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Windows 7: Just ordered my copy of Win 7

03 Jul 2009   #61

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Has this been confirmed? This would be great. The only OS my desktop has ever had on it is 7100... I was thinking I would have to buy the full priced disk.
I hope this gets confirmed before the big pre-release sale ends!
Here is something that YupYup said in another thread that leads us to believe that you will be able to upgrade from RC to the retail

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup
You can do a RC to RTM upgrade microsoft has said that here and in the windows 7 upgrade test matrix doc.
EDIT- well the second link isn't working anymore, idk whats up with that. But the first link is still working

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03 Jul 2009   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

And here's what the first link says in relevant part:

"Here’s what you can do to bypass the check for pre-release upgrade IF YOU REALLY REALLY NEED TO:
  1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
  2. Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).
  3. Browse to the sources directory.
  4. Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad.
  5. Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000 (pictured below).
  6. Save the file in place with the same name.
  7. Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.

These same steps will be required as we transition from the RC milestone to the RTM milestone." (Emphasis added.)

Source: Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience

To me, the text emphasized in bolded red indicates that this method is intended to and will work to enable those who wish to, to do upgrade installs, as we transition from using RC's to the RTM.

Indeed, this method just worked for me to upgrade from 7232 RC branch to 7264 which is in the RTM branch. But we will have to try when we get our hands on the real final RTM build to be 100% sure, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work.
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04 Jul 2009   #63


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTeZ View Post
Just ordered my windows 7 from tiger direct, ill be getting the upgrade DVD - home premium... i figure the other couple features (which i can get through 3rd party software) aren't worth the extra money....

you get yours get?
Nice to hear, I am getting mine free as I ordered a Alienware M17X Laptop.
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04 Jul 2009   #64

Windows 7 Professional x64

I just pre'd W7 Pro from n3w3gg
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04 Jul 2009   #65

Windows 7 -x6

tiger sttill has some i beleive, when i checked newegg they said they were out....

getting the disks too, im not in any rush to get it, i mean what im running now is good until 2010...

upgrade disks, are just as good as any other, you can still do a clean install...
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04 Jul 2009   #66

Windows 7 -x6

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corei7 View Post
Nice to hear, I am getting mine free as I ordered a Alienware M17X Laptop.

Awesome your getting an alien ware... its good stuff... you did get some upgrades to make it worth it?

it may be free, but it sure cant feel like it?!?

Quick question about alienware laptops, i know your standard laptop is a pain in the butt to work on... how are the alien ware? to upgrade parts other than memory and HDD?
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06 Jul 2009   #67

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Just submitted my order to Newegg for mine and my dad's computers...
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