|22 Jun 2009||#1|
Proper way to upgrade? Fresh install or live?
I just got Windows 7 7232 x64 VHD to iso. I'm currently running 7201 x64 and wondering the best practices for a seamless upgrade?
is it best to fresh install (my preference) but since this is a beta not sure if its worth it.
If I go with an inline upgrade whats the best way to make sure drivers and installed apps are not "hosed" or cause problems?
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|22 Jun 2009||#3|
An upgrade installation should work without issues if you haven't done anything to the original install (I tested this from Vista to Win7 beta).
Then I tried to upgrade a Vista installation to the Win7 beta - and was I ever sorry!
So, in short, the upgrade isn't a good way to preserve your older stuff. I suspect that this is because your apps weren't designed with the upgrade process in mind. Also, any small quirks that may be present in the old OS, may end up being a major deal in the new OS
FWIW - I upgraded the wife's computer from XP to Vista a couple of years ago with the F.A.S.T. tool. We still have issues with the cursor flashing a CD loading icon once a second.
Go with a fresh install every time - it's not worth the pain of an upgrade that has issues.
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