New Computer bought this morning upgrade to Vista Ultimate now nothing on computer
I have lost all the programs on my new laptop bought this morning can't access the internet or anything I installed the vista Ultimate upgrade and now there are no programs on my laptop. how do I get them back, I have found them on the (C:) drive under Windows old
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Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista, 64-bit operating systems are slowly becoming extremely prevalent in today's market. 64-bit operating systems are poised to eventually replace 32-bit operating systems entirely. At the present however, 32-bit applications still vastly outnumber 64-bit applications. Luckily, 64-bit operating systems are capable of running 32-bit operating systems. In 64-bit operating systems, 32-bit applications are installed to a second program files folder, named "Program Files (x86)." Programs installed in the x86 folder can be initialized just like programs installed in the regular Program Files folder.
Open the 32-bit programs folder. Go to Start > Computer > Local Disk (C:), then click on "Program Files (x86)." Open the desired program folder. The executable file for the program will be located inside the folder. Double-click on the file with the ".exe" file extension. As an example, for the QuickTime program you would double-click on the "QuickTimePlayer.exe" file. You have now successfully run a 32-bit application in your 64-bit operating system. Hope this helps.
Unfortuneately you have loaded the new window 7 disc which wipes out any personal data and the older version of window 7, at this point you have nothing to loose and try a recovery, if it does work you will be back to square one with your password required, if that happens let me know, I may be able to help.
You can just reload the program and Windows at one point will ask if you want to repair or re-install. You may need to reload the original program 1st, then load Windows 7 for the upgrade to work.
Upgrades read the computer to identify what was previously loaded to qualify the new program. So if it's a Vista to Win7, if Vista wasn't loaded first on the upgrade if you replaced the hard drive in some cases, it doesn't always take properly.
A solution to that is to install Windows Vista Ultimate on top of your old vista installation. Just insert your Vista DVD and restart your computer. And simply follow the instructions for the installation.
If you place your Win7 disk in the DVD drive boot the laptop from the disk and choose to install a new system. Follow the menu and prompts. When it has installed download the drivers from Acer.com otherwise you will get problems. Hope that helps.
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 .
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.