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How to configure x1 carbon 2nd Gen to work properly with Linux Operating System ? How to upgrade the

Question: How to configure x1 carbon 2nd Gen to work properly with Linux Operating System ? How to upgrade the

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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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Yesterday I tried to start my computer like I do any other day, but today when I started it, I couldn't open start (nor use windows key to do so) search bar didn't work only some of the icons worked. There is also some blank spaces where it seems there used to be icons oh and did I mention that the whole taskbar freezes after 5 minutes. Task manager doesn't work if I right-click on the desktop and press Personalize/Display settings they give me an error message (ms-settings:personalization_background

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.
Same thing for Display settings except for the title which is: ms-settings:display). Settings refuses to open, but task manager just give me the Not responding message for all eternity. If somebody knows what to do help will be greatly appreciated! :)

Answer:Hello my operating system doesn't seem to work properly.

hi there i do not know how to delete messages either.

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Hello EightForums administrators and other members

Today, I installed Linux Mint 13 to try some appliactions, programs and other good things.
I downloaded it normally , followed guide from this forum and after installing it I don't have network connection.

I tried with all type of network switches and activated Legacy Network Adapter but it don't work (I configured in network adapter for ex. External Network 1 , I want to say it's not say : Not Connected in VM Settings).

When I turn it Linux Mint says : Disconnected - you are now offline.

How to configure network and the Internet to work with Linux Mint VM ?

Thanks in advance and please answer soon.

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V-How to configure network to work in Linux Mint Guest

I'm new to Hyper-V myself but I think there are 2 guides you should follow:
Hyper-V ? Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8

How to use (vista example):
Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

And there is someone that manages to add network to Vista so maybe you can apply that to LMDE.

Good luck

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called $ cat
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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With the latest "n1cgr16w.exe" installed. It takes a long time to switch between tabs in "Synaptics Control Panel".Ok", "Cancel" is taking forever to close the dialogbox. Also no checkbox can be ticked in the "Scroll" tab. Also see the errors in the "Clicking" tab. This latest driver literally does not work. It CANNOT even provide the simplest functionality. Please refer to the attached screenshot. Things used to work perfectly before applying the latest driver. Thanks

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If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

Answer:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

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I have Red Hat Linux 8.0 running on a Gateway computer, and the Xwindows system is all messed up. The graphics are glitchy, and the windows are huge. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, please post here. This is really bugging me! Thanks

Answer:Linux doesn't work properly on Gateways...

it's not that it's a gateway, its that you ma not have the proper drivers installed. If you have a P3 system then it's probably an Intel 810 onboard graphics.

What you really need to do is post what the system specs are, as "Gateway" is not good enough. Even if you can post the Gateway model number then we can lok them up for you.

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I have been offered a trial download/install of this OS but do not know anything about it.I would welcome comments from users as to whether it is a better alternative to Windos 7 which I have only purchased recently.Apparently it is possible to run it side by side with Win7.

Answer:LINUX Operating System

There are dozens of Linux systems, you will have to tell us what the one you have is?
Most Linux systems will let you run them from the CD without having to install it on the hard drive so you can see if you like it or not and to make sure its going to be compatible with your hardware.
Its not an alternative to the Microsoft Windows system, it is a completely different system under the bonnet. On the surface they look the same, my son, who is a Windows user, comes home and he is completely at home using my Linux Ubuntu system.
You can run it with Windows, when you boot you will have the option of selecting which system you want to use, in fact on this new computer I'm not going to install Windows because I have found I was never using it, so I couldn't see the point on spending out on something that I never use.

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I have some old laptops i would like to get some sort of use of provided its worth even using them.

One of them has a intel celeron 700 mhz processor and 256 mb of ram
Another has Intel pentium 3 1,133 mhz processor and 512 mb of ram

What linux distros would some of you recommend?

The one with slower processor and memory i assume even with a linux distro that can run stable on it won't get very good flash videos.

Answer:Operating system ( linux) for old laptops?

Those specs are very limiting, as your processors are quite slow, and your RAM is minimal. What was on them to begin with? WinXP, or something even earlier?

I posted a thread somewhere on this forum about a lightweight replacement that I custom remixed from Lubuntu, called XPubuntu. Although to be honest, even that might be too much for your old anemic lappys?

If XPubuntu isn't for your machines, the lightest weight distro that I have ever used (with a graphical GUI environment and full set of user programs) was AntiX. You may want to also check out Puppy Linux, although I have no experience with that one.

Stay away from the more well known Gnome, KDE, & Unity desktop environments. Usually I would tell folks to look for XFCE, LXDE & Enlightenment desktop distros. In your case, even those MAY be too much. You should probably be looking at Openbox, Blackbox, Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM or WindowMaker desktop environments. Less eye candy equals lower resource draw. It might be a challenge to find the right mix of "least amount of desktop environment resource draw" versus "graphical aesthetics to feel comfortable enough to get things done."

Depending on your level of computer expertise and comfort level, you may also want to consider installing a "server distro" (no graphical environment), then installing a lightweight window manager of your choice. For instance, Debian server is considered a very solid, stable, and popular... Read more

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Hi I have the great task of writing a report comparing the above mentioned operating systems. And i have two particular areas which are causing me a few problems.I have to compare under the final two headings:1. Processing, including threading and concurrency issues.2. Memory Usage.Is concurrency the same as concurrent processes??If anyone can help with these 2 sections i would be incredibly grateful!Thanks in advance

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Hello all ... I am currently I a running XP Pro on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 2 Gigs of RAM and 750 Gigs on 3 hard drives. Could anyone please point me to a link that will tell me how to install Linux as a second operating system?


Answer:Installing Linux as a second operating system

There are oh so many Linux tutorials, where to start...

We have a sticky right here on this forum, you may want to browse through.

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I have windows vista but i was trying to put linux xubunu, or ubuntu, or any of those onto my external hd to boot my computer through the external to run linux. Unfortunately i accidentally downloaded it onto my c drive and now i have two os on my desktop. Can someone please help me delete that from my desktop, and also can someone help me install it onto my external? Thanks

Answer:second operating system (linux xubuntu)

Personally I would use Parted Magic to format your external drive first(or any other partition program).

Make at least three partitons

1) 10 to 15 Gb

2) as much space as you like ( depends on the size of your drive)

3) 512 MB to 2 GB

Partition 1) will be for the ROOT ( / ) partition. Thats where your main linux os files will be.

Partition 2) will be for the HOME (/home) partition this is where all you personal files and folders will be. Remember most modern linux os's have the ability to read and write to windiows partitions so make thios a size to suit your needs. I ususally make mine about 50 Gb.

Partition 3) is for the SWAP partition. Usually twice the size of the ram you have installed up to a max of 2GB. There is a bit of confusion about swap so further reading may give you more info.

Put your GRUB into partition 1).

Thats it really with your drives connected to the pc you should be able to install from your linux CD/DVD.
As to getting rid of your botched install I can not help. May be a good idea to do fresh installs all round.


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Are there any other operating systems besides windows or Linux? What about the macos? Can it be installed on a pc? What do I need to buy to get macos x work on my pc? Any other OS out there?

Answer:A Operating system besides Windows or Linux??

You cannot legally install Mac OS X on any non-Mac hardware. There are a wide variety of other operating systems out there such as the BSD family (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc.), Haiku (which is a derivative of the BeOS model as I understand it), and several others with niche userbases.

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hi in the past 6 months I have had this problem 3 times. However this time around I am unable to do a system recovery or rest my laptop as I'm keep getting the blue blue screen. I reget updates to Windows 10 as with Windows 7 I had no issues. now I can't use my laptop at all ;( can an someone please help me? or advise me on best steps to take?

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I have a Dell inspiron e1505 with operating sys Linux. I want to install my original op disk Windows xp. Someone else installed linux for me, i now need Windows XP again. Thanks

Answer:Change Linux operating system back to XP

Dont mean to sound rude, But what is your question. and/or where is the problem?

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Bought my XPS 13 a month ago, and accidently bought the Linux-version.
I have a Win 10 code laying around, and wondering if i can replace the operating-system?
Or is the computer "tuned" för Linux?

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There are lot of Portable Linux Operating Systems. Its difficult to choose one. I just want to know what linux distro do you prefer...
My requirements are...
*Should be preloaded with VLC, Firefox/Chromium, LibreOffice and some basic apps.
*Should have easy GUI.
*Should boot in few seconds even with old pentium 3 hardware.
*Should be lightweight (less size)
*Should be error free (less crashes, hangups)
*Should not be a battery sucker(low power consumption)...
*Should support newer wireless (Intel, Atheros & Ralink) hardwares.
I am going to use it in a CD/DVD.

Suggest your preferance to me...

Answer:Which Linux distro will you use for a Portable Operating System?

Try one of these. Mint Mate is the more advanced system.

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

PS: CD/DVD is not a good idea.

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Hi there...can anyone please help me with my problem on this computer as this is not booting properly...from POST screen it indicates that we need to UPDATE BIOS SETTINGS TO UNLEASH ITS FULL POWER...i can also see a message: UNKNOWN CPU...motherboard: ASUSProcessor: 2.56mhz, Intel Core 2 DuoHDD: Western Digital 80GBRAM: 1GBPlease give me any idea to fix this problem. Thanks so much!!!

Answer:my computer is not booting properly to its Operating System

try using your recovery disk that should have come with your PCuse start-up repair

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As the title of this thread explains.
Every time i boot the computer up, i go past the first post screens, select boot from cd/dvd and then it shows the loading of the cd (this is for xp btw)
i then get to the screen where it asks me what i want to do eg, install windows or exit.
I click install and then it just says please wait and sticks on this screen.
I have left it like this for several hours and nothing has happened.
i've tried resetting the bios, still the same thing.

Pc spec is:
Asrock 4CORE1333 FULL HD Motherboard
Intel 2.66ghz dual core processor
2 x 1gb 667mhz ram.
500 watt win power powersupply
250gb seagate hdd ide
sony + pioneer dvd-rw drives (ide)
Onboard graphics.

IF you know anything id be very greatful to hear it.
building the pc for the old man, desperate to get it running.


Answer:Built Pc Does Not Seem To Load Operating System Cd/dvd Properly

Try using one of your Sony drives.

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I built a pc a while ago and recently ran into a problem where i can properly boot my computer. When i try to it either tells me to restart or freezes, i have a copy of windows hooked up to the usb port and try to repair and it freezes as soon as i try to repair or wipe the drive. Any help is deeply appreciated i just want my computer back

Answer:Problem with operating system not booting properly

Cant* sorry

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My ThinkPad A21m (2628-F2U, PIII 750 MHz (256KB), 512 MB RAM) works very efficiently with Windows 2000 SP4 and seems to work better on the internet with dial-up, than my higher-powered, 2GB RAM Windows XP computers). Unfortunately, it is now difficult to get anti-virus and firewall software that are compatible with Windows 2000. (I suspect - but haven't had the chance to fully investigate it yet - that my A21m would not meet the hardware specifications for the current versions of anti-virus and firewall software anyway. I was wondering whether switching to Linux, Ubuntu, or some other operating system would help or would only add to my woes. If I switched to Linux, for example, would the Thinkpad drivers and software work with the new operating system? Would most other programs, such as Outlook Express, Microsoft Office, and so on, work with the new operating system? If anyone has had experience with the problem of Windows 2000 no longer being supported by anti-virus and firewall providers, I would appreciate your suggestions and comments. Thank you.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Operating System for A21m (2628-F2U) - Linux? Ubuntu?

I had the same problem with my A21m (2628 - GXU PIII 800 MHz) a few years ago, so I upgraded it to Windows XP Professional (SP3). My machine is also fully loaded with 512 MB of RAM,  I then installed Norton as the anti-virus/firewall software. I have to admit that the machine is rather sluggish though. I tend not to use it in favour of my 3GB R500. 

2 ThinkPad R500's 2714-CTO T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7/10. ThinkPad R500 2714-CTO P8600 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win 7. ThinkPad R61 8932-CTO T8300 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win Vista. ThinkPad T500 2241-DB9 T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7. ThinkCenter A63 5237-CTO 3GB Ram Win 7

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I wanna upgrade my SSD Disk from 256GB to 1TB (if possible, otherwise 512GB).Is there a 1TB option that works? If so, which model?Furthermore: reading this threat I found that the 512GB drives from Samsung (04X4405) and Toshiba (04Y2163) should work. HOWEVER: I cannot find these drives in ANY online store in Switzerland. What's their original model number (the numbers mentioned seem to be Lenovo-internal part numbers).To be specific: would this drive work?: for your help. Highly appreciated. 

Answer:X1 Carbon (20A7) SSD upgrade to 512GB/1TB: which harddisks work?

Samsung 950 pro will not work if you got x1 Carbon 1 gen to 3rd gen since 950 drive uses NVMe technology and PCie 3.0 which the laptops do not have gen 3 has got PCIe 2.0 and no NVMe support so answer would be no if you got one of these generations.

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Hello All, I?ve received the Windows Downgrade Recovery Media for windows 10 Pro from Lenovo and I?ve followed all steps for the upgrade from windows 7 : -Bios and all driver update with ThinkVantage-changed in bios option ?OS Optimized defaults to enable?-reboot-press f12 and boot from usb key After that, a black screen with win10 Logo appearin 10 seconds it changes to a Lenovo Logo with a lifebeltI would expect a windows form for the selection languages , but my thinkpad x1 reboot and restart with windows 7.I tried also to modify from bios the boot order putting the highest priority to USB, but in this way start a loop.I think that the problem could be in the USB media that they have sent me.My upgrade to win10 pro is stuck, do you have any idea?Thanks

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I have 3 memory upgrades for the 460CDT:
1. KTT500/128 (128MB)
2. PA2042U (128MB)
3. PA2040U (32MB)

PA2040U works without problems. memtest86 without errors after 5 hours. KTT500/128 and PA2042U give me many errors everytime in test 5 [Block move, 64 moves]. The System boots with these memorys and recognice them without error, but windows 98se runs unstable (errors; recistry errors; protection fault a.s.o.) Anybody who can help me ?

Answer:460CDT: memory upgrade won't work properly

Hi Leo

As far as I know the memtest is very good and it works with very good precision. If there is some error message in 99% cases the RAM module is defective. Please contact your local dealer and take a new one.

Don?t forget that your unit can handle just with 160 MB RAM. If you want you can also try to make BIOS update.

Good luck!

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I have an HP m8517c with vista 64 is there a driver that would allow me to upgrade to windows 7, 8 or 10?

Answer:upgrade operating system

Normally Windows 7 will run OK on a Vista PC.  You can run the Windows Upgrade advisor to check. a look at the Windows 10 advisor here Keep in mind, it is not a free upgrade for any of those.

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Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook AH512 Intel Pentium B960 6GB 750GB HDMI 15.6" Laptop

This post is related to the laptop detailed above.

This is a new laptop, as yet unused, still in its original packaging. The laptop has installed Windows 8, which I would like to upgrade to Windows 10. This should be easy enough, as I've already performed the upgrade to Windows 10 on my desktop computer without any problem. However, before doing anything to this new machine, I'd also like to add a second operating system, Windows 7, to the same hard drive, and would be very grateful if anyone reading this post could explain, in very simple terms, how I would go about doing this. Ideally, I'd like to be able to choose which operating system to use each time I start the laptop. Please include as much detail in your reply, with step by step guide. All constructive responses welcome. Many thanks.

Answer:Upgrade to W10 and add a second Operating System

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I wanted to upgrade my OS from windows 2000PRo to Windows XPpro.  All system requirements are met, with the exception of those of the Bus Clock.  I have it at 100 megahertz, and 300 are needed.  How would I go about changing that, or should I just wait and get a new computer?

Answer:upgrade operating system

Where are the bus clock requirements for XP ? ?

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have gateway fx 6800 with windows vista premium 64 bit what os can I upgrade to?

Answer:operating system upgrade

Run the Upgrade Assistant to see if Windows 8.1 is compatible with your hardware and software.

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I am running an old computer with ME. I am going to get XP. However there appears to be an upgrade version of XP and the whole XP operating system. I assume that the upgrade option will be easier to install. Which is the best and easiest option?.Any comments gratefully received

Answer:How to upgrade from ME operating system to XP

If you want to keep all your old programs and settings, go for the upgrade.If you want to start afresh with a clean installation of XP, nothing saved, go for an oem or retail copy of XP. You can always burn your old data to cd\dvd.Make sure your ME computer has enough grunt to run XP. A 1ghz cpu and 512Mb of ram is a good starting point.

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After I have upgraded my NB A100-334 PSAA9E the Fn-keys do not work anymore. Have downloaded all the drivers offered by Toshiba on their site. Got positive result. Can someone help, please. Tha Flowbee

Answer:Fn-key does not work properly after vista upgrade on Satellite A100-334

CORRECTION!It of course means NO positive result

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First of all I would like to take a second to apologize for probably creating yet another topic considering the same matter. However I really do suck when it comes to any technological matters so I was simply unable to find/search efficiently for a solution.
My operating system (which is Windows 7) has been gradually decreasing it's efficiency over these last months. 
It's come to this moment where 90% of programs don't work properly without me knowing what's going on.
System itself started to create folders like "asdjbi82egbjqhvsd1v18127teyashbd" (randomized letters and numbers with no sense whatsoever), that despite the fact I've got administrator privileges, forbids me from taking any action.
I can't do much right now. Games don't work (I can install something, but every time I open a patch or the game itself it crashes into "program has stopped working". I've got a thing called a back-up recovery system, but even though I do it, nothing really changes. The entire memory is being literally cleansed and yet after I install anything it happens once again from the very start.
Is there anything I can do or am I being forced to contact professional technicians and pay tons of money (which I don't really have) to try and save it. 
I thank every single one of you from the pretty much bottom of my heart for taking your life-time to read this out and maybe help me find a solution.
Best regards,
Bart McAllister.

Answer:The entire system does not work properly.

Please start a malware removal topic. Follow this guide.
Best of luck.

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Hello all! I was wondering if you guys could help me with my big big problem. My brother got a laptop for me from Japan. And it is just a second-hand piece. My problem is that it is in Japanese. The whole thing, Window 2000 is in Japanese. SO i was wondering if i can upgrade this into Win XP English form...PLease help me...i really need to use the laptop for my school. The laptop is an IBM R32 series.

Answer:Operating System Language Upgrade

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Can someone please help me upgrade my computer to a 64-bit Operating system. I am using now Windows 10 Pro but my system is still 32-bit Operating system, x64- based processor. Can I upgrade to 64-bit OS? If so, can someone help me how?

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I bought my daughter an Acer Aspire One D257 - despite the fact that it came with Windows 7, but only 1GB of RAM. I really wanted an XP machine, but it seems they no longer do them. I know that W7 Starter was supposed to be much more able to run in 1GB than full-up W7 - but I was still nervous.
Well, inevitably, the netbook hangs periodically - just becomes unresponsive for a few seconds. Given that it's pretty new, the only cause seems to me to be W7 thrashing around in too little memory.
So, what to do? I could upgrade the RAM to 2GB. It'll support that, and I've found a video of a guy doing it on YouTube. It doesn't look too painful - but I'm very nervous about pulling small PCs apart and putting them back together.
Alternatively, I could downgrade the netbook to XP. I'm well versed in installing XP - but the problem that occurs to me is the driver problem: if XP isn't supported on the machine, will I be able to identify and downlolad all the XP drivers I'll need? I've found a couple of very helpful sites, and I think it's do-able - although the sites refer to the slightly earlier model in the Acer Aspire range.
But before I take the plunge, I thought I'd ask the wizards of the forum what they'd do - or, in fact, if any of them has come across this problem before, and how they fixed it?
PS: a third option I'm thinking about is to dual boot the machine, which is easier to do when W7 is already installed than when XP is already installed. That way, unless I inadverte... Read more

Answer:Upgrade RAM or downgrade operating system

I have a HP Mini 210 that came with 1Gb RAM and Win 7 Starter. It was slow. I upgraded to 2Gb RAM and Win 7 Home Premium with the result that it is a delight to use. It will never be a speed machine but it is perfectly useable. Personally I would upgrade the RAM first, try again and if you are still unhappy then revert to XP. I would be interested to read what others have done.

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I have a Dell computer that has Windows XP.  Want to upgrade to another system but not sure where to get upgrade or how to do it.   As you can tell, i am not very computer savvy.  Get alot of messages that say my system is too old .   How to upgrade to windows 7 or 8 at least?

Answer:Need help to upgrade window operating system

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 or Win8 depends on your system. You can click the .link below to select your computer from the list. You then can click Drivers to see if there are any drivers available for your computer.

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I have a brand new X1 Carbon (Generation 1 3444-CYU), and I also have the docking station.  My intention is to be able to have the laptop cover closed, and to use the power switch on the top of the docking station to start (apply power to) the laptop, and to have the output be driven to two DVI monitors.At this point, I'm able to have the laptp drive the main screen (part of the laptop) and the two external monitors, but I cannot seem to figure out how to use the docking station to "start/boot" the PC, and to have the bootup sequence, and other subsequent display presented on the two DVI screens only.As I've been looking through the knowledge base, I'm surprised that there are not simply a series of articles that describe the various options for configuring monitors, so I'm forced to post this request.  Can someone help?thanks

Answer:How to configure 2 external monitors with X1 Carbon

I see this is an old post, but I figured I'd respond in case someone else is having the same problem. There is a setting in the BIOS where you can have the X1 power on automatically when you plug it into the dock. I believe the setting is called something to the affect of "Power On When Connected to A/C." This solves the problem you and describing and I have been using with successfully with a dual monitor set up.

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Hello everyone.
I have a Gateway Desktop PC that came with a Microsoft Windows Vista
Operating System Disc, to my surprise. I have a HP laptop that needs a
new HDD, I'll be getting one in a few days. Can I use the Gateway Vista
disc on my HP laptop when I get the new HDD? My laptop has a Vista license key, and both the PC and laptop have the Home Premium 32bit version.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Will Operating System disc work on another brand?

Yes, as long as you are using the key that is on the machine. However, sometimes, HP will require an HP install disc, so it's a crap shoot.

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After I put the disc in and restarted my computer, I chose the option "Full System Restore (destructive)." After I chose it, it said "Formatting hard disk partion in NTFS file system... Please Wait" After a few mins of that it just restarted and nothing was changed. Is the disc broken or is there something else wrong?

Answer:Operating system disc doesnt work

You tried only once?

System manufacturer and model?

No error message of any type?


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A friend of my daughters has a packard bell pc (4 years old). After ridding various virus from the machine and coming to a full stop they decided to use the restore disc (red floppy) and restore to factory default - all appeared to be going well. Machine froze after telling them to remove the floppy, when it came back to life it requested master cd1, which they dont have and dont remember ever having (bearing in mind machine is 4 years old).

What do you think the best track would be to contact packard bell for master disc. I wondered whether my copy of xp home would work with their pc and their code - afterall they have purchased the machine etc. or am I being totally blonde. I am quite happy to reformat for them if this is a possibility but dont want to attempt it if there is the possibility it wont work. I realised xp is one machine one copy but not sure whether this is reliant on code or not.

Advice, please.

Answer:Solved: my operating system, their pc, their code - will it work

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it works for the first maybe 5 minutes and then after that it stops working all pop up windows or drop down menus do not work i cannot open any programs or anything. Can someone please help me?

Answer:Windows Operating system doesn't work. Can I get some help please?

Are you using Windows Phone or desktop Windows? Which version of Windows Phone or Windows are you using?
Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk

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After upgrading my Satellite P55-A5300 to BIOS 1.6 the function key 11 no longer turns sound on and off.
Instead F11 now removes the the top lines of my browser making more area to view the text window.
If you hit F11 again it returns the normal browser size window. Useful but not what I want.

Also after the upgrade my fonts in quicken changed slightly to be softer. I am on windows 8.1 which works fine.

Anyone know how to change the function key settings?

Answer:Satellite P55-A5300 - after BIOS 1.6 upgrade F11 doesn't work properly

At the beginning just one question: have you noticed the same problem if you change ?Function keys mode??
Try to change it to ?Standard F1-F12? mode and test how it reacts again?

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I just received my new S10e with Linux OS. I tried to install a SATA Harddisk and wanted to install Windows XP. Both harddisks , the preinstalled SSD (4 GB) and the new SATA disk are shown as Harddrive 0, ID 0 and BUS 0. installation of OS fails as both drives are accessed identically. Is there a way to switch off the SSD or change the harddrive, ID, or Bus no? I've found no option within the BIOS. Thanks svfa

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hi all,in my earlier post(of the windows not working properly)- after playing GTA San Andreas my OS doesnt work like before i have uninstalled the game and i have given away the CD to my cousin to it because of the game or something else?Thanks,Chris

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I have a Pavilion desktop s3750t. It runs on a Vista operating system. I want to know if it is possible to upgrade it to a newer operating system so I can purchase a new printer? If so how much will it cost or can I do it myself? 

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I have a Small Form Factor Business PC HP Compaq 8100 Elite, with Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz and 2GB of RAM (no. 2 x 1GB 240pin DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered DIMM DDR3-1333 - hynix HMT112U6TFR8C-H9 The operating system is Windows 10 to 32b. In the Hardware Reference Guide for PC Installing Additional Memory is reported:Installing Additional MemoryThe computer comes with double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3- SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs).DIMMs The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs.These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM. To achieve the maximum memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 16-GB of memory. DDR3-SDRAM DIMMsFor proper system operation, the DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must be:industry-standard 240-pin ? unbuffered non-ECC PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 MHz-compliant or PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHzcompliantunbuffered ECC PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHz-compliant (Z200 SFF only) ? 1.5 volt DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs The DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must also:support CAS latency 7 DDR3 1066 MHz (7-7-7 timing) and CAS latency 9 DDR3 1333 MHz (9-9-9 timing) ? contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information In addition, the computer supports:single-sided and double-sided DIMMsDIMMs constructed with x8 and x16 DDR devices; DIMMs constructed with x4 SDRAM are not supportedNOTE: T... Read more

Answer:Problem upgrade memory with Operating System to 64b.

@Peppe_Valenza I am not surprised by the response from Kingston.  The memory density issue was mentioned message #2. Try some other memory manufacturers and see if you can obtain the proper memory dimms.      Thanks for posting on the forum.

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My CPU is capable to 64bit platform but when i try to boot 64bit windows 10 it says that this operation cannot be done on this computer or something like that. I tried to boot 32 bit windows 10 and worked perfectly. What should i do? Help please

Answer:Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit operating system

What make and model of CPU do you have?
If the the CPU supports EM64T or AMD64 features then it can run 64 bit Windows. Tools such as CPU-Z or SiSoft Sandra can check your CPU for you.

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Hello, I'm looking for some advice please as my computer is broke and I'm stuck without it.
Last weekend it just stopped working, I used it in the morning with no problems then in the afternoon I turned it on and it wouldn't start up, long story short is I ended calling Dell and they have told me that my computer has automatically upgraded to Windows 10 but my Dell XPS 7100 isn't compatible with it, now I have no operating system at all!
I paid them £119 for a years support and another £30 for a Windows 7 ultimate disc which they say I'll receive tomorrow (Friday)
I use my computer for work as I'm self employed and need to prepare quotes and invoices etc for my customers, I've been all week without it now and am fuming that this has happened, I didn't even want Windows 10, why would it upgrade automatically? It's cost me a lot of time and has now cost me money and I don't even know if all my files will be there when it's working again.
Just thought to vent on here and see if anyone has any advice, I'm also not happy that I've had to pay for Windows 7 ultimate again as I already bought it once with my computer but it seems it was preloaded so I didn't get a disc which I now need to reinstall, Dell support said they will assist with the reinstall and then block Windows 10 from trying to do this again! Great now I feel under attack from the Windows 10 upgrade :-/

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade has deleted my operating system

Run your W7 disc and you will probably loose everything on your computer. I would wait and see what information that you get on here first.
In the meantime does your computer try to start or is it just dead.

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Evenin' all,Would anyone knoe whether it's possible to upgrade the operating system on these units? I personally would expect so, but I thought I'd get some expert knowledge.If they can, how wasily can this be done?Thanks lots!

Answer:iPAQ h5450 - Possible to Upgrade Operating System?

Possible? Cheap?

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Helping a friend on his Acer Aspire V5 laptop that was running an OEM Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1.

After selecting the Upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the store, the system went through it's install procedure, however after it does an auto reboot, it gives you a blank screen with the message No Operating System found, in the upper left corner.

But, you can turn the machine off and back on, and it will boot just fine. However if you select restart it does the same thing "no operating system found", on restart and again you must power down and power back on.

I have searched for fixes, but all seem to point to some sort of re-install process. I am not to crazy about the idea of re-installing to factory settings or doing a repair back to Windows 8 and attempting to upgrade again, are their any known shorter fixes for this?

And if I do go back to Windows 8, and try to upgrade again, what is to say it won't happen again?

Answer:No Operating System found after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Try running Startup Repair up to 3 times: Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

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I recently upgraded my system's graphics card and processor to an FX 6300 with an R7 250X. I had some issues with my old OS, so I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro.

After these upgrades, I'm now getting various different BSOD's (Blue screen of death) upon boot and while using the machine. For example, NTFS_FileSystem_Error, Kernel_security_check_failure and several more which I cannot remember off the top of my head.

In addition to that, I get error messages on start-up for various different programs, sometimes Google Chrome fails to launch, and I'm unable to use any of the Windows Metro apps - they simply launch and then crash.
Iv'e got all the latest drivers, I've ran an HHD check within windows, and a RAM test using memtest86 and nothing abnormal was found. I can play games when I'm not getting BSOD's at solid FPS, which shows me that all of my new hardware is not at fault.
It's getting to the stage where I'm considering downgrading to Windows 7 again.

I'd appreciate any help that I can get on this. Thanks in advance. I can post anything else that would help you guys out with troubleshooting.

**System Specifications:**
Gigabyte GA-73LMT USB3 Motherboard.
AMD FX 6300 Hex-Core @ 3.5 Ghz.
Windows 8.1 Pro.
Sapphire R7 250X 1GB GDDR3.
8GB Corsair RAM (2x4)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD.
Generic 500Watt PSU (Maybe the cause...)

Answer:BSOD's After Hardware & Operating System Upgrade

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Please follow the instructions here >> Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista and post back with the requested information.

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I'm trying to format my friends computer but I can't get his OS cd to work. When I reboot his computer with his OS cd, gateway, it says, "No hard disk found, Gateway System Recovery cannot be continued".
But, when I us my OS cd, dell, I can get to part to make a new partitian. What's going on, can I use my Cd to format his computer?

Answer:my friends operating system disk does not work in his cpu, but mine does...??

You can use your cd to format his drive (assuming its not a recovery disk), but I do not think you will be able to reinstall windows with it.

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I was trying to recover/reinstall win 7 and bring back my asus laptop to its manufacture state. When I run the recovery media (recovery dvd) that comes with my asus laptop and after answering the prompts, it gives off "missing operating system" message on an entirely black screen. I tried to go to the bios setting by hitting delete key upon boot-up but it does not respond. I switched off and back on several times trying the delete key every time but to no avail. Please help. It's an ASUS N61J Series with intel i7. I need this very badly! Thanks...

Answer:missing operating system, del key does not work going to bios setting

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried using the computer's recovery partition as it sounds as though the recovery disc may be corrupted?

To use the recovery partition you need to start your computer and tap the F8 key then select the repair computer option from the advanced boot menu. Follow the prompts to format your drive and restore your computer to its factory state.

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I had to use my operating sytems disk a month ago or so but I went to go use my Microsoft Works program and its no longer there same with office and power point... They orignally came installed on my system..... Why are they not there now, how do i get them back.

Answer:Had to use my operating system Disc/ Now don't have some programs like microsoft work

Did you format before you reinstalled Windows or did you just reinstall Windows? If you just reinstalled Windows without formatting, your programs may still be there under the Program Files directory. If you formatted (erased) before reinstalling, your programs are gone Did they give you an Applications disc with your computer?

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Hi All,  I have an X1 Carbon Gen2 which came with Dragon Assistant originally. But I lost it once upgraded to Windows 10. The response I got from Nuance when I called them was that Dragon Assistant is designed for Windows 8 and is not supported by Windows 10. So I was just wondering if there is a way to configure Cortana instead of Dragon Assistant to the same button on the adaptive keyboard. Have anyone tried this ? Please let me know.

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Après avoir fait la mise à jour vers w10 mon lecteur d'empreinte ne fonctionne pas. Dans la gestion des périfériques il n'est pas visible. J'ai installé le pilote mais c'est toujous pareil, il n'est pas visible.. quelqu'un pourrait il m'aider ?
Google translate: French >> English
After upgrading to w10 my fingerprint reader does not work. In the management of the pheripherals it is not visible. I installed the driver but it is always the same, it is not visible .. could someone help me?Thank you
Moderator comment: Please feel free to post in your native language, but as the principal language of this community is English, please include a translation alongside for the benefit of other members. Regards.
Commentaire du modérateur: N'hésitez pas à poster dans votre langue maternelle, mais comme la langue principale de cette communauté est l'anglais, veuillez inclure une traduction pour le bénéfice des autres membres. Cordialement.

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After a painful and long process of cleaning my pc of spyware.
everytime a reboot winxppro. i got the following Security Alert Message from NSW 2003.

"Some symantec product setting has been changed by an unauthorized program. This can indicate that an attacker or avirus is attempting to disable your protection.
To avoid problems setting will be reverted to a previous configuration and your system will be started"

I scanned my system and nothing shows up as a virus
I don't know what's wrong. I uninstalled and re-installed NSW2003 and I am getting the same message.

Please help

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I hope this will help all the other user out there struggling to get their M.2 ssd to work with their HP Envy 17 laptops. I will give a step by step instructions on how to install and how allow the bios to recognize the m.2 ssd in slot 0, and how to install or run windows 10 off your m.2 ssd. 1. Download the latest updates from HP Envy from HP - I used Internet Download manager to download all the updates as of June 15, 2016. (Bios, drivers, software) 2. Install your M.2 ssd Boot into Windows - Right click on My Computer on your desktop and select Disk Management, and  Format Disk 0 If you want to do a clean install and you did not update your HP ENVY with the latest software and drivers this is the screen you will see when you try to intall Windows 10 on your m.2 ssd. The bios will not see the m.2 and will not allow you to select it in BOOT options.  Instead of doing a clean install, I highly recommend using the Samsung migrations software, it will clone your DISK 1 (2tb hard drive) to Disk 0 (m.2 ssd). After successfully migrating your Drive C to your M.2, when you reboot your m.2 ssd should kick in. Right click on My Computer on your desktop and select Disk Management, you will notice now that Drive 1 is offline, it will conflict with your m.2 ssd drive, don't worry, you can right click on disk one and select go online, you can then start to delete main partition, I have not yet figu... Read more

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Hi....when i go to load up is asking for signed RAID drivers to be installed......i cannot see the hard drive to enable win7 to continue...can anyone help please?

Answer:Qosmio F32A upgrade operating system from XP to Win7 pro

Download the RAID driver from Toshiba web site (if Windows 7 32 or 64 bit is supported on your model) and burn to CD. When windows asks If you want to load drivers you should be able to swap cd's to access the driver and continue.

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I upgraded my system from a 1.8GHz,3gig ram to I5 with 8gig ram, reloaded windows 7 and the damn thing's physical memory goes 80%+ and sometimes BSOD, any help to solve the problem?

Answer:BSOD after hardware upgrade and operating system reload

When you say to reloaded Windows 7, does that mean you re-booted Windows or re-installed Windows.If you reinstalled Windows 7 it was completely unnecessary for a RAM upgrade, Windows would have picked up the extra RAM without any intervention from you.The first thing to do is check them memory is properly seated and is compatible with you motherboard. Then run a memory check.

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I used to be able to turn on my T420s with a fingerprint scan. Is this not possible on the X1 Carbon (type: 20BS)? Or am I missing some configuration?


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Answer:How can I configure the X1 Carbon (2015) to turn on with fingerprint scan?

Good day and welcome to the community.
Please see:
Even though it's for a different model, essentially, the physical hardware has changed.
I hope this helps to clarify.

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Question: linux X configure

hey, all.

before i ask this question, i'd like to thank all of you in this community for answering my questions. it is helpful, especially when the HOWTOS don't work for me or i screwed something up.

it's also fun to read posts and replies and learn, and to answer other people's questions.

okay... group hug that we have that out of the way.

i am beginning to use linux on a more regular basis, now. i found versions of my chat clients and such. and you'll be proud to know that i am in CLI more often than X ...well... that is until my chat clients worked. now i am constantly in X, only i use CLI to get around and do stuff.

2 questions that i haven't found an answer for because i either don't know the terminology of what i am trying to do, or it just isn't out there in my sight on the net.

1)how do i set X up so that everything is displayed sharply and such? right now, my X display looks like windows loaded in safe mode with no video no it isn't that bad, but it's not so great. maybe the video driver is configured incorrectly?

2)i downloaded netscape, and will probably download mozilla as well to replace netscape. anyway, netscape installed fine and runs well.... but i have to launch it from CLI. i don't feel like navigating through CLI to get on the web when i know i could just place an icon or something on the desktop or in the "Start" menu. how do i do this?

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Answer:linux X configure

1) Either means you have a font problem or you're running at a too low resolution. Try pressing CTRL+ALT+NUM_PLUS/NUM_MINUS to change the resolution and/or check your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. As for fonts, well there's many How-To's on that, too.

2) Depends on what window-manager/desktop you're running. Just Icewm.. well, I guess there's a menu-file you can edit. 'man icewm'?

3) You'd have to add the path to the binary to your PATH environment-variable, or create a link from a pathed directory to the binary.

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In attempting update the BIOS of my U300-153, which is described as OS independent on the download page, I find that the provided upgrade file in
does not include files to make a bootable CD, as described in the instructions at IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07
where Option 2 Step 2 lists the files which are in the zip, and these are required to make a boot cd. The files listed are not in the zip.

This forces me to use Windows. My Windows is broken and I daren't repair it, since Windows repairs destroy data (stated clearly on the recovery CD packaging) and Linux co-installations. My Linux is working fine, and I don't want the Windows anymore.

How then can I upgrade the BIOS? Either:
1. Use a true OS independent package (ie the promised bootable CD approach). I don't find such a thing here.
2. Reinstall Windows, thereby trashing the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Aleksander K

Answer:Satellite U300 - How to upgrade the BIOS on a Linux system?

>How to upgrade the BIOS on a Linux system?
This is not possible since the BIOS on the Toshiba page is a win-based BIOS version and if you want to update the BIOS then you have to install the Windows OS and then you could execute the exe file?


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I am gathering information to use when my new custom build laptop arrives in about a week. The build includes a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. My intention is to use the new machine to get a special project off my existing computer to free up over 20GB of storage. After reading the excellent tutorial, "How to move users folder to another location in Windows 10", I have some specific questions about configurations. These questions arise because this will be my first experience with both Windows 10 and multiple internal drives.

I use VMWare Workstation 14 Player (free version), which does not support snapshots. However, I have found that I can save a saved VM state to a flash drive and launch it with VMWare Player.exe. To do so I copy the entire directory located at C:\users\username\documents\Virtual Machines\VMname to the flash drive. I then rename VMname directory to VMname-date. All the files containing that state are inside the last directory. Double clicking the file: VMname-date, and launching with VMWare Player.exe works great. The only caveat is that after shutting down the VM, the newly launched VM remains in VMWare's library, necessitating the removal of that VM in VMWare's window.

At this point in my post I anticipate replies with the following questions and my answers to save time.
1) Why do you want to save states in this manner? For use as backups or to have known, good configurations available to create new projects, this seems to be logical alternative... Read more

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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"
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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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Currently my operating system isVista Service Pack 2 32 bit. How can Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10

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I'm new here so pardon if there is any mistakes.

Anyhow I am currently using windows 7 (not a fan of windows 8). Since windows 10 is released I wanted to install and try it.
Initially I installed windows 8.1 in my D:\ drive (works normally as far as I can tell), and upgrade it to windows 10. I am keeping my windows 7 in drive C: as I do not have any other working computer if the installation failed.

So halfway upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10, the upgrade failed and a restart is needed. When restarting I tried to reset the installation but even that is failed. When restarted again there is no operating system in that drive (drive D: ) ??

Currently I tried to reformat my drive D: (windows 10) with my current windows 7 (installed in drive C) but it says the volume is in use by another process but it refused.
Drive C: - windows 7, still functioning properly
Drive D - where windows 8.1 is located and upgraded to windows 10 but failed, currently cannot detect any os when i boot from drive D: , and cant format the drive.

I know its really stupid and complicated the way i installed my windows 8.1 with my windows 7 intact, but I'm worried if the installation failed, I have no backup computer to fall back. Is there any suggestions that I can do?

Answer:Windows 10 crashed during Upgrade. Unable to detect operating system.

Try booting Windows 7 to Safe Mode (F8) then see if you can format D: from there. Do a quick format, full format is not needed.

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Firstly I should say that I am primarily a mac user, and it is not my laptop I am posting about. Although I am reasonably knowledgable about Windows, I haven't used it since XP, about four years ago, and so am pretty rusty.

Basically, my girlfriends computer randomly turned off about a week ago, she assumed it was a dead battery, plugged it in, and then when it turned back on it wouldn't boot displaying error message: missing operating system.

As it is a Dell laptop it didn't come with any installation discs, and I totally forgot to even make a repair disc when we got the laptop. I managed to get hold of a Windows 7 Installation Disc and license key for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit through my university. I think the laptop was previously running Windows 7 Home Premium, but that's all I know, and I'm not entirely sure of that fact.

Anyway, burnt the .iso to disc and have tried to boot several times from DVD Drive. The laptop loads the files from the DVD fine, and gets as far as the "Starting Windows" screen, where it seems to get stuck for a few minutes, until it becomes a black screen with just a cursor (the cursor still moves). This also happens with an 64 bit repair DVD I also managed to get hold of.

Any ideas on what I should or can do next?


Answer:Missing Operating System - Booting from installation disc doesn't work

Welcome To Windows Seven Forums.

Please have a look at this excellent tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I had to download the updated drivers for my computer that has windows 2000 loaded on another computer. The drivers were too big to copy to a 3 1/4 floppy, so I copied the drivers to a cd disc. When I try to update the drivers using the cd disc, the pop up screen say "this is not a valid mfg hardware update." I know they are valid because I copied them from the mfg website. How can I get these drivers installed in c:\winnt folder since the first place the installation looks for is files that are under this particular folder first and then ask if you have disk. Any help will be gladly apppreciated. Thanks


Answer:Trying to get modem, video, and audio to work with Windows 2000 operating system

Hi ja50us, Welcome to TSG !!

I did the exact same thing. I downloaded the new drivers for mine to CD (video, MB, audio, nic, etc.). I opened device manager, Right clicked the device I wanted, selected properties. Clicked on update driver, Then pointed to the cd. Found the driver and installed it. Did that for each one.

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I just reinstalled Vista with the factory Reinstallation DVD that came with the computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) and now I can't get the WI-FI to work. "Network adapters" does not appear in the Device Manager. From what I've read, it seems as though I need to install the wireless/WIFI drivers, but there are three problems: 1) The Dell support site with the drivers doesn't seem to be working (please provide direct link if you can get a working one. 2) I don't know EXACTLY what drivers to download. 3) I don't know how to install the drivers once downloaded (from what I've read, it's apparently not as simple as just double-clicking and installing.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my cousin's computer that I'm helping him with.

Configuration: Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System

Answer:Can't get Dell Inspiron 1525 WIFI to work after Operating System reinstall

There is a service tag # on the Dell computer that should take you to the correct drivers.

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I've set it up and cannot receive mail because I've entered wrong information in the configurimng.How do I open the pages to correct this ?Please help. Best wishes. Derek Miles.

Answer:Linux - RE-configure Evolution.

I don't use evolution myself - but usually (like most email clients) with Linux there will be a tab at the top with settings or options as the heading and one of these will take you to the page to change/add/amend your email account details

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I just installed Gentoo distro of linux onto my laptop. Kernel I installed with is 2.4.28.
When I try to configure Xorg I'm able to "emerge xorg-x11" fine but when I try "Xorg -configure" it just goes blank for a second then comes back with "Fatal server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting" messagee. What is going on here?

Laptop specs:
15.4" (1280x800) LCD
ACER 2012WLMI model
mobility 9700
512MB pc2700 ram
Pentium-M 1.5GHZ

and I don't think rest specs are important. If anyone can help me here it would be appreciated.

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Is the SSD upgrade procedure the same as the old X1 Carbon ? What is the part number for the current 512GB SSD module ?


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Answer:New type X1 Carbon SSD upgrade to 512GB - Same procedure as old X1 Carbon ?

Read these documents:

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I have a Dell Latitude 13 7350 2 in 1 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and I'm trying to install the multi-touch drivers from the Dell site which are listed as version 10.1207.101.113 ,A06 and compatible with Win10 x64 however when I run the installer I get the error 'This software is not compatible with your operating system.  Click Ok to exit setup'
I've tried downloading again in case it was a corrupt download but same on the second attempt, I've extracted the files and run the Vi64\DPinst.exe install which seemed to work fine although I'm not seeing any difference in control panel, the mouse version isn't updated and I'm not seeing any applet for the touchpad to configure it (although I know that's not always the case now).
Any tricks for running the installer and is it possible to get more options to customise the touchpad?  The main problem is simply that I want to disable the pinch to zoom.

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Hi, I'm new to Linux so bare with me, here we go.

Since I have win 7 64bit installed, I thought that it would be correct to
use Linux 64bit too, wrong!!!

The DOS works only with 32bit(BIOS f.34), so I downloaded the
Linux Mint 12 KDE 32bit, and this one works like a charm.

The problem is, and here is my question,

How do I configure wi-fi in Linux?

It asks for some information like a MAC address and some other stuff, of which I have little or no clue.

But this MAC address really confuses me because it seems like there are many kinds:



Router MAC ID



Answer:How to configure wi-fi in Linux mint, 32bit?

Go to the Terminal, try command MintWifi

You may or may not need NDISWRAPPER.

This method worked for me:

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I have a laptop  (HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1195ca) which required a recovery effort to restore the OS.  Unfortunately the recovery failed and I had to purchase a copy of Windows 10 to get the laptop operational for my daughter going back to school.  I put the MS install of windows 10 on the machine and it operates fine but all of the HP tweaks are not present and the SSD drive is not configured  to help the processor like it was originally. I have attempted to install as much of the software for the machine as I can but it still is not working right. IS there any way I can configure the SSD drive from within the windows 10 install? If I purchase the original factory WIn8 restore disc/USB, will it restore the original setup of the SSD? Please help.  

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Been unable to install the following updates.

KB952004, KB956572, KB958690, KB959426, KB959772, KB960225 and KB60803.

Tried to install these updates many times since their release and every time they seem to download fine. The problem occurs on restart where it jumps from

Configuring updates Stage 1 of 3 to Configuring updates Stage 3 of 3

Then it says that updates didn't configure properly and reverts the changes.

Please can anyone help? This is getting beyond a joke now.

Answer:Updates wont configure properly

Hello MemoryCrisis, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure what the problem may be, but you might see if only installing them 1 or 2 at a time may allow them to be installed instead.

Hope this helps,

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Why did my deployment of Windows 2012 fails with the error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot
proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." OR I have components that didn't install drivers that are in my driver package?
example error in setuperr.log (from %windir%\Panther) shows the following failure information:
Error  CBS Startup: Failed to process advanced operation queue, startupPhase: 0.  Primitives are still pending. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]

Do I need to update latest KMDF if mean please share for windows server 2012

Pandiyan Muthuraman

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I bought a Satellite L500-19C with Windows 7 64 bits and I'm having troubles with the configuration of the keyboard for the correct use of portuguese language.

When I try to accent a letter,par example "a", I get aside "~~" instead of the accent above the letter. I've checked all configurations from Windows and Toshiba SW and everything seems to be fine tuned to portuguese (Portugal).

Please help me in the way to correct it.

Answer:Satellite L500-19C - How to configure keyboard properly?


Normally you can change the keyboard layout if navigate to control panel > Keyboard. There you should add the keyboard layout that you want and remove all other layouts that you don?t want.

After this the keyboard should work properly.

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Since my return from near non-existence, my parents bought another router to (extend/repeat the wireless signal).

Here is what I have and what I've done so far...

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router (updated firmware version: 1.34NA 2010-04-16)


D-Link DAP-1360 Wireless N Range Extender (firmware Version: V1.02 2009-10-09)
used WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) was added successfully, but the issue is I cannot seem to copy the mac address from the DIR-655 to the DAP-1360, so when you seek a wireless connection in my household, you see 2 different wireless signals, when all I should see is one (very strong) wireless connection.

I used the same SSID name, channel, and encrypted with WPA2-Personal synced 100% clock and all, except the mac address is different.

I have searched high and low for an answer and if anyone here can help me, I would be truly grateful.
Thank you in advance.

Ps- I can post screen shots if requested.

Answer:Can't configure D-Link wireless repeater properly

Does the extender have a setting to "Bridge" the two devices?


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Hi, I recently downloaded the Wubi Installer for Linux Ubuntu 9.04 and it has been working fine with Windows XP (SP3), I installed it onto a new partition. Shortly after I decided to do a full restore using Samsung Recovery Solution III on my Samsung NC10 netbook, which must have removed something that was used to dual boot Linux. This was my first experience with dual booting so I don't know what the Wubi installer changed to make dual booting possible originally.

Could someone tell me what I have to change or download to get it dual booting correctly again please?

Thanks in advance =)

Answer:Re-configure dual boot with Linux after XP full restore

Download SuperGrub. It will fix most probs.
To avoid your prob , in future load Xp onto the first partition of the first hard drive then install Linux.

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This may should like a stupid question but I am not sure so I felt that i should seek assistance from on of the most reliable places I know of.

I have a system that I want to give away but i cant give it away with the current operating system as it is under educators license. Currently the system is running windows xp pro. It is possible to put my older operating system back on the machine. I have been told that I can't by several people but I figured if anyone would know the people in here would ..

I appreciate any and all help with this.

Answer:operating system question about going back to prior operating system

yes you can. if you have NTFS and want to put back win98 or winME you need to format the volume with FAT32. you can use a win98 or winME startup diskette. or you can download one from .

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Hi-I bought a used Dell Optiplex 780 with no o/s installed to replace my old Dell Dimension 3000.  I have a brand new copy of Windows 7 to install on it.  I've reinstalled xp on my old computer 2 or 3 times so I'm not completely new to this but, I thought I'd try to find out as much as possible before I begin.  Any advice will be appreciated.  I am wondering - when I connect the keyboard, mouse and monitor to the Optiplex with no o/s, will it recognize the components so that I can begin the installation of Windows 7?

Answer:installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed


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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?


Answer:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Apps not starting properly, sys. recov. doesn't work, can't shut down properly, etc..

no replies yet?

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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I just got this great X1 Carbon Touch with i7 and Win 7 Pro.  When I close the lid or even manually triy to put it to sleep, it shuts the screen off, but the machine stays on the first time it did this I threw it in my bag and when I pulled it out 30 min or so later it was almost to hot to touch and the fan was screaming.  I had to manually shut it down.  It generally does not happen frist time after boot, it is generally the 3-4 th time or more. So very unpredictable.

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Dear all, I'm wondering if anyone made ALS work in linux, preferrably Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I can see some work was done for IdeaPad and HP's ALS, but cannot find anything useful for X1 Carbon 3rd Gen. Maybe someone came across useful link?

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As per the topic name - I have disabled the trackpad in the BIOS (I only use trackpoint) in order to save some extra battery, but it looks like the trackpad is still recognised and working in Linux.  Is there something wrong with the BIOS setting? Is it working at all?

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