I have a E-systems Sorrento 1 laptop that I use for work. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, but to get on the work netowrk, the Company IT guy put Win 7 Pro on it and lost the wide screen drivers!! Its now running only the MS basic ones and its terrible. I can't find anywhere that does the drivers for it. The graphics card is helpfully labeled, "integrated". Any ideas anyone?
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Look up your computer by model and possibly serial number on the e-machines website. the same driver that worked for win7 home will work for win7 pro. really, the it guy should be able to do this himself, and has no excuse for not.
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Go to the laptop maker's web site and look for a restore CD.
If you don't find one there, send them an email and explain your problem.
A Google search with the laptop make and model and the words "restore CD" might work.
Last resort is format the hard drive and re-install the Operating system.
Most laptops do not come with an OS cd, but the license key is on the bottom.
Here is a link to various Windows operating systems you can use with your CD key.
Download the appropriate Windows 7 .ISO file which includes Service Pack 1
(Note: must match what your product key version is for)
How to find out if I have a 32 or 64Bit version of Windows installed on my computer:
Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso
SHA1 Hash value: 6071B4553FCF0EA53D589A846B5AE76743DD68FC
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso
SHA1 Hash value: 6C9058389C1E2E5122B7C933275F963EDF1C07B9
Windows 7 Professional 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso
SHA1 Hash value: D89937DF3A9BC2EC1A1486195FD308CD3DADE928
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso
SHA1 Hash value: 0BCFC54019EA175B1EE51F6D2B207A3D14DD2B58
Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
SHA1 Hash value: 65FCE0F445D9BF7E78E43F17E441E08C63722657
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso
SHA1 Hash value: 36AE90DEFBAD9D9539E649B193AE573B77A71C83
Since October 31, 2013, Windows 7 is no longer available in retail (except for the Professional edition preinstalled):
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version and does not include the Windows Aero theme. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict users of this edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic was available in "emerging markets", in 141 different countries. Some Windows Aero options are excluded along with several new features. Home Basic, along with other editions sold in emerging markets, include geographical activation restriction, which requires users to activate Windows within a certain region or country.
Windows 7 Home Premium
This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and multi-touch support.
Windows 7 Professional
This edition is targeted towards enthusiasts and small-business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include support for up to 192 GB of Random-access memory (increased from 16 GB), operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, backup to a network location, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode, Software Restriction Policies (but not the extra management features of AppLocker) and Windows XP Mode.
Windows 7 Enterprise
This edition targeted the enterprise segment of the market and was sold through volume licensing to companies which have a Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface(MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIXapplication support. Not available through retail or OEMchannels, this edition is distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the operating of diskless nodes (diskless PCs) and activation via VLK.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike the Enterprise edition, it was available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users are able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition does not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features as Microsoft had stated.
All editions will receive Mainstream Support (new features and bug fixes) until January 2015 and Extended Support (security updates) until January 2020.
You can download windows 7 home premium from the internet and then save it to your usb flash drive or hard drive as an iso file. As long as you have a Windows 7 registration KEY number like that comes with your operating system cd, you can enter once you have the operating system installed, you will be ok. ANY Authentic Windows 7 Home Premium installation key will work.Just boot off the device the O/S is installed on.Hope this helps.
Here are a few things that instantly come to mind. 1. Make sure the application is Win 7 ready. a. It is for 32 Bit or 64 Bit. b. Use troubleshooting mode to install by right clicking setup. 2. Make sure you are an administrator. Admin rights! 3. All you really need is a good virus protection. a. Try not to install too many troubleshooters.
unfortunately, it looks as though you can only do so if you upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, as any of the lesser versions (Starter, Home Premium, or Professional) do not have support for the Multilingual User Interface (Language Pack).
For a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, you would need a disk for the specific operating system. In other words, you would need to go to Best Buy or what not to purchase an Operating System. Recovery disks are only used by Windows in the event of a catastrophic failure, with a pre-existing OS.
I am also using win 7 home premium.With microsoft security essentials.
There could be a few reasons why its not working for you.
1 If you have another anti virus program it must be completely uninstalled. 2 You downloaded win 7 32 bit, and not win 7 64 bit version. 3 Download corrupt.un install essentials and re download and install.
if you are doing an upgrade from windows vista to windows 7 check first the version of your vista operating system, for example if you are using windows vista home premium 32 bit then the windows 7 CD that you need is windows 7 home premium 32 bit also, cant mix any versions or types of bit. it should be always the same. try also to download the windows upgrade advisory run it and check for programs and applications that you installed or pre-installed in your computer that cant affect the installation, remove those programs and applications that are not compatible with windows 7. just install those back again after.
if you are doing a clean installation of the windows 7
check first if the system requirements for windows 7 installation is applicable to the specification of your computer. if your system is capable the bqack up your files and go ahead with the installation