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Windows 7: Upgrading Windows 7 OS from HOME PREMIUM to ULTIMATE

21 Jul 2013   #31
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Your are Correct, they are the same but

When Microsoft said they discontinued them, I did not look real hard.

Thanks


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21 Jul 2013   #32
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jagman55 View Post
When Microsoft said they discontinued them, I did not look real hard.

Thanks

You're welcome.
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21 Jul 2013   #33
oneskrewluse

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I"m not sure if your laptop is like mine but mine has the coa numbers under the battery cover also other than just the green sticker that gets damaged


also you should check this program out I've used this a lot in the past it shows tons of information about your pc including software serials and driver signatures plus its free!!

About.com: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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21 Jul 2013   #34
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I checked my battery cover and that would make TOO much sense to protect it from damage. So they put it on the bottom where it would wear out. Where should you keep a valuable, one of a kind number you paid several hundred dollars for? Of course, on a paper label and stick it on the bottom of your SHOE. Ahh, Corporate logic, this is why the CEO of Microsoft and HP gets paid Millions. What brand is your Laptop? Sounds like made from a smart Manufacturer.

Am told by this forum, , the number, COA, only exist on that flimsy paper label which will self destruct in a year or two.

The bar code is still readable but the number is only partial as the GUMMY part of the label discolors and fades the print. Hopely, the bar-code is the number.
They say the internal number is not mine but HP's they used for MASS loading and is a different number and not useable.

Thanks


Since the bar code is somewhat legible, going to call a PC repair and see if they have a bar code reader.
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21 Jul 2013   #35
gregrocker

 

Any laptop sits on small legs so there is breathing room underneath - often not enough as a bedspread or pillow can still clog the air vents and quickly cause fatal overheating. But it's probably considered enough that a sticker won't wear off.

Glad to hear you completed the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Did you miss the step where it tells you how to decide what partitions you need to keep and then (in most cases) delete all partitions from the booted Win7 installer?

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8. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals except ethernet, Boot the Windows 7 installer, choose Custom Install, then Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions not needed, repartition and format as shown in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7.
  • Whether to use more than one partition depends largely on if you want your data in the OS partition, or have it linked from another partition to make C partition backup image smaller. This way if Windows 7 becomes irreparable you can re-image the OS/Programs to C and the data will be current and waiting in its own partition. More about Windows 7 backup imaging later.
● If you don't want to keep any partitions but also don't have a new partition scheme in mind, just click Next after Deleting all to let the installer create and format your installation partition for you. Ignore the small boot partition which is created.
Don't forget to run all Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion, then after reboots go back and Check for more Updates. First enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
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21 Jul 2013   #36
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

MAN, http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html tells it all doesn't it. Hope it is secure as now it knows more about my PC than I do.


It said I was missing 17 important security updates so went to my Control Panel, and it said NO updates needed but told to check AGAIN?

Yep, the 17 showed up so I loaded them
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21 Jul 2013   #37
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

No, don't think so, the article said we can keep the 'bloat' partition if we wanted so I did.

Which partition was not the issue, it was very easy to recognize. My desktop has, Disk 0, has 3 partitions

C:/ drive 919.2gb
D:/ HP_Recovery 12.22mb
no drive 'System' 100mb

Those partition make up the DISK 0 931.51 gb HD.

But, the partition list options, another story.
It gave the Advanced option to: Format (which did nothing)
Then tried another option (forgot which one). it gave me another windows.old.000,
But the Windows.old kept building up.

Then tried the DELETE and that one wiped the data off the partition and it was "rock and roll" after that.

But kept the HP_Recovery and the System as a 'comfort factor'. Most likely delte them next load.
PLUS, Thinking about not mixing the OS and DATA on the same disk 0 drive.

What is your opinion on 1 partition for the OS and the 2nd for Data, etc? Then to reload, don't have to worry about Data as in its own partition. Think would be handy for backup too as Data and OS have slightly different requirements. Assume only reason they do it as you can expand the OS as large as you want not being on a smaller fixed partition.

The Laptop HD drive 0 has 4 partitions and the 4th is called "HP_TOOLS" which looks like "BOOT" stuff.

No, the primary, C:/ drive recognition was not an issue but the options on the partition list.
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21 Jul 2013   #38
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

oops, your quote posted says it all.
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21 Jul 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

That's also covered in the Note to HP Owners at the end of tutorial:

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Special notes to HP owners:

On newer models HP Recovery may offer a Minimized OS Recovery option when booting from F11, which retains only the OS, Recovery Manager, HP Support Asst, and HP Wireless LAN. This is as close to a clean reinstall as you can get without doing one yourself.

● If you clean reinstall only to C and leave all other partitions intact, F11 Recovery key should still work later if you need it.

● Problems with volume control lighting and HP Quick Launch buttons have been dealt with here and here.

Specific HP software which might be worth reimporting is discussed in HP Bloatware, or useful system utilities?

Some HP Recovery disks can have their files extracted to access favorite program installers using Accessing HP Recovery Disc Files | directedge.us
Are you sure you booted the installer to Clean Reinstall to C? The reason I ask is that windows.old normally isn't given if you boot the installer and format the target partition.

In any case let us see you current Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Two questions:

1) How is performance so far? How many of your programs have you reinstalled so far %-wise?

2) Reboot and tap the F8 key. Do you get Repair My Computer at the top of the Advanced Boot Options list?
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21 Jul 2013   #40
oneskrewluse

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jagman55 View Post
MAN, http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html tells it all doesn't it. Hope it is secure as now it knows more about my PC than I do.


It said I was missing 17 important security updates so went to my Control Panel, and it said NO updates needed but told to check AGAIN?

Yep, the 17 showed up so I loaded them


yeah its pretty sweet its the only way i can keep up with serial number and driver names lol
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