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Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

Question: Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

This is going to sound like a dumb question, but are the current versions of Windows 8 only upgrades from an older version? Microsoft haven't made this very clear, since I don't understand the difference between Pro and Pro N?

If you guys could tell me the difference that would be great.

Windows 8 Pro

Kind Regards,
Saint Andrew

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Preferred Solution: Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

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.)

Answer: Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

Hi Saint Anrew,
Welcome to the forums, Pro N doesn't have the windows media player, only upgrade versions are available for pre-order at the moment.
Windows 8 retail packaging revealed - SlashGear

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do the pre-order W7 releases contain both 32 and 64-bit versions on the same DVD?

Answer:Pre-order versions.. 32 or 64-bit..

+1 - that is good info to know - I suspect that you have to specify architecture when pre-ordering though.

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I had to reimage my Win 7 computer a few days ago. It would not perform Windows updates so I had to start over today and reimage it again.
 I have searched online for about 2 hours now but cannot find the answer.  Do I need to install Internet Explorer versions in order?  IE8 then IE9, IE10, IE111?
Thank you,
Rick

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit

Thank you, Rick

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with thi... Read more

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.

suggestions?
 

Answer:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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Hello all, I just got a new machine. Acer-5542-5462 with windows 7.

Of course it comes with the McAfee and Norton trials. Is either one worth purchasing when the trial runs out? If not, is there another AV that I can buy thats worth a darn?

I'd also like to get one or two free AVs for backup..Malwarebytes is one I'll probably get right away, any other good free ones I that you folks would recommend?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Best protect paid versions and free versions?

As far as purchasing one, I don't see why you should when you can get a free program that works well. I've used Kaspersky and it was good. Now I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and since it's made by Microsoft, I figure they know Windows better than most companies..

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Free vs. Paid AV Solutions
In this review, 15 free AV solutions were reviewed and compared against their paid counterparts --- that vendor’s cheapest paid antivirus software. 
Products reviewed include Adaware, Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Comodo, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Qihoo, Sophos, Tencent and ZoneAlarm

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/avc_free_2017_en.pdf
(65 pages, 4.14 Meg)

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is there an extensive or definitive list about what versions of windows 7/8/8.1 get what version of windows 10 w/ the reservations?

as im planning on rolling back from Windows 8.1 to 7 then going to upgrade from there if its going to make Jack Squat a difference as i Still have my legit copy of Windows 7 Ultimate from when in 2009 the "New Efficiency" Seminar hit here in detroit. (said seminar across the world attendees got free 32/x64 versions of windows 7 Ultimate as early as 1 month before 7 went RTM/Retail depending where in the world you were.) since atm im using Windows 8.1 Home (i only upgraded as i gave 8.1 a try saw there was a small minor perforance gain over windows 7 and stayed. )

Answer:Upgrade Path, Versions and Previous MS OS versions.

Yes, read here: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...e-upgrade.html

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Just asking, what's the main difference between full and portable versions (in general)? Is it that portable versions has limited usage?

Product in mind: Teamviewer (but also wanted to know for most software in general)

Both versions can be found here: TeamViewer Download

Answer:Installed versions vs Portable versions

No. Installed versions have additional files that tie it to that machine and OS. There are registry entries, personal data and personal folders that are created that are not created with the Portable Versions.

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Hi,I've an approved RMA for full refund for an X230 that I'd purchased from Depot. The restocking fee was waived as I'd ordered another X230 (better EPP deal).I shipped back the unopened X230 and Lenovo acknowledged the receipt of the laptop on Feb 5. And since then there has been no update on my refund. I was told it would take 6 business days for the refund to be posted back to my account.Now it's over 2 weeks and when I contacted post sales support - this is the reply I got from them: *************Hi,We regret to inform you that i am unable to get any information on this order, I am still working on your order. Once we get the information on the refund i will keep you updated on the same For further assistance please feel free to email me back and i will be glad to assist you Regards *************So what are my options now. An answer like "i am unable to get any information on this order" from customer care themselves doesn't really inspire confidence with Lenovo. The second X230 that I'd ordered, has issues with the IPS display having a yellow tint and the touchpad being super jumpy. Had sent it to their repair center who unfortunately were not able to see the problems at first but later accepted the problem with the touchpad alone and they're getting the laptop re-imaged. Display is as designed according to them. They're sending it back now. Will wait and see. If I still see the display problem, will get it returned. Thank you Lenovo, for that amazing buyi... Read more

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Why does it say that I will receive the laptop 2 weeks from now when it says that I should expect it within 1-3 days?

Answer:Dell site says XPS 15 gets delivered in 1-3 days, the order date for my order is 2 weeks from now...

Generally when that happens there has been a burst of orders, or there is a part on back order and the sales site hasn't been updated yet.  The delivery times are just estimates and could be sooner or later depending on various conditions.

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 This is my Order Number: 2FFVLJI've always owned a Thinkpad for the past 10 years and am a staunch Thinkpad fan.  The R60 and Z60m have been reliable and faithful companions.  I have been recommending Thinkpad to my colleagues and friends.  Hence when I needed a new laptop, I went directly to lenovo's site and ordered a T510 (Web Special) on 4th August 2010 using a valid credit card.  For two days the status was "in process".  On Aug 6th, I was unable to login in usng the cust no and order no to see the status.  When I called the sales customer service, I was informed that the order was cancelled from lenovo's side.  They pointed me to the credit card department for further information.  When I called the credit card department, they claimed information mismatch as the reason for the cancellation but they could not point out what exactly was the mismatch.  I can assure you that the card is valid.  Currently I'm not able to place another order for the same model from lenovo's site as it is no longer available.  This is very regretful as I was really looking forward to getting my laptop of choice.  I tried calling the sales dept but they are not available as it is weekend now (everyone needs a break )  So I have emailed them for help.  I'm yet to get a response.  This has been a nail biting experience.  I'm anxiously waiting for the response from the sales dept.   Will it be possibl... Read more

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I would like to see eBay and Amazon order list and order details

Answer:I want to see ebay and Amazon order list and order detials

I'm afraid we need more details than that, please...
Could you share the device name? OS version? How is the attempt to view being made: browser, app, etc? What happens when you try?
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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I have windows xp pro and in explorer under C there are 2 window folders.
WINDOWS & WINDOWS.0
They have the same folders in each but the Windows Folder is 805 MB and the windows.0 is 3.67 GB ??
Thanks

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Hi, I wanted find the differences between win8 versions so did a search with "windows 8 versions" and got this...

Which Windows is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

I found the following -- please note the two asterisks for "Windows 8 **" and then the applicable footnote.
Are there version changes afoot after February 1st?
Should I rush out and buy a win8 laptop now?
Will there be more or fewer version and/or options?
Is this about crippled versions after Feb-1st with various degrees of crippling?

Anyone in the know on this as February 1st rushes towards us?

From the MS site.
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Windows 8 ** comes preinstalled on a variety of new tablets, convertibles, Ultrabooks, laptops, and all-in-one PCs. Windows 8 works with both existing desktop software and apps that you download from the Windows Store. ***********************************************************

Footnotes further down the page...
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** Until February 1 2013, this edition is only available preinstalled on select tablets and PCs.
***********************************************************

Answer:Windows versions: What does this mean?

I am not sure what it means, but I don't think it means that it's going away or will change. I think it just means that they may offer it through other channels, not just pre-installed on a PC or tablet.

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In my Christmas gifts I got a Windows 7 disc with all versions
Windows 7 Starter x86
Home basic x86
Home premium x86
Professional x86
Enterprise x86
Ultimate x86
Windows 7 Home basic x64
Home premium x64
Professional x64

I was wondering which would be the best for my laptop
Toshiba A135 2 GB of ram CPU intel duo @ 1,73 1,73
Vista home basic 32-bit
 

Answer:Windows 7 all Versions

That'll be Legit then.
 

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Hi,

I am having more and more issues with Windows 8.1 on my main computer while my Windows 8.1 ultrabook from Lenovo works correctly. Both machines are running Windows 8.1, but it seems they are running different versions. The Lenovo's Windows 8.1 is stripped down, without the possibility of installing Hyper-V, while the one on my main computer can install it. I don't intend to install Hyper-V; this is just an example showing that the two machines are running two different variants of Windows 8.1.

Are OEMs like Lenovo, Dell, HP, etc., installing a different version of Windows 8.1, maybe with less problems, than the one that we can order from stores like TigerDirect, NewEgg, etc.? If that's the case, does that mean I am stuck and should just throw this PC away and buy a preassembled machine with Windows 8.1 preinstalled? This is quite bad as preassembled desktops I saw are either low end or come with too stylish gamer-oriented cases I don't like at all. And I don't want to pay >500$ because Microsoft decided that now, we cannot install Windows ourselves.

My Windows 8.1 on my main PC is more and more unstable, having issues when shutting down (stuck at the "Shutting down" message), causing the ASUS Anti-Surge to trigger, audio is failing each time I start Ableton's Live and forces me to reinstall the M-Audio driver (rebooting doesn't fix it), all Metro apps are crashing systematically, pressing Windows-X doesn't always work. When falling back to the mouse to s... Read more

Answer:Are there different versions of Windows 8?

It might've been that Lenovo have Windows 8.1 (or Windows 8.1 with Bing) while your main PC have Windows 8.1 Pro (with or without Media Center). Just go to system properties to see which edition of Windows those two have and here's a comparison between editions:

Compare Windows 8.1 editions

On the above page, Client Hyper-V is only available on the Pro and Enterprise Editions.

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So, when I built hubby a new system I also decided to upgrade to XP. I bought the professional version upgrade copy. I didn't realize that I could only install it on one of our two computers without either buying an additional copy or an additional license. Before buying the additional license for my system I decided to look around and see if I couldn't buy another copy for a better price. That is what now has me confused. I see bunches of different versions....and I'm not just talking about Home, Professional & Media. I see OEM vs. Retail. What's the difference?

Also I see mention of 64-bit only versus a 32-bit version. So the big question is this: How do I know if I have a 64-bit machine and should get the 64-bit version of XP? What difference will the 64-bit version make over 32?
 

Answer:Windows XP Versions

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I purchased my PC with XP on it and just recently upgraded to Vista. I obviously was rushing through the installation process since I now still have both versions on my pc. (Before it starts up, it prompts me to choose which version to run.) Since then my system has been running ridiculously slow (duuuh   )...Is there an easy way to remove either version without messing anything up? or should I leave this to a pro?I'd actually like to get rid of the Vista and keep XP...

Answer:2 Versions of Windows

Where was Vista installed to ? ?Did you create a new partition for it ? ?If so you can delete the Vista install on that partition and then post your boot.ini file here as it will need editing to tell it that Vista is no longer there.

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while trying to upgrade windows xp ,I, in fact installed a second version on my computer. Can anyone tell me how to uninstall one of these versions. I already tried by opening in safe modus and direct ,osuninst..... The version
I'd like to get rid off is not registered by microsoft. This might explain why it wasn't succesfull.
 

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Hello!
We bought a genuine win7 laptop, and its been with us for over 5 years. It was installed with win7 Home Basic.
So, we decided to upgrade it to windows 7 ultimate (this happened a year ago). Of course, we didn't took it to shop, we just downloaded a copy of win7 ultimate 64, and installed it.
When it asked for key, we tried using the OEM key, that was on the back of our laptop, of course,
it didn't work. So I searched the internet and found a key that works, and it worked! (And the main reason I did was, Chess Titans, and aero effects, which were not on home basic). Well, it worked well for more than a year.


Now, today, I got win 10 update! Happily i tried to update it, but sadly, i couldn't! I needed to activate this laptop with a genuine licence! When i tried opening "Activate Windows", it said that I don't have
any permission. Soon I found that, thats because of using fake serial...

So my point is, I am having a genuine licence (but can't use it), so can't I
ever upgrade my laptop to windows 10?! (without restoring my laptop to home basic and wait for "get windows 10" icon)
Because, I need to backup tons of data, and then install home basic and then install all my important apps, my data, files, etc.,etc., And i don't have anything (like external hard-disk) to store my huge files! After
getting to home basic, what if I don't get "get windows 10" icon?

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After reinstalling Windows XP, I now get a message to select an operating system to start. If I select the first one the system boots, if I select the 2nd one, it takes me to a screen with the original error message. After the system boots, I can access all of my original data files but I cannot run any of my installed programs. I have access to the Program Files folder. Is there a way to run the original programs without having to reinstall all of them?
 

Answer:Two versions of Windows XP

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I have a simple question: Does Windows 10 selling in EU countries have build-in Edge browser? If yes, does EU now allow browser to be blinded in OS?

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I have windows xp pro and in explorer under C there are 2 window folders.
WINDOWS & WINDOWS.0
They have the same folders in each but the Windows Folder is 805 MB and the windows.0 is 3.67 GB ??
Thanks
 

Answer:2 versions of windows ?

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Hi, i need help I have tried to use my installation of IE8 to log into my payroll site and it wont let me do anything on there
this is what doesn't work right
the drop down menu you get when you click the down arrow next to the entry field(it works for the boss on his computer)

I have tried IE8 64bit (im on xp 64)
I have tried IE8 32bit
I have deleted cookies and temp files , I did not have java so i installed that
still nogo
now i am trying to find a virtual windows xp so i can use that to get on the virtual IE and make the needed changes

I downloaded the oracle VM Vitralbox and during set up i told it windows xp
and when I start the program and click to start the virtual xp installation it says Fatal: No bootable medium found. System halted

Can some one tell me what to do I have to log on to this payroll site
 

Answer:Run 2 Windows versions at once

Re: a software that enables u to run 2 windows at once?

You have to install an OS in the virtual machine. So you need an operating system disk and key to install.
 

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It was announced that microsoft will be making just 3 versions of windows 7, I read the front page of this website and the source. I'm just a little unclear tho as to whether they are talking about the beta or the final? I assume it's the final, but on microsoft's websites they all say only the 'ultimate version' of windows 7 will be available for the beta testing, so it's a little confusing. Is the ultimate the consumer version? enterprise? netbook (probably not)?
Thanks,
Justin

Answer:3 versions of windows 7

YES read it on WVC home page.But at this point of time I'm worried about the BETA download

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Does anyone know if there are any severe disadvantages in buying an OEM version of Windows XP Pro? I know you do not get support from microsoft, but I don't care about that. Is there anything I need to know before buying?

Answer:OEM versions of Windows XP

Apart from no support from Mr. Gates, there is no difference. Technically you are only supposed to get an OEM version with a bit of hardware.Plus side. It's cheaper.:-)

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Question: windows versions

Please can any one helps me with the follow Windows version;- Windows 3x- Windows Me- Windows 2000- Windows XP- Windows 2003

Answer:windows versions

You have created a few topics with some vauge question about something. Isn't it time you did your own homework? Or at least asked a specific question?

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I figured I would share this with the people here. If you have a damaged or missing windows 7 dvd and need an iso there are links for each version of Windows 7

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/...links-ultimate-professional-and-home-premium/
Here is a handy tool from Microsoft to burn the ISO to a usb drive or Dvd. I have not only downloaded a backup copy of 7 from the link above but the iso tool also works really well

http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool

If you do download an iso I suggest using a download manager.

I use Free download manager and It has worked well for me everytime

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm
I hope these links help. If they have been posted before let me know so I can close the thread
 

Answer:windows 7 iso all versions

They have been posted before but I suppose it can't hurt to see them again from time to time - it'll be up to a Mod to decide that one.

Best advice: make sure to verify the MD5 or SHA1 checksum on the ISOs after downloading; that info is out there as well over at the MyDigitalLife.info forums along with the direct download links from Microsoft/DigitalRiver.

You can use something like HashTab - it's the coolest thing ever!
 

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i have a windows xp multi-dvd and it has:

Windows XP Home Retail, OEM, Upgrade

Windows XP Pro Retail, OEM, Upgrade, Corporate

Windows Media Center



What are the differences between Retail, OEM, and Upgrade?

Answer:windows xp versions

anybody?

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Thanks for reading, I could reallly use some help.

Recently, I upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 4GB, this meant that I would need to upgrade Windows 7 from 32 to 64 bit. When I went through the installation (custom, not upgrade since I thought I would clean my CPU up while I was at it) everything was normal. Afterwards though, when I tried to start downloading the basics (chrome, Java, etc.) nothing would install, saying there wasn't enough disk space. When I checked, my C drive was almost completely full. It is a 10GB drive w/ 50MB free. When I looked inside, I saw my copy of Windows--on the wrong drive. Also, there where two "program files" folders with same content, except one was just "Program Files" and the other was "Program Files(x86)- the 32bit program files. I couldn't delete them, though, because I needed permission from "trustedinstaller" (no idea what that is). During install I am sure had fomatted the D: drive and installed windows on there. Inside the D drive, I found all the old stuff. So now, I can't install anything. Any help is greatly appreciated.

-jkennedude
 

Answer:Too Many Versions of Windows

Whoever told you you needed to go to 64-bit W7 if you increased RAM to 4 Gigs? No such requirement at all, except to use all 4 gigs instead of 3.25, which you would never be able to tell the difference in performance-wise.

Basically you have two options now; if there is room to the right side of the C: drive in disk management, or can free up room by deleting one or more partitions to the immediate right of the C: drive, you can extend the C: partition into the space you have or free up so you have more room. If that's not possible you pretty much have to start over, delete or format where W7 is now and put it where it needs to be (pay attention to drive/partition size highlighted in custom/advanced--I've started an install on the wrong partition myself just slammin' through and formatting partitions but not selecting the correct one before moving on to Next) so it has room to breathe.
 

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Just a queastion about the ISO's in this link: Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Are these OEM windows versions? I need OEM. Alle of the windows versions are OEM?

And if how can I find myself the right language? Can someone explain how to do it? I don't even know where these numbers stands for: for example X17-58996.iso

Is there a page or site that explain how to interpret these codes? I'm looking for vista home premium oem 64 bit., Isn't it better to search this in stead of X17-123456 ?? I first need to know where this number stands for if I want to do a google search or something..

Answer:Are these OEM windows versions?

NO - all are Retail (which makes no difference anyhow, since retail and OEM copies are identical)
The only time it matters is if you need the Recovery media because you can't read the COA sticker on the machine.

On that page, all are grouped by Language - search for the language you want, then the edition you nee.d

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I have windows xp on my computer and when i turn on my pc i have to choose between two options of the same thing. the first one says windows cannot open it, but the second one is fine. im not sure what my brother did to get two seperate instalments of windows xp. i am wondering how to delete the first one.
 

Answer:Windows xp 2 versions

Check this:
Start> Run> type: msconfig and hit OK.
Click on BOOT.INI tab and click the button Check All Boot Paths.
You will be prompted with a dialog if an invalid path is found and if you want
to remove it. Choose Yes and the invalid path will be removed.
Close and reboot.
 

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I have windows 10x64 ver 1511 build 10586 running on my pc and wonder if I should upgrade to the latest version 1607 Anniversary Update. Is there much difference in the 2 or should I stay with what I have now. Any info appreciated...

Answer:Windows 10 Versions

There is quite a difference as many features were introduced with the Anniversary update.

In saying this, more features will probably be coming out and will require the Anniversary update to be installed.

So if you want to stay on top of all the features that are being introduced, you really should get the Anniversary update.

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Hello,I hope one of you can help me on this one!?I installed BT openworld broadband a few days ago.Since then it seems I have 2 different versions of windows running on my PC.How can I find out if I have?and how can I go back to just 1 version?I am running win 98se

Answer:2 versions of windows

Installing the BT software should not make you have two versions of Windows. Any software would not do this.What makes you think you have two versions running?Does it saying something, somewhere?

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after 3 months of procrastinating, i'm finally going to rma my hard drive. (by the way, do i lose it entirely if i don't package it exactly the way they want me to?) i've been using 32 bit windows because i like playing old windows 95 and 98 games. see my sig for my system. should i finally upgrade to 64? back when i first got it (bought the 32 and the 64 was included for free!!!), 64 was very very buggy and i didn't want to deal with it. i've been a little out of the loop with computer stuff in general, which is why i'm asking here. should i finally install the 64 bit version? will some games be noticeably faster? will not being able to play some of my old games be worth it? i have ghost (which i'm actually trying to sell). should partition the disk and install both versions??
question 2: assuming that i'm going to keep ghost. does this make sense? i'll make a 20-25 gb partition for windows. i'll ghost that to the other partition. this way, whenever i want, i can just wipe everything and ghost a fresh installation of windows. the problems i see: time. how long would it take? documents and settings. i'm not going through all that crap to change c documents and settings to d documents and settings. could i make the small partition my original install and ghost it over to c with no problems?
question 3: where are there easy overclocking guides? i'm still running strong with my athlon 64 at 2.0. the little engine t... Read more

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I have a laptop and a desktop. Both use Home Premium for windows 7. The Laptop installed SP1 fine however the desktop doesn't even show installing it as an option. Is this my problem or theirs?
 

Answer:IS sp1 out for all versions of windows 7

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Is there any way you can look at a computer with Windows XP Pro installed and tell if is the Corporate, OEM, or retail version?
 

Answer:Various Windows XP versions

Try here http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310104
 

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Through my university's engineering program I am able to get Windows 7 enterprise for free in the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I want to be able to install the 32 bit version on my laptop and the 64 bit version on my desktop. However, both versions have the same product key. Will I be able to successfully install both of them on their respective machines using the same key?

Answer:Windows 7 Different bit versions; Same Key

Hello Silentcom, welcome to the Seven Forums.

One retail or OEM pack of Windows 7 includes both 32-bit and 64-bit install media so you can decide which version you want to use. You can install and activate either of them but not both; only one working copy per key at any given time.

If you install and activate (win7 needs to be activated!) first let say the 32-bit version and later decide to replace it with 64-bit on the same computer, it's OK. Windows don't need to be "de-activated" but the when 32-bit is replaced with the 64-bit, the activation is kind of transferred to that later installed version. Same thing if you first install 32-bit to one computer and later 64-bit to another; when you activate the 64-bit, activation is transferred and the 32-bit is no longer activated.

So: One installation set includes both 32 and 64-bit versions and one key. You can install and activate one of those. If you want to use both, you need two keys.

Kari

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Question: windows versions

looks like i'm going to have to resinstall windows and/or format my hard drive with all the problems i'm having at the moment and was just wondering when it comes to Windows, what the difference between Windows XP home ed. and Windows XP pro is? which the best/most recent version of Windows?
 

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Here's my problems,

I had a korean version of XP installed on my computer, but I couldn't read Korean. So I had an english version installed on it as well. Currently when I load my computer it asks me which version I want to use, and under my computer there is a C: and a D: (C: holds the english, D: holds the Korean).

The problem is that whenever I try to install something on my computer, I get an error saying windows installer can't get on. I've found out that when I try to reset my registry settings to use the C: MSIEXEC, it automatically goes back to using the D:. Is there anyway I can safely just delete the Korea version of windows so that I can use my windows installer? Or is there some other way I can use my windows installer without having to delete anything? Thanks.

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...this laptop has a menu at boot time which offers two versions of Windows. I think one is a failed installation. How do I get rid of it???

Answer:two versions of Windows...

What versions?
Different methods are required depending on the operating system.
If XP then Start - Run - type msconfig - boot.ini tab - click check boot paths
If Vista or W7 then use easyBCD to repair the bootloader see here

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So any IT gurus here have any experience with integrating world wide companies, where you have an established English version of Windows, SQL servers, web servers, etc, and you had to integrate Chinese version of Windows? (or some other non-English version, such as Arabic, etc)?

We have multiple websites, multiple server backends (Oracle, SQL, etc) and various other systems that do reporting on data. As much as possible, we want to allow the disparte systems to co-exist.

Im just looking for some basic info to get educated on the subject.
 

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so does this mean I have to install drivers manually for my dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop ?

Answer:system detect will not run on windows xp and The .NET Framework 4.5 and later versions are not supported on Windows XP,

Yes - and in fact you should not be using XP online at this point, as it is completely insecure, having gone end of support in 2014.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 users who have started their system today may have noticed a new update notification in the operating system's system tray area that allows them to reserve an upgrade to Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 10.

Microsoft Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to systems running a genuine version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and the update notification is part of Microsoft's effort to notify users about the offer and get as many users as possible to upgrade to Windows 10.

The company pushed out several updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8 in previous months that prepare systems running those operating systems for Windows 10.

We have compiled the list of updates for Windows 7 and 8 which you may want to check out for additional information.




How to block Windows 10 Upgrade notifications in earlier versions of Windows - gHacks Tech News

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Can someone please explain how can run an older version of IE on my windows 7 machine in a standalone setup, so that I continue to have IE8, but can use IE7 or (preferably) IE6 selectively for certain websites. The compatibility mode in IE8 has not worked on these troublesome sites. Thanks.

(I found this and will give it a go now).

Answer:Older versions of IE in WIndows 7?

Theres also this: IETester Download - Softpedia which is a single program that has all the versions of IE support.

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Just curious but is there anywhere that I can buy Legit versions of say, XP and Vista? other than places like ebay and whatnot?

Answer:Older Windows Versions

XP was discontinued entirely, and is no longer in production for sale, though, I think students can still get MSDN copies if the school provides it.

Vista is also on the way out, if you need an XP environment, look into a copy of Win7 that supports XP Mode, other wise, you are kinda SOL.

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which version of windows 7 is lighter and good for gaming?

Answer:Question on Windows 7 Versions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Inaynl


which version of windows 7 is lighter and good for gaming?


Home premium would be my choice, but you can compare versions by visiting the following link;

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/14422-compare-windows-7-editions.html

HTH

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Is it possible to run a CD designed for windows 3.1 & 95 on windows XP ?I have downloaded dosbox, but the CD still wont play ! Any help would be great, as this CD is a French language CD which I really like.Thank you.

Answer:Early versions of windows

system tools > program compatibility wizard

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OK, I am trying to make a complete list of Windows XP versions. Here is what I have so far

Retail -
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home

Upgrade -
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home

OEM -
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Volume Licensing -
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Please help me fill in any versions I have missed.

I have a couple questions too:
1. It is my understanding that the product keys from the Retail and Upgrade versions are interchangeable (i.e. you can use an Upgrade key on a Retail disc). Can anybody confirm this suspicion? Also, would it technically be legal to use the Upgrade key on a retail disc?

2. If you get a pre-built system or laptop (aka Dell, HP, IBM, Toshiba, etc) that comes with one of those OEM stickers on it with windows preinstalled, will those keys work with a generic Windows XP OEM disc on the same system or are you limited to using the bloated restore discs that the systems ship with? Also, would such a use be legal?
 

Answer:Help me list the different Windows XP versions.

jamesrb said:



I have a couple questions too:
1. It is my understanding that the product keys from the Retail and Upgrade versions are interchangeable (i.e. you can use an Upgrade key on a Retail disc). Can anybody confirm this suspicion? Also, would it technically be legal to use the Upgrade key on a retail disc?

2. If you get a pre-built system or laptop (aka Dell, HP, IBM, Toshiba, etc) that comes with one of those OEM stickers on it with windows preinstalled, will those keys work with a generic Windows XP OEM disc on the same system or are you limited to using the bloated restore discs that the systems ship with? Also, would such a use be legal?Click to expand...

1. AFAIK keys are not interchangeable
2. Although you can enter the Vendor's OEM keycode with a generic disc, you will be required to call Microsoft by phone for activation and could be subject to questioning since vendors typically provide discs or images that do not require activation.
 

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Hi There,
 
 
I have a Dell 8700 XPS running Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a Dell support tool on the that machine that updated drivers etc. I noticed on Sunday that an update was installed by this tool. Since then (ie from the very next reboot after that update) my system crashes with a c000021a error, not long after logging in (within 5 minutes). It doesn't give me enough time to go into the Dell support tools to see what that update was. I did note that a series of Windows 10 Windows Updates had failed, so I figured it may be in some sort of hallway-house with regard to Windows 10. The machine is stable in safe/diagnostic mode. Usually running Windows Update is a good idea in these situations, so I did and it in fact load Windows 10. Again, stable in safe mode but with normal boot it still gives an error (albeit renamed to "critical Process Died). 
 
I had only rebuilt this machine 3 months ago and it was fine. Regrettably there are no restore points saved. 
 
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Steve

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Is there currently Windows 7 beta versions available to MSDN subscribers or system admins?

I only ask because this annoying guy in one of my CS classes is one of those "Vista is evil" people (although he uses it on his school laptop), and he says that he has a copy of Windows 7 and that "it is 10x worse than Vista and is all touchscreen and HP is working on stuff for it."

First off, I have never heard that Windows 7 would be "all touchscreen." I'm sure there is the option to use the keyboard and mouse just as much or more than the touch capabilities. Also, HP already has a full touch screen PC available with Windows Vista, so I think this guy is just trying to look cool and important in front of all the CS students. Did I mention he's like in his mid-40s and just now in the initial set of CS major core classes? I'd think if he was that big in the PC scene, he would have a degree in Computer Science or similar already.

Answer:Windows 7 Beta versions?

I think he's full of shiza. Call him out and ask him to show you.

They have NOT released any beta versions yet that i know of, and probably won't for another year. It won't be ALL touch screen, and from what i've read through PC magazine it is supposed to be compartmentalized, so someone running a p4 or a quad core could run it the same, just with less features.

I'm a Microsoft partner and have heard of no such release.

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Does anyone know if itís possible to use two different versions of Windows XP on the same machine? I have the English version installed now, and I need to install the Japanese version for someone else who will be using the same machine.

How can I do this?
 

Answer:Two Versions of Windows on the Same Machine?

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Well I didn't really know what to put as the topic but my question is and this probably sounds stupid but can you install different versions (HomePremium, Professional etc..) from the RC or later iso? What I mean by this is can you change any files in the iso to make it install say professional instead of ultimate?

Answer:Windows 7 RC or later install versions?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by samstar1412


Well I didn't really know what to put as the topic but my question is and this probably sounds stupid but can you install different versions (HomePremium, Professional etc..) from the RC or later iso? What I mean by this is can you change any files in the iso to make it install say professional instead of ultimate?


Yes, just delete the ei.cfg from the ISO then you can choose any version to install. Of course if you do not have a legit key for that version it will only be good for 30 days then you will need to rearm it (can be done 3 or 4 times).

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After using Dban to wipe my HDD and reinstall windows 7 after an error I couldn't fix Winows seems to think I have 2 versions of 7 installed on my hard drive and asks me which one to boot up before Windows 7 starts.

Is there a way to disable this and just boot up for the one I want or remove the other? Thanks.

Answer:2 versions of windows 7 on boot up

BCDEDIT - How to Use - Windows 7 Forums

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I don't know if there has been a thread about it here but Vista will be realeased in 5 different versions; Basic, Home, Professional, Small Business, and Enterprise.
 

Answer:Windows Vista to have 5 versions

and yes,"high priced, expensive, insane, through the roof, and earth to enterprise"

basically, i think its gonna be expensive
 

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I want to get a Windows 7 64 bit OS, but whats the difference between these two? Other than the $100 price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716
 

Answer:Why are there 2 versions of Windows 7 on Newegg?

One is OEM, the other retail. OEM you can only install on one machine, and is tied the motherboard. Retail has no limits on hardware, so long as the CDKey is valid.
 

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If I install a different version of Windows 8 so I can dual boot would it cause any boot problems? I would like to dual boot Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and Windows 8 32 bit to run older programs. My computer was pre-installed with Windows 7 so i don't have UEFI. Windows 8 32 bit will be a full install.

Answer:Install 2 versions of Windows 8

32bit programs will run on 64bit windows ,just not the other way around .

it is possible ,i kind of do it now ,just that both of mine are 64bit .
you would need to partition the hard drive to create two partitions ,one for each version of windows .if you have win7 installed now you could use disk manager to shrink the original partition to make room for the second partition .

this tutorial is for win7 and vist but the idea is the same i think .
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello there,

Ok So I recently had a problem with that nasty Readers_s.exe virus which completey has my OLD Windows XP messed up. I was in windows SAFE MODE and had my computer set to start up in Windows SAFE MODE at the time trying to get rid of the Reader_s virus. I then read two try to reinstall Windows XP from a friend who suggested it. SO I put the disk and proceed to reinstall windows.. When it came time to restart my computer to finish the setup, once it started back up It keeps staring up in safe mode and I get a message saying " Windows cannot complete setup in safe mode. restarting your compturer " and it just restarts over and over and pops up that same message..

So A friend came over and tried to fix it.. well he ended up deleting D: drive partition I believe and installed another copy of Windows XP on my computer..

So when I start up my computer it now asks me what WINDOWS XP do I want to run..

If I choose the new one its a whole new windows
If I choose the old one with all my files and prgrams on it, it keeps telling me it cannot continue windows setup in safe mode



PLEASE HELP? WHAT DO I DO?

Shawn


IF I HAD ANY HAIR LEFT IDA RIPPED IT OUT BY NOW

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My daughter installed Windows XP (purchased at a store) on my laptop which already had XP on it from Toshiba/ There are no partitions pn the hard drive. Should I just wipe the slate clean
and start over? Sje had it at college with her and I'm not sure
what else she might have done. No viruses/worms/trojans
found. System does alot of bizarre things. It is a Toshiba P4
2.2, 512 Ram. I solve one problem and then another arises.
I believe there are windows files missing too. thanx.
 

Answer:Two versions of windows xp on my computer

Installing windows on top of itself, especially a commercial and an OEM is not recommended (slight differences). Personally, I think, as long as you have all your software and back ups of personal files. I would do a clean install. You may even want to consider doing a low-level format before doing so.
 

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A site with very good instructions on how to Install or re-install Windows on your PC or laptop.


http://www.windowsreinstall.com/


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This site features repairs, installs, reinstalls, and help guides for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Pro X64, Windows 98 (Win98), Windows 2003 (.net), Windows ME (WinME or Millennium), Windows 95 (Win95), Windows 2000 (Win2k), Windows NT (Win NT), & MSDOS.

You will learn how to Install windows, upgrade windows , reinstall windows , repair windows, troubleshoot windows, and fix windows manually and with the help of tools and software downloads. This site has over 3000 pages on various information covering all operating systems ever released by Microsoft, with tips, tricks and how-to's in achieving a fully working operating system.



This site has guides on how to build a computer, how to edit the registry, how to achieve CD-Rom Support, and even guides for changing CD-Rom boot preference in the Bios. For your convenience we also have many guides on reinstall prevention as it should always be the last resort. Speed up your PC page, the Troubleshooting page are just some of the guides that this site offers as well as a substantial Process Library.

Answer:How to (reinstall) Windows (all versions)

repair install of windows
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

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Hi

I would like to be able to compare the versions of Windows 10 both already installed on my machine and the version of the ISO on a DVD.
I have followed the tutorial on finding this information for an ISO using the DISM command and it would be useful if I could have the same format for the installed version so I can compare.

This is only my second post so be kind to me!!

Regards

Answer:Comparing versions of Windows 10

Open a command prompt (admin). Run:

dism /online /get-currentedition

dism /online /get-targeteditions

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I have two windows versions and want to delete the one I don't use, it was installed by mistake.

Answer:I have two versions of windows on my computer

Please post a copy of your boot.ini for review here so we can advise you on which to delete.

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I am tired of using the standard WIndows XP. I have seen lots of modified versions of XP out there.

I am looking for a particular one. It is known as Windows XP eXperience edition.

I need to know what type of modified versions are out there, which one is the best, and where I can find them.
 

Answer:Modded Versions of Windows XP

No such (legal) beast.
 

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I have 2 PCs, one has Windows Defender and the other shows Windows Defender Beta2. The first has an icon in the task bar by the clock and the other one does not. I dont know how this has happened but can anyone tell me why this should be please. My os is xphome sp2.

Answer:Two versions of Windows Defender???

On the one with Beta2, uninstall it and install the final version click here

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I am having trouble setting folder permissions on computers with different versions of Windows.
If I set the security level for read only on a PC running Windows 2000, I can still make changes to the document on a PC running XP Service Pack 2.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Does RTM include the ability to install different versions of Windows 7 or just Ultimate still?

I know that one DVD has all but that option was not normally available in the RC's.

Answer:Windows 7 RTM includes different versions?

Yes.

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lets say I have a bunch of Windows CDs laying around. And lets say I have a bunch of codes.

Now lets say I need to match up the codes with the CDs.

How do I know which CD is which?

What I am talking about is, how do I know this CD is Windows XP Home for HP, and this one is Windows XP Home OEM, and this one is WIndows XP with SP2, and this one is Windows XP Pro, etc...

There's gotta be a file or a folder somewhere that says the exact version.

BTW, this is for legit reasons. I am not using a keygen or keylist or anything. I have legit keys (holographic licenses with the Genuine Windows seal, etc), but most of my discs or burned copies.
 

Answer:How to tell what version of Windows is on a CD (XP versions)

In the root directory of the CD:
win51ip = Pro
win51ic = Home

Go here for info on what file decides OEM/retail.
http://www.thetechguide.com/howto/setuppini.html
 

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I just got a small 8" netbook that has the 1.6ghz atom CPU and 1gb ram, it had XP on it but its corupt so i want to put win7 on it but i know win 7 wants 2gb or more ram to run good,,, is Windows Starter going to be lighter than home or ultimate? It has 160gb HDD so size/space doesnt matter any

Answer:Which is lightest of the windows 7 versions?

Starter edition is probably the better deal. But 2GBs would be better. Is there no way to add RAM. Check with the Crucial scanner (Maybe in safe mode): Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer

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I just installed windows on a seperate partion on my hard drive and after I got everything running, I went back and deleted the old partition the original install was on, but when I reboot, it still shows Windows XP twice, how can I get rid of this?
 

Answer:2 versions of windows when rebooting

delete that bootline from boot.ini
 

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I have seen people mention Windows 8 OEM and Retail versions. I do not understand how licensing works for them. I need a version which I can reinstall after buying a new ssd or a new motherboard or just after wiping my installation. Which version has transferable licenses?

Also, is Pro worth the extra money or is the core Windows 8 just fine?
 

Answer:Confused about windows 8 versions

OEM is tied to the hardware.
Retail is not.

Home Premium is fine for a home user.
 

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Not entirely sure if this is the right forum but hopefully it is. When I recently restarted my laptop I noticed that a lot of my programs are running in 32-bit mode (signified by *32 in task manager), despite the fact I'm running 64-bit Windows (Windows 7 Home Premium if it makes a difference) and I'm fairly sure that the *32 thing was never there before, at least for programs like Firefox and Steam.

Image of taskmanager

I've tried rolling back but it's still occurring. Anyone know what I can do to fix it (if it is indeed an error/problem)?

Answer:32 bit versions running in 64 bit Windows 7

You must have 32 bit and 64 bit, to ensure that all programs can be run properly. There is nothing that needs fixing.
How Windows 7 / Vista 64 Support 32 bit Applications
an example
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...6-a9416d65f981

I have the same situation.

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I would like to know what the chances are of being able to upgrade to the different versions of Windows 7. I was thinking of buying a computer with Windows Vista Home Premium, but I want to have Windows 7 Professional (or Ultimate). The reason for buying the computer with the home premium version is computer cost.

The computer qualifies for the upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, so is there a way where I can pay a little bit extra and get Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate? Does anyone know what the cost would be?
Thank you for your assistance!

Answer:Upgrading between Windows 7 versions

Hello Speedydumpster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check or find a computer that has a free upgrade to Windows 7 offer included with it instead. Many of them do now. Otherwise you will need to buy a Upgrade Windows 7 version instead at a higher price.

You can compare the estimated prices at the top of the table in the tutorial below.

Compare Windows 7 Editions

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I have vista 32 bit installed atm but want to get windows 7 64 bit.

Can I use the upgrade package to do this?
 

Answer:Windows 7 upgrade versions

This is for you
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
If it gives you green on everything, go for it.
 

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I'm putting a new system together and want to upgrade from XP to Vista.
I'm currently running an OEM version of XP Pro that I bought from newegg. I've had it installed on the same rig that I built back in 2004.

My question is should I get an OEM version of Vista or should I get an Academic version?
I quality for both, as far as I can tell.
What are the differences between the two?

Can I do an install of Vista without installing XP first, or do I need to install XP and then install the upgrade version of Vista?

Here are links to the versions I was looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116202
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=784207

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Vista versions

If I had the chance, I'd go with the academic version. Not that there is anything really wrong with the OEM version, but the academic version should be a full retail copy, and it's cheaper.
 

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Is each higher version of windows 7 more stable than the previous one or is the stability equal for all versions?
what If i get home premium will it be as stable as ultimate?
What are the major differences?

Answer:Difference between versions of windows 7?

Stability equal for all versions and a compare guide here Compare Windows 7 Editions

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HiJust thought people might like to know that I have just got off the phone to Microsoft UK who confirmed to me that my activation key WILL activate both 32 and 64 bit versions though not at the same time of course. Being Microsoft it took them a while to come to that conclusion but they did however assure me that if I wanted to go 64 bit (I've already activated 32 bit) and i have any problems they would generate me a new key free of charge.This link would seem to confirm their advice:-click hereI've just finished installing all my games and stuff and then gegan wondering about 64 bit DOH!All the best Guybrush1

Answer:Windows 7 key WILL activate both versions

Yes it is possible to use your activation key with both versions however there are conditions.You can activate Windows 7 32bit Edition and then upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit Edition, however if you install Windows 7 64 bit Edition first & activate it you can not change to Windows 32 bit Edition.

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I wonder if anyone can help me on this. I reinstalled my windows xp but now appear to have two versions on my computer - one is on C drive and one is on E drive. How can I uninstall the one on Edrive? I seem to have seriously messed up on this so any help would be gratefully received.

Answer:Two versions of Windows XP on my computer

Hi .

Do you have the option of booting into either when you first turn your system on?

Which one does the system automatically boot into?

What is your E: drive used for? Is it a restore/recovery partition/drive?

System manufacturer and model, please?

Louis

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Because of an error. I have several copies of Windows xp on the same drive. How can erase them, while maintaining one of the copies. Without formate

Answer:how to delete several versions of Windows xp

In Windows Explorer how are the dupes listed ? ?

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Help! Dell messed around on my system, and told me I needed to re-load my Windows XP Media Center version to fix a problem. We reloaded Windows, but it did not solve the problem, but it did give me a dilemma: each time I restart my computer, it loaded the 'newly loaded' version of windows-the version that has none of my information or programs on it. So the technician told me to hold down my 'f-11' key at start-up, arrow down to the second version of Windows XP Media Center, and then load that one. My question: how do I eliminate the unwanted version, or let my computer know that I only want to load the correct version at start-up? Of course, the technicians at Dell have no idea what I am talking about....
 

Answer:Two Versions of Windows XP at Startup

You can get rid of the 2nd boot option by right clicking 'My Computer', select 'properties', click on the 'advanced' tab, select 'startup and recovery settings' then click 'edit'. Now remove the unwanted windows XP from the list, click save and reboot (be careful to remove the unwanted option otherwise you will have problems accessing your preferred option at reboot).

I feel this is only a workaround, so ideally you should save all your files to external media and then format your entire drive and then reinstall Windows.
 

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Hi,
 
I have this below error message coming up while booting. Could someone please kindly advise what is causing this and how to get rid of this message?
 
Many thanks.
 
Ak
 
ERROR MESSAGE:
 
The programme or feature
"\??\C:\Users\Ak\AppData\Roaming\BINKIL~1\UPDATE~1\UPDATE~1 .EXE"
 
 
 

Answer:Incompatibility with 64 bit versions of windows

See if you can find the entry under "Logon" tab in SysInternals AutoRuns.  If found, uncheck the box next to it.
 
Download SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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Hi. I re-installed Windows 7 in my laptop. The problem is when I boot, there are 2 OS that come up. Is it safe to delete the second OS (see screenshot) which says "Windows 7 Home Premium (c:\windows.old/windows)"?

Answer:2 Windows 7 versions in boot

If you're sure you don't need any data etc from the old Win7 install then go ahead and delete it.

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I'm going to be distributing a copy of a hiking guide and I'd like to keep it as simple as possible. Do all of the most used versions of Windows have a unzip utility?

Answer:Do all versions of Windows have a zip utility?

Xp and up

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Okay so I had removed my windows install completely a while ago and I've been running Ubuntu for a while. I like it a lot but my computer requirments for university this fall require windows operating systems for their software. Anyways I have windows vista, 7 and windows 8 installation media and iso's, and I have tried installing all of these versions either from a bootable cd or from a usb drive and my problems goes as follows

I boot into the installation, do a custom install and clear all of the original partitions on my hard drive so I have a fresh install
I then let the install go and run and the step where it copy's windows files jumps IMMEDIATELY from 0 to 100%
The rest of the installation including expanding files takes about 15 minutes and then upon reboot I have encountered 2 different problems
Either it hangs at the windows startup screen with the orbs OR i get something like "Setup is updating registry settings", but the outcome is basically the same in that windows hangs right there and doesn't actually move on to do anything more

Installing windows vista and 8 yield basically the same issues, where it hangs right after that first reboot from the installation and never moves on, as well as jumping from 0 to 100% in the copying windows files step

I have a Lenovo Y510p laptop with 8gb Ram and a Geforce GT 750M discrete graphics card

EDIT: I also would like to point out I have no problems at all installing any versions of linux

Answer:Can't install any versions of windows

How long have you waited when it says "Updating Registry Settings"?

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Is the version of WD featured in recent Insider Previews, with the off line scanning option, likely to be adopted by the standard Windows 10 ?
Is it significantly better?

Answer:Windows Defender versions

Off line scanning has been part of Defender in the RTM Windows 10 since the Anniversary Update.






Information
Windows Defender Offline is now a built-in feature starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14271.









Is it significantly better?



It's different, intended for those 'hard to touch' infections...






The scan runs from outside the normal Windows kernel so it can target malware that attempts to bypass the Windows shell, such as viruses and rootkits that infect or overwrite the master boot record (MBR).



Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10

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will office 2007 and office free starter edition 2010 both be ok in windows ten?
[only use excel and word]

Answer:office versions and Windows ten

I believe so having had the same concerns but "The truth is in the pudding" as the old saying goes.

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i discover a annoying bug, when u have much messages in ur chip and try to send more in this conversation, your phone will lag more and more in all ways inside the "chip message zone", until he crash and can't open the chip messages anymore.

Answer:IS there a Windows phone bug in all versions?

If you are referring to your SIM card as a "chip" then you are using the most inefficient way to store SMS text messages.
Your SIM card has very limited memory. It is very old fashioned to store contacts and SMS to the SIM.
Microsoft cloud services will do a better job, will sync your messages to your Microsoft Account and is free.Learn about Windows Phone backup | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

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Hi,

I was wondering as i have installed onto my Acer laptop (5750g, 8gb ram, i5 core) Windows xp
on a dual boot with Win 7, 8 and Ubuntu. I noticed with xp that the graphics most noticeable text
is not as clear and not in bold like later versions of Windows like 7 & 8. Has 7 & 8 got clearer and
brighter? With xp although it is nice to use this, It does give me a headache if i use for too long. It is
quite a relief to use Windows 8 again as it is easer to read as text etc is so much clearer and brighter

Andy

Answer:Have later versions of Windows got clearer?

Its probably just using a different font, some fonts are just horrid and eye straining..

Could also be better video graphics either via driver or monitor..

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Pls, Can u tell me the different versions of Win XP?

thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Versions of Windows XP

Here you go

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...n/compare.mspx

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