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Upgrade to vista ultimate

I have sony laptop with vista basic home edition How i can upgrade to ultimate without formatting my system hard drive

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If you have a full version of Windows Vista Ultimate, you can just insert the DVD when you logged in your laptop and go to Computer(My Computer) and lauch the installer for Windows on DVD icon (Double Click DVD icon). It will give you the main window for installing Windows and along the way, you should find an Upgrade option. Click that one and it will install windows Ultimate on your system. It Will not format the laptop but installer will just add system files and features to the laptop to run Vista Ultimate.

**If you haven't purhcase a Windows Vista Ultimate Disc, check this link to to purchase just an upgrade Disc (only) of Vista Ultimate.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/anytime-upgrade-overview.aspx

An upgrade disc will also not format the laptop instead it will just install additional features and add additional files on the system to run Windows Vista Ultimate



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My sony vaio vgn-cr220E was uprraded from vista to windows 7..why does the biult in motion eye camera doesnt work..


You need the Win7 camera driver, check sony support at:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNCR220E&SelectOS=44

just enter your Win7 operating system (there are 9 versions of Win7), and select the downloads (2)
for your computer camera driver.

Versions of microsoft Win7 - determine which yours is by (these instructions are for WinXP);

START > Control Panel > System > General (tab)

Windows 7 Home Basic 32-bit
Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

May 14, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Notebook

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Which Windows Vista Edition are you?


If you are upgrading XP to Vista, make sure you backup and have the program "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor"

Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en

Be Sure to Backup with a removable media such as CD's, Floppy Disks or USB Flash Drives, External Hard Drivers.

Windows Vista Editions:

Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Enterprise

These also include 64-bit.

Lastly, if you have XP and if it's Vista Capable, you don't need to use the upgrade advisor, you are allowed to use any, but you must download the drivers after upgrade.

on Mar 14, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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I want to upgrade my PC windows vista home basic edition to windows vista ultimate full version. please assist on me. thanks


are u upgrading by cd or by the internet if buy disc then just pop the disc in and follow directions but u will probably have to buy the liscense to activate ur new installation

Jan 23, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Thecrow_3@hotmail.comis there a difference between vista ultimate and vista home edition as I did find the code but it didn't work


Yes. Vista Home Edition has less features than Ultimate. Also, it will not run on a different code- nor will Microsoft provide you with one if you have the other

Sep 25, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook...

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Hi m having vaio(vgn cr11 gh) with windows 7 ultimate camra(motion eye) is not working :(


i assume you upgraded the operating system to windows 7 ultimate using a retail copy of disc.
vgnfj270/b only supports windows xp and vista home basic.

  • this model of vaio doesnt have a camera driver and software for windows 7 ultimate. check this link

esupport.sony.com

Mar 20, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

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Need to upgrade Vaio FW235J from Vista to Vista Ultimate


Vista drivers are Vista drivers. As long as you are not doing anything regarding the 32-bit/64-bit line, everything should work fine. The 32-bit Vista driver model doesn't change with the specific flavor of Vista. The same thing with the 64-bit version. So if the drivers work in the 32-bit version of Vista Home Premium, they will also work unchanged in the 32-bit version of Vista Ultimate. And if you are doing an in-place upgrade, you don't need to even try to reinstall the drivers anyway.

Jun 07, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FW235J Notebook

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Upgrading from millennium to Windows Vista on my hp palivion laptop. What can i do?


First you need to go to microsoft.com and run the vista compatibility tool to make sure the computer will take vista.If it will,You will need to download all the vista drivers for the hardware you have now .
Then,just install

More details available if needed.

May 14, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Hp dv7-1132nr Quickplay touch button doesn't launch quickplay.


Hallow Dear,

Please use this link to download Drivers for your PC (20M)

XP/Vista - ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38501-39000/sp38688.exe

Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition


This Will Completely Solve your Prob; if there is no any internal Hardware Problems with Quick Lunch Buttons

(I feel there is no any coz u mention about Ding Sound. That mean your system is recognizing your key input & all you need is Just program those keys – above setup will do that)

** If you didn’t solve your prob; my advice is take your lap to a good technician with component level Repair skills.

Thank you & Best Regards
Dinu….

Dec 20, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Upgrade vista home premium


As per my knowledge, there is no version of Vista called Vista Professional like in Windows XP.
Make sure what is the version to which you want to upgrade to from Vista Home Premium to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate.
The available versions of Vista Operating Systems along with the features supported from the Link below :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

However, if you want to Upgrade the current version of Vista to a higher version like Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, you need to purchase Vista Anytime Upgrade kit from any retail store or directly from Microsoft.
You can find the required information related to Anytime Upgrade Kit from the link below :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/anytime-upgrade-overview.aspx

However, make sure that you had created the Recovery Disks for your notebook using which you will be able to reinstall the preinstalled Operating Sytem along with all the Preinstalled Applications and Drivers after which you need to use the Vista Upgrade Kit to upgrade to higher version of Vista.
However, if you are currently having a 32 Bit Vista preinstalled in the Notebook, it is not possible to upgrade to a 64 Bit Vista since you can upgrade only a 32 Bit of Operating System to a higher version of 32 Bit Operating System and a 64 Bit Operating System to a higher version of 64 Bit Operating System.
Hope this helps....

Nov 12, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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No 3d acceleration in Vista on ATI 7500


Well, I'm amazed a C640 runs Vista at all. There's no reason to buy a new hard drive, except for the novenlty of having one loaded with Vista on a C640. It's a great laptop, and runs Windows XP PRo perfectly well. If you have one od the Dell XP install disks, just boot from it, and whenever it finds the vista install, hit excape, then at the next screen hit "D" to delete the partition, then choose "quick format", and load the Operation system. If you need an install disk,let me know. Good luck

Sep 24, 2007 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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