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Windows 7: Upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 6801


07 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 
Upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 6801

Just a success story I wanted to post here, anyone who thinks to upgrade instead of a clean install (I don't know, I was quite reluctant...) , it all works fine!

Applications were checked for compatibility, the compatibility report showed what is NOT going to work after the upgrade, (and so it didn't) and except that , all drivers/software worked fine afterwards.Ofcourse you can install the updated drivers from Windows Update in Windows 7 afterwards.

Only thing, after the first compatibility check, it asked my Vista to be restarted in order to be able to proceed. I thought it was going to loop-asking that, but on the next restart, I was able to proceed with the upgrade.

A few incompatible software I noticed:

Daemon Tools:
Windows 7 found out the Virtual SCSI controller installed by Daemon tools (SPTD.SYS I think) was incompatible and reported it might not work properly. Indeed upon the first boot, errors came out about Daemon Tools, and I had to remove its startup entries manually from the registry.
However, it's not quite needed, cause to my surprise , when you right click an ISO file, Windows 7 gives you the option to Load this as a virtual drive!

Antivir Personal Edition:
Blocks write access to many folders/blocks IE file downloads!

Compatible/verified software:

Photoshop CS3
Office 2003 (duh)
Firefox 3
Flashget 1.96
Auslogics Registry Defrag
F.E.A.R. Combat
VMWare 6
Winrar
Avast Free antivirus



Regards,

Limneos


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07 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

Yes. I was VERY well impressed with 7 being able to mount images. I really hope that feature makes it to the final version.

I have a long list of stuff to still install:

K-Lite CCP including Media Player Classic
Microsoft Office 2007 (Hopefully Office Ultimate if I can find it)
Convert X to DVD, I will play around with Windows DVD Maker a bit more though
LimeWire Pro
iTunes
(also I have to check compatibility with Home Server 2008, since I will be setting up a spare machine with it)
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08 Dec 2008   #3

windows 7 RTM
 
 

antivirus kaspersky 8 worked like a charm power iso worked like a charm 2.
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13 Dec 2008   #4

Windows 7 Build 7057 x64/7068 x86
 
 

hmm, windows 7 have an integrated virtual drive to mount for ISO?

is there any screenshots? cuz i dont see anything that lets me mount, on the context menu.

im using build 6956 btw.
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16 Dec 2008   #5

 

Same - I never saw an integrated ISO mounter without installing one myself....

Also, a new version of DT has just been released...but it still uses the same 1.56 version of SPTD so that is probably not going to make a difference....
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29 Jan 2009   #6

windows 7 (formerly windows vista home premium)
 
 
photoshop CS3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Just a success story I wanted to post here, anyone who thinks to upgrade instead of a clean install (I don't know, I was quite reluctant...) , it all works fine!

Compatible/verified software:

Photoshop CS3
Office 2003 (duh)
Firefox 3
Flashget 1.96
Auslogics Registry Defrag
F.E.A.R. Combat
VMWare 6
Winrar
Avast Free antivirus



Regards,

Limneos

when i try to open an image or a PSD file in Photoshop CS3 it crashes the program. any thoughts?
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