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Windows 7: Can't do an Upgrade Install - Different Language


18 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't do an Upgrade Install - Different Language

Hi there,
I'd like to do an upgrade install of Windows 7 Beta. Unfortunately, my current OS (Vista Ultimate 64) is in Italian, thus I cannot upgrade. I even tried to install the English language pack and I made sure to set the language in English. The problem is I cannot uninstall the Italian language as Windows tells me that it's the system language.

Is there any way to make Windows think that English is the default language of my computer? I really don't want to make a clean install.

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18 Jan 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Use another hard drive or partition.
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18 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Use another hard drive or partition.
But this way I have to reinstall all the programs, tell iTunes to move the library...
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18 Jan 2009   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhystic1 View Post
But this way I have to reinstall all the programs, tell iTunes to move the library...
I'm using dual boot with Vista ultimate x64. No problems.
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18 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought about that, but I don't want to dual boot, it's useless for me. I just want to upgrade to Windows 7.
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18 Jan 2009   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhystic1 View Post
I thought about that, but I don't want to dual boot, it's useless for me. I just want to upgrade to Windows 7.
Windows 7 is only a BETA version. I would not advise you to use it as your main operating system until the final release comes out!
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18 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fortunately I have 6 computers in my house and I backed up my computer. Also if something goes wrong I can easily rollback to Vista 64. My father, a Linux user, installed the beta on his laptop and he said that is great. I'd really like to be able to upgrade.
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18 Jan 2009   #8

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhystic1 View Post
Fortunately I have 6 computers in my house and I backed up my computer. Also if something goes wrong I can easily rollback to Vista 64. My father, a Linux user, installed the beta on his laptop and he said that is great. I'd really like to be able to upgrade.
OK then, why don't you take/backup the data you need and then format the PC you want to use. You can then do a clean install.
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18 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
OK then, why don't you take/backup the data you need and then format the PC you want to use. You can then do a clean install.
Because then I'd have to reinstall everything and since I recently formatted my PC I don't want to do it again
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18 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Just bite the bullet and do it, because the upgrade option just isn't available for you and even if it was, it still isn't a good idea as you will most likely have incompatibility issues with various programs.
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