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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 premium over Windows 7 RC?

19 Oct 2009   #1
brother

Windows 7 premium
 
 
Install Windows 7 premium over Windows 7 RC?

Hi, Is it OK to clean install Windows 7 Premium over Windows 7 RC?
Will the Windows 7 RC build 7100 leave anything behind?


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19 Oct 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is the Win7 Premium an upgrade? Because MS announced recently that you can use the RC to upgrade. But after upgrade you need to make a backup image using the great new Win7 Backup imaging app. so that you will never have to reinstall, because if you do then you'll need to reinstall XP/Vista to reinstall the upgrade after the RC expires.

An upgrade can be installed to another primary formatted partition or even another primary formatted hard drive, but the upgraded OS is then defunct according to the license agreement except to do a reinstall of the upgrade.

I am going to do my Upgrades to a second hard drive, then remove the XP/Vista/RC hard drive I upgraded from and plug the second drive into it's cable (set to boot). I'll have to run startup repair on the remaining Upgrade HDD, but I'll have a formatted clean install.

If you are asking whether you can install retail Win7 Premium over the RC, to get the cleanest install you should boot from the disk and do a custom install using Advanced tools to delete and then create a partition which you then format.
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19 Oct 2009   #3
brother

Windows 7 premium
 
 
Backup?

Hi, Has the Premium edition of Window 7 got this backup facility? or just the RC version?
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19 Oct 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Yeah, after finding it to be the best new feature of Windows 7, I was real glad to see it is included in Premium too.
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19 Oct 2009   #5
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brother View Post
Hi, Is it OK to clean install Windows 7 Premium over Windows 7 RC?
Will the Windows 7 RC build 7100 leave anything behind?
'Clean install will remove everything!
Please backup your data.

Cheers
LP
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19 Oct 2009   #6
Iomegaman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

As long as your data is backed up before hand, you can perform a clean installation even with an upgrade copy of Windows. This is by far my prefered option!
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