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Windows 7: Would I have to re-install Win7 on late October?

12 Sep 2009   #1

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Would I have to re-install Win7 on late October?

Hey everyone.
I have to either install WinXP (again) on my PC or make a fresh install of the RC or RTM version of Windows 7... what would you suggest?
The thing is, that once the final version is out there... would I have re-install the whole thing over again?, or would there be like a purchased activation option from Microsoft?

Any comments are appreciated!
L.

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12 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

Hi lando, welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately you will need to re-install Windows 7 as the RC will expire & can't be upgraded but, I would highly recommend a clean install anyway

You can never go rong with a fresh new install of a fresh new OS. If you have XP you can't upgrade so will need to clean install anyway.
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12 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lando View Post
Hey everyone.
I have to either install WinXP (again) on my PC or make a fresh install of the RC or RTM version of Windows 7... what would you suggest?
The thing is, that once the final version is out there... would I have re-install the whole thing over again?, or would there be like a purchased activation option from Microsoft?

Any comments are appreciated!
L.
If I were you I would install the RTM (which is an ultimate version) and when you purchase your legit copy of ultimate all you would have to do is to put in your key.

Ken
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12 Sep 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi lando and welcome to sevenforums,

the rc (no longer available for download unfortunately) will still be okay for a few months after october - i forget right now if it's march, or june 2010
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12 Sep 2009   #5

 
 

MM, it's March 2010
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12 Sep 2009   #6

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi lando, welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately you will need to re-install Windows 7 as the RC will expire & can't be upgraded but, I would highly recommend a clean install anyway

You can never go rong with a fresh new install of a fresh new OS. If you have XP you can't upgrade so will need to clean install anyway.
I guess you are right... It just bothers me to make a backup of all my files and go over the installation over again. I am gonna install the RTM and then make a fresh, new, clean install in a couple of months.
I guess it is something we cannot avoid doing...
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