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Windows 7: using RC - ?? about which version I can install

16 Dec 2009   #1
edicus

vista home premium
 
 
using RC - ?? about which version I can install

The RC is Ultimate 32bit. Am I limited to which Windows 7 I can install? I found a listing on eBay for the Home Premium 64 bit and it says "This upgrade is for machines running 64 bit versions of Vista ONLY".

Is this true? According to the chart Official Windows 7 upgrade chart is ridiculous -- Engadget I can go from Ultimate 32 to Home Premium 64.

Thanks!


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16 Dec 2009   #2
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

To go from 32bit to 64bit, you have to do a clean install. It is doable with the upgrade disk though.
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16 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
The RC is Ultimate 32bit. Am I limited to which Windows 7 I can install? I found a listing on eBay for the Home Premium 64 bit and it says "This upgrade is for machines running 64 bit versions of Vista ONLY".

Is this true? According to the chart Official Windows 7 upgrade chart is ridiculous -- Engadget I can go from Ultimate 32 to Home Premium 64.

Thanks!
That sounds like an OEM version, because it only speaks of x64, not both x32 & x64. If that be the case, I would recommend getting a regular upgrade. The OEM is a disposable OS, because it can only be installed on one machine, and may still become unusable if you ever change certain components.
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16 Dec 2009   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You can't upgrade from RC to a retail version without doing some things so the installer will allow it. It is not a supported upgrade path.

I would strongly recommend that you save any data you want to keep then do a clean install (with format). Doing that will allow you to go from RC1 32bit to and version of Win 7, 32 or 64 bit.

I went from RC1 32 bit to Pro 64 bit. Had a few minor problems but it's now working very well.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

+1. Back up your files, gather your installers, boot from the DVD, use Advanced drive tools to format first.

The DVD will see the RC and allow use of Upgrade. You need to have XP/Vista on hand to qualify, tho.
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