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Windows 7: When the W7 RTM is out..


19 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 
When the W7 RTM is out..

will a clean install be required, a) to upgrade from RC and b) to upgrade Vista?

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19 Jun 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollo911 View Post
will a clean install be required, a) to upgrade from RC and b) to upgrade Vista?
Until released it is rather upin the air.
but you should be able to:
1. clean install
2. upgrade from Vista.
PS: The upgrade Version is much cheaper, and you can also CLEAN install with it...
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19 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Can you do a clean install of the upgrade version if you have XP? Or do you need to have a Vista key?
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20 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jim,

Sorry, but the only upgrade paths for Windows 7 is:
  • Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Hmm... what about buying a Vista upgrade and then a 7 upgrade? That might be cheaper than buying 7 outright.
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20 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happinessiseasy View Post
Hmm... what about buying a Vista upgrade and then a 7 upgrade? That might be cheaper than buying 7 outright.
With all the problems upgrade cause, it would be worth the few bucks to have a retail copy of 7. Even if you plan to do clean installs with the upgrades. A new retail copy of 7 would be well worth the prevented headaches.
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20 Jun 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happinessiseasy View Post
Can you do a clean install of the upgrade version if you have XP? Or do you need to have a Vista key?
YES and NO. You can CLEAN install Vista from any UPGRADE Disk with out a KEY, it gives you FULL Function for 27 days, then notice to UPGRADE with KEY. You use the same DISK (per instructions MS page 4 manual) to upgrade and this time use the Provided KEY.

to make things faster. when installed turnoff the upgrades. then manually go to MS site, DL and install SP2. Now your 100% ready to use your Windows 7 UPGRADE Disk to Upgrade.
Currently I have upgraded every version of Official and Leaked Versions of Windows 7 over my Original Vista Ultimate -Clean install.
Yes, Im on Windows 7 7260 x86 Ultimate. Plz note Signature copy of Vista "Upgrade Version Ultimate" dual disk x86 and x64 and Windows 7 7260 activated.


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20 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
With all the problems upgrade cause, it would be worth the few bucks to have a retail copy of 7. Even if you plan to do clean installs with the upgrades. A new retail copy of 7 would be well worth the prevented headaches.
But if you did a clean install, there wouldn't be any upgrade headaches..

I think $179 ($129 + $49) would be a decently cheaper price for Windows 7 HP. But I dunno what the GA price for the full version will be.
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20 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
YES and NO. You can CLEAN install Vista from any UPGRADE Disk with out a KEY, it gives you FULL Function for 27 days, then notice to UPGRADE with KEY. You use the same DISK (per instructions MS page 4 manual) to upgrade and this time use the Provided KEY.

to make things faster. when installed turnoff the upgrades. then manually go to MS site, DL and install SP2. Now your 100% ready to use your Windows 7 UPGRADE Disk to Upgrade.
Currently I have upgraded every version of Official and Leaked Versions of Windows 7 over my Original Vista Ultimate -Clean install.
Yes, Im on Windows 7 7260 x86 Ultimate. Plz note Signature copy of Vista "Upgrade Version Ultimate" dual disk x86 and x64 and Windows 7 7260 activated.
Maybe they'll keep that glitch in the 7 Upgrade version and I won't have to go through Vista at all.
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22 Jun 2009   #10

windows 7 rc 64 bit
 
 

still not to sure about 7
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