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Windows 7: Windows 7 Upgrade Guide: All Your Questions Answered


11 Jul 2009   #11

windows 7 rc1
 
 
Will the full version of Win 7 do an upgrade over RC1?

I suspect this is a bit of a noob question, so forgive me. I have a very good build now with RC1, and if I say so myself, I have been very much pleasantly suprised by both its stability and performance. Took me a _lotta_ hours to get everything installed and tweaked... all of which I did because my install of Vista had gotten to the point where it was really unusable. So I would greatly prefer to not have to re-install from scratch when the final version is available... ( having to reinstall all my apps is pretty nearly just as much work as doing a clean install.)

Thanks in advance!

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11 Jul 2009   #12

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuhannibal View Post
I suspect this is a bit of a noob question, so forgive me. I have a very good build now with RC1, and if I say so myself, I have been very much pleasantly suprised by both its stability and performance. Took me a _lotta_ hours to get everything installed and tweaked... all of which I did because my install of Vista had gotten to the point where it was really unusable. So I would greatly prefer to not have to re-install from scratch when the final version is available... ( having to reinstall all my apps is pretty nearly just as much work as doing a clean install.)

Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately if your RC version is ultimate (and most are) you will have to upgrade to ultimate to avoid having to reinstall all your apps.
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11 Jul 2009   #13

windows 7 rc1
 
 

Thanks - I can work with that (having to go with Ultimate.) But if I buy the release version of ultimate it will upgrade my RC1 install, instead of requiring a clean install or moving all my apps/data to windows.old?

Thanks for the quick reply!
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11 Jul 2009   #14

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuhannibal View Post
Thanks - I can work with that (having to go with Ultimate.) But if I buy the release version of ultimate it will upgrade my RC1 install, instead of requiring a clean install or moving all my apps/data to windows.old?

Thanks for the quick reply!
Yes it will not require a clean install or moving apps/data from window.old if you select the repair install option.
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12 Jul 2009   #15

windows 7 rc1
 
 

Thanks!!!
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16 Jul 2009   #16

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Is preorder deal still available? Can I now preorder upgrade from 7264? Fresh install is ok as well...
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16 Jul 2009   #17

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Is preorder deal still available? Can I now preorder upgrade from 7264? Fresh install is ok as well...
U.S, Canada, and Japan pre-order sale is over UK, France and Germany started july 15 to august 9. If you are running ultimate you can only upgrade to ultimate which is not part of the sale, in addition windows 7 E and N versions must be clean installed.
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16 Jul 2009   #18

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
U.S, Canada, and Japan pre-order sale is over UK, France and Germany started july 15 to august 9. If you are running ultimate you can only upgrade to ultimate which is not part of the sale, in addition windows 7 E and N versions must be clean installed.
Buy, download Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade from Microsoft Store

Isn't it part? Confused.

I have a few questions:
1. If I buy these upgrades pre-order versions (or any Windows 7 Upgrade version, which is cheaper) I will be able to upgrade from the the Win 7 RC? If so (and this is part of the next question problem), if I need to format and clean install it, will the Upgrade suffice? If so wouldn't that be a loophole that would make everyone buy the upgrade?

2. Imagine the boxed versions are out and I buy a Windows 7 Upgrade box and install it over previous Windows XP ou Vista. What will happen when I need to format my HD? Will I have to install the previous version (XP or Vista) first and then upgrade to 7? Will I only need to have a valid Win XP or Vista key to be able to make a clean install of the Windows 7 Upgrade? What about
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16 Jul 2009   #19

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
Buy, download Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade from Microsoft Store

Isn't it part? Confused.

I have a few questions:
1. If I buy these upgrades pre-order versions (or any Windows 7 Upgrade version, which is cheaper) I will be able to upgrade from the the Win 7 RC? If so (and this is part of the next question problem), if I need to format and clean install it, will the Upgrade suffice? If so wouldn't that be a loophole that would make everyone buy the upgrade?

2. Imagine the boxed versions are out and I buy a Windows 7 Upgrade box and install it over previous Windows XP ou Vista. What will happen when I need to format my HD? Will I have to install the previous version (XP or Vista) first and then upgrade to 7? Will I only need to have a valid Win XP or Vista key to be able to make a clean install of the Windows 7 Upgrade? What about
Yes for U.S, Canada, and Japan the sale is over you can still pre-order but it will not be the cheap sale price.

1.see my previous posts in this thread. And yes the loop hole was present in vista and should be in windows 7, but until we have the discs to test nothing is certain.

2.Again can't know for certain until we have the disc to test.
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08 Aug 2009   #20

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

did anyone at all realize that:
1-the windows 7 upgrade charthas a starter 64 bit edition that doesn't exist?
2-Foot note says the windows 2k is not upgradable but microsoft says it is.
3-the chart seemed to made the the intent to confuse some users?
I made a post on this--
Windows 7 Upgrade Chart
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