HP/Compaq :: How Do I Preactivate My Win7 Upgrade

Nov 13, 2009

When i was on vista i used orev's activation backup and restore whenever i made a clean vista install. Now when i got the windows 7 upgrade from HP i have no idea how to do the same. For now it's activated with the win7 home premium key on the upgrade dvd. Does anyone have any idea how to preactivate win7 hp?

As i understand 3 things are necessary for preactivation:

1. SLIC 2.1 bios with key - Got it
2. HP OEM certificate for win7 - Missing
3. HP OEM-SLP key for win7 home premium - Missing i think

I guess i need the hp oem certificate and hp oem-slp key for win7 homepremium - can i contact HP for it or can a good sole on this forum email me a copy?

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Dell :: Win7 Upgrade Kit

Dec 31, 2009

Does the Win7 upgrade kit support a fresh install or just upgrading the current Vista installation?

Does anyone know if I can activate a Win7 64 bit using a Win7 32 bit activation key?

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Dell :: Upgrade From 3 To 4gb With M1330 & Win7?

May 3, 2009

I currently have 3gb of Corsair Ram(2gb+1gb) on a M1330, 2.2ghz, 120gb hdd, with Win 7.

I know Vista only recognized 3.2gb RAM with video ram/system resources eating some ram. Does Win 7 recognize the full 4gb?

I am trying to maximize performance for photo editing and would like to know if I should bother upping the memory to 4gb. I heard putting in same RAM chips(2gbx2gb) will allow dual-channel performance. Is the speed difference using dual-channel noticeable?

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Sony :: Can't Upgrade To Win7 On A Z Series

Aug 8, 2009

I have the new Win7 disks from MSDN (pro and ultimate). Tried multiple times yesterday to upgrade my Z690 from Vista. Uninstalled all of the conflicting drivers/programs, it goes all the way through the install process, gets to the point where it copies over the old files, but then abruptly restarts and uses the Rollback program to get me into Vista again.

I tried 4 times, same result each time. Anyone have an idea if there's something I can do get this machine upgraded?

A clean install is not an option, too many programs I can't find the disks to...

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Acer :: Aspire 6920 Upgrade To Win7

Oct 28, 2009

I am very new to Laptops, Drivers ect.

I am wanting to upgrade to Windows 7 and I was woundering what things do I need to download AFTER I get it installed?

I know empowering technology will not be there anymore, How can i get it back?

And for My finger reader? How can I get those back?

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Jan 30, 2013

I upgraded several Dell D830 laptops to Win7.  Afterwards the DVD drives do not read CD/DVD's.  If I click on the DVD icon in My Computer, it ejects the drive and says to 'insert media'.  

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Upgrade And Win7 Questions

Oct 25, 2009

I am looking at upgrading the memory in my Vosto 1500. It currently has 667mhz memory in it (came with the laptop). My processor is a T7100, a 800mhz processor. If I get 800mhz memory, will it recognize it and run it at 800mhz?

Also, while I am here, has anyone upgraded to a SSD drive in place of the stock HDD? Will the bios accept it? Laptop was purchased in 2007, and I am on the original A01 bios

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Acer :: Identifying These Base System Devices (win7 Upgrade)

Oct 10, 2009

I recently took a step up to win7 64bit on my Acer Aspire 7520-5311 ...

Everything went smooth and I downloaded the new Nvidia drivers from nvidia's website, however I have 3 devices that are unknown

1. Base system device, location pci bus 1, device 4, function 2
2. Base system device, location pci bus 1, device 4, function 3

Lastly I have an unknown device, can anyone assist in identifing which drivers I will need for these devices?

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Sony :: Optical Drive Reads DVDs, But Not The Win7 Upgrade

May 8, 2010

I have a Sony VGN-AR38G.

I have upgraded the HDD and RAM 2 months ago after a hardisk failure.

Current specs as follows:
Intel Core2 CPU T7400@2.16GHz
Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 GT
2x2G RAM
2x320G HDD

Optical Drive: Mata BD-MLT UJ-210S ATA Device
In device manager it says the device is working properly.
Current driver version is 6.0.6001.18000, which should be the latest (Ver1.06)

The laptop was purchased in June 2007. Broke Dec 2009 due to hardisk failure. Then I upgraded some hardwares (HDD & RAM), reinstalled Vista Home Premium (Burnt disk) then upgraded to Win7 (Retail disk).

Then 2 weeks ago, I left it on battery only, thought it would go into hybernation when the battery drains, however I had a nasty system loss, basically all I had was the Vaio logo and BIOS info, not even F8. So had to reinstall the system. Did pretty much the same thing as before, except I did the firmware upgrade of the optical drive, which I don't recall doing the last time. Then, I'm stuck with the Win7 upgrade.

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HP SleekBook 14-b017cl OS/Software :: BIOS Upgrade After Win7 Downgrade

May 14, 2014

I need to make a BIOS upgrade on my Sleekbook 14-b017cl. The laptop is downgraded to win7, originally win8 was installed. Is it safe to run the update in win7?

The available updates are officially for win8 only (see: [URL] ...)

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Sony :: Vaio SZ 4 Series Fan Replacement And Wifi + Processor Upgrade (Win7 + Ubuntu Feedback)

Nov 25, 2009

I had replaced mobo on my dead SZ 4 series (don't ask why) and couldn't stop there since I was in the move thus consequently contemplated about possible upgrades. For now I settled for fan, WLAN card and CPU upgrade. If it works well, I might install SSD also.

1.Fan Modification

As you all proud SZ owners know, fan is very noisy on this machines so it made me think if there is any possible modification to reduce the noise. Since the BIOS is controlling it there is not much to do on the RPM part (in win at least, but more on that later) I settled for a fan and fan casing swap from SZ 4 to SZ 7 series.

In the photos you can see that fans, fan casings and heat-sinks are of different design. Besides design differences, voltage and the amperage are the same, 5V-300mA.

Only way was to install the fan and the casing of the SZ 7 heat-sink to my old one as one of the heat-sinks bolt bushings is off for a few millimeters.

There has to be some care exercised when prying off the fan casing, some heating was required from the aluminium side on three pins were casing is attached.

Not to be simple, the difference is also in the inlet hole. One on the SZ 7 heat-sink is bigger and off centre compared to SZ 4s. Had to do some filing there, to match it to the size of the new fan. Fan of SZ7 is not bigger, it is due to different design of the fan eye and its volutes...................

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV2 1010eo And Win7

May 13, 2009

I have the HP DV2 1010eo. It's got the AMD Neo and ATI 3410 GPU, 2GB ram and 500GB HDD.

First thing I did when I got it was to instantly install Win7 on it, because I read the OS performs alot better than Vista, and it was a great oppurtunity to not having to sit and remove all the bloatware from the Vista installation.

But Win7 runs really really really bad. The Aero is very slow when the windows have to slide open, it doesn't do it smoothly but lags it open, and everything just doesn't feel as smooth and fast as it does with Vista installed on it, which is weird since Win7 should run better i guess.

My main concern was that I just needed to update the drivers, because I remember vista running slow and laggy on all computers I've worked with, untill the correct display and chipset drivers are installed. So I installed the Catalyst beta drivers for Win7, and it installed the GPU drivers, but didn't install anything for the north- or southbridge, and Win7 still ran like crap.

It did score the same scores as Vista do in Windows experience, so how come Win7 still runs a lot worse than Vista on the DV2?

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HP/Compaq :: Fingerprint On Win7

Oct 2, 2009

I have a problem with my fingerprint AES2501 (I have an HP DV6500) and windows 7.

All is installed fine and work, but when I want to configure my fingers, I can't wipe it.

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HP/Compaq :: DV6150us And Win7

Nov 21, 2009

Has anyone loaded Win7 onto a DV6000 series and did you run into any problems? After running Gibson Research securable.exe I noticed that Hardware Virtualization was locked off. Is there anyway to turn this on without a BIOS update from HP?

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HP/Compaq :: Blu-Ray Playback On DV5 With Win7

Nov 26, 2009

I have a DV5 1010TX, with a Bluray /DVD combo BC5500S. I tried Win 7 to find that the Blu-Ray playback using Media Smart DVD from the HP website is unstable & essentially unusable. With Vista the playback using QuickPlay is faultless.

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HP/Compaq :: 8510p And Win7

Dec 9, 2009

Anyone with 8510p still up and running tried 64bit version of Windows 7 yet?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv2000 Drivers For Win7

May 1, 2010

I recently changed my os to win7, but now some devices are not working(finger print scanner, webcam). i searched a lot for their drivers, but i'm tired.... i want quickplay driver also(hp pavillion dv2000)

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HP/Compaq :: Win7 Install/deletingpartition

Dec 8, 2009

I want to format.. and I like everything to be clean, like, really clean.

Never dealt with HP computers before so I want to be sure..

HP has a separate RECOVERY partition, so I made the 3 recovery discs and a backup of all the Driver folders. (C:/SwSetup)

I figure I could format and delete the additional partition. (make a bigger one later on)

Now that Ive inserted my Win7 DVD and I need to select a partition to install 7 on.. all of the sudden Windows sees 4 partitions in total:

Is it safe to carelessly delete every single one of 'm .. merging them into 1?

And later on creating another one being that I want 2 in total.

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HP/Compaq :: Can I Install Win7 Home Professional

Dec 18, 2009

I have a dm3t that comes with Win7 Home Premiumand I want to wipe the HD and do a fresh install.

I do have a Win7 CD already from my other computer, but that one is Professional. Will that allow me to install Home?

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HP/Compaq :: Win7 Andquickplay Doesnt Work- Cant Play Bd

Oct 25, 2009

I just upgraded my hp laptop to win7 but i cant play my bd discs. I tried to download the latest software of quickplay but it freezes and doesnt read my blue ray movie.. also i download the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV6 Mobo Swapout ->Recovery Vista 32 ->Win7 64

Oct 6, 2009

Would like to get my ducks in a row as to doing this and see if there's some problems i don't know about or better ideas of how to go about it.
Hp Pavilion Dv6 - vista 32bit

1)Have a new mobo on its way,4650 GPU mobo,taking out a 4530 GPU mobo.
As i understand i install the mobo and reboot using the F11 key which will hopefully have the system recognise the new mobo ok & install vista 32 all back to system default OR let me create recovery disc's with the new mobo "tattoo" recognised to do the same.
Correct or not?

2) The FREE upgrade to Win7 cost's $39 to ship to South Africa + waiting time so i'm probably just going to buy a retail copy of Win 7 and install the 64bit version.
Installing that will no doubt reformat the HD removing whatever HP has put there so before i do that should i collect what win7 drivers i can and drop them on a usb drive prior or do you think win7 will be able to load enough drivers to allow me to download drivers once its installed?

3)Is there any things HP have got hidden on the HD that reformatting is going to cause an issue with?

I guessing the recovery partion will get wiped.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18T Bluray Players Freezes Vista64 Or Win7-64

Dec 20, 2009

I am having trouble playing bluray discs on my HDX18T. The result is the same whether I'm on Vista64 or Win7-64. I would put in a disc and it would launch the HP DVD player. When navigating through the disc menu, the entire computer would freeze at random spots and there's nothing I can do but hold the power button to brute-force a reboot.

I have NOD32 and Outpost64 installed.

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HP/Compaq :: Nvidia Drivers Upgrade = Firmware Upgrade

Apr 8, 2009

I have some issues with my video since I upgrade the nvidia drivers from the nvidia web site. I removed the drivers and I reinstalled the original ones with the same results.

Does the Windows drivers upgrade also upgrades the video firmware as well?

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HP/Compaq :: DV6563CL W/ Win7 64 BitFan LOUD At Start Up Or After Sleep- Maybe Nvidia Driver Related

Aug 12, 2009

Laptop: DV6563cl (Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 3GB RAM, 500GB/7200, 15.4 inch, Win 7 RC 64bit, 128MB 8400m GS)

I recently bought a 500GB/7200 RPM hard drive to my laptop and I decided to install Windows RC 64 bit. Before doing the hard drive update, I had installed the 7 RC 32 bit since it came out.

Now, I can't recall when I had the 7 RC 32bit that the laptop's fan was running on full blast after sleep/stand-by. It is also loud when you start-up the computer from a restart or after a shut-down. The fan speeds down to a quiet speed/rpm after...I'd say 2-3 minutes.

I installed everything listed on HP's website for my laptop (drivers and such after installing 7 RC 64bit):

I noticed that the Nvidia driver on HP's website was not a recent one, so I hopped on Nvidia's website to get a newer driver instead (186.03 I believe).

I have my laptop set to Power saving's mode and I only bump it to Balanced when I'm doing something heavy (like iTunes encoding, etc).

I did check to see if maybe my anti-virus program that's installed (avast...AVG didn't install when I went to 64) was doing scans or such, but it isn't. Well, actually I take that back...does avast do a very slow/quiet scan in the background? I see the HDD status light blinks steady, but when I pause avast, there is not steady blinking.

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Dell :: M4400, Pre-installed Win7 Ok, Re-installed Win7 Not Ok...

Feb 18, 2010

I received my Precision M4400 with Win 7 Pro x64 pre-installed, and using it for audio recording and playing everything works great. However, since Win7x64 drivers do not exist for some of my audio devices,

I decided to put in a new HD (same as the original, only larger) double-booting XPx86 and Win7x64. So I installed XP on one partition of the new HD and Win7x64 from the CD that shipped with the M4400. Big problem...

Neither XPx86 nor the re-installed Win7x64 are able to deliver anything but crackles and pops and noise only slightly resembling music. Forget about recording...

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrade CPU

May 24, 2009

I own a "Dragon" and was wondering what the best CPU is out there right now for it? I've been hearing about this X9100. if I can put that in this computer?

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HP/Compaq :: DV6 Upgrade

Sep 15, 2009

I have a DV6 1150ei
2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7450 3 MB Level 2 cache
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 512MB memory
3Gb DDR2 Ram running on VistaHP

3dMark06 gives me 3333
WEI has 4.7 for Win graphics,5.0 for gaming graphics,rest are 5.1 and over.

With the other card available with the DV6 the ATI Radeon HD 4650 it seems like i should be able to double the above 3dMark06 score according to [url].

What i'm thinking of doing is getting parts & changing to

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processor T9900 - 3.06GHz (Penryn-MV, 1066MHz front side bus, 6MB total Level-2 cache. (Part # 570434-001)

System board (motherboard) - For model with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 graphics, 1GB memory (Part # 518431-001)

CPU fan and heat sink assembly
(Part # 518435-001)

I THINK the 4650 and the T9900 is as high as i can go without risking a bios issue as their both available on a DV6 CTO and appear to use the same bios(F.24A).

To stick to a "P" series processor i would need to go with P8800@2.6GHz.
4650 is still only 64bit so has anyone gotten a better ATI card to run in a DV6? (EDIT: wrong, the 4650 is 128bit)

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HP/Compaq :: HP 530 RAM Upgrade

Jun 22, 2009

I've got an HP 530 with a Intel Core2 Duo 1.60 GHz 2MB cache, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM. I want to know how much RAM I can put in the laptop? I was thinking about upgrading to 4GB if possible. I can't find any support pages that tell me the maximum upgrades.

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HP/Compaq :: DV7 Upgrade

Feb 11, 2009

I just purchased a brand new HP DV7-1232nr laptop.

-what does the "nr" suffix mean on this model?

-What caddy part number do I look for if I want to install a 2nd hard drive?

-I see there is a plug on the bottom side, under the cover to install a tuner. What can I install there and can I pop the small circular cover off where an antenna would connect near the power plug on the right side?

-What other options, upgrades, or mods can I do to this model?

4g ram, 320G HD, 2.2Ghz AMD Turion X2

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HP/Compaq :: CPU Upgrade

Oct 22, 2009

I have hp8510p (intel gm965 chipset) with intel T9300 cpu. Can this be upgraded (at home)? Is this even possible to change notebook CPU?

If yes - what specs must be same old vs new? Socket is "P-478" so this has to be same, should the FSB speed be the same also?

One more question - I've got pc2-5300 333mhz ddr2 memory. can I put there something faster?

edit> is upgradit of the GPU possible? can I change the pci-express video card? I've got radeon 2600hd, could this be changed?

I'm just looking to the future because I want more processing power but I don't want to buy whole new notebook...

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