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Windows 7 recognize HD but windows xp cannot

Q: Windows 7 recognize HD but windows xp cannot

I have on same HD-500GB win7 and win xp. I conect another HD-320GB in sata drive. Bios recognize both HD, win 7 too, but win xp recognize only HD-500GB. When I go to disk manager in win xp it's same problem I only see one HD-500GB. Please help me.
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A:Store does not recognize my Administrator User account when attempting to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

You are not alone. Several have had the same problem with no resolution. I think it has something funny to do with the User Accounts. Making a second account with admin privleges doesn't work. I would try to reinstall the OS from the hidden image and try again. A Refresh like Dell tried will not do the trick, as it retains much of the data from before the Refresh; you need a clean start. Don't do anything witht the Admin Account other than let Windows set it up and set your password. All updates need to be installed before the upgrade will show in the Store. I have upgraded five Win 8 installations and have had zero problems.
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Can you take a screenshot of what comes up?
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There is an older similar thread here, but no solution:

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A:Windows 7 (desktop) does not recognize laptop (windows xp)

host name is the name in "human" language for exaple angus-hp and the resolution is translation to computer IP address.. ipv4 32bit number example in decimal
can you connect using ip of the host?
type \\ip instead of \\name.
you can find your ip addres by runing ipconfig comand in command prompt.
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A:Windows won't recognize my XP key

You might be able to call Microsoft and get that straightened out since the key on the side of the case should be a legitimate one. If not them then the maker of the computer, who could probably even supply you with recovery disks, although I don't know if you'd have to pay a small fee.
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have you tried 1 at a time and see if the Bios recognise each 512K RAM Chip ?
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Hello Ameretsu, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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This is the procedure I followed:

If you have a Norton product you will have to run Live Update Manually
twice after you install SP2. This will install an update to NAV itself and a WMI patch to allow
it to integrate with the Windows Security Console. You can now go back and if you
previously selected "I have an antivirus and will monitor it myself ." you can now uncheck it
and NAV will integrate with the Windows Secuity Console. NAV may ask if you want to allow
other software to be informed of its status. Approve this.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Raoul Sen

I have a new Acer Aspire X1301 running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attempting to connect my Blackberry 8330 via USB cable and receive the following error message balloon from the icon tray: "USB Device Note Recognized." Clicking this balloon lists the devices on the USB Root Hub, with "Unknown Device" highlighted. The Properties for this "Unknown Device" lists Device Status as "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

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Hi Raoul Sen.

Try right-clicking the Blackberry in Device Manager and going to properties.

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From the two options, select Browse My Computer.

Then select "Let Me Pick From A list of Drivers on my Computer. Untick the "Show Compatible Hardware" box.

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Let it install.

If it works, close the window.

If I helped, click the scales at the top right of my post and click I Approve.
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