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Windows 7: Have 7022, can I upgrade to latest?

07 Mar 2009   #1

 
Have 7022, can I upgrade to latest?

I have Windows 7 Build 7022. Is it possible/safe to upgrade to 70xx (Where xx > 22), or do I have to do a fresh install (Format driver...)?

Also, is 7048 downloadable from anywhere?

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07 Mar 2009   #2

 

Found 7048 - Just need to know if I can Upgrade, or if I need to do a full brand new install.
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07 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can upgrade but it is recommended to do a fresh install, the upgrade will take 1 - 2 hours and a fresh install will take about 20 minutes, so depending on how much you have installed sometimes a fresh install may take less time then an upgrade and that also ensures that everything will be installed without issues.

It really comes down to personal choice and I have upgraded myself and so have many others, some people have had no problems with this method and some have ended up having to do a fresh install anyway, so it's up to you.
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08 Mar 2009   #4

 

Thanks mate.

My torrent download is sitting at 0%, and only one 1 seed.
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08 Mar 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I think you will find, if you browse, that by far the largest percentage of bug finding are coming from upgrades. Builds are not really intended for upgrading and are only internal for bug hunting corrections to feedback issues.
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09 Mar 2009   #6

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
I think you will find, if you browse, that by far the largest percentage of bug finding are coming from upgrades. Builds are not really intended for upgrading and are only internal for bug hunting corrections to feedback issues.
Thanks for the info.
I have build 7048 burned on a DVD and ready to install. I am running build 7000 on my main system with no issues and was considering doing an upgrade....but..
I think I will wait for RC1 or RTM before doing a fresh install on my primary desktop.
Haven t done much tweaking on build 7000 I just don't want to take the chance of starting all over again just for a Beta release.
Thoughts and/or suggestions?
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09 Mar 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Dual Boot? I have 7048 running almost 100% in a dual boot with 7000. I would nearly consider runing 7048 in preference to Vista, as it looks from here, as my main OS!
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09 Mar 2009   #8

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Dual boot with XP and Windows 7 7000 currently
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09 Mar 2009   #9

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Fresh install is probably what I will get as a reply to this question, but I don't feel like taking a chance on having to re-install some audio drivers etc.
Best just to be happy with Windows 7 build 7000 and wait for RTM or GA?
Remember I am running a dual boot with XP SP3 and Windows 7 build 7000
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09 Mar 2009   #10

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

After running version 7048. I think it is very close to RC1 reliability/quality.
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