Friday, August 1, 2014

i am sorry i am not on

but i am working on 3 of my computers
if you know me i play on some xps
well now windows will let us upgrade them to 7 it is a pain in the butt and a lot of work plus still fighting with twitter
dont think i will come back

i had irt with the people who treat me bad
and want to spend my last hours with god

Net Work

Practical IT insight from Tony Bradley
windows xp end of support warning

Don’t waste your money trying to upgrade your Windows XP PC

With the end of Windows XP support from Microsoft imminent, perhaps you’ve finally made the (very wise) decision to stop using the venerable operating system. I commend you. However, if you’re planning to simply install a newer operating system on your existing hardware, you should reconsider.
Sure, there's a good chance that your existing hardware meets the minimum system requirements for either OS: a 1GHz or faster processor, 1GB of RAM (2GB for 64-bit), 16GB of hard drive space (20GB for 64-bit) and a DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher.
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But although Windows 7 or Windows 8 will technically run on a system like this,  it will do so in that way that causes you to frequently threaten your PC and spew profanity laced insults at Microsoft. For either of those operating systems to run moderately well, you need at least a dual-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. And Windows itself may only need 20GB of hard drive storage, but it’s easy to fill 500GB or more with applications, photos, videos, and other content.
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Installing Windows 7 or 8 on your XP machine won't be as easy as you think.
If you bought your current PC before 2006, you’re really just out of luck. If it’s a desktop from 2006 or later, there’s a fair chance it has an adequate CPU, and it’s not that difficult to upgrade the RAM, hard drive, and graphics capabilities. However, a lot has changed since then, and it may be difficult (and possibly more expensive) to find the correct type of RAM and/or hard drives and display adapters to fit legacy connectors in your PC.
Assuming that your processor is good, you’re still probably looking at spending a couple hundred to upgrade the other components of your PC, plus the cost of the new Windows operating system. In the end, you will have a PC that works, but on a motherboard and power supply that are years old and could die at any moment, and your resulting PC will still be lacking modern technologies like 802.11n (or 802.11ac) wireless networking, gigabit ethernet and USB 3.0. In other words, you will have spent a few hundred dollars to be frustrated and disappointed.
The better solution is to buy a new PC. You can buy a brand new Windows 8 desktop with 4GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, gigabit ethernet, 802.11n wireless, and USB 3.0 ports from for just over $300. If you absolutely must have Windows 7, there are brand new desktop PCs loaded with that OS and all of the power you need available right now from in the $400 range. 
As we've pointed out, Windows XP users can buy a system priced $599 or higher from for $100 off and get free data migration services. That deal will allow you to get more for your money—but you’ll still have to spend more to take advantage of it.
The bottom line is simple: if your PC is more than a couple years old you will have to invest in more than just a new operating system in order to make it reasonably functional. You will be much happier with whichever version of Windows you choose if you just buy a new PC with the operating system pre-loaded.
If you really want to just use the hardware you have without upgrading anything, there's always Linux.

Windows 7 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
  • For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
  • Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
  • HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
  • DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
  • BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
  • Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.
  • Music and sound require audio output
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.
PCs with multi-core processors:
Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors. All 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 32 processor cores, while 64‑bit versions can support up to 256 processor cores.
PCs with multiple processors (CPUs):
Commercial servers, workstations, and other high-end PCs may have more than one physical processor. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate allow for two physical processors, providing the best performance on these computers. Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor.

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7

We highly recommend that you print this tutorial. Your PC will restart during the Windows 7 installation process, so having a printed copy will help you follow the steps if you're unable to return to this webpage.
Watch this video to learn more about upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. (3:07)


To upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. A custom installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason.
A custom installation is more complex, and it can sometimes take a couple of hours to complete. We created this five-step tutorial to help guide you through the entire process each step of the way.

What you need

  • An external hard disk. You'll need to move your files off of your PC before you install Windows 7. To make this easier, we recommend a free download called Windows Easy Transfer, which will require an external hard disk. They're readily available at electronics and office supply stores, and they provide an easy way to add additional storage space to your computer.
  • The original installation discs or setup files for the programs that you want to use with Windows 7. You'll need to reinstall your programs by hand after installing Windows 7. When you run Windows Easy Transfer you will get a report that lists the programs that you are currently using with Windows XP.

32-bit or 64-bit: Which version of Windows 7 to install?

Both 32-bit and 64-bit installation discs are included in the Windows 7 package. 64-bit operating systems can handle large amounts of memory—typically 4 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM) or more—more efficiently than 32-bit operating systems. However, not all computers are 64-bit capable. For more information, see 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
You'll probably need the 32-bit version, but to make sure, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  • If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP. Step 1 of this tutorial will show you how to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which can let you know if your computer is capable of running the 64-bit version of Windows 7.
  • If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP and can run the 64-bit version of Windows 7.
Next: Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
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How can I upgrade my netbook from XP to Windows 7?

Windows XP is coming to the end of its life and Dave wants to know how to replace it with Windows 7… though there may be better options
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Windows XP goes out of support in April, so I’m looking for guidance on how best to go about replacing it with Windows 7. The Microsoft site has a tutorial, but is still somewhat baffling, and it seems fairly time-consuming. Would I be wasting my time pressing on? I am not keen on replacing an otherwise satisfactory netbook with a tablet.
Dave Horne
Microsoft will soon stop releasing security patches for Windows XP, though it will continue to provide updates for its anti-virus program, Microsoft Security Essentials. XP will keep on working, but it will be more dangerous to use it, because malware writers will be able to find security holes in XP by examining the patches for later versions of Windows. Someone with safe surfing habits and good backups could keep using XP, though I wouldn’t recommend it. Less knowledgeable and less vigilant users should change.
Some netbooks and laptops already include a solution in the form of a separate Linux-based operating system called Splashtop. This is installed under a variety of names: Asus ExpressGate, HP QuickWeb, and so on. It’s not very nice, but you could use Splashtop online and Windows XP offline.

Picking Windows

The first step with a Windows upgrade is always the same: download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, or the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. These will check your current system for compatibility. Most PCs that run XP should run Windows 7 or 8, but if you only have 1GB of memory, it would be worth expanding this to 2GB, if you can.
I’d consider Windows 8 because it is a better operating system than Windows 7. It’s more economical in its use of resources, smoother in operation, has improved security features, and will be upgradeable to the next version of Windows. Yes, the Start screen works better with touch, but you can set 8.1 to boot straight to the desktop, and/or install utilities that make it work more like Windows 7. Examples include Start8 and Classic Shell.
You don’t have to worry about Windows Modern (aka Metro) apps because they will not run on a netbook’s limited 1024 x 600 pixel screen display. They need at least 1024 x 768 pixels, unless you use “downscaling” as explained at
However, you missed the launch upgrade offers, so Windows 8 could cost you more. Checking, the best offers at the moment are 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate on DVD (OEM edition) for £49.99 and the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition -- which includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions -- for £99.99. OEM editions are provided for system builders or Original Equipment Manufacturers so the price does not include any support.
Note that you will need the 32-bit version if your netbook has the usual Intel Atom processor, though a 64-bit processor and operating system would obviously be better.

Doing the upgrade

There are two main problems with upgrading to Windows 7. First, Microsoft only supports one-step upgrades and (because of Vista) Windows 7 is two steps from XP. So, you can’t do an “in place” upgrade, only a “clean installation” that replaces XP completely. You will therefore need to back up all your data beforehand and re-install all your programs afterwards. Microsoft provides the Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP program to help, but it will still take some time.
Second, your netbook does not have a built-in DVD drive, so you will have to find another way to install Windows 7. The simplest is to add an external DVD drive via a USB port, but if you don’t already own one, this would be another extra cost. The usual solution is to create a bootable 4GB or larger USB thumb drive, and use a second PC to copy all the files from the Windows DVD to that.
It’s a bit tricky to create a bootable USB thumb drive formatted with the Windows NTFS file system. The TechSpot website has a comprehensive guide, but it’s probably simpler to use one of the utilities designed for the purpose. WiNToBootic is fast and versatile because you can use a DVD, a hard drive folder, or an ISO disc image as the source. Alternatives include Rufus, WinToFlash, and Windows Bootable Image (WBI) Creator.
Microsoft also offers a free utility: the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. This assumes you only have one PC, and that you will download an ISO disc image of Windows 7. If you can access your Windows DVD on a second PC, you can create an ISO image with CD/DVD burning software, such as ImgBurn.
Once you have the Windows 7 files on your USB thumbdrive, change the boot order in your netbook’s BIOS chip to boot from USB, then install Windows in the normal way. Bear in mind that if it all goes wrong, you will need to restore a back-up image of XP from an external hard drive.

Is it worth it? Not really…

Is it worth all the time and effort on top of the financial outlay? It depends whether messing about with PCs is a hobby or, if not, how much you value your time. If you have to restore a lot of data, re-install software and re-download a dozen or more utilities (Firefox, SlimClean, FreeFileSync, Dropbox, Kindle etc) then it’s going to take at least a day.
Either way, the upgrade is not a good financial investment. Second hand netbooks usually fetch from £25 to £100 on, and even an immaculate, year-old Asus Eee PC X101CH only fetched £102 this week. There are thousands of netbooks sloshing around, and many of them go by without attracting any bids.
If you want to continue using a netbook, I think you have two rational options: either run a free Linux such as Lubuntu -- which will still take time to install and learn, and won’t run your old software -- or sell it and buy a second hand netbook running Windows 7 or Windows 7 Starter. This is not the full version, but it does the job.
Unfortunately, netbooks provide a very limited computing experience compared to light Windows 7 laptops and Windows 8 hybrids. For example, you could get a brand new “netbook” such as the Asus X102BA for £276.18. Admittedly it has a very slow 1.0GHz AMD A4-1200 processor, but compared with your current machine, it has more memory (4GB), a bigger hard drive (500GB), faster comms (USB3), better graphics (Radeon HD8180), better screen resolution (1366 x 768 pixels), a touch-screen, 64-bit Windows 8, and a free copy of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student worth £115. It will also save you a lot of time by booting, hibernating, and shutting down faster, and it should load web pages noticeably faster. There are many similar machines around, including hybrids with detachable tablet screens.
It’s good to make things last, up to a point, but sometimes they become obsolete. A new mini-laptop like the Asus X102BA is cheaper than many tablets and smartphones, and should last much longer, so it will provide better value in the long run.