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Windows 7: Is it possible to upgrade 7232 x64 to x64 RTM ?


21 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You will only get a "watermark" if you try to activate it illegally.
OK what about expiration?


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21 Jul 2009   #12
toolbox

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
OK what about expiration?

You get 30 days to activate. As others have suggested here and other forums, wait until you get your purchased key before activate the product.
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21 Jul 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
OK what about expiration?
It will expire permanently if you (a) Dont purchase it and receive a legit key to activate it with, or, (b) attempt to bypass legal activation through nefarious means ...

Other than that, hey ... its all good!
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21 Jul 2009   #14

Peanut Butter & Jelly.
 
 
Bad Experience

FWIW, I tried (multiple times) to upgrade from 7232 (x64) to 7264 (x64) a while back and it failed. Each time it got 90% of the way through the process before Setup.exe crashed. Fortunately, the installation rolled back OK and I was able to continue using 7232 until I finally wiped it in favor of a clean install of 7600.16384. I later upgraded from that build to the RTM final, 7600.16385, and this time it went through without a hitch.

Note: I run a fairly complex software stack including SQL Server 2008 Developer, Visual Studio 2008, IIS 7 and lots of VMware VMs. This may or may not have contributed to my earlier failure with 7232, but the fact that I had a virtually identical configuration under 7600.16384, and it upgraded just fine to the next sub-build, makes me wonder if it wasn't something quirky with 7232. It was, after all, a bit of a "frankenbuild" - SoLoR assembled it from a leaked VHD which may have rendered it incapable of a smooth upgrade.

Regardless, I'd recommend a clean install of 7600.16385. Yes, it's a it of a PITA have to reinstall all of your applications. However, enough has changed between that build and these later RTM "escrow" builds that it's probably worth the hassle.

Anyway, just my $0.02 worth. Good luck!

RCK
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21 Jul 2009   #15
toolbox

 

A clean install is always better than a upgrade. But... I plan to do a clean install when the real one comes out, and I see no harm in "trying" out the latest release with a upgrade before then. If upgrade did not work, I can always roll back with my image backup.
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22 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 X64 (7600)
 
 

Hello!

I am trying to upgrade 7232 x64 to x64 RTM, the installation finishes normally, and then says that the upgrade failed and it starts restoring my settings and files...

here is the message that i get...



there is the windows 7 advisor report, everything has a checkmark...

Download win7advisor_report.mht from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

i can't get what's wrong....
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22 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You need to perform a clean installation. The 7232 is from the RC branch, and moving from RC to RTM requires a clean install.
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22 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7 X64 (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
You need to perform a clean installation. The 7232 is from the RC branch, and moving from RC to RTM requires a clean install.
what about the others on this topic that had a sucessfull upgrade?

is there a microsoft documentation that says which version can be upgraded and which not or we try by trial 'n' error?
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22 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This has been answered by Jim here: The timebomb - what really happens
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KB971767
To continue using your computer, you should prepare to install the retail release version of Windows 7 or install an earlier version of Windows before the June 1, 2010 expiration date. You will be unable to upgrade from Windows 7 RC to the retail release version of Windows 7. However, you can back up or transfer your data to your next or previous operating system.
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23 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7 X64 (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
You need to perform a clean installation. The 7232 is from the RC branch, and moving from RC to RTM requires a clean install.
thanks but i did a sucessfull upgrade following this guide How to Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to RTM (Final Release) - the How-To Geek

if the upgrade fails, make sure that you got your antivirus uninstalled and you run the setup.exe with compatibility mode @ vista SP2.

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