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want to change from win7 to vista on netbook

Question: want to change from win7 to vista on netbook

please god- will you help me to install vista on my toshiba netbook? i cant even change the wallpaper on thi dang thing. please help me... <3

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Preferred Solution: want to change from win7 to vista on netbook

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Answer: want to change from win7 to vista on netbook

Why bother? They're practically the same thing, only Win 7 is better. Take the time to learn how to use it.http://www.ehow.com/how_5603387_cha...If you have Win7 Starter Edition (common in Netbooks), M$ deliberately disabled the option to change wallpaper. If that's what you have, you'll have to install a 3rd party program. There are several available, here's one of them:http://www.techspot.com/guides/264-...

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HI , reading answers of people , i guess that they have been in computer for many yaers. im 13n didnt know much . I have changed my win xp icons into vista n 7 except some. I want my win look like vista n 7 so, i need a new icon on my start menu { of vista or 7} . I know that any .gif or other file isnt there. Can anyone please edit the file for me? .....please. If then ,also, please provide the whole info like which file should i replace for the newer 1.if anyone wanna help me please write your cmmnt n then ill give my e-mail id so that he/she can send that file.

Answer:Change XP start menu icon to Vista or Win7

If you want your XP machine to look like Windows 7 then your best bet would be to install something like Window Blinds or another program into which you can place 'themes'.Just Google "Window Blinds" and take a look at the first link which comes back. I wouldn't recommend you try and change the start button yourself because that involves playing around inside the registry, and unless you know what you're doing in there, you could really mess up your PC!good luck

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I have a samsung netbook (doesn't everyone?) that has a starter version of windows 7. I've not purchased any upgrade to the full version but was worrying if a starter version of windows 7 is handicapped by bit being uodatable to sp1? Should I uograde? Thanks

Answer:Netbook update win7?

I have a Samsung netbook and upgraded it to Win7 Home Premium from the starter edition and then installed SP1. No problems and works fine. I also upped the Ram to 2Gb

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Hi everyone.

I have a problem, i've searched the web and this forum but still haven?t found a solution.

Here's the deal...

I have a Toshiba NB500 with Windows 7 Starter installed... and a lot of "trash" Toshiba programs and tools, and Office Demos... :S
The HDD is partinioned in 2, with a 3rd one hidden (about 200MB).
I want to format the partitions into only one, and then install a fresh Windows 7 Home Basic.
The thing is, the netbook doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive. Plus, the Bios bootable device only shows HDD, FDD and LAN.

(Why the hell is there a FDD option if there's any Floppy drive???)

So, there's no USB boot option.

Why can i perform a clean Win7 install with formatting partitions options, as it was an instalation from DVD?

Answer:How install Win7 on netbook - no CD-ROM, no USB

Do you have a USB Pen Drive?



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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
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Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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Hey guys,

I have a netbook with the standard specs; 1.66GHz, 1Gb ram ..
I am looking for an anti-virus that is light on the processor and is effecient aswell as being good for keeping me safe online.

Any suggestions; oh forgot to mention i would prefer only free solutions!
Thanks, amcc

Answer:What antivirus for my netbook (Win7) ?

I've recently started using http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/, and have been very impressed with it so far.

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my Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Netbook loads up ok shows icons on the left but theres no taskbar at the bottom cant get net with it or go onto windows please help

Answer:Dell netbook won't let me onto Win7

have you tried a system restore.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Question: Slow Win7 netbook

I'm troubleshooting Jack's Win7 HomePrem 64bit netbook which seems to have slow performance.  I'm using TeamViewer remotely and have made some changes to reduce resource use.  It was running AVG & MSE, now it is running Avast Free 2015 and AVG & MSE have been uninstalled. MBAM is used on demand and Spybot S&D is configured to not run in realtime, but just on demand.  I have the TV configured to allow me to be able to login to either user unassisted after boot, as Jack is frequently not available to help on the netbook end.  Maybe the slowness is just because of the resources, as I'm not finding any problem malware, just occasional low threat PUPs.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Jack (administrator) on JACK-LT on 05-04-2015 00:16:16
Running from C:\Users\Public\Downloads\Bleeping\FRST
Loaded Profiles: Jack (Available profiles: Jack & Logan)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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Answer:Slow Win7 netbook

Hello Mike Easter and welcome to BleepingComputer!         
 
My name is Sirawit and I'm here to help you.
 
Please note that I'm currently in training and my fixes need to be approved first, that may delay our fix a bit, but I will normally reply back in 24 hours.
 
If I don't reply after 3 days, feel free to PM me.          
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I have an MSI Wind U100 (160GB HD, 2GB RAM) that runs XP. We just use it in the kitchen for emails and web mostly, so we don't have anything of value stored on it.

I've heard that the easiest way to upgrade from XP to 7 is to first upgrade to Vista.

Also, with no disk drive, I will have to download 7 and won't be able to ISO it to a disk.

Can you folks suggest the simplest way to upgrade from XP to 7 on a netbook?

Thanks.

Answer:Easiest way from XP to Win7 on Netbook

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drjim


I have an MSI Wind U100 (160GB HD, 2GB RAM) that runs XP. We just use it in the kitchen for emails and web mostly, so we don't have anything of value stored on it.

I've heard that the easiest way to upgrade from XP to 7 is to first upgrade to Vista.

Also, with no disk drive, I will have to download 7 and won't be able to ISO it to a disk.

Can you folks suggest the simplest way to upgrade from XP to 7 on a netbook?

Thanks.


I don't know who told you about going to Vista first but that is nonsense...

You have to perform a clean installation to go from XP to 7 (clean install...no upgrade)

Go out and get yourself a 4GB flash drive (around $20 at Wal-Mart) and you will be able to load the Windows 7 image on the drive and use it to format/install 7 onto the netbook

Here are some tutorials to look at:

Clean Install Windows 7

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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My father is running an older version of windows that was preinstalled on his netbook. He is looking to upgrade to Win7 but I'm wondering how to do this. His netbook does not have an optical drive. My guess is that I could install an upgrade copy online but will that wipe all data or just copy over? If I install Win7 to his netbook, I'm looking to wipe it all and start fresh.
 

Answer:Installing Win7 on a netbook...?

You can clean install from USB, but, being a netbook, even if you upgrade it to 2GB of ram, dont expect it to work better than it does on XP, regardless of ppl misinformation.
 

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Hi. I want to install Win7 32bit Pro on my netbook...but it doesn't have any disc drives. Do I need to set up an external DVD drive with the installer on the DVD, or can I do this with a USB drive or...?

Answer:Win7 Install on Netbook

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan


Hi. I want to install Win7 32bit Pro on my netbook...but it doesn't have any disc drives. Do I need to set up an external DVD drive with the installer on the DVD, or can I do this with a USB drive or...?



USB will work fine

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Novice here but will try and explain my problem the best i can and hope for some help!
Im on a samsung nc10 netbook that come with xp. I have installed windows 7 a few weeks ago, installed all drivers and updated the firmware to the win 7 ones on the samsung website. I have been relativey happy with it except it runs slow compared to xp when i expected it to be faster.

well yesterday out of the blue, the laptop crashed. it wouldnt do anything so i had to turn the power off. when i turned it back on i was just met by a black screen. turned it off and left it for half hour and then turned it back on. It booted up with the option for safe mode etc. thought i would run it in safe mode and then run virus checker. Did that but after a minute the laptop bluescreened and then rebooted.
I left it to my other half last night who opened it up as he reckons it might have over heated due to dust etc. He says other than a bit of dust and a lot of CPU paste everything looked fine.

Today, The laptop stays on when it nots doing anything but as soon as you start loading programs etc. after a few minutes it bluescreens. Ive managed to write one message down but the screen doesnt stay on very long before re-booting. DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. It doesnt make any sense to me other than the driver bit so im assuming the problem might be down to a driver? Cant understand how as its been working for weeks.

Any ideas? if not i will just try re-instlling win7 again and see what happens.
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Answer:win7 netbook bsod help please

Hi. Here's how to post a crash dump. We can have a look.

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Hello!

My problem is the following, I'm sorry if it's silly, but I really need to be sure about it.

I have an Asus EEE pc, it has two harddrives in it, C: with the OS on it, and D: with any other stuff. I'd like to reinstall Win7 (from the hidded partition) with formatting the hard drive. I've put everything I need on the D: drive, because I think that if I format the hard drive during the installation it will only format the system drive and not the other one. Am I right about it?

I need a sure answer about it because if there's a chance that the reinstallation might format the other drive too then I have to copy everything to usb drives, dvds, etc.

Thank you!

Answer:Reinstalling Win7 on netbook with two harddrives

Why format at all? Just run "setup.exe" from the media you are using while in Windows and pick "Custom Install" it will move all most of the C drive to Windows.old and leave the D drive alone. No fears or worries.

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I have a Windows 7 (Starter) netbook and a Windows XP (Home Premium) desktop. The desktop does not have any wifi devices, and I don't want to get any. My netbook does, however. Would there be any way to connect the 2 with an ethernet cable so my desktop would get Internet through my netbook?

Answer:Tether Win7 netbook to XP desktop?

If you open the start menu and search "Network and sharing center", you will open a screen where in the middle you can "Set up a new connection". Click it, and from there a new wizard pops up. Scroll down and look for "Ad-hoc". You should be able to pick it up from there.

Good luck!

EDIT: I just read that you want a wired connection D: [BRB]

EDIT2: Okay, try this:

First, establish a network connection between your two computers.

From your laptop, click the Wi-Fi icon on the lower right of the taskbar. Right click the internet connection your connected to, click status, then click properties (this requires admin rights).

On the Sharing tab, check "Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection".

Check your desktop's connection and verify conectivity to the internet.

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Elitebook 2530p no optical driveI Wiped the harddrive using diskkill and I'm now trying to install Windows 7 via Usb key.Usb Key is tested and boots on my pc Boots to a blank screen with the cursor flashing. I've booted ubuntu and all hardware is fine. And can see the harddrive Reset Bios to factory defaultsWhat do I do next

Answer:Reinstall Win7 on Netbook after wiped HDD

Oh and I have copy of Windows 7 Full Home Premium 32 bit and 64. neither will boot

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my e350 machine just crashed.it cant start.when i start am told to insert a bootable disk and press any key but it does not have a disk drive.it is a netbook.

Answer:How to reinstall win7 on eMachine netbook

reboot and tap the f8 key, choose last known good config, if that fails system restoreyou may even have the option to a factory restore which manufacturer is the machine? go the web site and look up factory restore. might be Alt+F10 at boot.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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hi,
i have recently bought an asus eee pc with windows 7 starter. i have been a mac user for the last 5 years, and would very much like to run my old programs (garage band etc) on my netbook. is there a safe/legal way to run both operating systems, and if so, where do i begin?

many thanks

nick

Answer:is there a legal and safe way to run a mac os on my win7 netbook?

Short answer: No.
See this article:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f65/help-installing-apples-os-x-on-a-pc-aka-how-to-build-a-hackintosh-130328.html

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Hello,
I've bought an Acer Aspire One and it has Meego on it, so I want to install Win 7. Considering it hasn't got CD/DVD, I copied the Win7 installation files on a USB flash, set up BIOS to boot from USB, but when it tries to boot it from USB it says "invalid or damaged Bootable partition".
What do I do? I haven't got the slightest idea. Tried to Google it out but didn't manage to find the answer.
I suppose all I have to do is make a good bootable USB, but how?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Installing Win7 over Meego on a netbook

Hi, did you just drag the files from the disk to the USB, if so that will not work.

Try this guide:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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How can i fix this problem when i don't have an external cd/dvd drive to use recovery disc? do you have the software to download to a usb drive?

Answer:Bootmgr is missing on netbook win7

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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I have an acer netbook, but I'm not sure what kind it is. There are only 2 choices for resolution, so I can't see most websites with either one. How can I get better resolution?

Answer:Better Win7 Resolution for Acer netbook

You`ll need to update it`s graphics controller`s drivers....what`s your motherboard model ?Google is your friendwww.google.com-----------------------Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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Anyone have any experience doing this? What did you notice?
The net book is your standard N450 pine trail. Would I notice a decent increase in performance going to WinXP over this Starter crap?

Or hell even Win2000. Still have a copy of this from college software bundles lol
 

Answer:Should I put WinXP Pro on a Win7 Stater netbook?

Win 7 Starter sucks. I'd go with a full version of XP any day of the week.
 

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I've got a laptop setup for QUAD BOOT with XP Home, XP Pro, Vista and Win7 build 7000.

Can anyone tell me how to, or point me to a guide that shows how to, remove the quad boot and go back to just the XP bootloader? I want to eliminate the Vista and Win7 loads from this machine.

Thanks so much in advance!

(By the way, I tried googling, just couldn't seem to come up with the right keywords for the search!)

Answer:XPHome/XPPro/Vista/Win7 Quad boot - how to remove Vista and Win7?

Easiest way is backup and reinstall. You would have to edit the boot.ini file and remove the partitions manually. If they are primary, you probably won't see them.

First backup.

Boot into Each operating system and change the C: label to XPPro_C, Vista_C, Win7_C, and XPHome_C. This way you can tell the OS partitions apart. In XPHome_C, login as administrator. Go into Disk Management and see if you can see all four partitions. Then, you can delete Vista and Win7. In boot.ini in the XPHome_C drive should be boot.ini. It might be hidden, you could just edit out the two OS. It should work. It could crash. So backup first.

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win 7 - chkdsk - netbook - no dvd drive
- need usb bootable flash drive with chkdsk


Netbook was fried (and just out of warranty).
Normally, put in the O/S (dvd) or at least boot to the repair partition.
But since the drive is "just about gone", it would be nice to try a CHKDSK and see if something is saveable (like the data and possibly the O/S still works?)

Any ideas? Researched ultimatebookcd (usb version) and it does not have chkdsk. Or is there a different windows 7 version?

Answer:win7 netbook no dvd chkdsk? boot flash?

I would run diagnostics on the drive . .

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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My daughter bought a new Asus eeePC netbook. It came w/ Win 7 'starter'. She has the full version of Win 7 Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit - was told to use 32-bit) and wants to put it on the new netbook. (Her previous netbook was a HP and handled it fine but didn't come pre-loaded w/ Win7 starter).
It seems the "paths" MS has doesn't want to 'let' her do this.

She would like to keep a few of the Asus apps - which I guess means she doesn't want to completely re-format.
Is there a way to install Win7 Ultimate without refomatting? Or, if she must re-format, is there a way to recover/re-install some of the Asus apps?

Any help would be appreciated (since I'm off today and have a little time to tackle this! )

Oh, also, we did upgrade the ram to 2GB from the 1GB pre-installed.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Upgrading from Win7 Starter to Win 7 Ult (32bit) on new netbook

What model?
This is the Windows 7 section of the eeepc users forum (ASUS netbook owners) http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewforum.php?id=67
If you give me the model, I can probably do a better job of searching.

I own a 701 running Xandros so I'm no help on the windows end of it but I can point you to possibly helpful threads. (Yes, the plodr you see posting there is me).
 

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I hit the french instead of enlish when setting up my emachine how do I change it to english

Answer:Win7 emachine netbook in french want english

control panel, region and languagei hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hello,

I have had the netbook about 7 months or so now and it has been fine up untill about a month or so ago. It has started to crash (BSOD) quite often. It almost always (95%) of the time BSOD's when ever I first boot, however once it restarts it does not happen on boot.

The BSODS (other than at boot) seem to be completely random and are often graphically distorted versions of the BSOD or a black screen or something similar. It will then immediately restart.

The netbook originally had Windows 7 Starter and it was because of the BSODS I decided to install a copy of Windows 7 home. I have updated most of the drivers, including graphics and WLAN, etc. I have not installed chipset or bios drivers. I have also upgraded the memory to a 2Gb module, however this was done immediately after purchase and worked fine for many months after.

I have zipped up and attached some of the most recent dump files, hope you guys can shed some light on the matter as i'm getting close to throwing it out the window.

Thanks
Lee

Answer:Netbook Samsung NC110 BSOD (win7)

System info attached.

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I bought A laptap A few months ago, I can't read my product key. It is worn off.

Answer:Win7 product key has worn off my Acer netbook

anything pertaining to new laptops as far as serial numbers or product keys go are suspicious, as thefts are rampant.1- Contact the reseller and ask what it is.2- download and run SIWSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi allI need help: my new netbook's 160Gb HD running under W7 Starter Edition cannot be partitioned : the HD was already divided into 4 partitions at the origin and Paragon Partition Manager refuses to proceed to further partition.The HD appears as "Local Drive (C:)" and "Local Drive (D:)" in Windows. Files and programs are all on Drive (C:). Drive (D:) hosts a unique file named "VC_RED" , containing about 50 documents with the extensions .RTM or .dll.The point is I want to install Linux on the second Drive (D:).Can these VC_RED files be transfered on drive (C:) without altering Windows, so I can use drive (D:) to install Linux ?Thank you for help !Raoul

Answer:Can't partition Win7 Netbook for Linux instal

Maybe. Might look at registry for any entry that says vc_red. If any then you would have to edit to the new location. Some files can never be moved. They are set by some odd programs to thwart copying. Could head over to pendrivelinux.com for some tips to make flash drive installs. They would work almost as well as your hard drive installs. And you can carry them to other systems.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Calling any fellow tech geeks - I need some help! :(

Installed Win 7 (ultimate) on a refurbished netbook I got. It was working fine before the install now the resolution is 600 x 800 (ech) with no ability to switch to the native resolution of 1028 x 600 (I believe those are the #'s, don't remember by heart but Im sure you'd understand)...

Also wifi access seems to be lost. And even after reinstalling the wireless driver for the card it has, it fails to find internet connections. I read that I could enable the wireless card (incase it was somehow disabled) through BIOS but I have no idea how to do that within the BIOS menu. I've tried many things but the resolution & wireless are killing me... Any ideas how to fix this? Please let me know.

Acer Aspire One netbook / Win 7 OS. No idea what the graphics card is. Shoot maybe I should have downloaded its drivers too... I'll get on that. The website for drivers has sooo many (4 drivers for wireless cards) and I dunno which to install. Im using my sisters laptop & transferring the files to it bc theres no net access at all.

Help? Whoever understands these things. :(

Answer:Help! Installed Win7 (netbook) & settings messed up!

There are more than 20 models in the Aspire One range, so first make sure you select the exact model on the Acer support page.

Then select Windows 7 Ultimate x32 from the drop-down selection box.

That will reduce the choice of drivers considerably and you should see only those which apply to your model for that version of Windows.

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wireless adaptor has disappeared from device manager Netbook aspire one 532h-2268 0912 win7

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where would be a good place to go get a charger in Cleveland, Ohio for a Windows 7 Starter Mini 2102 10.1" Laptop?

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 Mini Netbook Charger

and welcome to the Forum

What brand is this netbook?

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but anyway...
Quite a while ago i swapped my old 19" monitor for my older Samsung 24" LCD 720P TV, its not bad as a monitor but i have a few issues.
Since then i am unable to access the BIOS since my BIOS splash does not display so i cannot see what key i press for what feature i want from the motherboard....
Also the Windows 7 orb splash is now the Vista green bar. This was fine before the monitor change, i have not needed to repair my system so the bootloader locale is fine. Can anyone help me with this? It would be really appreciated
Cheers, lindsaymobil22

Answer:Change of monitor, no BIOS splash, Win7 splash now Vista one....

When you need to go in to BIOS or do a startup repair, plug your monitor back in.

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i am not really great with comps so need step by step basic instructions my ex has put a password on netbook so i cant use it how do i change the password i typed few different names in and it said welcome and then says wrong user name or passwordplease help mexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Answer:need to change password to get into my netbook

I'd suggest you ask the person that did that. It may be criminal to do that even if you are or were married. If they don't want to offer help then I'd worry that some other issue is there. Do you have files on it that you want to keep? If not then consider just restoring it to the way it was when new. Hopefully you made disks if needed or know how to perform a recovery. A complete reload would help assure you that no malware or spyware has been left on it.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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My sons netbook was infected with 'win7 security 2011'. I had AVG installed but it and Malwarebytes were stopped from opening up. I was able to uninstall AVG and install Avast antivirus on the netbook and through a bootscan, I was able to detect and remove a number of infections.
I got Malwarebytes to open but not update. I scanned and removed a couple of infections which appeared to remove this Win7 infection. However, now this netbook can still not connect to the internet via wireless or ethernet connection.
I contacted my internet provider and was able to reset the winsock. This did not change the ipconfiguration to allow the netbook internet access, the ip address would still set to the incorrect ip address, not that of the modem. After other attempts with my provider, they determined that they could not longer help me and the problem was in the netbook and not the modem. My other computers are connected to the internet, just not this netbook.

After I copied the sysinfo I see that AVG is still listed, but not that I can see in the programs section of the control panel. The Avast symbol is seen down by the clock of the lower right of the monitor.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 140232 MB, Fre... Read more

Answer:win7 security 2011 netbook connectivity issue

well, I tried a system restore to a previous date and that did the trick.
 

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Just bought used Acer Aspire One Happy2-13647 netbook with Win7 Home Premium fresh install. I installed my own copy of MS Office 2003. Ran Windows Update. Results say there are 177 "important" updates to install, but most are for "x64-based systems." Are these necessary when my netbook OS is Win7 32-bit? BTW, my netbook has an Intel atom N570 CPU which is 64-bit capable, but max RAM is only 2GB, so not practical to attempt an upgrade to 64-bit OS. I plan to stay with the 32-bit OS currently installed. Thanks.

Answer:Are Win7 x64-based updates needed on netbook running 32-bit OS?

Do not install them no matter what. If you install the updates for x64 it will mess up your system real bad.

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ok please help me guys im so frustrated im about to uninstall windows 7 because its still showing windows xp anyway i don't care about win7 it would be great but ok my husband bought this for me and the man said "i installed win 7 on it already" so he charged him 175 for the netbook and now i can't connect to the wifi around my house, yet my big laptop does. help me please.

Answer:bought netbook winxp,installed win7 now netbo

go to control panel and open up device manager. Under network adapters make sure there are no "!" and that your network adapter is installed. If not then you need to install the driver. If driver is installed and you have a password to get on your router/network make sure the password is entered correctly on your netbookPlease keep us updated so we know if we helped you or not.

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i have a dell mini 9 with an 8 GB SSD, i want to buy a 32 GB SSD, transfer over Kubuntu, then install windows 7 ultimate, i just need to know if i have to install windows first, then copy over Kubuntu, then reinstall GRUB, or copy over Kubuntu, install windows 7, then reinstall GRUB? or do i have to install windows 7, then install kubuntu, then some how access the 8 GB SSD, and then transfer the data over to Kubuntu?
 

Answer:duel boot win7 and kubuntu netbook edition

http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual+boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony
 

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Trying to figure out what is wrong with this Gateway Netbook for a friend. We've tried scanning it with various antivirus programs, it kept rebooting. Finally got a couple to run through, found a few things, can access the internet again, but still getting this tab that opens on its own with the URL of consumernewsonline.org and when you try to close the tab, it pops up asking if you are sure, blah blah blah. It has been a supposed antivirus thing as well as a "work from home kit".

Anyway, I followed the instructions on the MUST read page about running HijackThis, DDS, and GMER.exe. I can get HJT to run a scan, but then it just shuts down. No notepad file or log no matter if I just scan with or without a log, in safe mode or not in safe mode. I can get DDS and GMER to run, so I'm posting those here. Is it absolutely necessary to have the HJT log here or can anyone tell me whats going on without it?

DDS.txt file:
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 20:29:12.52 on Wed 09/29/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.200 [GMT -4:00]

AV: My Security Shield *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {DE06E198-0BA1-4CEE-B144-A7B189641699}
FW: My Security Shield *enabled* {EF661568-CC6E-419B-B7B8-8BB4EADD2CA7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.ex... Read more

Answer:Trojan/Malware? Win7 Netbook Infected - Can't Run HijackThis

bump...Anyone?
 

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hi, is sony VAIO VPCM111AX/W Netbook -Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz 2GB RAM 250GB HD accommodate or handles the windows7 ultimate smoothly? how many applications can be use to this netbook? coz i dont want my win7 starter.. i'd rather go on win7 ultimate.. pls let me know the pros and cons.. thanks so much!

Answer:Can netbook Intel Atom handle win7 Ultimate?

You're not the first one thinking of doing this..http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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I use a netbook powered by an Intel Atom processor and 2GB RAM. I'm wondering if it's possible for me to remove the processor and fix in one like intel pentium or a better one for my netbook to be used for effective 3D light gaming. Not Mario stuff. cause the system is so slow even on 2GB RAM
Specs:
Name: HP mini 200
Ram: 2GB
Processor: Intel Atom (x86), 1.6ghz, N2600 (32 bit)
OS: Originally Win 7 (32 bit), I upgraded to 8 (32 bit)
Hard Drive Capacity: 320GB and stuff like that.
pretty sure i supplied the right info. thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Solved: Can I Change My Netbook's Processor?

Never Mind. Just found out it's impossible.
 

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I have a netbook (Samsung N130) running Win 7 Starter. I am thinking of loading Ubuntu 14.04 on it exclusively. Which means Win 7 will be erased when I partition the disk. Tried loading Ubuntu alongside and for some reason it is not happening, even resulting in a crash. I then get the Win7 reloaded by Samsung.
Just in case my Ubuntu load is unsuccessful, I want to reload Win7.
My machine DOES NOT have an optical drive.
I would like to create a Win7 restoration pen drive, ideally. If that is not possible, I shall have to acquire a USB CD/DVD drive. I would like to avoid the added expense.
I can use a computer but am a novice otherwise. I can follow clear instructions, but not jargon-filled ones with steps missing.
Please help

Answer:How to create a bootable restore drive for my Win7 Starter on netbook?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this helps,
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Should be some follow up tutorials listed on the bottom,
Cheers.

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I have a Acer Netbook which has a hidden partition for Windows 7 system recovery. A month ago, I install Linux Ubuntu on the netbook and accidentally deleted the recovery partition during installation.

the netbook is out of warranty, anyone know how to get the win7 starter back?

Answer:reinstall Win7 Starter on a netbook after recovery partition deleted

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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I have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 with manufacturer installed XP Home. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional.Can it be done and what is procedure

Answer:upgrade XP home to Win7 Pro on Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook

You have to do a clean install but your system very likely can't run Windows 7 decently.

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Just got the new netbook. In the start I was asked to chose keyboard layout. I selected US. But later I notice the keyboard has they key symbols of Irish layout. That is for example the @ symbol is not shift + 2 but above the right shift key.I tried to change the layout by control panel > keyboard/ regional language but with no luck.Any suggestion pls? Many thanks!

Answer:Change Netbook keyboard language to British

Prob solved thanks!

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Hello, i was wondering if there are any programs out there or anyways to change the wallpaper on a windows starter. I don't see why they couldn't just add the option in seeing its just to change the wallpaper. Anyways, Thanks in advance.

~Renzadic

Answer:Asus Netbook: Windows Starter: Change Wallpaper

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Renzadic


Hello, i was wondering if there are any programs out there or anyways to change the wallpaper on a windows starter. I don't see why they couldn't just add the option in seeing its just to change the wallpaper. Anyways, Thanks in advance.

~Renzadic



I prefer the second option in this tutorial myself,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

They both work though.

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I've been having this problem for 2 days on my Acer aspire 1 netbook, one night i turned off my netbook and then i turned it on the next morning and now everytime i turn it on i get this black screen that says:

Windows has failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem.
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
3.Click repair your computer
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000f
Info:The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I don't have an installation disc and my netbook does not have a disc slot
I cannot even go into safe mode, and everytime i click repair it brings me back to the black screen!

Can someone please help i wanna use my netbook again this is really frustrating

i have the option of reinstalling windows but that would delete everything

Answer:Windows has failed to start.A recent hardware change..my netbook??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by meh1992


I've been having this problem for 2 days on my Acer aspire 1 netbook, one night i turned off my netbook and then i turned it on the next morning and now everytime i turn it on i get this black screen that says:

Windows has failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem.
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
3.Click repair your computer
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000f
Info:The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I don't have an installation disc and my netbook does not have a disc slot
I cannot even go into safe mode, and everytime i click repair it brings me back to the black screen!

Can someone please help i wanna use my netbook again this is really frustrating

i have the option of reinstalling windows but that would delete everything


You need to make an Ubuntu live usb to boot up into to back up all of your data and then you will have to reinstall. First you are going to have to download the Ubuntu installation image onto another computer: Desktop | Ubuntu

Then, follow this tutorial on how to create the usb: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In.../FromUSBStick/

After that, you will need to reboot your system and set it to boot from the usb flash drive. Don't presss anything unt... Read more

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I have managed to install Windows 10 on my old Samsung N150+ netbook (as an upgrade from Windows 7 Starter). The problem at the moment is that Windows has set the screen resolution to 800x600, and offers no alternatives. The resolution should be 1024x600, so at the moment the display looks stretched. How can I persuade Windows to offer the correct resolution?

Answer:W10 on Samsung N150 netbook: wrong screen resolution; cannot change

Install the video drivers for your GPU, if you can find some.

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I'm using a Toshiba Netbook NB505 running Windows 7 Starter.

When I try installing Canon photo software, the install fails due to the lower resolution setting of the netbook (1024 x 600). I had read elsewhere that a way around this was to go into screen resolution > advanced settings > monitor - and un-check "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display".

That option is grayed out for me. Do any of you guys know why this is grayed-out, or have a work-around for this?

Answer:Change screen resolution on a netbook to install photo software?

This spec sheet from Toshiba shows that as the only resolution available:
Toshiba NB505-N508B Refurbished Netbook
Looks like that Netbook is a bit older, probably back in 2011.

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Hello all,

I have a vaio laptop with a dual boot win7/vista setup. I simply want to format the whole drive back to one large c:\drive, then reinstall windows 7. I have heard horror stories of people saying their boot manager becomes corrupted. or goes missing. I enclose a snapshot of my hard drive config. I would appreciate any advice on this matter.

Thanks

Answer:A fresh win7 install over a win7/vista dual boot system ?

is it the only HDD in the laptop (i used to think 1 was the max but i've been encountering people with two recently)? If so, (and if you want to wipe the hard drive completely (don't forget to deactivate any programs, such as iTunes)) just put the install disc in, boot into it (without booting into windows), choose the install option that isn't 'upgrade' (i think it's 'custom' offhand). when it takes you to the partition manager, click 'advanced' on the bottom bit and delete and format all partitions until you have just one big empty disk.
If that doesn't work or if you think it might not, just boot into a Puppy Linux live cd, open up gparted and select the 'new partition table' tool.

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I am planning to buy a netbook for my niece as her birthday present,however,I hope it would?t cost too much.I heard the GS031001 of GS(GoldSilver Tech)is ok,but I kown little about that,I hope you guys can give me a hand.
Thanks in advance,I prefer the vista O.S.

Answer:looking for a netbook with vista 32/64

Margret, you may be better off with a netbook with Windows 7, have you given that consideration? Vista is a is an old OS.

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I have got the upgrade adviser for xp and vista and i got an ok for the upgrade but can you check that please

Answer:can you get win vista or win 7 on a netbook

yes i think u can

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I have a choice to purchase an 11.6inch netbook with 2GB RAM, Z520 1.3GHZ intel atom processor and 250 GB storage with Vista operating system OR a 1GB RAM (expandable to 2), 1.3 GHZ processor with 160GB storage with XP OS. I've read that vista on a netbook with this type of processor will make it really slow. My primary puropse for a netbook is basic computing: internet and wordprocessing. Is it better to go with the XP and less hardrive?I value any advice/feeback/opinion.sincerely

Answer:xp or vista for 11.6 in netbook?

You posted the same request in the Helproom yesterday, and I responded.click here

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All of a sudden when I try to update Windows Security and SpyBot, both are telling me I am not the administrator. Vista shows that I am in the control panel. Do I need to check/uncheck someplace else? I may have done something wrong trying to get a netbook to connect, I can't get that to work either. The netbook has XP pre-loaded on it, the desktop has Vista. I have cable as my internet provider and the desk top does acknowledge the router I installed for the netbook.
 

Answer:vista administrator help/netbook

Information for advanced users about the changes to the built-in administrator account in Windows Vista. Article here.

You can also create a super administrator. Article here.

Usually you just right click on the programs shortcut and choose run as admin.
 

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Hello all, I tried as best I could to search on this and saw a few similar threads but still cant get this to work right.

As the tittle says, I have a HP desktop that came with Vista, I partitioned my C drive (which already had a small partition from HP for the recovery stuff labeled D and made a "S" drive for the Win7 install.

I installed the copy of Win7 i made from the official ISO from MS and it works ok as long as the DVD is still in the drive...it asks to press any key to boot from cd or DVD, I leave it alone then my option screen comes up and I can pick from either vista or win7 just fine. If the DVD is NOT in the drive then the options I have are either vista or "Windows Setup" and in that case I get

File: \$WINDOWS..~BT\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f
selected entry couuld not be loaded cuz missing or corrupt

I tried to do the automatic reapair in the WIN7 installer and sometimes it would come up as finding an error and says it fixed but most of the time it says there is nothing wrong.

Here is what I get from EasyBCD

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=E:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {9a59816e-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
resumeobject {85be1b91-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4... Read more

Answer:Vista/Win7..wont boot Win7 without DVD in drive

I just disconnected the other two drives in my PC (one is an IDE, the other a 1.5 TB sata),,,,, reformatted the partition i made on my main OS drive for the win7 install....re did the whole install process and now it dual boots just fine.

I guess somehow during the install process before some of the boot files got put on the other drive???

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I have a choice to purchase an 11.6inch netbook with 2GB RAM, Z520 1.3GHZ intel atom processor and 250 GB storage with Vista operating system OR a 1GB RAM (expandable to 2), 1.3 GHZ processor with 160GB storage with XP OS. I've read that vista on a netbook with this type of processor will make it really slow. My primary puropse for a netbook is basic computing: internet and wordprocessing. Is it better to go with the XP and less hardrive?I value any advice/feeback/opinion.sincerely,

Answer:XP or Vista for Acer 11.6inch netbook

I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook that has 1Gb RAM and 120Gb hard drive. It has a 1.6 GHz N270 Atom processor, and came with Linux Linpus Lite preinstalled.I took off the Linux and installed Vista Ultimate, and it runs like a dream. It's obviously not as fast as a desktop or laptop, but you don't use these machines for intensive computing - mobile internet access, email, and a few data files is all most people need.My little Acer is a delight, it's small and light, and the build quality is high. The real winner however, is its display. It has an 8.9" screen on which the display is crystal clear and bright - it's astonishingly good.

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I recently picked up an Acer D150-1165 10.1" netbook from Radio Shack for $349. I figured regardless of what OS it was running, it would be nice to have a small, portable machine that I could just pick up and run with or have in my vehicle with me and jump onto the internet via wifi connection to my cell phone and then leach off of my cellular internet connection.

After picking it up, I immediately made restore DVDs of the included XP Home using an external DVD burner and then wiped out the drive, installing XP Pro and Vista Ultimate x32.

XP Pro ran well - as well as it could with 1GB RAM. Vista Ultimate was a snail. Vista looked nice, but, was sluggish as can be!

After learning that this model could be easily upgraded (panels in the bottom give access to HDD, RAM and wireless, just like a REAL laptop, unlike the 8.9" model that required you to tear the entire thing apart to upgrade RAM or HDD!) , I replaced the 1GB RAM with 2GB and 160GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache HDD with a 320GB 7200RPM 16GB Cache HDD. These upgrades were to be done regardless of the OS to ultimately be used.

After upgrading all of that, Vista w/ slipstreamed SP1 ran perfectly! - until I installed all the drivers and Windows Updates. Then, the slug was back.

For running 1 app at a time it was fine, but, even then, the CPU utilization and RAM consumption was all over the board. Task manager's performance monitor looked like an EKG!

I went back to the XP Pro to test - ran NICELY. Multitasking wasn't a... Read more

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I recently acquired an Asus Eee PC netbook from my mom. The computer was corrupted by a virus so the hard drive was wiped. Being a netbook, it doesn't have a CD drive so I followed the steps to install a copy of Vista onto a USB flash drive. So far, so good. The netbook recognized the USB drive in the BIOS and I chose it as the primary boot drive. Now all I get is 'BOOTMGR is missing. Press CTRL + ALT + Delete to restart' and cannot get any further. I tried to redo the process to make the USB drive bootable and it shows it was successful. But now, when I restart the netbook, it goes back to same BOOTMGR message, won't even access BIOS now.
I'm a novice at working on computers and everything I did to get this far was found on different tech forums but I cannot find anything to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Clean install Vista on netbook with USB

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HiI have looked back through old posts as I am sure this will have come up before but can't find anything that will help my problem.I have an XP Samsung NC10 netbook running XP service pack 3. I also have a Vista laptop service pack 1. I have had the 2 connected in the past but had to reformat the netbook due to problems. Now I cannot for the life of me work out how I connected the two before. I have set the required folders to share, have turned on all the required in Vista Network and sharing centre, have renamed the netbook to workgroup , same as the vista laptop. No matter what I do I can't get the vista laptop to show in My Network Places on the netbook.The netbook doesn't show either in vistas network and sharing centre (show full map). I can ping the vista laptop however.I am sure I am not doing something obvious but have spent the last 6 hours trying to work this out. Googling hasn't helped either.Any ideas gratefully received!!!! Cheers

Answer:Networking XP netbook to Vista laptop

Have you configured any firewall software to allow access to the networked computers?

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I have just bought an XP netbook to take to university with me each day as it's small, and I have a vista laptop at home. How do I keep the 2 up to date with each other? I will be wanting to both computers to have the same information on them, ie files, bookmarks, settings, etc etc by the end of the day. Ideally I'd want to just come home, connect them together for a sync and charge, and then unplug them in the morning and go to uni. Is this possible or am I just asking too much? Maybe there is a program out there, or maybe in vista/xp. Can anyone help me please?

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DT (desktop, wired)
LT (laptop, wireless)

DT 1 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main PC)
DT 2 - Windows Vista x86
LT 1 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
LT 2 - Windows 7 Home x64 (work laptop)
-All on the same workgroup-
-All run through D-Link Router-

My issue: I recently upgraded DT 1 to win7 x64 from x86 and now cannot network or homegroup to any of my other computers or wireless printer. Networking was fine in win7 x86. I have tried many internet solutions without success. LT 1 and LT 2 homegroup with each other and network with DT 2 just fine, DT 1 is the only PC excluded from this. I have all my sharing settings set and I have gone through the network set-up many times, fiddled with my router settings a little bit, but came up with nothing.

When I search for other PC's on my network (from DT 1) I find no other PC's or the wireless printer. When I search from any other PC I find and have access to everything except DT 1!

I have Sophos Anti-virus and firewall, disabling the firewall makes no difference (windows firewall already disabled).

I cannot see the wireless printer in the 'network discovery' but it shows up when I need to print and prints just fine.

When I go to: control panel\ network and sharing and click the "see full map"
I can see LT 1 and LT 2 as wireless items, so they do exists, but what gives?

Thanks for your time on this.

Caspersim

Answer:Win7 refuses to network with Win7/ Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Caspersim


DT (desktop, wired)
LT (laptop, wireless)

DT 1 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main PC)
DT 2 - Windows Vista x86
LT 1 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
LT 2 - Windows 7 Home x64 (work laptop)
-All on the same workgroup-
-All run through D-Link Router-

My issue: I recently upgraded DT 1 to win7 x64 from x86 and now cannot network or homegroup to any of my other computers or wireless printer. Networking was fine in win7 x86. I have tried many internet solutions without success. LT 1 and LT 2 homegroup with each other and network with DT 2 just fine, DT 1 is the only PC excluded from this. I have all my sharing settings set and I have gone through the network set-up many times, fiddled with my router settings a little bit, but came up with nothing.

When I search for other PC's on my network (from DT 1) I find no other PC's or the wireless printer. When I search from any other PC I find and have access to everything except DT 1!

I have Sophos Anti-virus and firewall, disabling the firewall makes no difference (windows firewall already disabled).

I cannot see the wireless printer in the 'network discovery' but it shows up when I need to print and prints just fine.

When I go to: control panel\ network and sharing and click the "see full map"
I can see LT 1 and LT 2 as wireless items, so they do exists, but what gives?

Thanks for your time on this.

Caspersim



I am a bit confused. In the a... Read more

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Hi everyone I have a huge puzzle...I'm trying to install Vista home premium x64 on my Acer netbook.I found a tutorial how to make the flash drive bootable and followed it step by step everything worked fine then copied and past there the vista instalation disk and booted...it starts perfectly...it boots from the usb it starts loading the windows files but then it comes the trouble...it tells me that I'm missing some files in the windows and can't continue the install.I tried with 4 different windows's and everytime the same...I tried with both x64 and x32 bit and also with both home premium and ultimate...the same result.The flash drive should be ok because it boots and the windows loads at first...I also tried with and without running the bootsect.exe before I copy the Windows on the flash drive...the same result again.I just don't know what seems to be the problem...please help...I'm relly stock on that

Answer:Install Vista with USB Flash Drive on netbook

Welcome
USB Bootable Vista Installation Flash Thumb Drive
Did you do it like this?

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I am trying to implement a network among a few computers:

1. Windows 7 64 bit desktop
2. Windows 7 Starter netbook
3. Windows Vista laptop

I can see and get access between the 7 and Vista machines without being asked for a password. The two Win 7 machines each ask for network passwords when I try to go to the other. Why do the Win 7 machines need passwords? Is there some compatibility issue between Win 7 Home Premium and Starter? All are in the same workgroup. As far as I can tell I have password requirements turned off.

Answer:Networking Win 7 64 desktop, Win 7 Starter netbook, Win Vista laptop

Are the Windows 7 machines in homegroups? Put them in a common homegroup & try that
What firewall are you running? Have you any settings in firewall or other security software that would prevent access?

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Have made several attempts to upgrade my Samsung N130 from Win XP to Vista simply by putting the disk in when Windows XP is loaded and open and then following the instructions on screen. On inserting the upgrade disk it accepts the licence key but then tells me their will be issues upgrading, but it will accept the upgrade. However, right at the end, after a long and tedious wait, as the installation is virtually complete I get warning messages that 'drivers' and some software could not be loaded. I then end up with a desktop but no icons or start menu - just a desk top screen. Can I upgrade the N130 to Vista or not. Fortunately I have the recovery disk for this netbook to return it to its original Windows XP. What am I doing wrong, or how would you do this upgrade.

Answer:samsung n130 netbook upgrade to Windows Vista

It really is not a good idea to try running Vista on any netbook, they just are not powerful enough. Even if you could overcome the problems you are having with drivers the machine will run so slowly as to make it unuseable. Windows 7 basic will run on it, albeit still not as well as XP. Your best option is to reinstall XP - that's why you will find only a few netbooks preinstalled with Win7 and none preinstalled with Vista."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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In XP I deleted all traces of Skype in the registry except one entry "Legasy Skypeupdate"
Anybody else with same problem?

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I have dell mini inspiron 9
and its os is on external hard drive I want to delete the os from the drive to make it as a storage and install new os for netbook..
windows xp sp3. , the os I want to install..
 

Answer:Netbook's os from external hard drive how to remove to replace new os directly to netbook

When you're booting from the new disk, just delete every hard drive partition.
 

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I have two computers that I want to upgrade. I have a full version of XP on one and Vista Ultimate on another. I have an upgrade copy of Win 7 Ultimate and want to upgrade the Vista computer to it. Will this void my Vista install key? I want to install Vista on my XP computer and then no longer use XP. I also would rather just do the upgrade of Win 7 on my VIsta computer instead of a clean install. I just want to be sure that I'll be able to do this with out messing up my Vista install key.
If I have to I can wipe both and then install XP back on my current Vista compter to do the Win 7 upgrade but would rather not since it is a lot more work and I'll have to start from scratch on the Vista computer. Thanks
 

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Hello all and thanks in advance..

I've burned up over 10 hrs trying to solve this puzzle and scanning through the forums. I haven't found a similar situation w a solution which is why I'm posting.

ISP: Verizon DSL, Westell 6100 modem, Netgear RangeMax router.
Setup works perfectly, bridged modem, Router assigns IP addresses, no worries.

1st machine:
IMac 2GHz Intel Core 2, OS 10.5.8, updated.
Connects perfectly via ethernet and wirelessly, WPA Personal authenticat. Also works using WPA-2.

WEP NOT good: asks for passphrase/key, I enter it as it is set up in the router control panel, it attempts to authenticate, then error reads "Connection Timeout."

2nd machine:
Old IMac PPC G4 1 GHz, OS 10.4.11.
Connects via ethernet through both modem directly and via the router.

WEP NOT good, error reads something like "failed to connect, Try Again?" I don't plan on using WEP, so I haven't looked at that setup in a while. I've been trying to set up the network as WPA. I understand there's some sort of incompatibility issue with the older Macs and WEP.

But... WPA NOT good: similar error to above, not a timeout. My router's broadcast is detected, but this machine cannot connect to it regardless of the authentication. Does NOT work via any WPA (1 or 2) nor WEP. Basically, it doesn't connect wirelessly. It will only connect if there is NO router authentication.

3rd machine:
Netbook, Samsung NC10-14GB, Wireless 802.11 b/... Read more

Answer:Ethernet connects 2 Macs, PC netbook; CAN'T connect wirelessly netbook or old Mac!

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Is there a type of in surance that I can buy?

Answer:Whahe netbook has Squaretrade t if my netbook gets stolen on vacation?

You might wanna asked the people you brought it from.

It would be best to not let people know you have it.

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I have a regular Medion laptop where the HD (40 GB) is in 3 partitions, C,D,and E the D and E for backup and recovery and see that the Medion Netbook (160GB HD) has 2 partions C and D for the same purposes. With these laptops come discs -Operating System Installation CD and Application & Support Disc.

Now the Acer Netbook (120GB HD) has just the C drive with no support CDs of any kind so what is the difference in design of the two? Why should Medion computers have all this itty bitty extra stuff and the Acer ( and probably many others) apparently needing none of it? Do the different systems point to weaknesses or strengths in their designs?

I'm rather perplexed - can anyone enlighten me please?

Answer:Acer Netbook and Medion 97160 Netbook differences

Recovery/restore disks/partitions...are not uniform in the way that they operate. Different manufacturers have different preferences.

Some computer system manufacturers use a recovery/restore mechanism that involves small, additional partitions...some don't.

The respective owner's manual and manufacturer's website should contain exact details of how these mechanisms work.

Louis

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I want to broadcast a wi-fi connection (assuming ad-hoc?) over my 1015PEM netbook and at the same time have the netbook connected to the internet using a USB 3g modem.

I have no idea how to go about this.

Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:USB Modem on netbook and having the netbook broadcast (wi-fi) for devices to join

ICS.
 

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Hi, everyone. I am abt to get either a laptop or a netbook as a grad gift. The netbook seems the best - this young lady will be doing net surfing, playing music, some word processing, but no gaming, not much more: no protein folding or anything.

We totally have our home computer for any video editing, powerpoint, etc. she might need to do. If she needs a lot of computer for college, I can slap together a desktop for a few hundred.

So, if I go netbook versus laptop, what will I lose? 1. A cd/dvd plater. I figured that out - can I use the netbook USB port to run and external DVD player, or is there not even drivers and such for this?

Besides no DVD player, what else would we not-have, versus laptop?
 

Answer:What does a netbook lack? Graduation gift: netbook or laptop

It will have smaller screen to start with, lot less computing power, poorer graphics, less storage to name few. Although, keeping in view the usage I think a netbook seems very reasonable, as there is no gaming or any intensive computing tasks are involved.

You can run a DVD drive via USB of a netbook.

You may have a look at Asus 1005E, i think its a decent solution.
 

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I want to a run a program that is only available for 64-bit Windows on my Acer desktop. Can I get an upgrade or do I need a whole new Windows?

Answer:How do I change from Win7 32-bit to 64-bit?

It takes a whole new Windows install to switch from 32 bit to 64 bit. You will also have to reinstall all your applications, though you won't have to get 64 it versions of them. You will have to have 64 bit drivers for all your hardware. It's a real pain... When I have done this for people in the past, I've used one of the 'migrate to a new computer' packages to move user data and applications. I've had various levels of luck in gtting all apps to move though.

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I want to a run a program that is only available for 64-bit Windows on my Acer desktop. Can I get an upgrade or do I need a whole new Windows?

Answer:How do I change from Win7 32-bit to 64-bit?

It takes a whole new Windows install to switch from 32 bit to 64 bit. You will also have to reinstall all your applications, though you won't have to get 64 it versions of them. You will have to have 64 bit drivers for all your hardware. It's a real pain... When I have done this for people in the past, I've used one of the 'migrate to a new computer' packages to move user data and applications. I've had various levels of luck in gtting all apps to move though.

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I want to change my Win 7 to XP. The Window7 has been giving me a lot of problems lately. It can't no longer recognise even ordinary flash drives. When I was trying to print from it, it wouldn't print. Especially when i'm printing Pictures or design from my AutoCard or Paunch. I just need to go back to XP so that I can have full range of services XP has. I will be extreemely glad if you guys will put me through
 

Answer:How to Change my Win7 to XP

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His there any ways i can change the basic version of language of my window7
Thanks:cry
 

Answer:Change language in Win7

What do you want to change it to? You can check your setting by going to the control panel and clicking on Regional and Language.
 

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Has anyone tried changing the serial key after Win7 is installed?

I was dumb and purchased a key off of eBay. Of course it was fake and now I need to change the key.

I have a valid key but when I type it in, it comes up as invalid.
Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Change Win7 Serial Key?

You should be able to click the link to change the key, and if it is valid, it should be accepted. If it isn't, I'd be calling Microsoft and/or the vendor I bought it from.
 

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Windows 7 32 bit

Answer:how can I edit or change the MBR (Win7 X86)

What are you trying to achieve? Editing the MBR will almost certainly screw up your computer (unless you are very clever - but then you'd know how to do it without having to ask). It's bad enough when people start editing the Registry without really knowing what they are doing, but the MBR....But if that's what you want, just get hold of a sector editor and go ahead.Perhaps if you explain what the real problem is someone will be able to advise.

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hello! I've just purchased t410. It is equipped with win xp but there is also COA win7 sticker. What is the best way to upgrade it to win7? There were no system cd-s in the box. Thanx for your time and patience )













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Answer:T410 OS change from xp to win7

you can either install the 32 bit flavour or the 64 bit win 7 OS, then activate it using the serial no. provided on the win 7 sticker. This is the cheapest way of doing it (well it is after all free).http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/428068-legal-windows-7-download-links-just-like-...P.S. Before you decide to install the Win 7, make sure you burn yourself a set of recovery media from start-> program -> thinkvantage -> create recovery media. Then select create set of product recovery media.

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Dear Members,
I have the need to delete/remove the registered Username from a recently purchased Laptop comp running Win7 Home Premium.

I purchased the lappy from JB complete with Win 7 and various programs pre-loaded ( normal deal) for a young lady friend for Christmas. Together we set the item up for her but I had the impression that said lady was completely underwhelmed by this item, she having basic understanding of - and little need for - such an item. Her true wish was for an external hard drive which I later purchased for her, retrieving the laptop as it would never have been used !

Now, my prob is that the I wish to remove her User name from the system and replace it with another, it potentially being embarrassing should another female friend see this current Username appear on-screen and query its reason for being ...

I appreciate that there appear to be various tech consequences of deleting this name if done incorrectly ( if at all possible) and, therefore, am praying that some members out there may be of assistance in this matter. Is anybody able to assist me with this problem, please ?

Any questions you might have will be answered to the best of my ability, just as I will endeavour to follow any advice to the best of my ability.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Fellow Member,
Peejabe.

Answer:Win7 User Name-Change

first thing to do is got to start/control panel /users and create a new acct with administrator right ,using your name .after doing that restart computer and enter under the new acct ,go to users again and delete her acct it will ask if you want to save files [like mydocuments and music and such] if you want to say yes ,and continue .
if htats not whay you want to do ,then in users just simply change the name on her acct

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Here's what I'd like to do.

I've got vista on my first disk which is a regular hdd.

I installed win7 on a new ssd a month or so ago.

I wanted to get rid of my vista installation since I am no longer using it, and then I wanted to format the vista disk and use it to save all my data on it rather than the SSD.

However, my current problem is how to get "rid" of the vista installation while still being able to boot to Win7. I've looked at bcdedit from win7 and it seems that all the boot info is on that vista drive. I unhid OS files, etc., and it does indeed look like they are on the vista disk. I sort of expected this, so I'm not surprised to find out that it is there.

So, here are my questions. What do I need to copy to the SSD, and what do I need to edit to make the SSD bootable? I'm pretty sure I need to go into disk management and set the SSD to be the active system partition, but I also suspect that there is some other stuff I need to copy to the SSD from the Vista disk, and maybe I need to edit the bcd and maybe some other registry info.

Thanks very much with any help!

Answer:Help with change from Multiboot to just win7

Rt click and RUN AS ADMIN on sisparv6.cmd

select ssd drive letter as new system partition.

select N to including existing boot menu entries.

select the Vista drive letter to make inactive.

That's it.

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hi guys, i need ur help. i bought laptop in china n win7 basic in chinese, any software to change the language into english without upgrade into ultimate edition?

thank u so much

Answer:win7 change languange

We have heard from users who changed languages in the same version and were able to activate with the Product Key on COA sticker, however this may be some type of regional allowance or have to do with the manufacturer's licensing agreements.

What I would do is make a partition to install Chinese Basic then try to activate it with key on your COA sticker. If it works we can help you eventually remove the English copy, if not you can simply delete the partition in Disk Mgmt.

It would work just like this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

You can also ask your manufacturer's tech support if English same version will work, or how to do it affordably.

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The subject says it all.
I did have a dual boot Win 7 RTM x64 and Win XP setup.
Replaced Win7 with Vista.
Tried to use EasyBCD to set up my dual boot again and I'm not getting anywhere.
I've read through various guides (like this one for example) and none of them work.
Anyone know where I'm going wrong?

Thanks,
Tom.
 

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Hello everyone!

I have installed a Windows 7 a slovakian language pack. One beautiful day I have decided to change the language from Slovakian into English and than I have downloaded MUI english version for Windows 7. After installing that program everything has been changed into english exept the front page (Welcome) screen. J
Please could you help me to change that into english too.

Thank you in Advance!
David

Answer:Win7 Welcome screen language change

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fett400


Hello everyone!

I have installed a Windows 7 a slovakian language pack. One beautiful day I have decided to change the language from Slovakian into English and than I have downloaded MUI english version for Windows 7. After installing that program everything has been changed into english exept the front page (Welcome) screen. J
Please could you help me to change that into english too.

Thank you in Advance!
David


David

Where did you get the win 7 dvd/ was it downloaded, or purchased?

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So when I first got my new Inspiron 14r I wanted to change the taskbar. It was easy. I went to the personalization page and came upon this:





I hit red, and changed it. Today I came across a WIN7 shortcut page. I wanted to try some of them, and I tried high contrast. When I hit the high contrast buttons again to turn it off, nothing happened. I set the design settings back to default, changed
my wallpaper and when I went to change the taskbar, I came across this:


This will not let me change the taskbar, and some of the settings on small things changed. Like my McAfee SecureSearch Bar is now outlined in blue.

Please help!

P.S. I cannot do a System Restore.

Answer:HELP! Cannot change taskbar color!!!! WIN7!!

1.  Your system dropped out of Aero and to what looks like the Windows 7 Basic theme.  If you did not choose this on purpose, then perhaps Aero has stopped working because of something you've installed, or something that's gone wrong.
Click Start, then type aero into the search box.  When
Find and fix problems with transparency and other effects comes up, click it, and go through the troubleshooter.

2.  If you cannot get a System Restore to complete, try this:  Reboot and press the F8 key just as the power on self test ends.  This should start the Advanced Boot Options screen, where you can go through the Repair Your Computer menu
item, ultimately to get to the System Recovery Options dialog.  System Restore from that dialog has a greater chance of succeeding.
Good luck.
 
-Noel

Detailed how-to in my new eBook:
Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options

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I used to be able to really easily change the icon of a particular file type in XP, but I can't remember how.
WinRAR files are showing up with this icon: (winrar icon inside a page)
but I would prefer this icon: (without the page)

How do I change default filetype icon in Win7?
I've looked around and I see all sorts of crazy junk with convoluted steps and registry edits, and I know that in XP there used to be an easy way to do it -- does it still exist?
 

Answer:Change file icon in Win7?

Try this: http://izt.name/apps/types/
 

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Hi. I'm newto this forum. I recently handed my laptop to the company computer gimp because he had to set me up on the company domain. He has done this, but I cannot change my desktop or add a new user in the control panel. I am wondering what else has been done. It also requires admin privileges for new installs, but mine is an admin account. On the local profile, I can change my desktop, but I can't add a new user (the option has been removed from control panel user accounts). On the network profile, I cannot do anything, yet I am admin. Is there a way to remove these restriction, certainly on the local profile. Is there a way to see the most recent changes to the system and undo these? Does it have anything to do with the isa firewall and its config (I think not because nothing changes when I disbale it). Any thoughts on how to regain FULL control of my Lenovo laptop with WIN 7 x64? Thanks.

Answer:Why can't I change my desktop or add a new user in Win7 Pro x64?

Minim, Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Your system administrator has joined your computer to their domain where the features are disabled for regular users. You might think your an admin but something tells me that it is not a true admin.

Have you talked to the system admin about your problem?
They might have a really good reason to not allow you to add users as when your on a domain, the Active Directory has control of users and priv's.

The only way to regain full control of your laptop is to wipe and start over but then your going to get into trouble with your administration.

Best to talk to the admins.

Rich

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Hi.I have acer aspire one model kav60(AOD250) with os win xp32 bit.is it working on os win 7*64bit or 32 bit.and how to install it.knowing that RAM is 1GB.any precautions or any thing else to do before the change.appreciate any help and answers.

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Hi!! I would like to check with u guys.. If I bought a new mobo and did a clean re-install of my current OEM 64bit Win7,do I need to get a new license or can I just activate it online??

Answer:Change of mobo and re-installing Win7

I believe you'll have to renew the licence since OEM licence is "attaced" to MotherBoard

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for instance months ago i replaced my video card but havent reinstalled windows. And i thought that was okay because all works fine. But in forums i read that its optimal to just reinstall.
 

Answer:Does one have to reinstall win7 for every hardware change?

The only time you should reinstall is if you replace the motherboard. Even then, if you run sysprep /generalize /shutdown, then replace the motherboard, then start it up, it's like you're reinstalling all drivers anyways. If you do that, you don't have to reinstall.

Otherwise, all hardware can be replaced without reinstalling. A best practice is to go into the device manager and remove the device, as well as any related software in add remove programs. Then shut down, add the new hardware, and start it up.
 

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Hi Folks!

My win7 ultimate was instaled in portuguese (my fist language) but I would like to change it to another language that I am actualy studing right now.

Said that I would like to know where I can find the language pack I want and how I can install it. Icelandic is my fist choice, but If not availble, I will try french (with I am prety sure that are availble).

To finish I would like to know if thouse language pack change every bit of win7 or only the menus.

Thank you all in advance.

Castelo

Answer:How to change language at win7 ultimate

Hi RegisCastelo, welcome to SevenForums.

Have a look at this thread: win 7 language change

Post #9 from Kari answers all your questions I think.

MK2

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I had win7 on C:\ and I partitioned 25 GB so that I could install the Win8 90 day evaluation OS.
After the partition, I named the drive X:\ and installed Win8.

I never seen it give me an option to keep my Win7 as the default. It just restarted a few times during the installation.

When I turn on pc or reboot to see if it gives me this option to choose, it doesn't, it just boots into Win8.
Of course I can not delete this win8 partition because I am in it.

I need to get back to my C:\ drive with win7 on it and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
sM319

Answer:How to change Win7 as my default OS from Win8?

Welcome to EightForums.

Sonds like you installed Windows 8 to Windows 7 partition.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hi,For those who followed me on my issues with my Soyo Dragon Ultra KT400+, the motherboard finally failed, putting to rest the mystery over the power supply, RAM, video card, etc. It just kept getting harder to start, and then once started would shut down after increasingly shorter periods of time until it became unusable because it wouldn't stay running for more than a few minutes.So, hoping to keep my memory, CPU, etc, I replaced it with a Foxconn K75741GXMG-6L. The good news is the computer really likes the new motherboard. The bad news is Windows hates it.Well, specifically, Windows 7 refuses to start. On initial boot up, it tries to start like normal. Then the screen flashes off and the computer reboots. On reboot, it offers Start Windows Normally or Startup Repair. If I choose to start normally, it stops on a Blue Screen. (Just numbers, no driver named - it won't stop on the screen long enough to read them anymore).When I did Startup Repair, it worked really hard and did a lot of things, but in the end the error message said that Windows was unable to repair the computer and suggests that the problem may have been caused by a recent change in hardware configuration.Continuing retries give the same results, except that Startup Repair comes back with the message that it can't fix it much faster now, and the BSOD doesn't stay on screen long enough to read anymore, though it's form factor looks the same.I never experienced this when I have done mot... Read more

Answer:Win7 won't boot after motherboard change

Windows 7 has to be reinstalled. Windows installer will detect the hardware configuration and use the appropriate hal driver..I would slave the drive on another computer to get your files off of it, put the drive back into your new computer/motherboard and reinstall..  A repair install might fix it, but you can't seem to get it to do that...edit:QuoteI never experienced this when I have done motherboard changes in the past. Windows XP would just report "new device found" and would load the appropriate drivers.interesting         Those other boards might have been very similar to each other enabling one hal driver to work for all, so to speak..

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