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Windows 7: Migrating from Vista to Windows 7

16 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Migrating from Vista to Windows 7

Hello,
I really don't want to upgrade vista to a beta version of windows seven, so instead i was thinking of using windows Windows 7 virtually.
Has anyone got any tips or advice.
What is the best beta version to use, I heard rc1 isn't as good as the beta.

Yay my first post on the seven forums.


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16 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

RC1 is much better than the beta. More things work with it.

Install Downloads - VirtualBox and give Windows 7 a test run.
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16 May 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Fastboy,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, since all hardware is virtualized in VBox, you won't have some things that are in Windows 7. Aero glass for one. You can however test the functionality. The RC is working great here. Instead of an upgrade, why not run it as a dual boot? It is a beta, and having Vista available in case things go bad is very comforting if your new to this sort of thing. If you do decide to upgrade, be sure to have good backups of all your 'stuff' just in case.

Gary
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16 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

i suggest creating a separate hardrive partition and installing Windows 7 on that. Walla you now have both.
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16 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
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Thanks for the help, I think i will run it virtually.
I will have to get windows 7 off a friend cos I am only allowed 1gb download a month.
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