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Windows 7: upgrading Vista Home premium to 7 "RTM"


20 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
upgrading Vista Home premium to 7 "RTM"

hello i have vista home premium installed on hp laptop.
i want to upgrade to "RTM" without doing a clean install.
is this possible? can i upgrade to ultimate or should i erase that file
that let u choose the OS and then upgrade to Home premium?

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20 Jul 2009   #2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
hello i have vista home premium installed on hp laptop.
i want to upgrade to "RTM" without doing a clean install.
is this possible? can i upgrade to ultimate or should i erase that file
that let u choose the OS and then upgrade to Home premium?
You should upgrade to whatever you purchase a key for and will activate.

The vast majority of consumers have no need for the features of Ultimate. You'd probably be looking at Home Premium or maybe Professional. You don't have to clean install but it's generally advised.
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20 Jul 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I personally would do a clean install, but you should be able to upgrade, it might take some time though. Just choose the version that you wish to install and you should be good to go. Remember that you cant upgrade from a 32bit version to a 64bit or vicey versy... Good Luck
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20 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

OK thanks.
now can you remind me about the file i need to delete so i will have a choice
what to install?
and do i need to rebuild the ISO?
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20 Jul 2009   #5

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

There is no such thing as Windows 7 RTM, Microsoft has not reached that milestone yet.

And even if they have, it would be much better to wait for Microsoft to officially release the software through normal channels.
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20 Jul 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
OK thanks.
now can you remind me about the file i need to delete so i will have a choice
what to install?
and do i need to rebuild the ISO?
LoL .. I knew that question was coming ... Ill have to look that one up.. as far as rebuilding the iso goes, no, you dont have to. You can simply run the setup.exe from where ever you have it ... preferably you have extracted the contents from the original .iso image to a different drive/partition...otherwise, yes, you will need to rebuild/reburn the image to a DVD..
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20 Jul 2009   #7

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

Ei.cfg in sources is the one you would want to remove from the iso.
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20 Jul 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjaak327 View Post
Ei.cfg in sources is the one you would want to remove from the iso.
Thats the ticket

Thanks!
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20 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

well :\
tried to run in now, mounted in magic disc and i got an error F:\sources\autorun.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error.

what the...
i didn't do anything to the iso just went to vista installation (triple boot) and tried to load the setup as i did with 7264.
this is not the computer with the vista upgrade, on this one I'm doing clean install.

and i know there is no final rtm at the moment but its for my friend and he don't care.
i personally wait for MS official update.


update: forget about the error, its my fault.
I've tried to download an ISO then disabled it and then downloaded another one.
i was trying to install from the partially downloaded ISO.
now i ran the WZT and its installing. my bad.
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20 Jul 2009   #10
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Thats the ticket

Thanks!
Works great - I'm running Home Premium from the Wzor x64 ISO right now.
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