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Windows 7: Upgrade Problem?

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrade Problem?

I am planing a major hardware upgrade. New mobo,cpu,ram,etc. This also means different chipset. Eventually I will do a fresh install to convert from 32 to 64 bit but I would like to use the 32 bit for now. My question is will I be able to boot back into Windows 7. Apparently I can't do a repair install like XP. I don't want to loose my user settings and I also have SP1 installed which reminds me thanks a lot Microsoft for not letting us slipstream service packs anymore. Why, when I pay good money for an O.S. does everything have to be so painfull?

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04 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Method One as described in this tutorial should suit you, letting you transfer your Seven setup to new hardware, especially if you have a retail license of Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

With OEM license a re-activation might and most probably will cause problems but at least you get 30 days time to plan your migration to 64-bit Seven.

Kari
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04 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Seven,

In addition, you can slipstream SP1 into Windows 7 if you would like to.


Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
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06 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your responses. They will be very usefull in the future. Unfortunately I jumped the gun and did an all nighter install of 64 bit. The worst part is finding program keys in saved emails but I gotter done.
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06 Mar 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Seven. At least you got it sorted in the end though.
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