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Windows Vista Business will not upgrade to SP1 so I can continue to Upgrade

Q: Windows Vista Business will not upgrade to SP1 so I can continue to Upgrade

Hi All I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win and Win but I cannot get Windows Vista SP to upgrade nbsp I have tried many ways including all of the fixits through Windows update and through the stand alone nbsp I have also tried all of these steps all to Upgrade continue Vista Business upgrade SP1 so can not to will I Windows to no avail You can't install updates in Windows Vista Windows Windows Server or Windows Server R KB You receive a quot x quot error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates KB Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site quot x B quot KB Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista quot Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows restart the computer and then restart the installation quot KB In Windows Update it says successful installation sometimes but then just keeps offering the Vista SP update nbsp Please help Thanks very much Windows Vista Business will not upgrade to SP1 so I can continue to Upgrade nbsp I have my CBS log and Windowsupdate log and I can post but don't see how to do that nbsp nbsp Barry

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I know where you get vista business upgrade for ?99. If you live in Deal in Kent (UK) there is a shop that sells it reply for more info

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/81890/windows-vista-business-upgrade-for-l99/
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The OS right now is Xp pro 32 bit running on a single 80 gig HDD formatted NTFS. Why can't I do an Upgrade with a 32 bit version of Vista business?
 

A:Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Is this "Vista business" a upgrade copy or "For new Computer" copy?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-upgrade-windows-xp-pro-to-vista-business.677319/
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Thanks all,
 

A:Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Business Failed

Did you run the upgrade advisor from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en ?

If not, then do so and post what the report says.
 

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A:Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the supported upgrade paths are: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/14532-upgrade-vista-business-windows-7-home-premium.html
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I've already tried unchecking "Enable DMA" on the IDE Channel for CD-ROM. Any further suggestions?

A:Can't upgrade to vista business - error 0x0

Just checking - did you purchase an upgrade version of Vista Business or full copy?

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A:Upgrade Vista from Basic to Business?

Yes, with conditions. Check prices at bottom of page.

From what I can find at MS if you are using retail upgrade disks for Vista Business with SP1, you should be able to upgrade from Basic.

If you use the Windows Anytime Upgrade online, no. You can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate. Most systems that can handle Home Premium can run Buusiness.

Check programs to see if you have Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor installed. If you do, run it. Will tell you what versions of Vista your computer will handle.

If you don't. Control Panel, Windows Anytime Upgrade. Takes you to MS site on Vista. Click on Upgrade your PC, Click on Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, download and install. Will install in startup/programs and you can put an icon on desktop.

Retail Vista Business Upgrade with SP1 - $199.99
Windows Anytime Upggrade Home Basic to Ultimate - $199.99

Double check what I information I have and anything else posted here. Personally, if the laptop can handle it, I would go Ultimate through Windows Upgrade, that way you get everything in Business and Home Premium plus.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-vista-from-basic-to-business.760313/
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The multiplier is set for 6. Is there a fix for this?

A:Vista business does not recognize cpu upgrade

Did you reset to default values and reset Cmos after the exchange? same thing happened to me and I went for like a month thinking I had more juice

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I have Windows XP Home on my PC and I am trying to upgrade to Vista Business.

I have walked through the installation process many times - with or without connecting to download updates - and receive the same error message:

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How can I complete the upgrade?
 

A:Vista Business: The Upgrade was Canceled

Have you removed all of the NON Vista compatible software as listed in the report when you ran the Vista Upgrade adviser?
Also disconnect ALL external devices, such as printers, scanners, PDA's and etc.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-business-the-upgrade-was-canceled.647332/
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A:Vista Home Premium to Vista Business (cant upgrade) cant afford to reinstall software

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If you are interested in the Business DVD and product Key tell Free Business Giveaway used key DVD/COA never Upgrade Vista me why you would like it Business Version Free never used Vista Business Upgrade DVD/COA key Giveaway of Vista is the O S above Home Premium and below Ultimate and has alot of the features of Ultimate they include http www microsoft com windows win s default aspx Group Policy Editor gepedit Security Policy editor secpol Complete PC backup and restore imaging Utility EFS file encryption Scan and Fax Remote Access Business Version does not include Media Center This is what I am giving away The COA Product key itself can be PM'ed to someone who already has a x x all versions Media Disk and Free never used Vista Business Upgrade DVD/COA key Giveaway can be used to activate any Vista Business Install or Alienware OEM -bit Vista Business Express Upgrade DVD and COA Key it will install on any system capable of supporting it for example I installed another disk and another COA on a eMachine desktop For those Interested You can also perform a clean install from an upgrade disk The COA key can also be used with -bit Media to install a x Vista Business install see tutorial Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

A:Free never used Vista Business Upgrade DVD/COA key Giveaway

Key given to stew2

Closed.

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1 - Upgrade existing Vista install from Home Premium to Business
2 - Rebuild the PC from scratch, doing a fresh install of Vista Business

Are there any issues with doing an upgrade? I know with XP, this was a nightmare and I would always avoid it. I am wondering if Vista is any different. Clearly, it is less work to do the upgrade, but I don't want to do it if it will corrupt anything....

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-upgrade-home-premium-to-business.656697/
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A:Vista Business to Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Hi Charlie
Look on this thread and this post
If you have a Vista License, you are entitled to using an Upgrade version of Win7. Yuo will have to do a clean install, you are not allowed to do an in-place upgrade from Business to Home Premium (unless you want to tweak your installation files or your registry, which I don't recommend, a clean istall is a better way to go anyway)

Let me know if you need additional info

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45226-vista-business-win-7-home-premium-upgrade.html
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A:Desktop Won't Read Vista Business Upgrade Cd?

I am trying to understand what you are saying.
Do you mean that the same ista disc worked to put Vista on 3 other machines but will not work now?

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A:Desktop won't read Vista Business Upgrade CD?

Are you sure it's not an upgrade DVD?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/desktop-wont-read-vista-business-upgrade-cd-211993.html
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A:Vista Business x32 - Vista Ultimate x64 upgrade issues

Isn't the red edition a cracked copy?

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/249062-vista-business-x32-vista-ultimate-x64-upgrade-issues.html
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Please does anyone know if the owner has a means of re-downloading the Windows 7 without further cost, bearing in mind the existing Windows 7 installation is a legal one .

Yours with thanks in advance
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A:Tecra A10 - Win7 upgrade from Vista Business edition

I don?t know what earlier owner has done but if somehow possible install clean Win7 version and not Vista to Win7 upgrade. I have done this on several Vista machines and now all machines work perfectly with clean Win7 32bit version.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71941-Tecra-A10-Win7-upgrade-from-Vista-Business-edition
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A:Go back to vista home premium from Business upgrade??

Hello Spyblaster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you can go back to the original Home Premium version by doing a clean reinstall with it back to factory default. You will just need to use the original product key number that you used with it before as well. It should be the same one on the sticker on the back of your computer.

Hope this helps,
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Kalipoo Win10 didn't get released until the end of July last year, so if you installed it in June, then you installed an Insider edition. Just out of curiosity, what version are you running now? If you don't know, open a command window and enter "winver" -- and post the results back here. What you might want to consider, at this point, is doing a Repair-Install of Win10.  This is the least destructive of all the Windows recovery functions and rewrites the Windows system files, including the drivers, leaving your data, settings, and applications intact.To do this, you will need to use the link to download Win10 installation media and either burn a DVD or create a USB stick: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Note that when you go do download and build install media, the tool defaults to matching what is already installed on your PC (as in, Home for Home, 64-bit for 64-bit).  Make sure you select the same version as needed for your PC. If you do not, the resulting media will be different and will force you to enter a NEW product code!Once you have that media, follow the instructions in the link:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlGood Luck

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Contact your system manufacturer - most sell replacement recovery media for $25-$30.

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A:Games continue to freeze/reboot even after PSU upgrade

Has having the fan blowing onto your videocard made any difference to the freezing issue?

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You could always post your minidumps if you like. I`d be happy to take a look at them for you.

Zip 5 or 6 minidumps together, and attach them here.

You can find them in c:/windows/minidump.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Will this upgrade to Business work OK?

My opinion would be not to worry about installing the Vista Business one u got if the OEM is running fine.

If you do want to then, do a fresh install not over the OEM, just to be on the safe side
 

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Hi,

Basically, I bought a Dell XPS M1730, this came with Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.

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Obviously I have no key for Business, so when the trial expires Im buggered, how can I get my hands on an Ultimate upgrade?

Any help/input is greatly appreciated!

A:Anytime upgrade business -> Ultimate, not available...

Originally Posted by samleb


Hi,

Basically, I bought a Dell XPS M1730, this came with Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.

I then thought I'd have a look at Windows 7, so I installed Windows 7.... Yesterday I got fed up with it, fancied a clean wipe of the system and grabbed a Vista disc which I had (not one that came with the original machine, burnt from an iso obtained from my university). After doing a destructive install of Windows Vista, I found that I had installed Business. Now I did not see any options to upgrade to Ultimate (anytime just shows me "learn about the different versions of vista"), and I did not see any options when installing...

Obviously I have no key for Business, so when the trial expires Im buggered, how can I get my hands on an Ultimate upgrade?

Any help/input is greatly appreciated!



Right click on "My Computer" in the start menu and go to the bottom of the window. There should be a link at the bottom to "change product key". Click on the link and enter your vista ultimate key from your original installation and Vista should take care of the rest.

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A:Best way to upgrade XP to 7 on mulitple computers in a business?

Hello hrhardist Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Apparently you are in contact with an MS rep and are familiar with volume licensing to get that out of the way first off. A volume license allows you to use one disk on many machines. Or you could use an external hard drive to run the setup files extracted from an iso you download direct from MS to see a clean install of 7 on each machine. Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device

The next guide explains how to perform a clean install once a drive is first cleaned off entirely to insure the best results since there is no upgrade path for 7 when moving up from XP. Clean Install Windows 7

A bootable iso image you create from a 7 installation dvd is another method. Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

And one more option available that even seems to speed up the install time a bit is the use of a usb flash drive your tech would carry in a pocket made up as a USB Install Key. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Without the upgrade path the start up of the setup.exe file can still be seen while booted in XP. The drawback would be swapping out drives with a clean install of 7 being perfomed on only one machine while the hardware combinations are varying between each machine unlike having all the same with identical hardwares. Each machine would have a different hardware profile along with the need for differing drivers to start with.

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I'm not too clear on your question, but Works is not a qualifying product for an upgrade to Office 2007. You would have to buy the full version. Welcome to Tech Guys Forum, Levin.
 

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Quote:
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A:Want to upgrade to windows vista?

Either look for Vista-compatible drivers or replace the hardware.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/want-to-upgrade-to-windows-vista.551635/
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A:Windows 7 Upgrade with Vista

I don't understand the question.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30109-windows-7-upgrade-vista.html
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A:is it better to just upgrade from Vista to Windows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64


I think upgrading is easier, but I'm not sure if it's the best way out, all though, when 7 comes out, it will be my first time to ever install a new OS onto a computer. so, is it best to just upgrade? and when my copy arrives, can I just pop the DVD in there and upgrade it just like that? or is there some complicated process to prepare for all this?


First welcome to SF

Upgrading is easier but not recommended by even MS. Clean installs are a PITA but you dont want to upgrade your brand spanking new OS with all your old vista problems. there is a way to just import your settings, etc. Look in the tutorials section here at SF.

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SO ask questions

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A:Upgrade Vista to Windows 7

Other than the free Windows 10 upgrade (for 7 and 8.1), there are no other free Windows upgrades.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621238/upgrade-vista-to-windows-7/
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A:Windows Vista Upgrade?

Welcome to the Forum Ed
Take your time, read this tutorial, ask questions and you will be enjoying your new OS, before you know it.
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/290320-windows-vista-upgrade.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-vista-to-windows-7.1013983/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-upgrade-to-64-bit-from-32.833722/
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A:Windows Vista Upgrade or Not?

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A:Windows Upgrade From Vista

My question is whether or not I can then import my programs and settings from my Vista, which will still exist on the other drive. Click to expand...

You could use the files and setting transfer wizard. But for your programs you’ll have to reinstall each one. Seeing that you have lots of room I would backup all important data to another drive and blow Vista off and do a clean install of Win7. You’ll be better off for it. Yes, a little more work but in the end you’ll be happier.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-upgrade-from-vista.991994/
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A:windows 7 upgrade from vista

Hello Aivas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor below first to get a report to see if your computer can run Windows 7 and if you may have any issues. When the report is finished you will see which upgrade options are available and get guidance on fixing the system, program, and devices issues it finds before you install Windows 7.

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A:Could I upgrade from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit?

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click to enlarge

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A:Vista OEM upgrade to Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dredfu


Ok, so a while back I made myself a new rig. Newegg had a deal if i buy Vista I get Windows 7 for free. Basically I upgraded Vista to Windows 7. Is my Vista license void now or is it still valid? My other right needed a reformat so I put my original Vista on that computer. Will this screw with my validation on my windows 7 rig? If it does, what should i do?

P.s. I did a validation test on both systems and they both came up clear.


When you upgraded your vista license should have been void. Your win 7 is fine. the only problem you may have is with vista. Call MS to be sure.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/164058-vista-oem-upgrade-windows-7-a.html
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Take a look here: Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

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Jerry

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/392880-vista-windows-7-upgrade.html
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A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhodes2010


My laptop has Vista Home Premium and I now want to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium (UK). My laptop also has Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office which were installed already when I bought it.
However I have been told that if I buy the UPGRADE for Windows 7, I will lose Works and Office and will have to buy these separately.
I'm also told that it won't have Windows Live Mail which I find really convenient as I can access all my email addresses on the same page.
Is this correct, or have I been talking to the wrong people ? !!

Any advice will be much appreciated.
Thank you.


While not advised by either MS or most of us you can upgrade from vista HP to win 7 HP. You wont lose ofice or works and windows live mail is available
Just one caveat vista >>> windows has to be the same version (32bit, or 64 bit)

Ken

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I currently have Windows XP and I am thinking about upgrading to Windows Vista for Directx 10. So I have a two questions on Vista:

1) If I upgrade to Windows Vista can I go back to Windows XP without having to backup my data?

2) Are my system specs (as listed below) high enough to have Windows Vista running quickly?
Asus P5GC-MX/1333 MOBO
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 1GB DDR2 Video Card
1GB DDR2 667 Trancend Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz Processer
450W Power Suply
(Sorry I forgot to post them earlier)

Thats all I have to ask. Please reply quickly because I only have 2 weeks to decide! Thanks!
 

A:Should I Upgrade to Windows Vista?

Gakhar said:



2) Are my system specs (as listed below) high enough to have Windows Vista running quickly?
Asus P5GC-MX/1333 MOBO
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 1GB DDR2 Video Card
1GB DDR2 667 Trancend Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz Processer
450W Power Suply
(Sorry I forgot to post them earlier)Click to expand...

Not sure about the first question, so i'm gonna swiftly skip that one
But as far as the second goes, check this link out;
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx
This should give you an idea on how your pc will handle vista.
 

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A:Windows Vista Upgrade

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A:Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade

Quote:
i decided to backup to an external hard drive, wipe the laptop, restoring to factory settings


How exactly you performed the backup ?. Is it a simple copy-paste operation or have you performed a full disk backup ( if yes, which software is used ? ).

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A:Upgrade Vista to Windows 7

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A:Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 upgrade

Hi -

A custom or "clean" install required for Vista x86 --> Windows 7 x64 upgrade

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ling-Windows-7

Info on Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ndows-7-custom

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A:Windows Vista Upgrade

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