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Windows 7: Upgrade to RTM using a system image

24 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100
Upgrade to RTM using a system image

hello everyone,

as the deadline for Windows 7 RC comes closer (5-6 days i think) I am planning on upgrading to the RTM version but I have a couple questions.

1) Can I create a system image using Windows' built in imaging tool and then use that on the RTM? If so, how would i go about restoring it?

2) And my second question: Can I make a image of Windows 7 Ultimate RC and use it with Windows 7 Home Premium RTM?

Thanks in advance guys. I know i kinda waited until the last minute but better late than never right?.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #2


An image backup will only reimage the exact image you took. You can't apply an image of RC to the RTM which is a completely separate install.

If you are not ready to clean install RTM yet, then use the workaround to change RC to any retail version which is reported by many to work well:

Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

Performance will be better because the RC was beta-buggy, however it will not be as good as a clean install which should be your goal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Keviar, No. No. karl
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100

Ok, thanks for the advice guys. I guess I will do another clean wipe and install.
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