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I have a new computer that has windows starter and i want to upgrade to windows 7. can i do this with the backup discs i created from my old computer?

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  • Michael Rose Sep 13, 2010

    thanks , i didn't figure it'd be easy

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No,

You will have to have the media that is appropriate for your computer. Most OEM versions of Windows are locked to a particular string value in the BIOS setup, or are restricted based on hardware.

If your old computer is the same type (laptop) and manufacturer as the new computer, then you might be able to transfer the license over. This is extremely rare however.

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Is it possible to upgrade windows XP to windows 7


If you are asking could you upgrade directly from Windowx XP to Windows 7 as a direct upgrade, the answer is yes but it's not recommended.

The much better method is to use Windows Easy Transfer to move your important files from your computer onto an external hard drive. After all your files are backed up safely, it's best to start the Windows 7 install and when you get to the "Upgrade" or "Custom (advanced)" screen to choose Custom. This will open up the drive view. Click on "Drive options (advanced)" which will bring up the ability to delete the partitions.

If you find that you have more than one shaded area in the Drive 0 bar, you have more than one partition. Unless you have experience creating and modifying partitions, only delete the partitions on Disc 0 which are marked Drive (C:). Otherwise, you can decide what partitions you need to delete to make enough room for Windows 7.

I'm not sure if you've already done your homework or not but before you upgrade to Windows 7, run the update advisor to ensure your system and software is Windows 7 ready and make sure to collect the hardware drivers that work with the exact version of Windows 7 you are installing... 32 bit and 64 bit are totally different monsters!!!

Having all of your software install disks on hand, and all your backups (and a bootable copy of the backup software!!) and Windows 7 hardware drivers on an external hard drive is the best way to approach an upgrade.

Best of luck!! Hope this helps.

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Whether you've just bought a new Windows 7 PC or upgraded to Windows 7, it's necessary for you to set a strong password to protect your computer data and stop unauthorized users. Meanwhile, some precautionary measures should also be taken in case that you may need to bypass Windows 7 password as is forgotten or lost.
However, not all users know and remember to take these preventive measures. If you are a green hand with computer, there are still 3 common options for Windows 7 password recovery.
Option 1: Bypass Windows 7 Password with Fingerprint Logon
As this method, Windows 7 provides native support for fingerprint biometric devices through Windows Biometric Framework (WBF). Of course, the premise is that your laptop or computer has a biometric sensor.
Option 2: Bypass Windows 7 Password with An Installation Disc
As is known, the System Recovery Options, provided by computer manufacturer, offers Windows installation disc or the recovery options which can help you reset Windows 7 password. Now, create an installation disc by yourself.
Step 1. Enter system repair disc into the search box in the Start menu, and then click Create a system repair disc.
Step 2. Insert a blank CD/DVD into the optical drive and click Create disc.

Step 3: The System Recovery Options are displayed, and then reset Windows7 password.


Option 3: Bypass Windows 7 Password with Reliable Password Recovery Toolkit
There are various Windows password recovery tools. Take two kinds of widespread toolkit for your reference.


Ophcrack
Ophcrack is one of the most popular free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It can help you reset Windows password less than 14 characters. Once you forgot Windows 7 password, it is a good choice to download the version compatible with Window 7. However, many Windows users failed to recover Windows password as its large ISO file which is more than 496MB.


Windows Password Unlocker


Windows Password Unlocker is a highly appreciated Windows password recovery toolkit, especially designed for novice or new beginners . With this tool, you can get instant access to locked computer without the old password and computer skills. Prepare a bootale CD/DVD or USB flash drive and follow these 4 steps with less than 5 minutes.
Step 1: Download Windows Password Unlocker Professional and install it in any available computer
Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Step 3: BIOS settings of your locked computer to make it boot from CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Step 4: Bypass Windows 7 password sucessfully
By the way, we have collected some tips to avoid or lessen Windows 7 password lost trouble.
Some Tips For Preventing Windows 7 Password Lost

Tip 1. Set a password hint when creating the Windows 7 password, which will remind you of the forgotten password..
Tip 2. Create a password reset disk for your Windows 7 account, which you've never worried about if you forgot Windows 7 password. Write your password down and place it in a safe place.
Tip 3. Create a system repair disk. You'll be able to access to the recovery options and bypass Windows 7 password with ease.
With these preventive measures, it's a piece of cake for Windows 7 password recovery and regain access to your compute even if you forgot the password.

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Step 1:
windows 8 upgrade b> Run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8. Note: To make sure the system is compatible visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8 b> When making significant changes to your computer such as an upgrade, it is always recommended you backup your system prior to installing a new version of Windows. Thankfully, all editions of Windows 7 includes system imaging, which means you can backup your entire Windows 7 installation and restore it if it fails. Learn more about how to backup your Window 7 installation here In addition to System Imaging, you can backup just your personal files using Backup and Restore, to do that, check out the following article: http://notebooks.com/2010/12/27/how-to-backup-to-an-external-hard-drive/
http://notebooks.com/2011/02/25/how-to-restore-a-backup-from-an-external-hard-drive-in-windows-7/ If you want to backup themes, wallpapers and other minor features, Windows Easy Transfer is another option, you can learn more about it here What you can do before attempting the upgrade? You can do some pre-requisite tasks to ensure a smooth migration from Windows 7 to Windows 8. If you are using a name branded computer such as a Dell or HP, go to the manufacturers website for the model computer you are using and download the latest available drivers for that computer. Store them on a disc or USB thumb drive. Important drivers you should try to obtain include Network and Video Drivers. Its possible that they might just have Windows Vista or Windows 7 drivers, those will work with Windows 8. Other things you can do: Uninstall any security software before attempting to upgrade. Disable any encryption software you might have installed. Disable/uninstall disk utility software such as DVD/CD burning utilities or third party defragment programs such as Perfect Disk. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications). Disconnect any external devices before installing. Check your hard disk for any errors:
- Click Start
- Type: CMD
- Right click CMD then click Run as administrator
At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f
Exit the command prompt.
When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them. Another thing you can do is disable Start items: Click Start Type: MSCONFIG. Hit Enter on your keyboard On the General tab, click Selective Startup. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All. Click OK. When you are prompted, click Restart. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved. Run the System File Checker utility. SFC/Scannow checks your Windows installation for errors and corrects them. This will help with ensuring that a smooth upgrade occurs. Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD

Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow This will check for any integrity violations Restart your system

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How do I make a recovery disk?


Which operating system ?

there are some you can download


If you computer crashes and your hard drive fails, you can lose a lot of data and spend a great deal of time trying to find all your discs and re installing all of your information.


It can be very difficult to find and re-install your operating system if you do not have the original CDs that came with your computer.


But if you create a recovery CD for your computer, the restore process can be much faster and quite easy.


Put the blank CD in your CD writer.


Click on the Windows Start button.


Click on the Control Panel option.


Click on Backup Your Computer from under the System Maintenance section option.


Click on the Backup Your Computer button on the Backup and Restore menu.


Select your CD drive from the drop-down list and press the Next button.


Click the Start Backup button to begin the backup process.

you might need to use dvd rw depending on the size of the backup



How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:





http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html





This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you dont have a Windows installation disc, cant find your Windows installation disc, or cant access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer.


or


If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download



http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/


a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.


b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click Next.

Note If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the Install Now prompt (Do not pick the Install Now option) instead choose the Repair your computer option located in the lower left of the dispay.


c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that Windows found problems with your computers startup options.
Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer ?


d) Click Repair and restart and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.


e) Click Next at the keyboard selection prompt and when the System Recovery Options screen appears verify that the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows is selected.


Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed.
Click the Next button.


f) Now from the menu list select the Command Prompt option.


g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an Eliment not found message)

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd


h) Close the command prompt window and click the Startup Repair option.


i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages Windows cannot repair this computer automatically and Startup


Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.


These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive.
Ignore the Send/Dont send options.


J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Dont send window.


Next click on the View advanced options for system recovery and support option and from the main menu once again click Startup Repair.


This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted Startup Repair could not detect a problem, click Finish and run the Startup Repair option one more time, click Finish, and then remove the System Repair DVD and click Restart.


Reboot the computer.


http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/


vista recovery disk
not longer free

hope this helps

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EMachine EL1850-01e


It looks like you'll have to either return it or perform a default factory recovery. These instructions are from their site but proceed knowing that this will erase any data that is stored on the primary partition (meaning if you have anything on it, it's gone...). Esentially it resets it to a point as if you just picked it up in the store (which you did.. :( )


How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    If you have a recovery disk:

    How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
    With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    1. Ensure that the computer is completely shutdown, then turn on the computer.
    2. When the eMachines splash screen appears, tap the Alt and F10 keys simultaneously. A screen stating "Starting eMachines eRecovery" should appear.
    3. From the recovery options, choose Restore system from CD/DVD.
    4. Insert either the first Recovery or Backup disc that you created.
    5. From the on-screen options, choose a backup.
    6. Click OK and the installation will begin.
    7. Change the disc as necessary when prompted.


      If you do not have a recovery disk:

    8. Restart the computer.
    9. When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
    10. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
    11. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

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How to create backup disk in a netbook


  • In Control Panel, click System and Security (System and Security), and then click Backup and Restore (Backup and Restore).

  • In the left pane, click Create a system recovery disk (Create a system recovery disc);

  • Insert a blank CD in the DVD, and then click Create Disk (Create Disc).

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  • The disc is created is a few seconds:

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Replaced new hard drive and i donot have start up disks


If no startup or back up discs exist, then the best way to install windows is to use a full install disc set of windows 7 home premium if the computer has enough memory and processor speed.

One can purchase the full install discs off of Ebay.com or directly from Microsoft.com.

I've found that using the full install discs is less of a hassle than using the upgrade discs which require that some partial image of Windows be on the hard drive, before proceeding with the installation.

Otherwise, one could put the old disc drive in, and burn startup or backup discs using the DVD burner, if so equipped.

I wish you luck on this upgrade path.

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We just upgraded to Windows 7 and we cant get our old invoice program to load. Its Proventure Invoices & Estimates version 1.0.0B . Can you help us?


Your accounting software may not be compatible with Windows 7. Check the manufacturer's website to see if it is or not.

You can also try the Windows 7 compatibility fix.

To do this, follow Microsoft's suggestions here.

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I HAVE UPGRADED MY PC WITH A 32 BIT WINDOWS 7 DISC DO I NEED TO MAKE A 3 DISC WINDOWS BACK UP AGAIN AS I DID WITH VISTA. IT HAS LET ME MAKE A SYSTEM RECOVERY DISC BUT THIS WAS ONLY A SMALL PROGRAMME FOR...


Yes it is. But it used together with the Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center (Control Panel - Backup and Restore). If you set up the backup setting in this option, make a backup, and create a restore disk you will be able to restore your system in the event of a problem. Please note that it will restore the system as it was on the day you made the backup.

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Recovery disks for vista what if I go with Windows 7


When you upgrade to Windows 7 you will be given options of setting up recovery disks....

To create a system repair disc
  1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
  2. In the left pane, click Create a system repair disc, and then follow the steps. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

To use the system repair disc
  1. Insert the system repair disc into your CD or DVD drive.
  2. Restart your computer using the computer's power button.
  3. If prompted, press any key to start the computer from the system repair disc.
    • If your computer isn't configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You might need to change your computer's BIOS settings.
  4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
  5. Select a recovery option, and then click Next.

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