Pavilion dv6500: upgrade Windows Vista (32 bit) to Windows 7 (32 bit) or install for Windows 7 (64-bit)

Do you have a recommendation about knowing it would be preferable to upgrade Windows Vista (32) to Win 7 (32), or make a new installation for Win 7 (64).  Laptop has currently 4 GB of RAM installed.  Should I wait for an improvement of the notable performance with the additional hassle to install Win 7 (64)?  I guess I have to pay money to Ms. be it (?)


This Windows 7 Guide may be useful to do the clean install:

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    I recently bought a pack of conversion from microsoft for windows 7 64 bit.

    It downloaded as files from the BOX and im extremely frustrated, I can't do anything with these files. I assumed it would be a simple download and upgrade to vista 64-bit for windows 7 64 bit and have tried everything available to me.

    Please help someone

    You can download the .iso file correct 64-bit instead:

    The format of the box is the old version.
  • On Windows 7 upgrade from vista 64 bit stops after that it says the settings and files of collection

    I am tring to install Windows 7 upgrade from vista 64-bit.  I'm to the point where it says collect files and settings, and it stops running, and then in the details it shows 3 files located in the c: users\my name\appdata\local\temp\WER followed by numbers.tmp, then version, appcompat or mdmp. (example: wer5090.tmp.version.txt)  He said that these files are the reason. Any ideas how to solve this problem?

    1 disable any security software before attempting to upgrade

    2. make sure that your computer is updated (devices and applications)

    3. disconnect all external devices before installing.

    4. check your hard disk for errors:

    Click Start

    Type: CMD, according to the results, right-click CMD

    Click on "Run as Administrator"

    At the command prompt, type: chkdsk /f /r

    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and will try to correct them.

    1. click on start, type msconfig in the search box and press ENTER.

    User account control permission

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.

    2. in the general tab, click Selective startup.

    3. under Selective startup, clear the check box load startup items.

    4. click on the Services tab, select the hide all Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable all.

    5. click on OK.

    6. When you are prompted, click on restart.

    7. after the computer starts, check if the problem is resolved.

    Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:

    If the upgrade continues to fail, you might want to consider doing a custom installation:

    Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
    Click Install now
    Accept the license agreement
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    Select the disk partition where you want to install Windows 7 click Next.

    You will receive the following warning:

    The partition you have selected may contain files from a previous Installation of Windows. If so, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    (At all costs, do NOT click on anything in Format, deletion or Partition name.) So even do a custom installation, your personal files are still kept. Click OK

    The installation program will now begin installation. During installation, your computer will be restarted several times.

    Once the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience as the choice of your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone. You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and drivers.

    You can then retrieve your personal files from the Windows.old folder and reinstall all of your applications and drivers.

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    7 Windows vista upgrade problem

    During the upgrade of vista 64 bit, 7 64 bit process hangs about 2/3 of the way through the last part and I have to reboot that restores Vista. No idea what could be the cause of the crash?


    I suggest you perform the steps in troubleshooting from the following link and check how it works.

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    Check out the following link for more information about how to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

    Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

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    I searched several for one for the advice and tried to install several recommended drivers but so far without success. Can someone help me with this?

    Hi Charlie54,

    You can try using Recovery Manager to restore the software and drivers (Windows 7) to restore the original drivers, or you can try to install the Windows 7 drivers.

    Here is the Windows 7 drivers for the Software HP MediaSmart Live TV and the TV Tuner driver, they should both be installed.

    I hope this helps, please let me know.

    Thanks and good luck!

  • Pavilion a6207c: upgrade from vista to windows 7 Home premium

    I want to move from vista to windows edition Home premium, but I'm told that I need to know if my computer can actually support windows 7. Can someone tell me how can I tell if my computer is able to be upgraded to windows 7? I have a pavilion of hp with a 32-bit operating system, the model number is a6207c. Thank you

    Run the Advisor to upgrade Windows 7 from here:

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    It's a bit complicated, but I appreciate all help.

    I have the following:
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    2. a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit upgrade disc purchased through a program of student software in 2010. Shortly after using the disk and the key, the laptop I was using died due to hardware problems.
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    Student software system only allows users to buy a copy of each version, so I can't buy it simply another copy of the 64-bit version.
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    It's a bit complicated, but I appreciate all help.

    I have the following:
    1. access to a genuine copy of Windows Vista 64-bit (regardless of the version I want) through IEEE Computer Society.
    2. a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit upgrade disc purchased through a program of student software in 2010. Shortly after using the disk and the key, the laptop I was using died due to hardware problems.
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    Hi Paldor

    Windows 7 Professional 32 bit product key will attempt to activate the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit installation. The only condition, in this case, is that the (Professional) edition is the same.


  • HP Pavilion DV6500: upgrading the BIOS on HP DV6500 w/Win7-64

    HP Pavilion DV6500

    Service etiquette: dv6607rs

    Memory: 2 GB to 4 GB upgrade

    Operating system: Win7 Ultimate 64-bit

    HD: upgrading to the new Toshiba 1 TB HDD - MQ01ABD100

    OLD HD: Western Digital WD1600BEVS - 60RST0

    CPU: upgrading to AMD Turion64 X 2 TL-66, 2.3 GHz

    OLD CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X 2 TK - 55 1.8 GHz

    Motherboard model: Quanta 30CF

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    BIOS: Phoenix HP, 23/07/2007, F.06

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    I guess I have two questions.

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    2. If Vista will be used, what exactly I need / have to do to get Vista to recognize my original hard drive?

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    Kind regards


    Ok. I'm done.

    The hard drive was not recognized because I did something stupid. When I got the new drive and put the old man back, I forgot to transfer adapter plastic little new hard drive to the former. The pins on the old drive never made contact when I put it back in the system.

    Once I realized my mistake, I could format the old drive, put Vista on it, Flash the BIOS to the most recent/last version and then replace the old drive to the new drive with Win7-64 on it. Piece of cake.

    Now, I did almost everything possible to restore and modernize this computer:

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    • Replace the non-functional keyboard
    • BIOS flashed
    • Replace hard drive broken plastic cover
    • Replaced the knob cracked and melted
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    • Clean the vents, fan, radiator, new thermal paste

    Everything seems to work OK so far. Let's see if the overheating problem that caused my ex-wife (the killer of computer) to throw this laptop comes back, or if it is fixed for good. Thanks to those who replied with their answers to help me.


  • Pavilion 6650z: upgrade Windows 10

    I was wondering if an upgrade to Windows 7 SP 1 Windows 10 could prove useful. My desktop computer Pavilion meets all the hardware requirements to run Win 10. It's a CTO in January 2011.

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    Before considering a new attempt to upgrade Windows 10, I would like to know if it's worth my time and effort to install Win 10. Also, I would like to know which is better: an upgrade in place against the clean install.

    I read Windows 7 machines that met in the hardware configuration required to win 10 has failed as well in the upgrade process, that the results are mixed at best.

    Thanks for your help.

    Westin doc


    You are right to be cautious about making the upgrade of Win10 on a Win7 PC.

    I did it on several\ PC Win7 and it completely trashed both of them - where they were to be restored to factory settings to restore operation.

    I wrote the following to inform people about the measures to be taken during the upgrade PC Win7 to Win10...

    Desktop computers older Win7 tend to fare badly when upgraded to Win10 - mainly due to lack of HP Win10 drivers for older hardware.

    If you are determined to upgrade to Win10, you must be willing to do four things:
    (1) do a full image backup of disk external drive or USB stick, capacity
    (2) changes to the reserved system partitioning hard disk recommandΘes mΘthodes,
    (3) use a different approach and maybe more than one, as Windows Update to do the upgrade,
    (4) prepare for a clean install.

    1: backup of images:
    This is VITAL, because the machine is doomed to failure of the upgrade, and when that happens, you will learn that GoBack to Win10 function is NOT reliable, and that can leave you with a corrupt machine that will require the factory reset and lose all that on it, to get it working again.

    You can avoid this by making an image backup to an external hard drive or a USB drive using Macrium reflect (MR), which provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or drives together.

    What I recommend is the following:
    (1) download and install Macrium reflect (MR)
    (2) run M. and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition (s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB key
    (3) use the option to create a CD or a USB startup key

    NOW, you have the means to restore a full system that works for the external hard drive or USB key in a few minutes.
    2: System reserved for resizing:
    There is a small partition on the HDD with Win7 preinstalled machines known as system reserved.  It is something known as the boot loader code.  There is 100 MB format: all that is necessary for Win7.  But Win10 needs 350 MB and, in some cases, is NOT able to resize it on its own.  IF this happens, you must manually use a partitioning tool to resize it yourself.
    3: use a different approach to upgrade:
    Windows Update is the simpler, but less reliable, way to do the upgrade from Win10.  A much better and more reliable way is to use Microsoft Media creation tool: choose the upgrade this option now PC.

    After all this, you know that MS install drivers with only the most basic features.  Given that HP does not have drivers for your PC Win10, this limited functionality is the best you're going to get.  HP does not actively write new drivers from Win10 for the old PC Win7.  To keep all the features of your PC, your best shot is NOT to upgrade to Win10.
    4: be prepared to clean-install:
    If you do all this, and after the upgrade, your PC works partially, this means that the upgrade is not well and stuff is still there the previous OS corrupt the functionality of Win10.

    You MIGHT be able to solve the problem in fact a clean install of Win10. Problem is that, often, a clean-install does not recognize prior activation, even if it should. So, before doing the upgrade, follow these instructions on the community forums Win10 on creating a genuineticket.xml file:

    You need more later to activate your pc Win10 after the installation of clean.


    Good luck
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  • Pavilion DV6500: upgrade memory RAM of HP Pavilion DV6500

    Hi, I would like to upgrade memory RAM on this laptop:

    HP Pavilion dv6500

    p/n GV262EA #AKB

    Please could you provide me with information what kind of RAM I can use?

    Thank you in advance, best regards



    It is an old machine, which

    Supports up to 4 GB of system RAM PC2-5300, DDRII (667 MHz)
    Supports the following configurations:
    ● 4096 (2048 × 2)
    ● 2048 (2 048 × 1, 1024 × 2).
    ● 1536 (1024 + 512)
    ● 1024 (1024 × 1, 2 × 512 MB)
    ● 512 (512 × 1)

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  • Problems after upgrade to Vista 64-bit for Win 7 64 bit - iq506t

    Updated Vista 64 bit on '7' 64-Bit.  I'm experieincing the following questions:

    1 - my wife is ready to kill me now that his favorite game, Mahjong, disappeared!  Download the EXACT same version that was on my Vista IQ506t somewhere?

    2 - my microphone does not work.

    3 - Win 7 feature "Glance at the office" does not work.  'Show Desktop' works perfectly.

    4. I want my old screen savers that were on the back of iq506t of Vista as well.

    5 audio, (flight +, vol - and mute), the keys works do not.  KB audio buttons work fine.

    Message edited by robdam1001 on 10/31/2009 17:19
    Message edited by robdam1001 on 10/31/2009 17:19

    awesome! Well you all this that is functional. I don't know how you can get your screensaver back however.

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    After update from September 4 for Vista 32 bit on a dell Inspiron 1545 computer I get continuous blue screen with code 0 x 0000007.  I tried the Dell disk install Vista and went to an old system save on September 2 before the update, but still with the same problem.  Windows starts but as soon as I try to log in, go to the same blue screen.  Run Dell diagnostic programs shows no hardware problem.  I ran chckdsk also and fixed a few things but same result.  No matter who else have similar problems with this update.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Question about upgrading to Vista 64 - bit - Satellite A300-1EG


    I wanted to ask you, how can I run Vista 64-bit without losing all the software that I got carried away with my laptop Toshiba Satellite A300-1EG?
    I would be remiss and so on the Toshiba disk creator?
    Is there a way to extract somehow the recovery DVD?

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    Please do not mix two different things. 64-bit and 32-bit versions are not the same and if your mobile phone is supported for the version of Vista 64-bit, you can find all the drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page under

    Have you already checked this?

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    I need to make a system dump on my count. My computer came with xp and a free upgrade to vista, so I don't have a cd for vista. How can I get vista on my computer with a CD with vista on it.


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    I'm trying to upgrade a 32-bit vista home to a host of windows 7 32 bit that I get all the way to the transfer of files section, then the computer should restart after it restarts the computer gives me the blue screen of death. I tried this several times and same result. I disabled my antivirus as you suggest and disconnect all devices useless usb but same result. I was wondering if I would need the disc to do a custom installation. The file that I downloaded from DigitalRiver.

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    Windows 7 questions should be directed to the it.

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