I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and now my Blu-Ray drive in my Sony VGN-FZ180E notebook pc will not work with Blu-Ray disks. Seems the device driver for the Mat****a BD-MLT-UJ-220 Blu-Ray drive has now become a standard Microsoft 6.1.7600.16385 driver from June 21, 2006. When I click to update the driver it says I have the latest.
I tried Sony's update for the Mat****a drive dated 03/04/2009 firmware update 1.04080723 but got an error message that their F/W loader does not apply to the DVD/CD-RW in my pc. Sony tech support is no help at all. They told me they don't support Windows 7 in my model. That response was a shock to me because it is a 2 year old powerful notebook that originally had Vista. I guess anybody that upgrades to Windows 7 voids the technical support they can get from the PC manufacturer. Any way to force new firmware onto the Blu-Ray drive?
I've tried upgrading my Vista PC twice. The installation looks like it's going along fine and after about an hour it seems like it finishes the "installing devices" part and when it restarts and comes back up it says that the installation failed and the previous OS will be restored. Anybody else having this problem?
AMD Phenom 8650
4GBs GSkill PC 8500 RAM
ASUS M3N78 Pro MB
XFX 8800GT video card
Vista Business with SP2 build 6002
I even disconnected the printer because it said the drivers wouldn't work.
I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. And it says that it cannot connect to my home network with my Belkin Wireless G adapter. It is the 4.xxx series (both desktops use this kind of adapter). Every other computer in my house connects just fine to the network: Macbook Pro, three Windows 7 laptops, and 1 Windows 7 desktop PC that's connected to a network adapter. Does it have anything to do with the fact that I upgraded my Windows Vista Home PC instead of doing a clean install
All of the forums and postings say you can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7. I bet you can in the following scenario...
"Borrow" a Vista Upgrade Disk (any flavor above Basic). Upgrade XP to Vista w/o entering a key. Within the 30 day "keyless" grace period, upgrade Vista to Windows 7 using any flavor of Upgrade Disk entering the Windows 7 upgrade key. You may get some issues in the compatibility check but they can probably be worked around.
Since there are no Windows 7 Retail Disks to try this out on, this can't be verified.
This also assumes that there is something to be gained by upgrading from XP. My advice..... Do a clean install.
Tell me why this wouldn't work if you know that for sure.
Recently I upgraded my vista to Windows 7 and tried connecting it to my HD TV through the HDMI but the screen on my laptop goes blank (black) and no reception on the TV as well. Have an ATI Radeon 4500 Series adapter and HDMI used to work perfectly in Vista.
I did an image backup to move my programs from one hard drive to another, this worked fine. But when i re-sized the partition to give myself extra room in storage, programs stopped working from the ati graphics software to google chrome,etc. also i got the message that my system is low on RAM.
Recently upgraded my Vista Toshiba Laptop to Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit via the Microsoft website, and now my wireless internet is not working.
I am connecting wirelessly through a router. I ran the windows troubleshooter, which says it fixed the problem, but I still cannot connect either through IE or Firefox. I confirmed that my IP address is valid via the CMD box... however, when I test connect by using ping <default gateway> I get the error "syntax command is invalid".
All other laptops in my house are working fine, and when I took mine to a local coffee shop I connected with no issues.
I have a new laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I installed Ultimate and now there is no way to make an Internet connection. The button that had the symbol where you click and connect to a network with Wi-Fi has disappeared. I tried turning the router on and off as well as plugging the laptop into the router with a cable but neither have worked.
So I decide I should either reinstall Home Premium. I put in the CDs that had the drivers, but when I tried to reinstall I got the message "Fail to format disk 0 partition 3" .
Also I was wondering if I should try to install Windows 7 Ultimate again. My main purpose was to run Virtual PC for Windows XP so I could run 16-bit programs, but I would also like to know if I can simply install XP on a computer running Window 7.
I've upgraded my PC to Windows 7 Home Premium today (from Win XP Pro) and now the wireless network adapter does not work.
The adapter is a Netgear WG331 v1. I've tried downloading the drivers from the Netgear site - both those for the v1 and the newer drivers for the v3 and neither have fixed the issue.
I've used the Win 7 troubleshoot feature to install this driver (it is meant to be included within Win 7) but this does not work either.
I've also tried plugging the ethernet cable that normally goes directly into the back of my Netgear router into the PC, in order to provide Win 7 with internet access. However, this has not worked, with the connection apparently not recognised by the computer. I've tried to update the drivers for my PC's motherboard to remedy this, but have been unable to find any that are compatible with this version of Windows. The motherboard is MSI n1996.
Windows 7 troubleshooter shows missing drivers for the following: Multimedia Audio Controller (two of these), PCI Input Device, Ethernet Controller.
What I'm banking on is that an internet connection will enable Win 7 to locate drivers for all of these, but I am currently unable to make this happen. The internet connection is running fine and the wireless router is broadcasting the signal properly (I am accessing it right now via my laptop).
Recently I upgraded my OS from Vista 64 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. With the upgrade my graphics drivers were also updated. The problem is that I'm unable to watch videos or listen to music after about 2 hours of usage. Basically when my computer is turned on it works fine but after a few hours of usage all my video programs crash. I have to continually restart my computer every few hours in order to watch videos and listen to music. I've been googling for about 2 hours to find a solution, no results thus far.I thought it was a registry issue at first and I used a registered version of Registry Easy but the problem was not solved.
I have a Windows 7-64 box that works perfectly. Except that I cannot install any driver past 270.61 for my nVidia GTX-580.nVidia said this is a known problem with many users due to "The install failed because a control panel binary is failing to register because of a missing dependency." In other words, one of their installers/un-installers has removed a dll that's needed.I don't have a free week of my life to re-install everything on the box from scratch. It was suggested on the EVGA forum that I might:" in-place upgrade install of the OS. In other words, insert your OS disk. Start the install and select 'Upgrade'.I have high end software like Maya, CS6, SQL Server and many others (but no games, this is a business machine with no extra software).
I installed Win 7 RC on a new build and purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit OEM with upgrade to Win 7 Home premium. The Win 7 upgrade disc has arrived. I understand that Vista must be installed and activated for the upgrade to work. Attempts to install Vista with Win 7 RC running or booting from the Vista disc lead to error code 0x80070103, insufficient free space. My HDD has > 450 Gb free space in 2 partitions. Do I need to reformat the HDD in order to install Vista over Win 7?
I ordered the 50$ Windows 7 upgrade disk. I realize that Windows 7 will need vista or XP already installed for the upgrade version of Windows 7. But if I want to upgrade my Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit, Will I be able to do it with this upgrade disk? after all I will need a fresh install (because 32 to 64) and this is the upgrade version...
Customer dropped off a laptop telling me that his Windows upgrade had failed.
It's a new HP DV6 that had Vista pre-installed on it.
I've taken a look at it, and there's a "Windows.old" folder on the root of C:, which is of course a back up of all his data.
There's also a batch file inside the folder with the following inside of it:
"REM Dummy file for NTVDM"
I'm wondering if there's a way to "continue" the upgrade / merging process? He has asked me to re-install all of his software the way he had it. So i'm hoping there's an easier way to continue where he left off.
I know Windows 7 creates a "Windows.old" folder when upgrading from XP. Not sure why one was created for a Vista to Windows 7 upgrade though.
I have a pc with Windows XP pro 32bit retail version. First I have made an image, just in case. Then I have upgraded it to windows 8, 64bit by using the retail upgrade DVD and clean install. However, I found out that my motherboard is so old (5 years old) that there are no drivers for win8 and after asking ASUS they said that the motherboard is not supported any more and that there will be no new drivers for it. I tried using win7 drivers but it did not work and without correct drivers a lot of things does not work (in particularly hdmi port).What I want to do now is to revert to my image (windows xp), buy a Windows 7, 64bit upgrade retail DVD and upgrade windows xp to windows 7 for which there are drivers for my motherboard.
1) Can I use windows xp retail (whose product key has already been used to upgrade to win8) image to upgrade to windows 7 retail? will the activation of windows 7 succeed? I want to use clean install again since i upgrade from 32bit to 64bit
2) If the answer to question 1 is a yes, how does microsoft prevent users from using the same windows image file to upgrade different pc's? I mean, theoretically, I can make an image of pc1, copy it to a hard drive of pc2 (even if it will result in erroneous installation due to different specs) and upgrade both systems by using two VUP product keys which are cheaper than one VUP + one retail product keys
3) Can I use windows 8 upgrade DVD which is not used any more to upgrade another PC?
I have a HP dv6910us Pavilion and the DVD is not listed in Device Manager. DVD Tray opens and light comes on but does not play DVD. 1st USB port on left side gets - USB Device Not Recognized.One under it works and one on the right side works.OS Windows7 Ultimate. It is running kind of screwy so I wanted to reinstall Windows7 but with the DVD not operating Can't do it. Seems like maybe something in the register got erased or corrupted. If I can get the DVD and USB port to work I won't have to reinstall Windows 7
The problem likely started when I cloned my drive to a new Seagate drive using a Seatools *Seagate** utility, which I believe is actually made by Acronis. The final fix was installing new drivers for the Hard drive from Intel "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"
Symptoms = Failure code when trying to start indexing = 0x8e5e0247 Search function would not work properly Indexing was not working Could not get Windows update to install
windows 7 indexing is not running acronis clone Intel Rapid Storage Technology 0x8e5e0247 windows update not working
I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my my machine, but is is not activated yet. I will be getting a Windows 7 Professional key from the student offer, and I would like to use that. Is it possible to use that key in Anytime upgrade?
I'm considering whether to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. IMHO, the new OS seems to be not sufficiently "mature" yet, and it is better to wait for the first service pack to come out before actually upgrading.
i have a problem with my mouse cursor.... when it is performing something it become busy... right.. and sometimes the mouse cursor will rotate... or the working in background.... it doesnt rotate anymore.. i mean the windows aero scheme.. i am using a windows 7 os... i dnt know what is the problem,.. i alreay have the tuneup utilities 2010.. still no progree.. plls help me resolve my problem
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium.My wireless connection has been working on and off for a while, but now it just refuses to work.The other computers in the wireless network are working just fine, so it must be definitely something in my laptop.I can detect the network just fine, with good signal.It says:
Media State: Enabled IPv4 Connectivity: No internet access IPv6 Connectivity: No internet access
Also, in the activity there are Bytes sent and received, but I cannot connect to any webpage either with Chrome of Firefox I'm using McAfee Security Center. I tried turning off the firewall, but it still doesn't work.
Recently my computer has been force closing applications like Photoshop and Windows Explorer. It usually happens when I right click in Explorer or try to open anything in Photoshop. When it happens, a dialogue box comes up that says "Windows Explorer has stopped working" or "Adobe Photoshop has stopped working" Under the details it displays this information:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name:APPCRASH Application Name:Explorer.EXE Application Version:6.1.7600.16768 Application Timestamp:4d688122
I have a I7 920, with 12GB DDR3-1600 Memory, 2 x 300GB Raptors in a RAID 0, 1 x 300GB standalone and 640GB Standalone, and a ATI 4870x2 video card. I am upgrading using a DVD, and basically it's taken 7 hours before I aborted the upgrade (62% completed migrating folders and files).
All my other upgrades have gone reasonably quickly (Though not as quickly as some other installs and upgrades seem to go on lesser hardware) though the other 6 builds I have run. I don't really want to run a fresh install, can anyone suggest a solution? Does Windows 7 not really like ICHR10?
I run Windows 7 on my ex-Vista laptop, and would bite off someones hand if it I had to revert. But on my desktop, I dual boot XP and Windows 7, and am just as happy using XP as Windows 7. There are a few things I like prefer in Windows 7, but the same is true for XP.
M$ is already charging me to replace the piece of @@@@ that was Vista with Windows 7, why would I want to pay to upgrade XP? And the Pro upgrade price is OUTRAGEOUS, especially as I am based I the UK.
I accidently installed 64, and It seems to handlr it ok so far.I am thinking my computer was origanally a 64 bit, but had 32 bit vista installed.I got the Ultimate Premium and I like all the Bells and Whistles It seems to handle media files better than vista.I have a Acer Laptop with only 150gb hd and I dont have a dvd burner, so I propose to get a internal HD500gb from ebay 20bucks there abouts and get a dvd burner around the same price, I will later get another 500gb internal hd and get a SATA converter kit with USB and then I have 1tb system really cheap compared to buying a tower... I would like to know if it possible to upgrade my cpu, I got 1ntel celeron 540 1.86ghz, I know I cant get the latest, and I dont want the latest, just a miodel or few up from what I got.. I think the celeron is Pentium 3 I think, I am looking intop Pentium 4 2.86 ghz, I got the chip on another machine, an older machine...