Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino
Haven't you people read that you should NEVER do an upgrade? This is getting beyond ridiculous.
There are times when upgrade install are NOT recommended but doing an upgrade install is not the end of the world my friend.
Upgrading was buggy back in the early XP days and that's when all this "Don't Upgrade" stuff started, but the process is well refined now and many...many of us have had exactly Zero problems with upgrade installs. Basically all an upgrade will do is rewrite the system files and registry (if needed) and change some resources and dynamic links, all which are backed up in case of a problem.
I've upgrade installed on Vista and three builds of Windows 7 and while the Vista upgrade was not without an odd issue, the Windows 7 build upgrades have been problem free, so let's not perpetuate this old statement anymore.
We test these things in beta builds, that's what it's used for by those of us who actually use it for more than a Free OS, and the upgrade process in Windows 7 has so far been very reliable.