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


herc182

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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??

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herc182

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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...

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OTT_Buzzard

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Are your motherboard drivers updated and WHQL certified?

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herc182

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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.

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herc182

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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!

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rdave13

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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.

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rdave13

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

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herc182

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It didnt work at all.

Reinstalled windows altogether.

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

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