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Windows 7: help for upgrading

25 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
help for upgrading

okay so i have a i have have a Compaq cq5306uk

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, 2499 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

it is on windows 7 home basic 64-bit 4gb of ram

i have a problem with the keyboard i have a windows 7 64bit Ultimate CD

i want to install this WITHOUT loosing 350GB or files (music, pictures, business files)

can this be done and how easly


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25 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Instead of installing Windows 7 64bit Ultimate. (just to resolve the problem with the keyboard)

Why not let us know whats wrong with the keyboard. See if we can resolve it?.

If you really want to upgrade from Home 64Bit to Ultimate, I would advise taking a backup of all your data to another hdd, Then running a clean install.
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25 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Real easy, just transfer your data to another hard drive, or partition. Post a shot of disk management.

Why do you mention a keyboard problem ? What does it have to do with this ?

Why do you want to install Ultimate ?

Help us out here.
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25 Jan 2013   #4

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

okay so here is my keyboard

Keyboard not working

i need the pc for tomorrow for tax returns

im wandering if upgrading will replace the corrupt files and up my performance

"Real easy, just transfer your data to another hard drive, or partition. Post a shot of disk management."

i dont have external hdd and its 5 uses of files.
will doing the "upgrade" when cd has started keep all my files in the same place.

thanks guys
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25 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Yes, but it will carry over any problems you already have, I wouldn`t even think about it without backing up your data. Why didn`t you get the new keyboard yet, or at least try another.

Have you run sfc /scannow yet ?

Upgrading is just that, an upgrade, not a clean install.

What exactly is the Ultimate DVD you have ? Is it an upgrade disc or is it a retail disc or what ?
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25 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Josh -

Installing an upper version of Windows 7 which only offers several costly extra features with the exact same OS, is not ever a solution to a performance problem.

Which extra features is it you need requiring installing Ultimate? Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums. If you've thought this out and have a legal Ultimate Product Key just insert it in Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums

It is reckless to not have your files backed up at all times. You can back them up to external, another PC on the network, USB flash, DVD, or the cloud including 7gb free storage for each Windows Live ID on Skydrive

Now explain the keyboard or any other problems so we can help you with them, an entirely separate subject.
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25 Jan 2013   #7

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

okay i was hopeing that upgrading it will fix the keyboard problem

it is an iso downloaded from internet it works as ive used it on 2 pcs

what do you suggest next
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25 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Fix the keyboard problem or get a new keyboard.

Going to re-read your post and the other one again.
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25 Jan 2013   #9

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

yeah that's what im trying to fix and the keyboard works just the pc dosent like it i have tryed others and same problem
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25 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Well then, if you`re up to it, and you have the room and knowledge, you could make a 20 GB partition and install Home Premium ( not Ultimate ) to see if the keyboard will work for you. We will be glad to help you.

This is an odd one because a keyboard either works or it doesn`t, and you said it`s NOT wireless, correct.
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