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Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I want to thank everyone for their help and...

I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions, I have my older computer up and running Windows 7, and have been able to keep all the programs I got from HP when it originally ran Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I have turned the Sleep Mode back on, and set it...

I have turned the Sleep Mode back on, and set it to activate after 1 hour of inactivity, and it is working fine.

I still have hibernate turned off at the moment, but I noticed that the...
Forum: Software 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,486
Posted By Apotheoun
HP Total Care Advisor "trace log" took up 87GB of hard drive

I was checking my mother's HP computer, which runs Windows 7 (quite nicely I might add), and noticed that her 500GB hard drive was very full, but that she had very little stored on it (a few 700MB...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I updated my graphics card through Windows...

I updated my graphics card through Windows Update, and it seems to have corrected the display problem. I have not turned "sleep mode" back on, but I have been able to activate the "turn off display"...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I want to thank everyone for their help and for...

I want to thank everyone for their help and for the "how to" links. I have the computer up and running Windows 7 again, and was able to restore all the programs I had when the computer was brand...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I used the HP Vista recovery discs so I could get...

I used the HP Vista recovery discs so I could get back some of the programs I originally paid for (e.g., Word 2007, etc.). Now I just have to figure out if I need to install all the Vista updates...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
MS customer service accepted the key and...

MS customer service accepted the key and activated my copy of Seven, but sadly the computer still did not work right, so I am in the process of reinstalling Windows Vista Ultimate with the recovery...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
Does anyone have a link to an already existing...

Does anyone have a link to an already existing "How to" thread for upgrading from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate? I did a search but didn't find one. Any assistance would be greatly...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
Yes, I have a full Windows 7 Ultimate disc (and a...

Yes, I have a full Windows 7 Ultimate disc (and a product key), which I could do a clean install with, but I will lose all the programs I purchased with the computer if I don't use the HP Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
If I can get my original Windows Vista back on...

If I can get my original Windows Vista back on the computer, and working, do I need to download the service packs for Vista before upgrading to Windows 7?
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I did that last night, and it made certain...

I did that last night, and it made certain programs worse, which is why I did a repair install with my Windows 7 disc. I have never in 15 years of using a computer had this type of situation arise. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
All the programs on the computer (even Internet...

All the programs on the computer (even Internet Explorer) have vanished, so I guess I will have to do a clean install with my HP Windows Vista restore discs. Do I need a product key for those (they...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
MS activated the OS for me, but the computer...

MS activated the OS for me, but the computer still does not work properly. I never should have installed the MS.net Framework 4 security updates yesterday. I can't go on the internet with the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
Thank you. I will. I wonder if I should try to...

Thank you. I will. I wonder if I should try to do a clean install instead of a repair. Would that fix this problem?
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I have the original product key and all the...

I have the original product key and all the packaging. But I can't find any phone number to call. :(


This is really cruel of MS to do to people like me who are partially blind.
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
I don't have the receipt anymore, but I can look...

I don't have the receipt anymore, but I can look in my Amazon account and see the date of purchase and order number, and the information related to the order.

Items Ordered Price $275.54
1 of:...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
Yes, through Amazon direct, about 2 years ago. ...

Yes, through Amazon direct, about 2 years ago. How do I get the phone number?
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Feb 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Apotheoun
Windows 7 wrongly tells me my copy is not genuine

I have been using Windows 7 Ultimate, which I purchased about 2 years ago from Amazon.com, but recently had to do a repair install. Now when I try to activate Windows 7 it says that I can't and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Jan 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By Apotheoun
Thanks for the links. They were helpful, even if...

Thanks for the links. They were helpful, even if not in the way I wanted. When I try to uninstall SP1 with the command prompt code, I get a catastrophic failure error: 0x8000ffff

It then says...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By Apotheoun
The problems with my system since SP1 was added...

The problems with my system since SP1 was added are strange. For one thing, the computer tells me that SP1 is installed, even though every time I reboot the computer it goes through stage four of...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By Apotheoun
I didn't have to do that, because the recovery...

I didn't have to do that, because the recovery disks were sent with the computer.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 03 Jan 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By Apotheoun
Thank you for the response and the links. If I...

Thank you for the response and the links. If I am reading the information correctly at the first link you provided, I cannot do a repair install because I have a factory built system with recovery...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By Apotheoun
Windows 7 SP1 64bit Install and Uninstall problems

I installed Windows 7 64bit SP1 a few weeks ago and it never completed the installation, so when I reboot the computer it constantly returns to Stage 4 of the set up and then fails at 69%. The...
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