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Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

Q: Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

Hi,

I bought Windows 7 having come from Vista. However, there is a BIOS update for my system. The new BIOS update states: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms on your notebook PC, please contact HP for support. It is located here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...340180&lang=en

I'd love to flash it but not sure if it will ruin my computer as it's more than likely not designed for flash when Windows 7 is on it or do you's know any better?

I also have 2 blue vertical lines going do the right hand side of the screen. I've seen loads of problems but no solutions. Has any fixed this HP problem?

Cheers folks!

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A: Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
Also, BIOS flashes are dangerous - and you can turn your computer into a paperweight by doing it incorrectly. In short, if it ain't broke - don't fix it!

The type of lines that you describe on your screen are usually caused by hardware issues. Send it in for repair if the system is under warranty. If not, then get an estimate from a local computer store - it may be cheaper to live with it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrading-bios-after-upgrading-from-vista-to-7-a-451070.html
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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A:Bios Upgrading...

If you can't install the drivers I would not attempt to flash the bios, you could make the PC that works fine, totally useless.

Are you trying to install the drivers from ASUS?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrading.303588/
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A:Upgrading BIOS

You need to confirm this with the service tag from your daughter's computer, but there is a BIOS update that can be run from the hard drive.

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...0&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=-1&impid=-1

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-bios.774384/
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FyrmnJ

A:Upgrading Bios

I flashed my Asrock bios a couple of times. They provide a very easy way to do it from within Vista/7.

Not sure about Asus - imagine it is the same.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/34955-upgrading-bios.html
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A:need help on upgrading bios

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your cpu should run on an fsb of 166mhz(333mhz effective) Giving you a cpu speed of 2083mhz.

See HERE for AMD Athlon XP specs.

Check in your bios that the fsb is correct.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Bios Upgrading

Likely an error in the download. Those BIOS updates are protected as much as possible from defects. If there is any chance of a problem, the BIOS install will not run, because it can permanently ruin the computer.
Suggest you run a new download when all this bad weather has stopped stiring up the internet.
 

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A:upgrading ibm bios

If you Google;
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as you provided us no info that will help us help you better...

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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A:Upgrading the BIOS

Try the motherboards web site.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-the-bios.130754/
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A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

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A:Problems After Upgrading BIOS

A BIOS update should allow the detection of more types of CPU, not fewer. It almost sounds like the "newer" BIOS is actually older.

Can you post a link to the BIOS updates you used? What problem forced you to the drastic need to update the BIOS?
 

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A:Upgrading BIOS for 7 upgrade?

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A:bios upgrading issues

Hi,Did you connect your machine to AC power when updating BIOS ? Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on. Note: You need to use AC power when udating BIOS.Regards.

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A:Dead Cpu....Upgrading Bios?

Axemanant said:


After ascertaining that it was compatible with my motherboard i bought an intel Core 2 duo E6750.
Click to expand...
How did you ascertain this...because there is no mention of E6750 support for that board on MSI's own site.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-cpu-upgrading-bios.1021794/
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A:Upgrading BIOS quick question

I'd check the BIOS to see if something didn't reset or become disabled, first off.

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A:resetting/upgrading old compaq bios

dear former druggie

What makes you think that resetting the bios is going to help you with this situation??

I can't see what benefit it would be. You need to get an OS install disk of some flavor.
 

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A:Upgrading BIOS on ASUS A7V8X

The command.com is the boot part
The autoexec.bat and config.sys files are for autoloading drivers and commands (not required)

Quote from here: http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?root=198&SLanguage=en-us




However, you will need to have AFLASH.EXE (unzipped) utiility and set the floppy drive as the boot drive. Then, type in the command [ FORMAT A:/S ] (without [] brackets) in DOS mode to create a boot disk. Do not keep AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files in it; Later on, choose item [1] ?Save Current BIOS to File (Save Existing BIOS to File) screen will appear. Then, when you see the query for filename appears, please insert a filename (eg. A:\XXX-XX.XXX ) and hit .Click to expand...

Here's your Drivers page (and bios too) again: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=A7V8X&SLanguage=en-us

Or use this way (preferred, in case you have mx and you don't know it)
Please press the green button, and select your drivers


Sorry, it seems you must do this twice, once here, then when you get to Asus support, click it again. This button uses JavaScript (which is enabled by default on most browsers)
 

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I realize that I'm no fun, sorry. Maybe someone else knows more about this than I do.

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There may be a recovery procedure available
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Bonjour moi j avais le m?m? problemme
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make model & specs of the laptop
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-vista.784556/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrading-from-xp-pro-sp2-to-vista-429635.html
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I have purchased the upgrade designed for Windows Vista to move my daughter's computer to Windows 7.

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Thanks in advance.

A:Upgrading from Vista (32 bit) to Win 7 (64 bit)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by roosterwes


I have purchased the upgrade designed for Windows Vista to move my daughter's computer to Windows 7.

It has Vista Home Premium SP2 on it now. It has a lot of junk, and all she wants is the pics and videos, which I've backed up. Would it be better to make a clean re-install of Vista with the original Dell disks, and then upgrade to Win 7 (32 bit) followed by Win7 (64bit)? Can it work that way?
Or, should I just clean up the installed Vista as best as possible and then upgrade. I took a 1gb RAM out and installed a 2gb RAM for a total of 4 already, in anticipation of the (64 bit) Win 7 OS.
So basically, I need to know the best way possible to go from 32bit WinVista to 64bit Win7 with a 7 upgrtade from Vista disc.

Thanks in advance.


Hi roosterwes and welcome

When upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit you must do a clean install (with HD format) as the two Operating systems are very different.

That being said, I think your vista is probably 32 bit and therefore you cant do vista32>win32>win64.

Your best bet and most efficient install is the clean 64 bit. There are many tutorials here on SF should you want some reading on the subject.

There is a way to go clean install with upgrade disk, you should google that.

Good Luck

Jan

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A:Upgrading XP to Vista

Donna
The DVD would be basically worthless without the product key number
You can test the computer hardware regardless of the OS that is on it now.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/302511-upgrading-xp-vista.html
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A:Upgrading Vista 32-64 Bit

I don't believe that you can upgrade directly. You either need to remove 32 and buy a full, 64-bit installation, or revert to XP and use the 64-bit Vista upgrade.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Upgr...and-Vista-to-62-bit-Windows-Vista-59885.shtml
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-vista-32-64-bit.739414/
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A:Upgrading to Vista

As always with a different OS, you would be better to get the drivers from Acer and re-install from scratch
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-to-vista.448864/
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A:Upgrading from XP to Vista

Hi Sam,
First, I've moved your post to a new thread as threads are user-based and not topic-based.
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A:Help upgrading to 7 from Vista

Very easy use Easy Transfer, Ill get the info

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer

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A:Upgrading to Vista

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Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

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A:upgrading from vista to 7

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What I would like to know is if it is possible to use the Vista installation disk that came with the HP and install it o the Dell.Assuming, the DVD is called "Operating system installation disk", or something to that meaning, then no. It's designed for that HP computer.

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Where did you get the Windows 7 Upgrade disc from.

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A:Upgrading from XP to Vista

I would suggest that you backup datafiles / stuff you want to keep onto CD's, and then copy them across manually, that way you can keep the data on CD and only transfer what you need. I'm skeptical about "Easy Transfer" of settings - you may end up with things that you dont need from XP, or bots of the old OS. With any other means of automatically transferring programs/files via cable, too many things have the potential to go wrong, and it'll be slow if you are transferring big files. Much better to either copy to CD OR buy a USB external Hard Drive and use that. With it being for a buisiness the external drive may be a better option - copy stuff accross to the drive, and then to the new machine and burn to DVD.

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cheers

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A:Upgrading from Vista to Win 7

You most certainly can use the WIN7 upgrade disk to do a clean install.  In your case, I would rest easy as you are technically upgrading Vista.
 
Not sure of the legality of laying out the link with the instructions in an open forum.  Don't want the forum to get into trouble.

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I posted a reply to your other post saying the Gateway disk won't fly in thiis box so you need to fix the existing system. The only screen I can think of before the Desktop wallpaper cuts in is the manufacturer's flash screen - is that what's you're seeing? You can lose that in the BIOS settings.
 

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A:Upgrading from Vista to 7

Hello,

Where are you planning on downloading Windows from? Please be aware that it is illegal to use any pirated version of Windows.

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A:Upgrading Vista

There isn't that much difference between the two What Is the Difference Between Vista Premium & Ultimate? | eHow.com
A better jump would be from Vista to Windows 7 if you have a choice. You do not need to install any drivers if you are upgrading Vista to Vista, An probably not with Windows 7 either.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrading-vista-648290.html
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A:Upgrading Vista to 7

Hello badjz and welcome to SevenForums.

I am one of those happy upgraders, though majority of forum members recommend clean install. Read about pros and cons here, about my experience here.

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It's my understanding that the retail versions come with both 32 & 64 bit. If your computer will run it use the 64bit. It just works better.

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A:Upgrading Vista

Yes of course. The Vista licence is unchanged which means if it is a full retail copy you are free to reinstall it again on your present PC or as a fresh install on another (not on two at the same time though). If the Vista license is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) then it is tied to the PC its on now. That doesn't stop you reinstalling it at any future time no matter what you do on that PC in the meantime.

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http://www.aomeitech.com/

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A:Upgrading Vista HP to W7

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/32463-upgrading-vista-hp-w7.html
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Welcome to the forums and I hope this helps, download the upgrade path document from MS


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5-00f0ee7fe0fb

The layout doesn't show up on the forum, copy and paste made it hard to figuer out.

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A:Upgrading from Vista to 7

Hi this shold help http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-to-windows-7 games etc will need to be reinstalled other data that you have saved ie files pics should be in a folder called windows old

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