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Windows 7: How do I upgrade from 7000?

28 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 
How do I upgrade from 7000?

Hi

I installed Win 7 x64 on a new computer, on the last day the beta of 7000 was available. I have Windows Updates turned on, so I thought I'd be notified of beta updates, but I just checked, and I'm still on 7000.

How/where do I download updates?

And can I install them over 7000? I assume so, since I've found messages detailing which drivers needed updating after installing 7048 etc., but I do want to be sure.

This is my first post to the forum - apologies if I've asked a question that's in the archive. I did search, but didn't come up with anything. Are there FAQs anywhere?

Thanks

Mary

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28 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You have to download the newer build from torrent sites, Microsoft has not released any new ones yet and they wont until May when they release the official RC1, you can upgrade to the newest build but some people have had problems doing this so it would be best to do a clean install. Another good thing about the latest build is that it wont expire until next year.
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28 Mar 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums, Mary. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Gary
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28 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

Thanks, Mr Grim and Gary. I'll download from a torrent.

I hope to enjoy my stay. I've been lurking for ages and got lots of useful stuff.

Mary
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28 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

If you don't want to burn it to a disk, download 7-Zip (despite the name, and what you're trying to do, it has nothing to do with Windows 7), and then extract the ISO to a folder on your desktop. Then when it's all done extracting, open the folder, and hit setup.exe, and this will start up the upgrade process. It will usually take longer, but i think it's worth saving a disk for something else....like bootlegging Full Albums off of mininova... I mean... i didn't say anything...
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31 Mar 2009   #6

Dual Boot Vista 64 and Win 7 Build 7000
 
 
Linkage

How do you know if the link is good...meaning not a hack or anything...
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31 Mar 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ricg2008 View Post
How do you know if the link is good...meaning not a hack or anything...
Many of the downloads in sites like [small]nova will have comments from people who have downloaded already. 1 hint is, the more comments present, the more you'll find out about the download.
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31 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Check for the Torrent reputation and suspect if download speed is extremely high for your connection.

My two cents.
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