Installation of Windows 7 on the second laptop
first post so please bear with me.
my Dell Studio 1558 running windows-7 recently deceased. the motherboard somehow got fried. I pulled the laptop hard disk on and recycled. a friend gave me his old inspiron from dell (under Vista). It is slow and freezes a lot when surfing the internet.
recently, I remembered that I have a "reinstallation DVD' for windows 7 that came with my (now deceased) Studio 1558.
I was wondering if I can replace (legally) of Vista with Windows 7? I want to do a clean install, wipe everything off the Inspiron portable computer, and load Windows-7.
I ran a diagnosis and the Inspiron can run Windows 7.
I suppose that if I try to install windows-7, I asked for some kind of activation key (which I did not). as my old laptop is dead and buried, is there someone or somewhere I can reach out where they can give me activation key because I really only run a version of the OS?
one last note: I still have the old hard disk of death studio 1558 - I could exploit that somehow?
hope I posted this in the right forum, thank you
Legally, the key was put on a sticker at the bottom of your Studio 1558 and is approved only for this laptop. If you still had the key, could you transfer it on your computer 'new '? technically, Yes, but with Microsoft EULA changing all the time I don't know if its "legal", I had a key on an old computer and I transferred to a newer computer when the old man died and everything was fine. The Microsoft Police did not stop for me or anything.
Long story short the biggest problem is anyway, that if you trashed the laptop with the key on there is no way to recover it.
Tags: Dell Software
never had a disc of windows vista with the new laptop and no option to make a recovery disk, and I need to format my laptop to factory / clean, help!
How to get Vista recovery Media and/or to use the Vista recovery Partition on your computer.
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Ask them if you can also make recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their way of doing recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
Save all data, because it will be lost during a clean installation.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
How can I install the master collection that I bought on the second laptop, which doesn't have a cd player?
I do not download the product, but I have CD fpr licensed teacher.
Your help is very appreciated!
Download & install instructions https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2003339 can help
-includes a way to go to a page to download the Adobe programs if you do not have a disk or drive
-you will need to enter your original serial number during the installation for non-Cloud programs
-Cloud Getting Started https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud.html
-Membership questions and problems https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1146459
- or kglad links in response to #1 here can help https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2081216
I have a two year old computer and it becomes slow to start. Its a P4 dual core 2.8GHz with 3 GB of RAM and a hard drive SATA 320 G, that left only 60 GB. I tried to uncheck all unnecessary items at startup using msconfig, but its still quite slow.
I bought a new HDD SATA of 500G and I thought performing a new installation of Windows XP on the new drive and boot from that. I want to leave the old disk, as is if I can still access the programs and files that I have on this subject. That said, I will migrate probably all programs and regularly used files on the old drive on a new and let all my media files on the former. I don't want to copy all just above (picture disc) because it will bring all the junk with her.
I backed up my important data to an external drive.
Issues related to the:
Is there a problem to have windows XP on both drives? Will I need to do anything to access my old programs on the start menu in a "new window" - what do I have to reinstall or can I just copy them into folder "program files" the new windows? What is a reasonable way to speed up my machine?
Thank you very much for your answers.
You want to move the old SATA disk to controller 1 (although leave of you for now disconnect) and put the new drive on controller 0 and then install XP. Then set the old drive to the secondary SATA controller. You will need to install programs on the new drive; You may not copy or use the old disk. To stay in compliance with the EULA and activate the new XP successfully, you need to remove the old XP and just use the old disk to store data. MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - don't panic!
Blue "C0000142 dll initiallization failed" error message - windows vista on the computer laptop inspiron 1525 Dell. I tried all system tools and I get nothing and the only point of system restore in the restore SP1 update. not the best at the command line and even worse to system32 please help I need the laptop in return
1. when exactly you get this error message?
2 are you able to boot into the office after getting this error on blue screen?
3. don't you make changes to the computer until the problem occurred?
I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.
Method 1: Try to start your system in safe mode and check if the same problem occurs.
Method 2 : If the question does not exist in Mode safe mode then try to put your computer in a clean boot state.
By setting your boot system minimum state helps determine if third-party applications or startup items are causing the problem.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or Windows 7:
Note: After the boot minimum troubleshooting step, follow step 7 in the link provided to return the computer to a Normal startup mode.
Method 3: If the problem persists, then try to run the Startup Repair tool.
Startup Repair is a Windows Vista recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as system files missing or damaged that may prevent Windows from starting correctly. When you run the Startup Repair, it scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so that your computer can start correctly.
Hope this information is useful.
With my monthly subscription of CC with Lightroom and Photoshop, I can download to the second laptop?
Of course, you can install and activate the product on two computers as long as they do not work at the same time
You can download the products link below
The "Software Installation" window will open on the second monitor in a dual monitor extended installation of the monitor
I have a dual display setup. A 225WS 1680 x 1050 monitor LG is connected via a VGA cable and a VGA - DVI converter to a DVI port on a Radeon 6850 video card. The second screen is a Samsung HDTV set at 1920 x 1080 and connected via HDMI on the same video card. I have set up the screen LCD as main monitor and the Samsung HDTV as the extended display. HDTV is most of the time, but I use it at least once a day. This isn't a driver problem, because it happened also when I had an old Nvidia video card and it is fixed by a new installation of windows and setting up of screens from a square.
The installer works great almost all the time except when I try to use some programs or Windows functions (7). When I try to start the MozBackup application or I pop in a new usb device and click on the notification bubble, both these windows (MozBackup and the "Driver software Installation" window) open in the center of the HDTV as opposed to the LCD (which is defined as primary). The problem is that the views are ~ 3 meters out and HDTV is mostly off.
I sent a bug report to the developer of MozBackup because this part is perhaps a problem with its software or what old Windows functions and hooks it uses, but the window "Installing the driver software" (or who knows what other program Windows Basic) has exactly the same problem and is part of Windows.
What can I do about it? I DIDN'T put the displays in any mode "clone" to have office in mirror between them. Is - this fixable somehow? I guess that is not a problem with the video card drivers because I used two different video cards with either the manufacturer or windows update drivers and the problem is the same.
I'm talking about a window similar to this one
Try changing the backup.ini
you find it in
.. \Program files (x86)\MozBackup\backup.ini
Open the file backup.ini with editor
Check if you have the rights to save the changed files in this directory. You may need to change the Directory rights
Change the value of "1": monitor
; Monitor: the monitor number where MozBackup window will appear
'2' or whatever the value of your primary monitor is:
; Monitor: the monitor number where MozBackup window will appear
System main screen could be identified as '1 '. If you have changed the monitors, it can be used internally '2 '.
I bought a new laptop Lenovo that comes with 10 windows, I want to get rid of 10 and install windows 7, how to do this?
You can seriously improve performance on an installation of lower plant with the integrity checklist install Windows 10 .
Otherwise, you will need to purchase a license of Windows 7 to Clean install Windows 7
But if you go for it - which involves tracking down (or purchase on Amazon) the Windows 7 installation media that is no longer available - then you might as well Create Installation Windows 10 support to the vastly superior Clean install Windows Upgrade 10 with the license for 10 you already have on your PC. Nobody who has done the clean install has no complaints, and 10 is a much better than Windows 7 operating system.
I have a bit of a MESS! Bought a Dell Latitude Laptop online, which was supposed to have Windows 7 Pro. When receipt he did 7 Home Premium. Found I had problems with some XP programs running and finished by the seller to send me a genuine disc "Réinstallation DVD Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit," Dell and a key COST and product. My concern - since they are BOTH the OEM versions of the operating system and a new drive a "Reinstall" rather than an "upgrade" - is that going to reformat my hard drive and destroy all my drivers and the factory pre-installed programs? Dell installs a number of vital programs to run the webcam, diagnostics, audio, secure data backup, etc., and all necessary hardware drivers, but they do not send copies of disc. How to backup all this? And then, everything I need to copy from the system to be able to reinstall the programs? Seems an almost impossible process... A drive to "Reinstall" OEM gives you an option to simply replace the operating system and everything still leave it alone? I certainly don't want to start without knowing what I am getting into.
Would appreciate certainly no help...
Thanks for your quick response. I'm a little nervous because of all the issues that I had with this laptop - then just one last question for confirmation - if I buy a key to upgrade to 7 Pro AND use the Express Upgrade Wizard, it WILL NOT reformat my hard drive?
That's right, see how it works:
When I am in fact, drivers for all my hardware and programs installed and my data will always be there and accessible under the new OS? Thank you. Nancy
That is right.
Well, I am trying to install Windows XP Professional on my laptop, HP Pavilion dv7-6195us.
THA laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.
I want to create the dual-boot with XP and 7. The problem is that I get the blue screen after pressing any key to boot from the DVD.
Does anyone know how to install Windows XP on laptop Pavilion dv7?
The link with you help solve this problem:
I own a dv7 - 3186cl and recently bought a new hard drive to replace the damaged one. When I go to install windows 7 from the recovery of the system DVD purchased by hp, it loads a blank screen background image and stays there.
I had kept it slowed down on it for about 6 hours now. The mouse still moves, but nothing has changed.
I ran Diagnostics on the computer before this point and he passed all the tests.
Someone help me please... I have no idea what to do
Please reinitate the recovery process. Please remove all other devices connected to the laptop. Here is the link that has the steps:
Windows does not detect the second monitor. Unable to access options to the mirror of the main screen. Second montor is connected, but is only the display wallpaper.
1. How did the second monitor connected to the computer?
I suggest you try the steps from the link below and check if it helps.
Solving the multiple monitor problems: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-multiple-monitor-problems
Understand multiple monitors: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Understanding-multiple-monitors
Set up multiple monitors: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-multiple-monitors
Hope this information is useful.
I'm new to this bear so please with me. I have a new machine that is running Windows 8.1 and I have 3 hard drives in the machine. What I'm trying to do is to install Windows 7 as a second OS on a disk that is not being used, but whenever I get to 'Install now' page of Windows 7 I have no mouse or keyboard control. Nada.Zip. What am I doing wrong please? Trying to find anything other than the partition online, I have that I can make head or tail nothing. I need not "Partition" anything. It's a car clean and new, and I know how to do it to point to the right of the road. This machine is a build (my first) and I use an i5 4690K on a card mother Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Please keep it simple I know very little of this Tech stuff. Just enough to get!
Thanks in advance,
First you need to remove the hard drive win - 8.1 so that other drive has it's own boot loader installed on his record rather than share with the victory-8 drive,
Then go into the bios of your motherboard and disable secure boot. Advanced / Start and scroll to the bottom for secure boot
If you see a list Type OS to other OS.
Usually access is typed on the delete key when switching voltage or F2 to enter setup.
Once the secure boot is disabled Insert win 7 dvd or flash drive.
Save the changes and then press the F8 key to start menu
Select the dvd or flash drive.
Try to install now.
Once installed win 7 you can stop and reinstall the hard drive win-8 and use F8 to select who has never install you want to start too.
I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo ThinkPad X 200. The product key is easy to find on the sticker of the ThinkPad. However, the version of Windows is hidden (for example, I can't check that my ThinkPad had originally installed Windows 7 Pro). I was able to install by using a Pro Win 7 SP1 CD ROM I bought for another installation. I used the ThinkPad I was trying to make the new facility on the product key. I was able to activate the Windows 7 Pro using the phone call and my cell phone. I checked the activation! However, I have problems with Windows update. The product key may be a different version of Windows 7. If so, why did it install and activate OK? Y at - it a fix for this problem or I have to buy a new version of Windows 7 Pro? Please note that I have not yet installed all drivers Lenovo ThinkPad as I can't seem to install correctly. Thank you!
Since the issue is updated to Windows, it is not a product number key.
You can reset the Windows Update components by running the Fixit on this page. But if there is malware present, she will continue to reset the connection to the update servers:
How to reset the Windows Update components
Suggest you download and save the Fixit. Then configure the system before the clean boot by running:
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista/Windows 7
Once the Fixit has been downloaded and the system is started in the pure State, check that the native Windows Firewall is now on if a 3rd party firewall has been used previously. Now run the Fixit and choose the default mode. Restart once it's done and see if the system can be connected to the update servers. If he can't, then rerun the Fixit and choose aggressive mode. Turn it back on when he finished the race and updates.
First of all, I can't find the model p6130y number on the HP Support. The original hard drive came out and it was replaced with a Seagate SATA 850 GB drive, buy Windows 7 on DVD and I tried to install. Obtained through formatting the drive. Their only option now is to "Load a driver." He says that I need to locate the HD driver on the media and press OK. I can't find such an on installation disk so will try the find the right HD drivers for this model computer download on a USB key. Any ideas?
Here is the link for the driver sata for your model:
Just download it and do not run it.
The motherboard in your model has major problems with the drives out and that the results in the hard drive and DVD drive from the BIOS endangered.
It could happen to your model, it's why W7 cannot find the hard drive.
You will need to download and install this free program.
After installing 7 - Zip, right-click on the Sata driver you downloaded and select 7 - zip option in the list.
Select extract to: I leave extract the name of the file and extract the exe file in a folder of driver.
Once you have the file, open it and copy the contents of the folder on a drive portable usb flash without the src folder.
With the flash player and the installation of W7 media connected to the computer, boot from the installation of W7 media.
After selecting the install now option, select the training - Advanced menu, Options and select the option load a driver.
You should now see the storage driver files listed.
If you check the box, it only includes the compatible driver.
Follow the prompts and hopefully, W7 should install correctly.
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