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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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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: Installing a 2nd GPU Mac?

Nope. Can't do it. (this applies to both your questions)

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installing-a-2nd-gpu-mac.202646/
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/108981-installing-updates-installing-features-part-windows-setup-menu.html
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Anyway do i just restore or load the O/S then restore.
Many thanks in anticipation.
 

A:advice needed for installing back up files after installing a new hard drive

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/advice-needed-for-installing-back-up-files-after-installing-a-new-hard-drive.179526/
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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.

For dual channel memory install one stick of memory in each of the YELLOW DIMMs.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-installing-mobo-into-case-and-installing-ram-for-dual-channel-config.497136/
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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?

You can run a chkdsk in Windows too > My Computer > right click on the drive > Properties > Tools > Check now - then follow the points in my pic.
You then reboot and it will start a chkdsk (in DOS).

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/275545-windows-updates-not-installing-error-unknown-sits-installing.html
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A:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-updates-keeps-installing-re-installing-the-same-update-over-and-over.1022585/
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A:HP Printer software keeps re-installing by itself after installing Adobe Prof. 7.0

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See if that helps.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-printer-software-keeps-re-installing-by-itself-after-installing-adobe-prof-7-0.372188/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-signal-to-monitor-after-installing-new-video-card-or-re-installing-old-one.1096403/
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A:installing error on SAMSUNG NP900X3D - USB installing

Welcome to EightForums.

1) did you do step 11 in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

2) Are you booting the USB drive in UEFI mode?

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/24026-installing-error-samsung-np900x3d-usb-installing.html
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Hey.

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Here's a screenshot.

Her computer model:
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A:problem installing after installing FF portable

Hi

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f131/problem-installing-after-installing-ff-portable-151725.html
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Hello buddy,

Wrong forums! But we will try to help you. Are you sure AVG 9 is compatible with XP?

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A:help installing win xp

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-installing-win-xp.373637/
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A:Installing 10 later

Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL


I have a small but reasonably beasty Asus laptop (P2520LA) I keep for travel and when at work. At present it is installed with 7 Pro and I have half a mind (I know what someone will say LOL) to clean install 10 to it and get the free offer of 10 Pro. But I am about to take a trip to the UK and take the machine with me and I don't want to get there and it drop it's bundle and leave me with no resources and/or a lot of mucking around on holiday trying to get it fixed. My partner certainly would not be impressed.

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Should be fine. I don't see any problem with this. I have done it myself.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/55399-installing-10-later.html
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A:Installing Win 7 32 bit

Step 3 is 90% success!! you need the motherboard drivers for the system into which the HD was connected.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installing-win-7-32-bit.207649/
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A:installing win xp

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/installing-win-xp-130171.html
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A:installing sp

Hi Jasond19 buddy how are you I have not seen you for a while, I am sorry you are having some problems with your system.

SP2 is like when you updated to SP1 this is Micorsofts way of trying to fix things they missed, by all means install SP2 you will or should get better performace and things should run better also. If you need help you know we are here to help in anyway we can.

Glad to see you on the forum...

Tom
Americancritic

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i did install it .. set jumpers correctly ,the problem is not inside the computer.. is in the software or i dont know.. i got a 40 gb hd that came with my computer.. has win xp on it and everything.. and i bought a 60 gb for more storage.. but when i log in win Xp , the HD is not in the folder , my computer.. but it is connected right.. because when i go to my devices .. disk drives it is there .,.. its just i cant access it.. what should i do...?? some ideas would help !! thank u in advance!!!
 

A:help installing 2nd HD !!!

You need to partition and format the drive.

In the control Panel, go to administrative Tools, Computer Management, then Storage, Disk Management

You should now see your devices listed in the top right.

A little intuition should allow you to partition and format the drive- right click on the disk and follow the menu choices.

Hope this helps- btw Welcome to Techspot!
 

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A:Installing IE5 and IE6

I think the best way to do it is with Virtual PC, just load up 98 and XP and test from there.

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

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I will reconfigure the PC so that the 120gb will be the master and the 40gb will be the slave. Change the BIOS so that the cd drive will be bootable.

Questions:
1) During the installation process of XP, I will partition the 120gb HD as C: but how will the PC recognize the 40gb HD since its formatted as the original c drive?
2) Any suggestions on partitioning the 120gb for performance and security
2) What is the activation process for XP? (previously done by Dell)

Thanks for your assistance.
 

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A:installing xp pro.....

no actual best way to do it

without buying a new drive:

backup your data, format your drive, install XP and then install any applications needed, and restore you data (documents, databases, etc)

If you buy a new drive:
remove the old hd, install the new hd, install xp, install your apps, then after its up, running and stable, connect the other drive as a slave and copy any documents you want over.
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Click Start > All Programs > Windows Update (near the top)...

to automatically update to SP3. No, you shouldn't loose anything. I suggest you back up all your important files though if you are really worried about it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/installing-sp3-280041.html
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A:Re-installing Win XP Pro

yes,no problem...............win 2k and xp are bootable.
just boot from your xp cd(you need to configure bios so that cd drive is 1st boot device)at 1st blue screen choose "re-install".....2nd blue screen choose "repair".......simple as that.

good luck
 

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A:Installing OS USB

How did you get Vista on USB?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-os-usb.660793/
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A:re installing xp

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TO T.S.G.

go into bios and make sure its set to boot from cdrom.
reboot and put in the xp cd.....at the 1st blue screen choose "repair"......at the 2nd blue screen choose "install".
you will now have a chance to format windows with a crisp squeeky clean copy

good luck
 

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A:Installing Win 8

You can move or delete the System partition, but then you'll have to repair the boot because you will have destroyed the Master Boot Record. I suggest to leave it alone.

I don't understand your installation problem. When I installed Windows 8 along with my Windows 7 system it installed in the partition I specified, and the small System partition is still intact.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-win-8.1110849/
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A:Installing OS

Hi, As your notebook shipped with Windows 10 preinstalled, you should use the Recovery Media Creator application to create your Windows 10 recovery usb - see the 'Creating Recovery Media' option on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961 Regards, DP-K

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A:Installing 98 On Xp

At this point, I suggest you take it back to the store. Explain to them carefully what happened and ask them to make a copy of your hard drive and then try to get XP back.

It's sounds to me that if you try anything further, you might lose all that is there.

Should you attempt this again, I suggest you post here and ask for advice before trying this on your own.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-98-on-xp.119533/
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A:installing new 3Gb second HD

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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?

If it is true how much does it slow down. Does it slow down so much that your computer is barely usable or is it just slightly slower cant really tell.

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

A:installing sp1 in 7

  
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?

If it is true how much does it slow down. Does it slow down so much that your computer is barely usable or is it just slightly slower cant really tell.

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/165890-installing-sp1-7-a.html
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A:installing new ram....

Looks like your bios only handles 667 Mhz memory speed,
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Probably want to go into the bios setup and select load seup defaults,
then hit enter.
Then save settings and exit.
That should deal with that warning.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-new-ram.966769/
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A:Sp1 is not installing for me

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;

Ignore the incompatible message. It is perfectly compatible with Windows 7. Also, don't use the manual method, because that is only a waste of your valuable time.

Retry Windows Update. If things have not changed, please do the following. Please only do the following if things have not changed. If you ever receive an error code, please tell me.

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

Then create a new folder on your Desktop called LOGS or similar. Download and extract this tool into your new LOGS folder. Make sure that it actually is in that new folder. Then run it: Altair Technologies Ltd.

Lastly, copy the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder into your LOGS folder. Now right click on your LOGS folder > Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

Upload that new file.

Thanks!

Richard

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A:Installing on SSD

Hello there.
Check out this tutorial: install or transfer operating system to ssd

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A:installing OS

Hello aels, welcome to Seven Forums!


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.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe secure erase to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format you will end up with the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below. Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64CHK.Symbols.msi
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And in which order do I open them? Do I have to order a DVD from Microsoft?

A:How should I go about installing SP1?

That seems like a lot of work. I am not really sure why you feel this is needed. I just went to Windows Update and started the download. It takes a while so I just left my computer and let it download. I did not have any problems. If your Win 7 is otherwise working fine, I think you are causing extra work for yourself.

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A:need help installing app

Hey there :D

Firstly do you have Kaspersky AV2009, system security checker installed on your PC?
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have you had any issues installing anything else previous to this but on Vista Ultimate?

regards


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A:re installing win 7 and win 8.1

Assuming you have valid and genuine Product Keys they should work just fine with your new installations of Windows 7 and 8.1 (no need to install 8 first). You can get installation media here: Create installation media for Windows 8.1

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/re-installing-win-7-and-win-8-1.1144237/
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A:SP1 not installing

pilgrim paul.

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

* Did you check in Event Viewer re the failed updates / SP1?
Type eventvwr in search.
Go to the windows log>application tab.
Look for critical errors (they have red in the left column)that say anything that relates to the problem.
Please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

* FYI - Win 7 SP1 Issues.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

ISC Diary | Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Problems

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A:Installing 64 bit over 32 bit

  
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. ?????


To change versions you must do a clean install (with format). Sorry

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A:Win 7 on one hdd, installing on 2nd hdd in same pc

  
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.

anyways in happy news this is a good excuse to upgrade to a velociraptor 150gb hd, i5 intel and evga p55 micro sli mobo....

the problem is:
I have win7 home premium upgrade on my original generic hdd, i have no idea how this hdd will react to the new mobo (it is SATA so i think it will be fine to browse files on). How do you all suggest i attack installing win7 on the new velociraptor hdd?

I was thinking clean install on the hdd, then logging into the old win7 and deactiviating the 'key' that is registered on it so i can use that key on my new install.

the other idea was to load win7 from the old hdd assuming it works, run the install wizard and choose to install on the NEW hdd.

Its a bizarre circumstance and i appreciate your thoughts.


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!
What I would suggest is that you complete your build, install the new hard drive as SATA, C:\ leave off your old hard drive, update your bios to the latest version, same for the mobo chipset and do a clean install of Windows 7. Once that is successfully accomplished install your second hard drive, use disk manager, assign a drive letter to it and then format it using NTFS.
Try this and let us know how it went.

Regards from your friends here at Windows 7 Support forums.
Adrian

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A:Installing without a CD

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Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269


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