First, I am NOT part of the "install from scratch" crowd. I have a LOT of application software and development tools and it takes me literally DAYS to install, configure and tweak my development machine. Config
- Lenovo ThinkPad W500 w/500GB Seagate Momentus drives internally and in bay caddy, space is not a problem. What I have
- Dual boot Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 OEM on 396GB primary, active system partition with Windows 7 RC (build 7100) on 70GB boot/page file/crash dump/primary partition with AppData under Windows 7 pointing to Libraries/My Documents data back on the Vista partition. I have media for the Vista Ultimate. What I've bought
- Windows 7 Pro Upgrade. What I want to do
- In place upgrade of either Vista or Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 Pro x64 and NOT re-install my applications.
Can it be done? I know my first problem is for both OS's I'm downgrading from Ultimate to Pro, but I really don't have the time, desire or inclination to spend 2-3 days heads down re-installing all my software.
Ideally I would like to keep the dual boot (I've had Windows 7 RC flake out one me once and it was painful) and do the in-place upgrade on the Windows 7 RC partition. I'm thinking the cversion.ini trick on the Windows 7 partition may work, but if it has to be the Vista partition so be it.
Any advice appreciated in advance.