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Windows 7: RC1 Running Flawlessly, Can I upgrade with final releas

19 Jun 2009   #1
Imageman

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 
RC1 Running Flawlessly, Can I upgrade with final releas

Windows 7 64bit build 7100 RC1 runs flawlessly on my PC. Will I be able to update to the final release, or will I have to do a clean installation? Thanks for your help, IM


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19 Jun 2009   #2
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Clean install
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19 Jun 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
RC1 to final upgrade

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imageman View Post
Windows 7 64bit build 7100 RC1 runs flawlessly on my PC. Will I be able to update to the final release, or will I have to do a clean installation? Thanks for your help, IM
No one knows but M$. You always should do a clean install. I know its a pain. I have done 8 in win 7 so I dont like them either. But they do provide a clean base for microsoft and clear up a lot of problems. I think some smart person will figure out how to do the upgrade, but you will still need a real serial number for sure.

Good luck

Ken
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20 Jun 2009   #4
Imageman

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks Guys - IM
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20 Jun 2009   #5
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imageman View Post
Windows 7 64bit build 7100 RC1 runs flawlessly on my PC. Will I be able to update to the final release, or will I have to do a clean installation? Thanks for your help, IM
Even if Microsoft make it available to upgrade from the RC to RTM which i don't think they will, i would recommend against it. Clean Install is the way to go if you want to be free of errors.
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