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Windows 7: What are my risks?

07 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
What are my risks?

I have been using Windows 7 since the beta first came out with very minor problem and am now using it as my only OS on my machine. I have a 2nd partition in which I have all my documents, programs and so on. I also have a full C copy on an external HD run by Norton Ghost.

Now when the trial ends and MS has not come out with a RC or retail product of 7 and I have to reinstall Vista on the C drive will I have a problem. I can't imagine this happening but with MS one never knows.

Call me paranoid!

I really like Windows 7!


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07 Mar 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi nchank,

You shouldn't have any problem reinstalling Vista.

Clean reinstall on to the partition you currently have 7 on , taking care not to format your 2nd (data) partition.

If you allowed 7 to create it's own 200mb system partition, delete that during the installation of Vista.

I am sure you don't need this link - somebody else reading this might

Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

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07 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thank you. This what I assumed I would do. I just hope not to have to do that, just update Windows 7.
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07 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview

Hi nchank,

From what I have been told it may not be possible to "upgrade" to the Retail package from the Beta or RC builds. A fresh install will be required in order to clean out the debug code in the pre-release copies. I may be wrong on this and I'm sure further details will be given nearer the release date but just wanted to let you know
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07 Mar 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

Hey Nigel

That's the most likely scenario I would think. There's just too much extra code in Beta's that they surely don't want transferred to the public release and I can't see a beta being upgraded to a full RC or RTM version. At least that's the way it's been for all the other beta's we've tested.
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07 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview

Thanks for the confirmation Dave, It's the only sensible way really, and this thing will fly when the debug code's gone , not that it's a slouch now
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07 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7

I am planning on a clean install under any circumstances.
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