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Windows Crashed - factory key reset?
I purchased 3 computers from Techsoup for our non profit organization, and recently one of them has had a crash, disabling Windows 7. No matter how we reboot, we cannot find a way to reload/reboot Windows 7. Our last options are to check with the manufacturer to see if there's a pre-installed key...
RE: Upgrade Vista Ultimate to Win 7 - which version
Hi Dave, and welcome to TechSoup! Based on what I've seen yes, Win 7, but I'm not an expert. Here's some info on upgrading from Vista to Win 7 . For your second question, I would see Win 7 systems requirements . Here are some TS community threads on the subject. I hope this helps!
New to Virtual Desktops (VDI) and Server OS etc
Hi, Our organization is giving serious thought to deploying Virtual Desktops / Dell VDIs (over time) to replace our current WinXP Pro [32bit] Workstations (about 25 total). Our Server is running Windows Server 2008. We would be replacing our server with a new one and add RAM as required with the addition...
Any ETA on stand-alone Illustrator for Win? We got Photoshop CS6 last year, and now want Illustrator. So the suite isn't a sweet option! (sorry). Thanks for all the great support!
Windows 7 AnyTime Upgrade
Hello Everyone, We have two computers that have been donated through a government agency. The hardware is stable, the hard disks have been scrubbed and reformatted with Windows 7 Home Premium. We would really like to be able to purchase the "Windows 7 AnyTime Upgrade (Home Premium to Professional...
Free Computer Classes at City College SF Downtown
TUITION FREE BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES @ CITY COLLEGE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS Hi Folks, My name is Marilyn McNeal and I am a computer instructor at City College of San Francisco's Downtown campus. Once again, I am teaching tuition free computer classes and I wanted to let people know! CLASSES...
Hello from Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, Oregon.
Hi all~ Pete Rathbun here, from Sisters Oregon. We're a 501(c)(3) organization who's mission is to keep Americana roots music alive in Central Oregon, and to keep arts education alive in our school district. www.sistersfolkfestival.org We've been utilizing TechSoup for several...
Windows 7 / Windows Vista
We're a medium-sized public Library part of a consortium of about 40 Libraries. The Tech Committee decided today to go ahead and start deploying Windows Vista computers, first as staff then as public throughout the Libraries. I argued heavily against this, suggesting that it was moving back in the...
Deployed Printer appear twice in windows 7
I'm not sure if I'm in the right forum, but here's my problem. I've deployed a printer via group policy to a group of computers Windows 7. When I log on to the client windows Devices and Printers and the printer will show up twice. For example: one printer would say: East_Support and...
need help with gpupdate on Windows 7
I had virtual box installed with Windows 7 Ultimate. I've join the domain and when I type in gpupdate /force it didn't work as it should be. It would result in DFS client has been disable. I've followed this link but it didn't help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314494 Does anyone...
connecting window 7 home premium to workgroup or domain
Microsoft states clearly that Win 7 home cannot connect to a domain, thus we set up to connect to workgroup. Despite days and nights of reading all the Microsoft Community notes of others having same problems, we have been unable to get our two new portables to connect to the workgroup. Decided to...
Are business computers worth extra cost?
Hi, Is it worth the extra money for the "business" class of laptop computers? I work for a small nonprofit that does nature education and land conservation. We all have laptop computers that were purchased from HP Small Business. Some of our older ones need to be replaced, and I got a...
Want Another Challenge? Here's a Chance to win a $7000 Grant!
Did the Digital Storytelling Challenge get you excited about your cause? Are you itching for another challenge? Now that you've polished up your video skills, don't miss this opportunity to win a $7000 grant, by submitting a video illustrating how your organization can make a difference in the...
Re: Comments, Questions and Thoughts on Windows 7
Hi 9fccpa, The Volume Licensing Service Center also has the ISO file available to download and burn to a disk. At this time Microsoft is only providing upgrade disks so, as far as I know, they won't be able to provide a bootable disk for a clean install through Software Assurance. In case you...
(Updated!) Upgrading to Windows 7 Professional from Windows Home editions
This question has come up a number of times in the forums so I thought it would be best to address it separately. The question of upgrading any Home editions to Professional editions is a licensing question. The Home editions and Professional / Business / Enterprise are two different product lines. In...
Windows7 Professional 64 bit upgrade for current Vista Business 32bit users
I would like to know if we can do a clean install using the Windows7 Professional 64-bit upgrade software offered by TechSoup on our computers that currently have Vista Business 32-bit? It is mentioned on your website under "Should You Upgrade to Windows 7", item #4. We would like to confirm...
Windows 7 and backup from windows vista
Hi, I have received windows 7 upgrade. Before i install win 7, can anyone tell me whether bakups from windows vista are compatible with Win 7 (ie will all data be transferred to win 7?) thank you
MS Server 2003/2008 vs Windows 7
Hi there, I have a query regarding the server computer in our office, and was hoping that someone might be able to recommend a good solution for us. We're a small non-profit, with 6 staff based in our office. Up until now, we've used a reasonably fast desktop computer, with Win XP Pro,...
Clean install of Win7
I'm attempting to do a clean install of Win7, which is, I understand, the only way to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit OS. We bought the 64-bit Win7 upgrade, but most PCs are running 32-bit OS. However, I can't seem to boot from the Win7 64-bit Upgrade CD I acquired through TechSoup. I can boot...
Setup Error Message when loading Office 2010 onto Win 7
We recently upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and purchased Volume Licenses for Office Standard 2010 as well as Office Professional Pro 2010 - not everyone needs all the programs in Pro. I requested the discs which we used for all the installs. Everything went well. We purchased a new laptop that came...
Re: Windows 7... we want to know what you want to know!
Just wanted to quickly thank Autumn for the clarification she provided in her 10-22-2009 10:02 PM post. We are starting our new 2-year Microsoft ordering cycle. I was just about to "pull the trigger" on the Win7 special donation when I thought "Hmmm...I'm going to need to order a Microsoft...
Re: Windows 7... we want to know what you want to know!
Hi folks, Thank you all for your experiences and feedback. Even though the actual product won't be released in retail channels for awhile, we wish to help nonprofits and libraries make informed decisions by gathering questions and concerns, regardless of whether it is through our donation channel...
Re: Window 7 8 pro enterprise 32bit 64bit software assurance?
For the Windows 8 Enterprise with SA (Volume) you can downgrade all the way to Windows 95. Here's a link to the licensing brief that talks about downgrade rights. www.microsoft.com/.../downgrade-rights.aspx Hope this answers your question regarding downgrade rights. On another note - on...
Re: Comments, Questions and Thoughts on Windows 7
If your games are not available by default, you can enable them with the following steps: Open Control Panel On the left menu, select Turn Windows features on or off Wait for the list to populate, then check the box next to Games Click OK, wait for the change to finish and voila! you have...
Upgrading Windows and Office
We are a small non-profit with 10 computers and are currently using Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 Pro Enterprise Edition. We need to upgrade our operating system and office before the end of the year. Would you recommend Windows 7 or 8 (Pro or Enterprise 32 or 64)? Would you recommend Office 2010...