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Windows 7: Activated RC7100 - CAN I use WIN7 UPGRADE or not?


22 Oct 2009   #1

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Activated RC7100 - CAN I use WIN7 UPGRADE or not?

I have read I can use Windows 7 Home Prem Upgrade to UPGRADE my RC7100.
I have read I can't use Windows 7 Home Prem Upgrade to UPGRADE my RC7100 and that I have to have RC7600 but I thought was a RTM build?

I am confused. Do I buy an UPGRADE or a RETAIL???

I'd really like one simple answer PLEASE to one simple question...CAN I BUY and use an UPGRADE H/Prem Windows 7 to do an inplace UPGRADE of a legally downloaded and activated RC7100? I take it if YES, I have to put in the ISO disc I originally burned as "proof" of originally installed OS?

Rgds
Rod


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22 Oct 2009   #2

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Did you receive a simple answer?

Hi.. I have the exact same question, but I can't tell if you got an answer ? I seem to recall MS stated that when 7100 comes to an end in March 2010 or before that date, we could use an upgrade purchase of Win 7. That seems only fair to us for all the ......
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
Hi.. I have the exact same question, but I can't tell if you got an answer ? I seem to recall MS stated that when 7100 comes to an end in March 2010 or before that date, we could use an upgrade purchase of Win 7. That seems only fair to us for all the ......
As far as I know you CAN upgrade from RC to Retail (as long as its like Home Premium to Home Premium, Ultimate to Ultimate, etc).

To your last comment though, why would it be fair for MS to allow you to upgrade from RC to Retail without the need of an activated Retail OS (XP/Vista)?
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22 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

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

Remember to use Windows 7 imaging backup to save an image of your finished installation so that reinstall will never be necessary, since the RC can only be used as the qualifying activated system for Upgrade reinstalls until its expiration June 10.
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22 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Still not a simple answer or is it?

It was confirmed today it's March 2010, now it's June. I've come to the conclusion a senior to a junior don't really know .
This whole thing should be sold to Parker Bros. and they could add to the Millions MS is making keeping the players confused.
After 15 years playing the MS games, I've leaving the ship and joining the MAC fellows. I really couldn't handle all the updates from uncle MS for the next 7 years. There coming starting within hours. God Bless...
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22 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

MS games are better than Apple games.

PC's have better priced hardware, and cheater software. If you want to be simple, go Apple.

Good luck Wilfj.
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22 Oct 2009   #7

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
Hi.. I have the exact same question, but I can't tell if you got an answer ? I seem to recall MS stated that when 7100 comes to an end in March 2010 or before that date, we could use an upgrade purchase of Win 7. That seems only fair to us for all the ......
As far as I know you CAN upgrade from RC to Retail (as long as its like Home Premium to Home Premium, Ultimate to Ultimate, etc).

To your last comment though, why would it be fair for MS to allow you to upgrade from RC to Retail without the need of an activated Retail OS (XP/Vista)?
It's been a long day, so I won't go there but you must be played out as well to ask if i have an activated..... Please say good night "good night"
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22 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
It was confirmed today it's March 2010, now it's June. I've come to the conclusion a senior to a junior don't really know .
This whole thing should be sold to Parker Bros. and they could add to the Millions MS is making keeping the players confused.
After 15 years playing the MS games, I've leaving the ship and joining the MAC fellows. I really couldn't handle all the updates from uncle MS for the next 7 years. There coming starting within hours. God Bless...
When Mr. Jobs permits me to legitimately install the MacOS on a homebuilt PC, I'll join you.

Or not.

To coin a phrase, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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22 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
It was confirmed today it's March 2010, now it's June. I've come to the conclusion a senior to a junior don't really know .
This whole thing should be sold to Parker Bros. and they could add to the Millions MS is making keeping the players confused.
After 15 years playing the MS games, I've leaving the ship and joining the MAC fellows. I really couldn't handle all the updates from uncle MS for the next 7 years. There coming starting within hours. God Bless...
The official quote that I read is that nag popups start appearing in March and everythings stops in June.
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22 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just in case, you CAN use the RC as a qualified OS to be able to use an upgrade version of Windows 7. The RC must be installed at the time and you will have to do a custom install, which remembers you had the OS installed and then does a clean install.

You will not be asked for any DVD or prior keys during the install process. The prior OS must be installed and activated for the Upgrade DVD version to work.
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