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Windows 7: Will you be able to upgrade to final once it comes out?

30 Aug 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Will you be able to upgrade to final once it comes out?

Will you be able to upgrade from the evaluation version to final once it's released? Or will you have to reinstall fresh?

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30 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You can upgrade from the RC version to the RTM version. Some folks say it is not recommended, but I did it and it worked just great, perfectly actually, for me.

The method is explained by MS here: Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience
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30 Aug 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

RTM? I have 7 from about 3 months ago. That's RC, correct?
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30 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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RTM? I have 7 from about 3 months ago. That's RC, correct?
Might be the beta. What is the build number?

~Lordbob
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30 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike3667 View Post
RTM? I have 7 from about 3 months ago. That's RC, correct?
Probably is the RC, but like LordBob said, what's the build number.

If it's 7000, it's Beta.
If it's 7100, it's RC.
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30 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike3667 View Post
Will you be able to upgrade from the evaluation version to final once it's released? Or will you have to reinstall fresh?
Microsoft recommends clean and most of us do too. You could have any version from 7000 (beta) to 7100, 7260, 7264,7600. So its hard too say upgrading from what to what.

Ken
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30 Aug 2009   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have 7100
I have MSDN, that means I can get 7600.. Right?
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30 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike3667 View Post
I have 7100
I have MSDN, that means I can get 7600.. Right?
The RC then. I believe you can upgrade from it. Worst case you can't, then you can follow my tutorial on how to restore from the Windows.old folder:
Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

And yes, if it is available for a DL there, then you can use it.

~Lordbob
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30 Aug 2009   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might want to use Windows Easy Transfer to back up settings & programs, before you upgrade or clean install.


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30 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

As I said before, upgrade install is not only possible, it works GREAT. So if you don't want to go through the whole clean install and all that that involves, feel free to give the upgrade install a try. Worst case, it doesn't work out well for you and you have to clean install, which is what others are advising you to do anyway, so you have nothing to lose by trying it and seeing if it works out for you as well as it did for me. GL however you go.
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