Right click my computer...no processor no RAM!!

  herc182 26 Oct 09
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I upgraded to windows 7 from vista.

have 4 gb ram and a core duo processor.

However when I right click on my computer windows 7 doesnt recognise the processor or ram or if windows is activated!!

any ideas??

  herc182 26 Oct 09

If I right click on my computer and click "manage" then look through device manager, its all listed there correctly. However I dont know why its under "properties"....

I opened Adobe CS3 and it didnt recognise the processor and said the performance may suffer...

  OTT_Buzzard 26 Oct 09

Are your motherboard drivers updated and WHQL certified?

  herc182 28 Oct 09

I didnt update anything specific for the motherboard. I just installed windows.

It is recognised if I go to "manage" when I right click "my computer" but it's not there when I go to "properties".

I think it did say it once before but it's gone now. Just wondering if it was one of the windows 7 updates. I have installed quite a few since installing.

  herc182 31 Oct 09

this problem seems to have escalated.

I had a watermark appear at the bottom right of my desktop saying "windows 7, build 7600, this copy of windows is not genuine"

Following this and some research on google, I tried to activate windows using the cmd prompt (since there is no info if I right click on "computer").

This has now resulted in a black desktop, NO watermark, but I dont think windows is activated yet.

please help!

  rdave13 01 Nov 09

Can you get to control panel then 'system and security' then system?
If so scroll down a bit to 'Windows activation'.
It's different to XP.
Type your key in.

  rdave13 01 Nov 09

Try safe mode (with internet connection) if windows won't load properly.

  herc182 01 Nov 09

It didnt work at all.

Reinstalled windows altogether.

Very irritating and the windows 7 experience is far from smooth!

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