list to be installed. These are KB890830, KB2837594, KB2863818, KB2878225 & KB2878227).

SURT was run without errors as was sfc.

Any suggestions on how to get WU to match up its list of what needs to be installed with what is installed?

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Answer:Windows Update Still Wants to Install Successful Updates

The SFC scan appears to have only partially completed - only 86 POQs were scanned, while the normal number is at least 120, for a 64-bit system.

This implies that there are registry problems - although CheckSUR found none.

Have you tried a System Restore back to before the system crashed?

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I just had to post with the fact that I have successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate on the following system:

Toshiba A35-S159
50 GB Hard drive
Pentium IV 2.3GHz
512MB RAM!!!

I have to say I was impressed. The minimum requirement posted for Windows 7 was 1 GB of RAM so I didn't even expect the install to complete.

It actually seems to have increased in performance which is not what I expected at all.

This system has a Intel 852 Integrated Graphics Adapter and there are many threads beginning to form about the incompatibilities or the tricks people used to force it to work. I, however, chose to just use the default setup by windows which allowed me a 1024 x 768 resolution, which is perfectly fine for this laptop.

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate on Toshiba A35-S159 Successful

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shadovvarrior


It actually seems to have increased in performance which is not what I expected at all.


Increased from what? Vista?

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I am working on a Dimension 2350 running 32 bit Win 7.  I have 2 gb ram.  All seems to be running correctly, but it takes a long time to load links, etc.  I have run my installed Avast and Malwarebytes scan and they find no infections or pup's.  I have gone into msconfig and stopped any programs which are not needed in startup.  Is there a program I can run and disply here that would show what is hogging my resources?  Thanks in advance
 

Answer:New windows 7 format successful but very slow to respond

Check the task manager. hold cntrl, alt, delete, & select task manager. Check the performance tab. If everything looks good memory wise, click on over to the networking tab and see how much network traffic you're generating. That should give you an idea of your resources on your machine and on your network. Since you say clicking links I'm assuming those are links to websites. So it could be your browser having a lot of plugins/toolbars? Or maybe a lot of people are using your connection.
 
Provide a bit more specifics on these things if you can't widdle it down from task manager.

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I just completed my first Patch Tuesday update to my two PC's after upgrading to Windows 10 and all went well. I did notice that there was a Windows 10 cumulative update among the office updates. I guess Windows 10 will never be a finished product but I'm happy that nothing went wrong.

Answer:First Patch Tuesday update under Windows 10 was successful

I'm glad your Windows 10 PC was fixed! but I still am not able to download apps on the Store. My Mail app is working again, but I have like 10 apps in the download list in the store that don't download, it just says "downloading, 0.0MB of 100MB" (for example). Does anyone have any idea of what I can do to fix this? Thank you!

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Here are a few things I have had work on a couple of laptops at work:

Successful Method 1:
If you are not using the HomeGroup, disable IPV6.

Successful Method 2: Install the updated drivers from the website of the Adapter's manufacturer(i.e. Intel not Dell).

Successful Method 3:
Delete the network from the list in the Network and Sharing Center and then manually add it through the Manage Wireless Networks in the N&S Center.

Successful Method 4:
Disable the IPV6, save the newest driver to your desktop, uninstall the adapter and make sure to check to have the driver software removed as well. Now go to the Network and Sharing Center and remove your wireless network from the saved list .After you have done that, go and add it manually. Then, scan for the changes and the adapter should be reinstalled with the old driver as the main. THEN, go and install the newest driver.
Method 4 is the only way my Dell Studio 1537 would work with the installed Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN. On a side note, I just tried method 4 tonight after the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter showed up in my Device Manager.

I hope this helps!

Answer:A few successful fixes to Windows 7 Wireless Issues

Great advice. However, I believe my wireless problem was fixed by simply removing my Win7 machine from any Homegroup - I did not actually disable IPV6 for the wireless adapter. I have no other Win7 computers at home and had created a Homegroup thinking I was actually setting the Workgroup.

My Win7 computer is HP Slimline S3750F, recently upgraded (with a clean install) from Vista to Win7 Home Premium. My problems began shortly thereafter.

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Updated Windows 10 successful but updates will not download. The download stays on 0% then the error message comes up:
There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081438) - Error 0x80246008
Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3087916) - Error 0x80246008
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243) - Error 0x80246008
Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (KB3001652) - Error 0x80246008
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - August 2015 (KB890830) - Error 0x80246008
Frustrating I should just go back to 8.1??

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Computer cannot start windows after very slow system recovery successfully completed. The green loading status bar runs for a very long time then goes to black screen.  Have tried running diagnostics and all parts pass. Have tried the command prompts to fix the start up but windows still won't load properly. Just a home user and not very knowledgable about computer repairs.Any other things I can try?

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i have the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop Computer - Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 1.73GHz, 802.11a/b/g Wireless, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.4" WXGA, Webcam, Windows Vista Home Premium. When i try to upgrade with windows, after run for about 2 hours and restart twice, ii opens the window scene but not get into yet. have a message "The upgrade was not successful. The privious page has been restored. Don't restart...." I waited, but after a day, i still run to that page and re-run again and again. What am i going to do?Someone knows, please help. Thanks a lot. Message Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 07-07-2008 03:45 PM Mod edit - moved thread to IdeaPad section of forum and retitled message to reflect the issueMessage Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 07-07-2008 03:46 PM

Answer:Windows update on IdeaPad Y510 not successful - any ideas?

what updates did u install and if the file invole updates on that software u can uninstall it and reinstall it with windows update. i hab a problem with that when windows update try to install updates on my internet explorer and it didnt work so i uninstall it and updated it again and it work fine now... hope this work for ya..

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