I upgraded my dell studio 1535 from Vista 64 bit to 7 professional 64-bit and now have problems with the keyboard (It's usually recognized, but keystrokes are often not recorded. Sometimes it doesn't work at all). USB devices work fine. I have my Vista OS under c:Windows.old so I would like to replace the 7 keyboard drivers (i8042prt.sys and kbdclass.sys) with the Vista drivers of the same names that are in c:window.oldwindowssystem32drivers Will this cause any problems? If not, how would I go about doing this?
Having issues with RAID0 array being detected by Windows7 Ultimate x64 as SCSI. Apparently these drivers are the 'default' drivers that install when the RAID array is initialized. There is no option at this point to install other drivers instead.Using DeviceManager, there is an option to 'update drivers', and regardless of the method chosen, even selecting the file for a previously-downloaded set of drivers, Windows7 always comes back with a message of "Windows has determined that the best drivers for your system are already installed". Considering that SCSI drivers are the OLDEST ones out there, and actual SCSI devices are becoming rarer and rarer, how is it that these drivers cannot be replaced with more current and more applicable drivers?
I have a brand new Toshiba laptop with Vista. It arrived just a few days before the Windows 7 release so I put the Toshiba aside and waited for the free Windows 7 upgrade disk, which just arrived.
Since I havenít used the Toshiba yet, thereís no data or personal programs to protect. I donít want to keep Vista, and of course I donít want to keep all the bloatware. Currently, Vista is on the C disk; there is a recovery or backup partition (D); and E is free for data. The Toshiba did not come with a Vista restore disk so I will burn recovery disks with Vista before I install Windows 7.
Like everyone, I want a fresh, clean sparkling brand-new install of Windows 7. I can follow the tutorials to boot from the Windows 7 upgrade disk, go to advanced tools and re-format the partition with Vista (i.e. C) and then install Windows 7. I should have no problem with registration or activation since Windows 7 will see Vista before itís deleted. Iím not 100% clear whether the recovery partition (D) will be maintained but it shouldnít matter much because Iíve got recovery disks Ö right?
My two questions:
1) Do I need to worry about losing my drivers in this scenario? Should I be taking a copy of all drivers ahead of time, and if so, is there somewhere (on the Toshiba) I can easily find them all? Or will they all be on the recovery disks I burn, should I need them?
2) What about the one or two Toshiba-specific programs I might want to keep, like Config-free and facial recognition software? Are they gone with the clean install, or can I also get them off the recovery disks (or recovery partition, if it still exists post-clean install)?
Is there anything else I need to know before I get started?? Iíd like to make this as painless as possible ..
yesterday i was just replacing a new RAM into my pc, bcoz there was something wrong w/ it. (BSOD happen lots of time). Im using a 2x2Gb of DDR3 RAM.
But recently, BSOD keep happening again, so i switch the slot of the DDR ( from slot 1 to slot 2, and slot 2 to slot 1), and everything seems fine until now. I had run the furmark, and the test completed without any interruption.
The question is why is this BSOD still occured while i'd replaced the RAM?
I am replacing my motherboard with a Asus P8Z68 Pro and adding a Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD. I will install Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 on the SSD. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit is currently installed on my WD 300GB drive and configured as my C: drive. Can I leave the WD HDD unconnected, connect my SSD and install the new Windows 7 Pro then connect the WD HDD and maintain a dual boot system for a while while making sure everything is working properly?Will the SSD automatically configure as C:After things are working can I just wipe the boot sector on the old HDD and leave the data intact?
I've bought a second-handed NP-RC530-S06 with a dual boot (win7 and Hackintosh). As I wanted to restore the notebook to factory status, I inserted the DVD (attached to the package) and installed win7. In fact the recovery solution was not accessible by pushing F4; probably the previous owner deleted the OEM partition... By the way, after the OS installation, the PC was (obviously) missing the drivers and the samsung software. I know I could download the samsung stuff from the support page but my idea was to get back the OEM partition.Thus, using testdisk, I re-spawned the OEM partition getting the following:
- name: SAMSUNG_REC - hard disk letter: D. - partition type: Primary
is it possible to restore the link between the F4 and the OEM partition? What would be the procedure?
Newegg.ca - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Cardis my current and old card, I'm trying to find something under the $200 price range again with better performance... also, the card should preferably be the same size lengthwise...8.5") I can probably jam in a 9.2" card..
I have a three yr old hp Pavillion desktop. HD has totally conked out. Was going to just get a new one, but was wondering about the feasibility, and ease, of just replacing the HD. What am I letting myself In for ?
It looks like it will cost me around $ 100 to buy a new drive, so it will be a pricey experiment if it does not work out. Lost a lot of the paperwork, so am not fully sure as to what,is in it now. I looked inside, and apparently it is a Seagate 1 TB drive. 7200 rpm. SATA, 3 GB/sec
Has the dimensions of approx. width of 4 inches and depth of 6 inches. Is this what is called a 3-1/2 inch drive ? So, what do you think ? Worth a try ?
Will the electronics in this 3 yr old pc support a new hd with its built in new electronics O.K. ?
If I decide to try just replacing the drive, what should I buy ? What should I be aware of In regards to buying a hd for my old pc ? And, do they come pre-formatted ? If not how is this handled ?
Are there still master-slave jumpers that need to be set on the new hd ? After installation, do,I just run the "Restore" disk set of 3 disks to get Windows 7 on it again ? Do these restore disks that I created when I first got the pc have Windows 7 already on it ?
Not all that sharp with this stuff, but am a retired Engr., so reasonably comfortable with this kind of thing. Still, I would not really want to dump $100 if there are lots of potential pitfalls and caveats I am not considering.
I've found this guide Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer for changing all my components except HDD.My question is, I currently use my install as an HTPC. If I use the sysprep method, will the codecs (ffdshow etc) work correctly afterwards, or will I have to go through installing them all again?I understand graphics drivers will need re-installing.
My hard drive died a couple of days ago and I was wondering if the only way to get the operating system back onto a new one is to purchase a new copy? Kinda new to this so am unsure what to do since it didn't come with any sort of OS recovery cd when I bought it.
My motherboard failed. I can't boot into my existing win7 OS anymore. I will have to install a new board, which usually means, complete new installation and loss of all settings and updates (2 years) Is there any way or tool to transfer my existing OS, with all settings and programs intact into the new hardware environment?
I have just replaced my motherboard after the original was fried by a lightning strike. I'm thrilled that the computer now is working (I'm not a computer geek so replacing the motherboard successfully was a major triumph for me). However, now I am getting messages that I cannot use Windows update since my Windows 7 does not pass the validation test. I went to the Microsoft site and downloaded software to test the validity of my operating system and (hopefully) reregister it, but was unable to. I have the product key for the software but the Microsoft program doesn't even ask for me to reenter it. How do I re-validate my operating system without having to purchase or reinstall the software?
So yesterday, i opened my laptop to change the keyboard. But when i turned the laptop again, everything worked except that at the batttery icon there is an X. And if you click it it sais ''consider replacing your battery''What to do ?
I keep getting a message saying 'Consider Replacing Battery'. I'm running Windows 7 on a Toshiba A300. I've read that this is a problem with Windows 7. I'm wondering if Toshiba has a fix for this such as a fix for the BIOS.etc or maybe a driver? It looks like I should downgrade to XP..
I'm replacing my mobo/cpu with Sandy Bridge parts when they become available tomorrow, and I'm hoping to be able to move my data partition over without wiping it. I've currently got my drive partitioned up such that C is Windows 7 and basic programs, and the D drive includes my Steam games and other data. I know that a new mobo means reinstalling Windows, so will I be able to just wipe the C partition, keep the D partition intact, and then reinstall Windows 7 over the C partition on the new computer without issue, or will all the programs on D fail to recognize and function with the new Windows 7 install?
I will be replacing my PC's MoBo soon. My PC came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BitI want to upgrade the motherboard, but I heard that I will lose my OS. Is that true?If so, can I reinstall my OS (I have the product key, but no installation disk)? Will I lose my data as well?
My hard drive crashed and I am replacing it with a new one. Can I just install a fresh copy of windows 7 on acer aspire 4810t without having to do any upgrades? I cannot upgrade until windows 7 is installed first. Is that possible?
I've had my notebook for about two and a half years now and its starting to run slow and lag often. I noticed that the cpu usage when just browsing the internet is around 50%, when watching a movie around 70%, and when playing a video game or using a big program around 90%. The notebook has a relatively slow cpu speed (1.2GHz). Is it possible to put a new cpu in my notebook without replacing the motherboard as well? It also has 4gb of RAM which I am going to upgrade to 8gb soon. I was just looking for ways to upgrade my current pc.
Is there a preferred sequence that one should use (and one should avoid) in replacing a video card... to avoid being left in the dark?On my Dell Dimension 9200 (now on Win 7 Home Edition, 64 bit), I will be replacing its x16 256mb OEM NVidia GeForce 8600GT with a freed up card from another machine (x16 OEM 1GB ATI RADEON HD 5670).Will this sequence work?:remove all Nvidia software via control panel power down and remove the card insert the replacment ATI card and power up pray it will work with native windows drivers install ATI The AMD CatalystÔŅĹ Control center run "auto-detect" the card follow prompts to install the proper drivers. or is there a safer sequence of steps?
I have a burnt up motherboard in my laptop. My question is do I have to match the exact model to the one that is in there already inside? Or can I get one alittle cheaper? The one that is inside is around $200, and I was hoping to spend a bit less.Me and hubby can replace and change out anything on a desktop, and even build one from scratch.But laptops aren't our thing.This one is an ASUS K52F REV 2.0. Any suggestions, or do I have to match it up with what is factory?
I need to replace my wireless adapter in my laptop. My current card is an Intel Wifi link 5100 agn, which is a PCI express half mini card.How can I tell which replacement card will be compatible? My computer is: Dell Studio 1555 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
I am replacing an HDD with an SDD in my laptop.I have it partitioned the same way as the HDD except that D: is smaller.
system reserved, C:=system, D:=data-profiles-programs, E: =HP_TOOLS (fat32)
My plan was to image the system reserved, C: and E: partitions.The HDD is running in ACHI mode.What I want to know - When installing Windows 7, does it do something different on a SSD than a HDD such that imaging the HDD to the SDD will make a performance difference?
I am using a asus laptop and have recently installed the Windows 7 . I was using the Windows xp before, and did not have any issues with the battery, but now the battery symbol in the notification bar is crossed out and the exact error message is that "[t]here is a problem with your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly". The battery I am using is quite old, so it may in fact need to be replaced, but as far as I can tell it is functioning properly..