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Can I move Japanese Windows 7 Drivers to Retail Windows 7

Q: Can I move Japanese Windows 7 Drivers to Retail Windows 7

OK! I bought a Japanese laptop with pre-installed Japanese Windows 7.

I have a retail copy of English W7.

I made a copy of the Japanese Windows 7 then wiped and installed my Windows 7. Now, there are problems with the sound when I installed my Windows 7.

Can I do this?: If I put the old Japanese image back, I guess I can get the drivers and download these, put them on a flash drive, then put back my (English) version of W7 and upload the sound drivers right?

This should fix my sound issue right? Reason why is b/c the Japanese windows obviously was checked to work with the chipset etc etc (which is does) so clearly those drivers will work with my English Retail copy of W7!

MY QUESTION!! How do I do the above (if this is correct!!!!)

Thanks as usual you guys are the best on the web for help

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A: Can I move Japanese Windows 7 Drivers to Retail Windows 7

You can download the drivers from the OEM manufacturer's website.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/210865-can-i-move-japanese-windows-7-drivers-retail-windows-7-a.html
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A:Windows 10 Home Full-Retail license to Windows 10 PRO using MSDN Key

Originally Posted by red5goahead


1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?



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Originally Posted by red5goahead


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Quote: Originally Posted by xrey


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Hi eagled2, welcome to the forums


You may have already tried but here goes anyway

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Quote: Originally Posted by samhfoley


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A:Japanese Windows displays strange dates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whitebloodcell


I downloaded and did a fresh install of the Japanese Language Version of Windows 7 RC when it was released. I live in Japan and speak/read/write reasonable Japanese, but using computers in Japanese was always a slow process so installed on my personal computer for practice.

The problem(s) I am having is that dates are not displayed correctly - in anything. A screenshot explains better (please see attachment)

The entire operating system is in Japanese (i.e. I did not just download the language pack - not sure if there would be a difference). I have installed UK keyboard settings which are loaded by default.

The second problem is that many applications seem to have trouble displaying dialog boxes correctly. Installation wizards of programs are paticularly suceptable to this one. The text within them is replaced by a string of question marks or random combinations of italic f...Again a screenshot explains better.

The final screenshot shows the f problem. Shot was taken from mediamonkey since after installing Windows decided to destroy the perfect tagging for me entire music collection...weeks later and I still have files like this floating around.

Any help would be much appreciated other than suggesting I reinstall the English version of Windows.


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

Having nothing but gut feelings to guide me I have a feeling that since you have UK keyboard and Japanese Win 7, its loosind something when trying to translate. The language pack might help as might a diff keyboard layout.

Haven't a clue maybe someone with more experiience will kick in

Ken

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HTML Code:
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Your other threads.

Call MS in some form, for your email to be resent.

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http://www.eightforums.com/installat...grade-key.html







Originally Posted by theog








Originally Posted by Nalydyenlo


All I've got is a win 8 pro + media center upgrade key and a win 8.1 pro retail ISO which I downloaded. My original win 8 key is lost and unrecoverable. I know I can install 8.1 pro from the ISO with a generic key, but will there be any way to activate it? I already have 8.1 installed and activated on my machine (via the app store upgrade), it's just that I want the option to be able to do a fresh install from disk if the need arises.









Originally Posted by Nalydyenlo


Like I said, a WMC pro upgrade key only.



Recap on the Q & A.

Your other thread.

http://www.eightforums.com/installat...grade-key.html







Originally Posted by Dell


I have had this same problem and for some reason i did not have the email anymore, I was directed to this site https://www.mswos.com/ but i needed an order no that was on the email that i did not have so i went on to windows store site and went to live chat and asked them to help.I gave them my email address but they would not tell me anything until i gave them my billing address last 4 digits from the card i used to pay with and my phone No for security then hey presto they sent me the email again hope this helps.
Dell









Originally Posted by theog



Go to
https://www.mswos.com/

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or
Live Chat with Customer Service
Microsoft Support

Attachment 34657

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------------------
Million thanks
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A:Windows OEM or retail

Quote:





Originally Posted by crazy2000


From what i have read, OEM Windows are not much different than retail version, if you are not considering the supports from Microsoft.

The result is not different at all . . just the pricing, EULA's and installation process.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-oem-or-retail.341823/
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Attachment 369151
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http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/24817-japanese-applications-english-windows-10-vice-versa.html
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium Japanese Display Proble

I'm not really sure but I'm guessing that keyboard input does not equate to language pack. Maybe this article will help you understand more: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766472(v=ws.10).aspx
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-home-premium-japanese-display-proble.1065280/
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http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/36704-retail-windows-10-usb-questions.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/81057-retail-vs-oem-windows-7-differences.html
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Can you post a screenshot of Xbox Music please?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/8329-windows-8-pro-retail-impressions.html
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Thanks a lot in advance!!

A:Activating the retail of Windows 7 - how?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Undeadish


Hi Sevenforums!

This is my first post here so I'll introduce myself very quick. I'm Nicolai, I live in Denmark and I am a Windows fanatic. Now that was short!

Anyway, I recently managed, through my work, to legally get a copy of the Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit retail, and I'm just loving it so far! I am however, quite messy, and I have a feeling that the little piece of paper containing my serial number will be gone very soon.

So ehrm, can I activate Windows 7 without waiting for the 30 days to pass? If yes, how?

Also, I know this is a bit off-topic, but where do learn to modify the right-click context menu via Regedit? I tried downloading some files on here and it did frankly not work for me :\
Thanks a lot in advance!!


With a legal enterprize (not trial) and a legal key you can activate any time you want to why wait.

Need more info on your regedit question. BTW you cant edit the reg key for enterprize <g>

ken

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/28768-activating-retail-windows-7-how.html
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A:Need to Install Windows 7 - Buy OEM or Retail?

Are these computers still running?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575069/need-to-install-windows-7-buy-oem-or-retail/
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-8/360014-any-deals-windows-8-7-retail-can-i-use-oem.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/31072-updating-retail-windows-8-8-1-rtm.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/267194/retail-windows-oem-product-key/
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-716-_-Product

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-754-_-Product

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 OEM vs Retail

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...il-404994.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-7-oem-vs-retail-429683.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/33015-windows-8-1-preview-8-1-retail.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-home-retail-or-oem-534736.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/13244-windows-8-rtm-vs-retail-boxed-dvd.html
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A:Windows Install - 64 to 32 bit and OEM v's Retail

Quote:
however as its an oem key, can i use a retail boxed copy of windows 7 pro 32-bit installer to reinstall then bang my oem licence key in and all will be well and good both from a it will work physically point of view and a i can activate windows and be all legal point of view as well?


YEs.
or
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/207920-windows-install-64-32-bit-oem-vs-retail.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45235-windows-7-upgrade-dvd-same-retail.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/30888-windows-7-retail-question.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/46888-windows-8-retail-oem-version.html
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Thank you in anticipation

Alan

A:Which Windows 7 to install? OEM or Retail?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pushticat


Hello.
I presently have Windows Vista 64-bit installed on my computer and wish to upgrade to Windows 7. I notice that there are two versions available, OEM or Retail. What is the difference between them. Further,I see that the Retail version comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit discs. Can these be used on seperate computers?
Thank you in anticipation

Alan


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You will have one key in the retail version and only one architecture, 32 or 64 bit can be installed at one time. this give the user a choice.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/190285-windows-7-install-oem-retail.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/japanese-mmorpg-dell-windows-xp-japanes-operating-system.866707/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/language-options-japanese-ime-does-not-show-cannot-add-japanese-keyboard.994990/
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ah, nobody can tell me what will happen if I activate this? I don't to want to activate and void the other persons copy.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-oem-slipstream-disk-retail-key-447230.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/358836-using-windows-7-upgrade-retail-version-new-pc.html
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A:OEM version of Windows 8, want to upgrade with retail 8.1

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Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community








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Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


Hello,

We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.



If you are receiving this error:
1.
First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

2.
Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


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Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1



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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-h...ver-links.html

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/37335-oem-version-windows-8-want-upgrade-retail-8-1-a.html
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A:Activating Windows 7 with retail product key

They may be used with any retail installation CD as long as they haven't been used before or are associated with a different edition.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30529-activating-windows-7-retail-product-key.html
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A:[SOLVED] Buying windows 7, but what does OEM and Retail mean?

See this:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...e-for-windows/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-buying-windows-7-but-what-does-oem-and-retail-mean-533146.html
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Dear Community During the Windows beta I installed a variety of programs on my computer at the time When I got my hands on the final build and wasn t aloud to upgrade I used a Beta Patching Windows 7 Retail, to it Up renaming trick to permit the software to upgrade despite the fact that it shouldn t work This resulted in an unstable OS as such I have chosen to simply install a new Windows However I have done this on a new partition saving my old partition and its upwards of different programs from having to be reinstalled Now I am not certain how I can bring over all the program into the new operating system a great majority require registry entries I have attempted to simply copy the entire registry from Windows 7 Beta to Retail, Patching it Up Windows old to the new Windows which unleashed all hell resulting in me having to reinstall one more time At this point I would greatly appreciate anyone with insight as to how to transfer program settings executable locations etc to the new operating system Sincerely -Halcy n nbsp

A:Windows 7 Beta to Retail, Patching it Up

Your best bet is to re-install the programs. You'll spend far more time tracking down each registry entry and each dll file that was installed into the various folders other than the program folder (and running the commands to register them) than it would take to simply install the program again.
 

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I know this has been asked a lot and I have googled a lot trying to find a real answer to this I have the retail Windows Home and I have done numerous reformatting on my computer until I bought a new computer I tried to use the same CD-Key but it says it is an invalid product key I was thinking maybe it's up to installs no Is really to retail 7 copy computers? Windows up 3 for matter what computer however I have done more than installs on my same computer with no problems with Is Windows 7 retail copy really for up to 3 computers? the product key I have read that it's good for up to computers not installs I'm just irritated that I spent on a Windows and I'm locked down to one computer that I'm not even going to use anymore I have my new computer built it's just sitting here but I have no OS to install it on since my CD key isn't valid Is there something I need to do to re-validate the product key Thanks

A:Is Windows 7 retail copy really for up to 3 computers?

No, its for one computer "at the time", install it as many times as you want.

About the invalid product key on the new computer, call the activation center 01800etc and explain the situation, they'll generate a new hardware string code for you.

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