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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 purchased releas properly?

04 Sep 2009   #1

Vista Ultimate 64bit
How to install Windows 7 purchased releas properly?

Windows 7 RC1 7100 64bit / Vista Ultimate 64bit

I did a clean installation of RC1 7100 months ago on my empty H: drive, runs flawlessly. I dual boot with Vista which is on my C: drive, hardly ever go there :-)

To install the purchased version in October, I assume I can;

1) Replace the old C: drive with a new empty drive.

2) Start up by booting on the Windows 7 DVD, and the process will format the new drive, install Windows 7, and name the drive 'C:'

Am I correct? Advice on doing this transition properly will be much appreciated!

I'd like to dual boot RC1 and the released version for a short period of time to use the RC1 installation as a resource to be sure I've reinstalled everything I wanted. Is this possible? - Thanks for your help, IM

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04 Sep 2009   #2

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2

It should work the same as before. If the RC installed without a hitch...the Full Release shouldnt be any different.
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04 Sep 2009   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)


Are you going to purchase win7 x64 ultimate ? & not a lesser version ?
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04 Sep 2009   #4

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Doc - I preordered windows 7 Professional - IM

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04 Sep 2009   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I have not done a Windows easy Transfer to a lesser version yet. So I am not sure if it will transfer your settings, files, programs, etc to the Prof. version, but it may be worth a shot with a brand new C: hard drive.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

It has worked several times for me on several different computers 32 bit & 64 bit

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04 Sep 2009   #6

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Doc - Do you think I can dual boot RC1 and the purchased version? Easy Transfer sounds very cool. I wasn't looking forward to the adventure of reinstalling everything (er maybe I was :-) RC1 ran so well that I migrated to it withing a week, never a problem . . . Thanks again, IM
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