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Installing a 2nd GPU Mac?

Q: Installing a 2nd GPU Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro 15' 2009 edition, and wanted to know how you install a second GPU into it or even simply replace it.
Thanks for any responses.

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A: Installing a 2nd GPU Mac?

Nope. Can't do it. (this applies to both your questions)
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Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

How do you do what during that phase of install? You don't need to do anything except wait.
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A:Need help installing mobo into case and installing RAM for dual channel config.

Attached is a picture and description of how to remove and install the I/O shield.

The screws that secure the motherboard to the chassis go through the holes with the metal circles around them.

The "gold screw things" you are speaking of are the motherboard standoffs. You install the standoffs in the case to align with the holes with the metal circles around them. MAKE SURE that you only have installed the number of standoffs for the holes on the motherboard. If you leave an extra standoff installed it can cause a short circuit in the motherboard.

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A:Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)

Hello and welcome Faticus just as matter of interest why did you give up on the SSD? was not it under warranty?

That is heck of a drive to be installing on mate just how did you prepare it for the install?

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1) did you do step 11 in
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A:Installing 10 later

Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL

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go into bios and make sure its set to boot from cdrom.
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Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy

Hey guys

I have been having regular b.s.d's lately. I was about to install sp1 to stop all the b.s.d'ing but i saw a thread that said that they installed sp1 and the computer slowed down. Games were slower\copy speed's were slower. Is this true?

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This is important to me because i dont want to screw up my computer all my friends are in it lol

Thanks for any replies

Didnt slow mine down at all and contrary to others I had zero problems installing it. there is a tool (google it) to check to see if you are ready to upgrade to sp-1
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Hello batrico!

I am about to go offline now, so I shall give you two posts worth.

Please run this FixIt, but do not check Aggressive Mode: How do I reset Windows Update components&#63;

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Please re-run the above tool, but this time DO check Aggressive Mode.

Run this tool: Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility | The Windows Club

Then please download and install this tool/update: Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Hello there.
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It would be best to do a complete wipe of the PC Hard Disk Drive and then start the installation process again, have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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pilgrim paul.

*To give you an answer to your question we need the failed update KB******* numbers please.

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Quote: Originally Posted by paulbrown

Hopefully this will be simple. I purchased the 3-user pack, and accidentally installed the 32 bit version when I wanted the 64 bit. What is the easiest way to install the 64 bit. I tried to insert the disk and restart, but it is telling me that the software is incompatible. ?????

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Quote: Originally Posted by mike189

Hi everyone,
I had a terrible thing happen last night, having massive problems with itunes +win 7 + p5w dh deluxe asus mobo, i tried to update the bios in the mobo...during the process the pc rebooted out of order and my mobo is dead.

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Mike, welcome to Windows 7 Support forums,
Rebuilding your system with new parts especially the motherboard with an installation of Windows 7 on the original Hard drive will not cause you issues for the hard drive. However that being said you will not be able to use that as an existing boot drive using the prenise that you have a working operating system that will boot up as if nothing happened. The reason for this is, during your original install of Windows 7 it created a hardware profile with in the O/S and since the hardware profile has changed drastically it will cause many issues!
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EDIT Sorry for double posting its jus that in the other forum my topic only got views and both were me plz feel free to close the other Hi quick help plz currently installing nd HD on my xp system the moment I set the pins on the first hd to master and on the second new hd I removed the clip so it sets to slave Rebooted and went to bios first hd is found nd hd seems to also be found but there isnt a name there only the serial code for it eg first hd is Maxtor f something like that second hd is ST etc Loaded up windows xp and it said new hardware detected Now the bit that I m stuck on is what to HD 2nd Installing XP on do next I was told that I needed to fdisk the new hd then format but how do I do this on XP I also cant seem to find a drive letter for the new hd A is disk drive C is my master drive D is first CD drive E is second CD drive But cant find drive letter for new drive so I dont know how to fdisk it WHat do I do next and how do I fdisk and format it in XP anyway plz help currently got comp case open installing right now nbsp

A:Installing 2nd HD on XP

You would have to boot from floppy run fdisk, change to drive 2 on first menu screen (option 4 or 5). Then create partition when complete reboot and let windows start.
From here you can see drive letter in 'My Computer', right click on Drive and format.
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So I've decided I want to try reinstall Windows in 64 bit.
Now the problem is - my Windows 7 is an OEM disk, and it only contains the 32 bit version. Would I be able to download a 64 bit disk, and install that with my cd key?
(Which, if it matters, I had a Vista key, but I had the Windows 7 free upgrade promotion so I got a W7 upgrade key from that)

Additionally, the Windows 7 disk is an upgrade disk

(actually, my Vista disk was 32 bit OEM, and the W7 upgrade disk I think must've been shipped from Microsoft so I don't know if it counts as an OEM disk, but it looks like one and thus I'm pretty sure it only has 32 bit)

Also, should I dual boot the 64/32 bit or reinstall completely?

A:Installing 64 bit from 32 bit OEM

I would switch over completely, as for doing so, do not use it as an upgrade disc install windows 7 standalone, this can be done so long as you vista key is still available.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

as to my knowledge assuming your system supports 64 bit instructions (dependent on cpu but most made since about 2005 do support 64 bit instructions) a key is good for either 32 or 64 bit.

I have been using full copies of windows 7 though so you may want to wait for someone with direct experience with the upgrade version to chime in before proceeding.
Either way I suggest the clean install method as using the upgrade method tends to lead to a less stable and slower system.
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A:Installing W7 on new SSD

Depending upon how many programs you have to install on the new SSD, you might want to use the HDD for User folders. You can wait to decide after trying it for awhile: User Folders - Change Default Location

Be sure to unplug the HD during install to the SSD.

If you install to new SSD, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So I would choose Custom Install and then Drive Options to partition as you wish and format: Clean Install Windows 7

If you have Upgrade version you may need to skip inserting the key during install and do one of the workarounds given here for installing to a wiped HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Turn this on as well:

Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall.

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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A:Re-installing Win 7

Did you run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tool?

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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Never looked back windows 10 is great.
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Would it be possible to delete some of the partitions as wont need the recovery section now windows 8.1 is no longer there.
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I have not installed SP1 yet. Does SP1 let you choose any options, or is it pretty much the same as XP SP's and not let you do anything with it?

A:Installing SP1?

Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269

I have not installed SP1 yet. Does SP1 let you choose any options, or is it pretty much the same as XP SP's and not let you do anything with it?

No it doesn't let you choose any's just install and lets you do anything want to, afterward! Looks pretty attractive to me!
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A:need help installing xp

What are the specs of your PC?
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see here:
Clean Install Windows 7
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I cannot install the RTM version of the service pack because I have the beta version of the service pack installed. The beta version will not uninstall since I have used system cleanup.

I tried to do a Repair Install (AKA In-Place Upgrade) but it would not allow that, instead I get and error message saying that I have a more recent copy of windows installed than the one I'm trying to upgrade to, and that's because of the beta Service pack I have installed. I would like a workaround to do a repair install, I do not want to do a clean install as that would require me to reinstall all of my apps as well.

Thanks for any help.

A:Installing SP1 help

Hello Edg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry mate, but....

Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool


If you still have the Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC installed, then DO NOT USE the command below yet since you will be required to uninstall the Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC before being able to install the final Windows 7 SP1 RTM version.

If you do, then the only option you would have is to do a "clean install" of Windows 7 and install the final Windows 7 SP1 (RTM) version afterwards.
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Alright so i have a AO And yes - it's a netbook preinstalled with Windows 7 Installing OVER XP Starter So basically what i wanna Installing XP OVER 7 do is remove windows and install XP onto it because i quite frankly love XP since day and this is what i've come up with so far Since it doesn't have a CD drive I've got my Win XP pro sp ISO I've extracted it and i've installed it onto a USB flash drive - Made sure it was bootable Then i make the USB boot first and then the installation starts I choose the C drive as the XP installation Directory and format the C drive so it deletes everything including the windows boot files and OS then the XP installation installs all it's files onto the C Does this include the boot files and then i just continue from there what i'm trying to find out is If i choose the default directory for the Installation to be on the C drive and format it Will it install XP over so i end up with an XP system only Is this the correct process to install XP OVER WINDOWS Please reply ASAP

A:Installing XP OVER 7

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

Are you using the Acer Netboot USB Recovery Disk for Win XP?