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Upgrade paths and future limitations

Q: Upgrade paths and future limitations

Hi all,

I was hoping someone knowledgeable could clear up some confusion I have on the upgrade process. I've googled my questions and it seems there is no definitive answer and that Microsoft themselves seem to not be consistent on their treatment of upgrades.

I originally wasn't going to upgrade but at $39.99 for a Pro version, I can't resist. I am aware that you need a current install to upgrade. I was hoping that during the upgrade process I would be given an option to chose the key I wished to invalidate for the upgrade. Now, I am quite fond of my Windows 7 license and am going to keep it around in case I don't like Windows 8 and just because it is a great OS.

So my dilemma is as follows:
I have a couple full licenses for XP and Vista. I also have the OEM license of Vista Business that is on a sticker on my computer. I am resigned to the fact that I'll have to uninstall my current OS and install an old one for the upgrade and I can live with that.

I would, however, like to get rid of my most worthless license for the upgrade, which in my opinion is the one OEM one on a sticker on my laptop. So I guess the question is would the limitations of the OEM license, which is that it is only valid for that specific machine be attached to the upgraded version. As the Pro upgrade is for a limited time only, I imagine any future computer I will buy will have the Home version with it and I would like to preserve my access to the Pro version as well as to have the option to have a clean install. If I can transfer the upgrade in the future, getting rid of the OEM license makes the most sense, if not, the full Vista license.

Condensed version:
1. Will these Upgrades be transferable to a new machine in the future?
2. Will OEM limitations be attached to the Upgrade license in the future?
3. Will we always have to install the old version first even after activating it, i.e. if I upgrade to an SSD in the future, will I have to install the old OS first.

While typing out my questions, I came to the realization that if I upgrade to a new machine I won't be able to install using the OEM license if the old install is required.

A: Upgrade paths and future limitations

Hello jaebberwock. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

You mentioned "in case I don't like Windows 8" so I guess you haven't used it yet.
Based on that assumption, I would suggest downloading Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation for free. (good for 90 days) Burn it to a dvd. Do you know anything about imaging? Do you have any external drives? I would consider learning a little about external drives so that you could make some images? Are you on a budget? Can you afford to spend a few bucks on imaging software? Search online for imaging software. You could image your XP system without affecting it by an upgrade. Same with Vista or Windows 7. Image what you want to save so that they could be returned to the condition they were in. I cannot help you with your questions about upgrading licenses and keys so maybe someone else will chime in. Personally, I am not a fan of dual booting, many problems could happen. Opinions vary.

Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

From my point of view, I would image backup XP, Vista, Windows 7 using the software of your choice (perhaps something like Acronis). Then, install Windows 8 on unallocated space. Do you know what unallocated space is? I apologize. I know nothing about what you know. Anyway, good luck. There are tutorials here:

Installation & Setup - Windows 8 Forums

Suggested Steps To Take Installing And Setting Up Windows 8

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I will start with saying that I have an old motherboard - I have an M3A78-CM (AM2). Say, if I wanted to upgrade my processor to an intel i7 I couldn't do that because my motherboard won't support it, right? Okay, I have two questions to ask.
1. If I buy a new motherboard and replace it with the older one, will all my RAM, CPU, GPU and other stuff be recognized by a newer generation motherboard, since you can pretty much see that I have a fairly old system configuration.
2. I don't know how to put this, but can somebody find me the maximum, high-end CPU that THIS motherboard can support? I'm sorry but I don't really understand much about motherboards.}
Oh... and one last thing. Can THIS processor be supported by my motherboard? And how good is it? Thank you for your time.

A:Are there any motherboard upgrade limitations?

If you get a new motherboard that is anywhere near a recent design and model, it will NOT use DDR2 RAM, which is what you have now.

You'd need to buy DDR3.

I don't know much at all about AMD processors, so can't identify the strongest processor that can be used on your current motherboard.

But---the rule of thumb is to NOT spend a lot of money putting new stuff on really old motherboards. You are generally better off replacing the motherboard, RAM, and CPU unless you are really restricted by budget.

It is possible there is a relatively cheap AMD processor that would be a worthwhile significant upgrade for your motherboard. Someone else will have to answer that.

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Will the Windows Vista Upgrade path allow me to upgrade from 64 bit Home Premium to 32 bit Ultimate? I need to do this to use my legacy software without re-installing everything.
 

A:Vista upgrade paths

The last that I read, going from 32 to 64 required a CLEAN install. Based on that I would think that it would be the same for 64 to 32.
 

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There are still doubts about what the possible and legal upgrade paths are for Windows 7.

Below I tried to compile some information in a way which I hope will be helpful.

Thanks to my friend Kari for his valuable contribution
Any other additions or comments are much welcome

Definitions:
1) Upgrade: to move from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7
2) Custom or Clean Install: wipes the previous installation and install Windows 7 anew. Does not preserve user files
3) In-Place Upgrade: upgrades from specific versions of Vista to specific versions of Windows 7, preserving user files and programs.
4) Upgrade version: Windows 7 license for those who own a valid license of XP or Vista
5) Full retail version: Windows 7 license to install on any PC, independent of previous installations or ownership. Can be reinstalled on other computers (when activated the previous installation is no longer valid)
6) Full OEM version :Windows 7 license to install on one PC, independent of previous installations. Can only be re-installed on same computer and hardware setup

Upgrade paths
The chart below shows in what situations one can perform an in-place upgrade (e.g. from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional) without the need to migrate files or programs, and the situations when one needs to do a Custom (Clean) Install and replace the data in the target disc. This is the case for all Windows XP owners or Windows Vista Starter. In this case you will need to migrate your personal files ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ

Excellent!

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From this download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios


? Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:
? Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista? RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS
? Windows NT? Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server? 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
? Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported.
? Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported.
? Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported.
? Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are not supported.
? Cross-build type in-place upgrades (for example, fre to chk) are not supported.
? Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (for example, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are not supported.

Supported Upgrade Scenarios



From Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
Upgrade to Windows 7
Business
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Enterprise
Enterprise
Home Basic
Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate
Home Premium
Home Premium, Ultimate
Ultimate
Ultimate
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A:Win7 Upgrade paths

These are "in place" upgrades.
To upgrade from XP is also possible doing a clean install.

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Quote:




Last week Microsoft announced the Windows 10 editions that will power personal computing and Enterprise systems across the growing wide range of devices available. With this announcement Microsoft also reconfirmed they will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices for the first year after the launch of Windows 10.

This week, a blog post on Microsoft's Australia Partner Network offered more detailed information about the specific paths for upgrading to Windows 10. As previously mentioned, but now further spelled out, devices that take advantage of the free upgrade will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for the life of that device and the free upgrade to Windows 10 will be delivered through Windows Update.




Microsoft spells out upgrade paths to Windows 10

A:Microsoft spells out upgrade paths to Windows 10

"If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device"

Now that's what I wanted to see, until now there has been no clarification as to whether updates would be free or a suspected subscription service.

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A:Future Ram Upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister


Currently, I have 2 x 2GB sticks of Patriot PGS34G1600LLKA RAM, which I know is sufficient for the things that I do, however I'm wondering if doubling that would make a significant difference while encoding video, either in speed or quality?


I personally think it will make your system run smoother but a big noticeable difference is questionable.

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Also im looking to add more ram and was wondering what kind of ram i could add. I think it uses DDR SDRAM. Can I add ram like pc 6400 ddr2 dual channel rams for that?
 

A:Looking to upgrade cpu and ram in near future

can u give the model of the computer? as we need this to find out what the computer can accept.
 

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A:RL85 Future SSD Upgrade

I bought the least expensive (Celeron/60GB SSD) and brought the RAM up to 8GB ($40 on Amazon) and am going to install a refurb'd 750GB/7200 RPM/16GB RAM disk that I found for another $40 online. I'll keep Win10 on the SSD for fast boots and store my user files and media on the 750.

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A:RL85 Future SSD Upgrade

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100 days from today, the free upgrade off ends.

If I were to install a free copy of 10 onto a thumb drive (or DVD), and then buy a used 7 or 8 laptop after the free upgrade offer expires, could I install 10 for free from the thumb drive?

A:Preparing for a Future Free Upgrade

No. Well, actually, yes you will be able to upgrade to / install Windows 10 for free. But you will have to pay to activate it.

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So Grinder you believe that any patches won't affect the express upgrade version of vista (home premium) I have. I received it shortly after purchasing a new Dell, I'd like to give Microsoft some time before installing it.
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A:Will I be able to use my express upgrade in the future after patches come out?

I'm sorry Grinler for misspelling your name!

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I do not want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10.

I am providing a link to a program called GWX Control Panel which helps rid you of the update process.
The author gives plenty of information on this page (worth reading) and there is a download link to the right.
You just need to download the portable version and run it. No Install required.

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper) to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon

This will also help in the future if Microsoft changes tactics and tries to upgrade against your will.
Well worth running after each patch Tuesday to make sure nothing has changed.

Good luck

Edit. The program is signed by the author and checksums are provided to verify the download.

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Hello

I was just wondering if Microsoft will do "IP address verification" when someone buy a family pack. In other words, is it possible for 3 friends to buy the family pack and to install it in 3 differents houses?

Also, will it be possible for me to upgrade to a single Windows 8 license with a 7 family pack license? Thanks for any insight.

pom

A:Family pack, IP address and future upgrade

Microsoft hasn't said much about the family pack except to confirm that it exists. You can't buy it until Oct 22 anyway, and by then, there should be more details.

Whatever the details may be, it would be impossible to do any sort of IP address enforcement, since residential IP addresses are almost all dynamic, people could have laptops that travel, families may own multiple homes, etc.

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Hi,

For your information, I bought my Asus laptop last year that came with Windows 7 Pro.

I'm planning to upgrade to Windows 8 this coming October, however, it seems they require me to provide the windows product key.

I download a software called: "Key Finder" to find my windows key, and to my surprise, it's different from the one (the sticker) at the bottom of my laptop. Later, I found out that the key(from the Key FInder) was actually an OEM key for all Asus laptops.

Now, if I want to upgrade to Windows 8 later, should I provide the OEM product key or the product key from the bottom of my laptop?
One more question, do I have a choice to format my hard disk before installation if I purchase the upgrade version?

Thanks

A:Upgrade/Clean install Windows 8 RTM/GA in the future

I'm not sure that the answers to your questions are yet available.

However, if Win8 is like 7, an upgrade copy would normally be launched from an installed OS. (Exception: when you're changing from 32 bit to 64 bit, or 64 to 32.) You need a product key only to the extent that you need a previous OS installed to run the upgrade.

A Win7 upgrade license permits you to format the disk during installation. However, an upgrade license won't (officially) install on a blank disk, so you might be in trouble of you formatted the disk, and then interrupted the install process. (You'd definitely have trouble if you formatted the disk with a third-party utility, and tried to install Win8 on it with an upgrade copy.)

Again, this is how it worked with Windows 7. 8 may be different. (One change: Microsoft has stated that it'll be OK to install the release version of 8 over the RP. They didn't officially permit that with the Windows 7 RC and release versions, although it worked just fine.)

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As far as I know, the free upgrade to 10 is going away in a few hours.

I speculate that there will be at least a few posts asking how to get the free upgrade after the offer's expiration.

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So who will be first to step up to the plate?

(I almost count the poster who hasn't upgraded yet, and who will be out of town through the end of the free period. Not quite the same as someone who is feverishly trying to do the upgrade at the last nanosecond, though.)

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When I bought my retail upgrade from XP > Vista there was a leaflet inside offering a free 64-bit DVD if needed.

I was hoping the same would be offered for a Vista > Win 7 upgrade as I really want to go x64 this time. I'm now wondering if this will be allowed.....

A:Worrying possibility for future Win 7 Upgrade path

I suspect the retail version will be much like it was for Vista. The article is only talking about OEM. If you had an OEM of Vista 32bit, I believe you had to pay to get 64 bit.

Gary

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A:AVG Slow Server Today/Future Upgrade Coming.

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A:RAM limitations in Me?

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg4/en/index.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg4/en/om/U70211LRs.pdf

Processor type Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology
NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading
technology.
Cache 512 KB, 1 MB, or 2 MB
 

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Hey

I would just like to know something . On a 32 bit operating system that has 4 gb of ram installed on mobo and has a 1 gb video card , how much ram would you be able to use ? Is it true that if you have a 32 bit os [which is limited to somewhere around 4gb] and have a 1gb video card that you will only be able to use 3 gb of Ram ?

Awaiting your replies

A:32 bit memory limitations

Hi vista 32 bit is limited to just over 3 Gb

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thanks

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A:Restore Limitations

If transfering from Win XP, download the update WET from here:
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Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Warning do not use the old Win XP Easy Transfer, will not work with Vista or Windowds 7.
Recovery WET IMG
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A:Webcam limitations?

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I purchased a karaoke system which comes with a standard music package and deleted all of it, I run a karaoke business so I already have my music catalogue on a portable hard disk.

The karaoke can connect to a pc via usb and use a software that lets you add songs individually or in small batches, then this software turns all the songs you added into a a .dat song list which changes the names of the songs to numbers but still keeps all the song name, artis, and everything. So I cant just copy all my music into the hard disk of the karaoke, the system would not read them properly.

The problem is that when using the software to add files in batches, it only lets me add like 12 or 16 at a time to the add list. I can continue adding 12 by 12 and then send the complete batch to the karaoke hard disk, but I have thousands of songs, it would take forever.

Any ideas?...Thanks in advance...
 

A:Software Limitations!!!

Lets start with the name of the software?
 

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Power supply

The USB specification provides a 5 V (volts) supply on a single wire from which connected USB devices may draw power. The specification provides for no more than 5.25 V and no less than 4.35 V between the +ve and -ve bus power lines.

Initially, a device is only allowed to draw 100 mA. It may request more current from the upstream device in units of 100 mA up to a maximum of 500 mA. In practice, most ports will deliver the full 500 mA or more before shutting down power, even if the device hasn't requested it or even identified itself. If a (compliant) device requires more power than is available, then it cannot operate until the user changes the network (either by rearranging USB connections or by adding external power) to supply the power required.

If a bus-powered hub is used, the devices downstream may only use a total of four units ? 400 mA ? of current. This limits compliant bus-powered hubs to 4 ports, among other things. Equipment requiring more than 500 mA, hubs with more than 4 ports and hubs with downstream devices using more than four 100 mA units total must provide their own power. The host operating system typically keeps track of the power requirements of the USB network and may warn the computer's operator when a given segment requires more power than is available.

Typcially, a USB external HD will draw much more than this to power the motor, so don't expect to attach one without adding an external power supply. To ve... Read more

A:Tip: USB Power Limitations

And very good and useful post, nice one.
 

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I know that OSs have limitations on the amount of RAM they can take but do they have limitations of the total amout of HDD storage they can take too?? If so what is the limitations? Are the limitations different for the x32 compared to the x64 like it is with the RAM or does it not matter what bit the OS is in terms of HDDs? If anyone happen to have the limitations on hand for XP too I'd like to know that too.... Thanks all.

A:Vista HDD Limitations? maybe??

If you have a relatively new system there should be no limitations.

On older systems sometimes the BIOS needed to be flashed.
In the case of XP you need SP2 for larger drives.

Otherwise there should be no problems

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My daughter's new Hp a6750F has 8gb ram & 750gb H/D. Out of box C drive listed as 685gb & D- recovery Drive 8 gb. Wanted to resize C drive to 85gb, 200gb, 200gb, 200gb. Vista Disk management appears to allow the C drive to only be resized/ reduced by no more then 50%. We tried to resize by 50% then resize again and this was not allowed to happen. Totally lost when they spoke of pagefiles taking up sectors etc. Is there a trick in getting the size partitions you want in Vista.

Hard to believe HP engineers would believe someone with this size drive would not want to resize/partion into smaller drives. We keep almost all data on drives other then the C drive.

My solution thought is to order ( was going to anyway) a set of recovery/install disks and start from scratch. assume this will work. Besides once we resized the original drive the original D: drive recovery will wipe out the new partitions in a restore.

P.S. later in year I will purchase a 1T additional drive & a 1T external backup for her to use. I assume we should format them immediately & set new partitions rather then try & doing any resizing.

Thank You

Ronald

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Hello.

This might be hard to believe, but I closed my office door for lunch today and laid down on the floor for a sleep (I've been sick. I don't do this often...honest!). For kicks I thought I'd schedule windows media player to start at 2:30 for an alarm clock, using AT on the command line. Well, ten minutes after three I sit up and check the time. The task either didn't run or ended with errors. I've tried every permutation I can think of but still can't get the app to run. Does anyone know if the app or batch file have to be in the command path for this to work? I specified the path similar to this:

C:\AT 2:30 "c:\program files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe"

Again, I tried all kinds of things (/interactive, without the quotations, specifying machine name) and still couldn't get it to run.

Using XP Pro.
Thanks
 

A:Limitations of the 'AT' command?

The "AT" command is a new one on me(other than for modems)....

I use The windows task scheduler (schtasks from the command line) for things like that.
 

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Does anyone know why you can only connect 6 to 8 switches together? From what I've read that seems to be the limit.
 

A:Switch Limitations

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I have one dvd of windows 8.1 pro since the bersion is full i thought i can use the key also on my laptop.
So i tried and installation went fine and i can browse and surf the internet on my laptop and i can download updates(still downloading) and now i got a message and when i went in to the settings i see the message:

Something like: This product key is being used in another pc please try a new one...
So i'm going to buy a new one but i wonder since i can keep working on the laptop without a problem so i wonder if this message is just for alerting you since it's not legal or it will do something later on to the windows ?

A:Windows 8.1 ask for a new key what are the limitations ?

after a while your desktop will go black and the PC will shut down every hour.. until you activate a new key

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I am a low level computer programmer. On a scale of 1-10, I would say I am a 3 maybe a 4. I do understand most of what is going on in a given program. This is just so you don't respond to this like you are talking to a beginner or a 4 year old.

I am making quite a few programs in C++ right now, most of which are for a class(I'm in college). I understand how to affect character arrays in many ways, but I do not understand why "char equation[sizeplus];" is not a valid line. I do know that it has something to do with "sizeplus". I was taught that if you give a character array a size, it has to be 2 or more to allow for the basic input and then the null terminator.

I have used the only ways I know to set a standard size greater than or equal to 2 in an array so that provided I know the base size of an input or have a lot of locations using the array, I need only modify one space to increase or decrease the size of the array.

#define sizeplus 1000; or int sizeplus = 1000;
char equation[sizeplus + 2];

In this instance, I can later affect sizeplus through other inputs and still keep the array of size 2 or greater.
 

A:**char** limitations

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Hi there,

I have a VPS running Windows 8.1 Professional x64, the plan I'm on is 4x CPU however Task Manager and System shows only two cores. I've contacted my provider and they ensure me that I have 4 cores and they don't know why my 8.1 installation is only using two of the four.

I understand that each version of Windows has different limitations and allowances, I'd like to know if using 8.1 in a virtual environment is somehow restricting the use of the other cores?

Cheers,

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I am looking at upgrading my system (CPU, MB, HD, Memory). I do not understand fully the following motherboard statement concerning "CPU limitation":
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4 x DIMM, Max. I GB, DDR2 1066/800/667 ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Dual channel memory architecture

*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only.
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Questions:

1. Does that statement mean that if I have DDR2 1066 that if I have 2 x 1 GB DDR2 1066 that I can only put 1 stick in each color coded channel?

2. Would I be better off with 2 x 1 GB of DDR2 800?

3. Basically, I want to order 2 x 1 GB of DDR2 1066 and I want to know which slots to put them in.

Note: It is my understanding that the above issue is caused by the Memory Controller for DDR2 1066 Memory being located in the CPU housing and therefore is an AMD issue and not caused by the motherboard manufacturer.

Thank you very much for your help.
 

A:AMD AM2+ CPU Memory Limitations

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Hello Friends.
The downstairs computer (familiy PC) is the one I am currently trying to cool a bit. While this PC is on 22 hrs a day, and with the temperatures getting warmer outside, the temperature of the CPU is 60C - 65C standard. This is a Emachine PC (yeah I know, but this is really my dads PC, my is a custom frankenstein) and I called them to find out if there is any extra spots to put new case fans, or any extra fans for that matter. They told me dissapointing news, that there isint any more pin connectors to plug the fans into. So I am stuck with a crappy Cooler Master fan/heatsink combo that raises my cpu temperature to 60C in a matter of 30 min.
What can I do to reduce this speed in my situtation.
Thanks.
 

A:Cooling on limitations

You can run extra fans off the power-supply. Look for types that have the molex-connector-plug, either the small one like for floppies or the big ones like for HD or CD. Buy a splitter-cable (Y-cable) if you have no more free leads coming from the PSU.
 

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Is there (or what is) the expected f.p.s. limitations when using a 4x AGP slot even with a mid-to high end card?
Can I expect only a 10fps (or so) increase if upgrading from a ProSavage S3 DDR to a ATI 8500?
 

A:4x AGP FrameRate limitations

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Does anyone know if there is a size limit to the amount of records that can be stored in an MS Access database? I am working on a web page that directly accesses and updates an Access database, but I need to know how large I can get. Any help is greatly appreciated!

N8

P.S. I have already tried searching in Google and in the MS Knowledge Database. I have tried it, however I still have not found the answer.
 

A:Access size limitations

Don't know if this helps - got it from Access 2000 help files:

Microsoft Access database general specifications
Attribute Maximum
Microsoft Access database (.mdb) file size 2 gigabytes. However, because your database can include linked tables in other files, its total size is limited only by available storage capacity.
Number of objects in a database 32,768
Modules (including forms and reports with the HasModule property set to True) 1,000
Number of characters in an object name 64
Number of characters in a password 14
Number of characters in a user name or group name 20
Number of concurrent users 255

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also Table specifications:

Microsoft Access database table specifications
Attribute Maximum
Number of characters in a table name 64
Number of characters in a field name 64
Number of fields in a table 255
Number of open tables 2048. The actual number may be less because of tables open internally by Microsoft Access.
Table size 1 gigabyte
Number of characters in a Text field 255
Number of characters in a Memo field 65,535 when entering data through the user interface;
1 gigabyte when entering data programmatically.
Size of an OLE Object field 1 gigabyte
Number of indexes in a table 32
Number of fields in an index 10
Number of characters in a validation message 255
Number of characters in a validation rule 2,048
Number of characters in a table or field description 255
Number of characters in a record (excluding Memo and OLE Object fields) 2,000
Nu... Read more

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I have an ABIT KV-85 motherboard with some problems and I want to replace it with an MSI K8M Neo-V. Both boards support AMD x64 processor and similiar type of RAM, SDRAM PC 3200/DDR 400. In the ABIT board it runs the 400 memory right to the max.

In the MSI board, which I just recieved in the mail but have not installed, the manual says if your RAM is double-sided, which it is, and you run it in both slots, it will reduce the speed to DDR 333.

This thoroughly upsets me. I called Kingston, the maker of my RAM and they said it's just the limitations of the motherboard and there's nothing I can do about it. And I really can't afford to buy any new RAM. (Up to 400 is all it will take anyway)

Want I want to know is, will I notice a difference in performance?. A difference severe enough that would make me regret buying the board? I plan on running two 1GB sticks with Windows Vista Basic x64.

The reason this is so important for me to know is becasue I like my sysem to "fly". That's why I spent the extra money to get the DDR 400. By the way, it's a socket 754 motherbaord for AMD 64. These boards are getting harder to find and if I get a new more modern board, there's a good chance it won't accept the RAM I have.

Who knows, I may just be open to find a newer, more modern motherboard combo that will run today's latest RAM. Any suggestions on where to buy?
 

A:Memory limitations and compatability

I always recommend attempting to go for newer technology before upgrading older tech. I would check out board prices at http://www.newegg.com.

I don't believe you'd see a noticeable speed decrease but why downgrade when you can upgrade? (budget withstanding of course)
 

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Server connections are limited by it's license agreements, Professional's connections are imited by what?
 

A:professional connection limitations

Both license agreements (voluntary) and a hard 10 connection limit in the registry. In NT4, there were several registry hacks that could eliminate the limitation, but I don't think that is true of 2k or XP.
 

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would like to run a wire from a legacy LED display to a desktop pc. both have rs232 9-pin D ports. the sign claims that it can be programmed from a simple communication software.

i have read that rs232 9-pin runs can go a max of 25' (some sites say 50 feet) before requiring a signal booster.

can i use 9-pin D > RJ 45 adapters at both ends and run CAT-5 network cable (+/-300' max run) between them avoid using signal boosters?

the task will involve running approx 120' of wiring through some difficult crawlspaces and attics. would like to avoid having to try to run the CAT-5 just to find out that it too will need a signal booster every 25'. there is simply nowhere to easily get power to the signal boosters, once they are in the walls and attics.

any thoughts?

TIA

sqrob
 

A:RS 232 9-pin D connection distance limitations

FWIW, although the RS-232 specification does indeed say one thing, the distance you can run an RS-232 line depends on a host of factors, one of the most important is bit rate. If you run at 300 baud, 100's of feet are no sweat. I've run 9600 baud 200 feet with low loss cable, and never had a problem.

CAT5 cable isn't necessarily the best option, what you really want is some of the low capacitance shielded cable that Black Box used to sell for long runs. It's been years since I've even thought about running RS-232 long distances, but we used to do it a lot for securities trading firms on Wall St.

You can also check into short haul modems, or RS-232/RS-422 converters, they'll run several thousand feet without any problem. Places like B&B Electronics have them...
 

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Hi
The new Windows 8.1 with Bing has some limitations about default search providers and start page and are only available for OEM manufactures. Other than that is there any limitations on Windows 8.1 with Bing or is it the same as Windows
8.1 standard editions?
So far I have not been able to find any limitations myself. 

Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk

A:Windows 8.1 with Bing limitations?

Hi Thomas,
There is no any limitation between OEM bing search and Retail Edition.
You could take full advantage of it either in OEM Windows 8.1 or Retail Windows 8.1.
For its improvements, you could read this article below:
Bing Smart Search gets smarter in Windows 8.1
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2014/04/30/bing-smart-search-gets-smarter-in-windows-8-1/


Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Will it revert back to the EXACT state your pc was in at the time or will it still remember your latest bookmarks/downloads/registry/data files settings etc that you have changed since creating the restore point?

I'm about to install GTA4 and as ths new pc was build specifically for me to work on audio production, i'm a bit sceptical of sticking this game on here but was bought it for xmas and my pc can handle the spec, and i do get bored from time to time.

If it messes with my audio settings and reverts back to older versions of flash/direct x/codecs etc during the installation (contains flash, directx and codec files) then i wont be very impressed and will be relying on system restore to put my pc back to exactly how it was before this game went on.

Whats the limitations of a system restore?
 

A:What are the limitations of system restore?

Good read Here
 

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Hello, I am trying to run a small network of 7 machines all running Windows XP home. One of these machines is set up as a server. Unfortunatly I have now found out that Windows XP home has a limit of five inbound connections and only 5 of the computers can access information on the server at once. Is there any work around to this limitation such that the sixth computer can access the information on the server?

Thanks for any advice

- RuNa
 

A:Inbound connection Limitations

Windows 2000 has a 10 connection limit, I wasn't aware it was more restricted for XP. In any case, have you considered something like SnapServer, basically a hard disk with a network connection? It's a cheap solution to having a server without the expense.

You could also upgrade to XP-Pro, which I suspect has the 10 connection limit that W2K has.
 

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Will there be issues if I try to create a Windows 8.1 USB Recovery Drive on a USB Flash Drive larger than 32GB? The Create a Recovery Drive actually formats the USB drive in FAT32 and makes it bootable. I plan to purchase a 64GB USB flash drive. Will the Recovery Drive Creator repartition the USB Flash Drive as a 32GB FAT32 partition? I tried the same on an external USB hard drive and it repartitioned the external hard drive as a 32GB FAT32 partition.

A:USB Recovery Drive Limitations

The create a Windows 8.1 USB Recovery Drive, only needs a USB Drive of no more than 1gb.

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Hi,

I'm developing an MFC application in MSVC++ on Win XP. After creating a dialog box using the Resource Editor I started copy/pasting Edit Boxes in the main dialog box. All goes well until I've pasted 224. Then no more edit boxes can be pasted (the paste option is greyed out) in fact I cannot add any other type of control at all.

Does anyone know what is going on ? Thanks for any help.

Phox
 

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Hi there,
I looked through past threads for something similar but was unable to find anything which answered my questions.

I bagged myself a bargain 18 months ago and picked up a Dell mini pc which had been refurbed and upgraded from XP with a Win 7 Refurb license and only cost ?95.

I typically reinstall the OS every few months to keep things running smoothly as this little pc serves media to my house and is where everything is kept.

Irritatingly I have been unable to do a reinstall as last time I tried it told me the product key I have does not go with the installation disk I have.
The place I bought the pc was happy to do a reinstall, which at the time was to add a 1TB disk, and not charge me. They were also reluctant to offer me my own disk to go with the pc as it may jeopardise their staus as issuers of the refurb license.

My questions are these:

- where can I obtain a refurb download link? )I have one for a HP laptop where I dl'd a clean and legal copy)

- does a SLIC table have anything to do with not being able to add different hardware to the pc without it saying that it is not licenses to THIS pc? (am I misunderstanding SLIC?)

- Will any Win7 disk work if the SLIC table conditions are met? I am reluctant to begin a reinstall, get to the end and find I don't have a working pc!

Thanks in advance
Evile

A:Refurb License limitations

I wonder if they are selling counterfeit Win7 to you. Download and run MGADiag.exe,
post back its report in the text box obtained by clicking on # on reply box toolbar. We have the top Win7 activation specialist in the world here who will have a look at it.

Otherwise you should use the official installer provided in Step 1 with tool to burn to DVD or stick in Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Then follow the steps given to get and keep a perfect install.

It is not necessary to reinstall your OS every few months now that there is good backup imaging to reapply an image of your finished perfect install in 20 minutes. More in tutorial.

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When I burn a dvd on Magix Pro Edit 12, trying to playback on a dvd player I get the message that it cannot play due to area limitations. Can burn Magix Photostory on same computer, 2GB DDR2 ram, Toshiba laptop Windows 7. They play with no problem. Have tried playing on several different dvd players. Only thing it will play back on is Sony dvd recorder. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Just realized I posted this in wrong forum but don't know how to delete this one.
 

A:Can not play due to area limitations

as you have reposted in multimedia i have closed for you

if that happens again, all you need to do , is click on the report button and ask a moderator to move to correct forum
 

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I have an office of 10 computers, 5 of which use advance
computer drafting software. I have a file sharing
computer with Windows 7 professional that is sharing
files to everyone on the network. The network goes down
almost daily. Nobody can access files during this time.
Rebooting the file sharing server fixes the problem.
Correct me if I'm wrong...The max number of users that
can access the shared drives on the computer with windows
7 pro is 20. We only have 10 users. The 5 computers with
advance computer drafting software open 10 to 15 files at
one time for one drawing. Does this have any effect on
the number of users that can access files on the server?
Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:File sharing limitations

Welcome to SF,

One great solution that I have for you is called NAS. Please check out this Thread for more info.

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I want to capture a screenshot from an avi file. I?ve tried playing it in Windows Media Player, pausing the movie, and hitting ?print screen.? But when I paste the image (into paint or photoshop), I get a black square where the movie shot should have been. If I leave Windows Media Player open and move my paint window over the media player window, I can see the paused image in the black square area (when the black square is aligned with where the movie is in the background).

Does anyone know why this happens? Is it a quirk of the media player to not allow what it?s playing to be print screened?

Is there a way around this? (A better way to take screenshots?)

A:The limitations of “print screen” - help!

yeah this is normal its a protection so you can't steal shots. Kinda stupid way i know.
I haven't actually figured/tried another way because onetime i was doing it i found something really neat. if you save that picture and make it your desktop image you have the Movie Playing right on your desktop. and it uses no more Resources than Media Player itself.

Sorry I wasn't helpful in this matter.

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anyone out there tell me how i can make certain accounts only have access to what i want them to access on win xp pro please....thanx
 

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Hey, so, I'm just wondering, I have a Gigabyte GA-M61PME S2P, and it has an 8GB RAM limitation. It also says, it can only use 32 Bit operating systems. Therefore limiting it to 4GB ram, and it says, I have the common 3.25 GB of 4.00 GB ram available situation. I know I don't need the RAM upgraded, but it kills me to know I couldn't if I wanted to. Just for this, I'm considering getting my mobo switched. Is there ANY way, difficulty doesn't matter, that I can revlieve these limitations? Thanks alot in advance guys!

A:Mobo limitations removed?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth


Hey, so, I'm just wondering, I have a Gigabyte GA-M61PME S2P, and it has an 8GB RAM limitation. It also says, it can only use 32 Bit operating systems. Therefore limiting it to 4GB ram, and it says, I have the common 3.25 GB of 4.00 GB ram available situation. I know I don't need the RAM upgraded, but it kills me to know I couldn't if I wanted to. Just for this, I'm considering getting my mobo switched. Is there ANY way, difficulty doesn't matter, that I can revlieve these limitations? Thanks alot in advance guys!


I have never heard of a modern board being limited to 32-bit only...

Have you tried to run an x64 OS installer to see if it just works? Can you link us to where you read that it is 32-bit only?

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Hi, just after some instructions on setting up a guest account with limited abilitys.
 
Main issue is toolbars kept getting installed by others, along with spyware ect.
Would like to create a guest account, and limit it so the users can only browse the web, downloading is ok, but installing software is not.
 
I have created the guest account, just need advice on how to protect it, Thanks.

A:Protection and limitations on users

Hi -Please see This Microsoft Topic on setting Parental Controls.This is one of the better ways to control limited users on your computer. Also see Set up Parental Controls activity reports so you can check on site usage.It may be called Parental Control, but it can be used as a Managed Account System - Regards -

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I have a 3 TB USB 3 drive that I would like to use with Windows XP. Is it possable to do that
and have access to the total drive? I am thinking about getting a netgear router with USB connection feature and connecting this large drive on a netgear network but all my computers use windows XP.

Thank you,
 

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Hi,
The documentation for the CryptEncrypt function (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa379924%28v=vs.85%29.aspx) states that "is not guaranteed to be thread safe and may return incorrect results if invoked simultaneously by multiple
callers".
This seems to be a very extreme limitation that makes the CryptAPI library basically useless for our purposes - i.e. encrypting in more than one thread.
I'm hoping that this statement is a little too strict - and that it should actually read that it's not thread safe if you call it from multiple threads with the same Key or Hash handle or the same buffer - e.g. because the internal key state is updated by
the function if you're in a stream cypher mode such as CBC mode.
Something like this is indicated in the following blog post from 2008:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/alejacma/archive/2008/06/30/threading-issues-with-cryptoapi.aspx

Can someone please confirm if it is safe to call the CryptEncrypt function from multiple threads when there is no shared data (i.e. different key and hash handles and different buffers).
Kerry Johnson
Zetron

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I have a few questions about Adobe products.
Namely:
1. Photoshop CS4 Extended
2. Premiere Pro CS4
3. After Effects CS4

I have the trial versions for all of these. Other than the 30-day time limit, are there any limitations on these trial versions in relation to their full version counterparts?
If so, I was wondering for each one if I have to either:
A. Enter the code to activate full version with no limitations.
or
B. Do a separate installation for the full version.

Thanks!

A:Adobe Trial Limitations

From my limited experience with Adobe products, there is no restrictions on trial products. You do not need to reinstall just enter the code . If upgradeing you will need the older versions code also.

Ken

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to write an application, and I wonder if there is a limitation on how many cases you can have on a Select Case?
I have 200 maybe more window series (types) so I need to make some calculations depends of the type of window I am working with. So I will need 200 cases. Am I way off..?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
AMD2800
 

A:select Case limitations

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I need to buy an external hd and format it w/FAT 32. I recall that individual files can't be larger than 4 GB, but I don't remember if there is a limit on the actual partition size. I'm planning on getting a 500GB drive if FAT 32 will handle it. (Running XP Pro.)

Thanks,
Harold
 

A:FAT 32 Drive Size Limitations?

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Q: Paths

Quote:




Sounds like your PATHS are wrong ?



This is always fun.



You need to ?locate? the nmake.exe and ensure that the path to this file eg, c:\myfiles\nmake.exe is listed in PATH




This is something someone told me i needed to do to finish compiling a program (anope IRC services)

Frankly I'm rather new to all of this and have no clue exactlly what to do

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Paths

This page has the full instructions for building Anope for Windows

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It`s my brothers laptop, running 98se. I downloaded Adaware latest version, and updated. I ran adaware, can you believe it, it found 700 items that needed to be deleted. Just to make sure I told adaware to quarantine all 700, just in case, adaware said they were quarantined. Next I told adaware to delete the items, adaware froze immediately. I have tried this 4, or 5 times with the same response, even after rebooting. I even tried deleting smaller amounts, with the same results. I was just wondering if I had overloaded adaware with the large amounts of data that needed to be deleted, and how I might overcome the freezing of adaware. I have been using adaware for about 3 years now myself, and have never had this happen before, but, then I have never had to delete 700 (LOL) items before. Any imput will be much appreciated.

Regards
IMP49
 

A:Solved: Adaware quarantine limitations ?

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so I am an audio guy with an old p4 2.0 ghz pentium setup... and I was wondering if there are any limitations to taking my operating system drive with everything on it installed and repair installing it on a new mobo / cpu combo ...

I figured any p4 would work but not sure about the athlon 64fx or the dual and quadcore... or the migration from a 32 bit setup to a 64 bit setup...

can someone please let me know what I can get away with here.... reinstalling everything would be more of a headache than you know...

Cheers.!
 

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Can not play due to area limitations
When I burn a dvd on Magix Pro Edit 12, trying to playback on a dvd player I get the message that it cannot play due to area limitations. Can burn Magix Photostory on same computer, 2GB DDR2 ram, Toshiba laptop Windows 7. They play with no problem. Have tried playing on several different dvd players. Only thing it will play back on is Sony dvd recorder. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Can not play due to area limitations

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Hi all,

Is there a way around the page size limit in Access reports? I want to print the responses to a questionnaire by groups, etc, but to show all the questions, answers and categories of answers, along with calculations, I need about 23 inches. Currently I have two reports - one showing the first 7 questions and the other showing the rest, but the client (and I) are not particularly satisfied with this - it requires my client to do a lot of sorting to bring the pages together for a sensible report, and I cannot page number things.
Your help is appreciated in advance!
 

A:Access report size limitations

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Greetings and salutations fellows! I have been researching on Windows XP Professional Edition operating system from many perspectives from its developers to its users and have not been able to have a rough gauge on its limitations about its figures and numbers according to its maximum value supporting protocols. My question is that “Does Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 3 on a P4 2.4 GHz 4 GB RAM with 80 GB PATA HDD {windows installed on PATA Drive} and 2 TB SATA HDD has any limitations on the number of an average of 200 MB softwares or programs that can be installed on the system before it starts to overload or slow down. I know it depends on a lot of factors but I need someone to humor me in a hypothetical situation; just wanted to know how many programs i can install because i use a lot of programs, is there a limit to the number of programs? my desktop is slowing down so i need to know whether it depends on the size of the windows folder or the registry entries. My windows folder is 12 GB and there are no errors or viruses; i have done all of the maintenance and optimization services. There is a definite or absolute memory leak with the hard disk slinging and thrashing. I have Bitdefender Antivirus Pro 2011 installed as well and it is working fine and did not slow down the system before plus i have removed all secondary non-essential programs that run at start up and in windows services. I have also scanned the system using 6 different kinds of antivirus soft... Read more

A:Windows XP Professional Edition Limitations

Ive never heard of 240 programs being needed in a computer.I would think the computer would be slower than a snail.All i know the pro version of xp was to be used for business use and the home version was to be used for non business use.I dont know what the limitations are but all of those programs might be pushing it.
 

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501, and in 2 weeks I've had 2 hard drives die on me. The Dell technician told me that it's because my laptop will not support a hard drive over 120gb, and the two I were using were both 500gb. Both drives worked for around 4 days, before dying to the point where they couldn't even start up anymore. Do different systems actually have limitations on the size of hard drives that can be used on them? Am I doomed to keep killing hard drives if I buy them over the size of 120gb or did this technician not know what he was talking about?
 

A:Hard drive size limitations?

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I'm interested in swapping out my current HDD and replacing it with an SSD. Are there any limitations on the size of SSD I can install? Will a 1tb work or am I limited to 512gb or anything like that?Are there any complications I should be aware of while considering this upgrade?Thanks a bunch!

A:upgrading Envy m6 1125dx with SSD, are there any limitations...

See p. 48 of the Manual here: M6 service Manual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7kLMZoGoTs There is no limit to the SSD you can install other than your budget. Any 2.5 inch SATA SSD that is 7mm thick which almost all are.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6BM3T90744&cm_re=Samsung_850_Evo-_-20-147-373-_-... The Samsung Evo 850 is my choice but OCZ, Kingston, several others make a good product so as long as it is a name brand you can shop on price and there are deals to be had.  Software reinstallation/migration can be hard but if you have Windows 10 you always know you can download an install disk and you do not need a Key Code to reinstall and it will activate when you connect to the internet. Windows 10 allows you to make a system image and you can also use cloning software. Many ways to skin the cat. Post back with the inevitable follow-up questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello,

I am trying to download a address list from some POS software. I obtain the list through the software, and then download it as a .txt file to the A: drive. (that's the only option the POS software allows).

The problem I'm having is that after it goes to the A: drive and I open the text file in Notepad it only shows a portion of the address list. It's showing approximately 2650 lines of addresses (with more info that just addresses) even though in the POS software there is between 5000 - 20000 lines of addresses.

Is there a limit as to how many characters can be placed in Notepad? Or do you see any other problems with my situation? Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Kyle
 

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Greetings and salutations fellows! I have been researching on this operating system from many perspectives from its developers to its users and have not been able to have a rough gauge on its limitations about its figures and numbers according to its maximum value supporting protocols. My question is that "Does Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 3 on a P4 2.4 GHz 4 GB RAM with 80 GB PATA HDD {windows installed on PATA Drive} and 2 TB SATA HDD has any limitations on the number of an average of 200 MB softwares or programs that can be installed on the system before it starts to overload or slow down. I know it depends on a lot of factors but I need someone to humor me in a hypothetical situation; just wanted to know how many programs i can install because i use a lot of programs, is there a limit to the number of programs? my desktop is slowing down so i need to know whether it depends on the size of the windows folder or the registry entries. My windows folder is 12 GB and there are no errors or viruses; i have done all of the maintenance and optimization services, but my torrent has suddenly started malfunctioning by giving a definite or absolute memory leak with the hard disk slinging and thrashing, so if there is an experienced person out there, you're help would be greatly acknowledged, thank you. :D

A:Windows XP Professional Edition Limitations

My answer is, I have no idea... I wouldn't even begin to try put some kind of math calculation on it. While a P4 computer can still be useful for lots of tasks, it is outdated by several years. A faster computer is the easiest answer and the best solution. The more programs and files you install on any hard drive, the slower your access times will be.

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Dear Forum,
Seeking help to create a simple disk drive or create an extended volume, My 1TB SATA dik drive crashed and I installed a New Toshiba 5TB SATA drive. Performed a clean install of Windows 10 Pro / 32 Bit version / Primary disk drive partition/volume @2TB, but cant seem to allocate any of the remaining space. Any suggestions?

Thank You in advance,
John

A:Need help with Disk Management - Windows 10 Pro / 2TB Limitations

You installed Windows OS using MBR partition scheme. For MBR disk, it can only see 2TB max. To use full 5GB, you need to initialize the disk as GPT.

More info: Whats the difference between MBR and GPT? - Hard Drives - Storage

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on my laptop. Status bar in Recycle Bin shows individual file sizes and sum of file sizes until more than 15 are selected. Once 16 or more files are selected, a Show more information link appears which does nothing. Yesterday, I wanted to open numerous small pdfs. Selecting and opening more than 15 pdfs at one time had no effect. 15 or fewer and they would open.
Is there a hack around this annoyance and is it different in other versions? I really like to see Recycle Bin summary info in the status bar. I read somewhere that some people use a different File Manager which would show this information and possibly allow many files to open. I really don't want to go that route.
thanks

A:[SOLVED] File access limitations?

Hello Herpfan,

This is because Windows 7 has a limit of only being able to open 1-14 files at a single time per default. If you want to change this, you need to go into the Registry and change a value.
Go to Start > Search.
Type "regedit" > Hit ENTER.
Navigate to the following registry path:
HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/.

Change the "MultipleInvokePromptMinimum" value from 15 to 16. (16 being unlimited).

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Hey there. I am on a network, and recently there have been limitations to my IP address and mac address, of my network card. The limitations consist of disabling my network card and IP from receiving internet access after particular times during the day.

What I want to know is...

1) Am I able to change the Mac Address on my network card?

2) Is there any other way that I can change my IP address? The network administrator has set me up with a static IP so no matter what my IP address cannot change. I'm wondering if a certain procedure or program can alter my IP, so the admin won't have control over my internet access...

Please forgive me. I rarely have problems with networks, however this limit has just came into affect for the past week. And I want to know if I am able to bypass the limits if I can change my mac address of my network card (ethernet landline - not wireless), and/or change my IP Address

Regards,
Alex :wave:
 

A:Mac Addresses Causing Limitations On My Network

Yes, you can do all that. Whether this would actually give you any internet access is another matter.

No, I personally am not going to tell you how to get around network security. I'm sure the admin had a good reason to put these restrictions in place and if you have a problem with that, you can take the matter up to him personally.
 

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I use Word 97 on a desktop (Win XP/Home), Word 2002 on a laptop (Win XP/Pro), and Word 2002 on a desktop (Win 2000).

Is there a limitation, and if so, what is the limitation, on the number of characters that can be entered into a merge field when using the Mail Merge feature of either of the two versions of Word?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Word Merge Field Limitations

I think you'll find thats 255 on a single line morris.
Wolfey
 

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Hiya

Not all Word 98 features are supported in Word 5.x and 6.0 for the Macintosh. When opening Word 98 documents in Word 5.x or 6.0, some data or formatting may be lost. The document 6imp98.doc describes in detail the conversion issues that may arise.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

Word 98 for the Macintosh

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...3d-f0c1-43e0-801d-c56de62a9944&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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A friend works for a small company run by a family who use their home PC for the business software and data (accounting, stock etc). Some members of this family have been rather careless in the use of this PC (visiting porn sites specifically) and my friend now has her work on the computer blighted by popups and adverts and all the usual stuff you might expect from the malware you can pick up on porn sites. A run of some online virus checker (don't know which one) claimed a count of 175 viruses.She turned to me for help and I got her to install a copy of Norton Internet Security (I advised a fresh install of Windows but that was out of the question because it seems no-one at the company knows enough about computers to set all their business software back up and restore the data from what limited backups they do - and because I'm trying to offer tech support by phone I daren't get involved in anything that drastic)Norton promptly detected and quarantined a large number of viruses however the removal of one (or some) of these affected the network settings and their accounting software (which connects via dial-up to a bank to send the payroll and is fairly vital) stopping it connecting. "Error 678" was the one given - something to do with the remote computer not responding as I understand it. Clearly the problem doesn't lie with the remote computer and interestingly the dial up internet connection still seemed to work ok anyway.In order to get the accou... Read more

A:Windows Xp System Restore Limitations?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.From what you describe you should be able to clean your system (your friend's system) without disruption or lost of files. Nothing is 100% since we do not know exactly what malware infects the computer in question. I recommend you go to "Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log", and follow the instructions provided. Once you begin it is important you follow any instruction given to you by the HJT Team. No one else should give advice, nor should you take advice except from a HJT Team member.

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Hi,

I am looking for new laser printer that has these features:

Color laser printer
Automatic duplex (not manual)
Wireless connectivity
scanning capability (flatbed or ADF)
faxing capability
under $500 to the door

I am doing my own research, but I can not find one with all these features. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Looking for a new laser printer, with heavy limitations

Did you check the Lexmark Pro 205? That's the one I use.
This link belows will help you find the one you need
http://www1.lexmark.com/products/vi...sionid=AFBE78B7630FBCA8BBABF95735491E27.node2
 

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I recently bought a new hard drive with a capacity of 160 GB, but my computer is only allowing me to use 30 GB. Is there anyway I can get to use the rest of the capacity?
 

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Currently I am using the Trial version of WES7. I found that I am unable to detect "keyboard filter" when accessing the group policy. Is that part of the limitation?

Because I am setting up a kiosk like station for users to only access to certain programs and not allowing them to have access to the hotkeys or functions like "Ctrl+Alt+Del".

Need some advise here if I have to purchase the full version of WES7 to optimise the functions.

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Is there any program built into the YOGA 710 or Windows 10 that allows simple word processing for free?

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Hey guys I need some help. I have a vaio and it reads 384MB of RAM. I have two 256MB cards of RAM. When I place one card in one slot it reads 128MB RAM! Are there factory limitations on this model and if so Ihave seen in other forums there is a possibility to loop around this. Can anyone help me?
 

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Basically I want to know what are the record limitations of Access 2000 anybody know?????
 

A:What Are The Record Limitations Of Access 2000?

In Access 2000 Help files:
Microsoft Access database (.mdb) file size 2 gigabytes. However, because your database can include linked tables in other files, its total size is limited only by available storage capacity.
Number of objects in a database 32,768
Modules (including forms and reports with the HasModule property set to True) 1,000
Number of characters in an object name 64
Number of characters in a password 14
Number of characters in a user name or group name 20
Number of concurrent users 255
Click to expand...

does that answer you?
 

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Where can I find out how many records you can have in Access?
 

A:{SOLVED} Access: Application Limitations

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I'm working on creating basically a home "slideshow" of pics and video clips of a family reunion. I'm using Microsoft's Vista-included Windows Movie Maker program to do it. The person I'm making it for isn't interested in anything fancy which is why I went with that program instead something more...substantial. Anyway. So far it's about 10 seconds shy of 2 hours long and I still have about 30 more pictures to add at like 5 seconds each, and maybe some more that need to be added. I know on the DVD's they all say 4.7GB/2 hours of video limit, But I know all the content I'm putting in is taking up barely about half that space.

So when I burn this to a DVD to be played on your average DVD player, is it going to force me to stay within that 2 hour limit, or since all the media is less than 4 gig, will it be ok to go over a little? (I'm looking at like maybe 2 hours 20 minutes) I know if I was just copying all the files onto it, it would let me fill up the 4.7GB, but don't know if it will still let me do that with an actual playable dvd.

(I know I could just wait until I'm done making it, pop a DVD in, and see what happens, but if I can't go over the 2 hour limit, I'd rather not take the time to add all the extra media I have for it)

A:Size/length limitations for DVDs

If you're burning it as a video, then there is a 2 hour limit (on 4.7gb DVDs), this means that the software is making a folder called VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS on the disc and the DVD player will treat it as a movie

If you're burning it as data, ie just copying your newly made video file onto the disc, then your limit is 4.7gb (the 2 hours is irrelevant now), be warned though, some DVD players can't play video files when stored as data on the disc, you'll just have to try it out and see if it works

Tom

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I got this hard disk enclosure and I can't find anything on their site or anywhere else about what limitations there might be on the size of drive they will accept and whether there is any link between the motherboard's BIOS limitation and this enclosure's limitation as to size.

The documentation that came with the enclosure is scant and contains no information on the subject.

Does anyone know where I might find some documentation or information on this?
 

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I am building a new system and began to wonder about the limitations that HD's would put on SATA. Basically, I have been thinking about getting a solid state storage device (for boot drive) and wonder if there is any point to going with sata III.

OK, so here is the question: If the read rate is 300 MB/s and write 275 MB/s then would there be any difference between 3.0 GB/s and 6.0 GB/s transfer speeds?

It just seems to me that when reading with both transfer speeds the rate would be 300 MB/s and when writing the buffer would full up in a few microseconds while the drive is writing 275 MB/s.

Any help from someone with more technical knowledge is appreciated.

Thanks,
Lao Tan
 

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Hello Everyone,

I am attending a university and my major is Game design and Art design. I wanted to take a game called ZEQ lite, it is considered to be Open Source Software, it is free. It is technically a mod based on on a highly modified ioQuake3 engine foundation. Over the years many people have added a lot of features and upgrades to the game. However, considering the fact that it is free and open to being modded, do you think it is legal for me to take the mod and change it to my own liking, and add my own features and then pack it up as a legit game and sell it? The game assets (models and levels), will most likely not change, but many of the animations and game features will be completely changed and improved on. Also I would add a lot of my own content and levels but the foundation will be the same open source software. What do you guys think? Only reason I thought of this is because I wanted to make a different type of Dragon Ball Z game for the PC, and hopefully distribute it on Steam, but they already did such a good job building a foundation with ZEQ lite that it would make my work so much easier and faster as compared to making the majority of the assets myself.
 

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I have a server running server 2003 that hosts quick books. There are two other computers in the office connected through a linksys router-1 wired and 1 wireless. Also a home computer and another laptop with a sprint air card. We connect from home and with the air card laptop using remote desktop. Getting ready to add a couple more air card equipped laptops and am wondering how to overcome the limits imposed by remote desktop when more than two need to connect to the server.
Any wisdow will be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Overcoming Remote Desktop Limitations

Is a simple solution, You need a terminal server. You need to uninstall QB, configure the server as a terminal server, reinstall QB, purchase Terminal server license pack,configure the terminal server license server and you are good to go!

Oh, I am assuming that this is not your domain controller.

Also I have never configured QB to run on a Terminal Server, so I don't know what Intuit requires with this model.
 

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I'm not sure which forum to put this in, as I don't know what's causing the problem.

I hae a new Quad 4 Dell Inspiron 530 (the deal made it cheaper than a Dual Quad) running XP. It has 4MB memory (I guess it used 3MB of it). I get a lot of news-related newsletters from various sources, and like to open all the articles of interest to me in separate windows to read them (as opposed to reading each one as I open it).

I find that after I have 33 such windows open, the computer stops responding to any mouse commands to open a new window, be it in IE, or any other program like Word. If I connect a camera to download pictures, it realizes that I have added hardware. asks me what I want to do (I choose the Camera Wizard), and nothing happens. At that stage, it will not even respond if I doubleclick on the new hardware icon in my system tray to remove the camera safely.

According to the SIW utility that I have running that shows me the CPU and ram usage, I am barely using 1-2% of the CPU, and using about 57% of memory (1873MB used, 1445MB free), and it says that of the 2046mb swapfile, the maximum used is 356mb and 179mb is in use.

Once I close the windows, the machine works just fine.

What could be causing this--a software limitation, or a hardware one, and what can I do about it?

TIA.
 

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