Quote: Originally Posted by chicobill
Is there going to be a way to buy. register & permanelty activate windows 7 Release Candidate in April without a clean install ?
If I have to reinstall the darn thing over then I am going back to XP or Linux
The Windows 7 upgrade isn't supposed to permit an upgrade-in-place over the RC.
I have read that it's possible to hack the installer to permit an upgrade-in-place. It's basically the same hack as MS published to upgrade-in-place from the public beta (build 7000) to the RC (7100). A little Googling yielded: How To Upgrade Windows 7 RC To RTM
I'd strongly recommend a clean install, though, even in preference to an officially supported upgrade.