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Windows 7: converting evaluation version to full?

17 Feb 2010   #11

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

+1 on that Barman58

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17 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


Quite a few users here have had a lot of joy using the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard, to migrate data and program settings between Operating systems.

You would still require to re-install programs but AFAIK it would also allow you to go for a lower SKU than ultimate which the upgrade route would require
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17 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adri View Post
I'm not wanting to rip off MS. I just want a reasonably stress free upgrade from the RC.
Microsoft said at square 1 that there was no upgrade other than a clean install. You weren't mislead in any just assumed that you would be able to do something that they clearly said that you could not.

For reference:
It's time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate
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17 Feb 2010   #14

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Well I don't usually do things the ordinary way. So yes I upgraded my RC Ultimate to the RTM Ultimate from my Technet subscription back in Sept. I used the Windows Easy Transfer to save a 183gb file to a 1tb seconday HD just in case. My RC versions had been working with very few problems, so I said I would try the upgrade first. It worked for me on this computer & several others I have.

The only thing I had to do was edit the cversion.ini file in the sources folder on the install DVD & then reburn the DVD or make a bootable USB Flash install.


All my programs worked & all my files & settings upgraded with no problems.

But I had the WET file if it did not.

Hope maybe this info helps you in your decision.

" Doc "
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17 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

What you want CAN be done, but is not recommended. You can review the article on how at this link:
How to Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to RTM (Final Release) - the How-To Geek

Good luck. And you will probably later do a clean install as recommended.

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