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Vista Ultimate X64 & new motherboard

Q: Vista Ultimate X64 & new motherboard

I'm sure this as been asked before, and I'm just not finding it.

My motherboard died and the replacement will be in next week. When I get the new one in, I'm sure my Vista installation will trip and say that it's not valid. What should I expect beyond that? And/or what should I do?

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A: Vista Ultimate X64 & new motherboard

A new mb is considered a new computer by MS, so yes there will be an activiaton obstacle, but not a problem

Activate by phone
Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Forums (same as Vista)

While installing do not give your key when asked, do not check install automatically when I am online

Get your Computer running the way you want it. Install programs etc and then back up on an external hard drive

Call the activation center. If there is a problem a rep will come on, tell him the problem and then he will activate you

Now replace the back up, (that was not needed, hopefully) and make a new back up.
You never have to activate again.

You want to be sure that you are happy before you activate, so you do not have to call again

Edit: you have 30 days to activate (can be extended, but that is not necessary)

Good luck

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/282765-vista-ultimate-x64-new-motherboard.html
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A:Vista 32 bit ultimate liscence key to windows 7 64bit ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by astanar


I want to format a computer and install windows 7 64bit ultimate on it. How do I go about using my vista liscence key for that? Is it possible to do a key transfer or something?


You can't, you will need to buy a Windows 7 licence.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/376268-vista-32-bit-ultimate-liscence-key-windows-7-64bit-ultimate.html
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A:upgrade from vista ultimate 64 to win7 ultimate 64 froze

The latest: here it is Geb 20th of 2010 and I have long since abandoned attempting to resolve this failed Win7 upgrade. I have lost too much of my valuable time and lost the use of my primary business PC. It has been sitting in powered down state since mid-december. I even requested a refund from MS but they said no, more than 30 days had passed. To continue the business, I purchased a laptop with XP Pro and rebuilt or reloaded everything from backup storage.

Who has time to monkey around with software that does not work and or won't even install!!!

I was very dissatisfied with the Vista Ultimate OS I had been using for the previous year, but even more disappointed when the Win7 upgrade failed to even complete the install!!!

I plan to stick with the proven XP Pro OS on the new laptop plus the iMac for as long as possible; I'm done with Microsoft and their troublesome faulty software.

My patience has run out!!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrade-from-vista-ultimate-64-to-win7-ultimate-64-froze-433724.html
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A:Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit upgrade from vista ultimate gets stuck on 35%

Bump :( I really need help plz!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-ultimate-32-bit-upgrade-from-vista-ultimate-gets-stuck-on-35-a-492715.html
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A:vista ultimate 32bit and ultimate 64bit

Hello Paliometoxo,

I say that if you have 64-bit drivers available for all of your devices and none of your programs have issues with 64-bit Vista, then I would use the 64-bit Vista. This way your computer will use the full 4 GB of RAM instead of just up to 3.2 GB of it also.


It's really up to you though, but the article in this post can help show the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit to help you decide.

64-bit: More than just the RAM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/214536-vista-ultimate-32bit-ultimate-64bit.html
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A:BSOD During upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate

Greetings! Moskie and Welcome to the Se7en Forums!

On one quick look at the "REFERENCE_BY_POINTER" error that seems to go back as far as Win 2000 there. STOP: 0x00000018 (parameter, parameter, parameter, parameter) REFERENCE_BY_






Quote:
Error Message:
STOP: 0x00000018 (parameter, parameter, parameter, parameter) REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
Explanation:

This is a Windows 2000 Executive character-mode STOP message. This indicates that a failure occurred while referencing an object by what should have been a referenced pointer.
User Action:

If this is the first time you have booted after installing new hardware, remove the hardware and boot again. Check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the hardware and its drivers are compatible with Windows 2000. For information about the hardware, contact the supplier. If you are installing Windows 2000 for the first time, check the Windows 2000 system requirements, including the amount of RAM and disk space required to load the operating system. Also, check the Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the system can run Windows 2000. If Windows 2000 is loaded and no new hardware has been installed, reboot with recovery options set to create a dump file. If the message continues to appear, select the Last Known Good option when you reboot. If there is no Last Known Good configuration, try using the Emergency Repair Disk. If you do not have an Emergency Repair Disk, contact your technical support group.


Another reference that seems to be unavailble at MSDN is supposed to be at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...kmsgs/1139.asp "0x00000018: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER" listed at Troubleshooting Windows STOP Messages

The latest MS information however dated Oct. 1, 2009 is seen on the MSDN page at Bug Check 0x18: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER which refers to an unspecified driver calling a kernel routine as described there.

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The last seen most is "2009-10-11 18:25:14, Warning [0x080329] MIG Cannot find file: X:\Users\(edited out)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Stationery\*.*".

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/28668-bsod-during-upgrade-vista-ultimate-7-ultimate.html
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A:Trouble upgrade from Vista Ultimate(32) - 7 Ultimate 32

TS, welcome to the forums
What is the origin of the disk you are using? Can it be corrupted?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/32226-trouble-upgrade-vista-ultimate-32-7-ultimate-32-a.html
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A:Ultimate motherboard (Abit AT7)

Man, that motherboard is loaded up with all kinds of goodies. I cant believe all the USB ports on it. That is very impressive, especially at its msrp of only 199.00.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ultimate-motherboard-abit-at7.1214/
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A:Upgraded from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate

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It is very Likely that the normal Windows folder is being used by Vista and the others are the old Windows Folders?

Also can I ask how did you Re install Vista? Repair Install, Fresh Install or Recovery from a Partition?

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/283582-upgraded-vista-ultimate-win-7-ultimate.html
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard and CPU Upgrade

Probably get 4gb of memory would give you a big boost!
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A:LONG story - Vista Ultimate crash - fresh image backed up but now on Vista home >>>

Originally Posted by Scottt


I was planning to do several driver upgrades on Thursday including Bios. So I used the vista Complete PC Backup - and Imaged drive C to a portable HD.

Everything went fine ....

Laptop is a toshiba satellite 32 bit running Ultimate.

Sure enough it crashed on one of the reboots - 5 chkdsks later I gave up and put in the DVD recovery disks I got from Future shop when I purchased it in OCT 2007.

Well - it installed Vista HOME (although it came with Ultimate - I do not have windows disks). Vista home apparently only does traditional back-ups and restores.

I want to take it back to Thursday. Is there anything I can do to restore the VHD image on my system .....

Pulling my hair out here ...

Thanks in advance



I have used Basic Preium,and did not see any real difference in them.System crashes occur in vista alot,and are usually from memory dump.This is a habit of vista!

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A:LONG story - Vista Ultimate crash - fresh image backed up but now on Vista home so I can't restore it >>>

The question comes to my mind...how did the O/S change? What was the method of install?

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A:Dual Boot Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate?

this does work to dual boot vista, just install ultimate on a second hard drive to be safe

The installation options

You can approach the dual-boot installation operation in one of two ways -- by cold booting from the Windows Vista DVD or by inserting the Windows Vista DVD while Windows XP is running. As you can imagine, you'll encounter slightly different introductory screens depending on which approach you use, but once you get stared the operation is essentially the same.
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Figure A:
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Figure B:
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Figure C:
To get started, click the Install Now button. In the next screen, you?ll be prompted to type in your product key for activation, as shown in Figure D. By default, the Automatically Activate Windows When I?m online check box is selected; however, you?ll notice that I?ve cleared it. The main reason that I?ve done so here is that while writing this article, I?ve experimented over and over with this installation procedure and want to conserve on the number of times that I can legitimately activate this copy of Windows Vista before Microsoft locks it down and requires me to call in and manually request a new product key.
Figure D:
At this point in the installation, you?re prompted to type in your product key for activation. Now, if you just want to temporarily install Vista in a dual-boot configuration while you experiment, but plan on installing it as your main operating system once you?re satisfied with the way that Vista behaves with your hardware and software, you too may want to disable the automatic activation routine. Even though you?ve disabled the automatic activation routine, you can still install Windows Vista and use it as you normally would for 30 days.
If you want to keep Vista in a dual-boot configuration, you can activate your license online anytime you want. If you decide to make Vista your main operating system, you can repartition your hard disk, reinstall Vista on the main partition and activate the new installation in the process.
If you decide to disable the automatic activation routine, you?ll see a confirmation dialog box, as shown in Figure E, which contains a harsh warning and prompts you to reconsider. You can just click No to continue.
Figure E:
Even though this dialog box contains a harsh warning, Microsoft wouldn?t have made automatic activation a choice if opting out was really dangerous. Because, I didn?t enter in a product key, Setup doesn?t know what edition I?ve purchased and prompts me to select one of the seven editions on this disk, as shown in Figure F. Since, I'm working with the Ultimate edition, I selected that edition, checked the box, and clicked Next.
Figure F:
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Got to the Control Panel, and click on "Windows Anytime Upgrade", and follow the instructions.

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vuongtutruc,

Windows Anytime Upgrade is just a way to order and pay for just a license (Product key number) for a version of Vista that is higher than yours. You install it from the Vista DVD you already have, but you use the new product key number you ordered instead. Yes, it can have a affect on the software and you could loose your data. I would recommend backing up anything you do not want to loose. See number 1 and 3 (which versions you can upgrage to) at this link for more information.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/search.aspx?=&qu=anytime+upgtrade


See this link to compare the different versions to what you already have.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx

Shawn

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Isn't the red edition a cracked copy?

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Yes you should be able to transfer files easily. Are the Vista PC's both updated to Service Pack 2?
 

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Sorry all this is the problems im having very similar to Banana babe
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Windows cannot boot, \Boot\BCD error, 0xc000000f
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Windows Boot Manager
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3. Click “Repair your computer.”
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File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
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Enter= Continue ESC=Exit

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A:Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jjthenovice


I have a legal full version of Vista Ultimate. I am currently running Win 7 RTM Ultimate. I haven't activated yet. I have two questions: 1. If I buy the Win 7 ultimate upgrade version, can I enter it's product key and then activate? or 2. Can I load the upgrade version on a freshly formated disk like in the old days and then the installer would ask you to insert your qualifying disk for the upgrade. Thanks.


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Disclaimer already mentioned.

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~Lordbob

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A:Upgrade Vista HP X86 to Vista Ultimate X64 Question.

Originally Posted by fadedrs



or do i have to do a clean install cause of the KERNAL?





Yes

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A:Vista Ultimate

save yourself the hassle

Fax Software and Network Fax Server Software

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Hello everyone! Hopefully I'm in the right forum.

I have been researching and learning as much as I can about 64 bit systems and my conclusion is to to simply ask the experts.

My question is, should I use Vista Ultimate 64 or 32 bit? I'm upgrading from Windows XP Home Edition. This will be a big investment for me. My current system specs are...

Q6600
4 GB DRR2 800
8800GT
SoundBlaster-XiFi

I would like to take advantage of better computing, simply put, but I'm having trouble seperating truth from myth, ex: better graphics and a large performance increase. I do a lot of gaming and web browsing, and I play a lot of the newer generation games (Bioshock, Assassin's Creed, Oblivion, Crysis, etc.).

If anyone can reference an article that would point me in the right direction, that would be much appreciated as well!

Thanks!

A:Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Welcome to the board,
My computer was built for very much the same purpose as yours.
I see you have 4 Gb of ram; you must have been using xp 64bits. Simularly, if you like to address all those rams plus your vedio rams, 64 bit is the way to go. Of course 4G of ram is better then 2G for graphic and other processing. I had some driver problem before sp1 like my sound card, but now I don't have any problem for a while. Good luck and enjoy.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/189008-vista-ultimate-64-bit.html
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A:Vista Ultimate x64

you should not have any problems at all,you have a better setup than i do and ultimate runs flawlessly on mine

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/vista-ultimate-x64-145558.html
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A:XP to Vista Ultimate

Try downloading the latest drivers from the manufacturers website for your display issue with Vista (keep them on a memory stick as you will need them again). Then install Windows 7 from your Vista OS, then use the drivers from the manufacturer, all should be well as your specs seem fine.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-to-vista-ultimate.890742/
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Many thanks in anticipation

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A:Vista Ultimate from XP SP2

just choose upgrade when runnin vista setup.. Although if it doesn't give you that option. You will have to have a fresh install and lose everything.
 

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http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/144783-clean-install-guide-works-32-bit-64-bit.html

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A:Vista Ultimate Help

Hello BigBucks, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Sure, like anything there can always be problems with it. You might ask if they have any type of warranty or return policy on it to see what you options may be if something does go wrong with it.

502MB of RAM may be a typo since it is usually 512 MB RAM instead at that size unless you have a integrated video chip that is using that small 10 MB of RAM to run.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f255...ld-269605.html

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IMO, go with 64.

see more technical info at the following

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1665

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A:Vista Ultimate

Hallo Fantomau, If what you sold him is an UPGRADE it is a simple case of activating by phone;

Activate Vista by Phone

I have copied the relevant Note: from this tutorial as to what is legal in regard to the resale:






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A:Vista Ultimate 32&64 bit

hi,,,, i know what you mean ,,,, its not the discs your paying for though its the gen key,,,,, 1 payment 1 gen key.

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If I understand correctly?
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A:Vista Ultimate x64 and 8 GB RAM??

Originally Posted by grimreaper


I have recently swapped my OCZ 4GB (1GBX4) DDR2 @ 800 MHZ and upgraded to OCZ 8GB Sli (2GBX4) @ 800 MHZ on my Ultimate X64 bit.

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sorry for my bad spelling

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A:xp pro 64 vs vista ultimate 64

Originally Posted by angelo621


need some advise, i already have vista 64 ultimate on my HDD(a) on my machine. my cousn gave me a xp pro 64 bit and i like to install it in my HDD(b) coz i have 2 HDD on my pc. is there any prob if i install it??
im running 4gb and 8800gtx. im afraid that there will be a harware comaptibility prob if i use xp 64 bit ,most specially in RAM and VGA vard.
so, if theres any good advise frm you guys.

thanks



best thing i can say to have a look at the sites of your motherboard-manufacturer and nvidia.com. if you have a motherboard with a nforce chipset you can find all info at the download-section of nvidia.com.

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Bsod

hey again i just got a fresh BSOD the info was, this info is less then 5 mins old before posting this

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF9600009F4CF
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BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

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