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Windows 7: Upgrading help

29 Aug 2011   #21
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The help here is interactive. When questions are asked or steps given, please reply to each fully - not just say "It didn't work."

Are you getting the prompt to "Press any key...?" Then what happens?

Did you remove Floppy drive from BIOS Boot order?
I think i removed it.
And it dont say tap any key, just starts as normal.


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29 Aug 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

22 posts to boot a DVD - it may be a new record!

What starts as normal? Win7 or the DVD?

You need to get the DVD to boot. Try tapping the F8 key at boot to access the one-time BIOS Boot menu key, choose DVD drive to boot.

If there is no prompt to "Press any key" then where did you get Win7? Did you burn it yourself. Confirm ISO integrity then burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed,

or write ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in the dropdown menu, then boot stick from F8 key under USB, Removable or HD's.
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30 Aug 2011   #23
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I installed it!!!!!! I got ultimate.
But the display looks kinda weird, don't look as good quality as my old OS?
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30 Aug 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

Have you checked optional Windows Updates for newer drivers?

The latest driver for your graphics card is here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL. The best driver should be this one or the one provided by optional Updates.

Look in Device manager for any missing drivers to import from the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or the device model. I would not change out any drivers given by installer or Updates unless performance problems point to the driver.

How is overall performance now?
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30 Aug 2011   #25
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you checked optional Windows Updates for newer drivers?

The latest driver for your graphics card is here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL. The best driver should be this one or the one provided by optional Updates.

Look in Device manager for any missing drivers to import from the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or the device model. I would not change out any drivers given by installer or Updates unless performance problems point to the driver.

How is overall performance now?
I went into device manager, updated my nvidia driver, it resarted my pc, and now it loads the screensaver and nothing else. i |CTRL alt and delete and it goes black.
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30 Aug 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Reboot and tap the F8 key repeatedly to enter Advanced Boot Options.

See if Repair My Computer is on the list, boot into it and System Restore to before the driver install.

If no Repair console on F8, try Last Known Good Config.

Where did the driver you installed come from? Try optional Windows Update first, then the one from link I posted.
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30 Aug 2011   #27
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Reboot and tap the F8 key repeatedly to enter Advanced Boot Options.

See if Repair My Computer is on the list, boot into it and System Restore to before the driver install.

If no Repair console on F8, try Last Known Good Config.

Where did the driver you installed come from? Try optional Windows Update first, then the one from link I posted.
nothing come up, im just going to reinstall back to home premuim with my old legit serial key. i dont know if it will work yet.
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30 Aug 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

There is no difference in the versions except for a few extra features which are unlocked in the greater versions.

But if you only have a Product key for Home Premium then you should use it.

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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30 Aug 2011   #29
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I re done it and it just loads up onto the wallpaper and nothing else loads, shall i download another disc?
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30 Aug 2011   #30
TylerMcT

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

or is there anywhere i can get the officail disc? for free?
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