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Windows 7: Any Suggestions


23 Oct 2009   #1

win 7
 
 
Any Suggestions

Being bored on a 3 week business trip to a crappy location.....I pre ordered win 7 (upgrade) for delivery to my hotel and it arrived today. However, I failed to bring the installaion XP disk with me for confirming win seven will be an upgrade. Is there a work around or I'm I just screwed until I get home in 3 weeks?

Any suggestions?


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23 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Smooth,

XP doesn't qualify for a in-place upgrade anyway. You can still do either a Custom Install or Clean install without the XP disc.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Oct 2009   #3

win 7
 
 

Thanks for the information Brink, can I upgrade the beta version (build 7137) until I get home to do a clean install. Even though I'm using the beta version on a sprat partition from my main operating system I will be able to still use all my applications on the beta version. I know this was poor planning on my part.
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I do not believe you will be able to upgrade a beta build to the retail Upgrade Windows 7 version. Only a clean install instead.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

win 7
 
 

ya, figures that, very poor planning on my part. I'm on a last minute business trip, unfortunately its a 3 week trip. If I would have had a bit more notice I would have packed everything (application Cd's) with me.

I have nothing to loose....I might try upgrading the beta version just see what happens.
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24 Oct 2009   #6

win 7
 
 

Here is an idea, is there anyway to save my program files from the beta version and then import them into the new version.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Smooth,

Sorry, but programs will always have to be reinstalled afterwards unless you do a inplace upgrade install.
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