Windows Vista Ultimate Edition will not be upgraded to Windows 7
Windows 7 Upgrade says he cannot directly upgrade Windows XP, duh? I ran the Upgrade Advisor before running the upgrade software and did not get this stupid message. I get only when the software upgrade performs its checks. I am running Windows Vista Ultimate Edition with all updates to September 24, 2013.
Which edition of Windows 7? It matches the edition of Vista you are trying to upgrade to?
When important changes to your computer, for example an upgrade, it is always recommended that you back up your system before installing a new version of Windows. In your case, you can upgrade to Windows 7 depending on the edition and the architecture of Windows Vista, you have installed. If you are running a 32-bit version of Vista and upgrade to a 64-bit (Windows 7 edition) version, you'll have a pure make install, it is the opposite case.
If you are using Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium consumer editions, you can only upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. In addition, you can make downgrades, which means, if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate Edition now, you cannot downgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. You perform logical upgrades:
Windows Vista Home Basic > Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium or Ultimate
Windows Vista Edition Home Premium > Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate
Windows Vista Business > Windows 7 Professional, enterprise or ultimate edition
Windows Vista Business > Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate > Windows 7 Ultimate.
Why these updates does not apply to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition?
Here's an overview:
In addition, why Vista Ultimate load individually all these individual language packs? The other 32 options. How can I disable them?
Q: is this computer belong to you or...?
A: my client
It is a specific consumer support forum. You will find appropriate assistance in what IT Pro forum-online http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistasecurity/threads
Vista Ultimate 32 will install, but not Ultimate 64. The installation is done, but at the first reboot, the OS will crash with blue screen of death (STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFF...) 5, ...).
Since Ultiate 32 works very well, I think that there is a problem with 64-bit drivers. In my view, there is a version updated to Vista Ultimate 64 with SP1. Do you know if this version solves the problem, and if so, can you send me a copy if I send my product key?
The only other suggestions in the Windows documentation if there is no update of the BIOS are:
- Disable the BIOS memory options such as implementing caching or shading.
You can also disable caching memory BIOS to try to resolve the error. You must also run the diagnostics of material, especially the scanner memory, which provides the manufacturer of the system. For more information about these procedures, see the manual of your computer.
Hello... my computer will not install update KB2378111 with a code error 80070570. In addition, I can not install all programs downloaded from the internet, specifically my anti-virus software. I'm running without any software antivirus at this time. I ran the most recent Microsoft malicious software removal tool and it showed that there is no problem.
I'm running without any antivirus at this time software
Cleaning a compromised system
Personal data backup (which none should be considered 100% reliable at this point) then format the HARD disk and do a clean install of Windows. Please note that a repair installation (upgrade AKA on-site) will NOT fix it!
HOW to do a clean install of Vista: see the "to install Windows by performing a clean install" (or "reinstall Windows Vista") http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows-Vista article
NOTE: If your computer came with a set of disks, there is a hidden partition restore (not to be confused with the restoration of the system) you would use to do the clean install (AKA a "destructive recovery").
After the new installation, you will have the equivalent of a "new computer" in order to take care of EVERYTHING on the next page before connecting the machine to the internet or one local network (i.e. other computers) AND BEFORE to plug in a flash, SD card, or any other external drive to the computer otherwise:
4 steps to help protect your new computer before going online
Tip: After completing the computer fully patched, download/install KB971029 manually before connecting any player external to the computer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029
VERY IMPORTANT! -Online any Norton or McAfee free trial which is preinstalled on the computer when you bought will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the trial for free AND download/run the removal tool appropriate prior to installing the updates, Windows Service Packs or IE upgrades AND BEFORE installing your new anti-virus application.
McAfee Consumer product removal tool
Risks & benefits of P2P file sharing
Measures to help prevent spyware
Measures to help prevent computer worms
Avoid fake security software!
If you need additional assistance with the clean install, please start a new thread in this forum: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistarepair/threads
If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, good reputation and stand-alone computer (that is, not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) repair facility.
~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I have an ASUS computer which is about five years old and works fine. It runs only Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP1.
The HD has been giving signs which is failing. I bought a new HD and copied the old HD to the biggest news. Everything seems to work fine until I tried to run Windows Update. It does not allow me to update and gives the 8024A 000 error code every time I try to run it. I called ASUS for help and they said
to contact me Microsoft.
I found the solution to this problem. I went to another Windows help forum. It is to reset the Windows Update program. I tried the one here on the Microsoft site, and it did not work. But I tried this one http://wind8apps.com/windows-update-error-code-8024a000/ and the fist solution worked like a charm. He fixed the update and install issues with Powershell 2.0. After that and a certain number of updates, it's updated, Windows Update will update to the latest version. After this release he went and found many updates, I had to install. So be patient, you're in for a little wait.
I called support last night that I was unable to add memory to my PC laptop, had the correct memory etc, I asked about the upgrade to Ultimate and told me it was a good idea because Premium takes just 3g of memory.
I've improved, just phoned the helpline to ask if they are able to edit my profile here, so I can't download 64 bit updates and it told me that my machine will not work fine on ultimate, is it true?
Thanks in advance
Processor type: Intel® Pentium® Dual - Core Processor T2370
Clock speed: 1.73 GHz
Front Side Bus: 533 MHz
level 2: 1 MB cache
Operating system [Genuine | http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/Contents/Toshiba_uk/EN/Others/msg.html] Windows® Vista® Edition Home Premium
Standard system memory: 2 048 (1 024 + 1 024) MB
maximum scalability: 2 048 MB
technology: DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard disk capacity: 200 GB
As your laptop is already preinstalled with a version of Vista, it is not correct, that it does not work well on your machine.
It has some features, mainly for administrators or advanced users, but it can all be disabled or just don't use them.
But, for the use of any memory that you add to your machine, you don't need ultimate. Just make sure, you use a 64-bit operating system for example the Home Premium 64-bit edition.
It could be, that you experience some incompatibilities with older hardware, but this is a rare case and I use it for almost a year and I'm really happy with it.
so I'm having to V3-771-6601 laptop which I bought in the US 2 years ago. I have some kind of virus which was activated immediately after the sign in. Some photos of Interpol appears and they wanted to charge a fraud or something like that. I tried to press CTRL + ALT + DEL to task mngr, but the virus won't let me. So I entered in safe mode and saved all my valuable information. The laptop has windows 7 Home Edition. I decided to install W7 Ultimate RTM. So when I was doing that, I formatted ALL partitions that I saw on the screen. After that i have PXE boot problem. I realized that I need to connect my lan cable. Ok. After that the computer does not start, it shows just acer splash screen and immediately restarts again and again and again. I tried to click ALT + F10. At the bottom left, I saw "switch to erecovery" or something like that. After pressing alt + f10 there is a '_' in the upper left corner, and the Frank is frozen. So I can't even boot to see victory logo, even I can't return my phone to factory settings. Just to note I have no CD with my PC, only the power chords and that's all. The House of win 7 was already languages. Please guys help me how to fix my laptop.
Well, you could have done your own recovery discs when you bought your PC!
I agree that it is a shame that you can't get a copy of the disks where you live!
If you are happy to have a cracked version of Windows, it is to you. Even if you can open a Pandora's box, we'll agree disagree on the question
As for the problem of button, it could be a sign of a faulty keyboard or it could be a software problem. A few copies of cracking are so changed, it could be an error in the code!
You can try and run a Linux live disk to see if it happens there. If so, then the keyboard will be replaced.
Help! Can't get my HP Mini110 of windows 7 starter edition Home Premium. Got the key, but it is said that this key is not compatible with current windows and cannot be downloaded. What does that mean? How can I download and install this upgrade? I paid for it.
Probably means that you have a copy of Windows 7 32 bit installed on your computer and you are trying to download and install a 64 bit version of Windows 7.
You can't do an anytime upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. New ball game. Requires installation not an anytime upgrade.
I finally got a replacement drive and ran the upgrade (to repair) several times. Whenever it says "Windows cannot configure some components" and restart, then try again. I tried to run this safe mode, but apparently you cannot. I tried to turn off.NET and recommended the other 2 programs but rwhen I opened box disable it loads for a while and then is empty. Help, please. I don't want to do a fresh install.
Check to see if the following is useful. It is a Microsoft KB article ("> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946078")
When the upgrade to another version of Vista but can help in your situation.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type programs and features in the Search box and then click programs and features in the list ofprograms .
- Under tasks, click Windows turn features on or off.
If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted to confirm, clickcontinue.
- Clear the check boxes of the following features:
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0------XPS Viewer
- Remote differential compression
- DFS replication service window
- Run Windows Vista repair. Return to programs and features, and then click to select the check boxes that you clicked to clear in step 3.
Please reply back and let us know if this can help.
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I am considering the upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate. I already bought the software Windows Vista Ultimate Edition at a great price from Circuit City when they were going out of business. I am currently using Windows Vista Home Premium. I need to install a program called SolidWorks 2008 CAD - 2009 in College and this program is already bought and in my possession. Family Premium is not compatible with this program. I really don't want to go because I believe that it will lose the ultimate software, but I think, that I have no other choice in order to use my copy of SolidWorks 2008 - 2009. So I have a few questions related to it. Is there a way to get around this, and if not, is there something I need to do or uninstall until I try to install this upgrade? I can't afford to have any problems during this update because I need every day my computer for school. Is a one time installation were I will not be able to use this ultimate software on another computer ever? Thanks for your help.
Windows Vista Compatibility Center
Use the foregoing for checks for hardware and software compatibility.
If it is not Compatible, it is not Compatible with Vista.
Changing the Vista version it will be not Compatible.
Read this info on running your program in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode:
If this is not Vista compatible, read the info on the link above.
It works for some programs, but not all.
This applies to software programs, NOT hardware drivers
Looking for Service Pack levels during the upgrade:
On your installed operating system Service Pack level cannot be greater than what is on the disk to upgrade.
Click Start > right click on computer > properties > system > it will tell you which SP you have install.
"How to uninstall Windows Vista service packs"
If the OS installed Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 1 upgrade disk > uninstall SP2 installed operating system > install the upgrade > reinstall SP2.
And run the upgrade of a Vista operating system.
If it is a retail upgrade license, it can be transferred to another machine.
But it can be installed on a single computer at a time.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I am unable to have Firefox remember passwords. The 'KEY' icon which is supposed to be on the left side of the address bar is not there. Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Firefox Version 9.0.1
I need to have Firefox remember passwords. When I go to 'HELP' to get the instructions to do this, I am told to click on the 'KEY' icon on the left side of the address bar. But there is no icon.
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Firefox Version 9.0.1
I could use some help, thanks.
Make sure that you are not Firefox running in permanent private browsing mode.
To view the history settings and cookies, choose:
- Tools > Options > privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: use the custom settings for the story of
- Uncheck the box:  "always use the navigation mode private.
Start Firefox in Firefox to solve the issues in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is the cause of the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > appearance/themes).
- Makes no changes on the start safe mode window.
had a new hard drive installed on my pc. recovered to the factory specifications and reinstalled PC windows7 home premium. had worse transtering the backup data. so I got the pc again, but this time it will not be upgraded because must be running Vista Home Basic sp1. so I installed the service with some difficulty, but the message indicates that sp1 was intstalled successfully and vista won't upgrade.
Perform a custom installation of Windwos 7 on Windows Vista:
Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
Click Install now
Accept the license agreement
When the option is displayed to select a type of installation, click (Custom advanced)
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.
I have Windows vista Ultimate edition. but he started asking for activation after the windows update while it has already been activated before the update.
If Windows Vista application unexpected activation
On rare occasions, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer that did not previously require Windows Vista activation or has already been activated successfully. For example, this may occur on a computer on which Windows Vista was preinstalled by an OEM installation or Volume licensing and are major hardware changes occurred, such as upgrading the hard disk and memory at the same time.
If you are prompted to reactivate Windows Vista, you can do this by using the Windows Activation Wizard to:
- Click Start, and then click computer.
- Click System Properties on the toolbar, and then click click here to activate Windows now in the Windows activation area. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click continue.
- Select the Windows Vista activation method that you want, and then follow the instructions.
To avoid this problem in the future, obtain the latest service pack for your version of Windows Vista, either through automatic updates or direct download.
To update to Windows Vista and prevent this activation problem does not happen:
- Click Start, click all programs, and then click Windows Update.
- Click find updates.
- As soon as Windows Vista found the updates, click the install updates button.
How to activate Windows Vista
Activation fails when you try to activate Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on the Internet
I have BitLocker on a computer pre-installed with Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, if my TPM module has been disabled; I can see the link in the BitLocker Control Panel icon to turn on after clicking on it to turn it on, it tells me to turn on the TPM secure, restart, and follow the instructions. If I turn it on, when I click on the icon of BitLocker, it tells me that my computer is not configured with bitlocker, shows as 2 drives on the left, on the right it descriptions of the show with an 'x' next to a magnifying glass on a hard drive and the word "off" after the description. Is it the way it is supposed to look like when it will run. Because I put all perimeters to activation, the initialization and the establishment. The TPM is the correct version, group policy is set to the correct specifications, I did everything what I was instructed to do. I even let the TPM to create his or her own password. I initialized and took possession of the TPM, I turned it on, I put it to ignore blocked orders. I installed the security chip. My hard drive is narrowed, there is the extra partition specified as S:, Ok he said after doing this, I have to reinstall the software, but after reinstalling the software, it says it has deleted my second partition. I did it at least 10 times aggravating. So I used the BitLocker configuration tool to shrink the drive and create the partition. Now what I am doing wrong?
See this link:
Check if this may help:
I got the Windows Update for Monday, 30/11/09. Under the option updated, I clicked on the update Realtek for my wireless 801.11 b / g driver. During the download on the window updates screen, he says that he was downloading updates. Then he went to install the updates and I got the BSOD about 3/4 of the way through. Reboot the computer and to the Welcome screen, it said it was set up the updates. He crossed the 1st to the 3rd stage, but remained at 0% and then in Windows. When the desktop is loaded, the window "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" came. When I click on "Find solutions", he went the BSOD and restarted all over again with the same message "install updates" at the Welcome screen. When I tried to cancel the window "windows has recovered...". ', he went the BSOD again and restarted again with the same method. The next time I tried to restart the computer and during the stop, he went to the BSOD and restarted everything again. This also happens when I try to shut down the computer. The stop on the BSOD error message is Stop: 0x0000001A. Windows error that appears under Windows is 80070103. I am running Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. Help, please. How can I get out of this loop. I tried the "Fix - It" program, but it's the same thing when he went to restart the computer. I know it has something to do with the appearance of the Windows Update, but I do not know how to break the loop of update.
Run the Microsoft Fix - It from this link:reset Windows Update components
It has all the steps that you have already done, but includes a couple that you don't. After you run reboot and post back with the results. Mike - Engineer Support Microsoft Answers
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