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Windows 7: Upgrade Problem?

04 Mar 2011   #1
SEVEN X7

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 Win7. 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
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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
SEVEN X7

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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