can I change my windows vista Home premium to windows7 to my model of laptop (compaq CQ61)

can I change my windows vista Home premium to windows7 to my model of laptop (compaq CQ61)

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How does the Windows 7 upgrade Option?

The Windows 7 upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on some PC and Microsoft on any purchase of packaged product Windows Vista. The Windows 7 upgrade Option applies to Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate editions. Your upgrade to Windows 7 will be the comparable version: so you will get either Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional (upgrade to Windows Vista Business) or Windows 7 Ultimate, respectively. The Windows 7 upgrade Option program works on June 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010. Some manufacturers may choose to shorten the time of upgrade Option.

http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx

Above Microsoft link has info for the Options to upgrade Windows 7 from participating computer manufacturers.

Read the info here to see if you qualify.

http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/buy/offers/upgrade-FAQ-option.aspx

FAQ about the upgrade is at the link above.

http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/get/Upgrade-Advisor.aspx

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579 (WS.10) .aspx

Railways upgrade to Windows 7 at the link above.

For any question on Windows 7:

http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/category/Windows7

Link above is Windows 7 forum for questions on windows 7.

Windows 7 questions should be directed to the it.

You are in the Vista Forums.

See you soon.

Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

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    Hello

    This is not an upgrade from Windows 7 to Vista.

    It is a downgrade that Vista is the previous operating system before Windows 7 came out and you would have to BUY a COMPLETE of Vista version and do a fresh install of Vista; but before you buy Vista, check first that your computer manufacturer provides the Vista drivers for your model computer.

    Microsoft sells more Vista; Try Amazon.com.

    See you soon.

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    If it is not applicaple, you need to reinstall the operating system.

    "What to do if you forget your Windows password"

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/is-is/Windows-Vista/what-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password

    "If you forget the administrator password, and you do not have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you will not be able to reset the password. If there is no other user account on the computer, you will not be able to log on Windows and you need to reinstall Windows. »

    Microsoft prohibits any help given in these Forums for you help bypass or "crack" passwords lost or forgotten.

    Here's information from Microsoft, explaining that the policy:

    http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/Windows_7-security/keeping-passwords-secure-Microsoft-policy-on/39f56ef0-5d68-41AD-9daa-6e6019c25d37

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  • If I have windows vista Home Premium 32 bit genuien instalation in my laptop after how I can to update or upgrade in Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

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    Hello

    You are unable to update or upgrade Vista 32 bit to 64 bit of Vista.

    32-bit to 64-bit, or 64 bit to 32 bit is done by a new installation using a full version of the operating system.

    32-bit and 64-bit are different operating systems.

    See you soon.

  • Changing in Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7

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    Hello

    Windows 7 is not free; you have to buy.

    Microsoft sells more Windows 7; Try Amazon.com.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    This offer is free years; long expired.

    How does the Windows 7 upgrade Option?

    The Windows 7 upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on some PC and Microsoft on any purchase of packaged product Windows Vista. The Windows 7 upgrade Option applies to Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate editions. Your upgrade to Windows 7 will be the comparable version: so you will get either Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional (upgrade to Windows Vista Business) or Windows 7 Ultimate, respectively. The Windows 7 upgrade Option program works on June 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010. Some manufacturers may choose to shorten the time of upgrade Option.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Before purchasing Windows 7, follow these steps:

    Go to your computer / computer laptop manufacturer Web site and see if Windows 7 drivers are available for your make and model computer / laptop.

    If this is not available, Windows 7 will not properly work for you.

    Run the "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

    http://www.Microsoft.com/en-US/Download/details.aspx?ID=20

    Check if your specifications are compatible for Windows 7:

    "Windows 7 system requirements"

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/products/system-requirements

    Windows 7 upgrade paths:

    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579 (v = ws.10) .aspx

    See you soon.

  • What is the largest HDD size that can be used with Windows Vista Home Premium

    Can you tell me this as the largest capacity hard drive that can be used in a computer Windows Vista Home Premium 32 - bit with an Intel Centrino Duo 1.6 GHz processor.  The laptop came with a 160 GB HARD drive.

    Largest you can currently buy and probably larger that your mother/hardware card takes in charge.

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  • can I switch from windows vista home premium (English), Windows 7 (in Spanish)?

    Greetings,

    I have a laptop with an English version of Windows Vista Home Premium installed.
    I now live in Latin America, so I would like to upgrade (not customize) a Spanish version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
    I wanted to know if this process with out without fault or will I have problems of language compatibility?
    Thank you
    Xiomara Beltran

    Greetings,

    I have a laptop with an English version of Windows Vista Home Premium installed.
    I now live in Latin America, so I would like to upgrade (not customize) a Spanish version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
    I wanted to know if this process with out without fault or will I have problems of language compatibility?
    Thank you
    Xiomara Beltran

    In this State...

    Go buy a COMMERCIAL of the Spanish version of Windows 7 Home Premium version and do a CLEAN INSTALLATION.
    Note: you will lose all files and install programs when you clean it. Thus, you should save that you want to keep before hand.

    How to do a clean installation tutorial:

    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-Windows-7-a.html

  • Bluetooth doesn't work does not correctly after the installation of Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (SP2) on Dell laptop

    I searched this forum and almost all resources on the net for days now nothing works.  Give the message to a thread more appropriate that I couldn't find one that is truly representative and am a newb at this.

    Summary of the problem: Bluetooth connectivity does not work properly after the window Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and 2 installation (SP 1 and 2).

    My system:

    Laptop Dell Inspiron E1705, 32-bit Winows Vista Home Premium SP2, Dell Wireless Bluetooth 355 Module + EDR 2.0

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    Problem: After downloading and installing the Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and 2 (SP 1 and 2), my system does not recognize my Bluetooth (a touch of Sprint also) device known as the HTC Vogue.  I stress that I have not had any problems with this device before downloads.  I can't revert to the pre - SP State 1 and 2 because my system restore does not have these points more.

    I have read several posts on various sites about people having similar problems with Bluetooth connectivity after the Vista SP 1 and 2 facilities.  The problem is obviously the need for an updated driver.  I went to the site to download driver Dell and the Blueooth only updates available are the following. (Note: these drivers all date from 2006 and 2007).

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=RC956904&l=en&s=pub&SystemID=INS_PNT_P4_9400&os=WLH&osl=en&servicetag=&catid=-1&impid=-1&deviceid=12084&libid=5&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&releaseid=R159805&formatcnt=1&vercnt=1

    I had these installed before the SP 1 and 2 have been installed and they worked very well. After the upgrade, these drivers do not work.  They won't recognise BT devices.  I tried to upgrade the drivers by using update Broadcom suggested below it, but an error of following installation to contact Dell.

    http://www.Broadcom.com/support/Bluetooth/update.php

    I contacted Dell via e-mail and on the phone, but they want to charge me $60 for a one time service call just to talk about the problem because my warranty has expired. Provide updated drivers is not a problem of security in my opinion.  Even after explaining the situation, their continuous support to just send me the link to download Driver Dell above with out-of-date drivers.  I guess that's what they are charged to do, they do not have to admit a problem of compatibility.  This obviously the same link they would charge $60 to send.  I explained that I need just a Bluetooth Driver from Dell to at least version 6.3.   Needless to say, I will never buy another Dell product.

    On my end, I tried to uninstall my current drivers and then by installing a newer driver to support Gateway (Version 6.2.1.500 for and Acer).  This allows me to install some parts of this update and the update Broadcom. However, it is not a perfect installation and expires after about 90% saying "this update is not for this system" because it is the gateway not Dell to be provided.  Displays the version of the driver on my computer is Version 6.3.5.430 after doing this, but it is not a complete installation and some features are not available.

    Does anyone have experience with this issue? I would like to have a link with some bluetooth drivers generic Version 6.3 type which will allow me to use the Broadcom link to upgrade to the last version that works with Vista SP 1 and 2.

    Thank you for your help.

    Support FREE from Microsoft for SP2:

    https://support.Microsoft.com/OAS/default.aspx?PRID=13014&Gprid=582034&St=1

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2). This support for SP2 is valid until August 30, 2010.

    Microsoft free support for Vista SP2 at the link above.

    See you soon.

    Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

  • How can I reinstall my windows vista Home premium 32

    Mr. Michael-thanks for the reply and help... but I need more... I decided to reinstall my windows vista family 32-bit premium, now I work with vista full... like I said u before I think it is not legal...
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    my lap top is Toshiba...
    Thank you

    http://www.CSD.Toshiba.com/cgi-bin/TAIS/support/JSP/home.jsp

    Toshiba support

    Contact Toshiba and ask them to send you a set of recovery Vista disc/s.

    Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.

    Then reinstall Vista with them.

    In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    Try this and see if it works:

    Toshiba Recovery:

    To access the recovery partition Toshiba, powering the laptop. Press 0 (zero) key and turn on the laptop. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo, which is where you should start to type the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the device emits a sound signal or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should light up * MODE of RECOVERY of HARD drive * for a fraction of a second, and then load the Toshiba Recovery program directly from the hard drive.

    Note that this clears all data and reload all the software factory default. Be sure to back up all your important personal data beforehand!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Or borrow a good DVD (not Dell, HP, etc.) Vista.
    A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
    The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.

    If you can borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD(not a friend's HP, Dell recovery disk!), here's how to clean install it:

    http://www.theeldergeekvista.com/vista_clean_installation.htm

    A tutorial on the use of a clean installation.

    See you soon. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

  • How can I make SUST recovery of windows vista Home premium via the command prompt. My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5. Meet _ @ _. ___

    The laptop is Hp pavilion dv5. I have no recovery discs. The notebook exploded when I downloaded the updates from kaspersky.

    Hello

    Contact HP and ask them to send you in vista recovery disks to reinstall the operating system back as it was when you bought it

    they do it for a nominal cost of $

    ____________________________________________________________

    or press F11 at startup:

    Restore the PC to its original state with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible

    If the PC does not start under Windows, it may still be possible to use the HP recovery disk to restore the computer to its original state. The Recovery Manager can be started during the boot process by following the steps below.
    1. Press on the button / stop to start the PC and press the f11 key when the standard BIOS guests appear on the black screen.
      NOTE:  By pressing the f11 key at startup on a computer with an image factory HP will start the system recovery process, even if the message is not displayed.
      • If the HP Recovery Manager can access the recovery on the hard drive partition, you receive a to back up user files before you start the recovery prompt. Follow the instructions.
      • If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard disk to resolve system errors, you need to use the recovery disk custom that you created to recover the hard disk to its original state.
      • If you have not created the custom recovery disk, or disks are damaged, you can order a replacement of HP recovery CD.

    2. When the Recovery Manager starts, follow the instructions of recovery step by step , shown above.

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    Try this to solve your problem instead of relocation:

    try a restore of the system before this happened

    http://www.windowsvistauserguide.com/system_restore.htm

    If necessary do in safe mode

    Windows Vista

    Using the F8 method:

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. When the computer starts, you will see your computer hardware are listed. When you see this information begins to tap theF8 key repeatedly until you are presented with theBoot Options Advanced Windows Vista.
    3. Select the Safe Mode option with the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to start mode without failure of Vista.
    5. To start Windows, you'll be a typical logon screen. Connect to your computer and Vista goes into safe mode.
    6. Do whatever tasks you need and when you are done, reboot to return to normal mode.
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    can I switch from windows vista home premium to windows 7 Home Basic for my thoshiba laptop satellite

    Hello

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