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August 10, 2009 9:06:00 PM

Bought this CPU in 05', got the extended warr. for 3 yrs.. HP tells me it ran out in 1\09. I have a HP Pavilion AMD Athilon 64. it came with Vista HP 32 bit, I bought the anytime update from Microsoft, it came with the update from HP to Ult. 32 bit, and Ult 64 bit. I upgraded to Ultimate 32 bit, the only problem is the conflict with OneCare Firewall and Windows Firewall. Now that I want to upgrade to 64 bit I have a problem, The software I upgraded is behind a partition that HP created on the Hard Drive. How do I get around the partition?

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August 11, 2009 12:11:12 AM

64 bit needs to be a full install .
It cant be an upgrade.
So you will need to start over.
August 11, 2009 12:15:55 AM

Microsoft is asking me were is the OS that has the PK that matches the one that is 64 bit. it is behind the partition, that has been loaded in the 32 fromat.
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August 11, 2009 12:28:15 PM

Im not completly sure what you mean behind a partition.
If it is in a partition it should have a drive letter and windows explorer should see it.
August 11, 2009 7:43:50 PM

What I mean is, the hard drive has been partitioned by HP, Microsoft HP was allready on it when I bought it, I bought the anytime upgrade from MS. Every thing cool so far. When I open 'my computer' I see, for hard drives, C:\ ,D:\, D:\ is recovery for HP, it is read only, my X-tended warnty ended 1\09, HP say's there tech support can walk me through it over the phone, @ $50HR, it took 6 hrs to upgrade to MS Ult., and I'm not finished with 27 langs. I'll still try to remove the partition to run MS 64.
August 12, 2009 3:36:38 PM

Have you tried windows explorer and can it see the contents of the d: partition?
I dont know how computer saavy you are but many people dont know its there.
Its usually under start|programs|accessories

Even though its read only we should still be able to extract anything on it and for that matter we should be able to turn off the read only flag.
August 12, 2009 4:37:40 PM

Every time It seems I have no control over the install, It shows me C:\ and the other hard drives I installed, when I pick the drives to find the drivers MS is looking for, nothing. and no, from the start menu its not there either. I think I'm pretty saavy I used to build em, and load software from 6.0 up to win 2000, but I don't brag. Well you are right, I will say it, But it says it is a "Recovery", not even a directory, but it has been partitioned insid of the C:\.
August 12, 2009 5:07:27 PM

Hey Pat quick ?,

I chang the read only, am logged on as admin. went as far as I could till I got to a point were it had a tab that said "Audit" at the top, that was through the D: side of the drive trying to see if there is a way to make it visable. I was just asking If you knew what that tab ment. Thanks.
August 12, 2009 7:03:00 PM

Nothing yet, HP says no help, no warr. I guess I could start buggy out over at the microsoft web site and see what kind of info spills out. Thanks for the thoughts guy.
August 13, 2009 4:51:22 PM

OK, it helks you read the fil but not remove the partition, someone elese sayed you have to do a clean install, but does microsoft have to find the product key that has allready been activated?
August 13, 2009 4:54:09 PM

Im sorry, sometimes I type to fast. It does not allow you to make changes to the file, just to make sure the contents were not changed from atack.
August 13, 2009 5:38:58 PM

First, a minor point just to reduce confusion, a disk partition is neither a "wall" nor a "divider" nor a "screen", nor is it described as if it were; for example, one doesn't "get around" a disk partition and things aren't "behind" a partition. In the case of a disk partition, partition means "segment", or "portion" - like a slice of pie (even though it isn't shaped like one). Files are ON partitions, not behind them. Larger, non-PC computers often use partitions very differently than Windows does, but for PCs every disk has at least one partition. For the boot device, that partition will be "C:". Your boot disk has two partitions - C: and D:.

If you have an upgrade version of windows on DVD that requires proof of ownership of a previous version, and you don't have windows presently installed, then recover the system using the recovery partition. Depending on which HP you have it will be F11 or some other key during boot; consult your docs. Once you have windows (32-bit) installed & running on drive C: as usual, then do the installation of the x64 version. It will see windows on C: as satisfying the previous-version requirement.

The recovery partition, D: in your case, does not contain an installed runnable copy of windows; it contains the files that are used to install windows. Do not attempt to use it as a source of drivers or anything else. You should consider that partition to be a black box. And certainly don't change its security settings.

As for auditing, that is a completely unrelated topic that I venture to say will be of no use to you.
August 13, 2009 6:04:36 PM

Ok, it says it needs to find a previous verision of windows to install, now if there is one there and it is not finding it, then what is wrong. I guess I am not figuring it out.
August 13, 2009 7:19:51 PM

When they gave you the upgrade to Ultimate, exactly how did you get it installed?
August 13, 2009 7:26:45 PM

It came in a DVD, Windows Anytime Upgrade Pack, upgrade from windows vista HP to windows Ult. /w ser. pack 2 in 32 bit. and a disk with Ultimate in 64 bit, but both with the same Product Key. I have allready upgraded to Ultimate 32 bit.
August 13, 2009 7:27:40 PM

Sorry, I purchased it throught the upgrade advice on the computer.
August 13, 2009 10:19:42 PM

Im confused. You have a disk with the 64 bit upgrade?
August 14, 2009 1:21:47 PM

What I will do is take a pic of them and if you have an email, I will show you what I have,

It came with 2 disks 1 32 bit, 1 64 bit. both Upgrade
August 14, 2009 1:26:19 PM

then I will get all the way to the process were it askes me for the drivers, and take a pic of it to show what I am seeing and then back up and send it to you once I get an email., if you are pattion
August 14, 2009 4:59:40 PM

pat mcgroin said:
Ok now I think I got it.
First go to the pc maker and get the drivers for vista 64 bit. In your case HP and put them on a cd
then follow this link to use the upgrade disk to do a full install
http://windowssecrets.com/2007/02/01/01-Get-Vista-upgra...

I dont follow, pc maker?
August 14, 2009 5:20:23 PM

You need to go to HP to get the hardware drivers for your computer.
Make sure that the ones you get are for Vista 64.
If you arent sure how post the model and customer number or whatever they call it and Ill try to look for you.
August 14, 2009 5:21:46 PM

Oh, ok. Let me try,
August 14, 2009 5:26:29 PM

Hey Pat, which onec should I save, there is a long list, all of them.
August 14, 2009 8:03:18 PM

Post your computer model so that I can see
August 14, 2009 8:09:05 PM

Hey Pat, Let me get all of this together, had to go to a Drs appt. bad knee. give me some time. One of the things that I did nitice that was different was the Bios software, other that that, I had to go, got rushed by the wife. Give me some time, I'll get it done.
August 14, 2009 8:09:19 PM

OP: "I think I'm pretty saavy I used to build em, and load software from 6.0 up to win 2000, but I don't brag."

after this almost unbelievable thread, you should feel free to continue not bragging.
August 14, 2009 8:15:32 PM

If you belive this, This is THE time I used that line, I can't remember the last time I had an issue with Microsoft, I have had no problems with them for many years, never looked online to find drivers to make something work, Its allways worked, I guess I should have stayed with XP, thought the New and Inproved software was better.
August 15, 2009 1:22:38 AM

Hey Pat do you have a email I can send this folder to so you can so what I am seeing.
August 15, 2009 1:26:13 AM

Sorry it took so long, tryed to get the bet quility picture with a ditual camera and a mono monotor, Try to explain the expence in the hard times right know.
August 15, 2009 2:51:09 AM

I understand.
Ill give you my email in the private message that this forum has if you want.
Click on the envelope next to my name and send it to me.
August 15, 2009 2:56:18 AM

pat mcgroin said:
I understand.
Ill give you my email in the private message that this forum has if you want.
Click on the envelope next to my name and send it to me.

OK what know
August 15, 2009 4:28:16 AM

I did but I could not attatch a folder from my desk top.
August 15, 2009 4:29:06 AM

I keep trying, nothing, so I gave up.
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