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Windows 7: Is the windows 7 upgrade pricing avaliable for RC users

01 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Is the windows 7 upgrade pricing avaliable for RC users

I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?

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01 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
Upgrade vs clean

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Conspiracy3 View Post
I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?
Yes, but you need to do some editing of the cversion.ini file and have a RC key. there are several threads here at SF that have explained how. You should do a search for upgrade vs clean.

Hope this helps

Ken
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05 Oct 2009   #3
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Are you saying the RC can be upgraded using the $50 pre-order Windows 7 Premium Upgrade?

If so, this is the first I've heard of it. Sure, you can upgrade RC to RTM using cversion.ini edit, but how would the paid upgrade version verify XP/Vista license to proceed?

This would be a lot easier than putting XP or Vista back on in order to upgrade. Can anyone provide a link or confirm it is possible. And how would we know for sure now?
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05 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Windows 7 Upgrade Editions Will Require an Activated Copy for Verification Each Time its Installed

Windows 7 Upgrade Editions Will Require an Activated Copy for Verification Each Time its Installed | Maximum PC

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A few days ago we released our Windows 7 upgrade guide with the hopes of answering all your burning questions regarding the inexpensive upgrade editions that so many of us have pre-ordered. One of the questions that we couldn’t answer at the time however, was how Windows 7 would handle the verification process to ensure that you were eligible to update. In Windows XP upgrade editions, you simply needed to insert an older install disk. Vista upped the ante considerably by requiring you to have a previous version installed (no activation required). Windows 7 on the other hand, will now require an activated previous version to be installed and not even the workaround found in the Vista version will be permitted.
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06 Oct 2009   #5

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you saying the RC can be upgraded using the $50 pre-order Windows 7 Premium Upgrade?

If so, this is the first I've heard of it. Sure, you can upgrade RC to RTM using cversion.ini edit, but how would the paid upgrade version verify XP/Vista license to proceed?

This would be a lot easier than putting XP or Vista back on in order to upgrade. Can anyone provide a link or confirm it is possible. And how would we know for sure now?
Supposedly the upgrades just seek a prior genuine version of Windows (and MS indicated at one point that includes the activated RC).

Such a check would look for (1) Minimum build -- formally XP, but it sounds like 2000 works as well, and (2) genuine status.

Anything other than a Vista build and it makes you fresh install.

The RC can't be re-activated forever if you install to a blank drive in the future, but it should work for now. MS supposedly isn't making people go back and fresh install Vista or XP to use the upgrade discs if they took their chances with the RC.

"...this week the company also confirmed that those of you who have been using Windows 7 RC will also be able to upgrade to Windows 7 final using the upgrade discs."

"If you are running the Windows 7 Release Candidate, and you have activated it, you will not need to reinstall an older version of Windows before using a Windows 7 upgrade disk."

Links:

Windows 7 RC users will be able to install Windows 7 Upgrade discs

A major Windows 7 upgrade question gets an answer | TechBlog | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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06 Oct 2009   #6

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you saying the RC can be upgraded using the $50 pre-order Windows 7 Premium Upgrade?

If so, this is the first I've heard of it. Sure, you can upgrade RC to RTM using cversion.ini edit, but how would the paid upgrade version verify XP/Vista license to proceed?

This would be a lot easier than putting XP or Vista back on in order to upgrade. Can anyone provide a link or confirm it is possible. And how would we know for sure now?
Supposedly the upgrades just seek a prior genuine version of Windows (and MS indicated at one point that includes the activated RC).

Such a check would look for (1) Minimum build -- formally XP, but it sounds like 2000 works as well, and (2) genuine status.

Anything other than a Vista build and it makes you fresh install.

The RC can't be re-activated forever if you install to a blank drive in the future, but it should work for now. MS supposedly isn't making people go back and fresh install Vista or XP to use the upgrade discs if they took their chances with the RC.
That's good info to know.

Has this been out since July, date of the posts in the links?

Haven't seen or heard this before now

Thanks
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