|30 Oct 2009||#1|
Actual Release versus RTM version
Can anyone tell me authoritively whether or not there any SIGNIFICANT differences between the RTM verson and the final 'across the counter' release version?
I have a copy of the RTM version (6.1 Build 7600) that I obtained some months ago, which is actually working perfectly well, although I get some 'nag' screens occasionally that don't really bother me.
Is there a meaningful benefit for me paying out $150 or so to get an 'official' copy, is my first question?
Secondly; can I do an UPDATE of my RTM version to the final (legal) version or do I have to do a clean install?
This is the thing that I want to avoid; you all know the agony of reinstalling all your applications AGAIN that is involved!
Thanks in anticipation
Merlin (South Australia)
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|30 Oct 2009||#3|
The RTM and the retail release are one and the same. No differences, zero, nada, etc. The nag screens are probably asking you to activate your version of windows with a legal purchased key. If you fail to do so, your RTM (same as retail) installation will stop working or go into a reduced functionality mode, eventually. So the answer is you don't have to reinstall anything but you have to get a legal key if you want to legally activate your copy of windows 7.
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