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My computer had Vista on it and I upgraded to Windows 7. Now when I try and burn a DVD I only have the choise to write it to the Hard Drive and not the DVD burner. Any suggestions.

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I need solution for this problem immediately I installed windows 7 in my PC. after that in My PC DVD RW is not working.


Was the Windows 7 installed from a clean slate or you upgraded from Vista to Windows 7? If you have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, then this is definitely a driver problem. You can try to update the driver by going to Device Manager, check if the DVD drive is listed. Pull down the drop down list, and right click on the devices listed under DVD/CD-ROM Drives and choose Update Driver Software.
If the DVD drive came with a software bundle (e.g. Nero Burning Application) Try reinstalling these application under Windows 7 Environment.

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4 steps to reset lost Windows 7 password


Nowadays more and more people like to create passwords on Windows 7 PC. In fact, a Windows 7 password is a good way to protect your precious computer data from unauthorized users. Unfortunately, you can be easily locked out of computer as the Windows passwords are easily to be forgotten or lost due to various reasons. In order to regain access to your locked computer and your precious data on it, you need to reset Windows 7 password.

You may forget to create a Windows 7 password reset disk, but resetting Windows 7 password on your own without reinstalling computer is still not a big problem. Just follow the below 4 steps, then you can reset Windows 7 password.

Step 1: Pick one good Windows password recovery tool
To reset Windows 7 password by yourself, you need to use good Window password recovery software. See if the software can reset lost or forgotten Windows password for your Windows 7.Most of the Windows password recovery software available in the market support password recovery for most popular Windows operating systems, like Windows 7/ Vista/XP.
Then, select the appropriate edition of the Windows password recovery tool to reset Windows 7 password. Generally speaking, Windows password recovery tool has 2 or 3 different editions to reset lost Windows password. Take Windows Password Recovery for example, it has 3 editions.
Its Standard edition allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD to reset lost Windows administrator and user password for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT while its Professional edition allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset Windows local password for Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT/ and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000. And Windows Password Recovery Enterprise enables you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset Windows domain password and Windows local password for all poplar Windows OS.

Step 2: Prepare a PC with driver and a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive
As your PC is locked and you are not able to log on it, you need to find another available computer to download and install the Windows password recovery you choose to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset Windows 7 password. Please note the computer should have a driver. Both internal and external driver are Ok. Of course, the device - a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive- should also be prepared before starting to reset Windows 7 password.
Step 3: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset Windows 7 password
Once you choose the right recovery tool and the device, you can begin to burn an ISO image file to the device to reset Windows 7 password. Here I take Windows Password Recovery Professional for an example to show you the whole process, which is really simple in fact.
First select to burn an ISO image file to CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset Windows local password, then click Burn to start burning. Click Ok when the burning task is completed. It is very simple and just takes you a few seconds.
Step 4: Perform Windows 7 password reset with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive
When you have burned a CD/DVD or USB flash drive, you can reset Windows password simply with the burned CD/DVD. Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive in your locked computer and boot the locked PC from CD/DVD or USB. Then you can reset Windows 7 password under Windows PE. First choose the user name whose password you want to reset and click Reset button, and then click Ok to confirm and continue your operation. Click Ok when the password has been successfully reset.

With this Windows password recovery tool, you can rest lost password on Windows 7 in less than 5 minutes. Forgot Windows 7 password? Just try the steps above to reset Windows 7 password.

on Nov 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista





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If you're dying to try out Windows 7 but aren't ready to give up your installation of XP or Vista, let's take a look at how to dual boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista.



Assuming you've already downloaded a fresh copy of Windows 7, you'll need to burn it to a DVD in order to do a fresh installation. To handle this task, grab a copy of the most popular CD and DVD burning tool ImgBurn, burn the ISO to a DVD, and move right along to step 1.



Step 1: Partition Your Hard Drive Before you go installing Windows 7, the first thing you need to do is create a new partition on your hard drive to hold the new installation of Windows. Partitioning your hard drive will vary depending on whether you're running XP or Vista—namely because Vista has a partition tool baked in, XP does not.
Partition Your Hard Drive in XP To partition your hard drive in Windows XP, you'll need to download some sort of third-party partitioning software. There are a lot of options available, but I prefer to stick with the previously mentioned GParted live CD, a free, open source boot CD that can handle all kinds of partitioning duties.


To use it, just download the GParted Live CD, burn it to a CD, then reboot your computer (booting from the disc). You'll boot right into the partitioning tool. HowtoForge's previous guide to modifying partitions with GParted is a great place to start, but it's a fairly basic procedure:
  1. Resize your current OS drive to free up enough space for a Windows 7 partition (the minimum system requirements ask for 16GB).
  2. Create a new partition from the newly freed space.
  3. Apply your changes.
Partition Your Hard Drive in Vista The folks at Redmond were kind enough to include a disk partitioning tool in Vista if you know where to look. So go to Control Panel -> System and Maintainence (skip this one if you're in Classic view) -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. Once you launch the Computer Management tool, click on Disk Management under the Storage heading in the sidebar. It's partitioning time.

Luckily we've already gone down this road before in step-by-step detail, complete with pictures, so check out our previous guide to creating a new partition in Vista. In a nutshell, you'll need to shrink your current OS partition to free up at least 16GB of disk space (per the Windows 7 minimum system requirements), then create a "New Simple Volume" from the free space. Step 2: Install Windows 7 Now that you've done all the heavy lifting, it's time for the easy part: Installing Windows 7 on your new partition. So insert your Windows 7 disc and reboot your computer (you'll need to have enabled booting from your DVD drive in your system BIOS, but most PCs will have this enabled by default).

Once the DVD boots up it's a simple matter of following along with the fairly simple installation wizard. When you're choosing installation type, be sure to select Custom (advanced) and choose the partition you set up above. (Be careful here. Choosing the wrong partition could mean wiping your other Windows installation altogether, so make sure you pick the new partition you just created.) After you select the partition, go grab yourself a drink and let the installer do its work. Windows will run through some installation bits, restart a few times in the process. Eventually you'll be prompted to set up your account, enter your license key, and set up Windows. Keep your eyes open for fun new Windows 7 features, like your new homegroup (and the accompanying password). When it's finished, you're up and rolling with your new Windows 7 installation.

Congratulations! You should now have a new entry for Windows 7 on your boot screen when you first start up your computer. You've now got all the tools necessary to dual-boot Windows 7 and XP or Vista—or even to triple-boot Windows 7, Vista, and XP.


































on Jul 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I had windows vista and tried upgrading to windows 7. the upgrade failed (it was a download from windows) and it tried to resort back to windows vista however that failed. Now the computer wont start...



One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

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My Acer Aspire 9302 laptop will not boot up. It worked perfectly until yesterday and I can hear the hard drive whirring but its green light only stays on for about a second and then nothing happens. I've...


The system disc probably did not come with the computer. You could burn one if the computer is functioning correctly. However, you may consider getting a full version of Windows 7 32 bit and trying to install it through the DVD drive.

You'll have to set the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive once you have the install DVD from Microsoft.

Luckily, Windows 7 can be used on many computers that came with Vista or XP originally, without upgrading the hardware.

The Windows 7 operating system costs about $119.99 depending on where you get it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/home-premium.aspx

This operating system can breath new life into your old laptop, which otherwise may require replacing.

If the hard disk drive actually crashed and is not recoverable, you may have to replace that hardware part, but hard drives aren't too expensive these days.

Good luck on this repair.

Jan 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire 9300 Notebook

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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista


If you're dying to try out Windows 7 but aren't ready to give up your installation of XP or Vista, let's take a look at how to dual boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista.
Step 0: Download the Windows 7 Beta and Burn It to a DVD
Assuming you've already downloaded a fresh copy of Windows 7, you'll need to burn it to a DVD in order to do a fresh installation. To handle this task, grab a copy of the most popular CD and DVD burning tool ImgBurn, burn the ISO to a DVD, and move right along to step 1.

Step 1: Partition Your Hard Drive
Before you go installing Windows 7, the first thing you need to do is create a new partition on your hard drive to hold the new installation of Windows. Partitioning your hard drive will vary depending on whether you're running XP or Vista—namely because Vista has a partition tool baked in, XP does not.
Partition Your Hard Drive in XP
To partition your hard drive in Windows XP, you'll need to download some sort of third-party partitioning software. There are a lot of options available, but I prefer to stick with the previously mentioned GParted live CD, a free, open source boot CD that can handle all kinds of partitioning duties.
To use it, just download the GParted Live CD, burn it to a CD, then reboot your computer (booting from the disc). You'll boot right into the partitioning tool. HowtoForge's previous guide to modifying partitions with GParted is a great place to start, but it's a fairly basic procedure:
Resize your current OS drive to free up enough space for a Windows 7 partition (the minimum system requirements ask for 16GB).
Create a new partition from the newly freed space.
Apply your changes.
Partition Your Hard Drive in Vista
The folks at Redmond were kind enough to include a disk partitioning tool in Vista if you know where to look. So go to Control Panel -> System and Maintainence (skip this one if you're in Classic view) -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. Once you launch the Computer Management tool, click on Disk Management under the Storage heading in the sidebar. It's partitioning time.
Luckily we've already gone down this road before in step-by-step detail, complete with pictures, so check out our previous guide to creating a new partition in Vista. In a nutshell, you'll need to shrink your current OS partition to free up at least 16GB of disk space (per the Windows 7 minimum system requirements), then create a "New Simple Volume" from the free space.
Step 2: Install Windows 7
Now that you've done all the heavy lifting, it's time for the easy part: Installing Windows 7 on your new partition. So insert your Windows 7 disc and reboot your computer (you'll need to have enabled booting from your DVD drive in your system BIOS, but most PCs will have this enabled by default).
Once the DVD boots up it's a simple matter of following along with the fairly simple installation wizard. When you're choosing installation type, be sure to select Custom (advanced) and choose the partition you set up above. (Be careful here. Choosing the wrong partition could mean wiping your other Windows installation altogether, so make sure you pick the new partition you just created.)
After you select the partition, go grab yourself a drink and let the installer do its work. Windows will run through some installation bits, restart a few times in the process. Eventually you'll be prompted to set up your account, enter your license key, and set up Windows. Keep your eyes open for fun new Windows 7 features, like your new homegroup (and the accompanying password). When it's finished, you're up and rolling with your new Windows 7 installation.
Congratulations! You should now have a new entry for Windows 7 on your boot screen when you first start up your computer. You've now got all the tools necessary to dual-boot Windows 7 and XP or Vista—or even to triple-boot Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How can I download windows 7?


You cannot download windows 7. Windows 7 is an operating system you need to purchase at a retail store or thru Microsofts virtual store (you will get street mailed a disc). There is no download option.

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My wife bought a Gateway laptop, Model MT6920, in January of 2007 running Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. I am trying to use its CD/DVD drive to download the Windows7 upgrade,...


Try shutting down your windows firewall. Sometimes the old windows will block the new windows installation. By disabling the firewall on vista that should allow to it to install. Becareful, there is not whole alot of drivers for windows 7 for printers just like windows vista problem.

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I brought a toshiba from the pawn shop and i tried to change from windows xp to windows vista how can i find a hard drive disk to install windows vista


You don't need to replace the Hard drive in the laptop, you can usually upgrade, or install vista from the CD-ROM / DVD-Rom.

If your laptop does not have a DVD drive to install vista, you may use file sharing to install it from another computer on the network. To do this follow these steps:

1) Place the Vista DVD in second computer
2) right-click on the DVD-drive that has the Vista DVD in it, and select " Share..."
3) You may need to press the "Advanced sharing" button to enable sharing, if so, do that, and just hit the " apply " button
4) OK out of all of those menues
5) on your laptop open " my computer" and click the " map network drive "
6) browse to the location of your drive on the other computer, and click " OK "
7) install Windows vista

If you do however need a new hard drive for your laptop, you can usually get them from any PC store such as Bestbuy, fry's, or online from places such as NewEGG.com, and Tigerdirect.com.

You will need to know what type of hard drive you have, and how to replace it. The manual for your laptop usually has this type of information.

SIDE NOTE:
When putting Vista on a laptop, be sure it meets the minimum requirements.

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Can I burn to disk a movie from my hard drive "avi file format"and play it in a dvd player


you cant play avi on normal dvd player,but you can convert avi to dvd format by use free softwere ( filmMachine )

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